Evaluation "Navigation and Orientation in Fish and Oceanography"
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences RUTGERS
UNIVERSITY fall 95 with Uwe Kils
28 students enrolled - 18 finished
average of this course -
brackets: (average of all courses @ IMCS
all 300 level courses @ RUTGERS)
(1: strongly disagree - 3: neutral - 5: strongly agree)
1. The instructor was prepared for class and
presented the material in an organized manner: 4.77 (4.44
2. The instructor responded effectively to
students comments and questions: 5.00 (4.55
3. The instructor generated interest in the
course material: 4.77 (4.16
4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward
assisting all students in understanding course material: 4.92 (4.51
5. The instructor assigned grades fairly: 5.00
6. The instructional methods encouraged student
learning: 4.85 (4.08
7. I learned a great deal in this course: 4.62
8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject
matter and wanted to take this course: 4.85 (4.57
(1: poor - 3: neutral - 5: excellent )
9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the
instructor as: 4.67 (4.20
10. I rate the overall quality of the course
as: 4.42 (4.18
Questions added by department or instructor:
11. Do you advise for future that small presentation
by most of the students would be good for the course? 4.15
12. Do you advise the computer instructional
laboratory at Loree Hall was beneficial to the course? 4.54
13. Would you have signed up for this class
if it would have been offered as a block course cyberCLASS mix: 20% in
a main campus "Smart Classroom" 10% in the LOREE HALL Computer Instructional
Laboratory, 20% via dedicated secure WEB course server, 10 % from
a dedicated course CD-ROM and 30 % at our fieldstation in the old LifeSaving
Station @ Atlantic City and 10 % social interaction on trips to New York
or Philadelphia or Princeton, if you would have to pay $65 for living in
the dormitory there for about a week and the travel expenses and
below 10 dollars for the CD-ROM? 4.31
14. Would you accept an invitation to visit
the Kiel ATOLL offshore laboratories and institutes in Germany if you would
have to pay 165 US dollar? 4.77
15. Do you advise that the concept we try to
integrate into teaching, with an Institute of Oceanography in the center
of main campus on dry land, where the students are most, and a remotely
controlled field station with instruments cyber-connected via fibre optics
and satellite, is a future strategy appealing to students? 5.00
16. Do you advise the new Institute of Marine
and Coastal Sciences is a valuable addition to New Jersey and RUTGERS and
deserves further funding and expansion? 4.90 (x.xx - x.xx)
14. Do you advise to have more scientists as
guest-speaker invited? 5.00 (x.xx - x.xx) - three student wrote Jacques
20. What did you like best about this course?
21. If you were teaching this course, what would
you do differently?
The fact that Prof. Kils always had an interesting
topic to discuss each week. He also presented himself extremely well and
always exercised one in discussions.
Computer + video education - lectures with slides.
I liked that the teacher was very enthusiastic
and introduced many different techniques in the classroom. Also the involvement
outside of class - was interesting and different than most classes.
The teacher was excellent, funny + entertaining
as well as informative + intellectual - the computer Interaction!
I enjoyed the enthusiasm with with Uwe gave the
lectures. Once Uwe started his lectures, three hours went by in five minutes.
The depth of his knowledge was impressive.
I like the fact that we got to go to the computer
labs. The field trip to the station in Tuckerton.
The computer lab/WWW - The ideals behind fish
behavior - The visit to Tuckerton.
Becoming aware of all the new technologies that
are being used by marine scientists. I also enjoyed the field trip and
use of computers.
The use of computers and learning about fish and
the use of the World Wide Web and the other multimedia.
The knowledge I obtained about computers + the
interactiveness of global communication + the knowledge about aquaculture
I'd like to see Dr. Grassle visit the class. I'd
also like to have more field trips.
I learned a lot about the WWW + I liked the Recognition
that I got * This was my favourite course of my 3 years at RUTGERS.
22. In what way, if any, has the course or the
instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?
Absolutely nothing. This was the best class I've
taken at RUTGERS
Assign a research paper, presentation, or experiment.
Allow students to pick study area and which type of project they would
like to do!
I would have students do mini projects.
I would probably use movies more often to show
behavior of fish and also show the behavior of may fish to compare them.
More trips (all should be optional and not part
of the class (for fun))
I think I would offer a day where students can
go to the research station and actually participate in research. Maybe
allow students to net fish or to count species.
Maybe more student interaction - not much criticism
her since I enjoyed the class - goto field station more than once.
23. Other comments or suggestions.
Prof. Kils introduced the entire class to the
World Wide Web and showed everyone how to access different home pages.
I have never used the WEB before this experience. I was very useful. I
also believe that there is a place in the marine field for me in the future.
U. Kils has provided me with a background of some
aspects of oceanography that I may want to further explore. I believe I
will be taking more marine science classes in my future, and may consider
it as a career.
If I didn't take this class, would't have known
all the possibilities that can work with (cameras, computers, computer
programs) in research. And I would never have a WWW page without this course
I feel like I am more ready for my career goal.
Extraordinary uses of computers in a wide range
Dr. Kils encouraged students to become acquainted
with other aspects of science - photography and computers. When he saw
a weakness in the class's knowledge, he tried to fill it. He was also very
pleasant personally - and a pleasure to greet every Friday morning.
He made me think + see ways of fish behavior differently!
Also I now know so much more about using computers with research.
IMCS should try to get more students involved
in research. One way to do this would be to make it a requirement for the
Marine Studies major, but also include it in a course, i.e. Ichthyology
or this course, so that it is easier to accomplish. Other majors have a
similar requirement, but don't incorporate it into anything. so a lot of
students have a hard time fulfilling this requirement.
I have completely been introduced to the WWW -
and I would have never done this on my own, would have avoided it - I actually
got an email address.
A good idea would be to have a guest speaker (famous)
from a Marine Institute come and give a lecture with hands on experience
for the entire class.
The scientist I would like to see: Dr. Lutz, Jack
Coustau - New course topics to be added: More behavior courses - More WWW
Would love to see a class dedicated to the study
of sharks! Make it fun, but educational! I would love to help get this
accomplished (look at dinosaurs + insects + men) - I would like to see
Fred Grassle come in as a guest speaker. I had him for Introduction to
Marine Sciences + it was great!
Future topics: Shark behavior! Fisheries topics
- marine mammals - guest scientists: of course Costeau + his videos
Topics to be added: 1) Fish classification: identification
of local species. 2) describe the characteristics of more fish.
Uwe Kils enthusiasm to spread his ideas &
knowledge to his students is what would make him a great teacher after
he gets familiar with the teaching process in US.
IMCS should be used more by students. This is
our university also.
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