eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Pamela Scheffler

Available Survey Results

BIOL156, Spring 2014
BIOL156L, Spring 2014
SCI124, Spring 2014
SCI124LW, Spring 2014
AG175, Fall 2013
AG175L, Fall 2013
SCI124, Fall 2013
SCI124, Fall 2013
SCI124L, Fall 2013
BIOL156, Spring 2012
BIOL156L, Spring 2012
SCI124, Spring 2012
AG175, Fall 2011
AG175L, Fall 2011
SCI124, Fall 2011
SCI124L, Fall 2011
SCI20, Fall 2011
AG275, Spring 2011
AG275L, Spring 2011
SCI124, Spring 2011
SCI124L, Spring 2011
SCI97, Spring 2011
AG175, Fall 2010
AG175L, Fall 2010
SCI124, Fall 2010
SCI124L, Fall 2010
BIOL156, Spring 2010
BIOL156L, Spring 2010
BOT105, Spring 2010
SCI124, Spring 2010
SCI124L, Spring 2010
SCI20, Spring 2010
AG175, Fall 2009
AG175L, Fall 2009
SCI124, Fall 2009
SCI124L, Fall 2009
SCI20, Fall 2009
AG199V, Spring 2009
AG275, Spring 2009
AG275L, Spring 2009
BIOL156, Spring 2009
BIOL156L, Spring 2009
SCI124, Spring 2009
SCI124L, Spring 2009
AG175, Fall 2008
AG175L, Fall 2008
GEOG197, Fall 2008
SCI124, Fall 2008
SCI124L, Fall 2008
AG275, Spring 2008
AG275L, Spring 2008
BIOL156, Spring 2008
BIOL156L, Spring 2008
SCI124, Spring 2008
SCI124L, Spring 2008
AG175, Fall 2007
AG175L, Fall 2007
GEOG197, Fall 2007
SCI124, Fall 2007
SCI124L, Fall 2007

Pamela Scheffler: BIOL156, Spring 2014

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 156 - Nat Hist of Hawaiian Isles Crn (Section): 16253 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.71 7 1.7 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.86 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.86 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The plants collection was very helpful to understand various kinds of plants on the island. It encouraged me to walk around and study a lot.
Did not really understand half of the stuff she taught.
I learn all about the different plant species and animal species as well. I can now go around and name some of the plant species in the puna area where I live. I plan to learn more so I can gain more knowledge and wisdom in the plant species area.
the field trips were hands on learning that extended way beyond simple plant classification and analysis. I have stood on the top of the world, more attached to heaven than earth, and descended into the arms of the volcano, definitely going the other way. i have felt the awe and trauma of the people past surge through me and around me. i have felt the wobbles in the time/space continuum where time is standing still and civilization just a varnish on top of an unprepared surface.
The field trips! to observe and admire the big island
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I think it is very good the way it is.
the weekly quizzes were a nightmare. the latin names plus other information was simply too much on a weekly basis. i would have preferred more grouping of related spices and why. The overload has resulted in my knowing nothing, i even took the liberty of deciding not to bother even trying to learn the latin names, only the actual name (e.g.. Koa), and the aceae family it belonged to, along with its location and classification (endemic etc.). i still failed miserably. there is simply nothing to connect the actual plant with the pencil drawing and unpronounceable latin.
Stop leanient grading and field reports should be a free write because of all the individual's detail, giving what he/she can remember.
15. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
16. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
17. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
18. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
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%)
19. Other comments:
This class was the best one in this semester for me. Many other students who took the same class recommended me to take this. Now I understand why they say the same. I am sure to recommend this class to the other students. The classmates were very nice and we all miss this class.
I like going on field trips and enjoyed going to Pohakuloa cabins up Mauna Kea. It was a fun and enjoyed experience.

Pamela Scheffler: BIOL156L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 156L - Nat Hist Hawn Isle Lab Crn (Section): 16254 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The field trip were very nice and we could study a lot. The field trip reports were very difficult, but they were very unique and enjoyable.
I like to learn more of the plant species around the island.
please see my comments for biol 156. this is not two courses. it is one. it needs to be classified as one.
lol
the one plant research that's in our plant book that we made ourselves
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I think it is the best the way it is!
please see my comments for biol 156. this is not two courses. it is one. it needs to be classified as one.
lol
Stop leanient grading on field reports and free write for field reports, describing the best of our memory
15. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
16. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
17. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
18. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
19. Other comments:
I could go to many interesting places by the effort of Dr. Scheffler. The class mates are all very good friends now and looking forward to seeing on campus in the next semester. I would like to say thank you to Dr. Scheffler and classmates for the warm support for me to continue studying here. I will never forget this enjoyable class.
please see my comments for biol 156. this is not two courses. it is one. it needs to be classified as one.
smh

