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Instructor: Clayton Kua

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Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2015

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 18212 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 3 (14%) 17 (77%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 22 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 22 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 19 (86%) 2 (9%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 22 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed doing all the speeches we had to do. I also liked how we learning about different methods of speaking.
This course has helped me to break out of my introvertness and has helped me to be a better public speaker. I enjoyed the variety of activities and speech assignments.
I really enjoyed all the speeches that we were given and the amount of time we were given to complete them were just enough time. I really enjoyed this class!
Fun and exciting
I really liked that Kumu Kua got us all to be comfortable with each other which made giving speeches less nerve wrecking.
The variety of the assignments kept the class interesting. Kumu Kua's teaching style was laid back and helped put me at ease while still being very informative.
The impromptu speech was great
The class was surprisingly comfortable and not nerve wrecking considering the fact that it is a speech class! It was very enjoyable and I honestly feel like I learned new things.
I liked the fact that he demonstrated every speech before we were assigned to do it. Also, his easy-going personality makes it easier to learn and not intimidating.
i liked the topics he chose for us to speak about.&the way the quizes were held!
I enjoyed being able to select my own topics to speak about.
I learned to be comfortable with public speaking
Everything in Clayton Kua's class had a team feeling. If we were not present for our classmates presentation we got points taken. This made the class feel more like a helping hand than anything. I appreciate Clayton Kua's way of teaching and being a teacher to lift us up as a group/team.
All the class work and homework were fair and entertaing.
I liked everything about this course. Taking this course and speaking in front of the class helped me get more comfortable with speaking in front of people I don't know.
I loved everything, yes speaking in front the class was a fear of mine but Kumu Kua made it easy, I gotten way more confident, because of all his helpful tips and advise.
Kumu Kua is such an excellent professor. His teaching style is very fun and at the same time, you learn. The activities and projects are easy to accomplish. I highly recommend taking this course. Since this semester is coming to an end, I am really bummed about leaving his class. Kua explained to us that we are all supporters of one another. I honestly felt that I was in a big family.
What I liked about this course was that it challenged me to be creative with my speeches, it also encouraged myself that I can talk to a group of people with out being nervous.
Everything was interesting and fun I enjoyed the class very much.
Its a good class and helps me to learn how to speak in front of the class
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
none aplicable
None!
None.
The only thing I did not enjoy in this course were the sections on gender-differentiated communication. I think this material was fairly sexist and I appreciate that the instructor allowed us to discuss our perspectives on the topics, however, I think this type of 'information' perpetuates the limited narratives of our gender binary and the harmful standard of hypermasculinity in our society.
None that I can think of. Great class.
Maybe no group work due to the fact everyone's schedule is completely different however it was still doable
none
No.
I don't think I have any suggestions. Its alright right now.
15. Other comments:
N/a
great class ! I really enjoyed it!
he was always there via emial to answer my questions or help me think of a topic for my speech!
Thank you for everything you have taught us.
N/a
Kumu Kua is an awesome teacher, thank you for making me overcome my fear of speaking in front people.
Great professor! very knowledgable, professional, and funny! I will miss this class!
Its a very fun and creative class that I hope everyone takes.
This class really helped me become more comfortable with speaking in front of groups.
It's a nerve racking to speak in front of the class but it is worth doing it for the students

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 18213 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 23 (96%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 25 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 20 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 25 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 25 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 25 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 21 (84%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 25 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 20 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This was the best speech course I have ever taken. The learning environment was comfortable and I was not as nervous as I normally would while giving a speech.
- loved how he would give a demonstration of each speech we had to give, that we understood what to do more clearly. - loved how he gave each and everyone of us constructive feedback and we all improved because of it on every speech. - loved his activity's and games so that we would be more comfortable with each other as a class. - loved lecture and how he applied himself each class time. -he stayed updated with is syllabus and notified everyone on updates and up coming dates. - and he was always one time and always prepared.
I am not a very good piblic speaker, in fact I funny really like speaking in from if anyone. This class made me get comfortable with doing presentations in from of the class. And I'm glad I wasn't the only one with that problem, so made it even more easier to do the presentations. I liked kumu kuas funny personality
With every speech that was assigned, Kumu Kua made a clear explanation what the outline was and did a demonstration. I felt comfortable in his class, and his feedback was really helpful. He answered all my questions I had. Kumu Kua had really helped me in my speeches.
I truly enjoyed the different activities EVEN the group project (which I normally demise) as Kumu Kua not only made them interesting, but "connected" them to the materials of our course. I normally dislike group projects but not Kumu Kua's. Kumu made the grading system fair, and I felt it was reflected accurately which often times do not happen. I also appreciated that Kumu always had a sample of what was expected of us. Kumu never left us hanging, or wondering what our assignments and/or projects were.
I like that he would present his own speech as an example in how we are supposed to present a speech. I also like that he has "games" or he includes that class during lecture so we can understand and we won't get bored just listening to him.
i like that there was a lot of flexibility with the assignments
I enjoyed how he really knew what he was teaching about. I also appreciated how he had a passion for teaching and used his own personal examples and expierences when explaining certain subjects. He made his class very relate able and tailored the speeches to his audience.
Everything!! From Group Activities to Many interesting Speeches.
Everything
I loved the humerous jokes! I loved working as groups and doing activities
This class is not boring. I would recommend it
I enjoyed the in-class projects (broken up into the card suits). I felt like the activities really drove home the material we were learning.
Kumu Kua prepared us to speak out with passion about the issues and people who matter in our lives. The speeches we had to do provided me with excellent experience and increased my courage and competence in public speaking.
Kumu's class is a fun learning experience. Learning from not only the instructor, but from my peers as well was awesome. We touched on so many random topics which made each day interesting. Nothing was repetitive. Kumu Kua's presentations were easy to follow and were always relevant to the course material. It also helped that his presentations weren't boring. He could capture the audience effectively with activities in the middle of his speech.
I really liked our speech topics.
I enjoyed working on all of my Assignments
I like how he gives us group activities and makes us participate during the discussion. He always has an interesting activities prepared. I like how he gives gives us an assignment because it helps us learn new things from the book.
loved being able to choose the topics for our speeches instead of being give topics to choose from.
all the speeches helped me on my speaking skills.
I liked group activities that pushed us to work together.
loved the active communication between the class and professor
I like the positive energy during class, the course subjects were well explained and easy to understand. The speeches were appropriate and fun to do. Kumu is very friendly and has great humor.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
- just keep doing what your doing kumu kua!!! -one of the best teachers ever!!
Make it a little more entertaining when learning the chapters in the book.
No, I absolutely nothing! I would not change anything as there is no need to!!
N/A
different teaching methods than powerpoint. Powerpoints longer than 5-10 minutes on get very boring.
Pretty good. REALLY GOOD CLASS.
N/A
its well already
Not really... an excellent class.
No
Nope. Kumu's doing everything right.
No,Kumu has a very effective course.
The only thing I would suggest is to post the lecture chpaters on laulima so that we can always go back and read it just in case we miss some words during the lecture.
don't change a thing
Maybe add in another group project or group activities?
course is great
Sometimes when we're taking notes, kumu goes over them a bit too fast not allowing us enough time to write everything down
15. Other comments:
No amount of words can describe how this class has changed my way of thinking about and presenting a speech in public. This class was one of those classes that i looked forward to come to class every class we had. Kumu kua was brought the whole class close to each other and made the class environment an environment that was super comfortable so that we all felt great when we did our speeches. Kumu kau has showed great teaching's during this semester and i would and will recommend this class to anyone who is looking to better their understanding of speech and communication and high-tin their public speaking skills. overall it was a great semester and if there was a higher class with kumu kua then i would take the class again. Thank you Kumu kua!!!!!!
I enjoyed this class!!
I have never had any complications during group projects until this semester. Only one group project we had, and my group members were being irresponsible. I let Kumu Kua know what was happening, and he was very easy to work with in this situation.
an alright class, could use improvements on teaching methods.
I REALLY REALLY RECOMMEND TO ALL STUDENTS WHO NEED TO TAKE THE SPCO 151 COURSE SHOULD TAKE IT WITH KUA :)
Kumu, made SPEECH bearable. I actually enjoyed this course! I was dreading this course more than Math. He created environment within the classroom that was accepting and forgiving. I am suggesting to any of my peers that need to take SpCO151,to take Kumu.
N/A
This ranks as one of my favorite classes! I would definitely recommend to any people to take Kumu if they need to learn how to give speeches.
Coolest mustache at HCC.
I feel like I will be able to give speeches a lot more comfortably in the future.
kumu kua is the best
I learned a lot from this course. I would recommend him to other students because he is an excellent teacher.
made me feel comfortable to present by giving great examples and doing a speech himself to show the class what he is expecting
. I enjoyed the having him as my speech teacher. The class was fun.
i really enjoyed Kumu Kua's class we have a lot of fun learning and within the first few weeks of school my stage fright was gone!

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 18214 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 25 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 25 1.12 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 25 1.15 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (24%) 16 (64%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.52 25 1.12 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 19 (76%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 25 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 25 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 25 1.12 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 20 (80%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.52 25 1.12 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 19 (76%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 25 1.14 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 18 (72%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 25 1.12 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.48 25 1.16 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 19 (76%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 25 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Assignments allowed us to be as creative as we wanted and allowed us to explore different types of speeches that are done. Going throughout the entire course we participated in a wide range of speeches that will all helped us develop into better speakers.
Even though it was a little nerve recking at first I enjoyed sharing all my speeches. It made me step out of my comfort zone.
I like that itʻs challenging. Kua let us do speeches infront of class for the maximum of 6 minutes long.
He was a great teacher. Made me want to come to class and his introduction speech assignment made me think differently about my life in a positive way
Kumu Kua is a wonderful teacher. He is very funny and I love his teaching methods. I have learned a lot in his class and now I can have more confidence in speaking in front of people. I enjoyed his class so very much. And yes we too became a family in his class.
I found this class very interesting and helpful in my upcoming classes especially being able to present in front of everyone.
I liked the chile
I liked how it was always interesting. Assignments were easy to do but hard to say. I liked how assignments sometimes brought me out of my comfort zone and let me think outside the box. the group project was enjoyable, and each speech topic was interesting. As a class and individually.
Online testing was great.
I liked the different speeches that we had to give they were all fun especially the group lecture
I honestly was very nervous to take this class. I imagined it to be very intimidating, but from the very first day of class the atmosphere was comfortable. I truly enjoyed everything about this class, especially the group presentation speech, informative speech and the tribute speech. Kumu Kua is an awesome teacher and knows how to get everyone laughing and still take him seriously when its needed. I can see why everyone had told me to sign up for Kumu's class. The best speech class and probably the only class I enjoyed giving a presentation/speech for. Thanks again for the great experience!
It was fun and gave us the opportunity to interact with classmates more than in other classes
I liked the ability to find out more about myself
I liked the group activities that we did in class. We built towers with legos, came up with questions about newspaper clips, and had to put things in order while working in groups. These were fun ways to get involved in class and with the lessons.
Everything
I think that the speeches overall were fun and interesting and helped to motivate students to write better speeches.
I loved everything about this course. The teacher was excellent and the class motivated me to learn. I enjoyed every second.
I like everything about the course. I had great time delivering my speeches.I was enjoying it.
The entire semester was fun and challenging at the same time.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
n/a
NONE
None
I think he did great. No complaints at all
none. It was a great class.
Not at all.
Encourage students to take notes.
Nope none
None
Just keep the class interactive by doing activities, it makes the class more interesting.
Nothing
keep it the way it is.
No need of improvements!
No i do not have any suggestions to improve this course.
No.
15. Other comments:
Kumu Kua was always well prepared and always had a positive attitude. The class fed off that positive environment and allowed me to build my confidence during each speech. Something about Kumu Kua made me feel like I could be myself in front of the entire class. Kumu Kua made us all feel equal no matter our confidence levels in speeches. After each speech my nervousness faded more and more. I no longer have fears of speaking in front of people as long as I have time to prepare. I have already recommended this course to friends because of Kumu Kua's professionalism and the amount I learned about myself in this class. It has helped me become a more confident person in general, not only in speeches. Thank you for your knowledge about public speaking!
I really enjoyed this class. Best teacher to take it with.
Thank you Kumu Kua
Thank you Kumu for an awesome semester.
Very funny teacher. always made class exciting to go to. Hope to be in another one of your classes one day :)
Next time don't try to get the class to go buy a TV. Argumentum Ad Verecudiam
Kumu Kuas instruction was one of the best I have ever experienced
I also liked how we were able to get off topic a little bit and talk about issues or questions that were brought up by students and have class discussions about them. It created a nice learning environment where we could openly communicate with others and share our thoughts.
Kua should sing a song sometime.
Just want to say thank you. I had learned a lot from this class.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 18905 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 22 (76%) 1 (3%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 24 (83%) 1 (3%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.39 29 1.29 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 21 (72%) 1 (3%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 29 1.34 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 21 (72%) 1 (3%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 21 (72%) 1 (3%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 25 (86%) 1 (3%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 23 (79%) 1 (3%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 22 (76%) 1 (3%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.41 29 1.28 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 20 (69%) 2 (7%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.32 29 1.25 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (24%) 18 (62%) 1 (3%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 23 (79%) 1 (3%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 29 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 23 (79%) 1 (3%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Activities, projects, and assigned helped gain my respect and confidence to not be afraid or feel intimidated to be in front of people.
I enjoyed giving a speech.
Learning how to become a better speaker
Learning Material
Very open to help students, and very understanding about each students level of public speaking.
I really liked the atmosphere that Kumu Kua created for the students. I did not feel threatened, or ashamed about my performances and speeches! This class was awesome!
It was really comfortable. I got to do my speech knowing everyone is accepting me. The way the teacher teaches! Very entertaining !
I enjoyed everything in this class. Kumu Kua made everything easy to learn & understand.
Kumu Kua kept the lessons interesting and Fun.
Some of our in class activities were fun. The students were always willing to participate. Some of there projects were interesting.
Liked the games witch led to a positive way to understand the material
I enjoyed how we got to teach the class instead of the teacher teach us.it was an awesome way of overcoming my fears of speaking infront if a crowd.
I enjoyed this course because Kumu Kua explained all assignments and lessons very clearly and demonstrated examples everytime.
in this course, I have learned more about public speaking and taught me how to be more confident.
I mean... not much! Its speech; only the crazy are eager to take this class! Kumu Kua did make it easy though. I loved his feedback, because it helped me improve my speeches.
I learn how to speak more clearly. The class lessen my fear in public speaking.
-Good balance of individual projects and group projects -Speech assignments really allowed me to showcase my creativity -Not too much focus on the textbook and memorizing vocabulary
I enjoyed every minute of this class, every assignment, every lecture, and every single person I was able to meet. This class has taught me the basics of public speaking and the more deeper details on how to improve. (Kumu) Kua has his own way of teaching the curriculum but its very clear and easy to grasp. His method isn't just "out of the book" kinds of stuff, he gives us real life experiences that he has gone through, which makes learning and applying what he teaches REAL. He is an amazing teacher and I can truly say that taking this class a pleasure.
I really think that Kumu designating Core Groups in the beginning helps grow our social circles. The projects and assignments given were specific and had interesting results.
I like that the course is very hands on
All the activities in his course was great. It helps me gain confident in public speaking and I have used many skills that I have learned in this course at work. Overall was an effective class.
Kumu Kua is a great instructor. He teaches with great knowledge and is able to provide help to all students when needed.
i really enjoy public speaking, and Kumu Kua made the entire class enjoyable. We were given the option to choose what we were or who we were going to talk about when given a speech assignment. I like that a lot because it allows us to choose a topic we are passionate about or enjoy.
Everything about this course was a real fun experience and all of the projects and group activities were enjoyable and memorable.
I love that I felt comfortable in this class like kumu promised it would be in the beginning. Everyone was very supportive and we were equally on the same level.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
none
More hands on activities
Nope
None, except maybe more impromptu speeches!
N/A
None. Keep doing what you doing Kumu!
No, Mr.Kua is very good at his teachings. He's very kind and makes the class feel welcome.
No improvement is needed.
No, I really like his strategies or styles when he teaches.
.... Not really. I think its the perfect class set-up. No homework and great assignments!
Maybe a little less time for speech assignments. Sometimes I felt like I had too much time to procrastinate. Otherwise, no other suggestions.
None whatsoever!
Wouldn't change a thing
More activities. More time in speech. More creative topics!!
None. He is awesome. Take this class!
N/A
None
15. Other comments:
Kumu Kua has given me and inspiration to not be afraid to speak and to be able to work with other people in a well mannered way.
It was too cold in the classroom. The professor is very kind, I enjoyed this class very much.
Every time I had speech, I got nervous even though I practiced again and again before presentation. My speech might be not very well, but I enjoyed thinking what I talked about for my classmate. Mahalo Kumu Kua.
None
I loved this class! Keep teaching!!
:D
I highly recommend others to take Speech taught by Kumu Kua! Thanks Kumu Kua!
Kua makes this class fun and he is the bomb!
I was afraid to take this course but I'm extremely glad that I did.
In general, kumu is the best teacher that I've ever had. First and foremost, he is approachable teacher and nice. He is not boring teacher. we have a lot of fun in the class. Also, he has a lot of motivations when he teaches.You're the BEST ever!! Keep it upð???
