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Instructor: Jeffrey Tripp

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Jeffrey Tripp: AMST150, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150 - America and the World Crn (Section): 74338 (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  
2.15 13 0.99 Freq(%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%) 1 (8%) 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  
1.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
the current events that were portrayed into the year.
Lots of information, prof made the class entertaining
The relevancy towards current events.
I liked Professor's enthusiasm during lectures.
What I liked best about the course is how Jeff would explain the content in a way that all students could understand.
He communicated effectively
The content of the material.
What I liked best about this course is how the lessons were all connected to each other. No lesson or chapter seemed out of place to everything else we were learning. Also, all lectures were organized, kept me interested, and I also loved how Professor Tripp always included some current events and how it ties into what we are learning.
Good lectures.
The presence of prof. Tripp and the way he captures people's attention was the reason why every topic of discussion was clear and concise on why we should be aware of it and have an opinion on it. The goal of this class I believe is to take a stand and question everything and not settle. The ways he presents the class lets me speak about political issues which I never felt so strongly about.
the open dialougue within the smaller group sections
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
be more prepared.
n/a
Nothing. He does a great job communicating the lessons and content in an easily digestible manner.
As he has said in class he wants to upgrade with the technology(wireless microphone) but as for teaching; Professor has nothing in my personal preference to improve on.
I feel that Jeff should make a system where the grading for all TAs are consistent.
He's doing fine.
I honestly enjoyed this course and how the lectures played out. Professor Tripp always came in with a positive attitude and he made jokes here and there which kept the students interested. One thing would be the microphone, but that's not really his fault.
Offer up more unbiased information. Let the students come to their own conclusion and offer facts from all sides.
I'd suggest he can discuss the assigned readings during lecture to further the understanding of it. To be better prepared for Friday facilitation or to just emphasize the importance of what the readings can better open our awareness of the topic
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
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.)
Major requirement
focus designation
It fulfilled my social science requirement.
AMST 150 fulfilled an FG requirement.
I took this course because it fulfilled a general education requirement.
It fulfilled the FG requirement.
It fulfilled WI and another requirement.
It fulfilled a requirement.
Required fgb
elective and history major
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
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  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great Professor, not really many complaints. I enjoyed the class.
great prof
Great professor! Down-to-earth and very knowledgeable on the content taught in class.
the only history teacher that I have had that shows his interest of the subject
that he is an excellent instructor and I would definitely recommend this class to other people who are interested in American Studies.
He was a really good professor & his passion for American studies really showed
That he is a nice guy.
I really enjoy his teaching and how he puts in his personality into his teaching. His lectures are never bland and one wave length. I loved how he incorporated personal experiences and stories into his lessons. I would definitely recommend him to other students who want to take AMST 150.
A great professor who I may be a senior in the kinesiology dept and graduating next spring but I'm really considering ethnic/American studies and maybe even political science to further my education.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 4 (31%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (62%) 5 (38%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
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  
3.43 13 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%)
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  
3.57 13 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.33 13 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Current events and the change over time we discussed about history.
not sure
Learning of America's history and how the information differed dramatically from the content taught in high school.
I found the information presented interesting along with the videos he used.
I liked how we are encouraged to get involved and do discussion classes. I also like how this class is focused on opinions instead of factual information that is learned.
I liked the class activities during lectures the most
The material.
The aspects that I liked best about this course was how our last lesson of the class cycled us back to our first lesson. I learned a lot through the lectures and it gave me a better picture on how America makes decisions and everything between the lines.
I liked the lectures. It allowed for critical thinking and seeing how the USA interacts with the world.
The lectures but mostly the facilitated discussions on Fridays. I feel if it were a different ta other than Jon I wouldn't know if I were to enjoy and be intrigued by it as much as I am at the end of this semester
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The grades were more based on writing skills rather than ideas and knowledge about a certain topic.
some parts were just not interesting - they just arent
Reading the books. I'm not a fan of reading books...
I am not a fan of discussing history so the discussion days were awkward for me.
I dislike how exams are heavily based on the readings and not the content that is learned during lecture.
The amount of reading
The aspect of the course I liked least was how some of the slides on the lecture powerpoint had a lot of words and content to it. It was sometimes a struggle to grasp onto everything with the pace he was moving on as well.
I did not like how the course was biased towards a single way of thinking. It seemed like it didn't offer the whole story.
Not much to not like. I Would rather have more assignments for more opportunities to bring my grade up
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
8.5/10 not really what I want to continue to learn but was very interested anyway.
good
Great course! Learned a lot about the country i live in and serve. Professor Tripp made the content easy to digest.
if you like history then take it. If it is just a requirement then I'm sure you can find something else.
this course covers a lot of information in great detail. I would recommend this course for those who enjoy learning about historical events and discussing your opinions.
Good!
It is an interesting class and stimulated me to think carefully about my perspective on history.
My overall evaluation of this course was that I enjoyed it and it was not too difficult.
It's a well rounded course. His methods in teaching is amazing and the grading system is more than acceptable
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  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 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  
4.0 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%) 1 (8%)
43. Other comments:
Definitely will recommend this class.
Although I do not enjoy history related classes, this course was interesting and I enjoyed the class because Jeff emphasizes that this course is more opinionated than based on facts from historical events.

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST150, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150 - America and the World Crn (Section): 74339 (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  
1.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%) 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  
1.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
Teachers experience story
i liked that the slides were always available
Though it was many years of topics to understand, Jeff was able to give us the bare necessities that we needed to learn. Even with the minimal info, we learned enough to have a good idea of each concept.
Sections! They provided an open platform for us to question and participate in friendly debate.
the discussions
Freedom to speak freely.
I liked how Jeffrey Tripp used current events to relate to what we were learning about. For example, ISIS invading Baghdad and how the Europeans invaded America.
I enjoyed the detailed analysis of America's history
I like how the course outlines certain aspects of history that a traditional history class might not go over.
The thought process, that are involved in the writings, and the class participation
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I have no idea
If key sections of the lengthy readings could be assigned, that would be very helpful in a fast-paced course.
I liked Professor Tripp. I think most students tended to tune out during his lectures however. Which is normal because it is a lecture so I don't have much to say.
incorporate lectures into exams
dont use the mobile microphone just use the podium
Getting a better microphone
I thoroughly enjoy his teaching.
Jeffrey Tripp is a very good professor and it would have been better if i could hear him better so maybe a better mic or a room with more echo. I
Slow down just a bit.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
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.)
Requirement
It was a requirement of the Nursing program. AMST 151 seemed like the most fun of the options I was provided with.
WI credit and I was just generally interested in America's history since I'm the child of two immigrants.
major requirement
it fulfilled a requirement some requirements
It fulfilled a focus designation and it seemed interesting.
Fulfilled a requirement and it fit in my schedule well.
Fulfilled my FG requirement.
elective
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
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  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
100%
good teach
He is very qualified for his position and shows it through his teaching.
Very knowledgeable on the subject and friendly. Easy to talk to and he doesn't intimidate the class. His lectures were very straightforward and he encouraged peer interaction which I thought was refreshing. Great professor!
decent
great teacher
He is an amazing professor that really loves what he teaches.
