eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Anthony Amend

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BOT450, Spring 2014
BOT450, Spring 2014
BOT105, Fall 2013
BOT105, Fall 2013
BOT105, Fall 2013
BOT105, Fall 2013
BOT105, Fall 2013
BOT612, Fall 2013
BOT699, Fall 2013
BOT105, Fall 2012

Anthony Amend: BOT450, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 450 - Natural Hist of Hawn Islands Crn (Section): 84010 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.39 18 0.5 Freq(%) 11 (61%) 7 (39%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
6. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
7. What changes would you make in the discussion sections?
The discussion sections went well in my opinion, i dont see any changes being needed. =)
None. They were very enjoyable, especially outdoor field discussions.
No changes in the discussion session needs to be changed. The presentation from different people each class is entertaining
Better activities
As far as the writing intensive sessions go, the assignments are pretty unorganized. I only got like one returned back the whole semester. And as far as the assignments for the final project, I got almost no feedback. Outline was never returned back, so wasn't sure if I was doing anything right.
Readings for class are very excessive for a single class; they are basically impossible to finish. I like learning from specialists in each specific field and think the way the course is set up (with different speakers each class)is beneficial for learning the most about a specific topic.
Less videos, the interactive activites were more enjoyable and educational
They are pretty good as they are. I like them.
I enjoyed the discussions but they mainly consisted of watching videos more than discussing things
The movies were old and very unentertaining. They had good information but the videos were very dry in narration and footage. This was a big downer when the time could be used to talk about some truly interesting topics or even the topics that video explained but in a better and more stimulating way.
With more activities, the students would be less likely to leave halfway through the class as they do if we are just watching a film. Also, I would change it so that the students that turn their assignments in on time get more of an incentive than people who did not.
None. The discussion sections were very engaging and helpful.
none
8. How can the laboratory be improved?
Moving the class to the sakamaki room was very appreciated. Being in that type of a setting rather then a desk and chair (classroom) setting was much better as we were able to interact with our peers and actually hold discussions rather than looking at each others backs.
Possibly returning graded work to the students so that they knew what their grades looked like in class.
The organization of submitting homework online needs to be improved.
Better system with watching movies
Get rid of the super old videos. I know they have cool footage, but most of the time we can't even see it because the video quality is so bad. There has to be more current videos that have some of the same footage, and it would be better for everyone if these were used. Maybe provide more structure to the environmental assessment periods, so that people are actually forced to participate and learn from them, instead of just standing around doing nothing.
N/a
There is no lab.
It was fine
Make it more interactive and fun.
I would add more involved activities that spark the interest of the students.
There was a laboratory for this course?
none
9. Other comments:
Fun course!
Also, when I emailed with questions about the assignments, I never heard back. Giving me no extra help.
Advertise this class for non-majors more than for biology/zoology/botany majors, as the content is kind of over-simplified for students in science. Most science majors have already learned about many of the topics presented. It is a good class, but a little simple for a 400 level ZOOL/BOT course.
N/a
Dr. Amend is an excellent instructor and I have really enjoyed learning from him.
The exams are hard since the people preparing the lectures are different from whoever makes the exams so it makes it hard to study for what is going to be on the exams/ what is important to take away from lecture.
Very fun class. Anthony Amend is a very approachable and helpful educator.