:)
Awesome course! A little challenging, but very enjoyable.
Mahalo Nui Loa Kumu Kua. I enjoyed your class, your assignments, and you as a Kumu overall. ALOHA!
Best course I've taken so far in my first year in college.
Thank you for letting me take this course even though I did not show up the first week.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 17086 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 28 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%) 1 (4%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 28 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 24 (86%) 1 (4%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 28 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 23 (82%) 1 (4%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 28 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 24 (86%) 1 (4%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 28 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 22 (79%) 1 (4%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (93%) 1 (4%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (93%) 1 (4%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 25 (89%) 1 (4%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 28 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 24 (86%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 28 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%) 1 (4%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (93%) 1 (4%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (93%) 1 (4%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the lectures, they were easy to listen to and retain. Kumu did an outstanding job of explaining things so that his culturally diverse class didn't feel so diverse.
It was a fun class. Professor Kua helps me impove my communication. He is an encouraging teacher that inspired me in this class.
I enjoyed taking this class. kumu kua makes us feel comfortable about our speeches and makes the class fun. I enjoyed the types of speeches we did and I like the way he grades us.
The speeches how every speech is different and making the class as a family.
i liked that we could be comfortable talking in front of our classmates that we did not even know, but became to know and like he says become a "family" we support each other while we talk through our speeches.
I like presenting in front of my class. Kua. Is very resourceful. I was comfortable throughout the semester to present in front of my peers.
Having to communicate with other student is something that I really enjoy for this class and I think that he did a great job helping a lot of as who are shy to communicate with others.
it was really fun
I loved the close knit community we had created in class. Although it was structured it also allowed us to get to know one another and insights into people's lives and their goals in life. This helped me get more excited about presentations, although I am still nervous.
The assignments related to the class very well. They allowed us to use what we learned in a hands on manner.
I love his class because he made this class very friendly environment. So activities and projects with other classmates were fun and effective to learn.
Taught us how to speak in front of peers and others. Kumu was awesome at explaining all the things we need to know.
What I like about this class is how our professor used different kinds of way in teaching us. He made a lot of activities for us to understand more the topic.
I really enjoyed this class. Although, I dislike getting up and making a speech in front of the whole class. Kumu Kua went above and beyond in making his students want to come to class.
Group activites were always fun. Actually, there was never a dull moment in his class.
He has helped me so much on my assignments and made me realize that speaking us such a strong tool. The activities provided helped me interact and understand why so each is so important. Reading about it and then actually doing a project to clearly understand.
What I liked most about this course were the presentations.
I really enjoyed this class because the assignments were very interesting and enjoyable.
Kumu Kia is very organized and his activities always interest me. His assignments are fairly easy. I enjoyed his class.
It was good.
Easy speeches,Kumu is easy to work with.
Clayton kua did an excellent job made learning fun and easy by the way he teaches
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
well I don't like speeding in front of people so to improve, omit me from public speeches lol.
NO NOT AT ALL.
Nope.
None
more fun!!!!!!
Possibly a little more structure on the presentations, I had a hard time deciding most of the time. But it is still very useful and gives you free range, just makes it difficult to pick topics.
None
We needed more feedback for each student's presentation.
None
Nothing
Not at all this is a course I would love to take again especially with Clayton Kua.
n/a
No
I have no suggestions this course is perfect the way it is.
No.
15. Other comments:
like I stated earlier, I really enjoyed Kumus class, he made the material fun to learn and gave criticism when it was necessary but delivered it with possible solutions. I admire him and am thankful I got into his class .
he is awesome
None
great class to take
I love that he's so down to earth, I recommend this class to everyone.
None
Mahalo nui loa for your great, helpful class!! I really learnt how to present with no fear. Thank you very much!!
Kumu Kua is a great speech teacher. He is expert in encouraging you to speak.
n/a
Mr. Kua is great professor and is very funny. I loved this class and it was always fun
This class is really fun.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 17087 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 28 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 24 (86%) 1 (4%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 28 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (89%) 1 (4%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 28 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 22 (79%) 1 (4%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 28 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 21 (75%) 1 (4%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 28 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (82%) 1 (4%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 28 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 26 (93%) 1 (4%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 28 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 26 (93%) 1 (4%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 28 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 26 (93%) 1 (4%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 28 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 20 (71%) 5 (18%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 28 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 25 (89%) 1 (4%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 28 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 23 (82%) 1 (4%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 28 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 25 (89%) 1 (4%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved how much Kumu loved the subject that he was teaching. He encouraged me and motivated me to do my speeches. He made the speeches fun.
The speech presentations were very fun especially the impromptu speech and other group activities in class.
I really enjoyed every speech topic that was given.
Kua teaching method
I liked the different group activities and how they corresponded to the lecture he was talking about. I also liked that the speeches were very good topics and gave us a lot of room to express ourself and be creative.
I liked the course material the most. I loved how the class set up was. In Mr. Kua's class I felt extremely comfortable and welcome making it easier for me to get up in front of the class. He not only made the experience educational but he also made the experience one to remember.
I liked doing everything in this class, it was a wonderful learning experience.
i liked the speeches because it's like i challenged myself. i really learned to be comfortable when speaking in front of people!
what I really liked was how strait forward the class was and it made things very simple. Kua was very nice and understanding and made the class very fun!
the group projects and other in class activities
I did enjoy the activities we did in class, and the opportunities to interact with all the other classmates. I loved the individual speech assignments.
I like that the professor is very laid back yet very effective in his message.
I liked the projects/assignments(Speeches) because they were easy to understand and do. They were also very fun and made me go out of my comfort zone.
I enjoyed every single project!
I liked that Kumu Kua really made the class fun and enjoyable. I feel that I have gotten over my fear of talking in front of crowds because of this class.
I enjoyed the interaction with other students.
This was the best class that i had during the entire semester.. Kumu was great in his teachings and i recommend him to anyone who needs this class.
Excellent assignments. Doing speeches helped me to prepare for public speaking. It pushed me out of my comfort zone , challenged me and made me better. Kumu Kua had many different in class activities and teach methods. This kept me engaged and excited for the next lessons. NO BORING POWERPOINT LECTURES, all great prepared lessons and delivery.
I have always been a wreck when having to do any kind of public speaking. I even had a hard time participating verbally prior to taking the course. This has helped me immensely in being able to have confidence with public speaking.
I enjoyed the presentations
I liked the opportunity to work in groups.
Learning about the preparation of speeches, tactics of speeches, and variation of speeches were useful in other presentations I have had during this semester. I would gladly take another course from Kumu Kua again.
Super educational, straight to the point
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I liked this class just the way it is.
none at all.
No suggestions at all, it was absolutely perfect, educational, and fun.
none
I would say more group activities!
no, his class is perfect
No need to improve this course. It is a very well organized class.
negative
N/A
None, he is an amazing teacher!
I think one suggestion is to have the offer to switch groups because sometimes I didn't get along very well with my group members.
Excellent, no need for improvements
No, his class is fine the way it is
More impromptu speeches would be great at building practice speech skills.
Nothing really
Nothing, it was a great course.
No improvements necessary!
This course of all courses should be all the way around professional. I feel as if this course showed a lot of unprofessionalism, sometimes in the teacher and in a lot of people's presentations. Students were allowed to use profanity in their presentations and most of the time didn't even present with the guidelines in mind, which was very frustrating to me because I took a lot of time out and worked really hard on my speeches.
No
15. Other comments:
I recommend this class to anyone that has to take Speech and Communications 151
This class helped me overcome my fear of speaking in front of a class full of people, it's that good and I enjoyed it very much.
thank you so much! i truly mean this because i could never talk in front of people and now i can.
very good class I had alot of fun.
One of the best class
Mr. Clayton Kua is very knowledgeable teacher, and that motivated me to want to do better. His teaching technique helped me learn and improve my skill. He made learning very rewarding and made me want to be in class.
N/A
I highly recommend this teacher! Very pleasant class! You won't regret it!
Thanks Kumu for being a great teacher!
Mahalo for loving your job Kumu Kua. It's not often that I encounter a professor who really contributes his all to the class.
Kumu Kua made the class very interesting and the different techniques he used were varied and were helpful and fun!
I enjoyed this class
Thank you so much Kumu Kua for your help in my understanding of speeches.
Another critique would be that students should be told to respect the presenter while they are giving their speech. Students would be having their own discussions or even talking out loud to the presenter, which shouldn't even be allowed. Also, students phones would go off during presentations without the teacher saying a word to them.
None

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 17088 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 27 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 27 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 27 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 22 (81%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 27 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (96%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 27 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (96%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 27 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 27 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 24 (89%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 22 (81%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 27 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (96%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (96%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked how Mr. Kua made us feel comfortable with eachother by doing multiple group activities. It took the nervous edge away when speaking in front of the class.
Doing the assigned speeches, and listening to my classmates deliver theirs. I really learned the coursework better this way.
I liked that we had speech topics that were engaging and easy to understand.
The classroom experience and interaction.
Kumu Kua is the best teacher around. He shows enthusiasm in his work and shows his students that he is there for each and every one of us. He knows when to let loose and be fun. He makes class fun and we all interact like a family. His speech assignments helped me get over my public speaking and I thank him for that. Speech and Communications is my favorite class out of all the classes I am taking. At first, I was intimidated by his assignments he has assigned but now, I can't shut my mouth wherever I am.Thank you for a remarkable semester Kumu. I will surely miss having your class next semester.
I liked the whole course overall. The speeches were laid out to be not too easy but also not too hard. Loved this class!
I had a lot of fun while learning. Kua did a WONDERFUL job engaging the class during lectures.
I liked the in-class activities and the broadness in topic of speeches (for the most part). I liked that the outlines for speeches weren't stressed too much because I hate outlines.
Everything :)
I actually learned a lot from this course, more than i did in a 251 speech course. like about listening for example and from the group project.
I liked listening to my classmates speeches. They were all interesting and worth going to class for.
I liked all of the projects
One of the best class I had ever taken. I like the way he teach make it easier to get up and talk. He makes you feel like the class is our family and no one should be afraid to make a speech
I liked the teachers approach to the class from the very beginning he brought intimacy to the groups and helped us be at ease with getting in front of the classroom.
I enjoyed our group presentation mostly because we learned from each other.
the speech projects helped me out a lot in life.
They were fun and effective at encouraging speaking skills.
Fun to think about
I definitely enjoyed working on my speech from thought to delivery
The activities were fun, and really helped myself learn the subject.
Love this class! We together accomplish our goal.
Everything
I liked the experience of speaking and not being as nervous
The class room was a safe place to experiment with public speaking.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None.
Lots of terminology used in the textbook that I could not retain, and always needed to look it up in the textbook. I think selecting specific terms that and discussed more frequently in class, may help students like me to retain them better.
None at all.
Nothing at all. His class is awesome! No improvements needed. Maybe Add in more speech assignments.
Keep up whatever you're doing!
I have none. I enjoyed this class very much!
none
Nothing
Even though i sucked at the impromptu, I think that if that could be incorporated into the daily class course, it would make everyone better speakers.
I think this class was my best this semester. No changes at all.
PERFECT! and really helpful
I would suggest the counselors recommend this course be taken at the beginning of the journey. This would have helped me out so much in preparing assignments in front of my class and making me as well as other students overcome their fear of public speaking.
none he clarified it all
Maybe emphasize reading the text more.
its all good
More food options in the cafeteria
Everything was very good
None.
None
na
I would have preferred this course to have been held during the day.
15. Other comments:
I gained a better understanding of public speaking, and how to prepare, rehearse and deliver them effectively. Impromptu speaking got better because of the assignments. Not so much Fear.
A good speech experience.
Thank you for a great semester kumu. I will surely miss having you for evening classes. You are by far the best instructor yet!
Kua is WONDERFUL and always available if we need help.
taking this course made me realize that no matter how much we focus on our individual goals and skills, communication is the base of it all. That's why I want to take more speech classes because i know i can benefit from them a lot.
really good teacher
I don't think their is anything that should change in this course. Clayton Kua is an excellent teacher and one of my favorites so far. He does an excellent job.
I had an awesome time in Kumu's class
Very enjoyable class. As well as instructive.
Mahalo
Kumu Kua is awesome
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Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 16374 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 25 (96%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 20 (77%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 26 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 21 (81%) 2 (8%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 26 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 21 (81%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 26 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Instructions was clear and the speeches were creative. It was a fun class, and let me come out of my shell. I strongly recommend Kumu Kua for your speech professor.
I liked the informative speech and vision speech. It was great to share my ideas and knowledge to everyone and I also learned a lot from my classmates.
more interactive, got to present on our chosen topics
the impromptu speeches
I loved how easy it was to find something to keep the class feeling amazing and fun.
speech presentation helped me to develop in public speaking and very enjoyable.
I enjoyed the group activities, it was fun and exciting. The lectures were interesting and itade made wan to to learn more. He should do a review on the chapter.
Presentations
I absolutely loved this course. This seems to be the most dreaded course in college, psychologically, and Clayton eased all of us of this fear. First and foremost, he created a positive environment. It's his demeanor and his approach that made all of us lose our insecurities, at least for most of us it seemed like. And his enthusiasm was contagious.
It was a really fun experience.
Everything, not a great public speaker but kumu made class very fun which made me more confortable in being in front the class
I liked that the class was really welcoming and you felt not to much pressure when presenting. It was a calm sailing and i would recommoned this class to everyone.
Great class and teaching methods!
I liked that he had a sense of humor.I enjoyed laughing at his jokes.
Kumu made being a student in his class very enjoyable. His teaching methods were inclusive and not too technical. We learned through practicing speeches and not having to read chapter after boring chapter of text. Kumu made us feel secure in knowing that we would not be belittled for our speeches and presentations. I recommend kumu's class 100%!
I liked they way Mr. Kua incorporated real life situations in how he explained and taught the concepts of communication to us to make it more understandable. He taught us a lot, all the while making it fun and enjoyable to come to class.
I had fun learning about different types communication and speeches. i enjoyed kumu kua teaching us to put our hearts into everything we do including our speeches. I liked how he always encouraged us and actually cared about our stories.
I enjoyed everything about this class, except the part of doing my presentations in front of the class, but that's what speech is all about. I'm glad it's almost over because I hate going in front of the class. Other than that, it was a terrific class!
i like the random speeches, where you grab a subject and speak about it.
Every class assignment, projects and presentation was very interesting. Im nervous when doing a presentation speech, but Clayton Kua makes me feel comfortable about speaking in front of the class. I enjoyed doing the impromptu speeches even though I was deathly afraid of speaking in front the class.
projects and in class activities.
Speech communacation was the best course i took so far since i been coming to college in 2012.. Mr.kua was willing to help me overcome the fear in speaking in front of people and really gave me a feed back in which area i can work on. From the help of speech class i learn alot in the chapter book that he presented and also my imformative speech which was awesome. I would take his class anytime. he give positive vibe in class and he not judge his student like other instructor do.. If I could grade him I will gave him an A+ and award him the best instuctor of the semester..
I liked the way he explains the lecture and the practice he gives.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I would not change it, the class was an awesome experience!
maybe more mini activities like the one minute speeches. I liked those even though i failed in my standards haha
nope
None that I can think of.
Do a overview of the chapter.
No suggestions
No improvements. Only wishes! Do another round of impromptu speeches! Maybe even 5 instead of 2. I thoroughly enjoyed those class sessions. Not knowing what your card, your speech, was going to be about was just exciting. Some cards lacked sustenance, and mostly everyone is always in their seats thinking, I wish I got that card... So more impromptus!
Keep it up kumu, your an awesome instructor
I like the random speeches. More of those would be alot more fun.
Don't let people mess around with lithium and h20
None
n/a
i think its good the way it is
None. Kumu Kua is teaching in a good method. It's not about reading and learning, but more hands on. or at your own pace. But not being lazy and laid back. I enjoyed this class very much and glad he was the teacher too.
none
Clayton Kua was very thorough with teaching the class.
have more in class group activities.
there nothing to say about improvement..
15. Other comments:
Mahalo nui loa iÄ? Kumu!
no 100 Q test!!!
Here's hoping that everyone does their job by doing ecafe. >:{D And now time to blow my anonimity by saying.. o-o I hope my informative speech didn't traumatized anyone when I brought out the shocking materials..
This was a great course.
None
Gave me more confidence when presenting to for a class presentations.
Excellent job!I am now comfortable speaking in front of crowds and have gained confidence that I didn't have before taking Mr. Kua's class.
I really like this class!
Keep Kumu Kua employed to teach others coming in. Thank You. He was very inspirational to me because he grew up in Keaukaha where I grew up also. Great Job! Perks for Keaukaha!!!
i completely loved speech, and was not expecting to like it much. at the thought of it being ʻSPEECHʻ.
I would recommend everyone to take Clayton Kua's speech class
overall, class was good and materials and info given were very helpful.
Mr. kua is the best
This class is really intimidating

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 16375 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 21 (81%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 26 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (15%) 20 (77%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 26 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
What u loved about this class was that I could do my class work while getting in touched with my culture by doing speeches and power points. This class really helped me to open up and feel comfortable with speaking in public
Making creative and cool speeches that made everyone shock and awe.
Kumu Kua is very relaxed and helps greatly on any topic. Hes a great instructor and hols a sense of family in his classromm.