He is an excellent teacher with an entertaining teaching style as well
Very Funny and Engaging.
Very good teacher, makes you think and does very well.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
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  
3.67 11 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%)
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  
4.11 11 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 11 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
World war2
Jeff was able to put years of concepts into easy-to-understand lectures that were also interesting.
lectures
the end where we talk about vietnam leading into today.
The critical thinking that went into the short writing assignments.
The primary documents we looked at were usually very interesting
I liked the class discussion and activity, i thought that was pretty interesting to do in a big class.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Vietnam war
I wish that there were less videos. I feel that we could watch the videos on our own time.
discussion classes
I didn't like the early early history.
Having homework in general and having to listen to the microphone blow up almost every class
Sometimes the writing topics were really obscure.
The topics were interesting.
All of the readings but they helped a ton.
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
100%
It is a good introductory course that isn't too overwhelming.
Great for people who are generally interested in America's role in the world and if you need a WI credit.
decent
good course, interesting
It's awesome
10/10 would recommend to a friend
EXCELLENT
Very good class, helps you form better opinions, and arguments.
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  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%) 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  
4.0 12 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
Nothing
Thank you for the opportunity to take this course! It was a good semester and I truly did learn a lot.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST150, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150 - America and the World Crn (Section): 79533 (003)    
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  
1.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 7 (78%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 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  
1.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
The lectures were a real joy to sit in. All information about assignments were made very clear like when it was due and what the assignment is. The videos he showed that were on topics happening now/happened recently were a nice touch.
Focus on viewing history critically rather than memorization of tedious names and dates.
I liked the topics we covered. This class helped me improve my critical thinking and writing skills. I enjoyed the different media (videos, news, documentaries, pictures) that Professor Tripp used during the lectures
Learning everything about the US and it's relationship with the world and how exactly we got to where we are today.
I liked that we spent a good amount of time on the Vietnam War since my high school teachers would just skim through it.
Learning about past wars, and especially the present. It was very interesting and it had me sticking to that topic for a while.
I liked the content and the topics that are involved in the course. I also liked how knowledgeable the professor was on the topics, and how much America's past is linked with present America and how he helps us realize that relationship. Overall, I learned alot about the American empire and their role in world relations, I didn't even know there was one to begin with coming into the class.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Some of the readings weren't that great, they were related to the topics from the lecture but maybe you could try and find new/ different ones.
Have better mic equipment.
By getting a new microphone.
I think Professor Tripp is doing a great job already.
He should buy another microphone. That is it, overall, he is a great instructor. He really wants all his students to pass.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
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.)
For an FG credit.
It fulfilled a focus designation.
It fulfilled a FGB requirement but I thought it was a pretty interesting approach to teaching American Studies
It covered one of the general education requirements I needed and I also wanted to learn more about the subject.
I choose it because it was an FG and because I liked U.S. History in high school.
At first it was for a requirement, but now I think that this class is very important to take no matter what. I would take this class again for the credit.
I took it because of the subject, but upon taking the course I would've taken it because of the instructor also.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good professor. Knows the topics that he talks about and is open to students opinions on subjects.
He was easy to pay attention to in class. I learned a lot.
Very great instructor! Keeps the class engaged and provides us students with a variety of topics that provoke discussion. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the content
great.
Awesome!
Professor Tripp is very bold. Even though some of his lectures were interfered, he still managed to keep the class going every time. In other words, he is very detailed with his lectures.
I really like Professor Tripp as a professor, because of the way he executes his teaching. It is not overwhelmingly only informative, but also encourages us to discuss the issues within the groups and find the relationships between different topics. He is also very enthusiastic.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
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  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.0 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Writing assignments were spaced out nicely. Books, for the most part, were enjoyable to read.
The critical discussion
I liked the different media Professor used to keep us updated with current events and kept us engaged
I liked everything about the course. If I had to choose one it would be the first topic we covered on how the Europeans migrated to the New World and how they dealt with the natives. I had no idea about how poorly the natives were treated and it was very interesting to learn about that.
I liked it once we reached World War I because I like learning about war.
I loved watching short clips and the films that he provided. It managed to give me a bigger picture of what was covered in lecture.
- American empire and its role. - Relating past events back to the present - Comparing American empire to past empires - Discussion of wars and the policies that emerged from it
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The part where you send in your answers and it is shown on the board could iron out the kinks.
The paper topics
Some of the readings were a little dry but necessary
I liked everything.
I did not like reading the American Holocaust. I think there are shorter books that talk about the destruction of Native Americans.
None.
- Having so much reading, but that's just what every student thinks.
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Good course. I learned a lot about America and its history. I feel more knowledgeable after completing it. Grading is fair and I'm glad I choose this class.
Very good course to take, I would recommend it to my friends.
This class was a good foundation for critical thinking and stimulated the brain to have opinions and judgements on various historical, political, and other world issues.
great, insightful, really gets the brain juices flowing.
I would definitely take another American Studies course with Tripp again. This course was entertaining and informative.
Excellent class, classmates, AC, and chill instructor and TAs who are very serious about each and every one's learning.
I like it, and I would take it again if I could or something similar to it.
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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
AWESOME COURSE!
Fun class. Thanks for teaching it.
I would definitely take this class again for the credit.

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST150, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150 - America and the World Crn (Section): 79534 (004)    
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  
1.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 7 (70%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 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  
1.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
We learned about relevant events.
I liked the diverse topics, we didn't stick to just America but the world as well
The unique style of analyzing american history.
Interesting content. A lot of real world application. The professor did a great job at keeping everyone interesting and making it relevant to our lives.
Class was executed in an orderly manner.
The way he presents the lectures
Great instructor who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the course being taught.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
It is pretty good as is.
Offer more assignments
maybe take a little time every lecture if possible to talk about something current thats happening
Attempt to incorporate more activity to engage students attention and avoid sleeping.
Fix the microphone so no noise interruption. Buy him better equipment
Lectures are a bit lengthy, more visual aids would benefit student learning.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
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 enjoy learning about the world and how america interacts with it.
To fulfill an FG requirement.
It was a requirement and I like political topics
Required as an FG requirement (I think)
It was a FGB requirement that seemed interesting and like it would be something I would have enjoyed
This course was required for me.
Focus designation
This course satisfies the FG requirement and also worked well with my schedule.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
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  
4.3 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 3 (30%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 4 (40%)
26. 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%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 4 (40%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great Proffessor
He was a good instructor and knew his material.
Great! My best teacher this first semester of college.
Really Good Professor. Would definitely take another class from him in the future if possible.
Jeffrey Tripp is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor in regards to his course and its material.
excellent since he entertained the class while still being able to teach
great instructor, made information relevant to the students and was easily reached via email and/or before/after class.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 2 (20%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 2 (20%)
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  
4.67 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
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 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The interesting videos we watched.
Powerpoints and videos related to the subject manner helped me stay interested.
I liked the lectures and the topics being discussed
See #11
I liked how it really looked at the impact of everything, including the negatives.
