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Instructor: Margaret Sporck

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BOT130, Spring 2012
BOT130L, Spring 2012
BOT101L, Summer II 2011

Margaret Sporck: BOT130, Spring 2012

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Botany
Course: BOT 130 - Plants in the Hawaiian Environ Crn (Section): 23777 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
6. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
7. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
This teacher makes a special effort to involve and interest the students. She obviously puts a lot of work into her classes, developing new powerpoint presentations, hands-on activities, and lots of quizzes to keep us on top of the class. She also gives extra-credit opportunities for those who need them.
Dr Sporck's lectures are informative, well presented, and we had fun!
I enjoyed going out on the field trips for the lab. During the lectures I enjoyed the detailed presentations that she did, and the fact that she posted them later for everyone to look them over. She made it easy for someone to get an A because there is so many things to do outside of this class that evolve botany that she made it easy to get extra credit if you missed something during class. Dr. Maggie is good at what she does and I really enjoyed her as a teacher.
I like the field trips especially, travelling to natural reserves, botanical gardens, and musuems .
For the first time teaching this class, I have to say Dr. Sporck was highly organized! She had everything planned out and she also found a way to make our classes interesting. Iʻm really glad I switched into this class! I now love plants even more! There wasnʻt anything that I disliked about this course.
12. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
13. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Dr. Sporck always responds to questions and emails, she adapts her classes to the student needs, yet she has high standards and expectations of the students. These high standards helped me work harder to meet her expectations and gave me higher goals.
compassion of her students
I found that Dr. Maggie always made it easy to contact her if anyone had any questions or needed help with anything about the course. She made everything very clear, so we always knew what was going on throughout the whole semester!
very helpful and knowledgable
I loved how Dr. Sporck was always willing to help and always made great efforts to keep us updated with the class materials and any announcements. She is very knowledgeable in her field and was always asking us what she could do to help.
17. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
nothing
Loved everything about her! Iʻm sad she wonʻt be teaching another course!
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think that she was great no need for improvment
I honestly liked everything Dr. Spork did during our course. We need more teachers like her!
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Hard-working, caring, smart.
Genuine
Great, helpful, and original
smart,driven,nice-person
Vibrant, Supportive & Brilliant!
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent teacher!
The school needs more Margaret Sporcks'
She deserves an 11!
good teacher
A+! Iʻll miss you Dr. Spork! Iʻm very happy I switched into this course. I have learned a lot and I have also started to love plants more! (:
21. Other comments:
I think that she is a great teacher and deserves to get the recognition for it

Margaret Sporck: BOT130L, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Botany
Course: BOT 130L - Plants in Hawaiian Environ Lab Crn (Section): 23778 (0)    
1. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
4. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
2.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
5. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
3.2 5 2.05 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
6. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I put this in the last part of the course
Dr. Sporck works very hard to create interesting, relevant materials for the students, and to give assignments that are challenging and interesting as well.
The class was fun and educational
I loved how Dr. Sporck took initiative to locate all the plants that we added into our lab book. You could tell that she took extra effort beyond class time to organize everything for our lab instruction days. She also made this course highly interesting by taking us out into the courtyard and around the school. We also had multiple field trips that we all participated in on the weekends. I loved this part of the class! We all got to know each other quite well! (:
7. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would definatly recommend her to other students because she is very original in the way she teaches. The field trips and everything are informative and fun!
Yes, she is a very good teacher and mentor. She definitely cares about the students and their learning.
yes very thorough in her lectures
Yes! I have been recommending my friends this class throughout the semester! Iʻm super happy I took this class! (:
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
16. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
18. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
19. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I loved this class it was one of my favorites!
Excellent course and an knowledgeable teacher who sets standards for the students, while being completely helpful and fair.
great course
Excellent
A+!
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Margaret Sporck: BOT101L, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Botany
Course: BOT 101L - General Botany Laboratory Crn (Section): 91194 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in 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%)
7. 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%)
8. I enjoyed 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%)
9. I performed up to my potential in 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%)
10. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
11. I have become more competent in this subject area during 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%)
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%) 2 (100%)
13. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
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%)
14. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The instructor is friendly.
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%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
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. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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. I received personal attention from the instructor.
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. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
22. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
23. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
24. The TA tells students when they have done a particularly good job.
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%)
25. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
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%)
26. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
27. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
29. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
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%)
30. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
There have been a few labs that were shortened so that two labs could fit in one day. For the most part, the two labs in the same day seemed to mesh together, but if there was a way to spend more time on each individually, I think that it would help in the learning process.