I like that he was supportive into helping us find a speech topic.
I enjoyed doing speeches.
I loved just doing the speeches in general. His class is great and the things we learn are very useful in everyday life. My favorite assignment was the group speech because I loved that my group was so prepared and we even became friends. Overall the best class needed for the liberals major.
It was fun...
What I liked most about the course was Kumu Kua. I put speech class off as long as possible, because I was terrified to speak in public. Kumu Kua makes you feel comfortable. You can tell he is real, or more like you can feel it. He has a great calming presents. He has a great vibe. He is very thoughtful and connects well with the class. If I knew the class was going to make me feel that comfortable speaking in front of people I would have taken it sooner.
He did really well. He made learning about speech a lot more fun. All the activities pertained to the subject that we were on. I do feel that i've improved in speech a little more as a whole.
The assigned group speech was an effective idea. It helped me as a student to connect and communicate with other students. Our class activities helped me find the inner me.
I learned a lot about myself and the way I communicate with my peers and my family. I learned a bunch from each project. The project also helped me define my education goals. Overall I enjoyed this class and am pleased to add all the things I have learned to my repertoire of communication skills.
The class environment was calm and fun it allowed me to not be as nervous as I usually would be talking in front of an audience. I liked the random speeches we had to do because they were so funny.I'm thankful for having Clayton Kua as my teacher for speech class because he creates a fun environment where his students aren't as nervous to present.
I love the group project, impromptu speeches, and all in class activities. Fun, fun, fun!!!
I liked all of the assignments given. I especially liked the bumper sticker assignment. I liked that each assignment was different and we were encouraged to try different styles of speech.
The connection between instructor and the class, Kumu Kua maintained an awareness that was very impressive. Assignments made me think about things, kumu has an ability to get students minds turning.
What I like about this course is the flexibility in the schedule. Because of the flexible time management in this course, I was able to be prepared for me presentations and projects.
Taught me to be more comfortable when talking in from of groups of people.
I like that Kumu Kua made all our activities in class fun. He made talking in front of the class comfortable for his students.
I don't like speaking in public. In fact, I found out that I have pretty strong anxiety while public speaking. Kumu Kua helped ease all our anxiousness with humor, which I really appreciated!
At the beginning of the semester I felt like I was already pretty good at public speaking but this class helped me a lot when it comes to dealing with nerves before a speech.
The vision speeches, and also the impromptu were enjoyable. Even though I didn't do so well on both.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Make more speeches that involve creativity.
None really, the time and hours was great and the material helped construct my future presentations.
No improvements. the course is Awesome!!
nothing at al.
None
None
As intimidating as it is to get up in front of the classroom, I think there should have been a couple of more speeches. The more we get to practice the better we get. However, I understand that we had eliminate a speech. Also, I think the group presentation should have had fewer people in the groups.
just do more good stuff like you already do. keep the crip style growing.
nope
I actually liked this class quite a bit. Maybe make the deadlines on quizzes shorter.
15. Other comments:
This course was fun and I feel more confident about speaking now.
Kumu Kua i enjoyed your class and i enjoyed sharing my passion for the country life in my speeches. Thanks for being supportive.
Kumu kua is awesome! his lectures are hilairious and i love his teaching skills. he really made me want to come to class and learn more, thank you so much kumu.,
Kumu Kua is truly and amazing teacher.
Clayton Kua is a great Kumu and motivator! His main points were always made clear. His teaching skills makes me want to take another one of his classes.
During the course our instructor needed to take care of some health things. He found an appropriate substitute and communicated what and why so we had adequate notice. He adjusted the schedule accordingly and in my opinion handled a tricky life situation with professionalism and grace. I felt supported all through the semester and appreciate everything Kumu Kua taught us. Mahalo for the experience!
Over all the course was good and Kumu Kua was an excellent professor. He made me feel encouraged to do my best.
Awesome class! awesome teacher! I almost didn't take it and I'm so glad I did!
I am really glad to take this class. Kumu Kua is super cool. Thank you so much!!
nope
Kumu Kua is an awesome teacher and I love his class. If I could, I would do it all over again!
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Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 16376 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 30 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 25 (83%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 30 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 25 (83%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 30 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 22 (73%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 30 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 22 (73%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 30 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (30%) 20 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 30 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 27 (90%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 30 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 25 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 30 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (87%) 1 (3%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 30 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 22 (73%) 2 (7%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.59 30 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 21 (70%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 30 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 25 (83%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 30 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 27 (90%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Kumu Kua makes everyone feel comfortable about making speeches. On day one he already had us making an impromptu speech. But my favorite would have to have been the bumper sticker because it allowed me to be creative and therefore more comfortable.
It was fun learning how do to go about specific types of speeches, and then trying to deliver them to the class.
I liked all the projects and it just helped me to better myself. I didn't have a problem before really but now I feel better. I feel that through the assignments I learned some new stuff and refreshed some old stuff. I liked his teaching method greatly and the interaction we did in class.
I love this course. An amazing instructor with a great knowledge. I would love to take more classes with him as the instructor.
throughout this semester, I have learned a lot. I love the fact in the classroom we do exercise to built our confident before presentation day. It was fun experience and practice to speak in front of the classroom.
I enjoyed the impromptu speeches and the funny topics that were available for us to talk about.
Facing my fear of speaking in front of a class
We had a lot of speech or presentation works, that was hard sometimes. However, I've felt all of that assignment are very necessary thing to improve my English skill.
I loved the freedom Kumu Kua gave us when doing our assignments. We were free to explore our thoughts on the particular assignment and bring to class what we felt was the best way to present our ideas through speeches. Students appreciate that kind of freedom a lot and I am thankful that Kumu Kua allowed us that freedom.
I loved everything about this class, it brought me out of my shell. The speeches and assignments helped me bond with others.
I like how the material taught is relatable to real life. He uses examples and activities that are realistic and everyone can relate.
This class brought me closer to my peers.
I like his personality and attitude towards to students. Unexpected speech made us very comfortable to give a speech because topics are very interesting. Bumper stacker was such a good project for speech, and everyone seemed that they had so much fun creating their own design. I saw some good thoughts and creative mind.
Kumu Kua is such an uplifting teacher! Awesome attitude and he would always do a great demonstration which also helped us prepare for our own assignments. My favorite class by far!!!
I like the fact that he is down to earth. He presents his lecture on screen and I can read it aside from him lecturing and reading. At the same time I can copy notes. For me, its effective. He also has a sense of humor, which allows me to feel comfortable. He does an outstanding job in instructing his class and keeps them motivated even though as students we are nervous to give speeches.
Speech with Kumu is awesome. He really helped me to better communicate with others and really open up to speaking. Of course i still get butterflies when speaking in front of class, but who doesn't.
The speeches were very interesting.
I liked the friendly atmosphere of the instructor and class environment. The activities and assignments were clear and in a way that will be memorable for years to come.
Being able to feel comfortable enough to speak in public, humor of the class, group work forces us to interact. All good
Group activities were fun and enjoyable
One of my biggest fears is talking in front of people. Kumu Kua made us feel comfortable in before every speech. He was also very encouraging and gave us honest feed back so we could learn from our mistakes. I enjoyed everything we did in the class from group presentation, to solo speeches.
Great, engaging course. Hate doing speeches but this class makes it not as nerve-wracking. Comfortable environment
I liked all the actives, all the assignments.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None
No, it was a good course, and it was instructed by a good teacher.
I think the course is great as it is.
None.
None. It was fantastic.
This class is on point !!!!
None. Good job!
Potluck at the end of the year. (:
There is nothing that I would need to improve the class
no
None.
none
15. Other comments:
It overall really helped me become a better speaker.
Clayton Kua is an awesome teacher and I am glad that I was able to take the class. It was a fun and interesting class that I would love to have him as my teacher again.
It was fun having you this semester and I thank you for teaching the different techniques to overcome fears and techniques to present in front of the class.
Kumu Kua is an exceptional instructor and one of the great Hawaiian leaders of our day, whether the institution realizes it or not. He is a kind and generous man, full of aloha and thoughtful toward the students he engages. I hope I have the honor and pleasure of sitting in his classroom again.
My all time favorite class
Thank you & Have a great summer! I learned a lot about how to improve speaking with others; one on one conversations and talking with a large group. Practice and rehearsing the presentation/speech is important to have a successful delivery.
Great class! Kua is awesome!
I earned a lot of skills and knowledge of communication with American people. The lecture went sometimes from philosophical view. We could easily connect with our own life. Students were very respectful to everyone, and they shared life experience sometimes. The class was very inspiring every time. Thank you so much!!!
I really enjoyed this papa with kumu kua and I feel more comfortable if ever I had to give a speech .
Iʻd recommend Kumu Clayton to anyone that needs to take a speech class.
Great class Kua!!

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 16377 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 26 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 26 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 20 (77%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 26 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 26 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 26 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 26 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 26 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 20 (77%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 26 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 26 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 21 (81%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 26 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I love him best teacher ever
Clayton Kua is a great teacher. His assignments, projects, and activities are all fun.
The class is pretty fun. The activities that we did from the last few weeks was fun and useful. The project and other presentation that we did was a great help to every student because each of us learned something new by doing them.
I like the fact that kumu challenges us to face our fears, when I first started taking this course I was always the shy type not wanting to talk in from of class, bt ever since I took this class I've learned how to overcome my fears...
This course had lots of group activities that got everyone to know each other which made me feel more comfortable when giving speeches and also helped me to have better speech skills due to less nervousness.
All assignments were relevant and interesting ! Great class thank you :)
It was a great learning environment to be apart of.
Kumu Kua made learning the subject fun.
Everything was personal and about each person. Nothing was a one size fits all but we can all fit together if we learn and work together.
Everything
Kumu Kua made the classroom very fun and inviting. We always laughed in class every week. He tried to make the assignments enjoyable as well.
I enjoyed everything in this class. I enjoyed the group activities the most.
I enjoyed the diversity of the assignments, you never knew what to expect when you walked into the class the fear of having to get up at the spur of the moment and deliver an impromptu speech kept you on your toes. I especially enjoyed the group assignment in delivering a lesson to the class. This by far was the best experience i had so far in HawaiiCC in terms of delivering a presentation. It was well defined for us, which also helped my team deliver a in-depth presentation as a whole. The group activities was also not just informative, but extremely fun to do, which made me want to learn more and i suspect gave the same feeling to the rest of the class.
i liked how Claton taught the class. he made it fun and very enjoyable, and because of him i have actually become a better speaker.
Getting over the fear of talking in front of others.
This might sound a little vague as well as cliche, but if I could have this class my whole life, it would complete me. The class would always bring the most positive vibes and we became family within such a short time. Clayton Kua is probably one of the most understanding level-headed people I've ever met and I am sure his classes are all blessed.
Kumu made speech topics and assignments relatable. He was always open minded to anything that anyone would bring up. He was a positive light to the class and always made classes enjoyable as well as understandable. The activities that we did were interesting and fun and we took a lot from them.
I liked that most of the classes were spent listening to other speeches.
Course was stimulating to the mind. Coursework was entertaining, as well as helpful to the development of speech and communications.
Freedom to work independently in order to complete assignments.
I really liked Kumu's way of teaching. He made a subject that I absolutely hated tolerable.
I really ejoyed the thoughness of the subject and appreciated the fact that there was a lot of interaction with other classmates while we effectively work on group projects. I had lots of fun and learned to take responsibility on my portion of the work.
I liked everything from head to toe. Kumu Kua really helped me understand the course information. He also made me love public speaking even more with the learning environment he provided us with.
I really enjoyed the impromptu speeches. Even though I was terrified knowing we had to do them, they seemed to help me become relaxed and confident. They also helped me to get to know my classmates and become comfortable with them. I also really enjoyed the bumper sticker speech. It was fun to do. Also - the vision speech was really a good idea. I enjoyed that very much. And the informative speech - really good practice at getting timing right. I guess I enjoyed it all - but my favorite (surprisingly) were the impromptu speeches! :)
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None
Should have more fun activity.
Highly recommend students to take this course, it really helps.
This course does not need improvement. the group work and all the speeches we were required to do helped improve my public speech skills.
No
No
nope
No
I feel some encouragement would be helpful. When students fall behind and come to you for help to catch up, he just turned them away and I dont know if thats what a teacher should do. A teacher should be there to help you on your feet, as long as youre willing to make the effort. I was willing and he did nothing.
He doesn't need to improve anything.
I do not think that anything can be done to improve this course. A well delivered course.
none
More impromptu speeches
longer classes, haha!
The way the book is taught by Kumu is very understandable. I can't think of any suggestions to add to this course.
Be more flexible with attendance, this is college.
None. Course is already well-rounded.
None.
Nope, this course is as good as it gets.
no suggestions except to keep the syllabus, it was functional and easy to read and keep up with. I wish all my classes syllabus was as easy to followe as yours.
No suggestions needed.
I can't think of a thing...I actually wish it was longer. I really looked forward to coming to class every week. It seems to be helping me with my fear of public speaking and I don't want to stop. I want to continue until I become truly confident.
15. Other comments:
Kumu Kua is the best!
That class was awesome. Everybody treats everyone as a family.
Thanks kumu Clayton for helping me as well as the class to be confident when taking speeches.
This class was very well oriented with the course material and the variety of speeches we were required to present and helped me feel more comfortable giving public speeches.
None
None
Clayton Kua is the best from how he talks, to the way he teaches his students. He is very organized, makes the class fun and enjoyable. I would recommend his class to anyone I know attending college.
I would strongly suggest to all new incoming students who are required to take this course as part of its degree and even those who don't need it as a degree requirement to take this course. Going through my other courses, this course prepared me better for all the rest. If i knew what i would gain from this course, i would of definitely taken it in my first semester instead of my second to better prepare myself for all my courses to follow.
none
Nope
I love speech!
Kumu helped me to actually speak in front of strangers! From the beginning of class till now, I feel that I have personally improved and that is thanks to Kumu.
Kumu Kua is a great professor.
Thank you Kumu :)
I enjoyed your class and looked forward to classroom time because i feel that it was more socially organized and everyone worked hard.
No other comments except: KUMU KUA YOU DA BOMB!!!!!! BEST TEACHER EVER!!!! PERIOD.
Kumu Kua was very informative. I learned so much in his class. He really did a great job of putting the information we learned into practice and making it real for us. He also was amazing at setting a comfortable and safe class environment and tone. I will never forget the support he gave me as my father passed away this semester. It was difficult for me to get back into focusing on school, but his encouragement and support made it possible for me to - not only not give up - but continue to strive for excellence. I also witnessed this with other members of our class. His heart and his dedication make him an amazing teacher and an asset to HCC as well as our Big Island community.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15588 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 28 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (93%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 28 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 25 (89%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (93%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 23 (82%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked how Kumu made our assignments and projects not just work but fun. He helped me to feel more comfortable when doing my speeches. I became more confident knowing that I didn't need to be perfect, I just needed to show him that I am learning and feeling better about a speech every time I had to do one.
the teacher had his course materials ready for his students. He were always on time and ready to teach
There are many things that I liked about this course. I was extremely hesitant to take this course because speech was the class I was most anxious about. Kumu Kua did an incredible job of making projects/assignments that were comfortable to talk about. Also, his teaching methods were extremely relatable and full of laughter. Excellent teaching methods that made this anxiety driven course, a great one to take.
I like the way the instructor explained speech and communication.
Assignments were easy to understand because good examples were used and lectures were made interesting.
I liked the feeling that I was safe while giving my speeches and I was not being judged.
Everything about this course was fantastic.
I have learned a lot through this class. I learned of all the different kinds of way to give a speech in front of a class or in any other group meetings. I have learned how not to be nervous and to have confident when speaking in front of a lot of people or class. I learned that not only me but a lot of my classmates have a hard time speaking in front of the class and so I give them the encouragement they need to speak in front of the class.
I liked all of the speeches that we had to do. I gained confidence.
Ready to answer all questions that I had and presented all the material very well. Easy to talk to and explained every thing very well. Excellent teacher.
I enjoyed this class very much. what I like most was that even though we only meet once a week, all areas were covered that were needed to accomplish specific assignments. Kumu Kua is a very enjoyable teacher, so much so I could not only just learn what was required , but have a good time doing it. This course from another teacher could have been very nerve wrecking. Kumu made learning fun and gave me confidence and knowledge to speak in public or even skills i can use in everyday life. Speaking in public can be quite challenging, but I feel I have been taught accordingly and I am able to speak at anytime for any reason that arises.
GREAT Speech Class! I liked doing the speeches
Tall tower building.
I liked that this class was very open and moving forward.
I really like Kua because he made SPCO very fun.
I liked how Mr.Kua have us do various activities to explain the material, very effective.
THIS COURSE IS FUN AND INTERESTING! REALLY MAKES MY SPEECH IMPROVE.
I really enjoyed that kumu kua took the time to give exsamples of all the speecehs that he wanted us to write. I really enjoyed his class and learned alot from him
Professor Kua and the peers I had in SPCO 151 made speech-making a better experience for me.
I really enjoyed participating in the group activities.
Clayton was very in touch with the students. He made everything feel very casual and that he was a real person and willing to help. I really enjoyed this class and hope to have more professors like him.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I have no suggestions to improve this course.
None.
nope.