I like the format of the class and the way class was conducted
The way we got our laughs during lectures
long but information packed lectures, never boring.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing
I didn't like the essays
Couldn't find the online readings sometimes
not sure
The amount of time spent on each subject
Nothing
some assigned readings got boring after first half and became difficult to read.
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I loved it!
It was very insightful and very diverse. There were many opinions and views when it came to political discussions and I enjoyed it
Great course! I learned a lot and was very interested in the content
good course, interesting topic.
A very good class regarding America and its relation to the world
Very Excellent
great course to fulfill the FG requirements, information taken out of this class is very relevant to students and the instructor helped the students to realize that.
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  
4.22 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%)
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  
4.33 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%)
43. Other comments:
Nope
Thanks!
2 ecafes for this class?
Jeffrey Tripp is a knowledgeable instructor who teaches his class in an orderly fashion.
N/A

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST150A, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150A - America and the World Crn (Section): 79537 (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  
1.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%) 1 (8%) 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  
1.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
Refer to Evaluation of Travis Hancock.
I liked how the subjects and issues discussed were related to current events. There was a lot of opportunity to discuss the significance of an issue from the past (such as colonialism) and how it has effected us as americans as well as the world at large. I found most all material covered to be relevant to contemporary issues.
The course is engaging, interesting, and always stays relevant to daily topics. The essays were difficult, but always made me think about the prompts in depth. Overall the course made me rethink my views on America, and to understand the historical importance of US policies.
Professor Tripp explained things really well, and I feel like even though it seemed rushed since there was so much material, I still learned a lot about the overall picture.
Enthusiasm and his sense of humor
What I liked best about the course was that it provided a good basis of understanding on the history of the Americas over the course of 500 years and those implications on today's national and international current events. It helped me answer the question "Is America an empire?" and it gave me the information and details that could help formulate my own opinion to answer the question.
Its not like a regular lecture class but it was still pretty great.
I enjoyed how engaging this course is in terms of its approach towards American and world events students have been acquainted with.
I like how it wasn't just Professor Tripp just lecturing but involving students into his lecture and presentations. There wasn't a single presentation that I felt was unnecessary or boring at all and he really did made me convinced to major in American Studies.
Videos
I like how he encouraged the class to connect the past with the present. To show that we are still making the same mistakes; that we made in the past.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He is a great professor and is enthusiastic about the material. Nothing really to improve on.
A specific outline (either in the syllabus or in the lecture powerpoints) of the events and eras we cover in the course would be helpful in giving us the full picture. The syllabus divides the material into issues and themes, but quantifying the concrete events would help bring clarity.
Although there is not enough time in the semester to fully cover every topic possible, I feel that the first few weeks of the semester were too intense. The amount of reading seemed a little too much to keep up with, and many times people simply would be unable to discuss in class because they did not read the material.
Focusing more on fewer topics
Professor Tripp should provide more in-depth information on his slides in case students miss anything he said in the lecture. This is so that students can look back later and add on whatever they missed on a certain topic in lecture.
Its out of his power but the mic was a bit hard to work with.
Professor Tripp was engaging and was very knowledgeable about this course. He did his best in covering mass amounts of information within limited time.
There were some presentations such as the one about the climate change that felt a little repetitive but other than that, I was very satisfied with the class overall.
Not step on the microphone :)
Some of the readings are incredibly long and the amount of times we are expected to read them is tough. Maybe shorter readings? Students have other priorities and responsibilities outside of your course. While the readings were beneficial to the course, it causes students to be discouraged from reading in the future.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
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.)
FG(B)
It fulfilled my FGA requirement, but I chose it because the subject matter was interesting to me.
Honors requirement, graduation requirement fit in with my schedule, and I find American history and American policies to be very interesting.
General education requirement. I wanted morning classes, and it fit well with my schedule.
FG
I chose this course to fulfill my Honors requirement, graduate requirement, to have a class that is away from my major field of study, and to learn about the United States in the past 500 years and how it affects us today.
It fulfilled a FGB requirement
The course title and description was appealing. Also, a friend recommended me this course.
It fulfilled one of my general education credits and this course counts towards my major for American Studies.
It was a requirement.
Needed an honors course.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
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  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great professor. I can tell he is very knowledgable about the material and very passionate as well.
Passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. My impression is that he spends a lot of time outside of class researching and being involved with current events so that the course material stays relevant to current issues.
Professor Tripp was always enthusiastic and energetic about the topics being discussed, and always did a wonderful job of tying the past with the present. Furthermore, he managed to give very useful historical context to allow his students to better understand the significance of American policies, actions, and other engagements.
He is a very good instructor, and made this class interesting.
Great!
He is a good teacher and easy to talk to to. I would definitely recommend any student looking for a FG course to take his courses.
He is a pretty great professor that knows how to engage students and make them think critically instead of just spoon feeding them the content like a lot of lecture style classes do.
very open-minded and engaging.
He is enjoyable to listen to and it seems that he enjoys what he is teaching to the students. He also knows what he is talking about.
Awesome
Great Professor. Needs better equipment though.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
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  
4.22 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 3 (25%)
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  
4.1 12 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 2 (17%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Refer to Evaluation of Travis Hancock.
Discussion days, we were able to interact more with the material (although the lectures were very successful in preparing me for the discussions).
The tying of history along with the modern day, and how well the course dived deeper into already well known topics. The course always attempted to go deep into each topic it discussed, rather than just telling students the basics.
I liked the material we covered.
Engaging class discussions
The aspect of thinking openly of current issues and connecting them the past. It was interesting to see the topics being taught in class to actually coincide with the world and national issues going on today.
I liked the content and also how there were times in the class where it involved student participation.
This course helped students become more open-minded towards American and world issues.
I liked how we were learning about history because history is one of the subjects that I liked best as a high schooler and it was really refreshing to know how much I had learned in a course of three months compared to four years in high school.
Videos in class.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Refer to Evaluation of Travis Hancock.
The readings were the least fun, but I did appreciate their relevance and understand why they were chosen for the course.
The amount of reading in the first half of the semester seemed a little too much.
The readings seemed a bit overwhelming at times.
None
The microphone.
I did not like some of the student participation because I was caught a bit off guard. But it was okay because it wasn't really required to answer or anything.
The lecture and material was very engaging; nothing much to dislike about.
What I didn't like was the readings since I'm not a big fan on reading but some of the readings were interesting while others, not so much.
n/a
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Refer to Evaluation of Travis Hancock.
Interesting and challenging.
The class is an excellent introduction to this field, and even for those who have no interest in American Studies or history, this class helps to create the critical and analytical thinking that is needed to understand the importance of world events.
I really enjoyed it.
Excellent
It was very interesting and eye-opening to learn about what occurred in 500 years in America. I would definitely recommend to future students.
It was pretty thought engaging course that I was glad to take. Overall it was an enjoyable to take this course.
critical (in a good way) and engaging.
I would recommend this course to anyone who still might be undecided on their major.
good
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  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 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  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
N/A
I would (and have) recommend this course to some of my friends friends.
Thank you for a great semester.
It was a great semester!
I would absolutely encourage other students to enroll into this course.
