eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Corilee Watters

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FSHN468, Spring 2013
FSHN468, Spring 2012
FSHN451, Fall 2011
FSHN467, Fall 2011
FSHN389, Spring 2011

Corilee Watters: FSHN468, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 468 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II Crn (Section): 85902 (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  
4.04 26 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 25 (96%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (35%) 16 (62%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 26 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 13 (50%) 9 (35%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 26 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 16 (62%) 4 (15%)
6. Other comments:
Communication could be improved. More clarification on assignments with grading rubrics would be helpful so students know what instructors are looking for. It would be helpful to be lectured on the same topic as the case study and/or to use the same textbook related to the Nelms case study book. More interactive in-class sessions would allow students to apply chapter concepts that are not covered in the case study. It would also help cater to different learning styles and offer a break from straight lectures. I liked the student presentations and think they should be kept.
Dr. Watters is the best FSHN instructor I have had. I would apply for the masters program just to take more courses from her! She has so much knowledge for nutrition and wants to share it with her students. All of her lectures and assignments are relevant to the course. I learned more than I expected in courses I took from Dr. Watters.
Dr. Watters is very knowledgeable of the subject matter and organizes the materials very well.
More practice assignments on isolated topics like: calculating enteral feedings (6-10 problem worksheets)and writing pes statements after reading short patient summaries (6-10 practice problems on worksheet) might be helpful.
I feel a lab section would be more beneficial because it gives students a chance to ask questions about different cases (case studies) and can address multiple students, rather than answering only one person who has emailed with a question. Another thing would be to have more midterms, but making the final the only cumulative exam. I felt the midterm to be a little overwhelming and it's worth a good percentage of our grade so it adds more pressure.
Dr. Watters is excellent. Lucky to have someone so knowledgable teach me such an important component of my future career. Only critique is that more guidance is needed in the written assignment. Perhaps going over it once in class is necessary. A+
None.
It would have been nice to cover more material on the case studies on Tuesdays so that we could use the knowledge for our case studies due later in the week.
I think the weekly lab to work on cases would be good but feel students should receive marks as many may not utilize this opportunity if not given credit; unless participation in lab will be part of the grade.
I think having a TA for lab time in the computer lab to work on case studies would be very helpful. I think it would still be good to grade the case studies though, I found feedback on my case studies to be very helpful. Maybe discuss the 10 questions and focus more grading on the adime.
Thank you so much, Dr. Watters.
Need to go over case studies as a group, often not enough information was given about case study. Book lacking information about how to answer questions on case study (recommend Nelms book).
I think it is a good idea to have a lab class. I always felt that I would like the class to have a time to review all cases. Focusing on case studies can give students to increase more understandings.
The case studies really helped in understanding the concepts.
I liked that we went over case study questions before and after they were due. It would have been helpful if practice questions were given for the midterm.
The level of teaching is too high and is unrealistic for young dietitians to understand. The expectations for this class are too high and it would help if it was taught toward the case studies that are assigned every week. The midterm and final seem irrelevant to what is learned in class. We dont have the opportunity to apply what was learned in class with anything but the case studies which dont entirely match with the lectures It would also be helpful if the professor and teaching assistant had set office hours.
There is too many topic in one semester and class move too fast. Dr. Watter didn't explain some information on the slides, Suggestion: Spent two weeks on each chapters or have a lab session to go over cases. Enjoyed guest speakers, suggestion is to have more guest speaker. Do small project on the case assign to each student (inaddition to the case presentation).
Lectures that did not "whizz" by and concentrated on physiology as a reason for dietary changes were most relevant and helpful. But most lectures seemed to just give the "answer" (dietary changes) without a meaningful reason why or a tie back onto knowledge gained from previous classes (e.g. nutritional biochemistry). it would be helpful to have this tie back for course content to be more relevant and remembered.
The class covers extensive amounts of knowledge but is extremely applicable to the type of career I would like to pursue. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and thought it was well taught.

Corilee Watters: FSHN468, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 468 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II Crn (Section): 86567 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 6 (29%) 12 (57%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 21 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 8 (38%) 7 (33%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 12 (57%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 6 (29%) 11 (52%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 12 (57%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
8. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 21 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 3 (14%) 9 (43%) 6 (29%)
10. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 21 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 2 (10%) 10 (48%) 6 (29%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
12. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.42 21 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 5 (24%) 11 (52%) 2 (10%)
13. Assignments (papers, problem sets) seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 10 (48%)
14. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 11 (52%)
15. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 9 (45%)
16. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 14 (67%)
17. We encountered a good variety of clinical problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%)
18. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
19. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
shorter hours
I enjoyed doing my oral case because it put me in a position to be the one in control of outcomes and measures.
