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Instructor: David Cole

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BOT105, Fall 2011
BOT105L, Fall 2011
BOT130, Fall 2011

David Cole: BOT105, Fall 2011

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105 - Introduction to Ethnobotany Crn (Section): 15026 (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  
4.94 17 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%) 1 (6%)
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 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%) 1 (6%)
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 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (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  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (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  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (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 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%) 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 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (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  
4.88 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (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  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (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  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved the field trips and working on campus with the Hawaiian Studies group. Making tapa cloth was my favorite activity.
The experiments were fun for everyone and most of the videos were interesting
The videos were very helpful in learning.
This was a great course. The web site David Cole set up for the was excellent. I know this was the first time he had taught this class but he did an exceptional job. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. Some of the assignments looked forward to the least ended up being the ones I enjoyed the most and learned the most from.
the activities and assignments were totally fun and easy to understand- I absolutely LOVED this class
Videos and subjects were very helpful. Learn something new each class. paper work and assignments was fair. I would recommend Mr.Cole to anyone who needs to take ethnobotony and labs .
Mr. Cole in my opinion did an outstanding job, he demonstrated great knowledge of material and subject. Great course and instructor, enjoyed the class and would recommend it to other students.
I really loved the course content. Dave Cole is really amazing at bringing a certain quality of learning into the classroom. He had us actively engaged in the scientific, as well as, cultural and social aspects of the plants cultures use.
I feel that the reading material and lecture videos were highly effective in helping me grasp the information that I needed from this class.
Mr. Cole is hilarious. Course activities spanned from fish stunning to beer making. They were great experiments that helped us learn the relationships between plants and humans.
it was easy to learn new things,, and the assignments was very good! AWESOME!!
The videos were GREAT! They were informational and intresting. The videos were very convenient. Writing assignments were good as well. Allowed me to stay involved and motivated.
I enjoyed the activities David Cole made our assignments interesting it was never boring.
I liked the videos that we had to watch.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Assign fewer or no videos to watch outside of class. It was more difficult for me to learn the material through a small screen image as opposed to a classroom setting. Not everyone has easy access to the internet too.
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I would improve this course by, bringing in more guess speakers/presenters as that was my favorite part of the course. It definitely had the students, interested, involved and made us feel we were important.
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I think Mr. Cole is on his way to being a very great teacher. As I understand it, this is his first semester of teaching. In the beginning he was a little nervous and soft spoken, but as the semester progressed he evolved into a better leader over his class. He always graded and handed back our homework within a week or so. He wanted the best for his students and often offered extra credit for those who wanted it. He used a variety of teaching techniques, such as experiments, movies and power points.
no improvement,,, keep the vibe going!!
NO
15. Other comments:
This was one of my favorite classes, and I look forward to our lab every Thursday. I have reccomended this class to other people.
I liked that Mr. Cole participated with us and helped us with our experiments. He was just as involved with the class and the students were. Being that this was MR. coles first semester teaching, i thought he did a great job.
David Cole did a great job of teaching this class- he did a excellent job of self analysis. There were a few occasions when he would catch something that was bit confusing himself- and clarify. He was always the first to say I need to be clearer on this next time and make fair assessments if it had effected anyone's grade.
Your Awesome Mr.Cole
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Be bold, Mr. Cole!
this is an excellent class,, im recomending it to everyone!!
All in all AWSOME course. This class was my best class this semester. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. Keep up the great work!

David Cole: BOT105L, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Botany
Course: BOT 105L - Intro to Ethnobotany Lab Crn (Section): 15027 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 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 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (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  
4.88 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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 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 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The best part of this course was when we were out in the field. The types of trips we were taking and the guest speakers/presenters were strongly related to our place in the community. The implication was that we as HCC students are responsible for perpetuating the culture of Hawaii Island. I felt truly blessed to have gained the knowledge, and understand the purpose behind living here and appreciating the unique envioronment we live in.
Fantastic, hands-on class! I would highly recommend that other students take a class from David Cole! I learned so much and really enjoyed that he was so easy to talk to.
Lab portion of the course is top notch, as a class we were able to do some cool and interesting things. Mr. Cole is a great instructor who demonstrates vast knowledge of the subject taught. Would recomend course to other students.
The lab really added more hands on learning to the course material. I would recommend that anyone taking the class take the lab also.
The course was exciting I got to see places in Hilo that I would not imagine was here. Thank Dave
I loved the outtings we had. Going out to diffent places to get the hands on experience with the plants. They were all very informational and fun.
I looked forward to this lab every week. Making tapa cloth, learning how to make the leis, and our field trip walks were my favorite activities.
I liked that the labs where not all in the classroom and we where able to go outside and learn.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
The only thing I would suggest to improve this course is to allow it to blossom and flourish over time. It is important to get the feel for how things work best, and that can only be achieved through trial and error.
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I think it was great to get involved with the Hawaiian studies group doing the gardening on campus. It would be good to meet with them once at the beginning of a term to help start a project, and once or twice later to reconnect and follow up.
15. Other comments:
Thank you Mr Cole!!
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Keep up the good work!!
I really learned a lot through the fully involved activities and conversations we have had in this class. It was great to get a well-rounded experience with the different 'guest' instructors.

David Cole: BOT130, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Botany
Course: BOT 130 - Plants in Hawaii Env Crn (Section): 15028 (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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%) 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  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 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 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (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  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%) 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  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%) 1 (7%)
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 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%) 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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The field trip. The plants I saw on my eyes at each different area helped a lot to learn about native plants.
was a great class learned lots about hawaiian plants.
Handouts help ALOT!
I enjoyed learning about plants and going on field trips.
this course was more fun than i expected! the field trips were very informative and kept things interesting.
I really enjoyed the lab fieldtrips.
I thought that he presented material that could be hard to grasp in a way that was easy to learn and created an interest in the subject for students. Everything was easy to access on the class website and was a great way to keep up with work and your progress in the class.
good job david
Loved all of the assignments and activities!!
Learned about our native plants and environments when i didn't know much before this course.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No
good job david
Don't fix a thing!
Have the students interact more and get their attention buy making everyone do class discussions during lecturing and answering questions on our topic.
15. Other comments:
Thanx Mr. Cole
David did a great job and was very helpful! he is very interested in botany which made the class even better but he also was very helpful with tricks t learning boring stuff. i like the quizes and lab note book assignments.
good job david
Definitely not what I was expecting but it was a great surprise! I can honestly say that I've learned a lot in this class. The best thing would be that I WILL be using this new found knowledge in my day to day life and passing it on to the next generation.
Thanks for helping me through this class and i think you you did an excellent job teaching.