I really liked this class and I can't wait to declare American Studies as my major!

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST480, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 480 - Approaches to American Studies Crn (Section): 75284 (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  
3.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 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  
1.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
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 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
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. What did you like best about the course?
I like that we are held accountable for our own assignments and our own research and we are left to be very independent, yet we still are able to learn a lot about the research process and our own projects.
I like the freedom. Most college courses (and courses leading up to College) are all geared off of curriculum. It is very refreshing to have a course that is predominately self-controlled. I was able to lead my own research while having support and feedback easily and readily available.
Great instruction, great support and very helpful advice!
Plenty of individual time and one on one meetings with Prof. Tripp to accomplish the required work. Prof. Tripp is so calm and relaxed creating a pleasant work and class environment.
I quite liked the summary reviews as the short readings provided interesting topics to discuss and helped stimulate and develop critical thinking
The conversations at the beginning of the semester. Self-directed research and finding what we feel is interesting.
I liked being able to share the research process with other students. Individual meetings with the professor were helpful and kept me on track. Along with that, having assignments due throughout the semester leading up to a final research proposal helps spread out the work to ensure that each component of research is worked on sufficiently.
The various assignments leading up to the proposal.
Being able to get advice for my project and how to organize my sources
I like that it is designed for us to do something we are interested in considering that we have to write a 20 page paper next semester. I liked the individual conferences about our research because I do not like sharing my progress or struggle in front of the whole class every time and these individual meetings give a lot of good feedback. I also like how that are assignment was broken up into segments so we don't procastinate. It was also easier for us to understand what we are supposed to do when the course description says to come up with a research proposal. If not for the smaller assignments I would have no idea what a good research proposal consists of.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I honestly am unsure how. The class was/is one of the best I've ever taken. I feel very prepared for the second portion.
Provide more examples of thesis-level writing to give a better idea of format, style, etc.
money incentives to finish homework assignments just kidding i don't know maybe pony rides
He's great! Really is! Love his eyes.
I think more frequent one-on-one meetings with the professor would provide more guidance for students. I also think that the class could meet a little more regularly in order for students to share their research methods and progress with each other. I think it's helpful because students can share ideas or their research process with each other.
Cut the assignments at the beginning that highlight the aspects of a research paper because we learn that in 381/382 and that time can be better used for research.
Pass out examples of previous research proposals by other students (I know that this is the first time he is teaching this course, but maybe other professors can lend him a few copies if there are any). Having some examples, good or not, would be nice. Even for next semester, some examples of the research paper done by other students.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
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 for my major
This class is a senior requirement in our major.
Major requirement.
Required for completing my degree.
It was a major requirement I think that's the only reason people take this course
AMST major
AMST major requirement
Major required.
Required for my major
This is a requirement for my major.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I'm glad I had this instructor because no matter what point of the research process I was at, I felt like I could receive appropriate help from him.
Warm, eccentric, exciting and easily relate-able. Top three professors I've ever had.
EXCELLENT! Best Professor in AMST! PLEASE -- GIVE THIS MAN A TENURED TRACK POSITION! He is the most down to earth and helpful Professor I've taken at UH Manoa. He cares deeply about his students and is more than willing to go the extra mile to help you out. Jeff is the sort of Professor that should, and deserves, to be granted tenure. Common, AMST, do the right thing!
Excellent part of the American Studies department and asset to the University of Hawaii.
I really enjoyed Professor Tripp's teaching! He seems mild-mannered, but he is very engaging, humorous, and intelligent. I appreciated how he conducted class discussions as he was not forceful yet still guided the class and encouraged the sharing of opinions. He is great at facilitating dialogue and providing an open and inviting environment
Really great!
Jeff is a very approachable and personable professor. He challenges students and is always encouraging.
Excellent
Very flexible and understanding. Supportive of our ideas and works with what we give him to best support us.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (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  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
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  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
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  
4.83 11 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 1 (9%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Independent research
Awesome way to structure senior research seminar.
The assigned readings -- very helpful!
Clear on the aspirations and goals on the subject matter. Expanded my level of knowledge on American Studies. Appreciated the material covered in the course.
Class discussions Assignments pertaining to research proposals and development were also really helpful and aided me in fleshing out my topic and argument
Self directed studies. I actually is love coming to class to talk about our projects. It was fun.
The assignments that were spaced out throughout the semester made it easy to make steady progress throughout the course, which is important when doing a more complex research project. Like I stated earlier, individual meetings were supremely helpful. I also appreciate that assignments were graded in a very timely fashion, and that they were available on laulima's grade book for students to keep track of their grades in class. As a student, I really appreciate that.
splitting up the assignments
This course is an inquiry based project set by the students to do their own learning.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
n/a
My particular research project was peculiar in the traditional sense for library records. Hamilton's library resources were scarce in helping further my project. But that was fine.
N/A.
Can't think of anything negative
Nothing
There's nothing that I didn't like, but perhaps there could be more individual professor meetings during scheduled class times.
The reading assignments at the beginning did not help and canceling class instead of just scheduling library time would have forced my classmates and me to actually work on the project.
Sharing in front of the class and having no examples of previous research proposals. Figuring out if we need IRB approvals.
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course - I think every major should have some sort of capstone project.
Great! Very helpful.
Excellent Professor, important topics worth discussing. Carefully selected readings am looking forward to next semester and becoming more confident in my research and writing abilities.
YAAASSSS
GREAT!
I felt that this course has put me on the right track to writing my final research paper. I've never done a research project on such a large scale before and I don't have too much experience in analyzing primary sources, so it has been a good experience and has been helpful in crafting a research topic.
Can't wait for next semester!
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  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%) 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  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
Great job, Jeff! Look forward to class next semester!
Lots to learn and still learning.
If this class is going to remain a Monday Wednesday Friday schedule, can at least one of those days just be a group meeting time or something and not all class meeting time.

Jeffrey Tripp: HIST281, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Humanities
Course: HIST 281 - Intro to American History I Crn (Section): 66270 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Good look at History from a multicultural and broad perspective....good broad brush of American historical high points.
This course made me be more interested in American History. As a Pacific islander, I am against what U.S. done to Hawaii. Now I can see and learn the past.
Although history isn't related to my major, the speech-related activities done throughout the course helped me to develop my presentations.
I learned so much more about American history now. It helps with an approachable professor.
This helped me understand why things in our country are the way they are, it's because of what happened in history and the events that took place. IT gave me a better understanding of events that we learned in the past more thoroughly.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.73 11 1.27 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
have enough time to go over the lectures - we get carried away a lot with discussion.
Less time on shows and more explanation on powerpoints.
Online resources and better online power points.
More essays.
IDK, I think that the course was presented very well.
Maybe more student driven discussions.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
8. 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 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
13. 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 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Hire this Professor please.
Check-up appointments for final presentation between professor and student at Noeau Center.