Coverage of a variety of disease states, interesting guest speakers.
The guest speakers
Practice of real-world application through case studies. In particular, practicing ADIME seems to be useful since it is standardized as NCP and provides a groundwork for how to provide MNT. Presenting a case professionally seems to be an important skill, although it could be an area where you could suggest "tips for presenting a case study (like a pro)". The best things guest speakers contributed were real-world advice, since it is difficult to relate reading to practice.
Enjoyed the case studies, though they were difficult.
The guest lecturers were great! I also enjoyed that Dr. Watters looked for real people to demonstrate different conditions. Like the girl in Hawaii Kai who almost drowned and the man who burned most of his body in the house fire.
I learned best from Dr. Watters' lecture on Tuesdays. These are the most informative.
The student oral case studies are a great part of the course.
the case studies were helpful to enforce the information...
Although they were very time consuming, doing case studies every week was good practice and made me stronger in NCP. I liked class discussions and encouragement of participation.
Course was run well; assignments were relevant and well-chosen. Guest lecturers were excellent and provided good insight on the topics they presented.
The Case Studies
I liked doing the case studies I learned a lot
guest lecturers from JABSOM, case studies, class discussion, lectures (Watters)
I enjoyed doing the case study presentation because it was a break from the tiresome case studies.
The student case study presentations and guest speakers!
The case studies really challenged our knowledge and is great practice for what is to come in the future. The questions provided background information about the topics and the ADIME note was the application portion. The guest speakers were very informative and provided us different points of views on different topics as well as people we can connect with in the field.
20. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
case studies
The case studies were a lot.
Difficulty reading comments on returned assignments. It would be exceedingly more helpful to go over the case studies in class so we are clear on the answers.
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Integrating reading and lecture were difficult. Lecture was supposed to be a supplement to the reading? Maybe lecture could highlight and summarize the important points and then discuss the finer points? It's difficult to figure out how to do it. The scariest thing is not knowing how much we need to know or not knowing if we learned enough.
The assignment A/ PICO paper. It helped to understand how to conduct a search, but was difficult because I wasn't sure on many aspects.
I think it would have helped to review the ADIME notes for the weekly case studies after they were returned to help us learn how to write future notes better. I didn't always feel that I was improving in my ability to complete ADIME notes by just trying to understand the comments written on the cases.
The evidence analysis paper because there was the least direction to them and I had no experience prior to this assignment.
The lectures go too fast with too many slides. The class is too short. The longer time slot last semester was better.
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The writing assignment. I feel like my topic was unjust compared to other students' topics.
I wish we did not have a case study the last week due to all of the other final projects for the semester. Too much at one time work load should be divided evenly
just that FSHN 467 wasnt writing intensive since it was just as much work
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The topics seem a bit rushed. One week for every topic may not be enough. Different cases may be more important or commonly seen than others and should be emphasized. Spending more time on topics can help students grasp on to what is important.
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21. Other comments:
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It took over a semester to get used to MNT and how it 'works'.
It would be great for future students to have an example case study ADIME that is more extensive or points out areas where more elaboration (or less) is needed.
Thanks for all your hard work Dr. Watters!
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Should pair up the written case studies with the oral presentations. Make the presenter discuss the answers to the written case studies. Also the students need a better example of the ADIME for the case studies.
Maybe class can have some times to show how to do ADIM correctly. we would know better where is the weakness while we are doing case study
Couldn't ask for a better lecturer!
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Corilee Watters: FSHN451, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 451 - Community Nutrition Crn (Section): 71583 (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  
4.05 20 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 17 (85%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 9 (45%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 8 (40%)
8. I improved my abilities to do the kinds of writing used by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
9. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
10. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
11. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
13. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.07 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 6 (30%) 5 (25%) 5 (25%)
14. The types of writing we did were relevant to the field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 10 (50%)
15. 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  
4.45 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
16. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 11 (55%) 7 (35%)
17. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (70%)
18. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 6 (30%) 10 (50%)
19. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Opening doors to community programs which I had no knowledge or idea about
It was great having guest speakers come from a variety of backgrounds to explain different job opportunities in the field.