Anthony Amend: BOT450, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 450 - Natural Hist of Hawn Islands Crn (Section): 89431 (003)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.4 30 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 9 (30%) 17 (57%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.37 30 0.49 Freq(%) 19 (63%) 11 (37%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 30 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (37%) 17 (57%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 30 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 12 (40%) 16 (53%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 30 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 14 (47%) 14 (47%)
6. Other comments:
Nicest professor ever!
This class was not what I expected. There was no real study guide and the one provided was just a list of questions made by the TA. The exam didn't really cover the quizzes that we took. There NEEDS to be a study guide for this class because there is too much material to cover and I wanted to do well in this class. Animals, plants, and land is too broad of a subjects to not give us something specific to study for. Telling us "oh study everything," seriously? This class was really a race for my grade and I did not learn anything. I just wanted a good grade. I would never recommend this class to anyone. Dr. Hunter did not help at all, but Anthony was at least helpful.
Awesome course!! I would recommend it to all of my friends.
I enjoyed the brief introduction into all the different areas of natural history
very good informative class with a diverse array of topics that easily attract the students attention. highly recommended
This was an awesome class learned a lot there is just so many wonderful people that get cut short cause lecture is very short. Ps. I need to own the Mushroom book for Hawaii!!
He seemed like he knew what he was doing.
I thought this course was interesting in the fact that there were different people guest lecturing nearly every lecture. However, due to this diversity of lecturers, it is difficult to pinpoint what is required for exams as each lecturer has a different way of presenting the various topics.
I wish they curved.
This course could use a little more structure on what is expected to be known on the exams. Simply saying all the readings, lectures and quizzes is a stupendous amount of information and not really a strict expectation.
Both Dr. Hunter and Dr. Amend were well versed in their knowledge and the speakers that came to speak in class were very interesting and well chosen. I really enjoyed this class, and I liked the format and wide variety of information that was presented to uss
Anthony Amend was awesome. KNowledgeable, understanding, and flexable.
I like the way Dr. Amend presents information, he speaks clearly and concisely. Also, he's very helpful with answering questions/responding to emails in a timely manner. Great class!
Very nice Professor who is always willing to help you.
The class was a very good opportunity to learn about a plethora of things about the Hawaiian Islands. But it was also a lot of information to take in within a short period of time, and the tests were accumulative, which resulted in a incredibly hard test to study for. The amount of readings required for the lectures seemed astounding to me, more than any other class. But overall the classes were interesting, and I've learned a lot.
I really enjoy this class and his teaching.

Anthony Amend: BOT105, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 74048 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.31 13 0.95 Freq(%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
13. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
14. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
16. What changes would you make in the lectures?
None.I found lectures intriguing because professor Amend is well spoken,genuinely eager to lecture,always on time and well prepared for class.
Less I-clicking; other than that, the lectures were well done.
There's nothing I could come up with to change anything, I can't really complain about anything in this course.
The lectures are perfect, and do more than an adequate job in covering the topics from the course readings. The only change i would recommend would be to go a little more in depth with the slides. Often times there will be a slide displaying a single picture accompanied by an in-depth 5-10 minute discussion of topics related to the picture, however for those who missed class that day, or are studying for the final, these slides are close to useless. It would be more helpful if all slides at least had a brief breakdown of the topics they relate to for future reference. However, most of the slides, as well as the review of key points at the end of each lecture are excellent for studying.
The lectures are good and keep me awake. It would be nice if some pictures on the powerpoint had a label or description because sometimes when I'm looking at picture I'm not listening to what is being said about it, so I dont have a good understanding about it. If the pictures had a description with them I would have an easier time understanding them.
Make them a bit more engaging, either use the I-Clickers more or not at all, encourage more discussion.
NONE
Make them a little bit more interesting and exciting, hands on.
None
Nothing. Anthony is a great speaker and explains the material in a way that is straight forward and easy to understand while keeping it interesting and entertaining. Very impressed.
more interesting. Have us participate more besides eclicker
17. Other comments:
Labs are always exciting but I wish labs were longer because time feels so crammed,especially for those of us with ten minutes between classes.
Anthony's a really great and approachable guy, and he's a very capable teacher with enthusiasm for what he's teaching. He makes himself available during and after class to discuss, and even encourages discussion between students. I really love that.
I've thoroughly enjoyed this class. Professor Amend is clearly extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. He does an extremely effective job of teaching the material in a manner that is concise, engaging, and funny. There hasn't been a single lecture that has bored me. The guest speakers have all been fantastic, and do an excellent job of highlighting various aspects of ethnobotanical practices. The labs are all informative, and some were quite engaging and enjoyable, however many of them were fairly dry and boring. There were also a few points in lab where it was obvious that the TA knew very little about the subject beyond the basic facts outlined in their notes. Frequently at the beginning of class Professor Amend would nervously/jokingly comment on the declining attendance, or the lack of questions, apparently worried that they reflect on his abilities as a teacher. No one ever had questions because he did a masterful job of covering the topic in the previous lecture, and made sure to present both sides of most arguments in a fairly non-biased way. In my opinion the lack of questions is merely a reflection of the excellent job he did at teaching the subject. Declining attendance is to be expected and likely has little to do with how entertaining and engaging his teaching style is. As the semester dragged on my attendance declined in all of my classes, and I think its a fair bet to say that a similar story is true for many students. This was my favorite class this semester, largely because of Professor Amend's passionate, inclusive, and engaging teaching style.
The lab is GREAT. Learned A LOT
all in all the class was very good. my only complaints would be that between the i-clicker, and Bishop Museum, as well as the two required texts, it was a little bit expensive. Maybe in the future either don't have i-clickers or use them more. also if it would be possible to work out some deal with Bishop Museum where the class buys bulk tickets at a discount, which the students can than buy.
I really enjoyed our labs, they gave a first hand perspective of the material we were learning in class.
Very interesting and non stressful. Looked forward to going to this class
The lab portion of the course was very informative and fun, and I will be recommending it to fellow students who are always jealous when I tell them what I get to work on in class.

