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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Jamie Nakama

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ANTH151, Spring 2014
ANTH151, Fall 2013
ANTH151, Spring 2013
ANTH151, Fall 2012
ANTH151, Spring 2012
ANTH200, Spring 2012
ANTH151, Fall 2011
ANTH151, Spring 2011
ANTH151, Fall 2010
ANTH151, Spring 2010

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Spring 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 34683 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 14 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She is very organized and incorporates discussion which adds to the learning environment.
Great teacher.
She's very passionate about what she teaches.
she is very fairly teacher. she allways keep good motivation by her self. she smile a lot. It makes good environment in her class. students want to say own opinions because she wants to accept that with pleasure. her assingment subjects are always clear and easy to understand. she send e-mails very timely. we easy understand her indication. she has logical thinking sense. her assingments were rich in variety.I like that.
Jamie is so knowledgeable and full of life. She is very straight forward and kind.
She's loud, clear, does not stray off topic, helps the students in ways that aren't just feeding us the answer to the problem, very passionate about her subject which helps inspire her students to do better in her class.
I believe she knew her subject area very well. She showed a general concern for more than just anthropology. She focused on the real problem of the world. The material covered in class transfers to real world problems.
she is very committed towards her field expertise.
Her deep dedication, and her being charismatic.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None!
Nothing.
nothing
No changes, she is perfect
none, this was surprisingly a far better class than i had expected it to be
more partcipation points, and more time for student office hours.
None, perfect may not even be enough to describe her and her efforts.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She was flexible and able to work with you with late assignments or any confusion.
Always willing to help.
when I asked some questions to her, allways she wanted to help me.
She always made sure we followed the syllabus, so we would not get lost. Jamie sent us email, and had a great communication with us in class.
she only taught this class but she would always be available for us after class, and we could schedule appointments with her if need be
she did very well.
She helped us understand assignments, projects, and have used maximum resources to ensure our learning.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Because the class was clear and concise with very interesting topics to learn about! She did a great job creating a fun learning environment.
Yes.
Yes because she's a good professor overall.
absolutely, Yes. because she is a fairly teacher.
For sure. She is one of my favorite teachers!
i would recommend her to other students because she's the epitome of how a teacher should teach making her subject interesting while also making you have to work for a good grade but not making it unreasonably hard either.
yes. she has very great points in her class.
Yes, because they would be a better person after ANTH 151. Because Ms. Nakama can cause them knowledge and wisdom that can make them a better person.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
thank you very much for your help.
I was really fortunate to be in her class. I learned so much, from history, to present, from destruction of civilization and sustainability. I simply enjoyed studying. Jamie gave me all the support I needed in order to learn.
i'm very glad i had her as my professor this semester
very nice
Thank you, Ms. Jamie for everything! I sincerely appreciate your hard works and dedication to ensure our learning. Mahalo nui loa, Ms. Nakama!
18. Other comments:
Her style of teaching was fun. Learning new terms was easy because of her ability to break down information in a way that was easy to understand. Her classes included a lot of hands on activities which allowed the ideas to really sink into my head. She is open minded and willing to listen to new ideas. The information is always being updated in the anthropology world and she expressed how important it is to stay updated with new discoveries. Great person and teacher.
none

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 32064 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 2 (22%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Nakama is challenging yet accessible and understanding. She knows the material really well and is truly excited to teach the subject.
She is really knowledgeable in her subject. Positive and upbeat and never unfair, always willing to talk to students one on one if they need help.
Jamie is passionate and knowledgeable
Good atmosphere in classroom.
She knows her subject and I love that we have a sustainability section in this anthropology class!
She really knows what she's talking about and she's passionate about her teaching.
Her strengths are making sure everyone has somethings to do every class even outside of class. She is well organized with her lectures.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
No changes
Clearer expectations regarding assignments, less costly assignments (potluck, posters, etc.), better communication.
Make tests easier.
None
I wouldnt change much about her class, just assign less work.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She is compassionate and understanding of students different learning styles, is reasonable about making up missed work and encourages class discussion and participation.
Emailing students showed concern.
Not too sure.
She allowed us to have some extra credit work and also encouraged us to re-do our group project individual papers for a better grade if we did not cite well.
She always gave us extra credit.