The only problem I had was the process of evaluation between the students and the presenters during our lecture presentations. It should not be an option to the presenter to learn the names of the people evaluating them. In my personal experience, I honestly evaluated someone (who struggled during their presentation) and they took out their frustration with me on my evaluation. My presentation was fairly clear, and yet they claimed that I was unclear. They also in appropriately mentioned my flaws repeatedly. The average scores on all of my other evaluations was a 19/20, with few 20's, one 18, and one 16, yet this person gave me a 11.5. I know who this person was because the comments made in class and the comments on the paper were the same. Please do not let people ask other people to write their names on evaluations because it causes this type of issue.
Dr. Tripp is an excellent instructor.
N/A
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Fun, enthusiastic teacher. Obviously loves discussion and getting to know his students personally as well. I would recommend him to any student. He makes us appreciate history in a different way - not just from US perspective, but seeing US history through a global perspective.
Outstanding teacher, fully engaged and knows his stuff.
He is an awesome Professor who is fair and is great teaching in American History. Please hire him or make him teach some classes. The History department needs more History.
He's very friendly, social, and intellectual. Rather than just give a lecture, he allows his students to speak and engage themselves with various activities.
Dr. Tripp is amazing. He is knowledgeable, thought provoking, and inspiring.
I took this course because I needed a lower division elective and I had entertained the idea of dropping this class earlier in the semester, but I am glad that I did not because Dr. Tripp is an excellent instructor and his class is very entertaining as well as informative. His is very accessible and answers his emails. It would be beneficial for UHWO to hire him full time, because in my opinion, he is a diamond in the ruff!
Professor Jeffrey Tripp is an amazing teacher. This is the second time I have taken him and this class was even better than the first. It was better because the class size was smaller (1st class: about 40 students and 2nd class: about 20 students). Since the class was smaller I was able to get closer with the professor. The lectures were not boring at all and we were given plenty of opportunities to speak our opinions of the subject. Through small discussions, debates, and presentations I was able to do some critical thinking with my peers and get some speech practice. I love Professor Jeffrey Tripps classes. PLEASE COME BACK TO UHWO!!!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Super fun and informative at the same time. Please hire Jeffrey Trip to be a HISTORY Teacher at UHWO! He's one of the best History teacher's I've ever had!
Excellent treatment of American history for the undergraduate student.
Awesome
Very interesting and fun. Helps one to practice speaking in front of an audience.
Great course. Would take it again if I could.
I learned a lot about American history, things that I did not know.
GREAT CLASS! I REALLY enjoyed it even though I'm not a huge fan of US history. It was great to learn more in depth the events that happened in the past.
The readings and presentations were fun. I loved that we got a lot of time to speak with each other during small discussions about the books.
21. Other comments:
PLEASE HIRE THIS PROFESSOR!!!!
I wish Tripp regularly taught at UH West Oahu!
Thank you, Dr. Tripp!
Hire Dr. Tripp full time!
He should be hired full time here! :) He's great!

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST150, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150 - America and the World Crn (Section): 89231 (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  
2.42 13 1.24 Freq(%) 4 (31%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 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 13 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 13 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent professor with vast amounts of knowledge about American history and how it relates to the world
He's a great professor that is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his field of studies. He is also very approachable and always open to discuss any question that students have. I would recommend him to other students.
Professor Tripp has definitely become one of my favorite professors to have so far at UH.
He is approachable, and personable. He has a thorough knowledge of the material he presents.
Great Professor, easy to talk to, clear about assignments and tests.
Prof Tripp is engaged and "comfortable" with his class. He relates well to the students and created a thoughtful environment to explore some less than savory aspects of American History (without any political bias). Hope to see him tenured (if he isn't already) and expand the class to two semesters to enable a more thorough examination of the issues. TA Jesi Bennett did a very good job leading the facilitating discussions on Fridays, reinforcing/supplementing the material. I also appreciated her unique perspective from her background in native / indigenous cultures in Oceania.
Overall, a well educated teacher with knowledge of U.S. history and our relations in the world today.
GREAT professor
One of the best professors at the school.
I liked your stories, they made the lectures more interesting.
Fair in all ways.
Professor Tripp was an amazing teacher. He was very informative and worked hard to keep the class engaged in the content. I also appreciate that he jokes around in class; it makes class more fun and enjoyable to attend. I would definitely recommend others to take this course from Professor Tripp!
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%) 3 (23%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
leaning about world events and how it relates to the course
Although it's hard to pick just one aspect of the course, I would say collaborating in groups to arrive at a conclusion based off a topic that required deep thought.
I liked the variety of material we covered, including the texts we read (Maus, American Holocaust, Interesting Narrative of the Life of Equiano).
Learning and studying events that had previously only been given a "sanitized" treatment from established conventional history books approved by some Texas Textbook Committee. Getting other prospectives from the "victims" or minorities involved was most illuminating. Having smaller section discussion groups were helpful in facilitating student interaction
Group projects on Friday lab with Jesi were a great chance to engage the material comfortably and learn somethings outside the text.
The group project was fun.
I liked how the labs were smaller groups and reinforced what we were learning in class.
Migration.
I liked that Professor Tripp tried to keep us engaged in the material. I especially liked the videos he showed us and some of the class discussions. They helped to keep the class focused on the topic of discussion.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
the amount of reading that had to be done with the semester
The lack of time to cover topics on a deeper level.
The room is ridiculously freezing. A very poor learning environment.
Lectures, at times, felt rushed and as if we might have skipped over points and issues that would appear later, such as in the midterm
Nothing stands out.
I didn't like how the ppts didn't include the main points so I didn't know what to take notes on.
Humanities portions.
The only thing I dislike is that there were a lot of readings to do, but I understand that that is just a part of college and something I have to get used to.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good
I took this course to fulfill one of my GEs and I wished I took it earlier. Professor Tripp did a wonderful job engaging the students to think about the significance of topics brought into his class.
This was an enjoyable class.
An excellent course for a broad overview of America's impact on the world. Again, if we only had more time! There was a nice mix of writing & creative presentation assignments.
Overall, good. A good teacher teaching the materials and for those who are especially interested in comparing U.S. history and our current world affairs, I think it would be of interest.
I would take it again with him.
I learned the importance of keeping up with current events
It was interesting.
Although I was not engrossed in the material at all times, I really did find this course interesting and enjoyed it greatly. I am leaving this course with a lot of new knowledge and the ability to look at events more critically. I would definitely recommend it to others.
18. Other comments:
n/a
Not to be too nerdy, but given the limited amount of class time to cover such broad topics, if Dr. Tripp added a final slide with links to additional resources for further study it would surely be a benefit to those students who want to explore more. What am I talking about, it would probably not be utilized by many and may not be worth the trouble. . .
Why does the course feel like a humanities course?

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST150, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 150 - America and the World Crn (Section): 89232 (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  
1.23 14 0.44 Freq(%) 10 (71%) 3 (21%) 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  
1.69 14 0.48 Freq(%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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 (7%) 13 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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 (7%) 13 (93%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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 (7%) 13 (93%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Tripp always made the effort let us know about his office hours and when the American Studies department had an event. He was always open during class to any questions we might have and tried to lead a little bit of class discussions during class. Professor Tripp kept history interesting by relating it back to us and how it may or may not effect us. That's what I liked best!
Very interested and knowledgeable in the topics of the course. Makes every topic pretty interesting and encourages question asking, etc. Great teacher.
