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Instructor: Fauna Taylor

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ART111, Fall 2009
ART115, Fall 2009

Fauna Taylor: ART111, Fall 2009

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 111 - Intro Watercolor Crn (Section): 15689 (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  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
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  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
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  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
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  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
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  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
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  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing, she is awesome!
I wouldn't change it much. Maybe more time with one on one help with students.
work load was a bit too much giving the time in class
More quick 15 minute paintings to get a better feel for "freshness".
Having more materials available. Be more strict with deadlines.
I would allow more time fore each project, because watercolor is a tedious subject to master in such short times to finish projects.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
great! she should get a raise!
Very good. She urges the students to be bold in very dangerous situations and lets the student know when to lighten up in intense areas.
good
Teacher did well.
I think the teacher explains things greatly and in ways so I can understand. I actually think the teacher does a great job with the students and spending one on one time with each person. The teacher helps with tips and suggestions that help to push your work to be better and better every time.
Very energetic!
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
of course!
Very much so. I now teach junior high students how to do basic things we learned in the college class.
yes
Yes, learned a lot about watercolor that I did not know before at all.
Yes. I learned a whole lot in this medium.
I know much more about water color than when I started.
22. Other comments:
Fauna is the greates teachder ever!
lower work load
Enjoyed it:-)
The teacher has a great personality and makes learning fun. I will recommend her to everyone interested in this class.
I had fun.

Fauna Taylor: ART115, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 115 - Foundation Studio: 2D Design Crn (Section): 15126 (0)     15127 (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  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 9 (75%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
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  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 11 (92%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 2 (29%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (33%) 2 (29%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
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  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 8 (67%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 10 (83%)
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  
4.0 7 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 1 (14%)
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  
3.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 1 (8%) 1 (14%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (8%) 2 (33%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
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  
3.71 7 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
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  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 12 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Give more time on projects.
I would provide supplies for all of my students... just kidding. I wouldn't change a thing.
More time on tedious projects would help to improve the quality of the projects produced.
n/a
I would not change anything.
There is nothing negative I can say about this course. It was the best course I have ever taken.
I think this course was an extremely helpful experience for me. It was fun, informative, and unique. I would not change a thing. ^_^
More variety of media would prove to be more enjoyable possibly. Also making sure all supplies were readily available at a reasonable price.
couldn't be better. would recommend the course to any aspiring artist.
I actually really liked all the projects, i guess i was just expecting something different when i signed up for the class. Other students have expressed that they were expecting something different as well. Not saying that it is bad that it wasnÿt what we expected, i just know that a few of us took this class expecting/wanting to do more realistic types drawing and learning how to draw in a way that makes your drawing look more realistic.
Nothing, I enjoyed it!
I wouldn't change much, She is a great teachher and art instructor. The only thing that I would concentrate on is coming to class with the right amount of tools or supplies. I noticed a few times she ran out of chalk and had to borrow from a following student.
I would use only black and white pictures and black fonts in my handouts, because the light colors do not show up on the xerox copy.
It was a fun informitive class so i would change nothing
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
GOOD.
She really knows her subject, and her humor made the course a lot more interesting. There was also a good interaction between the students and the instructor.
I liked that she was very hands on when explaining and showed examples and visually explained what was needed.
i think the teacher is cool and nice
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I think her teaching was pretty good. the methods were right.
I think her methods of teaching this course is very professional.
She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I hope she teaches more courses in the future.
I think they are very clever and effective. The teacher also makes the assignments in class fun and educational. ^_^
Superb!
she is very enthusiastic. i love her attitude towards art and how she inspires me to be creative and think outside of the box.
clearly an inspired artist herself, she made each project come alive with her vibrant energy and enthusiasm.
She is a pretty cool teacher. I think her friendly, art dork (as she says) type of personality really helped make all the students comfortable with her. The projects she had defiantly helped me understand things about art in a clearer way. I mainly am a pencil drawer, but when taking this class, we did some awesome things that i was nervous about at first but in the end turn out teaching me more then i thought it would. These projects taught me to branch out of my boundaries of plain pencil drawings and in turn use different media and techniques to create beautiful pieces of art.
Great! Fun, hands-on, helpful, creative
one word, GREAT. She is very outgoing and can make this course alot more fun without having to jump off the subject. She makes learning 2D art enjoyable.
I think Fauna is a wonderful teacher and I am looking forward to having her for an art instructor again and again. Every day by the end of Fauna's class I am more exited and enthusiastic about attending college and learning than I was at the beginning of the day.
The teacher energized the class and made it alot of fun, the methods instructive at the same time as being easy to do and fun.
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21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
YUP.
Yes
Yes. All gained information can and will be used in my future career.
Yes, taking this class allowed me to get a better understanding of colors and organizing a piece to work cohesively.
yes my knowledge of learning of learning job skill
All I have learned is that I will never take a art class in College again.
The skills were good!
Yes I have learned many new techniques for designing art pieces.
Absolutely.
YES!!!
In terms of art, it was very enjoyable and insightful.
yes
she greatly contributed to my artistic toolkit and creative abilities, and positively influenced my academic direction and goals.
absolutely
Yes, now I know a lot more about the fundamentals of art.
yes, alot of the knowledge that is gain in this class is a big help in most peoples carrer as an artist or designer. The skills she teaches us also gives us a better prespective at art itself in general.
She has given me so many ideas to apply that I feel I can go in any direction with them and make a livelyhood
Yes
22. Other comments:
Fauna is fun in an edjucational manner
This was a fun course and I enjoyed the hands-on learning experience.
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Keep up the good teaching! maybe not so much homework..=)
She is a very cool teacher and makes assignments really fun.
I LOVED THIS CLASS. IT WAS AWESOME!
I really enjoyed this class. The work really opened up my eyes and my interest in the field of art design.
If I weren't transferring, I'd love to take any other classes she teaches. great experience.
favorite class of the semester.
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