eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: David Haymer

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BIOL340, Spring 2014
BIOL340, Spring 2013
BIOL340, Fall 2011
BIOL275, Summer II 2011
BIOL340, Fall 2010
BIOL340, Spring 2010

David Haymer: BIOL340, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 340 - Genetics, Evolution & Society Crn (Section): 87459 (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  
3.37 19 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 6 (32%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 15 (79%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
11. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 19 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
13. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
14. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 19 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 11 (58%)
15. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
17. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 19 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
18. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Student interaction
i liked this course. only problem i had with it was the scheduled time, 3-4:15, after a long day of classes it was hard focusing in class
Towards the second half of the course, there was no longer any accompanied reading but was mostly based on the slides. This made it slightly a bit more difficult to follow along than it was in the beginning of the course.
nothing at all. he is a great well rounded professor and offers a decent challenge in his course load which causes me to think more critically and pay attention.
Dr. Haymer can continue to teach this course accordingly. I think bringing more guest speakers would enhance the topic area.
N/A
Try to incorporate, more for the students to actively participate in the lectures.
I think the assignments, although very though provoking, could have integrated the class material a little better. I also think a little more focus on genetics would be nice, but I'm not sure if that's in the focus of the class.
N/A
The workbook or chapters helped a lot to understand topics. It was was upsetting when there was no more, because every bit of information was very useful in understanding the material. Maybe finish writing some, I know it takes time, but its worth it. I loved reading the chapters!! Tests were a little hard.
19. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
20. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
21. The exams reflected the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
22. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 19 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
You can tell that Dr. Haymer truly cares about students' learning. He encourages us to become more familiar with certain medical conditions or ethical issues by having us write a paper on a topic of our choice. He's sooo nice, he even printed out a couple of articles for us to help us get started. : )
write a paper instead of taking a mc/short answer final exam. not cumulative. interesting information was learned
I really enjoyed the skills he used in simplifying the course content. Additionally, the assignments given in class were very helpful in making you apply the ideas discussed in class with your own personal beliefs and experiences.
the material is very interesting, haymer demonstrates a wonderful teaching method and very simple, clear, dense material. i felt as though haymer was very friendly and i was never intimidated to ask a question or approach him.
I liked how he structured his lectures. He was engaged with the class and asked for our feedback on topics.
The topic of genetic testing and its ethical issues involved.
Great course. Option of final paper or final test.
I really enjoyed the variety in the class and how much it covered. I enjoyed the discussion of the ethical questions and how I was equipped with the knowledge on how I could decide myself.
Overall, I like the various topics that was covered in the course and was able to look at the topics from different perspective.
It was very interesting, enjoyed the course layout and how amazingly passionate and knowledgable he is on subject, probably one of the best bio prof. at UH MANOA. Overall satisfied with this course and should be taught more often as it is an important subject in both natural and social science majors applications.
Lectures notes are really well done in understanding topics. Beginning of class the chapter or workbook he sent out for the topics was really helpful!
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 19 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
25. Other comments:
Dr. Haymer is an excellent professor who is well prepared for all lectures. He is very knowledgeable about all of the topics we covered over the semester. He encourages students to really think about ethical issues that our country is dealing with. Really nice guy with a good heart! : )
thank you for teaching me genetics this semester dr haymer
I think I would like the paper option of the course to be used as extra- credit for students who opt-in to take the exam. It may give a fair advantage to the students who actually make an effort to come to class towards the end of the semester.
Haymers methods and personality rank him high in my list of favorite biology professors.
I would recommend students in taking this class and Dr. Haymer in general. I think he should be teaching the required Biology classes as he is a good lecturer and pays attention to the student's needs.
Great class.
I liked Dr. Haymer's textbook. It was very easy to understand, the points were clear and to the point. I also liked the summary sections.
Thanks for teaching the course.
Offer study (review) sessions before exams or every two weeks to ensure students are understanding all topics. It can be a TA, we don't judge!

