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Instructor: Erline Greer

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AMST220, Summer II 2014
AMST320, Summer II 2014
AMST320, Summer I 2014
AMST320, Spring 2014
AMST220, Fall 2013
AMST320, Fall 2013
AMST320, Summer II 2013
AMST201, Spring 2013
AMST211, Fall 2012

Erline Greer: AMST220, Summer II 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 220 - Intro to Indigenous Studies Crn (Section): 96759 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
1.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 17 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
Very easy to understand, a pre-planned entire course schedule, simple homework schedule
Engaging discussions
There were different perspectives on things.
Professor Greer's class is fun and enjoyable. I really enjoy her lectures, profound and interesting!
I like how I was exposed to a variety of historical, cultural, and social perspectives on important issues.
I specifically liked the daily class discussions. I believe that these discussions help students to understand the material better. By hearing other people's perspectives, it allows students to see another side of the picture.
I liked the wide variety of topics on indigenous studies that this course covered. It allowed me to understand contemporary issues in society based on indigenous people.
I liked how Professor Greer lectured during class. She is very open minded and has a very good sense of humor while still maintaining to stay on topic.
The way the class was taught through group discussions, and power point presentations.
I liked that I could get a WI and HAP in one class, and the word count requirement was easily met. Not too strenuous.
Professor Greer is really passionate about the topics we discuss and always leaves us thinking at the end of class about how we view our world after learning from a lot of different perspectives regarding indigenous issues. For sad topics we go over, she enlightens the classroom and keeps us engaged. I also like all the feedback given on graded essays. It really helped me improve each week as she let me know what I did right and wrong.
I enjoy the feedbacks and personal experiences that professor Greer has to offer.
I liked the topics discussed in class.
The course was somewhat interesting and always well planned out. You won't get bored because she always holds a discussion in each class. Professor Greer cares about her students and is always encouraging.
The course was terrific and interesting. The professor was able to demonstrate the purpose of the course in the selection of literary pieces.
In-class discussions.
The best thing I like best about the course was class discussion. Class discussion helped me understand the messages of the assignments through different perspectives.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Allow students 2 minutes late to take the quiz
N/A
None.
I think her class is already good and does not really need to fix anything. If there must have one, I think school needs to improve her computer system.
I think Professor Greer is doing a fine job as she is doing right now, therefore I don't think she has nothing to improve on.
Professor Greer has honestly exceeded my expectations as my very first professor, at a university at least. However, I would suggest her to provide at least a day to work on the final project. With this, it would allow students to ask questions regarding the project during class.
She's a great teacher!
Less POEMS PLEASE!
She could focus on the course material first before going off on relevant but time-consuming tangents. But it didn't happen often and actually added to the class's understanding of the material outside of class.
I think there should be more quizzes so each quiz wouldn't be worth so much.
N/A
I think Professor Greer can incorporate more into class discussions. It was easy because we only needed to voice our opinions.
I think the course is fine the way it is.
There's nothing I can think of, since the way she teaches is very unique and it engages the class.
Professor Greer was awesome! I feel like she did a very great job teaching the course and having all the students to be able to participate in class.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
required as fg
Fulfills a focus designation
It fulfilled a focus.
It is a requirement course.
It fulfilled the WI and HAP credit.
Honestly, this was the last choice of class left for my summer program. However, I believe that this class is a HUGE advantage as a freshman because it kills two birds with one stone. I was able to prepare for my future intensive writings through this class and Professor Greer did a great job in preparing her students by providing as much feedbacks as possible on every response essay that she assigned.
Fulfills WI, HAP, and DH. It was offered as one of the free summer courses by the HUI program.
It fulfilled a focus designation.
Interested in U.S. history and fulfilled foundation requirements
It fulfilled WI and HAP requirements.
At first, I heard it fulfilled two focus designations and thought it would be beneficial to just get my credits out of the way, but taking the class really widened my perspective.
I chose to take this course because it fulfills WI and HAP requirement.
Because it's an offered course through HUI and it fulfills a HAP and a WI.
It fulfilled requirements.
Originally, the course provided credits essential to graduation. However, I was interested in discovering America's history with the native people of the land.
It fulfills both HAP and WI requirements.
I chose to take this course because I wanted to deeply learn more about American histories. I felt like what I learned in high school was not enough for me. I knew that a college course would have a deeper understanding of the histories we learned from high school. I like learning histories deeply as in hidden messages that many people would not likely learn about.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good professor, encourages everyone to speak in class, lenient grading system, overall laidback
A very good professor, knowledgeable and ask very controversial questions.
She's a great teacher and is approachable.
She is passionate and considerate. She really castes about her students. I love her class and I wish all my professor could be like her.
Erline Greer is a wonderful instructor who definitely knows the content that she is providing for the class. She cares about her students in terms of encouraging them to participate in class discussions and improving their writing. Professor Greer is a true example of what a professor should be to his or her students.
Professor Greer is a very knowledgeable professor. Her workload is reasonable. However, she expects excellence from her students. At the same time, she's there for anything her students may need help with even if it regards an issue outside of class or on first year of college in general. I love her! I wouldn't mind repeating my summer class even if it means getting up early in the morning to catch a 9 am class.
Professor Greer is a very open-minded person who is passionate about what she teaches and very considerate of the response she gets during class discussions.
LOVE HER. She's a great teacher and I hope to get more profs. like her during my freshman year.
Fun, Wise, and Authoritative Teacher
that she did an excellent job of teaching me the material and forcing me to think critically about the topics.
Professor Greer is a great teach who is easy to talk to and has a lot of experience in the field she is teaching.
She is a great teacher and a great resource. I know that if I ever need help in the future that I can go to her for help.
She is a good professor. She knows her work and uses voices from locals around the island. She is helpful and wants the best for her students.
Excellent, the professor knows the content and is able to educate the class effectively in which I am able to understand.
Awesome. She knows her course very well, she gives great feedback for essay responses and I highly recommend her.
FANTASTICALLY AWESOME!!! I do not really have anything else to say. She clearly pointed out what we were going to learn, what was expected and that she would be there whenever we have questions or concerns.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
34. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 17 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%)
35. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 2 (12%) 10 (59%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 17 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%) 1 (6%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Weekly essays
The readings about Native Americans and the dark history of America
The class discussions.
The aspect of this course I like best is the class discussion; I really learned to look at things from different perspectives when I listen to my classmates' comments. And Professor Greer encourages everyone to speak, she is nice.
The various additional readings and multimedia she assigned to us. It was really eye opening and it got me to be informed of contemporary issues regarding to indigenous populations.
As a student who has a passion in writing, I really liked the response essays the most. I appreciated how Professor Greer divided the 16-page essay into a 2-to-3-page essays each week. Above all, I appreciated her endless feedbacks to improve my writing, which will benefit me in my future intensive writing classes. Thank you!
I enjoyed completing the readings and participating in class discussions. I also liked the criteria for the essay assignments because it allowed me to voice my opinion on the subject.
I liked having a class discussion everyday. It helps to get feedback from others and learn different perspectives.
Website had everything I needed for my papers/assignments
I liked that she encouraged discussion between students and gave extra material and knowledge on the course materials.
I like the discussions we hold in class to further understand the content and introduces us to our peers' perspective.
The class discussion was a great way to learn.
I liked the in depth in-class discussions the best.
It was easy and it opens your eyes to issues we have on the island and in America that most people don't talk about or know about.
Everything about and of the class course was the best: content and how the professor planned out, discussed, and delivered the message in her teaching style.
Learning about new things that I was never taught in K-12 grades, especially the U.S.'s history.
One aspect that I liked best was Professor Greer's way of getting the students to think critically when we go through class discussions. Her deep critical thinking questions got everyone to really understand the concepts, messages and perspectives of the course. It helped me think about the things that are happening in the world, either small or big things. It got me thinking.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Unknown quiz dates
Quizzes
Having to be a discussion leader.
The aspect of the course I like least is the pop quiz, there is only a few questions but are really detail. It's a bit hard for me.
The long academic journals assigned to us. Other than that, I like every other aspect in this course.
I liked all of the aspects of this course, but if I there was anything I liked the least...I would say the final presentation. As presentation days come closer, the more I feel unprepared. Presentations were never my thing, so I can't blame Professor Greer.
None, I enjoyed the class.
Some readings were really long, but nonetheless still good!
The Poems
I didn't like the tedious focus on formatting but I understood the need. It was time consuming but will help in the long-term. I also didn't like that the course itself was biased.
One homework assignment was really long and hard to understand on my own but discussions helped.
The quizzes were hard but if you read you can ace it.
N/A
Professor Greer is harsh on the first essay. If you don't do great, you spend the rest of the semester trying to get your grades back up. She is picky on where you get your evidence and you must cite EVERYTHING. Her quizzes are easy. Read everything and I mean everything. She normally quizzes you on small things you most likely won't remember or will forget.
None, the history learned was depressing but had given an excellent perspective of native people.