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124 - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 16272 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 15 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved everything about this class. The class lectures were always helpful because all students would interact and share there opinion following up with factual data by Mela. Home work and quiz's were easy to understand yet challenging us to pay attention and take valuable notes.
I liked the media project that propelled us to search in news articles about our topic of choice. That lesson really shows us that all that we are talking about in class is happening all around us.
The power point project
I enjoyed all of her projects, assignments and activities, especially the ECO-POT LUCK. She also had many extra credit assignments like Choose to Reuse grocery bags, attending film documentaries and guest speakers. Also, individual and group presentations and the media folder assignment. She also offered extra credit for attending Service Learning Projects throughout the semester which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I cannot stand group projects so I'm grateful we were given only one and knew about it from the beginning of the semester.
Mr. Scheffler is a wonderful teacher. Very knowledgeable about environmental information.
Dr. Scheffler used a lot of kinds of class materials and we did not have chance to be bored!
I liked the hands on experiences with projects and assignments that was given throughout the course.
Pamela was an amazing teacher!! She is so knowledgeable and had amazing stories to tell which related to what we were learning which helped me to remember the material we were covering in class. She is so happy and bubbly. Best personality ever!! I recommend everyone who's looking to take a science to sign up for her class. We get to go on a few excursions as well, which is very fun!! Want a fun learning experience? Take this class!! :)
the presentations and group projects were a very good learning experienc.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Please UH and HawCC keep this wonderful professor as long as you can!!!!!:)
N/A
none
No.
I think you have a lot to offer so I would have liked more slide accompanied lectures
The time of the class should be a little longer. I wanted to study more from the instructor.
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
16. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
17. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
18. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%)
19. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
20. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
21. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
22. The writing assignments helped me develop abilities to solve problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
23. The types of writing we did were relevant to the field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
24. Other comments:
Favorite class!
N/A
I think you are a very brilliant teacher and I admire your passion when you teach.
Pamela is a fine teacher. I enjoyed being in her class. She is an exceptional instructor. I would not hesitate to sign up for any of her Science classes in the future. She has made me realize the urgency of our planet's global warming and how we need to lower our carbon footprint on our earth before it is too late, because we are nearing the the tipping point of no return.
You were my favorite instructor this semester. You are genuine and care about your field. It was very motivating
The course was really interesting and I enjoyed it very much. My rusty brain might be a little polished. The atmosphere of the class was always enjoyable because of the very vivid and smart instructor. Thank you very much.

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124LW, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124LW - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 16868 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
All the field trips and labs we did were a very good learning experience.
Field trips
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Visit more interesting places and talk with more professionals within the conservation field of work.
too much field trip reports! lab reports, give us examples of past acceptable work before going all leanient on how we do our reports
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
16. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
20. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
21. Other comments:
I learned a lot from this course, it was very enjoyable.

Pamela Scheffler: AG175, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 175 - Agroforestry Crn (Section): 15015 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved having the chance to learn about the subject matter that I am truly interested in. Anytime we would learn about something and then have a focused discussion about it - thats what helped us create understanding and connections with each other.
The course was very insightful throughout the whole semester. I loved every aspect of the course.
The ability to get out in the field and observe working Agroforestry systems was extremely helpful in conveying the information presented in lectures and through the textbook.
Field trips were very educational and interesting.
I could study very well about the basic of Agroforestry thru the variety of hands out, movies and so on.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Organized chaos. Continue going with the flow of the class and opportunities, while directing that flow.
N/A
15. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes.
Yes, Pamela has contributed a vast amount of knowledge and I will enjoy taking her class next semester
The understanding of the intricate workings of Agroforestry systems has contributed to my application of the principles taught.
Yes,she has. I could expand my knowledge.
16. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
17. Other comments:
I wish I could take this class again! Being that this is an area that I am very interested in, I would be able to take this class every semester. There is so much to learn, and so little time to learn it all.
N/A
My knowledge about Agroforestry was very low level at the beginning, but she was very patient and tried to teach me more and more.I am very much satisfied with this class. In addition, her personality is very attractive and I look forward to going to class every Monday.

Pamela Scheffler: AG175L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 175L - Agroforestry Lab Crn (Section): 15017 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
field trips were very educational and interesting
The ability to use the skills taught in the classroom in a real world environment were very useful.
I liked to have anything hands on, learning through experience while from the books.
I loved every aspect of this course.
I could go to various kind of farms and I really enjoyed the field trips. Dr. Scheffler chose each different type of places for our study. I wrote the field trip reports each time, and her comments and evaluation about them are very appropriate. I could study more from her comments each time.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I would have loved to be able to get my hands dirty and help co-create some sort of agroforestry system with the team program. To have a plot of land somewhere that TEAM could collectively create a working system that can prove the concept, documented over time to show how things have changed from the beginning.
N/A
15. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
16. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
17. Other comments:
N/A
The atmosphere of the class was always very nice because of Dr. scheffler's personality and I could enjoy the class very much. I would like to study more from her while I am in HCC.

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124 - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 15310 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 10 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 10 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 10 1.62 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved going out into Hilo and seeing what was going on where we live.
Really fun field trips and very knowledgable people.
I enjoyed the discussions during class
I liked the variety of people and activities we did in class. We learned a general amount of knowledge about specific things that affect the environment, which means I was interested because many topics were covered evenly. Also, because the topics jumped each week (because many factors environmental change/sciences), I wasn't bored getting deep into just one thing.
Learning the science behind climate change. I liked group projects.
I liked the quizes that we would randomly have in class like a pop quiz. And i also loved the way that Mela would have us get into groups and do all kinds of activities together as a class.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I did not enjoy that Mela was often late but I understand why she was late which made it not so bad.
no
Schedule online tests on Laulima for after you go over the material in class. Explain projects in more detail. Let students know when deadlines are. Be more consistent with when online tests will be and when they are due.
The markers need to be better. The projects need to have more organization in groups. Maybe in the last 10 minutes of class, the groups get together and work on the project too. A lot of groups don't meet outside of class.
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
16. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 10 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
17. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
18. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 10 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
19. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 10 1.42 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%)
20. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 10 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%)
21. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
22. Other comments:
I am very glad that I took this course and believe I made a new friend with this teacher, which is more important than an A grade.
Thanks for a wonderful class Mela
Professor needs to be more clear about what she expects from her students.

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124 - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 15932 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This course is my favorite ! Dr. Scheffler was great with her lectures and projects were fun!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
none
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
16. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
17. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
18. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
20. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
21. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
22. Other comments:
I really enjoyed this class. Great teacher.
Ms. Scheffler is really nice and helpful. I really appreciate it.