She emails the class about resent articles or video and makes sure we stay on task and participate.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, she is a really good teacher, makes the subject even more interesting, and is friendly. You can tell she really enjoys teaching this class.
Yes, the class is well thought out, not too hard and fair, also fun to learn.
I am fairly neutral. She's okay, but I don't think I would take her again.
Yes because she is a good teacher who assigns more creative assignments.
Yes, she is an awesome teacher that knows her subject to the fullest. Anthropology is a growing and always learning field, so while we learn, she learns too!
I would, she's a really good teacher and she's always there to help.
I would recommend her class because its interesting, interactive, and fun.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Two thumbs up, this has been one of my favorite classes!
Nothing
Jamie failed to respond to several emails of mine, was frequently late returning assignments, and her expectations were not always clear.
She's a cool teacher
none
18. Other comments:
There should not be big project because it is such a time consuming and hard to meet with group when everyone works and has class
Nothing
None.

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 33775 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 8 (44%) 7 (39%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 8 (44%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 13 (72%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (17%) 12 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 9 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Friendly atmosphere that encouraged participation and creativity
she is a young energetic and engaged teacher
Explaining material and answering questions.
Very friendly and knowledgable in the subject
She knew her subjects well
Well organized, very knowledgeable and approachable.
She pretty much knows this subject very well. She is teaching like a college rofessor or instructor. She encouraged her students to participate in her class. She was reachable on email. She update her students on every assignments due date and she keep reminding her students about what we will be doing next day we meet. she is very professional in everything she. Presents to us.
Jamie is patient, kind, and intelligent, (among many other wonderful attributes). Jamie has a way of engaging the class and instilling important values into her students (i.e. respect, perseverance, curiosity, kindness, professionalism, etc.). She challenges her students to question the world and expect more.
Knew course work very well, and could explain everything thoroughly.
Great smile! Nakama is extremely understanding of any situation. Strongly promotes class participation and opinions regarding course material. Applies class concepts to current events when applicable.
Being very knowledgeable and involved with the topics discussed. She was also very interactive and apt to answer questions at any time.
She knew her stuff
Running a class at 7:45 in the morning!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Second half of the course seemed less demanding or structured. I had more time on my hands and wanted to learn more.
When students are talking, they should be told to stop talking or leave. There were too many times when some students were disruptive and nothing was done to stop them.
No changes
Do away with the Zoo field trip. It can be done at home.
None. I benefited from the way her class was organized.
Just kee using gradebook on laulima is very helpful for me because I kee track on what assignments I need to turn it in.
N.A.
No suggestions.
No
Shes an amazing teacher, wouldnt change a thing.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always encouraging students to see her before or after class for help
she would talk to students
Always available to answer questions.
She would tell us in person if show wants tell her concerns
She try to correct our grammars and she is understanding
Reminding students to do extra credit, reminding students of deadlines, and providing brief powerpoints as study guides.
She keeps updating us on what is going to happpen the next day of our lecture. She talks about us students should finish our assignments and turn them in on time. She give her students chances to turn late works.
Jamie always goes out of her way to support her students in whatever they do. I don't know how she does it but she comes to class each day with enthusiasm and her energy in class is what keeps the class engaged. She constantly makes herself available and encourages open conversation in the classroom.
Always asked questions so we fully understood material.
Frequently emailed us about due assignments, what we need to know for the coming lecture, and sent links that she mentioned in class. Provided study guides.
She always asked from feedback from students and would let students express their personal thoughts with great enthusiasm.
She never shown anything at a personal interaction just through email.
She accepted late work and had so many extra credit oppertunity.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes
yes, she is a good teacher and a fun person
Yes, very informative and interesting lectures.
Yes because she is very fun teacher to be taught by and the subject that she teaches is very interesting
Yes. Because her class is hands on learning
Definitely. Although this isn't the kind of class where you can sit by and get an A, I recommend this class to everyone.
I would recomment to those that are good at writing in english because her course required students with high grade in english. I have english as a second language and it is very hard for me but I was able to survive that class because she gives chances for late work and plus she gives us opportunity for extra credit.
Absolutely. Jamie is incredible and I have learned so much from her. Her grace in the classroom is something to be admired. She is a phenomenal teacher and goes far beyond any expectations I could ever have. I am a better person for knowing her. She has left such a lasting, positive impact in my life.