A bit depressing to learn the dark chapters of U.S.'s history.
One aspect of the class that I liked least was just the sadness of learning the negative things that America had done to Natives and other people who were involved. I have always thought of America as an great country because of the great things that they have done, but I guess the great things they have done were done through putting others in great pain and sorrow.
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
easy to learn a lot of new perspectives, encourages students to speak opinion and very lax
Very good course, information evoked emotion and discussion about various perspectives on different topics.
This was a great class. I would recommend to take this class/professor.
This is the course that teaches me to respect different perspectives and always surprised me by telling some astonishing history. Overall, it's a interesting class and you can really learned a lot about American History from Native American's perspective.
A great introductory course taught by a well knowledgeable professor.
This course was a huge eye-opener to me. This course allowed me to learn so much about indigenous people that I was unable to learn in elementary, middle, and even high school.
This course provided a very meaningful and thorough introduction to Indigenous studies.
It was great and Prof. Greer is an amazing teacher.
At first I thought I would learn more about U.S. government and history such as revolution and civil wars because the course was called American Studies, however after learning about the indigenous and hardships they dealt with it was a thought provoking and enjoyable class.
that it was a great learning experience.
Recommend everyone to take, it will change your view of the world around you.
This course is very inspirational in a way that it opens your mind to many perspectives of life and identity.
this course is easy and you should take it if you want to kill a couple birds with one stone.
I would not change any aspect of the course, it was engaging.
Good.
INTERESTINGLY LIFE-RELATED. I like how the course not only talks about history relating to the present, but also how it deeply connects with individual lives and the shaping of living until the future.
41. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%) 0 (0%)
42. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.41 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 7 (41%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
sorry for being late a lot
Professor Greer is really a helpful teacher. I will choose her class again if she teaches a different subject.
I highly recommend Professor Greer to anyone who is deciding to take an American Studies class.
If you're reading this to decide whether or not to take AMST 220 with Professor Greer, stop and just take the class. It'll be worth it. Thank you Professor Greer for the help and knowledge you shared with us. I will definitely miss this class. I'll make sure to keep in touch. Much Mahalo!
We get to eat in class, so that is cool.
I really enjoyed taking this course.
I would recommend everyone to take this course and professor. The course provides a new perspective on how life is governed in the United States and I think people should be aware of it. The professor knows how to connect with people in which assignments were majority based on "the power of voice" where everyone provided their own ideas on a topic being discussed.
AWESOME CLASS and a FANTASTIC PROFESSOR!!!

Erline Greer: AMST320, Summer II 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 96480 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
I liked learning about different perspectives on several issues
I like the way Dr. Greer teaches the class. I also loved the material that was assigned.
I thought this course was very interactive, which made it more interesting. It was a good idea having the students be a discussion leader. I like the teaching system of this course overall
What I like best about this course is that it is very engaging and challenges its students to think critically about the material covered.
I liked that there was a variety of different resources and topics of the week. It kept my attention.
Very informative about issues most of us go unaware of.
There were many things I enjoyed about this course: - Educational: I feel that the things I learned in this class can be used outside of the classroom and it relates to things that occur in everyday life. We were even taught how to be effective communicators! It really does make a HUGE difference. - Ethical issues: Professor Greer made us think. The answers were not given to us because there was no right or wrong answer. What matters is that we are able to back up our opinion with evidence.
It gives me the opportunities to see the world in different point of view.
Prof. Greer's lectures, the group discussions, the solo presentations, and the reading/viewing material.
The interaction of students with instructor.
I liked that the class was relax and interesting and the requirements were easy.
The perspectives were presented from both sides on every issue, and despite the bias that was recognized from the beginning, both sides of the story were effectively shared.
The discussion based aspect was very interesting. At the beginning of the class, I was very shy and felt that I wasn't able to articulate my thoughts properly. Now at the end of the class, I feel a bit more confident about public speaking and oral communication.
I liked how it incorporated all the different requirements such as the WI,O,E,HAP.
very informative the name of the course doesnʻt do justice for the things we learned
Professor Greer is very knowledgable in her field. Not only did that add to her credibility as a teacher, but it made me more engaged in the class topics. I liked the structure and routinely manner of the course. This way, I was able to count on the syllabus as a reliable source in order to plan ahead in completing the lengthy readings and assignments. I liked that the assignments were straightforward. This aspect made it easy to understand what was expected of us, and I was able to focus my attention on the important part of the class which was engaging and critically thinking about the work. I was not distracted by nonsensical things like being tricked on quizzes or cramming for tests. Tests are another thing - the one quiz per week policy was good because it kept us focused on the papers and speeches. We knew that the only true task was keeping on top of the readings in order to stay afloat, so we were focused on the important things.
I enjoyed the oral communication with other students.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Probably because the course was a summer course and all the material was compress, but I wish we spent more time on each subject. Additionally, although the opposing argument of many topics was mentioned, we never looked too much into the matter.
No comment.
nothing
I don't have any criticisms for this course. So far, I believe that this is one of the most interesting and enlightening classes that I've taken at UH Manoa, and would recommend it to anyone.
Even though it's good to have organization and a structure in class... sometimes it was pretty difficult to really follow the procedure. I totally understand that she's preparing us for the future and stuff but sometimes the rules were pretty strict. It's frustrating.
Possible a few make up opportunities. Acceptance of late work for a decreased grade.
Nothing
I think she did an awesome job teaching this class!!
I believe she teaches this course just fine as is.
Listing videos and readings by a number to help organize in class and assigned material.
Professor Greer is doing a great job no improvement necessary.
I think recognizing the workload that students have in terms of other classes during the summer session might have bred a little more leniency, however the expectations were clearly stated and consistent throughout.
I would like the draft of the final presentation to be closer to the end of the course. While I understand that we might have less time to conduct research, and prepare for the final, I would like to have chosen it near the end because that way, we would be informed of many other significant people in the native movement.
Professor Greer is one of the most intelligent professors i have ever had. Her class is always filled with enthusiasm. I really liked how she makes us think two ways regarding the different situations.
While oral communication is a required aspect of the course, I think it forces some people who want credit to say unnecessary things during discussion. These comments might throw off the course of the discussion. Perhaps just remind us of the oral requirement and that you'll have points docked off for not participating, but don't put pressure on people at the time - I feel that could cause people to speak without purpose.
Possibly move the desks closer, but otherwise nothing really.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
I needed the WI, O, E, and HAP for graduation. I also heard that this was an interesting class with a good instructor.
It fulfilled my WI, O, ETH requirement
I needed this course in order to fulfill graduation requirements. I am very glad I chose this course and had professor Greer as my teacher.
I decided to take this course because it fulfilled a WI, E, OC, and HAP focus designation, and because I was interested in the subject matter.
WI, OC
WI requirement
I originally chose this course because it covered 4 focus designations, however I feel that by taking this class that I got a lot more than I initially bargained for (in a good way).
WI
Fulfilled focus designations
E, OC, HAP focus designation.
It was to fulfill two focus designations the E and HAP. It is hard to find courses with a focus in E so I am glad I took this class.
I needed to fulfill elective and focus requirements, however I felt it was very useful and informative for my major as well.
It fulfilled many focus designations and the time was convenient. I had not taken a course by Prof. Greer, but it was a great choice. I thought she was a wonderful professor.
to cover my Ethics and Oral Communication requirements
It required WI, upper level (320), E, OC, and HAP. All of which I needed.
My advisor said this course is great for fulfilling many requirements, which is why I took it.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I was impressed by the professor's enthusiasm with this topic. Additionally, the professor's credibility and past work experience really helped me see that the problems we face are not just talk in the news, but actual problems. Aside from that, classes always started on time, ran smoothly, and I think we covered all the material we needed to cover each day.
Of all the professors I have had at UH Manoa, Dr. Greer's class is one of a kind. Not only is she enthusiastic about the material, she also has tons of experience regarding the assigned material. I have learned more in this class during the summer than any other class that I have taken during fall/spring semester.
that she is an excellent teacher. I would definitely recommend others to take her course. She made the material more interesting to learn. Her methods of getting the students involved was an excellent idea.
Professor Greer is, by far, one of the best course instructors I've ever had at UH Manoa. She is passionate about this class and teaching its students to think critically about the material and share it beyond the classroom.
I loved the class. It was very eye opening and I can walk away with a better view on life and the US. THere's a whole lot that I don't know about that the US has done that makes me ashamed as a US citizen and I really liked that this class made me realize that.
Very good. Wish there was more leeway in the assignments since everything is worth so much and missing a little bit heavily decreases your grade.
I think that she might be the best professor I have ever had.
She is a excellent professor, she is very knowledgeable, and she encourage us to think critically, and she has a warm personality too.
Prof. Greer is one of the best professors I've ever had.
Excellent instructor, deserves a tenured position.
a great. She has inspired me to be more aware and to want to be active in my community.