None
no this class is really appropriate
Suggestions to improve this course, I liked it exactly how it is. Simple, clear and educational. I dont have a suggestion to make it better. It is a fun and educational class. I reccomend Kumu Kua to anyopne who wants to take speech. He can teach even the most timid or awkward person to have confidence when a speech is required.
None
No. Its so much fun!
N/A
NOTHING. ITS ALL GOOD TO ME.
It would be very helpful to have an idea of what kind of grade I received for each speech during the course of the semester, instead of at the very end, but I'm sure that this method has something to do with not discouraging the speaker, if they were to receive a poor grade, which is just as well.
Perhaps allowing more time on each Powerpoint slide? There were times when I could only jot the info from the presentation and not listen to the professor.
None
15. Other comments:
Good Communication skills were provided by the instructor
This was the class I was looking forward to the least in taken for my Liberal Arts degree requirements, however, Kumu Kua made it a positive experience with many moments of laughter and fun. It was an amazing course and I will definitely be recommending it to anyone else who needs to take a speech course.
None.
Clayton Kua is an awesome teacher. He makes the class fun and entertaining while still teaching appropriate materials and lessons. I would definitely reccommend him to anyone needing or wanting to take a speech class.
This semester there were two classes I feared,spco 151 was one of them. There was one class I was very excited about, due to the subject matter. The two classes I feared the most became my favorite classes, while the the class I was most interested in was the worst class I have ever taken. The reason was solely due to the instrutors. I have learned that classes are 90% instructor and 10% subject matter. Only an exceptional human being like Kumu Kua could make this class enjoyable and did far more than that. He creates an environment that is so pleasing, and offers a sanctuary in which your worst fears can be addressed, public speaking. I honestly do not want this class to end. I am so comfortable and at ease in his and the classes presence that I look forward to Monday nights, and being with my family. He creates a bond between the students and himself that is really special. HCC should be honored to have an instructor like Kumu Clayton Kua who can present this subject matter with such ease and grace (for lack of a better word). Thank you so much Kumu Kua, you brought out someone in myself I never knew existed, and I am a much better person because of that. I will use these skills throughout my life. Truly thank you!
Brother Clayton Kua is an awesome teacher because he haves the smarts and the patience of a gentleman which I would love to pick or learned from so I can be like him one day. So, keep up the good work bruddah Clayton and God Bless You and your family and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. Love You Bruddah Clayton
I strongly reccommend this course to anyone. It is very well taught and alot of fun at the same time.
I absolutely loved this class and Kumu Kua!!!!!
This is such an awesome class
N/A
WE LOVE YOU CLAYTON KUA! KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB.
Kumu Kua was the far most caring teacher that i have had threw my college years here. He always made sure that we knew what we were doing and always follwed up on us threw email
I LOVED THIS CLASS!! I REALLY ENJOYED IT!!
I enjoyed being in your class. Mahalo!
Clayton knows how to keep his students engaged. I wish more instructors were like him.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15589 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 29 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 29 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 26 (90%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 29 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (90%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 29 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 29 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 26 (90%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the impromptu speeches and the laughs that we all had together.
I loved this class, it was so much fun. I enjoyed that the class wasn't just textbook work, it was alot of hands-on work.
The instructor Clayton Kua was an is a very effective, motivational Teacher. Overall he is a very valuable asset to out school and I can say that I am generally smarter and more confident from taking this course.
Fun learning effective assignments, and brought out my creativity
Kumu Kua was one of the best professors I have had. Speech is clearly intimidating for many people (most in my class) and I personally saw my classmate go through a huge transformation. We all seem to have lost our fear of speech. He is wonderful.
No further questions
Kumu was one of the very few teachers that I have ever had that actually made me want to come to class. He made a terrifying subject like speech, fun, and want to try to do your best in the class. The speeches he assigned were interesting not only to give but also to listen to from the other students.
Kumu Kua was a fun instructor and he helped me learn a lot about public speaking.
I do not like speaking in front of a crowd/group but Kumu Kua made fun and comfortable for me to get up there and do my speech. Thank you Kumu Kua!
I enjoyed the whole class everything about it. His lectures were informative. When he gave his own speeches to show us how he wanted that particular speech done it helped so much. He was super funny and easy to communicate with. The speeches where about good topics and fun. I was terrified to take this course but he put my fears at ease with his easy going demeanor.
i liked everything honestly. im very shy, and this class is a great way to come out of ones shell.great activities, great classmates, and presentations.
I liked everything about the course. The way Kumu set up the lesson by having physical examples helped me understand the content more than if I were to just read the book. Also, the speeches that we did helped me and did not intimidate or discourage me at all. One of the best classes I've ever taken.
I am really glad I finally took this speech class, especially with Kumu Kua. Even though I was so scared to take it. Taking this class thought me that speeches aren't so bad.
I had so much fun in his class. I never thought I would love speech class but he made it so relevant and applicable that I enjoyed every minute.
I really appreciated the interaction between students and teacher. It helped me to open up more and feel comfortable with myself and others when presenting a speech or working in groups towards a common goal. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
I enjoyed impromptu speaking the most.
This course not only was fun to be in, but it also help me break out of my shell just a little more. The activities and daily mix up in class is what made this class worth going to.
Kumu kua makes the class fun!!!!!!!
I enjoyed the instructor's personality and he made it more comfortable to be able to speak publicly in front of class. The impromptu speeches were fun and great exercise.
Professor Kua makes fun class activities such as personal speech, group acts, and team presentation to encourages to us enjoy during the semester!.
I liked every thing about this course! Also the group activities held in class and the speeches that were assigned and given from the other students. A great class overall, the one class i enjoyed this semester. (:
I get very nervous speaking in front of people but Kumu Kua's speech class was very welcoming and warm. The atmosphere he presents in his class doesn't give an uptight feel. The text is very easy to understand and very insightful. His activities help to enhance the lessons and he explains everything very thoroughly. I love the combination of text work and hands-on, it helped me to learn more productively.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No.
I dont believe this class needs any improvement. I think other instructors should take notes from Kumu Kua on what they should make better.
None
Keep doing it the same exact way its perfect.
i have no suggestions.
Everything was great!
no. It is an awesome class.
None. I think each lesson plan was executed in a timely and efficient manner.
None class is the bomb
No suggestions, Kumo Kua does a great job!
15. Other comments:
I enjoyed this class.
Excellent instructor overall. He knew the subject expertly and was able to expertly model our speech requirements.
Excellent professor
No, he was a great teacher
Keep being amazing Kumu!
Great job Kumu!!!!
Thank you Kumu Kua for being such an amazing teacher. You helped me overcome one of my biggest fears and I thank you for that.
Kumu,this speech class is amazing, and it will be missed. im sorry for the loss of your mother, but one day you guys will be reunited so all is not lost. i bet everyone in class wrote something about your mother so i wont ramble on about it. great lessons, and you're the most humorous professor on campus, i like that. happy holidays, and have a good one.Aloha, and take care.
Awesome class taught awesome teacher
Had a great semester as his student. I hope for more instructors like him.
All instructors should follow Kumu Kua's methods. He taught in a fun way and made me want to do my work. He was never negative and always so encouraging.
Don't ever get rid of Kumu Kua. He's the best around and knows how to talkand teach so that his students will listen and learn what needs to be taught.
Mahalo to Kumu Kua for such a great class!
Professor Kua told us at the beginning that we are not alone, we are in this together and no one is judging you. It's been engraved in my mind ever since. I've never had a professor say that to ensure us that we shouldn't get nervous, but he did. Professor Kua is a great teacher, and I've recommended him to some friends that haven't taken speech yet because I know they too, would enjoy his class just as much as I have been. If I could, I'd take him over and over again.
Kumu deserves an a++++++++++
It is very refreshing to have a native Hawaiian teacher. Something about that one quality in particular was that he had a very good rapport with all of us in class, and made us feel like ohana. He was funny and put us at ease. Speaking publicly is a challenge for most people, so putting us at ease was really important. We still freaked out, but not as much.
Was really fun and feel glad.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15590 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 27 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 24 (89%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 27 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (78%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 27 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (78%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 27 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (19%) 18 (67%) 2 (7%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 27 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 22 (81%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
It made me very more comfortable to speak in front of people. As I was in this class I had a high school teacher of mine ask me to speak to her students about college and this class prepared me very well for it:) & I did a great job :)
Being able to be open minded with my assignment and gaining more knowledge of becoming an effective presenter.
I really appreciate the offering of a GE communications class offered in the evening. This was very helpful for me as I work daytimes.
i loved how there was no serious vibe in the classroom. at times when we needed to be serious we were, but overall, the class was amazing. i would most definitely take another class from him if he offers another one of my requirements. the speeches were amazing and they ended up allowing us to bring forth feelings that we were otherwise hiding. the assignments were fun also.
I enjoyed all of the assigned speeches. Although at first it was nerve wrecking, i was able to overcome that. I really feel like we were all a family in the class. Kumu, words can't explain how awesome a teacher you are! Thank you for a great semester :)
i like the part the way he teach
It was fun! This class helped me discover that I actually love giving speeches.
I liked how everything was explained very clearly and there were good examples of speeches before hand to reference how to write my speech.
I liked that the assignments were entertaining, as well as kumu kua he was entertaining himself so he made class fun and easy to learn.
Great speech assignments which helped me to break out of my comfort zone to be comfortable with delivering speeches to my classmates! Each class period was full of energy with a great atmosphere to be in.
It's a fun a class and he made all of us feel comfortable in class.
What i liked about this course is the speeches. Given the ability to speak in public helped me alot to overcome my fears of public speaking.
I loved the camaraderie of the class - having such a fun teacher really impressed upon us students and made us all bond. We were very supportive of each other and we motivated each other to do our best on all of our assignments.
This class was very fun!
I absolutely loved this class. Kumu is a great instructor. This class has helped me in so many ways with speeches and boosted my self esteem as well as gave me the opportunity to make long lasting friendships. If I could take this class over again I would!
Loved the activities used in class to demonstrate what was being taught that day. The power point presentations went really well with the lecture. Lectures were always funny and entertaining, and explained in a way that was extremely easy to understand.
Class participation!
My experience in Kumu kua's class is one that I will not forget. The thing that I enjoyed the most was his way of teaching. Kumu not only instructed us from just going over the chapters in our book, but he gave us group activities it get his point across. Also the different types of projects that were assigned to us not only helped us to become comfortable speaking in front of others, but it also gave us an opportunity to get to know things about our classmates and ourself.
learning was fun and easy to learn because of that.
I liked all speeches in class, the lessons were always well planned and educational. teacher thinks on his toes if changes must be made, and knows how to keep class in order and still have fun while in class. most classes students miss a lot of class but all my classmates were mostly there if anything two per class were missing if anything so that tells me that hes a great teacher if the students like coming to class.
I learned to not be afraid of speeches.
Clayton Kua is the best teacher ever. Really gets to know his students. Also really entetains the class.
Amazing class!! Love it. Highly reccomended
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Not at all
Nothing I could say
i have no suggestions to improve this course. i believe this course is perfect.
none
very cool , caring for his students
Maybe more short impromptu speeches to mix things up.
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Nothing he is an amazing professor
no
I have no suggestions, this was the best class I took this semester.
No suggestions it was perfect!
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I believe that Kumu Kua is doing a great job.
no he does a great job with what hes doing, keep it up.
no, it was great!
15. Other comments:
Great teacher, very local down to earth guy and that's what I'm used to living here in hawaii my whole life. We need more people like him teacher at the college
You're the best KUMU!!
Kumu Kua is a gifter teacher and facilitator. I enjoyed his class and his approach to it. I feel he equipped us all with a new tool for our future.
keep up the good work kumu kua! your class is amazing! i grade it an A+++++ :)
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We love you, kumu!
overall very educating class, really helped me prepare myself for class presentation and just how to be confident and comfortable.
Kumu Kua is a great instructor!
Kumu Kua did a very great job with this class. I feel that there could not be a better instructor for this subject.
The best college Kumu I ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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thanks for a great semester!
I would take another class that Kumu Kua is teaching. He connects with us, he makes learning enjoyable and retainable. Id give him an A!!!! Thanks Kumu :)
He made me feel comfortable while doing my speech. I was not as nervous as i normally am.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15593 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 28 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.61 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (39%) 17 (61%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.61 28 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (32%) 18 (64%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (32%) 19 (68%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 28 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 28 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 5 (18%) 19 (68%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 28 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.61 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (39%) 17 (61%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 28 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed learning about myself and others. I had fun working with my classmates and having an awesome Kumu.
It was a fun class. Learned a lot. Made me a little more confident in giving speeches.
I like how mr Kua would give us fun -and exciting assignments go do. He was very lenient with his assignments and made this class very fun and excited to go class
how we had group work, that taught us to learn to work with others,
He made me feel comfortable in his class. I am not one to speak in front of a class but now I am able to speak in public and in front of a class.
Good intrustor.funny..I like how he do an example before we do our speech
everything
The class activities were fun and this helped our class be more comfortable with each other.
I liked everything about this class. We had ample time to work on all the speeches.
I liked how we got to make a speech about what ever interested us.
I liked how Kumu not just only delivered lectures, but also did hands on activities as well as group activities. I also liked how he showed us his personal examples of the speeches that were due so we had an idea of how we could do ours.
This course was really educational. I learned soo much things about preparing and giving a speech. Kumu Kua taught the class not only in an effective way it also was a fun way.
Everything about this Class was amazing. Each class was engaging and easy to follow. All activities were tied in with the course material and fun to participate in.
I love the student-teacher interaction, classroom participation, and information taught. Kumu Kua is an AWESOME Instructor and made learning FUN! =)
Although being very shy, I enjoyed the impromptu speeches.
I really enjoyed this course and found it to be very useful in my other courses. I had a super fun time and enjoyed lots of laughs.
This course was very informative. I love the creative and different types of learning styles used in this class. For example, we did test online, lots of group work.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I think your doing a great job. Keep it up.
None. Mr. Kua is the bomb!
nothing, it was good
no
None
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Maybe do more activities on how to kill anxieties before doing speeches.
This class met all my expectations and more. I wouldnt change anything about the course. But recommend more teachers be more like Kumu Kua.
DEBATES ARE FUN!!!
None
15. Other comments:
Thank you Kumu! I had fun and and enjoyed this class. Proud I had you as a Kumu. GO RAMS!!!
keep up the good work kumu Kua thank you.
Funny
help me speak more in front of an audience.
I really enjoyed the class activities.
Kumu did a great job of lowering peoples anxiety levels and encouraging them to feel comfortable about speaking.
I wish I took this class during my first semester; this class really helped me deliver my other projects in other classes.
Great Class!
Teach the class how for use Chopsticks bwahahahahaha
Mahalo Kumu! It was a pleasure to jump on your waʻa and sail on thru =) ThankU for Everything!!
Thank you for helping me to overcome my uncontrollable laughter. Mahalo plenty! ;-)

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 18265 (0)     18267 (0)     18268 (0)     18269 (0)     18270 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%) 1 (4%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 26 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 1 (4%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%) 1 (4%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 21 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 20 (95%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 15 (71%) 1 (5%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 28 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This course was very benificial. I feel that the assignments were good at helping instill the lessons that we learned. I like the open endedness of the projects they allowed for variety and interest. Kumu is a good teacher,he did very well with the hands on group activities that helped accomplish greater understanding of the topic.
I really like the win, win, and the improptu was super funny.
I did some different types of speech. Those were good experience for me.
I really like atmosphere of Clayton Kua to us. The speeches in class were really good to improve my speaking skills.
I enjoyed how much fun Kumu made the long class days. It was never boring.
helped me with speech and helped me answer phones at kA
I liked how the class is comprised mostly of giving speeches rather than learning from a book.
very patient teacher. humorous
The instructor cultivated a warm and supportive learning environment.
I am very afraid of public speaking and had to take the course because it was mandatory for my major. To my surprise, it was one of the more enjoyable classes I took this semester. He was very informative and professional with a reasonable amount of work assigned. I learned more than I thought I would and it was actually very fun!
This class is pretty fun for me because the mood is confortable and amusing.
I liked that the speech assignments were given far enough in advance for use to prepare.
Clayton Kua is a very knowledgable instructor who makes learning speech very easy. He takes time to give great examples or role play what he is trying to teach the class. The speech assignments were interesting ebcause he would give us an example of every speech himself before assigning us to ours.
I enjoyed all of my assignments. I thought i would have been nervous about speaking in front of a class and then being graded by my instructor. However, because Kumu Kua made an effort to connect with the students it wasn't hard to speak in front of him and because of the group activities everyone was able to create friendships. This made speaking in front of the class feel like you were just talking stories to friends.
I liked how our teacher made everyone comfortable to be able to speak in front of a whole class. He allowed us to express ourselves and become one big family to help each other out and encourage each other. His ways of teaching kept me concentrated and involved where I enjoyed the different projects and assignments, I had a lot of fun! I would reccommend any student who is shy and who has trouble doing speeches to take his course because he makes it easier and more comfortable to speak in front of a class.
I learned how to effectively organize my thoughts when preparing for a particular speech for presentation and to eliminate redundant or repetitious thoughts. Kumu Kua's critique/evaluations of each speech helped me to improve on my delivery on subsequent speeches. I know that I can take what I learned in this course and apply it in my daily life now and into the future. Kumu showed great examples on how presentations should be conducted. He varied his teaching methods and kept the course interesting and interactive.