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124L - Intro Environ Sci Lab Crn (Section): 15311 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 8 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 8 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved the way that she taught and made everything fun and interesting for us to learn. She is a very great teacher and I would love to take another course that she teaches!
I liked the locations she brought us to while conducting our labs.
I really enjoyed the lab reports actually. They were both interesting and fun to do while still being challenging.
I liked learning information I did not know previous to these labs.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
She is perfect! No improvement needed!
Be more clear about when to do write ups and lab reports and when they will be due.
I know I am not the only one who was a little disappointed not to be back on lower campus before class was supposed to let out. Luckily I wasn't one of the students that needed to go to another class after the lab.
Funner field trips! The tree plots were not very fun and I didn't feel they were relevant enough to make a trip out of.
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
16. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
17. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%)
18. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
19. Assignments make students think.
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%)
20. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
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%)
21. Other comments:
Try not to go over the time specified for class.
Thanks Mela.

Pamela Scheffler: BIOL156, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 156 - Nat Hist of Hawaiian Isles Crn (Section): 16065 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 0 (0%) 13 (81%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 16 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Instructor is very accommodating and flexible. Gives the student a chance to bring up a grade by rewriting papers, etc. The lab was an excellent way to observe what we're learning.
Hands on instruction and class excursions.
Learning outside and writing trip reports with hypothetical experiments was interesting. The material assigned to us in our text books is very helpful and fundamental knowledge of the forestry degree.
I liked the plant press project a lot because it really helped me remember the plants.
The activities were well thought out and very unique opportunities to visit amazing locales with amazing people. The projects were well spaced out and very achievable...and over-achievable. The assignments were fair and challenging.
the learning experience in this class was hard but good. i learned so much from mela. learning on how to name a plant by its common name and scientific name was hard for me in the beginning but now i can do it with no problem. awesome class and professor.
fields trips lots of knowledge
I liked everything. I enjoyed spending most of class outside studying plants and animals in thier environment.
I liked the species collection. I also liked learning about the natural history of Hawaii.
This class was very good. professor schefler is a awesome biology teacher. so much knowlege and experience to share with us.the field trips help more than people think.
Feild work
I really enjoyed the trips. I really liked it only because it was hands on and i learned a lot from them..
I enjoyed the entire course, it was great! After living here for nearly 26 years I feel I am finally getting informed of my environment here on the Big Island. Projects were challenging but very much needed. The reading material was very educational. I liked the field trips the most and Mela's positve and informative personality.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A.
The only thing I would change is that more time should be spent on the collecting and preparing of specimens. But this may just be a personal interest of mine and not a means to the SLO's of the course.
just more time to learn the lessons and to really enjoy it.
no room for improvement
Maybe work out the trip schedual better. But a great class
It would be helpful to have a sample trip report from the beginning so we know what to expect.
more time for feild trips.
Better syllabus, one that don't change so much...more consistent.
I think that the tests should be a little different such as memorizing the genus and families and nautral history. Dont get me wrong it was a great class and I enjoyed it but memorizing 5 plants and 3 things about it was sort of difficult.
Being that not everyone taking this class is going into Forestry, etc. to have us know the Scientific names of 5 plants each week was not an effective way of teaching. All it did was force memorization and the moment the test was done, it was all forgotten. Maybe requiring one or two plants but more natural history would be better. Get the school to fix the buses! Field trips were great but if we weren't in the front of the group, many important facts that were said was missed.
No not at all.
15. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
16. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
17. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
18. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
19. Other comments:
Had a wonderful semester learning! thank you!
Great instructor, graet class.
I learned a lot from this class because of all the field trips.
Pamela was very good at giving our lectures and kinda tailoring them to our class and out situation. I enjoyed the myriad way she found to sneak tidbits of knowledge in whenever she could. Very enjoyable class. I even had a boyish crush on Mela. ;)
this course was awesome and i would not have changed anything about it. my professor is the bomb.
great class
Mela is a great adventurous teacher who gives you information and hands on experience on the subject. Loved it.
a very great class and a great teacher.
I was so frightened about this class and I am so happy I stuck with it and got through it, I learned so much and really enjoyed and looked forward to it every week.

Pamela Scheffler: BIOL156L, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 156L - Nat Hist Hawn Isle Lab Crn (Section): 16066 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.53 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Awesome excursions to really cool places.
All materials and excursions.
liked the field trips,interaction and hands on learning enviroment, very informative
The activities were well thought out and very unique opportunities to visit amazing locales with amazing people. The projects were well spaced out and very achievable...and over-achievable. The assignments were fair and challenging.
everything!
I liked everything.
I got experience a lot of things that for me was very adventurous. My classmates were fun and a helpful, happy bunch. The different sites were very educational and hands on. This course was an experience I will never forget.
i liked it the same as the class. awesome. good class to take.
Going out into the forest.
Loved the course please refer to the other assesment comments...
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A.
no room for improvment
The only thing I would change is that more time should be spent on the collecting and preparing of specimens. But this may just be a personal interest of mine and not a means to the SLO's of the course.
more time.
None
More organized, syllabus on track without so many changes....many trips get switched around...
The trip reports was a huge dislike
No not at all...loved it!
15. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
16. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
17. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
18. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
19. Other comments:
If it wasn't for this lab, I would've never got to see parts of the Big Island as I have. Thank you!
Great instrutor and great class.
great class
This class motivated me to learn more about native plants, I learned a lot.
Pamela was very good at giving our lectures and kinda tailoring them to our class and out situation. I enjoyed the myriad way she found to sneak tidbits of knowledge in whenever she could. Very enjoyable class. I even had a boyish crush on Mela. ;)
awesome class!!!!!
Mela is always happy and willing to talk about anything that interests us about the subjects. She is always helpful and encouraging. I hope to cross paths with her again in the future.
class recomended. students will learn a lot.
I feel so blessed to have gotten Mela as my instructor, she will be missed this next year on campus!

