eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Dewayne Bettag

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PSY100, Summer II 2011
PSY442, Summer I 2011

Dewayne Bettag: PSY100, Summer II 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 4007 (241)     90893 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (50%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (31%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 3 (75%)

Dewayne Bettag: PSY442, Summer I 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 442 - The Exceptional Child Crn (Section): 92039 (601)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of 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%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
8. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
just a general understanding of special needs children and what they need to help them make progress
me personally not a lot. I now know a lot more about children with learning disabilities and those who are gifted and talented. Outside of trivia and research data that I can tell to my elementary school teacher of a mom I didn't gain much that will benefit me personally.
hopefully I can use some of the concepts to helping gifted and talented children
The main concept I learned was how to treat exceptional adults or children. And that they are just like us with hopes and dreams. It also helped me to reflect on my childhood and helped me to understand my own development.
Looking at people with disabilities as people first.
I felt the discussions were a great part of the class! I felt like I was actually understanding the material rather than just regurgitating information. I feel like UH should have more classes like that available, but I understand it is difficult.
I learned how to be sensitive to those who have learning disabilities. I learned to see them as people who have a disability, and to not see them as being defined by their disability.
11. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
learning what things most effect SN children and how to better help them in any environment home school socially anything
I liked the fast pace and meeting every day. I didn't have to remember stuff I learned like a month prior for tests and stuff it was short and sweet and to the point.
Good student teacher interaction
The use of both textbooks. I loved the brain book and the personal stories in the education book.
The effective strategies involved in assisting exceptional children. The videos were extremely helpful, there should be more of them.
Something that was emphasized in this course was to see exceptional children as every other child. This course has really helped me to see beyond the disability.
Dewayne helped me a lot through the course. I felt like I could ask him one question and he could answer a million other questions. He really mad the class interesting and kept my attention in class. I also feel like discussion keeps everybody more interested and gets everybody excited to learn the material.
I found that the videos were extremely helpful because they were a good way of seeing other peoples personal experiences.
12. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
all of it was helpful and i valued all the information that i learned
honestly the textbook was boring and a bit dry. I feel like i would have rather been tested than take the day after mini quizzes.
nothing.
The history of exceptionality. Dewayne tended to talk about himself a lot
I felt the least valuable thing about this course was that it was so short. I feel like this class could go on for another semester, and that there was a lot more to learn. I think it would be highly beneficial for UH to offer small classes like this during the fall and spring semesters.
I think that the textbook (Education book) was a little tough to read. For some reason, the material in the book seemed like it could have been condensed.
13. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
14. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
15. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
16. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
17. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
18. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
19. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
20. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
21. The instructor encourages me to speak the language being studied in class, and to use it actively in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
22. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
23. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
24. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
25. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to 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%)
26. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course were well integrated with course topics.
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%)
27. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
28. What changes would you make in the writing assignments?
I didn't really find the research review useful at all the interactive paper however i did find very useful
I felt like despite being told how structured the literature review was i couldn't find the rubric. I certainly knew what to look at during the reading but actually writing it I felt a bit lost. I felt like I was almost bull shitting the assignment. I also didn't know where to start for the second assignment.
I enjoyed both writing assignments, so nothing should be changed. I like that one was formal and the other informal.
The first writing assignment was very limited in the guidelines and there was very little critical thinking involved.
For our first writing assignment, I feel that there was a lot of freedom in deciding what topic to choose. This was great, because we could pick something that interested us. I wished that there was a overview over the APA format, especially since portions of the grade depended on the format.
I would try to do the research review in smaller parts. I think it would be beneficial to go over reading a research review as a class. It was difficult to read it and analyze it at the same time. I think we could have taken smaller steps leading into the final research review.
I think that there could have been a little more instruction in how to do the Research Review.
29. Other comments:
I enjoyed taking both his 100 and 442 class and would definitely say he knows what he's doing
good job. Dewayne was enthusiastic and had a lot of really useful stories of working with children. honestly I learned more from his explanations on dealing with children than I did from the reading. IE when he told us about when he was teaching a child to read and the mom came in and watched and as soon as the child saw his mom he head butted Dewayne. He proceeded to explain how he was teaching the child and how he told the mom that the kid has associated acting out with her and his home environment. He also demonstrated the necessity of self restraint by ignoring being butted in the face. That stuck with me and I will always know a bit more about dealing with exceptional children because of his first hand account.
Dewayne tries maybe a little too hard to be nice and fair maybe too many personal stories, they are good insight but maybe a little too often.
I took away from this class a lot more than I expected to because it touched me personally. I really enjoyed this summer course and would recommend it in the future. :)
Dewayne loves his students almost as much as he loves himself.
The discussion based classed was an awesome idea! I think everybody really appreciated that we could pick our own grading system. It really makes us want to come to class, as well as learn to apply what we have learned a lot better.
I did enjoy this course!