Yes, very good in teaching coursework and easy to follow through semester.
Yes. J Nakama is a sweet woman. Never lost her cool in class. She is respectful. Always on time. She provides many extra credit opportunities!
Yes, she is very personable and makes for a very exciting and refreshing learning environment.
Yes, just because she knew what she was teaching.
Yes because she is a really great teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacher and knowledgeable about current updates in her subject of expertise.
N/A
Thank you for all your hard work throughout the semester!
She was very nice to us, and she is very organize. She is willing to help out her students on anything that we had difficulty on. She provides a great learning for her students even though it's hard she help us to get through.
Jamie was meant to be an educator. There are so many things to admire about her. KCC is lucky to have her.
n.a.
N/A
Thank you for teaching!
18. Other comments:
N/A
She should keep up the great work. She explains everything in clear way and always willing to help us if we need help.
n.a.
N/A
Have a great summer

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 31197 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 10 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 8 (44%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 10 (56%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 13 (72%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 13 (72%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 2 (11%) 13 (72%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Jamie Nakama's strengths as a teacher was her ability to teach the material in a way that was clear and effective.
She makes students participate in various projects which I think facilitated my understandings of the subject area.
She is good at presenting the class material in different ways. It's not just powerpoints, lectures, and videos. She also included interactive things like one time a guest speaker came, we also had a day where it was like a demonstration of how our islands were made.
Ms. Nakama is very enthusiatic about the subject she is teaching. She cares about her student's and offers lots of opportunities to boost their grade should they choose to do so.
She's awesome. She's definitely a sweetheart teacher who is passionate about what she teaches and really cares about her students. She shows pretty interesting videos. I highly recommend her.
She's passionate about what she teaches and brings out the best in her students.
She keeps the class interesting.
She knew her subject well. When asked a question she could explain it clearly.
connects to students
She can relate to the youth.
She is very well rounded and knows the subject very well. She does however encourage proper spelling and citation.
She knows her information.
Knowledge and flexability
she really tries to help you improve in her class and learn as much as you can.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Not sure if she can change this, but morning class sucks! I think if this class was later in the day, it would be better. But I can't think of any other changes right now. It's pretty good the way she teaches this class.
Ms.Nakama's lectures could be more organized. She goes through her power point presentations way to fast and they don't always represent what we are reading about in our very expensive textbook.
None
none
Give the class a heads up when there will be quizzes.
More hands on group projects.
Have a better study guide and less essays.
Use a different textbook, or give reading comprehension sheets.
my only suggestion is no make a little later class, cause 7:45 is too early i think.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Jamie showed concern for students by reminding everyone of the due dates of assignments, and answering any questions we students had.
She sent emails regularly to remind students of deadlines and to give out useful information to students that they could use in their projects.
She has office hours and grades our reaction papers on time. It's good that she checks grammar even though it's not a writing intensive course, I think that I did a paper okay, but actually there was little mistakes here and there. She also let us do up to 5 points extra credit, this is good when we do bad on pop quizzes or other assignments.
Ms. Nakama is always available for her student's. She provides a large amount of supplemental materialâ??videos, articles, journals etc., to complement the subject matter being discussed. She mixes things up in class, so student's have a chance to meet most of their classmates--which I think is awesome!
She always encouraged participation and was very good at communicating with us what was going on in the class.
She always sends out notifications and emails for the subject.
yes she always asked for input and allowed for any opinion to be heard
She was always encouraging students to see her outside of class.
She would correct our papers for spelling errors, punctuation, and proper citation.
N/A
many extra credit opportunities
she constantly used email to notify students of upcoming events, also she would talk one on one with you if you wanted too and tell you that you have to do.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because she provides a good atmosphere for learning and you will learn more material that can be applied out of class.
Yes I would recommend professor Nakama.
Yes, because she is very knowledgeable and makes it so that it is understandable. In the beginning of the semester there was a lot of reading, but there was also a lot of information, as opposed to the second half of the semester. She is also good because she gives a good study guide lecture the class before the midterm and exams, this is really helpful.
I would recommend Ms. Nakama to other student's because she respects different learning styles--which allows each student the opportunity to shine in their own way.