She is very well prepared and passionate about the subject matter, which allowed for the content to be presented meaningfully, even for those students not interested in it to begin with.
excellent professor! I loved that she would occasionally wear the Devil's Advocate and encourage us to formulate our own opinions and examine issues carefully.
very well educated and organized
I truly enjoyed Prof. Greer. She is my favorite prof. at UH Manoa thus far. Her passion for these subjects is contagious. I hope she teaches at UH again!
Passionate in her teachings, I enjoyed listening and learning from her.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
34. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 17 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 11 (65%) 5 (29%)
35. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 17 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 17 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%) 2 (12%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I enjoyed discussions the most. Hearing everyone's opinions was interesting.
The material. Dr. Greer and her teaching style
I liked everything
I liked that this course covered an expansive amount of material, and that there was an opportunity to discuss the assignments during class. I really enjoyed the daily class discussions because it allowed everyone to voice their opinion, ask questions, and challenge conventional ways of thinking.
I like the structure of the class because it followed particular topics on each week.
Class discussions and materials.
It allow to think freely and see the world in different angle.
The critical analysis and discussion
The wide variety of readings.
The open discussion and discussion leaders. It gave the students the power to lead discussions which was interesting.
I highly valued the class discussions and interaction based work.
discussion aspect that allowed for many different opinions in class and allowed me to formulate my own. Class readings were chosen with careful thought and examined many issues affecting native peoples and even parallels to Hawaii's own residents and native population.
everything
The writing assignments and the readings.
I like the discussion aspect of the course because it got all the students involved and a good proof whether the student read or not.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I did not like being pointed out when I had not spoken. I also wish there was more time spent on the opposing arguments.
No comment
nothing
Considering that this class took place over a mere 6 weeks, I think that the pace of the class and the number of assignments given were appropriate. There wasn't anything that I really liked least, the whole class was very inspirational to me.
I didn't like that some days there were a ton of readings and videos. it was hard sometimes because I needed to work and had another class and it was a lot of time that was difficult to find.
The formatting of assignments and the lack of flexibility.
It is quite challenge for me as English is my second language, but professor Greer took her time to help me.
N/A
There were so many interesting things to do that at times I got lost in what needed to be done first.
Having to speak in class discussions but it is on a personal note for me since I prefer to listen rather than speak.
I disliked how much writing we had to do in such a short period of time, but I recognize it was the requirement.
I did not particularly enjoy making outlines for our presentations.
The name of the course needs to change to reflect the material
The repetition of the discussion leader questions.
I least liked the readings because some of them were very long at times.
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Had there been more time to cover the material for the course, I think the course would have been much more interesting. But having to read so many article in so little time got exhausting after a while, especially for those who have more than one class. As for the function of the class, every day was run smoothly and the class material always transitioned well into the next topic.
Excellent
This course is excellent
Best course I've taken at UH. Not only has it been one of the most informative, but it's also impacted me more than any other class I've taken.
I liked it.
Great course to knock out a bunch of requirements at once. Very informative.
In present society, American children are lucky enough to be able to go to school to get education. Keeping this in mind, we essentially spend the first 20 or so years of our lives sitting in classrooms. Therefore, it is refreshing to actually be learning something that I can take with me beyond college and use in the real world. I strongly recommend this course to other students.
excellent course and professor!I really like it!
Excellent.
Excellent.
Excellent. I would recommend to peers.
I learned a lot and gained some powerful perspectives on things I thought I might have known beforehand.
excellent
my favorite class
I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
A very fun class where you gain knowledge of Native perspectives in their struggles.
41. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%) 0 (0%)
42. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
Thank you, I had a great time in your class this summer.
I'm very glad I took this course! It has challenged me to change the way I think about the world around me, and to be the person that makes things happen.
Thank you for the class Professor Greer!
Wonderful course, wonderful professor.
Thank you for caring enough to make this class meaningful. Aloha, Dr. Greer

Erline Greer: AMST320, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 96747 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.38 16 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 6 (38%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
I really liked the different topics about nation wide conflicts in this class. Class is a lot more interesting than I expected
Learning what the news doesn't tell the American people. Gave me a better insight in the world around us.
I liked everything about the course. Professor Greer's wide range of knowledge and easy going personality is what makes it a great learning environment. We learned about issues that were engaging and current, and kept me interesting throughout the entire session.
I enjoyed the fact that this course touches on subjects that many American Studies courses do not. It focuses on not only the American issues but also ethical issues relating the Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Asians.
This course taught me about the many problems occurring in the United States and expanded my knowledge about current events and past events because just because it isn't mentioned on the news does not mean it isn't important. This course also helped me become a better speaker.
Interesting and informative and I knew what was expected of me.
This course was extremely well-organized
Prof Greer's obvious knowledge of the material was the main stand out, but also the structure of the class and grading made it easy to understand, as well as keep ahead of the material.
I liked that Professor Greer knew exactly what she talked about throughout class and that she explained all assignments very well. Her knowledge on the topics learned in class was great.
I liked how the teacher was so passionate and knowledgable about this class.
she was very knowledge about the topic. very much wanted us to succeed. made it so that the class was very able to understand topics at hand and do the work.
I like how clearly the schedule and assignments were explained. I was never confused about class expectations.
I liked the class discussions about our reading topic. It was very engaging and insightfull. I was unsure how I'd like the class but through the discussions I learned a lot and enjoyed the topics.
I liked the professor. She is kind and helpful. Also the course material is really interesting and I've learned a lot from it.
How the work was divided
The class activities and discussions
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No improvements
teach it more often.
No need for improvement, she's great!
N/A
N/A
nothing.
Continue to offer help to students who need it
The only critique I have for the class was to maybe include more third party points of view rather than all native but I do understand this is a HAP class so that is the reasoning behind the chosen readings.
Everything in the class was good. There isn't anything that comes to mind to improve the class.
n/a
honeslty, she's a great teacher. very passionate about what she does. she's thorough. it may seem like a lot of work but its well organized work and very doable.
I do not think the class needs to be changed. I know we definitely fulfilled every focus requirement in class daily.
The way Prof Greer taught was effective. Some informations were a little biased, so if both sides of the story was told (the opposining groups) it would be more fair. Also it would be helpful if students were able to make up late work even if it's half credit.
Nothing. It's is great for now.
Better explanation of the assignments.
She is excellent and does not need improvements.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.87 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
To fulfill an E and an O focus
it fulfills my WI, E, OC, and HAP requirements. Thank you!!!
To fulfill my WI, E, OC, and HAP focuses.
It fulfilled a upper level WI, ETH, OC, and HAP requirements for graduation.
I chose this course to fulfill the WI, E, and OC.
Chose to take for the focus designations
WI/HAP focuses
I choose to take it to knock out all the focuses and it goes towards my AMST minor. I learned more in this 6 weeks than I have in my previous two terms at UH though.
I needed to fulfill my focus groups (all that were offered) and it was at the right time of the day. In the beginning my decision was only to take this class because I needed to but towards the end I enjoyed this class.
Because of the focus requirements it would fulfill.
To fulfill focus designations WI, E, OC
I took the course because it fulfilled the E, OC, and WI requirements.
I choose this course because it offered many of my general education requirements, E, OC, and HAP. It was also a 300 level class. The morning time was covinient as well. Also, it was helpful that this was a summer class that offered so much.
I needed three focuses; WI, OC, ETH for my graduation.
fulfilled the WI E OC HAP
To fulfill the WI, OC, and HAP requirnment
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Greer is a very knowledgeable teacher and really enjoyed this class. She is fair and really cares about our learning environment and also about us learning many US conflicts. I would definitely recommend this class and professor Greer to friends
Overall, a great instructor. Very professional, yet with a local flavor, which makes it easy to talk to her. Very passionate and well prepared. Provides a lot of feedback to helps us do better in our writings and presentations. She makes us think really hard on the ethical issues at hand, which help us develop our problem solving skills.
She's a great educator!
She is a very passionate and enthusiastic professor about the Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander studies.
Professor Greer is a great teacher and is very enthusiastic about this material taught in this course and knows the material well. Also she is very easy to talk to when you need help. She is also able to give firsthand accounts on some of the topics we learned because she was there and experienced it or knows people who have.
Great professor that cares about the success of her students. Keeps class discussions interesting and is fair with grading.
She is very professional yet approachable, well-versed in her subject, and genuinely interested in the success of her students. She is an excellent professor.
Great teacher who is passionate about the subject and academically on point. I got more out of this class than any others I have taken so far.
She is very well educated in what she teaches making her the perfect person to teach this class. She explains well and is fair to all students.
She is very knowledgable and passionate about this class and subject. Great communicator.
she's excellent! awesome teacher! would recommend her to all my friends.
I'm grateful she chose to teach this course over the money she could be making as an attorney. She genuinely cares about educating college students and preparing them for the future.
She's a great professor! Knows the material very well, and very enthusiastic about the topic.
AWESOME.