David Haymer: BIOL340, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 340 - Genetics, Evolution & Society Crn (Section): 89503 (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  
3.44 16 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 16 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
11. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
13. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
14. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
15. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
17. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
18. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
providing more written materials. I know he is in the process of writing the book; however, I found the chapters with written material easier to understand with the lectures.
I think it's fairly well taught.
n/a
it feels like a fast paced lecture everyday, so i'm just trying to get down info vs understanding the subject.
I didn't have any problem with the way this course was taught.
I found that the tests were not particularly challenging but at the same time, the goal is for us to know the important parts of the material and not to get hung up on details that we will likely forget a week later, so I do believe that was achieved.
Maybe a little more indication of what is important to know for the course and what is simply facts he would like to share.
Videos would be good to add variety to the lectures.
I understand that Dr. Haymer is working in writing a textbook for the class. I kind of wish it was completed (although I understand that writing takes a lot of time); the chapters that we did receive really helped to supplement anything you might've missed in lecture.
This course would be better if there was more discussion. It seems we just had a few minutes of a handful of classes where actual discussions took place for more than 2 or 3 minutes. Sometimes lectures went into a lot more detail than we were expected to know which made studying and trimming the content of lectures difficult.
19. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
20. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
21. The exams reflected the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 16 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
22. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the study guides were very helpful and went along with what was on the tests.
The course covered even the most basic concepts of Biology, allowing students to refresh their memory and understand the new concepts that are introduced.
Dr. Haymer made learning enjoyable in his lectures because he explained everything clearly and thoroughly. It was extremely easy to have interesting conversations on many topics with him in class.
power points. also his text was very easy to understand.
I liked the lectures, they were fun to listen to.
Overall the lectures are very easy to follow and keep you captivated by having you write in certain notes from the powerpoint that were not available online. Everything was very clear and I liked that he used all different forms of sharing knowledge - bullet points, graphs, images, charts, etc. I also really enjoyed the guest speakers because it reminds you what career opportunities there are in this field of study.
I really liked the GMO conversation
Dr. Haymer's explanations were clear and he often provoked interesting ethical questions.
Dr. Haymer is very passionate about the subject area, which gets the student interested in it as well. He also encourages critical thought on subject areas that you wouldn't normally think about, even the controversial ones.
I really liked the real world examples of the concepts we were learning about. The content of class was very interesting to me.
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
25. Other comments:
This course was very interesting to me as a whole, I enjoyed it.
n/a
no other comments
I like that his presentations are kept pretty short so it's not an overload of information. I also appreciated the guest speakers he invited to class: it adds variety to the class and makes a greater impact to hear their personal experiences in specific fields.
I really liked the guest speaker about dna profiling/ innnocence project. More guest speakers would make class even more interesting.

David Haymer: BIOL340, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 340 - Genetics, Evolution & Society Crn (Section): 75390 (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  
3.26 23 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 11 (48%) 9 (39%) 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 22 0.51 Freq(%) 11 (50%) 11 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (39%) 14 (61%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 10 (43%) 11 (48%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 14 (61%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (36%) 13 (59%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 1 (4%) 8 (35%) 12 (52%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 11 (48%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 11 (48%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 22 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 9 (41%) 10 (45%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 13 (57%) 9 (39%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (35%) 12 (52%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (39%) 12 (52%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 23 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 7 (30%) 9 (39%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 9 (41%) 12 (55%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 23 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (48%) 10 (43%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I have no suggestions. He did an excellent job.
I expected there to be a lot more debate and active participation in the class. Instead there were plenty of times when Dr. Haymer would say that we should just think about stuff on our own time, or asked us if anyone would like to share their opinions. It would be a more engaging class if there was some Socratic methods going on, and have people called out to give their stand points.
Narrow the focus of different topics, have an easier to understand/study powerpoint, have a better variety of readings
Lectures are a bit mundane; perhaps if he encouraged more class participation by asking specific students questions the class would be more engaging.
He made it easy to grasp concepts and understanding of this subject. I learned more in his class than I did in my previous biology classes. Great teacher!
It would be good to emphasize the important things that will probably be on the test.
He can be a bit more specific about the information on the exams for that there were details that were went over extensively in lectures but were not on the exams.
Yes, he made the course easy to learn and understand.
make it a more discussion based class rather than lecture style
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 23 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 9 (39%) 9 (39%)
19. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (43%) 11 (48%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 12 (52%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I enjoyed pretty much all aspects of the course, but it was very interesting to learn about informed consent documents and fun to write up our own informed consent documents. I also enjoyed hearing from the genetic counselors and learning about their specific field of work.
I loved the lectures concerning ethics and genetics. I liked that he opened the class up for discussion about certain issues.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about chromosomal disorders, how inheritance works, and the concepts of viruses. Very interesting and applicable to life!
Most of the biology info.
Everything was described very basically, without too many overwhelming details. It makes for a great introductory course, but I like how the material is presented so that it is easy to understand
Pace of learning material was good, didn't try to cover too much in one class
Love the fact we didnt have to buy a textbook since he used materials from his own (the one he is writing). But I mostly appreciated his ability to communicate and facilitate this subject so I can walk away with valuable information still retained.
When we had ethical discussions about certain things in genetics.
I liked the flow of the topics being discussed. They all seemed to slowly build on our understanding of genetics and ethical issues that pertained to them. I also liked that Prof. Haymer left some points out of the powerpoints, it seemed to make me more engaged and pay attention more to each slide. I also liked the option of writing the essay instead of taking a final. That is an interesting way to make a student learn more about what is taught in class on their own.
The DNA fingerprinting and forensics related information.
The fact that Dr. Haymer pointed out mostly the basics of the course and only what he wanted us to learn, nothing unnecessary.
Guest lecture
book provided by Haymer was good
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.23 22 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 8 (36%) 10 (45%)
24. Other comments:
Learning about fetal testing made me more aware of the options I have for a future pregnanacy.
Great instructor, effective communicator
Really great class. Learned a lot, professor knew what he wanted to teach and he did a good job of it. Thank you Dr. Haymer!
I cant wait to see his published textbook!
Very good teacher! I would love to take more classes taught by Prof. Haymer
Thank you for this semester.

