eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Michael Ross

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Michael Ross: BOT130L, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: BOT 130L - Plants in Hawaiian Environ Lab Crn (Section): 31781 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knew his material very well and really strived for our participation in the class.
Very knowledgeable in botany.
As a teacher, Mike Ross gets his students excited about what they are going to be learning and shows real life application to a lot of what we are learning in the lesson.
Professor Ross' major strength as a teacher is his ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
he connects with the class
His lesson plan and Instructional approach are prepared carefully so he can teach students effectively.
He is very enthusiastic about each and everything he teaches us. He makes it easy for us to understand what he's teaching and he encourages us to ask questions and bring in samples for the class to look at.
He is extremely knowledgeable for his major.
Being able to relay the topic and information required for this course in a very efficient and understandable manner.
He knows all of the material and always encourages students to ask questions. Passion for Botany is the most obvious strength and it makes students want to understand the material.
He knows his stuff!
Communication
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
Better explain the terrarium project at the beginning of the course and help to remind the students throughout the semester to take care of and to check their terrariums in order to gather the necessary data.
nothing!
I don't think he needs any changes.
None
Nothing he needs to change.
N/A
Send diagrams through laulima of plant structures.
n/a
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Made sure that we understood the material and always assisted us when we needed help.
He would answer questions immediately when asked.
Mike Ross showed concern for his students by contacting them after they had missed a couple of labs so that they don't fail the course from missing too much and he worked with the students to find other options if they weren't going to be able to make it into class.
he always asked if we were okay and never made us feel like we had no help
When students have questions, he answers and explain very well and very clear until we have no more questions.
He always talked to us about our assignments. He talks to you one on one when he sees you are having trouble in an area.
Yes. He always check how much we understand his lecture.
By taking the extra time with students to make sure everything was clear and to clarify if it wasn't.
He has offered to speak with students during office hours regarding any questions on the material that may not have been understood in class. He's always fair and treats everyone equally.
He helped me through email on how to improve on my Lab reports which was kind nerve recking for me but i made it throught so thankyou.
Communication
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would, he is very helpful and always knows what he is doing.
yes definitely recommend Mr Ross. He was very organized and helpful.
I would recommend Mike Ross to students because he is a good teacher. Being enrolled in this class, you will learn a lot about botany in general and then about native Hawaiian flora.
yes! of course
Yes, because I learned many things from his class.
Yes because he makes Botany fun
Absolutely. His lecture is extremely interesting and exciting. He is well organize in class, and the materials are absolutely comprehensible.
Yes because the style of his lectures and labs make the course extremely interesting and makes you want to learn more about the subject.
Yes! He really cares about botany and connects his course to our island home. He encourages students to be active in the community and always shares information on current events that pertain the the class. If I had perhaps a different professor who may have not been so passionate, I don't know that I would have cared about the material as much as I do.
Yes, because he knows what he's talking about and doing.
Yes
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is very helpful, knowledgable, and somehow always gets the class really interested in the subject area.
Thank you for this amazing semester. It was great being in your class and I will see you around campus.
He's an awesome teacher!
He speaks very clearly so I can easy to understand the lessons.
The field work he has us do is fun and educational. You do learn a lot about this field and you learn to appreciate the environment more. After everything you find yourself remembering things you never thought you would remember because of how enthusiastic he was teaching it.
I am always able to see that he deeply loves plants and cares of environment and human being.
Thanks for having a professor who tries to get the class involved in the community.
I would suggest to other students to take his class/Lab.
18. Other comments:
happy holidays
No others comments
He is absolutely excellent teacher for his major.