Anthony Amend: BOT105, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 76897 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
13. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
14. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
16. What changes would you make in the lectures?
Since the class size was relatively small I think it was unnecessary to buy an iclicker for the class discussions/questions. I was comfortable with just raising my hand. Although I really enjoyed going to the Bishop Museum for one of our assignments I wish we could have gotten a discount for it. Also, since there might be students who may not have enough time for some of the out of class assignments, I think it would be nice to have an alternative assignment.
nothing
Nothing! Love the lectures and guest speakers.
17. Other comments:
Great class. I enjoyed the guest speakers that came to our class and I learned a lot from the lab as well.
I really appreciated having the opportunity to hear and learn from a variety of guest speakers as well as from our TAs and professor about their experiences in the field. With this I feel I now have a broader as well as richer understanding of how a degree in ethnobotany can be utilized. I think it is a great way to capture students' attention and open their worlds up to all the possibilities that go along with pursuing a degree in ethnobotany or botany.
no other comments

Anthony Amend: BOT105, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 76898 (003)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. What changes would you make in the lectures?
Anthony is a good professor who shows his love for the topic with enthusiasm in his lectures. Seeing that this is only the second class he's taught I really applaud him with how he handles the class. The lectures were interesting and easy to follow. The only thing I can mention to improve them would be to allow for a little more time to go over the last couple slides (the overview) but that's not too necessary since if you were paying attention during the presentation you would have known all the summary points.
17. Other comments:
Anthony is very approachable and engages the students very well. I would love to have him as a professor in a future class.

