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?
He is extremely knowledgeable for his major.
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.
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.
Communication
Professor Ross' major strength as a teacher is his ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
Knew his material very well and really strived for our participation in the class.
His lesson plan and Instructional approach are prepared carefully so he can teach students effectively.
He knows his stuff!
Very knowledgeable in botany.
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 connects with the class
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing he needs to change.
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.
N/A
Send diagrams through laulima of plant structures.
None.
I don't think he needs any changes.
n/a
None
nothing!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Yes. He always check how much we understand his lecture.
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.
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.
Communication
Made sure that we understood the material and always assisted us when we needed help.
When students have questions, he answers and explain very well and very clear until we have no more questions.
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.
He would answer questions immediately when asked.
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.
he always asked if we were okay and never made us feel like we had no help
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely. His lecture is extremely interesting and exciting. He is well organize in class, and the materials are absolutely comprehensible.
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 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
Yes I would, he is very helpful and always knows what he is doing.
Yes, because I learned many things from his class.
Yes, because he knows what he's talking about and doing.
yes definitely recommend Mr Ross. He was very organized and helpful.
Yes because he makes Botany fun
yes! of course
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I am always able to see that he deeply loves plants and cares of environment and human being.
Thank you for this amazing semester. It was great being in your class and I will see you around campus.
Thanks for having a professor who tries to get the class involved in the community.
He is very helpful, knowledgable, and somehow always gets the class really interested in the subject area.
He speaks very clearly so I can easy to understand the lessons.
I would suggest to other students to take his class/Lab.
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.
He's an awesome teacher!
18. Other comments:
He is absolutely excellent teacher for his major.
No others comments
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