Yes, because she makes the subject interesting and makes you think about things going on in the world. It was a fun and hands on class where I learned a lot.
Yes, She keeps the class interesting and fun.
Yes. Not too easy or challenging. She makes you think critically.
yes she is a nice teacher
I would recommend her because she has a fair grading system.
Yes, because she is a very active teacher and grades quite fairly if one does the work. She may sometimes be hard to reach.
It depends. If the student wants to be challenged then yes, but if not, do not take this class it's kind of hard.
yes i would, because she is a great teacher. and her methods of teaching is great.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I like her, she is a nice, kind and cool professor. She could also pass for a student, but has a lot of knowledge and interesting information about anthropology. But not just anthropology but life in general too like agriculture, sustainability, and other cool information.
Although my English is not perfect, I really enjoyed her class, I've learned a lot about human nature and I never knew I liked Anthropology.
looks good too
Best Anthropology teacher ever.
Popcorn for the videos.
N/A
Yes she is overall a wonderful person to learn from.
she's a really good teacher and works very hard for her students.
18. Other comments:
Thank you for being a super, super awesome professor!! Wish I could take more classes with you teaching it one day! :)
I love her.
Maybe if possible since this is anthropology, teach class outside. For example observe the enviroment from KCC's cactus garden to Hawaiian native plants.
N/A
she's the bomb and she's fun to be around.

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 33430 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very good at getting the class engaged and interested in the subject.
For me, Jamie's strengths lie in how she connects with her students and gets results.
She is vry familiar with anthoropology. And unique teaching styles, inclding poster session.
Jamie is a very nice teacher that shows she loves what shes doing. She encourages all her students to think deeply and critically about certain issues discussed in class. She makes the subject material interesting to learn about. In her class I have learned a lot about issues that I never really knew about. She is also very understanding of her students as well. ++++++++
Knows a lot about what she is teaching and updates us on the new events happening.
She knows a lot on the subject, she connects with many of her students.
All around, she was a great teacher in every aspect of teaching. Very friendly and approachable. Understanding and patience with her students was most noticeable.
understanding the purpose of the subject.
Fair, fun, and enthusiastic.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing!
Maybe updating grades more often?
N/A
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She showed concern by helping out when we struggled with an assignment.
She would voice her concern for her students by encouraging them to participate and engage in class.
She always provide extra information to reinforce learning ideas.
Not sure.
She constantly reminded us if we had any assignments or extra credit to bump us up. She always made sure we understand the material and answered our questions and concerns promptly.
by telling us what things we needed to do
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because her class if very fun and interesting.
Absolutely! Because she's passionate about what she teaches.
I will ecommend to take her class, because you will have opportunities to explore not only human evolution, but also envuronmental issues.
Yes I do because she presents the material in a way that most everyone can understand and if something comes up shes available to listen.
Yes, because you will learn something from the class with this teacher.
Sure, her class was enjoyable.
I would because she is just a great teacher, and the environment she teaches in is easy for students to do well in.
yes because of the importance of how she knows the subject
Yes I would totally recommend her to anyone who wants to learn anthropology. She knows the subject in and out and has one of the best learning styles I have ever encountered.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She's awesome and easy to talk to.
She seems very active in life, and i admire her for it!
N/A
have a good summer
Keep up the hard work you really made my semester returning to college a fun learnIng experience.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Jamie Nakama: ANTH200, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology Crn (Section): 33124 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She knows her subject area really well.
She understands a great deal of the material and she is very involved with the community. She has contacts and guest speakers that she set up for us so that we could benefit from their presentations. She's also excellent at organizing visuals such as power point presentations and use of multimedia(movies/shortclips).
Her passion for anthropology and her deep interest in making sure her students take home the most important aspect of anthropology, which is to remain open minded about all things.
She is super understanding & flexible, which shows how much she wants to see her students succeed:)
- Understanding about student work load. - Flexible on due dates and deadlines. - Offered many extra-credit opportunities.
