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Instructor: Adam Jenkins

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OCN201, Fall 2013
OCN201, Spring 2013

Adam Jenkins: OCN201, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: OCN 201 - Science of the Sea Crn (Section): 68157 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I learned a lot about the ocean, so now when i go i know just a bit more than other people there. Its interesting how different things affect the ocean and how important it is.
I knew I needed to take a science, and figured that since I loved Marine Biology in high school that I would enjoy Oceanography for my first semester in college.
This course really opened my eyes to not only the land I live on, but the ocean, stars, sun, clouds, and everything environmental.
USELESS CLASS
3. 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  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
1.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Use of the very expensice Oceanography textbook.
More videos would be better and maybe a little bit more interesting topics brought up in class
FIELD TRIPS! :D
NO MORE QUIZZES
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
11. 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  
4.71 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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 easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
1) He uses power points for lecture discussion. I would of liked it, if it was organized better, I sometimes get loss during class. 2) In our syllabus I would have liked it if there was an agenda for the whole semester so I could get the understanding and organization of the class.
Class needs to become more entertaining because some students are skipping his class. I wish there was not as much quizzes too.
Maybe presentation be a bit more organized than discussing things from left to right all over.
None, it's great!
None.
NO MORE QUIZZES
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent instructor.
Awesome and really cool!
okay, it could have been better.
Nice and smart professor.
that he's a good speaker. And you can see his enthusiasm when he has new presentations.
He is awesome. He makes class enjoyable and funny as well as relatable when describing certain scenarios within the ocean, storms, or marine life.
He's a good teacher. Very lax and made the class enjoyable and not like those certain classes where the professor tends to want to intimidate their students.
FUN SARCASTIC POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.69 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Good course to take.
Take this course if you want daily quizzes, lectures and notes.
it was very informative and interesting. Maybe not a course that should be taken so early in the day, but a good class.
It's extremely interesting and informative if you enjoy learning ALL ABOUT the ocean, marine life, weather, currents etc.
I liked this course, I would recommend to others.
BORING POINTLESS ISN'T A GEN ED REQUIREMENT CLASS WASTING YOUR MONEY AND TIME
21. Other comments:
None.
USELESS CLASS and doesn't fulfill any requirement you're only wasting your time and money but the teacher is fun. Remove the class but keep the teacher

Adam Jenkins: OCN201, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: OCN 201 - Science of the Sea Crn (Section): 66291 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Not specific to my major; it was taken to satisfy a science requirement. I'm happy I chose this class by Mr. Jenkins.
completion of physical science (DP)
3. 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  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 14 0.68 Freq(%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Can't think of anything since Mr. Jenkins made it easy to learn with his style and method of teaching.
field trips to the beach or aquarium
More hands on activities would be great. By actually doing something related to the class, it would make it much easier to understand and learn. Plus it would be pretty cool to actually do hands on activities
Perhaps more videos to visualize it better. His pictures he drew on the board helped a lot tho.
I think if you incorporated more outside learning like you did when we were outside (discussing where the sun sets and where the southern cross would be.) that the class would be more interesting to learn from.
worksheets, projects, in class assignments, experiments.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
11. 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  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 14 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I'm at a loss for constructive criticism. Mr. Jenkins taught this class excellently and made it fun and interesting to learn the scientific material.
n/a
More hands on activities and having actual experiments to show a couple of points to get across that you want use to better understand
More outside classes maybe? I know its oceanography, but maybe when doing the astronomy part of it, you can hold classes outside to get a better feel for what is being taught.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He knows his stuff, but I feel like he isn't the best teacher.
I'm pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed this class thanks to the teacher, Mr. Jenkins. I really enjoyed the structure of his class. He does not dump more material on the students than they can handle; the work was very manageable and the class was a low stress environment. Mr. Jenkins is genuinely interested in the well-being of the students and makes sure they're grasping the material and that it's not going over their heads. I've never seen a teacher work so hard at lecturing in order to make sure the students are truly absorbing the material. Mr. Jenkins was very visual which helps tremendously. He's also very tech savvy so we always had great slide presentations and internet clips to look at along with good analogies. He really knows his field. Mr. Jenkins is also very patient and approachable. This class was very refreshing.
Adam is easy to approach and helps in any way possible.
He knows his knowledge well. I think with more organization, things would be easier to understand. I kinda got confused when we jumps from one part to another.
He is a great teacher and made class interesting, he made me more interested in Oceanography and the mysteries of the ocean. I would totally take another class that he is teaching to learn more from a great professor.
Great teacher and loved his teaching style.
Professor Jenkins is a great educator, I learned a lot from his class although it may not show in my grades. To me this class wasn't a waste of time.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Only take this class if you are really interested in oceanography. If you are not, then you will be very bored.
A+ (I would highly recommend this class with Mr. Jenkins as the instructor).
very interesting.
Learning about the ocean was pretty cool! I never really knew much about what it really was but that it was blue and had life living in there. Learning this new information was really interesting
It was refreshing to move at a slower pace during some points (especially the astronomy part) because I grasped the concept better. He was a very knowledgable teacher and I enjoyed coming to class everyday. I learned a lot, but wished we spend a tad bit more time on the ocean animals (it seemed interesting that fishes can produce their own light). I really appreciated that he took the time to get some feedback from the class and if we didn't understand something, he would take time to explain it more throughly.
Fun course!
21. Other comments:
n/a
I am recommending his class (if he is still at UHWO) to other peers and friends.