I really liked that we had guest lecturers come into the class to discuss their fields (and future areas of opportunities for graduates) that related to specific parts of the course content. I felt that the choice of speakers worked well alongside the course material.
Some of the guest lecturers that came in had very interesting topics and were very interesting themselves.
I loved the volunteer assignment and guest speakers
Learning how to write papers better
essay that were able to express out ideas about community nutrition
The guest speakers were a great addition to the class. I learned about numerous opportunies for a career in the community that I wouldn't have known of otherwise.
I really liked the guess speakers
I enjoyed being exposed to different case studies every week. It was very tough, but I learned a lot from them.
I greatly enjoyed having different community professionals as guest lecturers. It really helped to get a well-rounded view of community issues
I liked all the guest speakers because they gave valuable information about what's going on in the community. I also liked how Dr. Watters kept us updated about the current issues/events related to community nutrition. The volunteer assignment was my favorite assignment because we had the opportunity to help out food insecure people.
I loved having guest lecturers.
Guest speakers.
I particularly enjoyed the guest speakers that came to class. Not only did we get first hand insight into the topic we were covering but it also set up an opportunity to make connections with people in different fields. Guest speakers also broke up the monotony of lecturing. I also liked the volunteering component of the class. Although it seemed kind of a pain in the beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed my volunteer work and will continue to volunteer with the agency even after the semester is done. It was very helpful that Dr. Watter's was so lenient with deadlines. She was very understanding on when we were overwhelmed and wasn't against pushing due dates back if we seemed stressed out.
Interactive class, open discussions
Guest speakers and community involvement allowed for a realistic view of community issues. Material that covers things like program planning, major health-related programs and their general purpose and structure, and policy.
I enjoyed the guest speakers and writing assignments.
20. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
some of the guest lectures were not as interesting. i would have liked their presentations to be more engaging.
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It was too long on Tuesdays.
sometime professor may go on tangent
The rush at the end of the semester to get all of the assignments turned in. Start assingment six earlier. It will give the students more time to do the assignment and a longer time to be involved in the community.
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I don't think we were given enough time to work on our community projects. I don't feel like I was able to devote much time and thought to the project since they were initiated at the very end of the semester when a lot of other stuff was due
I didn't like how most of the issues regarding community nutrition is related to politics and policies.
Not much... the course was interesting. The exams were difficult considering we sometimes had papers going at the same time.
Assignments.
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21. Additional comments about your Teaching Assistant, please list.
None. TA was good, but since he was not really around in class, we mostly had interactions with him in classes that he shared with us or through assignments he graded.
I felt he was really good. I was able to talk to him outside of class if I had questions or concerns about the class and he was able inform me since he took the class before
I didn't think he was very involved in the course
He wasn't really there most of the time so it's hard to comment about him.
Excellent.
He wasn't around enough for me to make any fair comments about his performance, but when he was in class he seemed very attentive and asked very stimulating questions.
22. Other comments:
This instructor is excellent and I would take any classes that she offered simply because I would know it would be taught well and graded fairly.
When I got into the dietetics prgram, I was only interested in clinical nutrition. This course made me realize that community nutrition is fun and interesting. I've become more open to the idea of becoming a community nutritionist.
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Professional development and guests were interesting as well!
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Corilee Watters: FSHN467, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 467 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I Crn (Section): 71584 (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  
4.05 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (95%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 20 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 20 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 9 (43%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
9. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
10. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 7 (35%) 7 (35%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
12. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 4 (19%) 11 (52%)
13. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
PES statements
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How to write PES statements, and signs and symptoms of diseases and hot to look at lab values
everything i have learned and how it is so relevant i real life. i know this class will come in handy one day, and when the day comes where I witness certain diseases and remember what i learned in class, it can help the person suffering from the disease or myself.
The guest speakers, the case studies, and my case study presentation! Also.. maybe I'll remember how hard our first exam was and how I didn't expect it.
the amount of time and work I put into this course.
case studies how it help to remember content and use them in a practical application as if we were the dietitians
The case studies and sheer amount of material covered
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The case study presented by the students and the improvements made as the semester went on.
The weekly case studies
Being the on the most important courses of my college career.
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The nutrition care process, case studies, and David's and Dr. Watters's stories/mannerisms.