Knows the subject well.
she made class fun and made learning fun. her projects were fun and i really enjoyed her as a teacher.
knows her subject well and is willing to help students
Jamie is incredibly easy to approach and talk to. She has a very humble and effective way of explaining concepts and providing personal examples to aid in her presentation of the material and also to engage students. Jamie has a way with being able to make lessons in the classroom relate to the real world and encourages her students to be involved in the community. Jamie is incredibly intelligent and is able to know when and just how much to push students to improve in various areas.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would have liked it if there were more homework--as ridiculous as it sounds. I feel that there were not enough to actually remind the students about the class. I personally prioritized Anthropology last because there were almost never homework. The homework would be the three projects but it wasn't much, in my opinion. Having more assignments means that if you miss one or two, it won't greatly affect your grade. Whereas, in the format that was carried out for this course, if you missed an assignment or reflection paper, it could very well mean that you've lost a whole letter grade on your overall grade. Perhaps using videos that are more readily available so that the students that missed some of the class wouldn't have to wait for whoever rented out the dvd out to return it. Because the videos you missed were most often very hard to find, it was very hard to make up the missed videos.
- Slow down on powerpoint slides or maybe not too wordy.
Organization of class. We have no time to present our projects that are a big part of our grade.
no changes
Although Jamie challenges her students to be more critical, I have no suggestions for her. I really enjoyed her class and it was the first time in my educational career I was able to truly see my role in the community from a broader, but more meaningful perspective. Jamie is an incredible teacher and an invaluable member of our society and there is much to be learned from her.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She encouraged students to communicate with her if they have any questions or concerns, or anything unclear to them.
She frequently sent out reminder emails about projects and exam dates.
She tried her best to respond to emails and she was very considerate of our time and the assignments we worked on. She post-poned deadlines to make sure we focused on important tasks, which made things a lot more do-able for us as students.
- She would extend the due dates to give us more time to work on other things.
Met with each student outside of class if needed.
offered many videos for extra credit.
available during office hours or via email
Jamie makes herself available to students and provides email communication throughout the semester to ensure everyone is on the same page with classroom goals, deadlines, changes in schedule, etc.. She encourages attendance at her office hours and makes herself open before and after class throughout the semester. Jamie goes out of her way to get to know her students and help them succeed in any way she can. She engages the classroom in discussions that encourage critical thinking and gives valuable feedback on papers and projects throughout the semester. I am a far better writer because of her feedback.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. She knows her subject area and you'll definitely learn a lot from her.
I'm kind of 50/50 on this. If you want to be in a class where the Professor understands the material and has great ideas for you to personally execute the concepts you learn from your texts in real life, yes. If you're an academic student that's more of a studious type, then no. In Anthropology 200, students should be noted that they will be doing more projects that will be involving their participating with the community. Such as Service Learning and going on a field trip.
I would definitely recommend Jamie to other students because she understands the importance of covering all methods of learning for all her students. She is so diverse with her teaching by not only lecturing, but incorporating group work and videos into it. That's a great way to make the class fun and interesting.
Definitely!..She is a great teacher!!:)
Of course, she's a great teacher. She makes us think and tells us about issues we should be concerned about. She teaches us to be skeptical and to always ask questions about a topic.
Yes.the class was very worth it.
yes! excellent teacher.
none
I would absolutely recommend Jamie to anyone and everyone. She has left such a positive impact in the way I see my role in the community and the way I view my educational goals. I am much more of a well rounded person after taking one of her classes. She has inspired me to be more active in the community. Jamie is incredibly passionate about teaching and her respect and love for the environment is evident and radiates as a positive energy in her class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Very nice teacher. Understanding and really into her students academic success.
I like her positive energy she brings to class everyday and how she's enthusiastic.
Thank you for teaching anthropology in a way that we could have hands on experience as well as book work learning. I was able to be more open minded about the things I would have never understood till now.
Generous with extra-credit.
she was the best teacher by far.
excellent teacher
Jamie goes above and beyond her lesson plan to educate her students. She is approachable, professional, personable, and someone that I respect and even aspire to be. Jamie has many wonderful qualities that make her a great teacher. She shows genuine concern for her students' success. Her determination to be an educator in our community is apparent and I have learned many things from her that will help me succeed in my future endeavors. Kapiolani Community College is incredibly lucky to have her on their staff and part of a strong team of educators.
18. Other comments:
Professor Nakama is a great Professor and she has a great understanding of the material. By no means is her format inadequate, it's just that it's not designed for all types of students but let's get real, that's impossible to pull off in the first place. She does a great job at being a Professor in Anthropology, it's just that the class might not be something new students in Anthropology is used to. Let me reiterate, she is a GREAT Professor, it's just that class type is very different than your typical classes involving text research. It's a more hands-on class.