Greta professor, made the course interesting. Was very engaging.
He is an amazing professor with a great knowledge and understanding of world problems and historical events. I really having him as a professor.
He is very enthusiastic and brings energy to each class. I am very glad i took this course
Prof. Tripp kept me very engaged in the class! I loved how he related it to current events and updated the class on global events!
Smart and enthusiastic.
I found his class very engaging and I liked how he kept it interesting. I feel like I learned a lot and built a different perspective for how our country is viewed by the rest of the world. He is a great teacher!
Professor Tripp is a great teacher. He's very knowledgeable and has great stories. I've learned a lot from this course and I'm happy I took AMST 150.
Very good teacher, the course was far more interesting that I thought it was going to be. I learned different takes on history that I never learned in high school.
Great!
He is a teacher knowledgable about American history, teaching from a perspective that is not normally shared in the classroom. It is good to know both sides of actual events to realize how the US has become an empire and super power of this time. I enjoy his charisma and easily relatable attitude towards students. He is a great teacher and the course is enlightening.
well-organized, hard-working professor.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (64%) 5 (36%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked learning about what was currently happening around the world and how it relates to us in indirect or direct ways.
I like the friday classes where it is more of a discussion based class. I enjoy talking about issues and learning more through communicating with my peers.
Course touched upon important things and everything we went over seemed to be relevant to us as students and young people.
I loved learning about past and present events that are affecting the world. History is an amazing topic and I learned more than I could have asked for.
i like how the lectures lead to a class section where the topics covered are discussed further in these smaller sections
I enjoyed learning about slavery.
The lectures and videos in class.
I really liked our friday discussions because it helped me a lot to go over what we had done in class. I liked the information that we learned.
I enjoyed learning about nazi Germany and the Holocaust the most.
I liked the lectures. They were interesting and I didn't feel forced to take notes I was able to focus on what Mr. Tripp was saying and follow along with the pictures on the slides.
I liked all the videos and the personal touch he added to each lecture.
I enjoyed talking about indigenous peoples of America and the history of colonization. Much of that is rarely touched upon in most academic settings, which is unfortunate. I enjoy how each topic is related to a world view and world relations. I enjoy that history can be tied in with current events which both reflect common trends and ideology.
The development of the course. It started from thee past until now, including the world issues.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I thought that everything was fair game.
I did not have a part of the course that I didn't like. Although, there is a lot of reading to do and it can get overwhelming by the end of the semester.
N/A
Some of the discussion sections were boring compared to lecture and it would have been nice to see more debates and talks.
there were fewer in class activities than i wish could have taken place
Although I enjoyed learning about the war we are involved in with Iraq I am a bit confused to what exactly is going on currently.
There was not anything that i particularly did not like. It was all pretty engaging and interesting.
I wasn't a fan of Equiano.
Remembering to sign in for attendance. For some reason I would forget a lot!
His tone of voice get monotone sometimes (not always!), and hes VERY quite, so it hard to hear him sometimes, and the fact that hes so quite makes me loose my attention because i hate having to work so hard to listen.
The only aspects I did not enjoy was that our class is only 50 minutes so at times we have to go quickly and briefly through lecture material, of which I would need to go over a few times more myself.
The discussion session (Friday class). Sometimes I think TA should encourage students to participate more in class. About the class attendance, sometimes TA used the assignments (four assignments) handed in in class instead of using class attendant check-list. Some students came to class but didn't not hand in their homework on that day. I think they are in different parts: class attendance and assignment.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Overall, I did not expect to love this course as much as I did. This course was definitely more than just another history class. We got to learn a vast amount of information about America and its relations around the world. This class gave me an awareness to many topics such as effects of nuclear power, and the impact of climate change. This course proved to be useful in the long run. Thanks Professor Tripp!
I really enjoyed the course and I hope that I have many more courses like this one in my future. It was the perfect integration of lecture, reading, and discussion.
5/5
Great course, learned a lot and had a good time doing it. One of my favorites this year.
very good course filled with a lot to learn on American history.
This class is manageable and is very interesting
That I enjoyed it and found it interesting and my teacher and assistant were both complimentary to each other. They both did really well at making sure everyone understood everything.
9/10
great AMST course that people should definitely take.
Good course. Glad i took it.
It is not just a history class. It is not just an American studies class. This class is insightful and allows students to think critically about what they think they know. It is good to question what we have been taught in the past to shape what we believe to be true now. I highly recommend this course.
I like it. I helps me understand the U.S. better.
18. Other comments:
none
Thank you! I learned a lot from you! I enjoyed how you try to connect with the students!
The assignments aren't bad at all. And if you understand the material you'll do fine on the midterm and final.
Tests are very fair! They are making sure you understand the material, not memorizing dates and names. I love how he tests (not saying its super easy, but super fair!)

Jeffrey Tripp: HIST152, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Humanities
Course: HIST 152 - World History Since 1500 Crn (Section): 66280 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This class definitely taught me how to better approach an argumentative paper, especially one that I was stuck in. It also cleared up events in history that I was unsure or unaware of before.
Very encouraging, more than just history.
This course was not taken to fulfill my course requirements for my major but i did make me enjoy history.
It furthered my knowledge of our past and present and the men and women that helped shape it.
It gave me an overview of history since 1500-present.
In the beginning, I thought I couldn't find any reference to my major, but learning the different types of philosophies from the past will help me become a better leader and help broaden my view of things.
It is a subject that I thuroughly enjoy and appreciate its value.
My personal major is business and Mr. Tripp helped my concentration/major learning about the history of America and as well the business sides to history and companies.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.43 15 1.34 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The presentations that were uploaded to view at home were lacking in content, and rather relied on the lecture given in class. It would be better if there were a better way for someone who missed class to catch up on the lectures.
The class could incorporate more in class discussions to further the comprehension of the material.
More videos that catch the interests of students.
Online announcenments.
The only thing I can think of would be more time for discussions, but I guess that would depends more on the type of people in the class.
He's an excellent teacher, I don't think he needs any improvements. I was able to be engaged in class through his interesting lectures and the way he organized his course, which made it easy for me to follow and be caught up with everything. Overall, this course was excellent.
No Comment, continue teaching with the same teaching style. The stuff we do in class helps me retain most of everything I have learned.
nothing
Mr. Tripp exercises a great sense of activities and resources; nothing to be added.
Just allowing individuals to work by themselves if they choose to. The midterm game was probably the coolest game. May another variation of that for the final as well. Book discussions were nice to, maybe discussions like book reviews will help retain important aspect for future test/quizzes.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Just having more resources available for those who missed class.
none it's already good.
Online announcements of assignments and quizzes.
Emphasis key dates in history, you don't focus on dates which is great. Just add a few though to keep timelines clear.
Professor Tripp included interesting life examples that tied back to the lecture which allowed me to be very engaged. His style and method was just right for me. I was able to follow what he's teaching and I was able to understand through the methods he used.
No suggestions.
nothing, he is a great teacher
I wouldn't improve anything for this instructor. Mr. Tripp over all has a great sense and style to teaching.
