eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Tricia Usagawa

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Tricia Usagawa: ZOOL142L, Spring 2011

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: ZOOL 142L - Human Anatomy/Physiol Lab II Crn (Section): 33334 (0)     33408 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 6 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (11%) 4 (33%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (33%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 5 (56%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (11%) 4 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (42%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (50%)
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  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (58%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (50%) 7 (78%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Excellent semester by a new professor...knew the subject area quite well.
Fun teacher
She is very informative of the class subject and assignments, knows her subject well and makes us feel comfortable in class. She interacts with students very well.
She's smart, approachable, and stimulating
Keeps the learning environment fun and interesting. Stays with the topic. flexible but strict at the same time. Young, able to synchronize with the students.
Knowledge, amiability, fairness, and the ability to relate to students.
tricia got the class to participate wich made it alot of fun. she kept the materials interesting and motivated the us to learn
Caring, wants all students to succeed, tries to make sure all students understand material.
related well to the students
Getting things done in a timely manner
She helped the students with the models and dissections.
she's pretty.
She explained concepts in a basic manner.
Tricia is a vibrant person. When instructor's are energized, like Tricia, we can expect a fun learning environment. This was beneficial to a lab class where participation was a must. Tricia met with each group and discussed the labs with students. Answered questions about the labs, but also provided applicable examples for each of the labs. In doing so, she helped students engage in discussion about the lab. She got students to think and discuss application.
Easy to get along with and always there to help.
She was always accessible via email or text. She also was very helpful and understanding. She truly acted as an aid to her students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
N/A
she was unable to come to class one time and we didn't know what happened to her until we gave her a call. So, improving her accountability, or informing her students if she is going to be late or won't make it to class beforehand would be great.
I only know her ways of teaching lab, and I'm not a teacher, so I think she did well. Compared to my last lab teacher, she did awesome!!!
tricia doesnt need to change anything
should lecture first and then give quizzes at end of class instead of beginning.
No comment
Give a more detailed overview of the material that will be covered that day.
Please return quizzes or graded material back.
Tricia could be better prepared for the class. As it was her first semester at KCC, I think she discovered things were not so automatic. There were several occasions when she was unclear about equipment and/or exam/quizzes. For a first time lab instructor at KCC, this is understandable. She assisted students, helped us find solutions, and answered our questions.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Offered make up labs for any sick students
She helped answer any of our questions
She would announce in the beginning of class to come and see her for any concerns, ask a certain student to see her after class, or ask if anyone has any concerns or questions.
She was always ready to help whenever we didn't understand things.
Always asks students if there are things we don't understand in the topic. She walks around from student to student (group to group) to make sure we are doing what we are supposed to do and if we need help she is always available, she might not know all the answers to our questions but she knows where to find the answers.
She emailed us and let us know what's going on before lab. We are never misinformed.
spoke to us directly about our progress
Always took time for questions, asked students if they understood everything.
through emails
Tricia showed concerned for students by allowing a day to make up labs and for helping identify parts on the models.
She helped us with the models and dissections.
She emails everyone to remind us about upcoming experiments and exams.
she reminds her students about the task for the upcoming class.
Being available to help those in need.
Tricia often spoke to students one-on-one, meaning she engaged the discussion with the students. She answered emails promptly. She talked to students to find out about lectures, students, and instructors. I think she wanted to understand and listen to student concerns.
She made sure that the information given to us was available and correct and was always available for help.
She showed conceren by always being available and responsing promptly to questions.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Definitely because she's smart and knew her subject and demonstrated care for her students...
Yes, fun teacher and more importantly: merciful.
I would recommend her to other students and inform them that she is not intimidating, makes you feel comfortable in class, very informative of the class subject, you can understand the subject very well, organized.
Yes b/c she makes sure you know the material and she teaches in a way that makes you remember things like when she taught us the ABCs for naming the different branches of the heart.
Yes, I'm always looking forward to going to class whenever it's fun learning and re-learning. When a student is having fun in his/her class, it turns out as a good memory, and it helps in retaining information.
I would recommend her to anyone doing lab because her knowledge is fresh. If you want to learn lab and have fun at the same time, she is definitely the right teacher to have.
absolutely, she is sweet, fun and she knows her stuff
Yes. She is a teacher who actually cares whether or not you learn.
yes, i think especially since this was her first semester teaching she will get much better with time. she shows much potential.
Yes, she is a understanding teacher.
I would recommend Tricia Usagawa because she assisted us with the models and dissections.
yes because she provides a good learning environment.
Tricia is energetic and young. Because of this she may be able to make connections with the students, keeping them involved with the topics. I think her personality will encourage students to enjoy studying the material for the class.
Yes. She helps her students and explains things well.
yes because she was incredibly helpful during lab.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She is a very good teacher. You need more teachers like her who actually teaches the class and interacts with her students.
I think she should teach again.
Interesting.
Tricia is just like a student when you're in her class. She doesn't personify a teacher that shows intimidation, she relates to us students and this down-to-earth personality encourages us to be more open. This helped me learn better because I felt comfortable with what I was doing.
great at her job
No comment
keep up the good work.
Great job this semester. See you around campus in the fall.
18. Other comments:
Thank you for giving me an awsome semester. I'm so thankful to have had you as my teacher. It is teachers like you that make a student feel good in class to excel.
Professor Usagawa is awesome!!!
This course did not always seem to have the best organization. Some lab's objectives were unclear/pointless.
Stay ahead of the students for the lecture in the fall. Many students will be applying to the ADN program. Because it is competitive, they will point the finger at you for a poor grade if you appear to be unprepared for the lecture. Set the bar high and keep it there. Students may complain, but the reality is, is the subject isn't hard to grasp so much as there is a lot of material to absorb in a short period of time