...using what I learned and being grateful for the quality of this class. ...continuing to use critical thinking in evaluating evidence for MNT practices.
All the work was relevant to job.
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14. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
15. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 3 (14%) 14 (67%)
16. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (38%) 12 (57%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
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19. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 21 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%) 1 (5%)
20. The TA sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 21 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%) 1 (5%)
21. Assignments (papers, problem sets) seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
22. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
23. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
24. Reading assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
25. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
26. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
27. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
28. We encountered a good variety of clinical problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
29. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 12 (57%)
30. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
case studies, practicality of course for R.D. work, knowledge gained
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I really liked watching the bariatric surgery video. that was really interesting.
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Learning about how nutrition can be applied to health and how the RD operates in the hospital.
I liked the case study approach and thought the reading materials were very well-chosen. I thought the atmosphere was very conducive to asking questions and debating issues, which made the class fun.
The case studies, presenting a case.
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31. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
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Some guest lecturers were more interesting than others. Both of the MDs that were brought in were very interesting and helpful in increasing my knowledge on the subject matter presented
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32. What changes would you make in the lectures?
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33. What changes would you make in the readings?
would like to see more readings from the ADA
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34. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 20 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
35. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
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I think that MNT should be a four semester course because it it so crucial to dietitians. That way more time could be spent on each disease
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I was very happy with the course as taught. I though the test review handouts were very helpful. However, it would have been even better if we had received them the class before the review and had to time to do the entire review at home. That way we could spend the entire in-class review going over our answers and asking further questions about things that were unclear--that would have been much more effective.
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Thanks for always bringing in snacks that pertained in some way to our lecture material!
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Corilee Watters: FSHN389, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 389 - Nutritional Assessment Crn (Section): 84847 (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  
3.24 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 11 (65%) 5 (29%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
7. The instructor follows an outline closely.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
8. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
9. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of 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%)
10. Assignments (papers, problem sets) seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
11. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
12. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
13. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
14. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
15. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
16. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
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I really enjoyed David St. Jules as my T.A. He is a wonderful teacher and is extremely clear, smart, understanding, helpful, accessible, and sets high standards for students.
All the assignments were very helpful in teaching students the subject.
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This class was challenging but I feel I received knowledge that will be beneficial to my success in the field. It was an offal lot of work only being a 2 credit course. I think more examples together would have helped in class understanding. I think more reassurance that we are on target with the objective of the course would help with stress related to the class. With all that being said, Dr. Watters is a brilliant woman and I hope one day share the capacity of her knowledge.
Keep the texts we have now. The RUSH manual and course packet are great assets.
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Overall, this course was great. I really liked how organized it was and that the professor followed the timeline given to us in the syllabus. I also liked how enthusiastic she was about the topics covered in class. The assignments were fun to complete, but there was often confusion about how to complete something because of a lack of direction. The teacher and the TA gave an extensive amount of direction for these assignments, but it wasn't always clear what exactly it was that we were supposed to be doing on the assignments or what was expected of us for the assignments. I think in the future it would be helpful to have "hands-on" examples that the students can use for reference while working on the assignment such as a previously worked through assignment (like the one being assigned) that deals with a different topic, rather than having to rely solely on notes. This would help to prevent confusion students feel in trying to decode the notes taken in class and can also assist in providing clarity to the notes they did take. In addition, there were some inconsistencies between directions given by the teacher and the TA as well as how those directions translated to grading of assignments. Typed directions for assignments would be helpful for this so that everyone can stay on the same page. Overall, I loved taking this course. I really enjoyed being able to spend my early morning class with a teacher that was clearly excited to teach the topics we were covering and do it in a way that was fun for us as students. I would gladly recommend this course, and professor, to other students and am looking forward to future classes with Dr. Watters.
Great course. Learned a lot of valuable information that will help my in my career.
By far one of the favorite classes I have taken for the major! I thoroughly enjoyed in-class activities, especially hands-on anthropometric measurements, taste testing various nutrition products, and measurement/scaling of foods. I really also like the case studies we did in class as part of in-class assignments since I REALLY feel the content was more applicable to clinical nutrition (which I am interested in pursuing). My only concern was the amount of work assignments assigned outside of class, since it was difficult to catch up with at times. However despite that, a lot of the material was made simple to follow through. At times the hmwk/classwork was repetitive, however this actually REALLY helped me to better grasp the concepts and retain the information.
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