I really enjoyed doing speeches because it helped me to become confident in speaking out loud in front of others.
I really enjoyed this professor and really enjoyed his teaching techniques. I strongly recommend him to other students who are looking for a fun and learning speech class.
the speeches
I loved the speech assignments, all were varied and never boring!
His speeches that he wants us to do are good choices.
The impromptu speeches were alot of fun. It was great to see what people came up with off the top of their heads.
Kumu Kua s class was fun and the impromptu speech where epic
I really liked the impromptu speech.
Kumu kua has creative speech assignments. I thought the impromptu speeches were fun and provided good experience. I definitely feel more comfortable speaking in front of a group and a large portion of that is the fact that we had to give 8 or 9 speches this semester.
He made a very welcoming environment, it really helped me feel comfortable.
He was very passionate about the subject. He was flexible and engaged everyone in learning.
At the beginning of this semester I dreaded taking this class. One of my fears is speaking in front of an audience and speech was the last thing on my list but I had to take this class because it's required for my major. It turned out to be my favorite class this semester. As nervous as I still get each time I need to present a speech, with each assignment I faced my greatest fear and each time it gets a little easier. I have enjoyed everything about this course from activities to group projects to assignments. I have learned and overcome so much in the past 4 months I wish this class was longer.
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I was always very scared to take this class, but now I feel confident of giving a speech because Kumu Kua made very this class very interesting and excited. It was my best class this semester and I really enjoy it!!!!!
good number of assignments and time to prepare for them
everything was great
the way Clayton Kua arranged the activities and groups made me want to participate more.
nothing i do not like speech or group work i just took class for credit
EVERYTHING it helped me be a little more outgoing and help me get over my fear of talking but i still am a little scared if i am not talking infront of people i know
Speeches were manageable and felt comfortable doing them
I was never a strong speech giver, but thanks to Kumu Kua, I feel much more confident about speaking in front of others. I liked how interactive he makes his classes and encourages us to be supportive of each other.
Having to get up in class
I liked the fact that there were not too many restrictions on how we could do our speeches and presentations, the only thing that limit we had was our imaginations which is good since our class is full of "imaginative" people.
I learned how to overcome my fear of speaking in front of a live audience. I am able to do it if I need to in the future. Kumu is a very good and thorough instructor.
In general,the class was interesting and never bored me. I thought that the speech assignments were very creative and fun to work on.
In general, SpCo 151 was quite challenging for me, though overcoming all obstacles in this class was . . . PURE SWEET SUCCESS!
I love his class. It was so much fun!,
I thought all activities, projects and assignments were interesting and challenging.
I really liked this course because it was very exciting. Kumu Kua teaches in a way that's fun yet effective. He'd also make everyone enjoy delivering their speeches which are typically a scary thing for some to do. Now, I'd say that I've kind of overcome my stage fright.
i enjoyed all the presentations. it was fun!
i really like the activities we did such as the rumor game and the debate.
Amazing activities and projects!
Really enjoyable atmosphere. Very effective teaching methods. Not too easy, not too hard.
His passion and enthusiasim as a teacher. I feel he did an excellent job and I will deffinatly take another class from him and reffer my classmates if they are looking for a teacher that is passionate, understanding and encourages us to do the best we can.
I enjoyed the speeches & group projects. In my last speech class it was boring, and intimidating, but in Kumu Kua's class it's more warm and inviting. He uses different types of techniques to teach the class, so it's never boring.
This class has helped me learn how to speak and present in front of classes. The skills learned will be relevant to my life, for the rest of it.
I like the way he changed things up so you don't get bored.
I really enjoyed this course. It helped me overcome my fear of presenting in front of people. I am now comfortable enough to do presentations in front of the class, not only in this class but my other classes as well. As for the assignments, I really enjoyed the topics we had to do speeches on.
Prior to taking Kumu Kua's class I was very nervous but with his way of connecting with students,I would like to see more of those kinds of instructors in college.
I liked the speeches and group work.
I liked the amount of work he gave us and how effective they taught us about the chapters. His activities were very helpful and I ejoyed coming to class. His class was a positive environment and this class was basically the only reason that I looked forward to coming to school.
He was very thorough about the course and made it very fun while being able to understand and learn many things. He understands how to interact with his students which makes him a very excellent teacher.
All of it, this was my favorite class this semester. The projects stretched me, made me think, helped me learn about myself, and integrated well with my other classes.
Kumu is a fun teacher who makes class interesting.
At the begining of the course, we were given an individual speech assignment that I was very intimidated by. I even thought about dropping the class because of the fear and anxiety I had within me. I went to see Kumu Kua and stressed my anxiety about having to do the project, but luckily he encouraged and convinced me that it was normality for people/students to feel the way I felt. I am thankful for him that he helped me overcome the fear in me of classroom speaking. Today, I am slightly embarrassed still, but yet I am able to get a good night rest and are able to control my anxiety which is really low in status.
I loved my classmates and my Instructor. Kua made you feel comfortable, and he used laughter to relax us. You can tell that he's really nice just by looking at him, and his methods work. When he first came in class, he didn't sit at his desk. He sat at one of the tables, and since people of all ages attend class, it was hard to tell. But I knew. I've always been observant. He's a great Instructor, and he really reaches out to us.
I enjoyed Kua's relaxed but professional teaching method. He provided a comfortable space for students to learn and thrive.
I really enjoyed the impromptu speeches that Kumu Kua had the class do.
The in class discussions were great. I did not know how super amazing he is. He is the best teacher for speech. He would present a discussion and use experiences every student in the class at some point could relate to. The atmosphere settled into a comfortable intimate setting for myself and the rest of the class to be able to speak and do the assignment. Now isnʻt that what speech class is all about? Simply amazing. I realized the impact of his teaching stlye when sitting next to two of the quietest students in my class. Within the first month of class the two students who were reserved really began to open up. The really quiet students had a voice too. AMAZING! Now, we are all much better at speaking in front of an audience with purpose, clarity, and more confidence. I know I am much more confident now than before I took the class. Oh the magic that happens in speech class. Kumu Kua is Magic.
Kumu made the lectures fun and gave examples of what he expected of us on speeches.
I liked how everyone is put on the spot with like imprompt to speaches having to think on the fly. It was challenging and fun at the same time.
I enjoyed presenting speeches and receiving feedback immediately afterwards.
I really actually enjoyed this course although my outside life took a turn his work and group interactions were awesome....I totaly got to learn about my fellow classmates personaly and made me discover alot moreabout myself and how to interact my personality into a buisness function by trying different communication tastics...
Kumu Kua was a great instructor for this course! I have developed stronger communication skills that will definitely help me in my chosen profession. Kumu made this class interesting and fun to come and be a part of, because of this, I think that is why I had an easy time expressing myself on many of the assignments.
I enjoyed this class even when it's speaking!(:
this course was always fun and there was a lot of interaction between other students and teachers. I really enjoyed this class and would recommend other people to take his class
Having been given the choice to talk about something that you felt very strong about or knew very well was a great way to start off the course. Had we been asked to research a topic that you do not know or are not interested in affects the quality of the finished product. This is more so in speech where not everyone is used to sharing their topic or writings with their whole class. By starting off with what you are comfortable with I felt more confident and willing to share what I had to talk about. It seemed that everyone besides myself enjoyed the topics that presented throughout the course.
I think that not only does Clayton have a good course set up but that he makes it interesting and fun as well as having patience and understanding for the students abilities. He is a great teacher andd this was a great class!
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I like that Kumu Kua made us all feel comfortable from the first day. He has a great sense of humor that makes the class more enjoyable. I like that before every speech he does an example of his own so it gives us an idea of what we have to do.
The impromtu speeches were fun. I also liket the group presentaion.
Enjoyed the course excellent teacher.
Enjoyed the process of gradually getting more comfortable with speaking to a large group. The variety of speech subjects made it a great challenge.
Kumu Kua was very easy to learn from and a great teacher.
I loved the material that helped with the class objective.
I really liked the dream speech, as well as the impromptu speeches because though it was weird and random topics, it was still fun and good practice/ experience.
This class was really off-putting and intimidating at first, even though I had worked as a leader / presenter of various materials for some time, I never felt so uncomfortable standing in front of a crowd as I did during my speeches. I suppose that's a good thing, but to be perfectly honest, I hope that it never happens again. I loved the way you taught the lecture materials and gave the individuals and groups a freedom in choosing and presenting their material during every speech. I was encouraged to take this class by everyone who I asked, and now I see why.
all the speeches were fun and motivational
I liked doing my presentations and are group activities was lots of fun to.
I liked the speeches n
I enjoyed that there was no homework, every so often we had a project and the projects were fun and interesting. I didnt enjoy the group projects, because not everyone listens and does their part of the project.
At first I didn't like it because I didn't like talking in front of people. But after Clayton Kua taught us techniques it was fun. He made the class really fun with his humor and good personality.
I learned how to do speeches in front of a class. I used to be shy but this class has showed me to have courage and don't be afraid to speak up. I think the teacher also helped a lot because you feel comfortable in the class and your nervous feeling goes away because of the environment of the class.
Kumu used a good sense of humor to keep the class motivated and focused.
most of the assignments were fun to work on. the work was challenging enough to make me put enough effort into making the presentations good.
Speech assignments aided in gaining experience in the field.
This course was really hands on and we would do speeches and create speeches. it wasnt so much of the textbook which was great and a lot more interesting.
Was ACTION!
What I like about this course is the different types of speeches and the fact that we didn't have specific topics to write about. I like that we were given the opportunity to talk about anything that related to the speech topic. Also, I like that we got to work in groups and communicate with one another in order to finish the group work project.
The speeches were really fun to do!
The subject matter was more interesting then I thought it would be, and his presentations were entertaining enough to keep me focused. Everyones speeches were creative, and enjoyable. Doing improv speechs were also fun, yet nerve racking.
I appreciated how Kumu gave us opportunities to voice our opinions and challenged us with speeches that force us to put what we learn to work.
i liked the group debate we did in class.
Clayton Kua went above and beyond by allowing me to attend his TUES/THURS class and/or his MON/WED class due to my Fireman schedule. He was also very patient and understanding to other students needs in the class.
I liked doing the impromptu speech, suprisingly. I thought i would be nervous but the topics were fun and interesting.
I did like the group presentation.
I honestly liked every part of this course. Clayton Kua is an amazing teacher who really tries to understand and help his students. As a student, Mr. Kua's teaching techniques and class room set up really allowed me to enjoy and learn every aspect in this course.
I liked having frequent practice giving speeches. It really helped me to bolster my courage and refine my techniques.
I really enjoyed doing the speeches and the activities in class that Kumu Kua had prepared. It was fun, interactive, and always interesting. The speeches were fun and I especially liked the in-class debate activity. Overall, a really fun and interesting class.
It was awesome!
I really enjoyed the Impromptu speeches and the informative speech.
I like how Kumu Koa taught his class. He is a teacher that tries to relate to his students. He makes his class fun.
This class was fun despite the fact that it was a speech and communication class.
I enjoyed the overall course itself.
I like that he used different methods in his lectures to make the material he was presenting to be interesting and fun to learn.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I do not have any suggestions.
Not that I can think of.
None.
none
Perhaps incorporate resources to provide a basic tutorial on how to use PowerPoint. Previous knowledge of PowerPoint was assumed.
Switching slide pages is too fast. That would be better take more time to show us them.
I don't have any suggestions to improve the course. The assignments that were given were fun and challenging. The best part was when i got to share my stories.
No,this course was great! I learned a lot and I became a lot more comfortable to speak or do speeches in front of my class mates.
No. Kumu Kua is an effective, well-prepared instructor for this course.
None
nope
No, I think it is a wonderful course and would encourage anyone I know to take it!
Nothing to improve =)
Maybe get rid of the group project. Some peoeple just are lazy or don't want to try and get the work done they just wait for you to do the work.
More impromptu speeches !
It would have been nice to have more feedback and possibly have students fill out feedback forms so we can better determine what aspects make a good speech. Also, I wasn't sure what we were supposed to get out of the debate. Maybe the instructions could be a little clearer.
None
He was great, he needs to teach more subjects, we need passionate teachers who love what they do.
No improvements needed :)
learned
No improvements need, just keep it up !
no, everything is well
none
nothing, even though i do not this class i like your teaching style and, my preferance aside) i think that everything is well coordinated
NONE PERFECT
Better warning utility of upcoming tests on laulima
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I had a hard time knowing when the tests were since they were online, as a result i missed nearly all of them which is absolutely and totally my fault, but a reminder of all the test dates and deadlines on the board would be very helpful since i am one to forget a lot of things, which would give me a chance to write them down somewhere i can remember.
None
I think that the online assignments could use some improvement. If we could have gotten a reminder when one was due in class it would have been easier for us to remember to do them.
None.
No he's cool!
No improvements needed.
none
Nothing great course!
No, it works pretty well on its own.
Very well done
None
None! great job.
This course was very well organized by the instructor that I do not have any suggestions to improve this course.
none
nope.
nothing at all. I recommend Kua as everyones speech professor.
None
None!
No improvement needed. Kumu takes the path of teaching and helping others overcome public speacking in a proper and professional way.
I suppose the schedule could have been better. It kept changing, and I had to keep printing out new ones. But I guess that could happen to anyone because the days are confusing.
I do not feel that there is any improvement to be made to this class.
Give him a 10 dollar raise.
yes to have a substitute in place in case of teacher being sick or what ever.
Allowing more preparation time for certain speeches such as the informative speech.
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No
None.
No
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None. Good the way it is
Think Kumu Kua is doing great, I wouldn't change a thing!
Course needs no improvement. It is very informative.
none.
I got nothing. You taught us everything we needed to know just by assigning the speeches. I firmly believe that people are going to find their own way to handle things naturally through actually doing them and don't require a book, but since you incorporated both into your class, the students could really chose what worked for them.
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Pot-luck day
I didnt like that EVERYTHING was online, i dont have internet at my house, and this made it difficult for me to do assignments and tests. This was a reason i missed a few tests.
No suggestions, the class is perfectly fine.
He's great! I love that you feel comfortable in class. He makes eveyrbody get along and makes you not be afraid of speeches.
Nope.
nah, leave em how stay.
Negz
Suggestions I would recommend is to include more in class projects and a better organized calendar.
Not really
Not really, maybe, a BAD example of the group presentation would be useful as well, so we no what not to do.
I think Kumu can have stricter attendance policies. It was a great course and I absolutely loved coming to class. I would absolutely take another class with Kumu Kua so I feel that it was disrespectful for people not to show up for their peers and for Kumu. They really missed out on a beneficial experience.
Give our evaluation papers back from our speeches so that we know what we need to improve on.
None
Not at all.
There were many terms on the quizzes that we did not go over in class. It was difficult to know what was most important to know, because the reading covered a lot of terms. Sometimes Kumu seemed a bit disorganized/unprepared, and that made it harder to retain information. I very much disliked the extremely political tone of the textbook. It seemed to preach on political correctness as much or more than it taught about the actual subject. However, Kumu did not push this attitude in class, and taught fact more than personal viewpoints, which I was glad for.
none, I loved it and wish I could take another one with with as my professor. Kumu Kua is one of the best teachers that Hcc has right now.
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15. Other comments:
Kumu's sense of humor put me at ease when presenting but on the other hand I felt like he did not respect the students. His sence of humor was inappropriate, because it was directed at some of the student and their beliefs.
Thank you for teaching me many things about speaking. I could spend really good time in this class.
nope
great teacher
None.
The (physical) classroom (Portable Building 16 1) could use some improvements: 1. The A/C could not be turned off resulting in a very cold and noisy classroom. 2. The projector needs to be cleaned out (warning message to clean filter every time it's turned on). 3. The instructor's PC is outdated (running Windows XP).
I totally enjoy this class. This class is good deal.
I am grateful for having Kumu Kua as my SPCO instructor.
This is a fun and informative course that is essential in assisting the student in achieving their goals as future professionals.
Kumu Kua is an awesome teacher who has help build my confidence in public speaking.
was cool beans
Loved it! I am completely over my fear of speaking in front of large audiences, and am grateful to Kumu Kua for all his enlightenment......
This class was fun. I am a person who afraid of public speaking but coming to this class i felt calm and overcame that fear.
Overall great class, really enjoyed Kumu Kua. He made speech class a lot more fun.
GO RAMS !!!!
Fun class!
Great class, great guy, great time.
I am so thankful that he was my teacher and inspired me!
Thank you Kumu Kua for such an amazing semester! I would definitely recommended this class to anyone.
lots!
Mahalo Nui Kumu Kua for been so positive and friendly to our class. You made a huge impact in my education journey!!!
Clayton Kua is an overall excellent teacher who has great knowledge and first hand experience of the subject. His teaching style makes me want to learn more and motivates me to do my best.
YOU ARE AWESOME! STAY COOL!! :) and thx for all the help
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Kumu Kua, Mahalo nui for all your support and feedback. We were lucky to have you as a teacher.
this class is really fun and giving speeches has become easier since i first took this class, so i would say this was a effective and productive class thanks to Mr.Kua
I really liked this course and feel that I have learned a lot and that Kumu Kua does a great job in teaching the material.
Kumu Kua is THE BOMB! He helped me by bringing out the best in me (for example: eliminating stage-fright, improvement in communication, etc.).