Good teacher
Outstanding Professor
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
34. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 16 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
35. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I really liked the topics chosen throughout the class and the extra credit opportunities
Learning what most Americans don't know.
I liked learning about the issues of our native cultures. Issues that I never knew existed. I now feel that everyone should be educated about these issues, and I'm glad I took this course. Our daily discussions about our readings/films were stimulating and kept me interested everyday.
I liked how we were able to have class discussions about the ethical issues going on and with America.
This course helped me expand my horizons. I was able to learn about a lot of things that I did not even know were happening in the world. The course was fun and everyone participated in class discussions. This course also fulfilled many of the graduation requirements.
The topics discussed were thought provoking and interesting
Class discussions were run by classmates and our assignments required that we listen to what they have to say. It was refreshing to be a part of a class that had genuine input and discussion.
All of it.
I liked that we focused on a variety of topics each week.
How it promoted class discussion. Also, in a intimate, small class setting.
i liked the class discussions. it required us to get to know everyone and made us read the material and become knowledge about it
Everything
I liked the topics we talked about. Most of the issues I did not know, and learned a lot.
the native perspectives
The controversial topics covered
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Being a person that doesn't like to read I didn't enjoy some of the long readings that were assigned
none. It was all good.
Probably just the readings that I didn't agree with, but of course she warned us in the beginning that most of the readings were bias.
N/A
N/A
Can be difficult at times to keep up with reading and written assignments but I'm sure that also had to do with the fact that it was a summer course
Oral presentations are not my forte.
The strictly native bias readings, but again a HAP focus so I understand the need.
Sometimes the readings were long and back to back but I understood that it was necessary for the lesson.
n/a
there wasn't really anything about this class that i didn't lie
Nothing
I didn't dislike anything
how cramped everything is
It was all beneficial and I enjoyed it
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Overall I really enjoyed this class. Expanded my knowledge of about local, national, and international topics and conflicts. Class was probably one of the better classes that I have taken at UH.
Highly recommended. Challenging at first, but you'll get use to it. The material and skills acquired are relevant to use outside of class and for your other classes as well.
One of the best classes I've ever taken. I can actually take things that I've learned and share them with my friends and family.
The course is very interesting. I really recommend this course to other students if they are interested in not only fulfilling the graduation requirements but to learn more about different issues happening in and with America.
Overall, this course was very enjoyable and I would recommend this course to others because not only did it help fulfill many graduation requirements but you also learn a lot about what is happening around you and teaches you to see things through both perspectives and to keep an open mind.
very interesting
excellent.
Like I said above. I have gotten more out of this class than any others I have ever taken.
In the beginning my decision was only to take this class because I needed to, but towards the end I enjoyed this class.
It was very eye opening. I think its crucial for students to learn about present day problems and how to approach them logically.
AWESOME
This class was very valuable for my graduation requirements. There was a lot of work but professor Greer made it painless. I would definitely recommend this class to future students.
Great class, with a lot of information. I think any one can benefit from this class
AWESOME.
alright. pretty hard
Ecellent
41. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
42. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
Awesome Class!!!
Great class! If I weren't a senior and about to graduate, I probably would have minored in American Studies!
This course was very fun and I enjoyed what was being taught in class and the things we learned not only from the teacher but also from each other during class discussions and presentations. Professor Greer is a great teacher and will teach you a lot of things if you take this course.
I think a lot of people should take this class.
n/a
keep teaching! you are awesome!
Professor Greer made me want to become an attorney.
Thanks for teaching us throughout this semester! I think I made the best choice in choosing a course for this semester.

Erline Greer: AMST320, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 89274 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.46 15 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent instructor who is very passionate about these topics and teaching in general.
cared most about students of any professor ive had so far as undergrad in three institutions
Great professor! Enthusiastic. I know she worked hard to put the class together, and she wants students to succeed, yet she holds them to high standards.
She's a wonderful person who is knowledgeable about everything. I can't believe she knows so much! She brought in multiple sides and I do not think she was biased at all. She wanted us to think about a lot of things and that was definitely done.
Professor Greer is a very knowledgeable and inspiring professor that is determined to broaden and expand the horizons of the upcoming youth through critical thinking and oral communication. Greer would always say if you cannot communicate effectively and respectfully in the classroom where can you do that. Essentially, I am grateful that I did not leave this university without having taken a class from Greer.
She knew what she was doing and encouraged us to think outside of the box
She is a professor I will never forget. She is professional, yet approachable and very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject matter taught and the well-being of her students.
Great teacher who offered eye opening perspective
very passionate and also very strong-minded in the subject of Native rights. I also believe she is very awesome person too, and is tough at first, but then warms up to you later. A stickler for rules and structure (with her law background), she definitely makes you spend a lot more time on assignments for making sure the details are right. I personally felt a little overwhelmed by how much assignments had to be a certain way, so a little more flexibility would've been nice, but overall she is an amazing, intelligent professor who definitely knows her material inside out.
This professor has helped me better my abilities in communicating orally through presentations and speeches as well as better my writing capabilities. I highly recommend professor Greer to other students looking to take a course with her.
Professor Greer is amazing, I appreciated how well organized the class was. Expectations for students were clearly laid out and she challenged students to expand their critical thinking skills. 10/10, would take the class again.
I feel I would have not learned as much, I would not have been as interested, and I would not have expected as much from myself if this course was not taught by Professor Greer. Her first-hand experience with a lot of the issues we discussed in class brought them a lot closer to home. The organization of the course ensured that we kept up with readings, which were very manageable, engaged in class discussion, improved public speaking and improved critical thinking. Communication was often and clear, I always knew what she expected of us, and she was approachable. Integrated the HAP, OC, and WI requirements very well.
She is very encouraging, generous and helpful to her student's. She gives a lot of chances to her student's by allowing them to write drafts and gives feedback to her student's drafts before they present it to the class. Professor Greer really cares about her students and shares her knowledge of what she learns to those that she teaches. She gives her students second chances by offering them opportunities to get extra credit points for assignments or to replace an assignments that was not turned in by allowing them to attend other events that relate to the class content that offer real hands-on life experiences bad by writing a response paper to revive their extra credit points.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 15 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
discussions and lectures of Hawaiian culture/issues
I liked the discussions with the class. I could see what people believed in and it was fun disagreeing with people because I think that is a really important part of learning.
The course outline and structure was very well prepared. Instructions of assignments were always clear. I enjoyed the oral communication and engagement among my classmates and the professor. This was a very thought- provoking course that sought solutions to dilemmas and conundrums of unfortunate events that have, and do,occur within the Hawaiian community and history. I value what I learned regarding how to appeal to different audiences, and the feedback received after a presentation. The only way you can improve yourself as a person, speaker, etc. is through constructive criticism. Greer provided the appropriate way in which to critique a presentation. The class was just awesome.
I liked the response essays because it allowed us to give our personal opinion about the topics
The in class discussions and various readings/films.
Looking at the story from the other side
I really enjoyed the array of material we went over in class.
I liked that the class had a discussion. It allowed students to voice their opinion on the subject matter, considering it is a very one sided class. I also liked that I was able to see different points of views through the class discussions.
I really liked the class discussions. Diverse opinions were encouraged in a respectful environment. It was great.
I liked class discussion the best. I have not formerly been in a course where the bulk of the course was based on class discussion. She did a good job of mediating sessions, asking appropriate questions that made us think, and encouraged everyone to participate. The environment she created was a comfortable place to share ideas and opinions without fear.
The aspects of the course that I liked best were the Persuasive Appeals, Discussion Leader Handouts and the videos that were assigned as a part of the readings for the class. I liked that we had a class website that had a lot of content that all of us could use to refer back to until the end of the semester to help us to write many of our assignments.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
persuasive appeal was awkward for me but a good exercise
The Monday only classes. I did not like the book by Aguon. I prefer something more academic. I feel like some people might have been offended by some of the material but I think that was important for them. They need to feel that way because that is the only thing that increases about knowledge about what is actually happening around the world.
I liked every aspect of this course. I believe more courses should encompass this same framework so that students graduate with skills that are applicable to progressive careers.
I least liked the persuasive appeals because i do not like talking in front of people
Quizzes in the beginning of the class.
maybe a bit biased, but if you have an open mind there is no such thing- Sitting Bull :)
I really had trouble with the class being once a week. Also I thought it was always difficult to turn in a response essay about last weeks reading, and then also take a quiz and discuss an entirely different reading that day. I think maybe having the essay due earlier and then making time to talk about our responses in a subject might work better.
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The oral presentations, although I don't enjoy being overly vocal in a class anyway.
Meeting once a week proved to be a little difficult, since content was stretched far between.
The aspects that I liked least about the course were writing the Response Essays for each section of the readings for the course and I alone least liked having to do all of the assigned readings for the class as I felt that it was a lot of readings to read in a week or so.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I would highly recommend this course to anyone studying at the University of Hawaii.
informative/inspiring
It was fantastic. The title of the course is misleading a little. When students see American environments we don't really think military destruction. But that was good!