Take Hawaiian Studies
none.

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 31441 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Ms. Nakama was very easy to talk to and always connected to the students well.
She has a local attribute to her that I really enjoy. She is very well organized and mindful to her subject.
Great teaching methods.
She is very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. She kept a great atmosphere through out the entire course. She relates to all her students better than I have seen most teachers.
Makes the class interesting and makes it her own teaching ways. She is passionate about her teaching and makes her teaching her style and no one else's. she gives and gives to others.
She's not lazy, she gives plenty of resources to further explain the subject matter. I like creative writing, I believe it inspires more thought, and understanding of the information being presented. I feel like I actually learned something in her class! I can't say the same for my other classes.
Super cool and easy to feel comfortable around
Shes fairly young so she seemed like she could relate to the students well. She was realistic when it came to assingments and deadlines, since she was a student not too long ago. Shes also always happy and energetic. Always giggling! She seemed really passionate about her field, which is refreshing with teachers. Her instructions were clear and she always offered help outside of class.
Friendly, knowledgeable, understanding...You can tell she cares about her subject matter.
Awesome Teacher!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none.
I would make a class project where everyone brings in food item. These items need to be, what they believe to be, a unique way of saving the earth. Whether it be from the local markets/farmer's markets, self grown, homemade with all natural ingredients etc.
no changes
I suggest she ask for a raise, because she's an awesome teacher!
Stop being so lenient with some of your students, strictly convey your expectations of a scholarly paper/project with an emphases on proper citations ONCE, then if they (citations) are not met...instant zero, no sweat off your back. Don't hand out extra time just because the bulk of students didn't meet the expectation. They all know they need to cite work, they are just taking advantage of it not being spelled out for them or simply being lazy...
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always willing to help in any way.
She was very kind and energetic with everyones questions. She definetely did not make a student feel dumb, ever...
Was very fair with test, quizzes, and finals. A very approachable person with a big heart for teaching.
Jaime gave each student individual attention, and helped us to write better papers. She wanted us to get the course and help us to be better students.
She emailed us almost every week giving updates on students who missed class. This is very rare with college proffessors, since most just assume that its our responsibility and dont seem to care. She was always avaialable after class if you had any questions.
Lots of understanding, willing to work with students, willing to go over subject matter that is not required by her course in order to improve a students learning experience and quality of work...(English...sigh).
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. She had a variety of teaching methods and engaged students to want to learn more.
Yes, she's a great teacher if you wanted to learn the thinking, feeling, and evolution of human beings.
Yes. makes class interesting and fun to learn.
YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
I already have, I tell all my friends in my other classes, Antho 151 is a great course to take.
She's really fun and there are alot of hands on things we got to do. so yes it was a great class
Yes. I loved her class.
Yes, she was a good, fair, knowledgeable teacher who presented her material in a clear, structured, and interesting way.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
GREAT CLASS! I wish I could take it again.
Genuinely a good person.
Not about, but to. I know she travels a lot and I would like to say that it would be a pleasure to run into her in another country and totally get surprised. I say this because my wife and I travel a lot and even out of pure coincidence, I had traveled to the Maya civilization ruins (Yucatan Peninsula)...the project I had during this course.
Jamie is a great teacher and is talented in everything. She has a big heart so she loves to give what she knows and shares herself with all of us. Is clear on what she wants and how she wants things. I love how she brought a guest speaker, watch movies, and makes us do projects.
I think what ever your paying her it's not enough! She's an amaziingly good teacher! I'm considering switching my major to Anthropology.
She did extremely well considering the quality of most her students work...
18. Other comments:
This course gave me a life changing feeling about many things, good and perhaps not so good, but I did learn many concepts which I will have to seriously marinade on...
thank you for everything
Give her more classes, and I'll sign me up!
GOOD JOB! Keep up what you are doing becasue alot of students will appreciate your creativeness and energy!

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 33430 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
- flexible schedule - gave students second chances to redeem themself (extra credit) - gives a variety of different learning styles (hands on, reading the textbook, ppts lectures)
Nice, very kind, very very objective teaching style, pushed students to open minds and explore what is important in life!