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124 - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 16608 (0)     16609 (INT)     16610 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 1 (33%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (33%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
textbook readings in combination with assigned net readings that factored into discussion forums. the approach was logical: learn a basis, expand into current issues, and discuss with classmates to perceive other viewpoints. very effective.
I liked the ending project where we had to research a subject. It allowed for a lot of freedom and everyone chose different subjects so it was really interesting.
I liked the fact that there was lots of good information on the topics that we studied. The awareness of the course has caused me to share the facts of what we learned in class. I think being educated about the facts is where it all starts. The more awareness the more consiousness about the whole picture of global warming.
There was a variety of mediums used for students to present the information. News articles, powerpoints, and comments. This was great because you didn't just have to read all the material. There were interactive ways of getting your information.
Very informative course. Loved the textbook and assigned readings/videos. The presentation assignment was a fun way to share on a subject of our choice. Enjoyed the discussions with classmates as well as finding relevant news articles on the chapters content.
I really enjoyed this course. The teacher was engaging with the different discussions and videos about the course material. I learned a lot while also just refreshing things I have known. It was nice to go in depth on certain topics. I did enjoy the discussion board a lot more interesting then the blogs. The chapter tests were following right along with the book but the three exams had information on them that we never covered. I will say that if I had to take another class and it came down to teachers. I would pick her again because I know I will walk away with the most information on the subject.
What I liked about this course was that it opened my mind to the different issues and impacts of humans on the planet. There were different activities and web sources that helped with assignments. I very much liked the web sources because they helped define facts against fiction. I also liked the interaction between my peers.
I liked the discussions that the entire class had to participate in. It gave this online class a chance to kind of "chat" about each subject matter.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
maybe less forum requirements, i often felt a bit overwhelmed by the number of responses required by not just chapter discussions, but news posts as well.
A more clearly defined syllabus that helps explains assignments. Due dates announcements would be nice on laulima, and definite deadlines.
I was a little confused in the beggining of the course. The reason was there were so many sites i had to get to for different work to be done. I guess if there was just one or two areas that we had to get to for the class info that would have been a lot easier. I know it's all about learning but to tell you the truth i was a little lost in the beggining and had to ask a lot of questions.
I think the course was great. Nothing I would change.
The pre work assignment was hard to find in laulima, and the link didn't work with my student information. It would of been fine if in was in laulima only but having to go to the school website and find online resources was difficult and I ended up missing the assignment. The blogs and the forums in Ning should be clearly stated in the syllabus. I thought I was doing the two post in the forums and then I see 0% on my grade book. I went looking and found the blog page where we also had to post twice per chapter. The Exams were horrible. I would be expecting exams to be mixed questions from the last test. While some were things that we had studied, other questions we didn't cover. I felt at a very big disadvantage while taking the test. Since the questions weren't covered in our studies.
Although I enjoyed the course, I wished that it was more organized. Test and quizzes were not opened in time and there were few glitches on the exam, which was frustrating. Sometimes the questions on the test and exam were not covered in the course. Other than that, it was a great course.
I think that the instructor could be a little more organized as far as postings of assignments, quizzes, etc., on Laulima and the Ning site. I think having just one site to go to to do all the assignments is a lot easier than having to check into two separate sites.
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
16. 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 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
17. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
18. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%) 2 (67%)
19. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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%) 1 (33%)
20. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 5 (83%)
21. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
23. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.33 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
24. Other comments:
great course
I can not believe how much I enjoyed this class. Although the work load was a lot heavier than any other class that I have encountered, I learned a lot. This class has also opened me up to a lot of things that I have been oblivious to. I am even thinking about changing my major because of this class. I suggest that other students take this class.
I am neutral on the last question #23 because I feel like the question is asking two different people. The knowledge and understanding would be the same for in class and online. It would just be the convenience and the preferred method of learning. Some have to take online classes and enjoy it. Others might learn differently and struggle. I think the online course presented the information in a way most beginners can learn from.
I enjoyed taking this class. It helped me become more aware of my impact on the environment and the environments impact on me. This course was an eye opener. I'm glad I took this course. It just opened my eyes to the different issues and problems we cause on the planet, but at the same time it gives solutions to how humans can reduce their impacts. It's a great course and everyone should take it.

Pamela Scheffler: AG175, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 175 - Agroforestry Crn (Section): 15508 (0)     15509 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
this class was really easy.the fieldtrips were very fun and resourceful. i like how i learned about the different windbreaks, building an ecofriendly sustainable landscape for the hiilani eco house, learning how to graph cuttings of branches, and going to the different farms were interesting.
This course is AWSOME!! Mrs.Scheffler uses various methods of teaching including videos, powerpoints, guest speakers, excursions, field studies, reports, and activities. The different methods gave me a chance to better understand the course content and I was able to understand my work. I enjoyed all the hands on activites done in this course. THANK YOU!!!!!
Mela is a great teacher, who is willing to help you with what every needed. I don't see any room for improvement. I learned a lot of information in this class.
I liked being outside of the class. I have a hard time learning from a book so she helped me learn more and faster.
field trips mapping
I enjoyed all the time we spent in the field. I also liked meeting all the land owners on the field trips that we went on.
Dr. Scheffler's class has been a great experience on all levels. Her teaching styles has allowed me bloom as a forest team major. Simple approaches and familiar topics has made this class most enjoyable. Thank you, Dr. Scheffler
I loved the concept of this class and the overall arching theme of agroforestry. This is education at it's best by trying to bring about a better world for all
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
no improvement does not need to be made
I feel this course is PERFECT! The methods used by Mrs. Scheffler worked well to deliver this course. As always AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No improvement.
N/A
I like it the way it is.
N/A
15. Other comments:
this was a fun class. i liked it a lot
Mrs. Scheffler, thank you for being a dedicated teacher who shares her personal knowledge. I feel that I am priviledged to have a teacher that is genuine in her teaching. And also shares resources in the community to help us further in our educational goals and our future. I want to say thank you for making sure student with disibilities are accomidated. You went way beyond in helping me reach my goals as a student, thank you!!Because of you I am able to furthur my education...I cant wait to be in your class again next semester... Till then much aloha... Beverly Medeiros
Mahalo Nui Loa!
are teacher is great
Thanks Mela! I really enjoyed this class.
THANK YOU, DR.SCHEFFLER.