I am a senior graduating in fall 2014 and I can definitely say that I learned more from this course than any other in my college career. The materials presented I had never been exposed to in my life and was refreshing alternative to the general liberal arts education. It has been an honor to learn about HAP past and current issues from a professor whose very existence is to invoke change. Learning about another culture from someone who has experienced, and challenges, the injustices and immoral actions present in US law system is truly life-changing.
This material in this course was very informative
It was great! Definitely deepened my understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of issues relating to Native Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and US military. It was structured well.
It was an unreal experience and im so glad i signed up for it
One of the hardest classes I've taken for my undergrad, but I have learned an invaluable amount of material that was well worth the work! Definitely recommend this class to others, just maybe not their last semester of undergrad with the amount of work required
I highly recommend this course. It is prepared and everything is outlined straight forward so there is no confusion as to what is due and what is expected of the class.
The course is awesome, I learned valuable tools that helped my public speaking and critical thinking skills. Professor Greer is on point, always available, encouraging and prepared.
Great course overall - definitely a college-level upper division course when it comes to responsibilities, course content, and expectations. I would recommend it to other students.
that I learned a lot about the Native Hawaiian,Asian and other ethnic backgrounds and cultures in the course. I learned that a student just needs to keep and learn at their own pace by keeping track of the readings and assignments through the syllabus. I feel that the course was intimidating and overwhelming in the beginning of the semester. I enjoyed learning from the covered content of the course overall.
18. Other comments:
GREAT
Favorite Teacher Ever
I have learned a lot from this course Professor Greer that will resonate with me and that I will remember for the rest of my life and the rest if my career. Prof. Greer your knowledge of this topic has influenced many student's lives and we have all learned a lot from you. Prof. Greer, your encouragement and knowledge of the topic have given hope to many of your student'd in their education. I feel that you have touched and impacted many lives in your teaching career. Good luck in your future endeavors and best wishes to you in finishing your graduate degree. I give you credit and want you to know that your hard work in your teaching is very evident in your student'd and how they present themselves in public. You are one of the better teachers that I have crossed paths with in my college career and have impacted my life in a big way. Thank you for the feedback and tips from our presentations and the power points of the different focuses that you are allowing us to use for other classes from the class website.

Erline Greer: AMST220, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 220 - Intro to Indigenous Studies Crn (Section): 77986 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.2 16 0.56 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 10 (63%) 4 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.53 16 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 16 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Really good lecturer. Erline really knows the course material and her extra knowledge in the legal field really adds to the course.
Professor Greer was very helpful, knowledgable, and accommodating to the students needs. She was very open to suggestions from students.
She is a great instructor. She really cares about the content of the course.
Passionate about the topic and willing to challenge the ideas accepted by western societies
she's GREAT! Very insightful in the course content. I definitely feel I have learned a lot from her. Her enthusiasm was awesome about every single topic and actually made me want to learn more and do outside research. I never realized the importance of indigenous people or the current issues circulating about them. Professor Greer was definitely able to educate me and keep me interested about every single issue discussed.
Enthusiastic and wants to have the class engaged in the topic. She was open to changing parts the course from student input midway though the semester. Her asides to topics (adding on more details from her experience and knowledge) were insightful and helped further her engagement with the class. Her style of lecturing was quite interesting and was extremely helpful in showing the main points of the topic being covered.
Extremely welcoming, and there for help. Reasonable in her expectations.
Very good teacher. Very passionate about what she teaches. She made the class very interesting and exciting. I enjoyed taking this course very much because of her.
She is very passionate about what she teaches.
Very knowledgable and passionate about indigenous studies
Professor greer was overall a good teacher, and really knew her stuff. She taught the material in a way that wasn't to hard to understand and made it fun and interesting. I had no interest in Indigenous studies up untill this class and found it very eye opening and to my suprise intruiging. I enjoyed coming to class and seeing what the next topic was about, and that says a lot coming from me. Happy to take the class.
She did a great job explaining every reading the next class and I think the room chat post thats due before the next lecture is a great idea to actually force myself to read ahead and filled in gaps while in lecture. Moreover, she is a great professor that is willing to help students!
I think Dr. Greer is a good teacher who knows her subject well. She's educated, and she's strategic in teaching plan will being tactically sound using powerpoint in his lectures. She seems to always have open office hours although few if any of the class seems to have ever gone there.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 16 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (63%) 5 (31%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Readings, videos, and assignments that focused on problem solving or cultural revival. I enjoyed learning about the revival of Hawaiian culture, and watching a legitimately good movie(Smoke Signals), by anyone's standards, directed by and starring all Native actors.
I really liked that she wanted the class's opinion about the course. She really cares for each student and wants everyone to learn the content and pass the class
New perspectives into history
Although some did not agree on the weekly chat room posts, I thought they were a great way to stimulate my brain to what I've just read. The articles were almost always interesting and then having to analyze the author's perspective or discuss a specific quote was a great way for me to better understand what I have just read. I also enjoyed the films we watched throughout the course. All of them pertained to what we were learning about and were entertaining.
The usage and selection of articles and topics that bring the perspectives of those whose voices that may not have been heard or talked about in the general education environment have been most enlightening and critical in helping possible paradigm shifts on such topics.
Lecture classes & films.
I enjoyed all aspects.
Discussions
I liked the small groups for presentations. I also liked the abundance of videos and movies we watched.
I enjoyed learning about the different indigenous groups like the native hawaiians, and the Native Indians, and Alaskans and different groups in which I had no knowledge on. I also enjoyed the films we watched, they were very relevant to what we were learning and a good watch also.
I like watching videos and music videos that relates to the topic.
I liked the videos we watched in class; although, sometimes watching videos got a bit tiring here or there, but really...I LIKED THEM. They just weren't things I'd normally watch if given the choice. I felt they highlighted certain points, and they were able to setup the mind frames necessary to acquire or understand a particular point at a particular time during the class.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
It's super important to learn and be educated on the flaws, mistakes, and horrors of your own country's past, but the course could drag a bit when the readings focused on stories where the author seemed to complain rather than offer reasonable insight on what indigenous peoples can do to improve their situations.
I liked it all
Depressing topic material
N/A
None.
Chatroom Posts.
Chat room posts but who ever likes homework
Chatroom post
I disliked chatroom posts and those 8:00 deadlines but it does beat a long research paper
What I liked least, was probably the constant chatroom post, however that was really our only homework and it wasn't every class either, so I guess I can't complain. Maybe i'm just a little lazy. I also think all we did in every class was hear her lecture and take notes, didn't change unless we watched a movie and I think we watched a total of 3 or 4. It begame repetetive, except the topics changed. Wasn't to bad, but mayne a little mixing up would be funner to.
I don't really like the long reading that we have to read. If it were a little shorter that would be great!
I am a bit weary about the full selections of readings as they do communicate a point, but they focus in specific niches. It's a bit hard to explain, but the readings represent the ideas of the particular individual they were written by. Of these writers, most have a strong bias, and although these writers may think or feel this way about a particular subject or interest, their one example/view doesn't undo the seriousness of the issue at hand. Their one view on the subject doesn't make it the right view or the full truth about what's really going on.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course with an even work load, I was never overwhelmed but there is always an assignment to be completed.
This was a great course.
this is an exciting course that challenges normal states of mind in western society
I absolutely loved it! It was honestly my favorite course this semester. I felt I was the most engaged in this class more than any of my others and I loved Professor Greer and Jesi! They made lectures and discussions that much better. I would definitely recommend this course to others!
An excellent course that presents the viewpoint, as I see it, the "minorities" in history (in terms of representation of details and events). From what I have seen, the details about the Native populations and societies in history are often glanced over or even skipped. This course not only provides and furthers knowledge, but the course also gives the student taking it the critical thinking about topics and the difficulties that Native populations have faced by people, history, and modern times.
Informative and interesting.
Excellent
Its a good course to take
Good! Less demanding alternative for a WI course
Overall, really glad I took this class, like I said I gained so much knowledge on a topic that I knew nothing about, or for that matter had no interest on. And found myself captured by the stories of the past and found myself wanting to know more.
Overall, its a wonderful course that I have taken and really enjoy it!
I think it's a good course as far as knocking off both an H and WI requirement. It's a nice two in one. It's also American History, and it most definitely relates nearly every Hawaiian focused part of the class to something going on with Native Americans.
18. Other comments:
Extra credit assignments were fun, as well as the projects.
A wonderful course to have taken.
Jesse was awesome!