I think their good
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Overall good teacher who is enthusiastic about their subject.
Over effective teaching style, very well paced, lectures were informative and easily comprehensible.
he's a good teacher, the examples and readings were easy to do. Nothing unreasonable was expected.
He is a great teacher and that his style of teaching was refreshing.
Outstanding professor!! He keeps things interesting and relevant. Works with his students, and connects with them. If possible I would take another class with Jeffery Tripp.
A polite, easy going man that looks out for his students and helps them exceed,
Great instructor
Amazing professor with an advanced teaching style that makes history interesting.
Friendly, nice, positive, supportive, intelligent, understanding, and and excellent teacher.
I enjoy his type of teaching style. He makes history fun and easy to follow.
Great. He is a really good teacher.
Mr. Tripp over all has a great sense and style to teaching.
Great teacher, allowed us an insight of his passion (Korea) and the stories he told were a nice way for us to connect to him.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A very good class that matches what one anticipates to learn when they take this class. Although it's not possible to teach everything, the things that were taught were important in history, and important to today, especially the closer the issues got with the present date.
It was a very informative and engaging course, it allowed us to understand aspects of history through a very interactive environment.
none.
Great class and keeps your mind thinking of the past and future events.
I enjoyed every moment of this class, I learned a lot, and was given much to think about. The course work is reasonable, relevant, and interesting.
Excellent course!
Great
I absolutely would recommend this course. Doesn't matter what major, you are guaranteed to get something out of this class
Positive.
Extremely fruitful of history.
A great class.
21. Other comments:
none
Good Job Jeff!
Terrific class.
The first book we read in class was really good in opening the course up and getting an over view as what we were going to be studying. I would continue to use it.

Jeffrey Tripp: HIST152, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Humanities
Course: HIST 152 - World History Since 1500 Crn (Section): 65372 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 35 1.01 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (26%) 23 (66%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This class has taught me to work with many different people.
This course enhance my personal concentration because I was able to learn how certain people changed the world and made It was it is today.
I have improved my research paper skills
My major is Public Administration concentrating in Health Care Admin. This course helped me to communicate with my peers, sharing ideas, and researching.
It taught me about popular rebels, which I think is a good thing to know about. It's just general knowledge that is good to know.
This course helped me learn about world history and the many historical events. This course helped me learn about the significant beings and what they did to make an impact in history.
It was taken to fulfill one of my general education requirements.
No, it was not.
The knowledge and insight of the history studied in this class allowed me to understand new information of our worlds history and enabled me to process this and understand the importance of implementing them into my own lifes thoughts and decisions.
Knowing our history is important because it enabled me to understand how we got to where we are today. Learning history also helps us learn from our previous mistakes.
yes, its part of my liberals
I took this class not because I need it for my major but I took it for my Gen. Ed. But I learned a lot in this class especially about what's been happening around since the 1500's.
I suppose he kept a boring subject interesting. That's probably one of the most valuable things a teacher can be expected to do. If anything, it keeps the possibility of history as a pursuit open instead of automatically closing it due to the lack of interest.
n/a
Even though I'm not a History major, this class really help me understand why our government does this or why other countries leaders do this and so on. Also, helped me understand economic and political issues in history and today!
I am just doing my liberals right now, so this class was required to take. I thought this class was really interesting and history was always my least favorite subject. I looked forward to coming to class because it was so boring and it wasn't always a lecture. The activities were fun and it was nice to get to interact with other students. The books we read were really good and I understood why you chose them for our class, it related.
Helped me learn more about History.
I learned a lot about whats going on in the world now.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 35 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 30 (86%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.31 35 0.83 Freq(%) 4 (11%) 20 (57%) 7 (20%) 4 (11%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I suggest more group work after every lecture.
There are not that many things you should improve on. I'm completely satisfied on the balancing of activities that you do. Please maintain your routine as it has helped a lot in understanding the information you give to us. One thing you can change is maybe to explain the readings to us AFTER the quiz with each on-going chapter.
We should have outdoor activities.
No need to improve! :D
n/a
The note taking was a little difficult. Some of the main points would not be in the slide, and I feel like if it is important then it should be written down.
I like the activities that occur in class. Keep doing them!
Maybe more time for midterm and final reviews. Other than that, the activities following lectures are an excellent way to practice what we just covered.
It would be better if we went over the worksheets we did in class.
I think there could be more media examples such as video clips, handouts, or more in class activities.
Great use of media, and book resources and group work exercises to help the class learn more effeciently.
Create a timeline of the major events that happened.
Pick more interesting books to read over the semester that relates to the course.
jeopardy for extra credit. more quizzes on the books
We do a lot of activities in this class that requires participation. I enjoyed all of the activities because they all very engaging and fun. Also, I learn new things in a different way besides having to listen from lectures.
Its good
Actually overall it was fairly solid so I don't feel like there are any resources I needed that weren't available.
alot of group work and hands on class though
None! All the activities were great!
I thought everything was good.
Everything was fine. There were some classes that involved lectures and some that involved group activity. There was a good balance.
I think that if they had a textbook with some of the information it would be easier to follow and study.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.32 35 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 19 (54%) 13 (37%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 35 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 11 (31%) 22 (63%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 35 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 14 (40%) 18 (51%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 28 (80%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 35 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (31%) 23 (66%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (23%) 26 (74%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 35 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (31%) 24 (69%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (23%) 27 (77%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 35 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 11 (31%) 21 (60%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 35 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 11 (31%) 20 (57%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
a little less book reading more history homework
Videos should be shown in lectures for a better understanding of the lesson.
Maintain your teaching style as it was very helpful. I enjoyed having activities after lectures as it made things easily understandable. Readings should be a bit more reasonable when it comes to how many pages we must read. If we were to read only small chapters of a book - it would have been better to buy one book and print out those specified chapters so the students don't have to spend a lot of money.
Nothing much, keep up the good job. However, more activities would be fine.
none
Dr. Tripp's teaching style and methods does not need any improving.
Put important key terms in the slides.
The course is already good as it is. Teaching style is on point, it is just up to the students to put in their effort or not.
I like the readings but I wish the reading related more to the time period we were talking about in class.
Maybe emphasize and discuss key terms more thoroughly, as they are important for the midterm and final exam.
If you organized your power points so it was easier to understand.
Keep on doing what you do, its working.
We could've discussed the books more. For example, we should talk about how the book is developing so far. Discussing the book for only one day and taking a quiz about each book only once makes me feel like buying the books was only a rip-off because we can just read online summaries to find out the important notes on the book.
Nothing. Everything was good.
give us a mock exam by using those styles in your quizzes so people are familiar with what you are expecting.
I don't have anything against him because he's been a great teacher to us. He tries to answer all of our questions to the best of his abilities. He's very nice too! He give's us rewards like chocolates and coffee when we do our work.
No comment, hes already a good teacher
not really much to improve. The most important thing is that he was enthusiastic which is vital in keeping the class interesting.
tell more of your stories
None.
Make the prezi's more in-depth
Using a textbook for class would help studying for tests.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He loves his job.
He was able to keep the course interesting while teaching us a lot about history.