David Haymer: BIOL275, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 275 - Cell and Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 92146 (701)    
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  
3.47 15 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 7 (47%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 14 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
This is a very good course and David Haymer is a great professor but he is covering the whole book and some of the material does noe pertain to the class. He could of cut those chapters out and focused more on the Cell and Molecular level.
The class was extremely enjoyable, but there was a lot of information covered with the amount of time given (summer session). I would have much rather had more homework assignments than quizzes since there was just way too much to absorb.
Personally, I don't feel Professor Haymer needs to improve in any of his teaching methods. The way he presented information in powerpoints was clear and concise, and he was very understanding in errors made on quizzes/exams. It's the students responsibility to absorb and grasp the information, and he's doing more than enough on his part by providing study guides, accessibility to his powerpoints, and stressing important facts to know.
I believe that is not necessary because the way he teaches is already very easy to understand and straight to the points. I know the summer time is very short, thus he may have gone over some important materials pretty fast and that is totally understandable. I really enjoy your way of teaching, Prof. Haymer. With a clear voice and appropriate volume,you have successfully delivered your lectures to the students.
Very fast paced but understandable because it is summer. Very hard to keep up.
For such a small class additional homework assignments that actually contribute to the grade percentage would have helped students.
Power points should reflect more key topics that will be tested with explanation not just listing the figure. Sample test problems or homework assignments similar to test or quiz questions should be made available for practice.
I'm sure the course is easier to handle during a regular semester.
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
19. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%) 4 (27%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The professor was very reasonable and welling to help if needed.
Lectures were awesome and informative! Also has an amusing sense of humor.
I really enjoyed learning the material, which seems to be concepts from Biology 171, but a lot more in depth. The information that he taught us was very useful to me not only for fulfilling a graduation requirement, but also for use in future courses since I am pursuing a microbiology degree, and eventually entering the health field. I was able to grasp the concepts well.
David Haymer clarified on the difficult concepts in the course and I thought it was overall a great class.
I love everything in this course! And I gotta say that the video named "The inner life of the cell" that he showed to us in the class is really cool. I mean, it actually gives me a glimpse at everything that we have been learning about the cells thus far. And I have to admit that it is the video that gives me the passion to continue on with my microbiology major path. Thanks a lot, Prof.Haymer!
Great power points as visuals, helped us understand/grasp the concepts.
Very visual.
The kindness and enthusiasm of Dr. Haymer and his availability to meet and discuss.
Ilike that the powerpoint presentations forced us to fill in the blanks and pay attention.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.13 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%)