Professor Greer was as helpfull as she could have been, always made sure we understood, and was willing to talk after class if we needed, and also had office hours. She is a great professor
None
My only concern would be does the subject matter have an agenda. This is in no way any slight to Dr. Greer. It is however a question regarding some of the points of the materials. Many more things are black and white than the few people who teether on the the extremes care to acknowledge. It's one thing not to acknowledge these things, and it's another thing to try and change these black and whites into grays so that everything is okay and acceptable with an end goal of subjective rights and subjective wrongs or laws which free the few but enslave the many. This may be way too complicated for an Other Comments section, and it isn't intended to bring the whole of the reading selection under deep scrutiny, but some care should be instilled that there are absolutes... more so than different cultures care to admit.

Erline Greer: AMST320, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 79676 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.12 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 9 (50%) 5 (28%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 18 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 18 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 12 (67%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Erline Greer is very enthusiastic about the subject and motivates her students to be motivated as well. The material can be tough but the way the class is designed makes the material understandable after every discussion. She is very knowledgeable and you can learn a lot from the material and work done in this class.
What an amazing professor! She really makes her students think and question worldwide issues. Class is always interesting!!
Excellent instructor. Fun and engaging, but most of all, fair.
She is a very good professor.
Awesome professor! Very knowledgable and always prepared. Encourages students to speak up and have a voice, which I loved the most about this class.
I thought she was one of the best professors I have encountered at UH Manoa!
Great professor!! Very kind and full of character!
When I first enrolled in the course, I was put off by Dr. Greer's initial demeanor. She oversold the 'cool professor' vibe a little too much, and her requirements in the syllabus didn't hold-up with that image she was presenting. Admittedly, I was close to dropping the course. However, I stuck with it, as I need a HAP credit, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Dr. Greer adapted and molded with the class, and became much more relatable. She ended up being very helpful, immersive and I really enjoyed taking her class. She's great if you get to know her, and very respectful to students individual needs. In the interest of honesty, it is worth noting, she is a major stickler about formatting. To the point of absurdity, as the format is often times very stifling and rigid. By far the most over-the-top professor I have ever had when dealing with formatting for assignments.
Amazing educator. Her classes should be available to all and other professors should learn from her teaching style as well!
Fantastic, friendly, funny, brilliant, and so forth
Enthusiastic and knowledgable about materials .
Good.
Professor Greer is an excellent teacher. I learned alot and was genuinely engaged in the material.
Great teacher, one of the best I've had at UH.
I really enjoyed kumu Greerʻs lectures and thought she brought two very useful sides of the material presented to us. One was through her personal experience of being from a family of hunters and gatherers. The second would be the perspectives of lawyers and how the judiciary system works around environmental issues.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 8 (44%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked how personal thought and experiences could be added during discussions. It makes class more interesting and through classmate's experiences and thoughts, it can make topics feel more realistic and understandable.
Discussions in class were always awesome. I like hearing other people's thoughts.
The group discussions were effective in developing oratory skills. There was no running from them, so it was either improve or suffer extreme awkwardness for the rest of the semester.
I liked the discussions.
Class discussions. Reading interesting, different materials that looked at different perspectives and coming to class and listening to other people's opinions. Also, I enjoyed activities such as discussion leader because it gave us a chance to run the class and you learn how important it is to participate in class discussion.
I liked learning about topics that I have never heard about. I also enjoyed learning about the indigenous people around the world and a lot of the issues they come across.
Hearing my classmates' responses.
The reading, surprisingly, was enjoyable and easy.
Everything! Professor Greer is absolutely amazing and knowledgeable in her field.
Discussion of the texts with students and professor.
Material was very interesting and rewarding.
Subject.
I appreciated the fact that unlike some other oral communication focused classes, there was an extreme focus on communicating effectively each class period.
Class discussions were always open to different view points, which teacher always encouraged
I really enjoyed the readings and discussions that dealt directly with the Hawaiian islands (burial rights, water woes, militarization). I also liked her lectures because they were short and too the point.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I did not like some of the readings that were too wordy or law related. It is tough to process this type of text when some students are not used to it.
Discussion leader. I feel like I didn't get much out of it, except that I was forced to thoroughly read my material for one day.
The presentations.
Quizzes.
Nothing. Besides learning about the sad truth about the native peoples.
The extremely long passages we had to read...
The films we watched in class -- I didn't feel like they added much to the course. Also, the delayed quizzes, from material up to a week ago, was a pain. It's hard to remember specific items from a week-old reading with a full course load!
Needed more time for discussion, or just more organized student interaction (which the WI will help with)
Nothing was remarkably unpleasant or too challenging.
Did not use laulima.
It was a personal matter that public speaking was difficult, but professor greer was supportive in getting me to engage in the class.
no critiques
I feel that some of the videos were a little dull only because we didnʻt discuss them too much and after a certain point I lost some interest.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course can be tough and stressful because of the oral component, but it helped me to feel a little better about public speaking.
A lot of interesting issues that are always overlooked sometimes. This class definitely goes into detail of some issues that are swept under the rug.
Fantastic.
It is excellent.
Awesome! I highly recommend Professor Greer because she is very enthusiastic and passionate about what she teaches. She is always very energetic and confident. Always encouraging and makes students feel open to share anything. Content is very relevant and she gives very interesting readings which I probably would have never read if not for her class, which I am very thankful for. Overall, she is one of the best professors I've had in my past 4 years at UHM and she has given me more confidence in oral presentations and speaking in front of people. I'm really glad I took her class.
I would rate this class a 10 out of 10
Excellent.
Fun, fairly easy and worth taking if you're in need of either an individual requirement or just as a UD elective.
Highly recommended. Not only did I learn about important contemporary issues but I also learned how to effectively communicate and participate in class discussions.
Woohoo!
excellent course.
Good.
A definite must. The teacher is excellent. The course material should be required. There's so much going on out there that people should be more aware of.
great course highly recommended
Overall, the course was very informative and I learned a lot more about the environmental issues that native indigenous people are faced with because of the US.
18. Other comments:
None
I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who is wanting to fulfill the oral credit. This class helped a lot with that and I am slowly getting comfortable speaking in public and doing oral presentations, etc.
I had a love/hate relationship with this class. It was my hardest and funnest class this semester.
None.
Thank you Professor for making me more aware of the world around us!
Enjoyed my semester.
I wish there was more courses like this, dealing with the environment, that kumu Greer taught. I would definitely take them and have recommended others to take this course in the future.

Erline Greer: AMST320, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 320 - American Environments: Survey Crn (Section): 91964 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.4 10 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (60%) 4 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is great
Super enthusiastic and knowledgable
She's passionate about the ethical issues she teaches. She's accommodating in answering any questions anyone may have. She challenges students to go beyond in their efforts to learn and gain awareness of the issues of cultural and environmental struggles.
Greer is a knowledgeable person with alot of life experience, yet I felt that much of the material was bias, this one sided point of view really impeded me from gaining a wider perspective.
She knows her subject very well and successfully articulates the material to her students when clarification is needed
Good
She is very knowledgeable in the subject material and is very passionate for encouraging us to find our perspective on the bigger picture of the world and learning about what most people have ignored, for years! Prof. Greer made it an exciting course and used a lot of useful sources that supported the topics that were discussed.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Videos
Great readings and discussions
Discussions, lectures and videos, Greer's openness to opinions - which would become more informed as the class progressed
I enjoyed the amount of visual material.
Very philosophical and rose great questions
Persuasive speech and informative speech
I really enjoyed the reading material we were to read about the VERY interesting topics. It was a very diverse group of material, from articles online, printed documents, art, and poetry. And it made the class enjoyable to attend and do well in this class.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Discussion
The extent of study of some cases. I felt that they were drawn out.
The quizzes
It was a little difficult for the students in the course to get really involved in class discussions. Maybe there could be another strategy to encourage discussion, but it is probably just how students are.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I learned a lot. Great course. Great teacher.
It's a class that I'm glad I took regardless of the reason. This class has helped me build a stronger work ethic that I'll be grateful for indefinitely. I developed better habits of studying from it, and was inspired to try harder by the teacher.
It was a productive summer course.
I'd highly recommend it.
This course created a broader perspective on the world and issues that have been disregarded and hidden from exposure. But it made me recognize some of my personal values and feelings about the activities going on in the world today, in the past, and could possibly happen in the future.
18. Other comments:
I liked the course website
Why I liked this class was because of the teacher.
I learned a lot from this class and I liked the small, relaxed environment of this summer session

Erline Greer: AMST201, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 201 - American Exp: Inst & Movemnts Crn (Section): 86443 (001)     86444 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.5 14 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 7 (41%) 3 (18%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 9 (53%) 5 (36%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 13 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 13 (93%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 12 (86%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 13 (93%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (93%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 13 (93%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
This was an awesome class! I would take classes from her again even though it is a lot of work it is an amazing mental challenge that pushes you to want to do better each time.
She is very helpful and taught very well. She was very engaging and insightful as well.
She was very well prepared for every session and has a lot of passion in what she does, which is excellent for this course.
She is highly educated teacher in her field. She also has taught me how to become a better writer, as well as a better listener to others. I have become more open-minded to others opinions. I love how she relates or discussions to everyday life situatuions.