She's enthusiastic about her subject.
She is very knowledgeable and very passionate about this subject.
she knew about anthropology and knew how to deliver information
Even though the things we learn in class were a lot harder than i expected, our teacher was great.
She really connects with her students and she knows how to teach in a way that is fun while also being able to go over the class material with her great teaching methods.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Maybe cut some of the book reading down.
none
Why does this class have to be only at 7:45 am? That's way too early and at least should give other time class choice to students.. Why only one class at that time?? WHY??? And maybe little too many videos in class.. I mean the videos are pretty interesting but i wish there was fewer videos and more lecture.
Nothing. It was excellent just the way it was.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
- answered questions - class discussion to make sure we understood the topic
She would answer questions, ask questions and take time after class for students.
she would give us things to think about from our point a view. Also I would say that after taking her class we become more open minded.
She would always encourage us to speak our minds and to bring intelligent discussions to the class. If there were things that we didn't quite understand she was always willing and happy to go back to go over anything in a more clear way.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, she is an easy going teacher that is passionate about her work. its always easy learning from someone who loves their job. plus, there's a lot of hands on learning.
Yes, she is a great person and a good teacher who cares.
Yes, she is outgoing and knows her subject well.
yes, because you earn alot and she makes it really fun to learn especially when the class is at 7:45am.
Yeah as long as you can wake up that early.
I would most definitely recommend Jamie to other students. She made anthropology a fun class while still teaching effectively and efficiently. If she taught any other of my required course classes I would pick her over any other teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
YOU'RE AN AWESOME TEACHER!
Great person
She is the kind of teacher that I wish other teachers were like.
18. Other comments:
Thanks for the positive experience. Mahalo
Have a good summer
Honestly the best teacher I've ever had. Other teachers can't even compare. This class was one that I would actually look forward to each morning.

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 31441 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She's full of energy and has great charisma. She was always smiling and was always in a great mood. Even if we didn't do something the right way she would allow us to try again. You want to drag yourself out of bed and go to her class at 7:45 in the morning!!! Not very many teachers have that talent! :) She also creates a great learning atmosphere and encourages you to learn more about anthropology.
A very good and understanding teacher.
everything
Her power points were alwasy very resourceful; helps when there's a test coming up.
Provided a good learning environment. Took time to hear out concerns
She is a super nice teacher that knows her material. I enjoy going to class bc the material is also very interesting.
Very polite and nice
Knew subject quite well so she was able to teach the important concepts to us in a precise, clear way. She was available for us students if we had any concerns or questions. Her teaching methods provided us a good learning environment.
She's very down to Earth and extremely understanding. I really liked her as a teacher.
she knows what she wants to teach and how to make it very clear to all of her students
Very lienient to students
I learned. Didn't have any problems. No further comment.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would suggest more group time after watching a video. Maybe make a game or something for us to throw opinions around before we do our reaction papers.
well, I sometimes forget to turn in hard copies even if I had them done. I'm pretty sure that effected my grade.
none
On projects, show examples of other projects that students might have done to clearly show what to do. It'll be nice after projects or exams, to find out how well we are doing in class overall.
No suggestions, just get a different classroom with air condition. It was way too hot in class
more time in class
I would say maybe making the curriculum a little clearer.
NONE
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She was always available after class if you had questions, office hours or by e-mail. She always encouraged us to be prompt on our homework assignments to help better ourselves.
yes she is the best
Asked questions and asked for feedback.
She would always be easy to contact through email. She also responded to emails very quickly
she always asked the class as a whole if they had any questions or concerns, she was very helpfull.
In class, she would constantly ask if we had any questions or if we didnt understand anything. She encouraged us to participate in discussions and she created a good atmosphere for learning about anthropology.
She always emailed the students reminding them of upcoming due dates. I think she really wanted her students to succeed in the class and it definitely showed. That made all the difference and I really appreciate it when teachers show that they care about their students. I loved Jamie Nakama!
made sure every assignment was understood to all students she always told us to email for any questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Definitely YES! For all of the above reasons!
yes. It was a good class that my friend recommended to me so I took it. I would recommend it to other students also.
yes
Yes I would recommend. She made students such as I who don't believe in evolution to have some fun in this class. The videos helped me understand a lot and projects.