Pamela Scheffler: AG175L, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 175L - Agroforestry Lab Crn (Section): 15510 (0)     15511 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
field trips mapping
I enjoyed the teaching methods used. The use of technology, field work, excursions to other sites, and her personal knowledge gave me the opportunity to educate myself. THANK YOU!!!!!
I liked we got to go somewhere different every Lab. We got to see varieties of different Ag systems.
Everything
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
NONE Mrs. Scheffler is an awsome instructor who knows her course content and teaches in a manner that others SHOULD FOLLOW....In other words dont touch something that doesnt need fixing!!!!!!!!
Keep helping out. You're the bomb.
N/A
15. Other comments:
Thank you for being a caring instructor, your a genuine person with so much heart and dedication. Also thank you for helping me during my difficult medical procedures and helping me to succeed by your words of encouragement, and the willingness to see your students thrive in your class. Thank you for meeting all of my accomidations for my disibility that was a key part to my success this semester... THANK YOU MELA FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! Aloha LOKE
Nope.
THANK YOU, DR. SCHEFFLER

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124 - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 15043 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
All activities were fun.
Everything.The learning material and the book had a lot of interesting stuff for the whole world to grasp.
i didn't like any of them, its jus seemed our points of view were coming from different perspectives.
I like Mela's positive attitude that she brings to every class. She also makes a lot of effort to help student succeed, such as extra credit.
Eco-potluck is awesome!
I enjoyed doing the activities in this class. Even though the current events lasted all semester. They helped me stay on track with what is going on in my surroundings, and most importantly about the environment.
I liked alot about this course. Especially the projects. It lets me as a student go out and learn about the environment like it's part of my everyday life. An example is something simple, like going to the beach and see the amount of impact we as humans place on the environment.
I liked having hands on learning. Also letting use choose our own topics on projects made it more interesting for me because i got to researched and learn more about what i liked.
This class was excellent. Dr. Scheffler's lectures and assignments were knowledgeable, engaging and thought provoking. The text book was very informative, full of interesting information and easily understood. One thing I enjoyed most about this course was that the material often made me think about the subject matter and continues to help me develop a sense of responsibility towards our communities and environment.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
yes be prepared
N/A
Stay on subjects....not as many changes to syllabus
Maybe more field trips. It would be great to be able to visit such said sites we've been learning about, since it's basically in our backyard.
Just keep us involved and we will stay focused on you.
More in depth lectures and time for open class discussion would be great.
15. Other comments:
I have learned so many new things from this class that I'm gonna miss this course and I would advise other people to take this course? Seriously.
Mela is hahdcore
Loved this class!
Would take another class from mela she always trys to get us to understand no matter how many different ways she has to explain, she's always prepared.
Thanks for teaching me what you learned and i appreciate all you've done for us.
Mahalo nui!

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124L, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124L - Intro Environ Sci Lab Crn (Section): 15044 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
out doors :)
although i liked the hua ka'i's finding time to go over assignments with her was a bit difficult
labs were fun!
I enjoyed each field trip. Each one had a significance and I enjoyed them because it gave me a hand's on experience about the subject matter.
The field trips to the different places were fun.
The hands on helped me understand what i was doing and also helped me engrave it into my brain.
This course mostly consisted of field trips. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent learning outdoors, being able to see, hear, smell, touch and sometimes taste the environment and ecosystems we were studying.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
more on target, not so many changes
yeah, be prepared for changes
none.
N/A
I would have liked more feedback from Dr. Scheffler in regards to my performance as a student in this class. I would also have liked timely feedback regarding the homework assignments so that I might have improved upon each assignment as the semester progressed.
15. Other comments:
ty
have a nice day
Thanks Mela for a very enjoyable and knowledgeable semester:)
I appreciate you and the commitment you have for us.
I'm going to miss this class.

Pamela Scheffler: SCI20, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 20 - Individual & Environ Crn (Section): 15892 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
learning about the hot plate and radiation
the excursions were cool
I liked when we had to do the eco-potluck because i thought that it was cool to know that the spoons and forks that we used was made out of potato starch. And i never knew that you can make anything like that with potato starch and that day i learned something new.
I like the fact that we have hands on experience, making the lecture interesting and relating life experiences with academic.
i like the activities we did in class. they were very fun.
Everything was interesting and fun, including the lectures!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
no she has done a great job!!!!!!
I have no suggestions
n/a
Nope, itʻs all good to me!
15. Other comments:
Thank you Pamela I'd will and have suggested others to take your class Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I really enjoyed having Mrs. Scheffler as a teacher and i feel that's one of the reasons why Science 20 was my favorite class to take this semester.
Mrs. Scheffler is very informative with the material we are taught and is a really compassionate instructor.
n/a
Awesome teacher!!!!!