I appreciate that she challenges us to read and discuss important topics in America
She is amazing!
Professor Greer is by far one of the best professors I have had during my time here at UH.
Fair and knowledgeable
Professor Greer made me feel as though my opinions mattered. She often dismissed my thought and contributions in class. It was easy to see she favored some students and not others.
She is a great professor. She is passionate for what she teaches and is passionate to see that her students understand the content and what it means to the student personally. She knows when to push discussion and also when to leave things where they are. One of the better and more interesting professors I had at UH.
she is an great professor, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter.
I usually don't take these course evaluations seriously, but Professor Greer deserves all the effort i can give. This professor teaches with passion and tenancity and her dedication to her students should be admired. She is by far the best and most effective teacher in American studies. I only hope the best for her and her career!
Professor Greer is a great teacher. She is very organized and tells students what she wants out of them. She is straight up about what you need to do to do better. She encourages students to go and see her during office hours and is always willing to accommodate her students needs.
she is a great teacher who is really enthusiastic about the topics she covers and also pushes you to think freely about the different movements. Respects peoples opinions instead of trying to tell someone how to think.
AWSOME
AMAZING teacher. Motivates the student to learn through her own passion and intellect; class discussions were conducted with openness and civility but thoughtful stimulation. The readings were provoking and eye-opening and broadened my understanding of history, culture, and social movements. PG is the way to go! :) :)
i enjoyed going to class, and for me to say that about an 8:30 class means a lot
A good professor.
Keeps a wonderful balance of professionalism and fun with her students. Prof. Greer has made this topic, which I would have otherwise hated, fun.
She was one of the best teachers I had at UH and I felt very comfortable with her as my teacher. I hope I can take another class with her!
good
Best prof ever!
That she is a great teacher who helps her students all the time to get good grades and she's always available for help and she knows her material very well.
I liked the professor's teaching style and found that it helped me learn more about America and social movements. I've gained more interest in culture, world events, and history through the classes and assignments. The professor is knowledgable and passionate about this course.
very good
Excellent professor who motivates her students to learn. Passionate and willing to go out of way to help the student.
She's an amazing professor. She's definitely my favorite that I've had so far.
A passionate teacher who knows her stuff and tries very hard to engage students with the course material. She makes sure that students learn something instead of just aiming for a good grade.
Absolutely loved having her as a teacher. You can tell she loves what she does. She makes the WI part seem not as frightening, explains what she wants in our essays and really helps the student. The whole class made me think about things I had not once thought about. She is an excellent teacher and I would hate to see her go! I would take another class with her.
Amazingly insightful. While she does have high expectations for the students, she encourages and challenges us to the point where it's inevitable to learn something or have a slight change in opinion. She has a strong personality and I honestly learned a lot from her teachings.
She is a very good professor who shows no bias.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 17 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The intellectual conversation in a safe zone, the challenge of writing and sharing your thoughts in writing and through conversation
I actually learned a lot from her class and I will always remember that there are more than two sides of the story. It also turned out to be a very interesting class as well. I would definitely take another class from PG again!
The class discussions.
I enjoyed how she alloed everyone to openly give their opinions no matter right or wrong.
I like that she gave us many opportunities for extra credit.
I liked the essays because they allowed you to engage in the material.
Professor Greer finds a way to relate everything we discuss in class to our everyday lives. She also gives us very interesting and controversial perspectives to think about, which I really like. The readings are very interesting and I enjoyed reading all of them. Her method of teaching helps me to really retain the concepts that we learn.
Class discussions
The analytical approach to literary review.
I liked the class discussion and the readings the best.
i love the fact that Greer really made you think critically, but at the same time wanted you to developed your own opinions.
Her in your face and active style makes me come to work everyday. I enjoy the challenge and the involvement that is mandatory every time you step in her class.
I learned a lot from class discussion.
The new knowledge learned about different movements.
Liked all but gay rights
Class discussion; I love hearing other perspectives and ideas. They either force me to be more open-minded, or in discussion I learn to stick to my principles and beliefs more strongly
i enjoyed working together as a class
N/A
The class was well paced. I wouldn't describe it as easy, but I never felt overwhelmed either.
I liked that Greer encouraged group discussions and had us learn real life material rather than just textbook stuff.
I liked the class discussions
The class discussions allowed us to talk about our topics and voice our opinions.
I really liked facilitation and class discussions. I thought they were helpful and it was interesting to learn everyone's opinions on each topic. I also enjoyed the short introductions to each class with some news on what happened on specific dates in history.
all of it
Class discussion and critical thinking.
I enjoyed the discussions.
Class discussions were lively, with many different opinions and perspectives being expressed by my fellow students. Also the videos shown in class were entertaining and held my attention while informing us about the topic at hand.
The whole thing, I love the way she had the class set up!
As intimidating as they could be, I did enjoy the class discussions. Since the readings were long and tedious, I feel I got more out of the discussions and being able to listen to my peers' thoughts on issues as well
I liked the class discussions.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
None
Every part of it was really good.
The essays.
I did not enjoy having to read so much each week it was a lot
I found it hard to attend an 8:30 am class. I probably should've signed up for the 9:30 class but I either way an 8:30 class is really hard to get your mind going sometimes. I think that was the reason why many people in our class did not "seem to care". I think that it's just too early.
none
nothing
Reading a lot
Most extra credit opportunities were at night on campus. Some students live on the other sides of the island and could not partake in activities because of work or families. Needs to offer the same amount of opportunites for all students./
I don't have any parts.
quizes
Honestly there was nothing about the course i did not enjoy.
none.
Some of the readings were too long.
Gay rights
Class quizzes, haha. The readings could get really long and arduous especially for a 200 level class, but I do admit that the knowledge gleaned was worth the effort
nothing
N/A
The few times the class had to work in groups. You can tell which students are being carried and which are doing the carrying. Luckily, these activities quickly faded into non-existance.
Nothing! shes awesome!
I least liked the response papers
All the writing assignments we had to do.
There wasn't much to dislike about this course. Some of the readings were harder to be interested in than others but overall the class and materials were pleasant.
none of it
NA
The random quizzes every week.
Some of the readings were long, boring, and hard to understand.
Hated the fact we had to print all the articles out, it would be awesome if she put them in a packet that we could buy. It isn't fun having to print out 47 pages at one time not to mention all the other articles we had to print out. If she changed that she would be even better in my book!
While some readings were interesting, they were time consuming and sometimes bland. But I always learned something new from each and every one of them.
The pop quizzes.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Amazing class would recommend to learn about AMST and for an awesome class teacher is always available and is there to give the students a fair way to do our best. Teacher is an advocate for her students which is great. Good challenge but not hard...if you do bad in this class it is of your own doing. She gives every chance for any student no matter what to do their best
Excellent! It was a very unique class.
Well done and was a beneficial course to take/
It is very helpfull, but will take hard work to get an A. Professor Greer offers plenty of extra credit although.
Awesome course. You will learn a lot about America. I didn't know anything about what we discussed until taking this class.
great!
I would recommend this course solely because the instructor. She teaches this class very well.
good
Content was interesting.
Great course. I would recommend it to other students. It makes me analyze things around me a lot more and makes me a more active thinker.
its good, i would highly recommend greer to my friends
If you didn't have Professor Greer then i feel bad for you, because you missed out on an oppurtunity of a lifetime!
I really enjoyed this class. It was well organized and I learned a lot.
Good
Every student should have the opportunity to take this course
12/10! :)
great class, recommend to anyone who needs a lower level WI
This course is alright.
Excellent. A good experience that can only be provided by an excellent professor.
Amazing!
Good
The class was fun and interesting and I would advise others to take this course as well if it is in their interest.
This course is helpful with strengthening writing skills as well as discussion skills. The course also helps gain a better understanding of America, social events, culture, religion, and society as a whole.
very good
Hit all the course learning outcomes.
It's a very interesting class and we learn deep into things that I never expected to learn.
A thought provoking look into American society past and present. In my previous public school education I did not learn about this darker and morally ambiguous side to US History.
Good class. Made me think a lot and I learned a lot.
I'm glad I took it as an elective. It was one of my toughest classes this semester with a heavy workload but I don't regret taking this even if it was an elective. I feel more aware and in tune with the current events and how history influenced the way things are today. Overall, this class was very informative and beneficial and would recommend it to people who want a better grasp on the country they live in.
Very good.
18. Other comments:
Can wait to take another class from this teacher!
Cool professor
This is one of the better classes I have had outside of my major. I really enjoyed it. Glad I took it before I graduated :)
Your the best! Have a good summer!
Keep up the great job PG
Thank you for taking the time to teach and help us students; your qualifications are far above what I'm sure you get paid for teaching, but your thoughtful course organization has really helped me grow as an individual, scholar, and American Studies student.
N/A
This was one of the best classes I have taken at this university. I enjoyed coming to class and participating in discussion. I also enjoyed hearing about the professor's life experiences and her tips to becoming a scholar, a protester, and a better human being.
very good
Not the professors fault the students cannot follow instructions!!