Yes i would because she is a very good teacher. One of the best i've ever had at kcc
yes. Shes a good instructer and very knowledgeable in anthro
I would recommend her to other students because she is very down to earth, understandable but at the same time a good teacher. She makes it easy for us to come to her with any concerns or questions. Her grading is also pretty fair and straight forward. The assignments are never too overwhelming and are doable with everything else going on in my schedule.
Absolutely. The course wasn't too difficult but it was a great class. Jamie wanted the class to be fun and I believe it was.
yes because shes a fun great teacher
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thanks for making anthropology fun! I was honestly dreading this class, now I'm thankful I took it!
she is awesome
Very nice; easy to talk to and very helpful.
She is very down to earth, friendly, easy to talk to, very organized and teaching methods are a lot better than just lectures all the time and reading.
Thank you for teaching me a lot. I've learned many things in this course
Very nice work and excellent job teaching!
I hope you continue teaching and I hope you decide to teach more and other courses. You were awesome and I loved your class :)
shes should get a promotion!
18. Other comments:
nope
I enjoyed my semester in anthropology and learned quite a lot about who we are as humans, where we came from and most importantly what our future is going to be like. We also learned a great deal about our environment and how important our symbiotic relationship is with it.

Jamie Nakama: ANTH151, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 33430 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%) 3 (27%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%) 2 (20%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She's real passionate about her work and it clearly shows in the way she teaches the class. She goes out of her way to accommodate us students, and it's very much appreciated.
fun and enthusiatic.
She's a sexy mama!
She knew who her students were.
very kind and concern about each students her lectures were very motivating and interesting
She is so happy and upbeat all the time. Always in a good mood and very forgiving. She interacts with all students all the time and allows students to do the same back.
Fairness, concern and interaction with students.
Knew here subject very well. Also very nice and easy to talk to.
She provides good classroom environment with class discussion.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
n/a.
more out door learning!
Decrease the workload slightly. I felt that we had to read too many things too quickly, which made it hard to focus and absorb the info in the readings.
Nothing much. Just trying to stick to the schedule instead of pushing the deadline.
she is doing just fine.
I know it was her first semester so I cant complain about it really but it would be the changing of the syllabus quite often but i know that we have a heads up of this in the beginging.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She would always find ways to help us out, and constantly asked if we had any questions about anything. Amidst our countless e-mails to her, she did write back to every one of them.
email absent student and inform them abotu what went on in class.
She talked to students outside of class and quickly responded to emails.
She is able to help with grammar.
beginning and end of the class, she always makes sure that no one falls behind.
She was always asking if anybody needed help and for any of those not doing to well in the class she would make sure to continually check with them about keeping up with work. She would also allow leeway with many students because she fully understands that we all have many other classes and different scheduals so things may be hard to handle all at once. She is very forgiving!
Adjusting deadlines and requirements, emailing us reminders and upcoming agenda.
She asks questions in the class, group class work, and review the course material regularly.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend her to fellow students, because she teaches the subject very well.
yes. she is really fun to learn from very knowledgable about the topic.
Yes, but only if they can handle the heavy workload.
Yes.
yes. she's enthusiastic and atmosphere of her class is very cheerful.
Yes! She is a wonderfull teacher and is young so she understands our era better. She is well mannered and easy going. Show your respect to her and she will most certainly show you respect back. She always has a smile on her face and is excited for class and to see the students every meeting! She continually stays involved with the students and is interested in life outside of school. Fun to talk to
Definitely. Very down to earth, knowledgeable in her subject, and cares for the students learning.
Yes, she is very knowledgeable in her subject, keeps lectures interesting, and assigns creative projects that helped me better understand the material.
I would recommend her to students because she is a friendly and helpful teacher although there are a lot of homework and assignment in this class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She's an awesome person!
none
Q: How do you catch a unique bird? A: Unique up to it! Q: How do you catch a tame bird? A: Tame way, unique up to it! That's my favorite joke :)
Thank you.
it was good to have a chance to learn from you
I Think i have summed it up in other paragraphs!
She seems to prefer some students that share the common idea of hers, such as protecting environment...
18. Other comments:
none
great class!!!
jumpin jehosaphat!
n/a
Good luck to you Jamie and all students who take her! Shes great and in the top of my favorite teachers!