eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Malia Davidson

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POLS180, Fall 2011
POLS120, Fall 2010
POLS110, Spring 2010

Malia Davidson: POLS180, Fall 2011

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 180 - Intro Hawn Politics Crn (Section): 48781 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
i think she does an excellent job. i wish more people were in the class. It is a great chance to not only give opinions but work on important community issues. Please do not take Political Science out of UHMC!
I would like to take more classes from Malia Davidson.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I enjoyed watching videaos of some important players doing little things to change the world. Ted TV was really interesting.
Instructors knowledge, motivation, encouragement and over all delivery of class curriculum.
11. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent! She is a really great teacher and human being.
Our community and students need more instructors and Political Science classes like this one, to support and empower our future leaders.
12. Other comments:
I look forward to taking another class from her in the future.
Need to see more administration and student government support in the Political Science department. More information provided to the community and new students on the importance on understanding the importance on engaging in our community and government, and helping our upcoming students understand the potential global effect one individual can have. We need to help our community and students understand the importance of supporting our community and government leaders, as they determine the path of our future generations. Political Science instructors like Malia Davidson contribute immensley, by empowering students to persevere,strive and engage. It's teachers like her, that keep me coming back every semester.

Malia Davidson: POLS120, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 120 - Intro World Politics Crn (Section): 45637 (0)    
1. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
2. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
4. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
5. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
6. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Awareness of our county's surrounding and how we all play a part to influence our economics and lifestyles.
I learned that as diverse people, we have diverse beliefs. However when we're put together in an open, friendly environment, a mutual respect can be created. Your opinion is yours, and mine is mine.
I never quite understood why governments could not get their act together, or why our own government seemed to of been so wishy-washy on some issues and totally hard core on others. This class gave me the opportunity to look at our world with an open mind and to see that we are first of the human race, then our nationality and ethnic origin. I believe I am leaving the class a more humble and grateful person for what I have and what I don't have to experience like those in less developed countries.
I learned that it doesn't necessary take a band of people to make a difference in our world. All it takes is one individual with enough knowledge, determination and mental drive to make a difference.
I developed more of an awareness of what is going on in our world and how it is run. It motivated me to want to be more involved with what goes on in the world and in our community, and not just obtain the information to get the grade. I will always think of this class and what I learned throughout my entire life because politics effects every aspect of it, and I want to make a significant change for the better in this lifetime.
In this course we were active participants in the 2010 primary and general elections. Being a main interviewer to the candidates really made the process of politics more REAL and gave me more of a reason to get involved.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
10. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
11. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
15. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
16. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
None, I prefer instructors such as her. Very willing to teach to individuals, instead of just informing.
I only wish that our book had been a little less daunting. I'm not sure that everyone in the class read each chapter completely.
I enjoyed the videos she had us watch. All pertained to the subjects at hand, and allowed us to see that there are others who are putting themselves in danger for what they believe in. For her to improve on the course, I would suggest more projects if possible. She allowed us to participate in the elections and grouping the students for chapter discussion and presentation was right on.
It is great the way it is.
I think she did an overall great job, but if there were something she could improve on it would be discussing the subject matter a little more in depth to make sure everyone is fully understanding the content.
I thought she did a wonderful job teaching this course, overall.
18. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
20. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The way the instructor opened our percepective with related topics that made it easier for our class to understand.
I LOVED our involvement in the election coverage. Even though it didn't really apply to our specific course, it really brought us together as a class and fostered friendships amongst students. It also gave us a chance to really get involved in things that are normally much greater than ourselves.
I totally enjoyed writing the weekly report and participating in the elections. Ultimately though, it was the actual interaction of the students as groups which I really, really, enjoyed. This interaction allowed us to present our thoughts regarding what's happening in the world.
Group discussions were the best because we got to learn about what was important to each person in our class.
I liked being apart of the primary and general election coverage for the state and county. It was a great experience to learn what our leaders intentions are up close and personal, and also to ask them questions that we thought were relevant to the people of Maui. I also liked the videos Malia would show about different issues in the world. I never felt so intensely about world affairs and it made me feel very emotional a lot of the time, which made me realize the importance of this knowledge in my life.
I appreciated Malias ability to personalize causes. If there was ANYTHING we were interested in, Malia could bring it into a political light and make us aware of how we could be involved.
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent!
10/10! The best class I've had all semester!
I think this course is a MUST for anyone who doesn't quite understand the workings of government. Malia knows her material and is able to bring to us her experiences which makes the course relevant.
Better than what I expected and extremely educational.
I loved this class. Even though learning the structure and the who and what part of the lessons were a little difficult to comprehend for a new-born political activist, I was able to get a better understanding of the importance of being active in the world.
Intense, but I always left feeling inspired at the end of the evening.
22. Other comments:
More POLS 200 - 300 CLASSES NEEDED.
I came into the class thinking it was going to be boring and stuffy. I also came in with tunnel vision. As an instructor, Malia is outstanding. She has so much to offer in terms of being aware of politics, local, national or international. She introduced us to TED, pretty cool, and presented to us that everything is relative to ourselves in the political arena. Malia is a great person and a extremely well organized instructor.
Aunty Malia is an awesome teacher!
Thank you so much Malia. You have helped me understand a lot more about life and what my role can be in it.

Malia Davidson: POLS110, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 110 - Intro Political Science Crn (Section): 48289 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
She is awesome.
More videos and maybe change the textbook to something different...
I can't think of anything! She was fantastic!
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Everything
The current events discussions and how it relates to Political Science.
small class size
The projects and lectures. Thank you for using Laulima as well- it was helpful to keep track of our progress.
11. Other comments:
Really, enjoyed the class!
Malia has done a great job and she has turned a dry subject to something worthwhile.
The class was fantastic and very engaging. I LOVED this class (and REALLY dreaded taking it). Thank you for making this such a fun semester. The pace was very comfortable and the class discussions, assignments and projects were all very enjoyable. I would highly recommend anyone taking this class!!! Thank you SO much!