I would highly recommend him as a teacher to my fellow classmates if they need to take a speech and communications class. ;)
I enjoy Clayton Kua as an instructor.
Clayton Kua is one of the best teachers i ever had. It was such an honor having him as a teacher. He makes learning fun and interesting. I would recomomend him to anyone. Honestly, if i could retake the class i would. Clayton Kua is awesome!!
Keep doing what you are doing! such an amazing teacher! loved this class the most!
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Mahalo for your time Kumu. Aloha and I will see you in the future.
Clayton Kua is a great teacher. He's very humorous & entertaining. There's never a full moment in his class. I recommended him to many of my friends that need to take speech next semester. His speech class is overall my favorite class this semester.
Clayton is a great teacher, and any student would be lucky to have him as a speech professor. The skill you will learn will have an overall impact on project presentations in and out of school.
I would highly recommend Mr. Kua to all my friends. You need more professors like him.
Kua was an excellent instructor. He really made his students feel comfortable about presenting speeches in front of the class. He was very organized and taught the course materials very well.
awesome class!
Kumu Kua is one of the best teachers I've EVER had, in any subject! His classes were fun and that's saying a lot considering how scary public speaking can be. He has a relaxed confidence that is contagious, so important in a speech class, yet he is firm in his expectations of the students. I felt gently and securly guided to do my best. If I have an opportunity to take additional classes from him I will. Mahalo Kumu for an awesome class.
Clayton Kua is awesome, and I hope to have him again or at least see him on campus. PS - He likes chili.
Thank you so much! Aloha
This class was very enjoyable. I would suggest this class to everyone needing to take speech.
It really is an injustice to students who come from a far and realize the teacher is not in do to whatever reasons. The school and teacher should have a plan B,C,D in place to make it worth the students time and money.
Mr. Kua's class was a great course selection....
Thank You Clayton
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I enjoyed this class and i would recommend all of my friends to take it with Kumu Kua.
Great class. I loved it.
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Kumu Kua was my best teacher up to date.
This class is a very beneficial class for your every day use. I appreciate having an opportunity to be apart of this class. Thanks Kumu
Thank you very much for your patience and honesty. The class was eye opening in more ways than one and I'm happy that I got to learn this material from a teacher like you. Have a good summer.
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I have no other comments, overall this class was awesome!
This class was my favorite class!
Awesome teacher. Keep on keepin' on
mahalo for one cherry semester kumu... was good fun
it was a fun class and i would recommend my friends and other students to take this class with Mr. kua.
He da man
Overall, Clayton Kua is a great teacher. He is very clear and knowledgeable.
you rock
Mahalo Kumu
I enjoyed the course more than i thought i would, mostly because i hate public speaking.
Clayton Kua is the best teacher teaching this course, hands down. Please allow him to continue teaching this course!
I liked Kumu's relaxed attitude and vivid illustrations. His jokes and funny examples made the material memorable and enjoyable. There was a lot of laughter in his classroom, and that helped take the pressure off when we needed to make speeches. He helped us feel comfortable and told us it's okay to mess and up and feel nervous - it's all part of the learning process, and the reason we came to learn. Two words for this class: memorable and fun.
I think Kumu Kua is a very good teacher.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 17267 (0)     17268 (0)     17269 (0)     17270 (0)     17271 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 27 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 27 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 25 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 25 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 20 (80%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Class was enjoyable. Information and lessons were clear. I enjoyed this class.
Of all the speeches that we presented in class, I loved the bumper sticker the most. As much as I thought that I was not creative enough for it, it brought my creativity out of me. This class in general helped me to express and really sit down and think.
I appreciated Clayton Kua's humor and light hearted aproach to public speaking. It enabled a feeling of security and acceptance.
I liked his approach, He was very informative and helpful. Class activities were informative and fun.
I like how you didn't have to collect our written speech and gave us the confidence that we can do it on our own. :) Thanks for showing us examples on how the presentations are like or should be, before we can do our own. The activities was great too, like Team A and Team B! Letting us know what is due or what will happen next class helped alot, since I tend to forget things.
As this course is usually focused on the speaking ability, I had a hard time doing some assignments at first. However, due to the classmates' warm support and Kumu Kua's assistance helped me complete this course. Assignments and projects were appropriate for the class and some fun class activities were very helpful for me to understand the educational system in US.
great instructor great assignments instructor made our night time class lively I am alot more comfortable talking in front of others because of this class & kumu. I would recommend him to anyone having to take speech. Someone recomended this instructor to me.
I loved all the speech assignements. I was one who never liked speaking in front of people but through this course I have learned so much and now I actually enjoy and feel comfortable speaking in front of large crowds.
Love the teacher, made coming to class fun!
the speeches we have done were challenging and fun at the same time, among some of the others i did have a fear of public speaking but this class helped me a great deal
Very interactive and greatly improved my personal issues with public speaking. Projects were fun and reflected my personality.
I liked that there wasn't a lot of homework, or many projects that required having to do lots of research. I definitely liked the idea of working with groups in class than out of it because meeting outside of the classroom was not a guarantee. Many of my class mates were not responsible enough to make it a point to meet, or keep in touch and let each other know if there were any problems they needed help with.
Best class I had this semester. I would love to take another class with you. Everything about this class was engaging. I especially liked the country A/country B activity. it really showcased the differences in personality as well as mindsets and values, however inadvertent that was.
He is very supportive and helps us out in every aspect of learning to become comfortable in speaking to a audience
I appreciated that for every assignment given Kumu Kua demonstrated, by example, exactly what was expected. He was both very funny and openly transparent based on the nature of the assignment.I appreciated his teaching style and his ability to make the information relevant. He answered my questions via email in a timely manner and offered both encouragement and constructive critiquing, that I found very valuable. I would highly recommend him as an instructor.
I liked that the way that this class was presented allowed us to learn as a class not just individually without any interaction with other students.
Clayton Kua made the course! Without him it would have been a big sleeper. No one wants to take this class, but he made it fun, interesting and painless. Too bad more teachers aren't like him.
It was a very active class and it really helped me with speaking in front of people. And Kumu was a very fun teacher. Classes were never boring.
i enjoyed this coarse very much, although im affraid of public speaking this class helped a great deal with being on time and effective with the information. The informitive speech was great and i had fun with that one. Kumu Kua did a great job interacting with us and explaining very well.
I liked how Kumu Kua was able to present the material in a well organized manner. The material was presented clear by him and was easy to understand. I also like that the instructor didn't make the class seem boring.
I really enjoyed this class, it is by far my favorite of the semester. Kuma Kua made learning the material fun. He didnt overwhelm us with useless information and was very straight to the point. The assignments were sometimes challenging but with his guidance I was able to pull through & get them done. I particularly like the commemorative speech assignment.
i liked everything surprisingly, even though i usually hate speech... Kumu made it fun and taught me skills to overcome my anxiety...
I liked that we could pick the topics for are assignments/speech. It made it more fun and a lot more easier.
I liked that we were all given enough time and materials to complete all the assignments and projects. All of the activites and discussions we partook in was fun and informative.
I enjoyed the improptu speeches that we were required to deliver, it pushed you really to deliver the skills you acquired n class. With the impromptu speeches there was no planning and it really pushed you to practice your communications. For almost every conversation you participate in you will not be able to practice or plan out what will and will not be said. So in doing these impromptu speeches you truly had to practice this skill of communications.
I liked the fact that this course was a fun learning experience. I got the oppurtunity to meet great people and learn new and interesting things/subjects during our projects/activities,assignments.
mostly hands on work
I liked doing the speeches even though I was very nervous
I loved how there was no need to turn in any written assignments for a speech, with the exception one one of them. I was able to present my speech in an impromptu manner.
I liked everything about this course. The quizzes and assignments were doable. My instructor, classmates and the environment made learning easier for me to grasp curriculum. Class was fun! There was never a day I dreaded attending this class.
everything
I loved all the speeches!! i might have gotten scared for the impromtu speeches, but they were fun
I thought the overall speech assignments were interesting and effective for this semester.
what i liked about this course was how outgoing the activities were at the begining we did this game where we would go around the room saying our name and what we would do if we had a million dollars . The projects were amazing i learned alot about my fellow classmates and i eventually made progess in getting out of my shell . The asignments are great i love talking now infront of people ive made progress and i continue to try and get out of being shy .
The course was so enjoyable and engaging. At the end of the day whenn this class started I was so grateful for Kumu Kua's style of teaching that was informative and lively. He made excellent live examples of the concepts presented in speech class. I can honestly say that speech ended up being my favorite class and I looked forward to it every day.
I liked the potential to be creative
I really loved the vibe that Kumu Kua gave off when he taught the class...he made everyone feel welcomed which made giving speeches easier! I would recommend his class to everyone!
Kumu Kua was always well prepared. He made learning interesting and with his examples, you were able to identify the concepts he was teaching you. I also liked that with the individual speeches, you were able to get to know the other students in class.
You know, I hesitated to take this class, but because it is a requirement, I took it. I was so worried that I was going to fail, and not do well, but Kumu Kua, as well as the class made me very comfortable in doing my speech. I was nervous at first when doing my speech, but then if became, ok. And in the long run, this class was not as scary as I thought it was going to be. Kumu Kua is a really good teacher, and I would recommend him to other students that need to take speech, to try to get into his class.
i think that the most important component of being a student into a new class is that the inspiring perseverance of the instructor. i REALLY feel that Kumu Kua really demonstrated how much he cared for us and how passionate this job really ment. i really admired how kumu went above and beyond to make sure that we were kept on track and that we were doing well. he made us feel that we are worthy and that we can always do it no matter what. the work was amazing as well. everything was clear and if there were moments that we may not have understood the content then he made sure that we did understand. i really loved this class. THANK YOU KUMU KUA!
The class environment was an excellent. His teaching style is original. I learned more in participating in a variety of exercises in class.
the assignments that I enjoyed was the impropmtu speech where I am to give a one minute speech on a random topic, then there was the commerative speech which I did on my daughter who passed three years ago that speech I loved because it gave me a chance to remember her by speaking about her it was a challenge however, I survived and it gave me a sense of honoring her, then there was the informative speech which I needed to inform my classmate about a topic that I hold dear to my heart which was breast cancer and I did it in honor of my mom who is a 4yr. cancer survivor. Honeslty, I could go on and on about what kumu kua has, did, and will teach me as long as I remember his teachings.
I loved how we all could relate and be comfortable expressing ourself.
The way the course was setup to allow students to present themselves (speaking) made it entertaining.
I enjoyed the class environment and how open everybody was with each other. I also liked Kumu Kua's sense of humor. I was able to gain more confidence while speaking in front of more than one person.
Clayton Kua really delivered his activities & projects in a fun & interesting way. I had fun learning in his class, which is something I can't say for most of my classes.
This speech class helped me to challenge myself when speaking in front of an audience. Not only did I feel the need to complete the assignment, but to do well on it also. This was a challenge because I didn't have the comfort with putting myself out there. This class helped to motivate me, along with my classmates.
I have most enjoyed the in class made up speeches with given topics. It encourages students to talk about something they would not normally talk about and pushes a certain amount of presence into them.
i liked everything about the class. The projects threw the speeches that we had.
It made me aware of my weaknesses within speech, and aware of what I needed to do to strengthen my weaknesses.
Clayton Kua is an exemplary educator and a genuinely good human being. I really enjoyed this class a great deal and hope thatI get the opportunity to work with Kumu Kua again in the future.
thanks 4 the memories!
This class took me out of my comfort zone. At the same time, it was very exciting and very intimate. Each presentation I had to do offered a unique challenge. Kumu showed us how effective communication can get a point across. I absoluetly loved the environment of the class. Kumu made sure we were at ease in his class and showed us that we can accomplish anything in Speech. The assignments were very good. I was able to learn new material and use it for my presentations. My favorite presentation was the Commemorative Speech. Not only did I learn about myself, but I learned a great deal about my classmates.Everything about this class is great and I hope to be in Kumu Clayton's class again.
the class was fun and i learned a lot within the class
the group activites were fun and the speech projects helped me to open to others as well as finding self-confidence.
I loved Kumu's class. He is very entertaining and is very good at explaining! The speeches were exciting for me and i looked forward to every single one. Kumu is very fair in his grading and made clear of what he wanted out of our speeches! I truly enjoyed his class this semester!
I liked how the activities we did in class had a great affect on how to learn the material.
The assignments were not only relevant to the course material, but it was also very fun.
I like that we had to get used to speaking I front of the class... I was very apprehensive about that when the semester first started.
This course was a lot of fun and I feel like I learned how to communicate more effectively.
giving all my speech.
lots of fun activities.
It helps you be more comfortable! The class is fun!
I really enjoyed the icebreaker that we played in the begginin of the course. Kumu Kua has great enthusiasm and is very entertaining. I enjoyed all the projects and the pass/fail system he uses for grading the quizzes.
Hate speech giving no matter what. Always have, always will. But this class made speeches almost enjoyable.
the instructor. top notch!!
Overall, I just loved how Clayton Kua has made us laughed and though usthe important key points of becoming a great and noble speaker in front of a crowd.
I love the way he teaches, he is very thorough and effective. I am very confident in front of a crowd doing speeches. He makes you feel very comfortable.
I like how we had the opportunity to experiment in a safe environment. I have a few atrocious speeches and I don't feel like I was put down for it.
This course gave me alot of new confidence in my speaking ability, and im glad i got to meet so many new people from different walks of life.
I liked all the speech presentation that we did.
Kumu Kua is an awesome teacher, I just wish I needed to retake his course, but I am getting an A. His teaching style is awesome and he is a super funny guy, and good musician, he got an A+ in my books!!
Very fun class
The speeches that were assigned were all pretty fun.
He made every one feel comfortable
though as an introvert I was, and am, more hesitant about interaction and speaking in front of others the environment never felt unwelcoming even when there was a little more joking then I was previously used to. My interaction with others was pleasant and enjoyable despite my tendency to be quiet and to myself.
All of the subjects for the speeches were interesting and fun. Activities were fun and lectures were interesting.
i liked that everyone needed to do speeches and we all got comfortable with eachother. it has really helped me socially in other classes.
He made class activities really engaging and everyone in the class got to know each other
Activities, Kumu Kua always kept us entertained and busy.
Impromptu speeches.
Kua makes an otherwise boring class interesting.
I love the activities !
I like how Kumu ran the class, it was more comfortable then most of my other classes. Assignments were completely relevant to the course.
Mr. Kua made his class fun and comfortable for his students. He made us feel comfortable around each other especially when we did our speeches.
I really enjoyed all the speech assignments. It helped me to open up in front of an audience (students/classmates)without being embarrassed or shy. I also learned how to use powerpoint more efficiently. Also for a late afternoon class it was never boring...full of laughter, humor, and best of all everyone including Kumu Clayton Kua had a positive attitude...loved this class
Kumu Kua, was very helpful in his teaching. He put the learning material in a way that we could interpret it.
Mr. Kua kept my attention and made the class interesting
It was easy to understand and comprehend.
I liked giving the speeches. Normally, I would shy away from public speaking and still do, to an extent. However, thanks to Kumu Kua's instruction I feel more comfortable speaking in public. Mahalo nui loa.
I really enjoyed Kumu Kua's class because of his ability to keep his lectures live and fun. The course activities and assignments were very challenging yet useful.
I enjoyed working in a group.
Kumu Kua made the course fun. It was not just lectures that did not make any sense. He could keep you interested in the class and kept you wanting to learn more.
The speeches taught me a lot about myself and my capabilities on public speech.
Excellent, enjoyable instruction. Good Fun.
I liked the impromptu speeches the most. I wish Kumu would have not put them on the schedule though to make it more interesting.
I enjoyed the speeches a lot- especially the extemporaneous one. The project with Nations A, B, and C was really fun, and Clayton Kua's joking manner was great for making the room more of a group instead of a bunch of individuals.
the improve speeches were a of fun. also like the fact that we were given the freedom to do our speeches on things that interested us.
Very organized, he explained everything very clearly and gave sufficient time for assignments.
The wide variety of speeches.
I liked your teaching style, it was simple yet very effective at the same time. Most of the classes were lectures with fun activities every now and then, I would take notes and apply it towards my tests and speeches. I like how you always gave an example of how an upcoming speech should be. You always give good examples that help me to better understand concepts, terms, definitions, etc.
Everything!!!
This course overall was a fun learning experience.
It was such a fun class. I liked his lectures, they were creative and funny. I liked my classmates, they were cool.
All daily activities were fuckin awesome and fun!!!
Everything about the course was amazing. Although I really hate going up to people and speaking, Kumu Kua has taught us to not feel afraid. He made us feel like even though it is within a group, it is just like talking to our group of best buds. When we had to go and present our various speeches, all that he wanted was for us to go up to the podium and speak for a certain amount of time and we were done. If we were well prepared and ready and talked for the required amount of time, we pretty much got a good grade. I would highly recommend this class to any student who needs to take SPCO-151 who has not taken it yet
i liked the speech topics we had to choose from. i liked the fact that Kumu kua can be funny, yet effective enough to teach us in a well manner way. i like the projects and asignments.
hes the guy..