Pamela Scheffler: AG275, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 275 - Forest Pest Management Crn (Section): 18465 (0)     18467 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Mela is such a good teacher she really knows how her students learn.
the teacher is so good with so much info that she makes you want to learn.
Work load was fair and appropriate.
EVERYTHING
Good job!
I like how Pamela creates different stratigies for us students to think about for assignments. She is very knowledgable in the AG 275/275L course. I like how she tries to combine the Hilo and Kona class for field trip. I like that we as the Kona group can do projects here in Kona and Pamela coming here and teaching a lesson from Kona. I would highly express my greatfulness of Pamela and her teaching. Thanks for sharing you knowledge with us.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
leave it alone
None.
NOTHING
Good job!
None at all.
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%)
16. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes very much
yes
Yes!
YES MY TEACHER HAS, VERY AWESOME:))
Good job!
Yes
17. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
18. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
19. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
20. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
21. Other comments:
give her a raise so you don't lose her.
AWESOME TEACHER:))
Good job!
Thanks for all your help in learning about pest that we have here on our beautiful island and how we can help control it.

Pamela Scheffler: AG275L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 275L - Forest Pest Mngmnt Lab Crn (Section): 18469 (0)     18480 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Good job!
the teacher and her skills to teach.
Outtings where fun and very educational.
EVERYTHING:)
I liked our field trips and the way Pamela explained topics.
I like how pamela use examlpes with experience that she has done in the past as a student and as an instructor. She is very knowledgable with this course teaching.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
v
None.
NOTHING:)
none
None improvement needed.
15. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
16. Other comments:
Good job!
AWESOME TEACHER &CLASS:)
thank you
Thanks for taking the time in teaching us the knowledge and passion you have in this field of work that you do. Mahalo for you creativity.

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124 - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 18484 (0)     18485 (INT)     18486 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.89 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.8 10 1.48 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.9 10 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.67 9 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I really liked that this online course took advantage of the ning site. It provided a wonderful place to share ideas and information as well as getting to know the other students, which is hard to do in most online courses. Exposure to new things like the Scratch program I thought was also a good use of the media available. I also liked the attitude of the instructor and think that it made for a good experience.
I learned a lot of new things. Some were not so interesting, but most were.
Everything about the class was interesting.
I liked how involved you were in the class and discussions.
The only thing I liked was the Newsshare idea because we got to discover how the environmental science concepts are affecting the real world. However, I didn't like that the article had to be less than a week only otherwise it would receive no credit. As long as the article isn't from 10 years ago, I don't understand why an article couldn't be from a couple of weeks ago. I don't think that was necessary or fair.
Ning site. Presentation. Video game production.
power point lectures were very interesting
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
A couple structure issues came up over the course of the semester. With the open-ish format, a good idea in my opinion, but it could use a couple tweaks. I would say open all chapter quizes/tests from day one to allow the online student to be free to work at their own pace and the freedom to learn the material in any order. Use the discussion boards and newshare as a way to guide the students with their weekly participation. Add folders to the newshare ap, it did get a little confusing at times to sort through all that was there to make sure I had completed what I needed to do. Maybe break down the six part questions for each discussion board and use this to keep each disussion going for the whole of the semester. Might make for troublesome grading, but I think it would help keep each issue alive until the end of the term. I think that by starting with one question and then adding a new question along those same lines each week would also help the discussion, rather than the 'I have two hours to make a post before the section closes,' as many students did. It was sad because many of the points made in the fianl two minutes were good and would have been nice to actually discuss. I would probably make the all the exams available for the final week. But then again, for a 100 level course usually the focus is on basic concepts and vocabulary and I got more out of the course than that.
Pamela appeared very knowledgeable in her area of expertise and I respect her tremendously. I respect any teacher who can lecture without looking in a book. Her information came right out of her head and it was meaty. Pamela knows her stuff and has the personality to draw you in even if it's not your favorite subject. It sure wasn't mine. I did though enjoy learning about the environmental state of our planet. Her lab was great but her online class was horrid. Though she know her material, she overloaded me with so much that I retained almost nothing. As a 100 level course, she should have simplified the class. If she would have given us less work we would have gotten a lot more out of the class. I say we because I am not alone in the matter.
Make it not so work intensive. Between discussion post and replies, news posts and replies, assignments, exams, presentations, critiquing five classmates presentations, reading the chapters, power points and other media to augment the book, programming a video game, jumping back and forth from ning to laulima, and surveys, other classes, a job, and a family with two kids, an easy class was made difficult to keep up with.
It would have been nice to read the chapters for extra credit that were not required or covered in the modules. It also would have been nice for you to give us more detailed directions for projects of scratch program and power- point presentation. I know it was only your first class online, and it was much disorganized, as opposed to the may other online classesI have done. It also would have been easier if students had shorter time to get a chapter done in a module becasue they would respond sooner and give the rest of the class opportunities of responding and interacting on the discussions. Not cool to have our discussions graded differently throughout the semester, confusing. Need stability in online classes, structure. I felt like I was jumping around a lot in this class. In the last discussions if we dont have three other students respond then half our grade is gone, not cool. How bout if they do respond, then we get extra points, not cool to lower grade though. The quizes sucked. Very impersonal and tricky. Hard to get good scores on them, no matter how much I studied. I have never had that problem in any of my classes.
The course was extremely disorganized and difficult to follow. In the beginning of the semester, we were given upward of 6 weeks to complete the module. This infrequency actually made me lose track of the course. The times that assignments were due were all over the place, so that also made the course more stressful because I never knew when something would be due. The assignments also got pretty repetitive as there was no creativity in coming up with assignments (except for a sparse few). All we did was take the quiz, post to the discussion and find an article. The presentation and presentation reviews were the most interesting portion of the course, and I wish it were worth more, and the discussions and opinion of other's discussions were worth less. I also thought the Scratch game would have been a good idea, except it refused to work on my computer.
Tests and quizes with accurate results in a timely fashion.
less weekly assignments. There were many assignments many more than other courses.
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
16. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
17. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
18. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%) 2 (100%)
19. My opinions about some topics changed because 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%) 2 (100%)
20. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 2 (100%)
21. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
23. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
24. Other comments:
At times the course load seemed very heavy and at other it seemed almost nonexistent. But we were warned about it and this strategy provides something along the lines of real world work experience as some days you really have a lot to do and other days are pretty lax, but I could see this as potentially hazardous for many students with other course loads being equally intense at the same times. As a student I was very satified with what I recieved for my money and would recommend this course for anyone first stepping into the world of the natural sciences.
Mrs. Scheffler had helped me a lot through out this course and semester. I came across some difficult health issues and Mrs. Scheffler was very understanding through it all. She was very sincere about it and it made this course a little bit more easy for me to deal with. From my heart, Thank you so much. I cannot find the words to express how much this meant for me. THANK YOU!
Class was scattered not put together well.
I didn't like the use of the Ning site. It made the class confusing and unprofessional. I would much rather keep all of the work on Laulima or a professional textbook website where it belongs. I didn't join the class to be "friends" with people.
Telling people what not to do for major projects may help control quality and academic integrity.
none