Erline Greer: AMST211, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 211 - Contemp Amer Domestic Issues Crn (Section): 76135 (001)     78142 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.56 16 1.15 Freq(%) 4 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 4 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 5 (31%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (81%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (75%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She's a great professor and is really forward about what she expects from the papers and if it isn't met, then the grade you get is what you deserved. So it is pretty straight forward.
that she is a good professor. She is definitely knowledgeable in the domestic issues in America. She made this course interesting enough to get me excited about reading different books. She is a fair grader and really encourages students to do their best.
Professor Greer is a fantastic teacher. She really made students think outside of the box and increased the participation of political discourse. Everything to the reading materials, assignments, & class discussions were, to me, vital in learning this course. It was fun, creative, and I looked forwarded to going to class every day.
Great professor; very knowledgable and passionate about American studies
She is probably one of the most involve teachers I've ever had at this school. After every class the topic at hand was discuss further with friends and family. She taught us to question everything and to not take everything at face value. I learned so much about our country and how we work and interact with others. And somehow each topic tied to the other and it was just the complete circle we needed. There needs to be a part two on this class with her teaching it. You can tell she has a real passion for teaching and learning. I really wish I could take another class with her but I'll already be graduating. She also mentions many times that she wants us to succeed.
I learned a lot in Professor Greer's class and encourage others because the topics were very relevant to what is happening now in the world. Many people my age do not know about these issues and Professor Greer did a great job teaching us about them!
Professor Greer is a very quality teacher. Towards the beginning of the semester she laid out her main goal for the class, which was to show how complex life in America is. With each new book we read, the more I began to comprehend how difficult life is in America.
Professor Greer was a great teacher. Probably one of the most engaging teachers I have had.
She was very knowledgable and informative. I learned a lot in the class.
Professor Greer was very helpful in mediating class discussion, offering plenty of resources for out of class research and intellectual development. I feel that everyone in the class was encouraged to participate, and the discussions were balanced, and every student regardless of his/her background could feel safe to say what they wish.
10 out of 10. She challenged us in many ways, whether it was the material she chose to cover, or the critical thinking she trained our minds to absorb.
she is a good and concise teacher
very educated. Great class!
Great teacher!
Very enthusiastic and appreciative of her position which is demonstrated to the class by her encouragement of participation in real world scenarios and issues discussed in class. Easy to pay attention to, interesting but not distracting, informative and disciplined but not boring.
She is knowledgeable and make sure students are comfortable.
Fantastic instructor. Gave us many different ways to look at an issue and I feel she prepared me well for the courses I will take in American Studies in the near future. To be honest, her instruction has encouraged me to pursue a degree in American Studies since she made the content very accessible and appealing. Also, I really liked that her first priority was to ensure students' success in her class. I hope to take more electives from her.
One of the BEST professors I have had so far here at UH. Extremely organized and knowledgable about every topic we discussed. Along with that, she really pushed us to critically think and analyze things. Some of the skills I have learned from her are VERY valuable to me as they can be applied to any class.
She was critical, yet supportive and encouraging. I loved most of the books she chose, and thought she did well in engaging the class in discussion.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I really like the class room discussions.
This course targeted real world problems within America that usually isn't discussed in other classes or with anyone around us. A lot of the key domestic issues were topics that is rarely discussed by people. The details found in each book approached the issue in different ways than the other books. So I think that the books she required were a very good selection.
Class discussion and the questions that were asked.
The class discussion was a lot more effective than a lecture style class. It enabled perspectives from a broad range of people and encouraged diversity. my favorite sections were on mass incarceration and immigration laws.
I liked how this class was not a lecture but instead a discussion. Because this class have mostly similar views it did not turn into arguments or a debate but I am sure that if a debate started she will be perfectly capable of handling the class. Also, because we do not disagree with our peers she likes to take the "devil's advocate" at times to show the other side of the story. I just love the overall layout of the course and the workload is not hard with several papers. But each paper causes you to think critically of what you have learned in each section.
I liked the class discussions and the videos that she pulled from the internet to make it easier for us to understand the topics.
I liked the unit on US and Middle East. The last decade of American history has been defined by the US's decision to intervene across the Middle East.
I liked the class discussions. I am a pretty quiet person, but I enjoyed listening to the various opinions in class.
I really enjoyed discussing the issues with my classmates.
The Discussion! Discussions in the classroom are essential in creating a secular/ world view for which students can talk about domestic and contemporary issues.
I really enjoyed the books she chose for us. Mass Incarceration, Illegal, Arab in America, and Congress shall make no Law were all texts that stimulated our minds and got us thinking of the bigger picture of American Studies.
the movies and books
Discussion.
Class discussions
the course was well laid out from day one and followed the syllabus true to form. when the class began to struggle as a whole, professor Greer did not bend the requirements to allow the class to catch up, but offered specific critiques of students writings to improve overall quality. she also gave students many opportunities to improve their standing in the class outside of the designated essays of the syllabus.
The materials presented
Class discussions and videos pertaining to our content material. She offered many different resources.
The way Professor Greer led each discussion kept me very interested. There was never a dull moment in class where I felt the need to look at my phone start texting out of boredom. I always felt like taking notes because the information that was discussed was so interesting.
The class discussion. I loved coming to class! I felt engaged in the discussions and interested in the topics. I became aware of a lot of issues I hadn't given much thought to before.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Having to read a lot of books in such a short amount of time, but that isn't something that should be changed. I only felt that way because of my class load I had this semester.
Sometimes the leaders of discussion were not as helpful to provide information that we need in order to write our papers and understand the topic more. But it was overturned by professor Greer, because she would notice it and take control. Leading us in the right direction, which always made me feel better about the topic in the end.
I did not like the congress shall make no law section, it was really boring
It is a writing intensive course so I cannot complain about writing papers. They are hard to do but only require 3 pages each. She is very strict on format which can be annoying since I do not have MS word. But it is understandable and I have nothing to complain about.
I did not like some of the books that we had to read. A few were boring and difficult to understand.
None really. Only problem I had was getting up early enough for it haha.
Leading the class in discussion was something I was not too fond of, but I see the principles behind it. It is just a personal opinion, as I am a quiet person.
There was a lot of writing and I'm not always the best writer.
If I didn't like anything... It would in this paragraph.
Probably the amount of reading we had to do. Some nights I found myself reading 50+ pages of text, and it adds up when you also have three other classes assigning that amount and more.
The law documents
None.
Lots of reading
student lead class discussions were often interrupted by the professor. understanding there are key points which needed to be addressed, student lead discussions often ended up being student proposed discussions lead by the professor. that being said, a lot of useful information would have been overlooked where it not for this action.
the books
10:15 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (after class)
nothing
The David O'Brien book, obviously. Though it kind of goes without saying as I'm sure it has been mentioned.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It is a fun course, just sucks that I had to take it at 7:30 in the morning!
It is a very interesting course, and I recommend to probably every student concerned with what is going on in America. We learned that the key issues were developed and continues to be present today, because of the lack of education and ignorance. Most Americans are not used to, or have never, talked about the frowned upon subjects. And I think it is really important to understand these issues. And with professor Greer, the topics are made easier to understand them/
Excellent
great engaging course!
ONE OF THE BEST CLASSES I HAVE TAKEN
I really liked the course and learned a lot!
I found this class very interesting and am glad to have taken it. We delved deep into issues that are well publicized, but perhaps not well known or understood by the general public.
It was the most interesting class I had this semester. I loved it, and there was never any pressure to speak out if I had no opinion.
I thought this course was well run and interesting.
An excellent discussion based class!
10 out of 10. Although I didn't know much about contemporary domestic issues, I came away from this class with so much knowledge & a lot of it I have been sharing with my peers. It's great that someone can see a book your reading and ask about it, and be able to give some knowledgeable insight about the topic.
I really enjoyed it
great!
Good course overall.
this class is almost too stimulating. in an attempt to maintain the minimum workload to achieve the course requirements for a writing intensive credit, it was difficult to restrict my writing to three pages. fortunately, this was merely the minimum and longer papers were accepted.
great
Fantastic course. Gave me new outlooks on American life. I will be taking many more courses in American Studies after this fantastic class.
Perfect
Awesome course. I think something like this should be required for students to take.
18. Other comments:
i would have liked a topic on prescription drugs in American, over prescription/abuse of them.
I hope she gets to teach more classes like these to inspire more minds.
My only real issue I had with the class was the lack of talking about the economy and/or housing market. This is a class on Contemporary Domestic issues in the US. Domestically, there is no more pressing concern in this country than the great recession we are coming out of.
Good stuff Greer.
Professor Greer is a very good professor.
Thank you!
Great class! Loved it!
The O'Brien book was boring
Thank you for a great semester!
I always wanted to attend class not so that I could get an attendance grade, but so I could learn.