Awesome
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
My only suggestion, make the class NOT on Mondays. It's best to have it in the middle of the week like Wednesday. This will help to avoid all the holidays that tend to fall on Mondays. We only have the class once a week and when we miss that one day because of a holiday, we lose a lot more time that could be dedicated to more lengthy speeches or course material we could learn. Another suggestion, make attendance mandatory! Having a lot of empty seats in class isn't as effective as having the whole class there during speech presentation days.
Give Kua a pay raise.
The power points that you present us should be upload into Laulima to re-look over.
Nothing particular to add to this course. Almost all the things assigned to students and activities were good to understand communication process.
no suggestions at this time.
Please, less personal stories from class members, esp about their businesses and fighting! :)
better evaluations
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I believe this is a very good course but maybe make it more of a point to have the class critique each other to understand better how an audience views a speaker.
Keep on trucking. You have your stuff squared away, and even with it being one of the late classes on my schedule, I was engaged. Entertaining, fresh, I got more out of this class than others.
None perfect as is
I honestly can't think of anything he could do differently.
Although there was alot of work due on the same days throughout the course, because of Kumu's teaching and grading style it didn't get to be too much. But with another teacher, the stress of all that work would have been intense.
No
i wouldve liked way more feed back from my speeches but i do also understand that its not one on one time and there was more students then just me, but i wouldve liked to see how much i progressed.
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Nope. It's great just the way it is.
no --maybe pay kumu plenty so he never leaves :)
Nothing. This class was overall good.
More impromptu speeches. When i signed up for this class i thought we were going to be practicing more communication and less public speaking. I did enjoyed it alot though having to prepare these speeches and then overcome my fear and get up and just do it.
None at all!!
more speeches
no
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None.
no. i love this class
suggestions? really? this course is awesome and so is the teacher
Clayton Kua is doing an excellent job. No suggestions needed.
Not really i loved this class and i think the way he teachers really grabs the students interest ...hes really chill and easy to talk to instead of the other teachers ...man he loves his job and i see it by the way he teachers us he cares about his students and try as much as possible to help .
Let the instructor choose the book.
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Perfect as it is.
I have no suggestions. I thought that this class, Kumu Kua, was well prepared, and I do believe that I did build some courage in doing speeches in his class.
I don't think i would change anything. kumu does a really awesome job.
no excellent course
yeah the location of his classroom
I was completely content with the entire course.
Nothing for his teaching methods, but more so for the classroom itself. The classroom was small & tight. It didn't feel like an environment for a speech class.
None. Thank you.
Keep up the great and awesome work.
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none.
Maybe be a little more strict on the consequences of not doing the speech properly. I heard a few complaints about some classmates that did a poor speech but received a better grade. Other then that, this class is awesome.
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None
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nada
less speeches.
none
None
Nope.
Ummm nah. Mr. Kua is really cool about getting us involved.
No suggestion.
Nah.
No. I recommend it to everbody
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Maybe more group projects would help, and on the spot in class group projects(like where we had the class separate into two portions and had to come to a conclusion based on country A/B's warfare/resources.
None
nothing
None
Nothing to improve
None, course was great
Nothing
This course is just right the way it is. Very organized.
No
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To me one of the best ways of learning to public speak is a debate. You could make one of the larger assignments a debate, as you would give them a topic to pull out of a hat, then they do their research on it and debate for or against it with another person of the class with an opposing argument. That would be fun, entertaining, and it will teach to have purpose behind speaking as well as knowing how to be prepared and think on your feet.
The group work aspect of the course, which was the last assignment, was irritating. I feel that group work is not a good representation of what people are actually capable of, and any work submitted that has been done in a group is going to be lesser than individual work due to the nature of people depending on others in groups. One person almost always ends up doing the vast majority of the work, and then inevitably one person in the group will let down the group and the presentation is worsened, reflecting poorly on the whole group instead of on that one person.
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You are an awesome teacher, keep doing what you're doing. I've recommended my friends who have not yet taken speech, to take your class.
None
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Too many speeches in my opinion.
No need for improvement. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
None
nada, nope, a'ole, *shakes head*
15. Other comments:
Overall, I enjoyed this class a lot. I also loved how close some of my classmates and I got because we all got to learn about each other through our speeches. Though there were moments that some may disagree, it was always a jolly time going to class everyday.
I apprecate the questin you asked us at the begining of the semester. The question:if anyone want a student to fail. It was a small question but helped alot. At first I was afraid to take this class, but thanks to you it was the best class I had so far! Thanks Kumu! :)
Thank you for this great and plesurable experience. it has been a great semister. everyone told me to sign up for this class but your seats were all full and because the other instuctor dropped it we got you. it was meant to be. Mahalo
Insructor was very encouraging, I really enjoyed this semester with kumu kua.
Kumu Kua made things very clear to each and every one of us what he expected, and he didn't ask us to do anything difficult or time consuming. I would ave loved to be critiqued on each speech I had done not only by my teacher, but my classmates. If I could have my classmates tell me what it was about my speech they liked, and didn't like, so I can tweak my speeches. I'd hate to have all my speeches be a repeat of the last, or only improved a smidgen by a video in the next. Other than that I loved the class, the new riends I made and the knowledge and personal insight gained.
I would love to take other classes he teaches
I waited a long time to take this particular class, because I heard the teacher was so good. It was worth the wait.
No
thank you so much for this experience and it has been a great semester. Now i understand way everyone recommended Kua over the other instructors
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love this class was my favorite this semester!!!
Thank you Kumu Kua, i enjoyed your humor and i enjoyed the comfort i felt in this class. I would suggest you to other people interested in taking a speech class. I felt you did a good job presenting and making those who were uncomfortable, comfortable in your class. Keep up the good work. God Bless
Mahalo Nui Kumu Kua!
Loved this class! would recommend to anyone.
Mahalo nui loa Kumu Kua; I really enjoyed this class and very glad that I took this class. Especially with you as my Kumu. You made material easy for me to grasp and learn.
Mahalo for everything Kumu i had an amazing time in this class i am will for sure reccommend this class and you as a teacher
i loved this class and if anyone had to take speech 151 this man right here is the one fo real he's a great teacher and i learned to be more open and straight foward when addressing a crowd of people or audience depending .
Aloha
Very enjoyable class. I highly recommend!
I THANK YOU SO MUCH KUMU!
He is an excellent teacher
Enjoyed the awesome instructor and awesome learning environment.
Clayton Kua is amazing (:
Clayton Kua made this class enjoyable, relatable, fun, and worth taking. I truly enjoyed this course.
I enjoyed myself i wish i could keep taking this class and still get credit. I can talk more about fishing and diving cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you very much Kumu for a great class. It was the best class I have taken in college thus far.
Kumu, It has been a pleasure to meet you. I am glad I got to learn that my grandfather and your father were friends. Once in a while, I go to Youtube and watch your father play his favorite song. You are an awesome teacher and I had a great time in your class. See you around Kumu :)
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This class has helped me to be a better speaker and feel more comfortable speaking in front of others.
Thank you for a wonderful, educational, funny semester. Your an AWESOME instructor.
GREAT TEACHER FUNNY GUY.
did alot of speeches that helped me alot.
Mr. Kua is a very humorous lively person! He is also very understanding!
My favorite class!
I would like to thank you Clayton Kua for giving me a great semester. A semester and class that I will never forget, especially the way you made us laugh and thought us how to become brave speakers.
I would love to be his student in other classes
Nope.
Taking Mr. Kua's speech class definitely made me more confident in public speaking.
Great class.
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I gained confidence in my public speaking skills.
AWESOME CLASS TO TAKE! Highly recommend!
Had a great time, thanks for the class.
Love this class so much
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Clayton Kua gets an A+++ from my point of view. His teaching ability was ON!!
Great Teacher
The BEST Speech and Communiction class ever!
Im glad I took speech and communication this symester.
Wish more classes could keep you interested in them. Kumu Kua teachiong techniques were very effective.
Kumu Kua knew what he was talking about and that made taking the course a lot easier and comfortable.
Thank you for being such a energetic and animated teacher. It made class very fun and enjoyable!
yay! im not afraid of public speaking anymore!
This class helps you get over your fear of speaking in public in a fun/safe environment!
i know do not feel nervious about presenting ..thank you
Thank you so much for being a great teacher. I'm a much more confident speaker thanks to you. I believe I wouldn't have improved so much over the semester had I taken speech from someone else. So again, thank you!:)
Mahalo Kumu Kua for a fun semester.. I love your pedagogy!
Keep up the good work :)
Out of all of the teachers I've had since being at HCC these past 3 going on 4 semesters, Kumu Kua is one of the greatest instructors I've had. I recommend that everyone take his class, trust me, you will not regret taking it.
this course ought to be my favortie course out of my whole college experience so far because i like the entertainment the class came with. it kinda helped me in public speeching situations, but i will not guarantee to be doing any speeches if i dont have to.
Mahalo kumu

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 16274 (0)     16275 (0)     16277 (0)     16278 (0)     16279 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 26 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 26 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 25 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (24%) 18 (72%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 25 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 25 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 25 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 25 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 25 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 24 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 2 (8%) 18 (75%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 25 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 20 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 24 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 19 (79%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 27 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the fact that kumu kua explained his work througholy.
Flexibility of the late night class and the easy going atmosphere.
I liked everything about this course it motivated me to get up and do my speech.
i enjoyed everything about the class it was fun and educational; i learned alot.
Each assignment correlated with the class.
i liked everything about this course. all the projects made me learn how to speak better in front an audience.
I like how Kumu Kua makes his students feel comfortable speaking infront of the class.
The classroom activities and planned impromptu speeches really help my classmates to come out of their "bubbles" and really interact with the class. Kumu Kua created an environment where even the ultra-shy could get their word across. We really did become a little family that only met at dinner-time.
I enjoyed listening to everyoneʻs speeches and liked how everyone engaged and gave feedback.
I loved the class activities. They were numerous and made learning about speech fun and exciting. The instructor is amazing!!
He has a good sense of humor and made class enjoyable.
Kumu Kua helped make the speaking to an audience more natural instead of a forced speech simply read from a paper.
You learn so much from experience. Reading about giving a speech is far from doing it. I appreciated Kumu Kua's approach to getting everyone comfortable with speaking in public.
I really enjoyed the assignments because they were really fun and easy to do. I looked forward to going to his class and I tell many people that he is a fantastic teacher. I will miss his class because it was one of the best classes I had yet. Thank you Kumu Kua for being the great teacher you are! Keep up the good work!
Very engaging classes made it fun to work together as a team. The examples the Professor provided for the speech assignments made it very clear what we were to complete. Quality real world examples were great and have already made a difference outside of the classroom.
i liked the fact that he picked our group when we had to do a group project. it made me associate with others
Kumu Kua's use of strategies was very effective for me. Being a soft-spoken individual, his class and our speech presentations throughout the semester helped me to overcome these barriers. I'm glad I enrolled into Kumu Kua's Speech Course.
i liked this course because i was able to feel comfortable with the one subject i hated the most.
there were many things about this class I enjoyed. The assignments and projects were fun and helpful to learn the subject mattter
I enjoyed everything about this course.I've learned various speech techniques,how to approach my target audience and how to keep them motivated as to what I have to say.Also,the various ways of communication,both verbal and non-verbal.Another reason would have to be my comfortability with social interaction with others.Ther's a million reasons really,but I feel what really improved me academically in this course,is Kumu Clayton.Other professors teach with boredom.I can't wait for class to be over,But Kumu Clayton,he has a personality and character that makes learning fun.With him you just can't help but want to learn more!I plan on recommening him and this course to ALL my friends!
I liked the impromptu speeches, it was randomly chosen but it was funny and exciting.
Kumu Kua was very interactive with students in class. He explained about the subject thoroughly by using for example voluteer to demonstrate "boundaries". Before a presentation is assigned, Kumu would demonstrate one of his presentation pertaining to subject. It really helped me understand how to outline my presentation. The class was very ALIVE! I felt comfortable to speak to the class and to speak to Kumu Kua. The project I really liked was the bumper sticker presentation because I created a logo that spoke to parents on meth. "CHOOSE THEM OR LOSE THEM." Emphasized on choosing our children or lose them. As for the commemorative speech presentation, I was able to share about my mom. This class has motivated me to speak about my past, as a drug addict. I was not shame or afraid to admit I was once an ice addict. For a very long time, I wanted to share my story, and I did...through Speech & Communication 151
Kumu kua had helpful and fun activities each class that helped us learn about the topic he was presenting in a fun and intresting way.
Like? First off, I love communication and this class has helped me a lot with the amount of speech presentations that was assigned. I would have to say that I enjoyed the course as a whole and if not for Kumu Kua, I don't know if it would've been any better. Let me just state this I would have not wanted it any other way!
I liked having more experience on speeches and presentations along with more interaction with new people.
The projects was very useful for my major.
I loved this class and how Mr. Kua orchestrated it! I would take any class available to my course goals if he was the Prof. haha. he created alot of class hands on lectures and everyone in the class always rather enjoyed themselves it seemed to me. He has a great teaching method and how he allows us to speak in front of our peers is really inspiring to become an effective communicator.
the impromptu speeches were very fun to do. i found that hose helped prepare students for speeches in the class that were afraid to speak up in the beginning of the class.
I liked all the different types of speeches.
Some of the activities were fun. Lectures often included humor. Overall, I enjoyed the class.
I liked the way Kumu Kua presented his work to the class. His lectures and activities were informative and engaging.
i liked the impromptu speeches they were very fun and active.
KUMU! you are so cool. I love your sence of humor!
I enjoyed the in-class activities and impromptu speeches the most, and although giving speeches was stressful, I found myself looking forward to and even enjoying them as I gained more familiarity with speaking. The class was quite fun on the whole, highly-applicable and useful in real life, and the first class I have ever been sad to see end.
i enjoyed this course it was fun and exciting but also stressfull with the time limits
I loved that this speech class wasn't just about learning how to give a speech through the book, and that it involved giving quite a few speeches. The feedback given on my speeches really helped me out too; I feel much more confident.
I liked the variety of topics and the practice that we had as speakers, which allowed me to make progress over the course of the semester.
I enjoyed the projects we had to do they allowed to use our creativity, but still had guideline to help keep us on course.
Clayton Kua is an incredibly knowledgeable and talented public speaker. His expertise at public speaking made me appreciate the material I learned during this semester. Kumu Kua was always well prepared, and always made sure to let his students know what was expected of them. I would say that Clayton Kua is a highly effective professor for educating students in a rich and creative atmosphere. Everyone knew each other's names from the beginning of the semester, which made class feel more inviting. I always enjoyed and even looked forward to going to speech class. I've noticed that often times college classes feel so "cold and rigid," but that was not the case with these classmates.
I liked learning from the powerpoints n how fun kua made it. N I didnt really like giving speeches but this class made me a lot better at them. It was a fun and helpful class.
this course really helped me become more social and confident in my speechs. Im am much more prepared then i was before, im more able to overcome obstecals that may get in my way. All the class assignments and lectures were realy on point and helpful and would recamend this class to anyone.
I loved all the actual speech assignments we had to do. Before I took SPCO 151 with Clayton Kua, I attempted to take SPCO 151 online with another HCC teacher, and in comparison, Kumu Kua's class is far better. The online instructor had us only doing informative speeches where he selected dry, tedious, and difficult topics for us to research. Kumu Kua, on the other hand, let us choose our own topics for all three of our speeches, which allowed us to be passionate about our speech subjects. For me, personally, this meant that I was able to focus on PRESENTING the speech rather than worrying about researching my topics. This is, after all, a SPEECH class, not a research class. I also really liked how the quizzes weren't too difficult, which meant that I could spend the majority of my time working on my speeches, and not memorizing facts for quizzes.
Great class learned alot. Thanks
Kumu Kua's class has really helped me alot with my speech communication skills. He has shown me how to prepare for different types of speeches, how to present, and how to approach your audience. I have enjoyed this class because I for one do not like to speak in front of a crowd. I have learned how to speak with confidence to my audience, reassure myself that I am capable of accomplishing as assignments given, and also delivering any task that was given by Kumu Kua. I enjoyed his method of teaching because Kumu Kua made everyone feel that they could fulfill anything that was assigned to us. I enjoyed every research project, speech presentation, and finally, the feeling of accomplishment with each presentation. If I has the chance to retake this class I would definitely do it again. Kumu Kua is a great help and inspiration. Mahalo Kumu Kua.....
I like the unity of my class. Everyone seems very friendly.
Kumu is a very fun educator. He delivers his lectures in such a way that they are simultaneously informative and entertaining. He is very approachable, and is willing to give assistance to anyone that takes the time to ask for it.
I liked his explanations, and he was very effective with the way he taught his lessons. Activities were fun and engaging, I enjoyed this class overall. I liked the sheet that was apart of our syllabus that indicated what we were during each class day. It was very useful and helped me understand what I missed if I was ever absent from class. His syllabus packet is essential.
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!
I like everything about this class. Keep up the good work.
I liked my instructor because he thought me very well.
Good assignments for learning to give better speeches.
This course was very fun and helped me over come my fear of speaking in public. I really enjoyed this course, the instructor, and all of my classmates.
Kumu Kua was a very energetic and interesting professor to listen to. I also like the lecture- style teaching.
I liked pretty much all the speeches we had to do. I mostly liked the impromptu speeches.
The way professor taught in class. The presentation was the best assignment.