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124L - Intro Environ Sci Lab Crn (Section): 18033 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 14 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.21 14 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 14 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 8 (57%) 1 (7%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 1 (7%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%) 1 (7%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 13 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%) 1 (8%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 14 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%) 1 (7%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 14 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 8 (57%) 1 (7%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 1 (7%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
West Hawaii lab instructor was Flora P. She is difficult to communicate with, short tempered, over bearing, raises her voice frequently and was frequently disorganized with her field assignments. during one field trip she took our class into an area of the national park that was off limits/kapu and when I declined to continue following her and instead returned to the parking area to wait until she returned she yelled at me and called me a child. Really? I am 50 years old and respectful of the law. can provide more info if it is wanted. sorry but this is the only time in my school career that I have had a bad experience with an instructor. lori
i liked how we got to go to the vanilla farm because i never even heard of that place before. it was a great experience and i also like going somewhere for every lab we have.
Outdoors was great
The instructor and the field trips. My favorite field trip would probably be to the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, and of course to King's Landing. I also very much enjoyed planting seeds.
activites. I very much enjoyed not being in a classroom very long and getting a more hands on, in the field, sort of experience.
LOVED the excursions!!! Always looked forward to coming to class and Mela has such a great attitude.
I liked the field trips. They were really fun.
Trips went on were great educational experience.
I really liked Ms. Scheffler's knowledge and personality. Her knowledge about the environment has been beneficial to me as a student and has made me more aware of environmental issues as well as developing ways to be self sustaining.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
a little more organized
None, this course was great!
Not being only on fridays. We missed many class periods because of Holidays. I think we missed many opportunites to do more because of this. Along these same lines I think that with the way the course was taught it could benefit by longer class periods or another meeting day. I am sure this wouldnt happen because of credit hours and whatnot, but the only way to make it better would be to have more of it.
You feel like your on your own in Kona. Can't rely on Flora for much things. I wished you could have helped us more.
None.
N/A
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
16. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
17. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
18. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
19. Other comments:
Wonderful survey of Environmental Science! It was very thought provoking and promoted one to look at the world in a new way.
comments apply to flora p.
:)
I look forward to more lab courses with this instructor.
More monitoring of Flora's activites would help the class be more cohesive. It felt that it was Flora's class and not Mela's class. Flora direction is very hard to follow.
Had a blast!!
N/A

Pamela Scheffler: SCI97, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 97 - Into to Environ Through Film Crn (Section): 18032 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Knowing a lot of stuff about the things on the earth.Knowing the things that happening in the world.
What i liked most about this class was the variety of movies that we watched in the enviromental studies class.
I enjoyed the class lectures, they were well thought out, informative, and usually fun. Learned a lot from this class, hope others get a chance to take it.
i liked watching the shows and doing the worksheets the best.
I like watching movies to learn!
i really like how everything we learned was tied in to whats happening in life now.
i like watching some of the movies that we watched to learn more about the subjects we went over.
learning through film
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Nothing shes really great teacher or propesor hehehe
wild pacific
Not at all.
I would maybe make the monday class a half hour longer, seemed like we just got started, and it would be over.
none
turn the lights down some
I liked how we got to learn through video watching. It really made this class fun and it really made me want to learn more about this class. It was very interesting all the things that I learned from this class and Pamela is a great teacher.
no.
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
16. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%)
17. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
18. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
19. Other comments:
Good teaching hope other students will like this subject because its really interesting the thing that the student will learn.
Pamela is a great speaker, casual, and easy to listen to, makes you think a lot about environmental problems and solutions. I really enjoyed going to class. I would recommend it to anyone.
none
none
Intructor very up beat! An excellent quality that is hard to find in this field I believe(teaching).