David Haymer: BIOL340, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 340 - Genetics, Evolution & Society Crn (Section): 75852 (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  
3.53 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
stop saying "we will get to that later", "We will come back to that" you answer that to 75% of the questions..
N/A
Even though there isn't a lot of time in the semester for the amount of material covered, it would have been interesting to go more in depth in some of the topics covered.
very good teacher, knowledgable
I understand it is a biology class, but if he could take the course material a little away from specific biological terminology and focus more on the concepts that revolve around the field of genetics that are directly related to the ethics side of science
Email students back faster
At the beginning of the course we had chapter readings, but from the middle of the course to the end we no longer had readings. I think the readings would have helped emphasis what was said in class.
It would really help to have the slides before class so we can take a look at them before class and see what we will be learning about.
He can't, he is a great teacher. Every aspect of his teaching is effective and he is enthusiastic.
It would be nice to be able to go on Laulima and see our grades throughout the semester. I also would love to have a few more people speak about the content of our lectures, i got a lot out of them.
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
19. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Dr. Haymer is incredibly knowledgable and may be one of the best teachers I have ever had, he knows how to communicate and teach what he knows very very well.
The option to write a research paper in lieu of a taking a third exam.
Dr. Haymer is very understanding and easy to approach.
I enjoyed the last half of the semester most, after we finished getting a background on genetics, DNA and inheritance and could get into more of the ethical issues
Learning about various types of genetic applications
genetic
I actually liked hearing the guest speakers/lecturers as well as the homework assignments which required us to use critical thinking.
interesting examples that brought the students towards a connection to the subject matter
The lectures and powerpoints
Just the whole idea of genetics, which is why I signed up for the class.
All of it, Haymer makes it very interesting.
He had a few people present their job to the class, i really thought that he went the extra mile in doing that. Also liked the fact that he had a lot of the lecture notes printed up for us or presented to us in Laulima, but were incomplete. Made me motivated to going to class.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
24. Other comments:
N/A
thankyou professor
At points, much of the copious amounts of terminology and the depth required of us on exams seemed hidden in lectures. With so much content being presented, I was left unsure how to go about studying and preparing myself for essays and tests without overloading myself with superfluous information
Excellent course. Haymer is brilliant
It's kind of boring in the beginning of the class because a lot was repeat. I learned a lot of the early content in normal biology classes. The class room was very cold which is slightly distracting. I liked the fact that the teacher really tried to get the whole class into discussions. It didn't work all the time but he kept trying at least for the times when we did talk. I was sort of annoyed by one student who always had a comment or question everyday. I think what bothered me the most was the fact that he asked or said something very slowly.

David Haymer: BIOL340, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 340 - Genetics, Evolution & Society Crn (Section): 84015 (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  
3.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%) 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  
1.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 9 (53%) 8 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Goes rather fast, lots of material to cover which is good. Sometimes hard to copy all information from the powerpoints.
A tad monotone, but clearly a devoted scholar to the study and affects of genetics in our society.
I thought Haymer was an excellent teacher, very clear and easy to understand. I don't think he needs to make any improvements to this course.
Status quo would be fine.
The parts of the book we received were extremely helpful and written in a way that I could easily understand. Professor Haymer is currently finishing up that book, so I completely understand why we only received parts- but when that book is finished, it will be invaluable to the course!
He's a good teacher who respects other students perspectives as he is careful not to hurt anybodys views.
I thought everything was fine.
Not much. The course was excellent.
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
19. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The ethical concerns raised during class time and possibilities with genetics such as testing for diseases, mutations, and potential uses in the future like cloning for humans.
His passion through his lectures
I like how Hayer gave homework that makes you put yourself in situations that we have learned about. This gave me a better understanding of the controversies, as well as letting me know that there is a lot of ethical dilemmas with the concepts that we have learned.
I thought the professor made good use of powerpoint presentations and real world examples. I liked how he intergrated the ethical aspect of biology and genetics into the technical aspects of the field.
Overall a very interesting/relevent course.
In general I liked that the course discussed and was related to current events.
The entire course was very interesting, Professor Haymer talked about very current and interesting topics in the field of genetics. The homework assignments were very useful and helped me to understand the information better. I also liked the parts of the book we did receive. Dr. Haymer also brought in a couple guest lecturers which was really interesting and informative!
I liked all the different diverse topics we managed to cover in this class. Most of the stuff like DNA profiling and GMO I knew very little about before.
He wrote his written materials that he covers in class which makes it easy to follow what he's talking about.
The powerpoints and textbook handouts were very informative.
The final paper instead of a final exam was excellent.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
24. Other comments:
Awesome course, I learned so much, yet it is a bit scary learning about genetics, I have to admit. Dr. Haymer's course is great and I would highly recomend to anyone- majors and nonmajors.
Dr. Haymer is great. I hope you get your textbook published soon.