Anthony Amend: BOT105, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 76899 (004)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.88 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
13. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
14. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
16. What changes would you make in the lectures?
No changes. Class was informal and taught well.
I thoroughly enjoyed lectures. They were interesting and never felt long I also enjoyed our guest speakers.
The diverse variety and complexity of subjects within introductory ethnobotany create the need for more in depth conversation and questions during class, but 50 minutes isn't sufficient for discussion or deep exploration. I would increase the lecture time, as there were often times when the instructor didn't even have the time to complete his own lecture. 50 minutes isn't sufficient for lecture times.
Exam reminders would be awesome for those of us who work full time and attend school full time
75 minute lectures instead of 50 minutes Replace iclicker with short assignments turned in at the start of class to indicate attendance. The short assignments could be a reflection/commentary on content covered in lecture or readings, or areas students want to further investigate. Altogether students would have a portfolio with 32 entries to represent each class/lecture or the readings by the end of the semester. This would help students retain information and also eliminate the cost of the iclicker. The iclicker was an expensive tool that was under utilized and not really effective anyway for helping students learn, engage with the material or internalize content. Have students prepare questions and concerns about the lecture content in advance and submit via laulima so that the instructor can address student interests related to the particular topics. Have students post introductions at the beginning of the semester on laulima so that students and the instructor can see student interests, academic background, career aspirations and common ground. Also use laulima as a forum for students to post interesting resources and notify each other of events or opportunities on campus (like UROP or SOFT). Many students in this course seemed to already have an interest in this field and a concern for environmental issues. The lectures always addressed the social and environmental implications related to each of the lecture topics, however I think the course could go further in asking students to think about changes societies need to make. Personally, I think students need to be challenged and guided through a process of identifying ways they can make personal changes and participate in change at the community, state or national level. Taking courses at a university is not about getting a grade and getting a "job". It should serve to help individuals become engaged and responsible citizens of this planet.
17. Other comments:
I loved this class. Both of our text books are wonderful, and our projects made learning especially fun and I feel like I gained some good experience. Anthony Amend is knowledgable and approachable, which made for a comfortable learning environment. I definitely recommend his class.
Great Professor, very friendly and enthusiastic! Would recommend his course to anyone.
Labs were interesting and fun, but a bit under developed. I would encourage for the TA's to be more intellectually prepared and composed and while maintaining the level of fun and excitement present in experiential learning, and increase the standards and expectations of the students while in lab.
As a Sociology major, I found this class extremely insightful in offering explanations and analyses of social phenomena. Having now spent 13+3+5 years of my life in formal education settings, I am really alarmed at how under emphasized the natural environment has been in my liberal arts education. To me, it reflects how detached western society has become from the natural processes which shape and sustain our lives. It is alarming to me how many students, including myself, lack the knowledge or efficacy to engage with the environment the way human communities have for millennia. ----- The instructor brought in several guest speakers/professors from UH or from the ethnobotany field, and this was an excellent way to showcase the community of individuals in this field. I will now be taking a course with one of the guest professors that relates to my honors thesis, which I would have otherwise not known about.

Anthony Amend: BOT105, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 76901 (006)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
1.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
13. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
14. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
16. What changes would you make in the lectures?
I felt that lectures were fine. It was interesting and easy to sit through to learn new material. I enjoyed the guest speakers which were a real treat.
I feel that the lectures should be more based on what the exam is going to be on.
Better projector system. Randomly turned off,once in a while delaying lecture
make them more active
Nothing the lectures were extremely helpful!!!!
17. Other comments:
I enjoyed this class. I thought that Anthony was a great professor who is sincerely interested in the class and his students.
I also feel the instructor should have made a study guide or explained to the class what material is going to be on the exam.
enjoyable class, made learning fun
this class got me extremely interested in ethnobotany and I am strongly considering changing majors because of it!

Anthony Amend: BOT612, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 612 - Advanced Botanical Problems Crn (Section): 80071 (004)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.14 7 0.38 Freq(%) 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
6. Other comments:
For students without strong fungi background, it would be helpful to have one seminar, maybe even outside of normal class time, at the beginning of the semester that would go over what should be the common knowledge to a fungal biologist. For example, go over what fungi are based on morphology, taxonomy, evolution, etc. Give students enough background so that they have a grasp of what's important in fungal ecology, then when they go looking for papers to present they can find something relevant to current research.
Great Job. I felt like this course really gave me an in depth look at the state of knowledge of fungal symbioses (a lot left to learn!), and the methods used at the moment that indicate what kind of knowledge we can gain in the future. The classroom atmosphere was relaxed and supportive, and the material has been very interesting. I appreciated the Mycorrhizal primer lecture. I don't know if it would benefit the entire class as much as it would for me, but I would suggest you consider (if you haven't already) starting the class off with a lecture or two, to give the class (who had such a variety of academic backgrounds) some basis of understanding to start off with. Thanks for a great course.
I really like this course. I like talking about fungi and learning about other types of fungal research.
Even though the flexibility to submit the written assignments at any point throughout the semester seemed like a great idea at first, it might have been better to have set due dates for each.
Great class. It was like a journal club which are always fun. Wish it was at a different time, but that's not the biggest complaint in the world
it would have been nice, especially since this is a 2 credit seminar, if there was a class every week or every other week that would teach students terminology and basic information about fungi and certain processes/current laboratory techniques. this would help facilitate the discussion classes because some of these papers were very advanced for people who are not in the field and some basic understanding/teaching would go a long way to overall learning.

Anthony Amend: BOT699, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 699 - Directed Research Crn (Section): 78126 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Anthony Amend: BOT105, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 74363 (001)     77982 (002)     77983 (003)     77984 (004)     77985 (005)     77986 (006)     77987 (007)     77988 (008)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.43 9 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (20%) 1 (100%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%) 2 (40%) 1 (100%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (33%) 3 (60%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (100%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (100%)
13. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
14. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 3 (60%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%)
16. What changes would you make in the lectures?
N/A
TA that actually know that subject and give at least a little bit of a shit about teaching the labs
Gain more in-depth knowledge about topics rather then surface information
Maybe going over a portion of the readings during the lecture, possibly at the beginning of class.
N/A
Less PowerPoint
I loved the Chocolate presentation. It had such a good mix of information. I felt like I got a taste of what anthropologists and ethnobotanists do when I saw the map of stimulants found in central and south america. I was entertained. I learned some new information that I deemed odd and interesting, which prompted me to research on my own after class (like the interesting idea of plumeria cocoa foam) and then it also covered basic intro ethnobotany topics. I think some lectures were better than others. But overall, it was a good class. I am already interested in the subject, so I knew a lot of the material covered. I am impatient to learn more.
More based on work
Nothing really, they were pretty good as is.
N/A
The field trips! The information on one of the trips was no longer accurate and left many students confused on how to gather the data. Then there was the fees to go to the museum which was $15! Ridiculous. Other than that, it's a pretty good course.
nothing . . . very open minded
I enjoyed the occasional, short group activities that were a part of some of the lectures. I strongly recommend the "counting off" method of dividing the class, mainly because I am introverted and finding groups can be an anxiety filled scramble for social acceptance. Its better to just randomly separate the class by sequentially counting off 1 thru (however number of groups there are). I really enjoyed the ethics activity; it was very fun to talk with some classmates about hypothetical dilemmas. Awesome course overall though. Keep up the hard work!
Nothing; they were thoughtful and insightful.
None
Maybe just go a little slower sometimes through the slides. Sometimes its hard to write everything down.
Make it more fun like how we have labs and make it more "ethnobotany" like, relating it to Hawaiian plants.
Take role
nothing
I think some of the lectures could go a bit more in-depth on certain topics. But in general very interesting..I appreciated the diversity within the subject and the variety of what we learned. All of the guest lecturers were pretty awesome as well. And labs were always fun, Natalie did a great job.
No more games, felt like a waste of time.
I don't know how plausible this would be with a course this size, but if you were too add an additional lab time where there is some discussion or review on the readings, videos, etc...it would make for a more stimulating and interactive environment. There were few times that anyone cared to make a comment or have a question concerning the readings, and it might be that because there is no accountability they simply aren't reading.
find tas that know content
17. Other comments:
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Great class, I have recommended it to friends
The labs were boring, poorly structured and didn't really add to the material learned in class. It is unfortunate because usually labs are my favorite part of any class.
I didn't know what I was getting into when I signed up for this course but in the end this was my favorite course of the semester. I use the information gained from the course more frequently than expected. I see plants or foods and provide background information on them without prompting. The material was presented in an interesting way, especially the activities in the labs.
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This class was by far the most interesting and enjoyable class I had this semester. Thank you for keeping my hopes alive that there are interesting classes in college. Keep up the good job!
Awesome job with the course a bit much to take in for both mid term and final.
It's a good course, and it was awesome.
great influence on students
I'm a political science major, so ethnobotany is the perfect mixture of botany and humanities. The chapters and coursework were, dare I say, fun. My biggest complaint is that the lab was so short. My TA, Kim, worked her butt off to put together each lab and it showed. She facilitated such a pleasant environment to interact with the materials and classmates. It was almost sad to have to leave after a short hour. I'm a big fan of this class. Go ethnobotany!
Amend is amazing, TA's were good as well!
GOOD JOB(:
I fully enjoyed taking this class. Professor Amend is very knowledgeable in Ethnobotany and I learned a lot of valuable things from this class.
The lab section, field trips, and guest speakers were amazing additions to the course.