Pamela Scheffler: AG175, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 175 - Agroforestry Crn (Section): 17346 (0)     17347 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Great class, not too much homework.
Everything was awesome.
i enjoyed learning in this class
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
table set up
NO leave it alone. Pamela is doing a great job
15. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes of course, i learned so much i don't know any other way than the way she thought it.
yes she has
16. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Pamela Scheffler: AG175L, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 175L - Agroforestry Lab Crn (Section): 17761 (0)     17762 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
learning from my teacher
The places we visited was super cool. It inspires me.
Lots of cool field trips if you like beening out doors.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
pastorialism?
15. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124 - Intro Environmental Sci Crn (Section): 17102 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Assignments and lectures was informative, and able to understand. Activities in class corresponded well with the assignment. Pamela was a wonderful teacher who took the time to explain in detail if I had questions on any course work. She met with me numerous times to accomidate my disibility and help me understand my assignments.
I enjoyed the class presentations and becoming more aware of the environmental problems we are facing.
I like everything about the class, because we do things by our hands and that is part of the learning.
agree
we went places.
Probably the best teacher ever. I wish she taught everything. Every aspect of this course was bueno.
I enjoyed this class & learned a lot.
i liked how everyone had to do a presentation that showed awarness thats happening around the world or in hawaii and some of the presentations made me really pay attention to whats happening in the world. not that much things will be here because of global warming.
I liked that the chapter questions for homework were useful for the quizzes.
There are alots of assignments in the class, but they all really help you learn the material well.
Opportunity for Extra Credit work.
I liked that we got to work with groups. I didnt like the amount of work she would give, at times it felt somewhat overwhelming.
best teacher i ever had
I enjoyed the Mela's lectures, she has a way of getting your attention.
I liked the Eco potluck activities.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
The course is taught perfectly!!!!!!!!!
It's excellent
lessen the assignments and projects
no
NO.
there is too much chapter homework. it made me procrastinate in this class. i learned more when the teacher talked about the chapters because that information caught my eye.
nope
none
None at all!
N/A
Good enough.
15. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
16. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
17. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
18. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
19. I enjoyed this course.
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%)
20. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
21. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
22. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
23. Other comments:
Pamela thank you so much for your knowledge in Science with your teachings this course has taught me to be a better person to the environment. Also thank you for you accomidating my disibilites and understanding the importance for students to furthur their education.
Thanks mela
less homework
I had a great semester!
no
enjoyed the class!
N/A
Pamela Scheffler is a very good teacher.
I really liked this class because I leaned a lot, and the way Pamela taught in the class was easy to understand for me.
GREAT TEACHER!

Pamela Scheffler: SCI124L, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 124L - Intro Environ Sci Lab Crn (Section): 17103 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed all the trip's im glas we did not have to be in class for 3 hours straight!
I liked the farm trip to Honokaa.
It was nice to get out of the class room and learn hands on.
I really enjoyed being outside on the trips and having hands on experiences.
i liked how we all went on fieldtrips and learned about the places and how it really impacted the environment and economy around us. we took tests to prove the real facts.
I liked going outside, and doing things out of the classroom. I learned a lot each week about something new.
I really enjoyed the field trips and doing the lab reports also learning more about native plants. This class is excellent i would tell anyone to take it.
fun field trips
The excursions to different farms, parks and the ocean and incorporating that into our education and learning was very interesting and helpful. I really enjoyed the aquaphonics. The course work and assignments including our projects gave me the understanding of Science and why it is important to understand what our Earth and environment is going through. Thank you very much!!!
i really enjoyed the labs because almost all the time we were outside doing experiments.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None
No
Have a bathroom close for us women to use when on trips.
i had a hard time with the lab reports, but not the trip reports. it was hard for me to show the results of a fieldtrip report.
nope
The course is very good.
none at all, this course is taught perfectly!!!
15. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
16. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
17. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
18. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
19. I enjoyed this course.
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%)
20. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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%)
21. Other comments:
I had a great semester!
Very nice cleaa. While I was taking this class, I decided to major in Environmental Science at UHH. Thank you.
no
Thank you so much Mela i really enjoyed your class.
Thank you Mela for assisting me with accomidations while going on excursions to different farms and sites. Thank you for all the extra help and guidance during this difficult semester! Bev

Pamela Scheffler: BIOL156, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 156 - Nat Hist of Hawaiian Isles Crn (Section): 16016 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Nothing
I would not change a thing
State that it is a writting intensive course.
good job!
I will do more lectures than the times we had.
Nothing. I enjoyed it just the way she presented it.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Mela made me want to know more about the natural history of Hawaii and because of her I'm looking at the environment around me a little differently (which is a good thing)
I feel that she has great teaching techniques. She really knows a lot about this course.
Professor Scheffler is interesting and her teaching style appeals to many of her students. She is full of knowledge and has a passion for her subject.
I think she is well informed.
good job!
Pamela made the class and lab exciting and fun. The best way for me to learn is to make learning fun!!!
I think her teaching is good. I wished for more lectures.
Her methods were great! I had fun in her class pertaining to the subject and material.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
She was very knowledgable about all of the areas we visited and I was very impressed.
Yes she has. I never knew any thing about how the islands form, about the marine life. I never knew that it was so important.
Some what.
good job!
Yes, I have learned so many plants.
Yes, very much so.
22. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
23. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
24. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
25. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
26. Other comments:
I enjoyed the field trips and I wish we had more time out in the field.
good job!
Feild trips were the best! I went to places that I would have never gone by myself. Thank You for a great semester!
The field trips helped me more to understand the materials that we discussed during the day at lecture. I really enjoyed our Mauna Kea trip as well as all the others. Fantastic experiences!

Pamela Scheffler: BIOL156L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 156L - Nat Hist Hawn Isle Lab Crn (Section): 16017 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing
good job!
Less trip reports.I just dont like writing!
I wouldn't change it. I enjoyed it.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
excellent teaching skills and every enjoyable to listen to.
I really enjoyed the field visits to the HVNP, Keauhou Bird conservatory, Kau Desert, Kaumana Caves, and Wai Opae. We learned so much about the plants and animals of this area. Very interesting and will use the knowledge.
good job!
I could "relate" to Pamela. She is very helpful and easy to get along with.
Pamela's teaching method was easy for me to comprehend the subject and concepts she presented.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
very knowledgable and freindly
good job!
Yes! Very much so.
22. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
23. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
24. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
25. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
26. Other comments:
I wish we didn't have so many holidays (on Mondays) that shortened our class times
good job!
I loved the semester and learned a great deal from Pamela and fellow students.

Pamela Scheffler: BOT105, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Introduction to Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 16018 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.46 13 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%) 2 (15%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree