eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Koon-Hui Wang

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Koon-Hui Wang: PEPS481, TPSS481, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Plant & Environmtl Protect Sci
Course: PEPS 481 - Weed Science Crn (Section): 78597 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Tropical Plant & Soil Science
Course: TPSS 481 - Weed Science Crn (Section): 78766 (001)    
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  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 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  
1.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 3 (43%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%) 1 (25%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 4 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (50%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
10. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
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%)
11. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
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%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
14. Assignments are graded fairly.
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%) 2 (50%)
15. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (29%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (50%) 4 (57%)
17. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 6 (86%)
18. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
19. Other comments:
The test are a little too intense, and the lab is unnecessarily hard and demanding for not even being an extra credit outside the class. I feel that we have two finals for 3 credits and we also have to collect a bunch of weeds, have a mid term, and have a group presentation for a lab that is not worth any extra credit. The class had a 10 page paper, 5 exams, a presentation as well. This class should easily be 4 credits due to the amount of work given in both the lecture and lab. A lot of information to memorize for the entire class. VERY VERY OVERWHELMING
Great course. Should be a TPSS requirement for a bachelor's degree.
For the class: Too much rote memorization for exams, except for final exam, which from the study guide appears to be more weighted to solving real-world weed questions/problems that students may encounter upon graduation. Yea! Deeply appreciated the printed pwrpt slides Dr. Wang handed out each class, and the readings. She makes very effective use of Laulima. Her lectures were outstanding. Finding the answers to her study guide questions was a very useful learning activity for me. For the lab: Dr. DeFrank's lectures and the course material he gave us were also outstanding. I am leaving his lab with a CD of material that will truly be useful. I think his class would be improved if he substituted something for the presentation-practice lab day, maybe a weed collection day at the beginning of the course (where we collect and get started pressing them). Many (most?) students were "lost" with the forms we were supposed to be filling out for the field experiments. It would be helpful if on the first day of data collection he required students to show up with the form and he hand-held the class through an examination of the fields. To his credit, he DID the hand-holding part, but without a more thorough explanation of "what data goes in what block" I think most of the class was really confused. All of the students felt really badly that he went to so much trouble to set up "lights & camera", even backgrounds, for a practice-presentation run-through. It's really, really difficult for students to coordinate group projects, and like one student said, at that time of the semester we're pretty much snowed under with work. What I learn from group projects is that if I want a good grade I'm going to have to pull the group with me so why bother, I wish we didn't have group projects. Doesn't work. Dr. DeFrank puts an incredible amount of effort into his lab and I feel very fortunate to have been able to study under his guidance. Both course and lab: The work for this class, with the lab, was very heavy, too heavy I thought: 3 exams + 2 finals = 5, min-proposal + term paper + presentation, a few 1-pg papers, weed-ID quiz, calibration homework/quiz, weed collections, field experiment reports and presentations. Whoa! All in all, this was another exceptional TPSS course and I am deeply grateful to both professors for their tireless effort and keen interest in teaching. What they both did will make me proud to say I am a UH-TPSS graduate.
Excellent corse, very well structured, presentations were well thought out.
The handouts were a valuable contribution to the course yet the book I definitely could have done with out. There was so much good material on the handouts to grab a hold of. For me the knowledge and material goes by fast in the lecture and the handouts. It might have been nice to spend more time in detail on some of the subjects as they are very interesting and new to me. I was pleasantly surprised overall, there was so much information on and related to weeds that Im glad I was introduced too. This is definably a good class for TPSS majors interested in any king of farming. I know some people were more interested in non-chemical approaches but I thought It was fairly balanced. It would have been nice to mix lecture up a little and have class not necessarily a similar power point presentation every day although the information was always great and interesting. The amount of work between test and assignments especially in the Lab seemed to be rather heavy. There is a lot of projects and grades to worry about in the Lab that overall makes the class pretty challenging because there is always a project or assignment due it seemed. Lab was great too, maybe the weed collection I could have done with out. Overall I'm glad I got the chance to take this class because it opens your eyes to how much important information is out there on weeds and how they effect your crops and gives you a good foundation. The formulations in Lab were great to learn and I feel I will always be using them in the future. Both professors were great, cared about the students doing well and understanding the material. It really showed that they cared as they always went the extra mile to give us a good learning experience.
Thanks for a wonderful semester!