I liked his delivery methods of each chapter he presented to us. He is very GOOD in keeping the class' attention for each speech he conducted. Kumu Kua gave us the confidence that we could do our speeches as great as he does, I felt very comfortable at the end of the class when giving our last speech.
It was always very interesting to me, having to learn about the different kinds of speeches, and then being able to actually try and write them out myself and the present it. My favorite speech assignment had to be the vision speech, its great to have dreams and high goals, and the speech help me make it real.
Everything
Very clearly explained assignments and projects, assigned with plenty of time to get all work done before deadline.
Brought me out of my comfert zone.
Activities had variety, never boring, fast paced enough to keep you on your toes. Excellent use of time.
I liked the variety of presentations that were assigned.
I loved the way Kumu Kua began the semester with a bonding activity so that everyone got to know each other and get comfortable with one another. I also loved the impromptu speeches- so much fun!
One thing i liked and enjoyed about this was the atmosphere and the information learned through out this course. His lectures are explained to a point where we can relate through the experiences we see and go through. Very nice and kind person. I have learned a lot from taking the course.
We were able to relate our projects to things we can relate to. Good time frame for projects.
I enjoyed being in his class. Clayton was very well prepared. This is a good course to take.
The impomto speech
Everything!!! Great Class!! Very Professional mannerisum and conduct!! I would reccomend every student to take this course to help with pulic speaking and build confidence!!!
The topic of speeches were fun, interesting, and challenging.
My favorite part of class was giving the speeches.
i think the best speech we did was the informative speech because we go to eat some food.
I enjoyed giving speeches in front of the class. Mr. Kua was very easy to understand.
I like the speeches because I learned more about my classmates and taught me how to give speeches properly. This will be very useful in the future. Class activities were fun as well.
This course challenged me in a good way, it was very enjoyable.
I really enjoyed learning in this class environment because humor was used as a tool. I have a lot of anxiety when presenting in front of a lot of people, but this class made me a lot more confident.
Being able to get out of my fear of speaking in front of others. They way he explained things made the assignments much more fun as he would do the presentations along with us.
I liked it that Mr.Kua demonstrated by giving an example speech and prepared us before each speech.
I liked everything and everyone in this course!! Because the teaching style Proff. Clayton Kua uses helped me become more comfertable when giving a speech, and have more confidence in myself.
i liked how our class was able to adapt to each other and we had a good enviornment. i liked the commemorative speeches the best because it really made me feel what others felt.
I liked how we did a variety of speeches in front of the class, not just focused on one or two speech methods.
The class was fun! and Clayton was very kind to me when I felt like I was going to pass out!! He kept me going with a warm smile of incouragement and being so understanding.
I feel much more comfortable about speaking in front of a group now.
I enjoyed attending class everyday because Kumu Kua and my peers made the atmosphere very exciting and fun. I know that public speaking is very difficult and throughout the semester I was able to conduct more than five speeches that includes impromptu, informative, commemorative, group speeches and many more. I like how everyone addresses Clayton Kua not by his first name or "Mr" but we made a connection by calling him "Kumu". This is another term for teacher in Hawaiian. I liked participating in class activities because it made me step out of my comfort zone and make connections and shared meanings with everyone. One of my favorite projects was delivering my own speeches. I thought that it was very cool that everyone in the class was video recorded and we each got to watch it, grade ourselves and get our actual grade from Kumu Kua. As a class we learned together and got through the speech text book. In the end, I enjoyed working in a group to teach the class a chapter that we were assigned. This class also made me look forward to taking the quizes and passing them because each class period I enjoyed learning a lot and this made me remember so much information whether it was from the Speech text book, from Kumu Kua or my peers.
Every thing!!!! I learned a lot and had fun doing it
projects was fun so it made it fun. I mean making up an imaginary person who is successful and get to brag about it that was pretty neat. His easy going attitude made speech for an introvert type of person very fulfilling I think this class unleashed a better more confident speaking student. Thanks
It was pretty cashe bro, you know. Like, the atmosphere in the class was excellent and it felt like you were truly surrounded by people who wanted you to succeed
I liked how interactive the course was and how it took me to the edge of my comfort zone to develop better speaking skills
I like that you did a speech first so we could learn from example.
i liked the fact that we all got along so well in the class like a big family
I liked that it felt like a family and that it taught not to be afraid of public speaking
the people
Kumu Kua made us want to come to class because of the environment he created.
What I liked about this course is the way it was arranged for us where students are able to learn and be effective at it. He is compassionate about what he teaches and wants to share all that he has with us to make us better. I am truly gonna miss this class...it was a very fun and learning class that I will take with me through out life....thank you so much Kumu Kua!!!!!!
I liked Mr. Clayton's sense of humor and affability. He is a cheerful teacher and made the students comfortable. The speech assignments were engaging. The separate types of speeches were clearly defined and pertinent to delivering an effective speech.
Mr. Kua was so inspiring in this course. I was so nervous to be in front of the class, but HIS lay back and calm character helped to ease the tension I had. He knows what he is talking about and I feel this class helped me to be a speaker for the better. In fact, from this being my worst subject, it became to be my Best class...
Our professor was very interesting and he did a great job at teaching and keeping everyone motivated
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Nada
I think this course was perfect and i do not think anything needs to be improved
none
i would not suggest anything but to keep up the great work
n/a
I would only improve the course by changing the textbook to one with a little more engaging format.
No improvements needed
None
Turn off the cold AC!!!!
It's hard to make a subject like this any better than what Kumu Kua made it. So, no suggestions.
There is no need for improvement.
Maybe an assignment where we give a speech about how we prepared a certain meal that we could bring in and talk about its health benefits. Like maybe spread throughout the semester :)
None, perfect the way it is structured.
nothing, great teacher and course.
none this was the best class I have taken yet
No.Kumu Clayton has it down pat!
I like it the way it is
no
I think that the course is perfect the way it is.
Being that I already stated my enjoyment of this course, I wouldn't want to go against that. Although, being that communications is my future major, I would've loved constructive criticism immediately after a speech by the teacher and the class. I also understand why we wouldn't, because Kumu Kua's goal is to encourage speaking, and criticism can help and could also hurt ones self esteem.
Be on time for class.
None
give him a classroom with a lil bit more space and the same technology that he uses. Also upgrade classroom computers to Macs.
i think all is good with the class. i would maybe like more impromptu speeches so we can better prepare ourselves for speaking in front of the class.
No, it's fine the way it is.
everything seems fine the way it is.
For the improvement of this course, I would like to suggest that the instructor provide students with his evaluation after each of their speeches so that they can specifically target problematic areas (that they may be unaware of) in preparation for their next assignment. I feel that the entire class (including myself) would have improved far more had this been so. Some students delivered all their speeches so quietly that I could scarcely hear them, some read a manuscript almost every time(despite the assignments' contrary instructions), some rarely looked at the audience, and some spoke too quickly or in monotone. I saw these behaviors repeated chronically and unaltered across the semester, suggesting to me that the students could not recognize their weaknesses and remedy them, as they had only their self-evaluations to go by. I have little clue which of these or other chronic problems I exhibited, as my self-evaluations were mostly guesswork, and I am sure I could have made better progress had I been made aware of exactly what I was doing wrong, instead of being allowed to move on through each assignment without correction. Although some of the speechesâ?? grades were posted on Laulima halfway through the semester, simply knowing that I got an A or a B did not indicate what areas, in the teacherâ??s professional opinion, I needed to target; and even if the instructor does let us see his evaluations at the end of the semester, it will be too late then for them to have been of use during the semester. While the self-evaluations forced us to deeply scrutinize our own efforts and attempt to detect the problems, I did not feel that I correctly evaluated my speeches in relying merely upon my own inexperienced opinion (and I was assured of this by the fact that the instructor disagreed with parts of my self-evaluation). I was, in essence, stumbling around blindly in the dark, attempting to pinpoint the actual problems (and strengths) with scant certainty. It is my understanding that an instructor, having studied and applied his or her respective subject extensively, is better able to provide an accurate critique than is a student with a flimsier idea of what is required. It is one thing to learn about the criteria that define a good speech, but it is entirely another thing to be able to apply them to oneâ??s own efforts, and to recognize when they are lacking. So, I strongly suggest that the instructor give his evaluations to students between assignments.
Nothing, great class kumu :D
I would suggest more practicing delivering speeches maybe more impromptu speeches where we just talk about a certain topic or anything we want while focusing on our eye contact and smooth delivery of speeches.
None
There isn't anything this course needs improving. Clayton Kua is an excellent professor.
It's perfect the way it is.
no just fine
I think there should be more impromptu speeches. I feel like there just weren't enough opportunities for us to actually practice our public speaking without having to worry about earning points/earning a good grade on our presentation. If there were more impromptu speeches that were graded solely on participation, then we'd be able to relax more and get used to speaking in front of a crowd. In fact, I think there shouldn't be any quizzes at all - instead replace quiz points with more impromptu speech points. To me, the textbook as well as the lectures (which were based on the textbooks) felt rather disconnected from our speech projects. At times, this disconnect made it feel like I was taking two separate classes at once: one class about the textbook, and another class about our speech projects. However, all the "course materials" that Kumu Kua provided us in regards to our speeches (included in word documents posted to Laulima) were all extremely relevant and helpful. Instead of following a textbook, I think Kumu Kua should lecture on those course materials included in Laulima!
idk.
Keep up the great work!
needs moke Big Hunks.
Your doing a great job in planning daily work for this course.
No
Nope. this course was great!
None. Overall it was a great semester.
n/a
He needs NO improvements, excellent instructor.
No, i though all information and ssignment =s for the course were well presented.
No he was so on it
none
More impromptu speeches!
Activities
none at all!!!
no, good variety.
More speech presenting other than taking notes.
Great class
None.
NOPE....
there should be a speech where it is strictly about food!!!! that would of been awesome.
None. This class was awsome and I had a great learning experience!
No, nothing comes to mind.
Less textbook work and more impromptu speeches.
This was the best speech course I've taken and if I could, I would take it again. I feel that it is a great class and there is not one thing that I could think of that Kumu Kua needs to improve on. He is an awesome teacher!
None
none it was awesome
none^^
No real improvements need to be made
I have no idea what I got on any of my previous speeches.
No its a great class that I actually wanted to attend
no
I have no changes to this class...it is a class that is great the way it is!!!
There is one thing that I feel Mr. Clayton REALLY needs to work on. ALL of my instructors at HCC consistently reminded the students as to assignments that were due, except Mr. Clayton. He failed on several occasions to point out grading particulars and when key assignments were due. I guess he felt that since he provided this information in the syllabus that reminding the students in class verbally was unnecessary. Additionally, he never gave me a chance to make up ANY late work, another aspect of his teaching style that runs counter to all of the other instructors I've had at HCC. I also feel that he was too tolerant of people that spoke and/or had conversations during other people's speeches.
15. Other comments:
No
I had a great time in this class and Kumu Kua ROCKS!!!!!
hey clayton, its me kaulana, i just wanted to say thanks for everything and thanks for being not only a great kumu but for being a great friend. so keep up the amazing teaching style you have, which is teaching with aloha and have a great summer. i see you in class at 5pm, its 441pm on monday april 30th and i just about to submit this eCafe thing. okay shoots and alohaz. sincerely, KAULANA J.-Kanahele
I really enjoyed taking this class. I honestly hate speaking infront of a group but Kumu Kua makes talking infront of a group fun and comfortable.
Would retake the class for fun if I wasnʻt graduating this spring.
This class was enjoyable (even if I was always tired). I enjoyed his enthusiasm.
Mahalo!
thank you for making speech enjoyable rather than dreadful.
No.I've said it all, except maybe it would be a tremendous loss if Kumu Clayton was'nt here to teach.I feel others will have the same feedback as I do after taking his course!Thanks Kumu.You've made Danielle Santos a better speaker!
gREAT CLASS
MR. KUA Is the best. He was my best instructor dis semester.
Kumu Kua is an excellent instructor...down to earth!
I feel for an intro class, that Kumu Kua definitely introduced the subject at a very comfortable pace encouraging everyone to have fun with communication! Hands down, I would recommend anyone taking this course towards this specific instructor!
GREAT CLASS! GREAT TEACHER! I TOLD 3 FRIENdS ALREADY 2 TAKE THIS COURSE WITH MR. KUA!
My other suggestion (and this is just an idea) is that there also be class-wide evaluations in addition to self-evaluations (which I do consider valuable, to be sure). What I mean is, the whole class could evaluate each member as he or she gives a speech; every person could write down suggestions or opinions on a small piece of paper, and these could be given the the speaker afterwards. Just as peer-reviewing written material can provide a variety of insights, so I think that peer-reviewing of speeches could be quite beneficial to both the analyzer and the analyzed. I actually learned the most about public speaking while analyzing other students' speeches, but as I had not the option of sharing my analyses with the speakers, the analyses benefited only myself (when they could have also benefited others, had the option I am proposing been available). I must make note that I found the instructor's critique of our group presentations incredibly helpful and appropriate (and I thought everything he said was absolutely spot-on). To be confronted bluntly and truthfully is probably the best possible way to be motivated towards improvement, and to be told that most of our speeches were boring (truly, I admire the instructor for having the courage to say that) was very inspiring to me personally. Criticism is something that is difficult to ignore or brush off, and if it is constructive criticism, then it has the potential to effect positive change and prevent stagnation. On the whole, and aside from a lack of regular feedback, this was an excellent class, and my favorite one this semester. The instructor was a good teacher, maintained high expectations, was not self-absorbed like other teachers, and kept the class focused and on track. Sometimes he seemed irritated with students (although I suspect it to be a result of his expectations being disregarded and treated casually this semester and in the past, and so such a reaction is probably just). The class frequently ended early (usually 15 minutes, but sometimes 30), and while I did not mind this, perhaps that time could be strategically used for working on the class's speaking skills (practicing speeches, perhaps?) Though I have spent much time elaborating some of the class's more negative aspects, the course and quality of teaching were really so exceptional that there is little more to say on that account. I highly recommend Kumu Kua as a teacher, and I feel privileged to have taken his class.
I believe the class should have more emphasis on the appearance of the speaker and how you deliver your speech, along with what is in your speech in order to develop confidence in an individual and provide a strong foundation to be worked on whether it's for your employment or for public speaking and further classes in the subject.
I loved this class it was one of my favorites this semester.
Clayton Kua's class came recommended to me by a few other students, and I can see why. I feel like it is *almost* the perfect speech class. If he could somehow figure out a way to make the lectures and quizzes more relevant to our 3 big speeches, then this class would be streamlined to perfection.
Awesome class (:
I have really enjoyed this course, and have recommended it to other students. I am grateful that he was able to take a required course and make it entertaining.
Kumu Kua is a awesome teacher, i want to take another class with him. i have recomended him to others as well.
This was a fun class, I liked the way he taught the class. I wish to take a class from him again, he is a super fun teacher, also very effective with his lessons.
I'll miss you Kumu!!!
This was by far the best class i have taken in college so far.
Mahalo nui Kumu Kua!
n/a
I really learned the tricks on how to deliver an AWESOME speech anywhere and anytime.
Thank you for being a good and effective teacher!
Kua was very friendly and very willing to help in any way he could. Very fun class to be in, and I strongly recommend Kua to anyone I know for this class.
He is an awesome teacher! Strict yet lenient. Very relaxing to do speeches in front of. Awesome all around!!!!
Kumu Kua has a subtle but effective style. Even though I had a moderate comfort level with public speaking I found myself pushing to do better. and I did, I even Emcee'd an induction ceremony without being nervous at all. Wow. (Group of about 75 people.) Even through the semester I could see growth in the fearful speakers many increased their comfort level with public speaking. Awesome Job!
Super easy tests. Book was absolutely unnecessary for the course, I did not use it once.
Very talented instructor!!!
I am now more confident to give a speech. Now that i know the basics.
although, i hate to speak in front of people, i am glad that i took this course with Kua. He always gives us an example of the type of speech he wants us to give and that helped because you can get ideas off of his speech.
Thank u and aloha
Kumu Kua was an amazing teacher. Keep up the good work :)
Thanks for being a great Teacher..
It was a fun class! Mahalo to Mr. Kua and everyone who made this class great!
Thank you soo much for teaching me everything about speech and communication!!! I really enjoyed your class, the people, and all the laughs we shared. :D mahalo nui loa!!! Aloha
i really enjoyed this class and i think i am better prepared to talk infront of large groupsd of people. this class has helped me to feel comfortable to give speeches to many people.
This was a very fun class.
Throughout the semester, I believe that I improved not only speaking infront of my class, but boosted my self-esteem and being comfortable speaking to different audience. This was the best course I had this summer and would recommend everyone to take Kumu Kua's speech class! Will Kumu Kua be teaching a higher level or more speech classes? Perhaps other subjects too? Awesome speech and communication class and I enjoyed attending Kumu Kua's class this semester!
I would recommend this course to anyone Kumu Kua is an excellent instructor who makes learning fun....Loved it!!!!
stay classy Kumu.
If the class is making inappropriate comments and/or being disruptive you need to do something about that. I couldn't even hear myself think.
Keep him around.
Keep doing what you're doing!
Aloha Kumu Kua....mahalo plenty for teaching me life lessons that I will take with me...
Overall, a good class and a good teacher.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15648 (0)     15649 (0)     15650 (0)     15651 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)