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Instructor: Adam Jenkins

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OCN201, Spring 2014
OCN201, Fall 2013
OCN201, Spring 2013

Adam Jenkins: OCN201, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: OCN 201 - Science of the Sea Crn (Section): 69255 (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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 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 just needed a science and i heard oceanography was easy. and it was my jenkins knows his stuff. he made it easy to understand his material
I gained a better understanding of the relation between space, Earth, and us.
We learned a lot about the relationship between the land and the sea. This is relevant to my major because we focused in on Hawaii specifically. I believe the best way to teach science is to show its relationship to things we have already seen and experienced around us. This class was able to portray that to me.
I needed this class for one my courses. This class was interesting . I got to learn different things that not only affect the water but our earth.
It allows a greater depth of knowledge of the science behind the sea.
This course helped me think deeply about how things work.
I realized there was more to the ocean and it connects to everything from the atmosphere to the constellations.
Observation and Critical thinking
It has given me a stronger understanding of Oceanography.
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  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
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 9 1.12 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More in-class and out of class activities should be added rather than just discussing powerpoint and having to study for quizzes. It got a little bit repetitive.
Just more activities. We did one activity. Just get your students more involved. It could help and get your students to open up more .
None come to mind.
Group activities.
more physical activities. I found that I learned more when we moved to make the shape of the compass so adding in more activities like that would be more helpful.
class field trip to sea world or Waikiki aquarium
I believe the quiz questions could have been organized better. He can separate the questions so we don't have to reprint over and over. He could use laulima to input questions from the book.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
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  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe add a little more homework so that the material sticks in the students head better.
Just more activities on topics. Make it fun for the students. It could be a way for students to not only interact with each other, but also a way for them to interact with you and your teaching.
Simply continue the lectures in class.
Incorporate more activities to help students better understand the material.
adding more activities so we can participate, see, and understand what is being taught.
Field trip and more interactive activities
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
he know his material and it was easy to learn in class. hes open to questions
He is a good professor. His work load is reasonable and he is very helpful.
He is a great teacher! Even though the content he teaches isn't always super exciting, he really does his best to keep the class engaged. I appreciate that! Also, he teaches with a really good attitude; he's never rude or sassy.
He is a great teacher. He helps us with any problems when it comes to power points or quiz questions. He goes over and reviews all the points we went over before we move onto another topic. He helps us understand topics when we are confused.
Excellent professor who conveys the subject material to students .
Good! He is very good at explaining the material and also really humorous.
10/10
Prof.Jenkins is a great teacher! He goes over the lecture 2x so that we can let all the new information sink in our brain because it helps us for our daily quizes and exams. Easy to follow when he lectures and organized.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
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  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was very interesting.
I think that--honestly--this course is only worth taking if you have a teacher as good as Prof. Jenkins. Physical science can be kind of boring sometimes, but he (as a teacher) made it fun and that made a difference to me as a student.
The class was easy. But he made it easy to understand. As long as you come to the classes and understand and take notes, the class will be easy. Just study the quiz questions and always ask questions. Professor Jenkins helps as best as he can.
This course allows for better insight as to how the ocean functions.
Good! It is a very interesting course and I learned a lot.
10/10
Very interesting and educational. Its good to learn new things about our oceans, the earth, and the cosmos!
21. Other comments:
i finally know how to actually read a weather map and the tide calendar and know what guy agi is talking about when he talks about the surf and what not on the news
Awesome overall

Adam Jenkins: OCN201, Fall 2013     Back to top

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?
This course really opened my eyes to not only the land I live on, but the ocean, stars, sun, clouds, and everything environmental.
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.
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.
None.
Maybe presentation be a bit more organized than discussing things from left to right all over.
Class needs to become more entertaining because some students are skipping his class. I wish there was not as much quizzes too.
None, it's great!
NO MORE QUIZZES
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.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
Awesome and really cool!
that he's a good speaker. And you can see his enthusiasm when he has new presentations.
Excellent instructor.
Nice and smart professor.
He is awesome. He makes class enjoyable and funny as well as relatable when describing certain scenarios within the ocean, storms, or marine life.
FUN SARCASTIC POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
okay, it could have been better.
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...
I liked this course, I would recommend to others.
it was very informative and interesting. Maybe not a course that should be taken so early in the day, but a good class.
Good course to take.
Take this course if you want daily quizzes, lectures and notes.
It's extremely interesting and informative if you enjoy learning ALL ABOUT the ocean, marine life, weather, currents etc.
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?
completion of physical science (DP)
Not specific to my major; it was taken to satisfy a science requirement. I'm happy I chose this class by Mr. Jenkins.
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.
worksheets, projects, in class assignments, experiments.
field trips to the beach or aquarium
Perhaps more videos to visualize it better. His pictures he drew on the board helped a lot tho.
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
Can't think of anything since Mr. Jenkins made it easy to learn with his style and method of teaching.
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.
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.
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
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.
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....
Adam is easy to approach and helps in any way possible.
Great teacher and loved his teaching style.
He knows his stuff, but I feel like he isn't the best teacher.
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.
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.
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.
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...
very 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.
Only take this class if you are really interested in oceanography. If you are not, then you will be very bored.
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
A+ (I would highly recommend this class with Mr. Jenkins as the instructor).
Fun course!
21. Other comments:
n/a
I am recommending his class (if he is still at UHWO) to other peers and friends.