eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Katherine Tibbetts

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Katherine Tibbetts: EDEP416, Spring 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Educational Psychology
Course: EDEP 416 - Student Assessment Crn (Section): 81132 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%) 1 (13%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
6. I learned to recognize quality work in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
8. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
11. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The book and homework assignments.
Reading the book and taking the quizzes and essays. Many classes we ended early by 6 or 6:30 p.m. Some topics we cover material outside of the text or used material to illustrate the points in the text. That was most helpful. I would like more of that incorporated into the class instead of getting out early. More time towards the end of the semester in the end of class to work on the project.
Groupwork
creating our own assessments
This area is very new to me so I felt I learned a lot about assessments. The content has made me think about how I currently assess my students, so I consider this a good thing. I have also shared what I have learned with others.
Going through all the chapters and reviewing the information afterwards.
The group projects helped me understand what goes into an assessment.
Although I'm not a education major, the material covered was very valuable in the field of speech pathology because giving assessments is very common in that field.
12. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
The lecture only covered what was in the book. The instructor did not provide any extra information.
Reviewing the information before we read and again after we read. I would prefer to just review after reading. The last class and second to the last class we had two chapters and essays to finish. It is really hard to have this double homework, work on the class project as well as other classes all at the end of the semester. Double homework in the middle would be much easier to handle.
I think the class lectures were too similar to the homework that was due the previous day, especially since everything was taken directly from the text. It didn't feel like there was enough variety of materials in the course. I also don't think the textbook website was valuable for the class. It was so easy to cheat; for the weeks that I didn't have enough time, I was able to just look up the answers for the essays or short-answers and get the right answers. But regardless of the easy accessibility of answers, the text was helpful but the website was not. I do not think it was a good supplement and would have rather learned in another form, such as making our own portfolios or multiple-choice questions. The course is about assessments, so it would have been a good learning experience had we been able to make the assessments that we learned.
the textbook was not the best
Sometimes the lack of discussion. The teacher tried to make all of us discuss but sometimes other students in the class were not very motivated. I disliked the fact that some of my classmates would type on their laptops (about something i am sure had nothing to do with the class) or use the whole class period to text message. I truly believe that we could have benefitted from more inclass discussion.
The quizzes and essays after each chapter.
Some topics were very redundant.
13. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
14. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 1 (11%)
17. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 1 (11%)
18. The instructor was objective in evaluating student's work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)