Very helpful and understandable teacher. Unlike many professors, Tripp makes sure that the students are caught up into the lecture in order to move on.
Great teacher! When a teacher is easily approachable, it makes the subject and the learning much more easier and exciting. One of the few instructors who truly care about their students and their subject. I never dreaded a day of going to your class!
He is a cool funny professor. He interacts with the students and when help is wanted. He is comfortable to approach to.
He is an AMAZING history teacher.
Dr. Tripp is a nice person and easy to get along with. As far as i know everyone feels comfortable around him. He is a very good teacher!!!!
He is a good teacher who knows how to make history a little less boring. He taught history through other types of mediums. Such as through the history of drinks, and with other stories.
Awesome professor! Very insightful and covers the material well with the prezi presentations. Course requirements are not too much, nor are they too little.
He is a good professor and he does a good job looking at 2 sides of the situation.
He is an excellent professor, who made a boring subject like history interesting. Although there was heavy reading, I can see why the text was assigned as it was very relevant to what we were covering at the time. I would take a class instructed by him again, if given the opportunity.
AW
He is a good professor. He used examples that related to the class and made the subject interesting so the class would and could retain the information.
Awesome job Dr. Tripp.
Overall, I recommend Dr. Tripp. He is a perfect professor for a freshmen class. He gave many challenging assignments but despite all of those, he was very approachable and easy to understand. The challenges imposed on this course is no doubt a college level, but everybody in the class was so confident and supportive of each other. This is all due to Dr. Tripp's leadership skill and people skill.
he is a great teacher because he is very friendly and humorous. He is very organized and he teaches the material we are suppose to learn in a fun way. His lectures are surprisely not boring. The activities gets you thinking while having fun. He brings the class closer together because the activities consist of interacting with other classmates. He also gives extra credit which really helps.
he's an excellent professor that knows how to teach. he's not boring but interesting to listen to. and always has an answer for every question
He is a very good teacher. He's lectures are short and straight to the point. He gives a lot of engaging activities. Also, he is very generous in giving extra credit opportunities and accepting works that are emailed to him. He is not only our teacher but our friend too! AWESOME TEACHER! :)
Great teacher
Pretty good. I would take his class again if he taught another class I needed to graduate.
I loved the class. Teacher knows his fact.
GREAT TEACHER. easy to talk to
He is one of the best History teachers I've had! He really cares about his students and always answers our questions. His teaching methods are great and very helpful. And he is lenient.
funny teacher. Approachable Knowledgeable knows how to keep students interested keeps class interesting
Good teacher. It wasn't a boring class and I enjoyed it.
Dr.Tripp is a good teacher he makes things easier to understand.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 35 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 13 (37%) 19 (54%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 35 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 15 (43%) 16 (46%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Too much to cover in the time allotted for the course. Only basic info covered in each category.
Very well planned out calendar. This course also provides informative lectures.
I've taken AP History before and I have not understand most of the things that we discussed in class. This course has truthfully made me understand history in a simple and complex way. I have used information from history and applied it to many of my other classes. When you discuss a topic about history out of class - you are certainly learning.
Keep up the good job, this history course is my favorite class to attend and participate too. Most importantly I was able to learn a lot in this course.
10/10. good teacher=good class:)
I gained knowledge from Dr. Tripp's lectures. I really like learning about the corporation, things i didn't know before.
It's a good class. If I have to take another history class, it would be with Dr. Tripp.
This course was enjoyable. The activities made learning about history fun.
I like this course it challenged me to do better in the area of History.
Typically bland material, but it became interesting because my classmates and professor was very friendly and interactive.
AWESOME :)
It was very interesting, it was not your typicall history class with memorization of dates and names
The course was really helpful. I learned many things that was not discussed during high school. The course was very challenging but everything was doable.
awesome because I learned a lot and my knowledge of history has expanded. I learned new things from lectures to books to activities.
not for me, but at least it allowed me to know that i dont enjoy history so much
This course was very helpful to me. It helped me understand how things changed over time. How things like wars happens and how a certain event leads to another one. And about the books, I loved reading them. It was a good way to learn new things about history. It worked great for me because I love to read and when I read for this class I don't feel like "I'm reading this book because I have to learn" but it's more of like "I'm reading this book because it's interesting!" I enjoyed every bit of it! :)
Very informational, and very important to know for the future of us people and this world
An A I suppose. I wouldn't normally enjoy history, so it was a relief that this class was as interesting as it was.
definatley take it learned a lot about history
This was my favorite class out of all my other classes! His lectures are not boring like other history teachers. We always have something to talk about and tend to go off topic. We don't really use books. We always work in groups and do fun stuff!
I learned a lot of things that I didn't know before. Although this class was assigned to him late, I thought he was prepared and knew what he had to teach.
Good learning experience if you show up to class.
This course was very informative and helped me understand history more. Some of the books we read were okay overall the readings were not so interesting, but it worked well with the topics we were talking about at that time in class.
21. Other comments:
I believe that the numbers of books that are needed to be read should be reduced.
History is a very tough subject to make it sound interesting.. out of my past 6 years I have never enjoyed history this much.
THANK YOU DR. TRIPP!! I AM SO SAD I WONT BE HAVING YOU AS A HISTORY TEACHER NEXT SEMESTER :(
I had fun this semester.
Dr. Tripp made my freshman experience really enjoyable. He was strict, but fun at the same time. His sense of humor and formality were balanced. His gracefulness did not, at all, made us forget that he is our professor and he should be respected. In fact, this enabled us to work efficiently and the best of our class time. Everyone was engaged and willing to share their opinions and questions.
I enjoyed this course. Every class time was never boring.
All in all, this class was very helpful and fun. Like I said, I learned a lot and I've established great relationship with my classmates. I think one of the things that helped me achieve this is through our class activities. Thank you for everything Dr Tripp. If I have the chance to take this class again, I would definitely do.
He brought coffee in once, which was pretty cool, and relevant since we were discussing drinks and history in class.
n/a
Class is never boring! Always energetic and fun! Although we need like 5 reading books to read and have quizzes on them...its not that bad! He takes the best 10 quiz scores and drops the other 2 worst scores.. so you can like bomb a quiz if you didn't read a book! (:

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST461, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 461 - America's World Role Crn (Section): 89515 (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  
3.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%) 1 (8%) 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 12 0.49 Freq(%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Reasonable, effective and considerate.
He's awesome and teaches really well in his lectures.
beyond awesome!
One of the most amazing professors I have ever had. Encourages his students to learn and participate! He chose text that really connect to students and makes it easy to WANT to read them.
Excellent Professor who makes the class engage in discussions on the class topics and who has a deep understanding of the material and the arguments.
He is a very congenial person and it helps a lot when trying to encourage class discussions. He in very well informed about current world issues as well.
Very good! It is obvious that he knows what he's talking about, and he's very easy to talk to, so whenever I had problems, it was easy to talk to him about it.
very good professor, had a lot of good information about u.s. and world events
Jeff is an amazing professor because he's flexible in helping us learn his material/topics through subjects we care about. This means we're actually learning how to think critically about everyday/nonacademic things and communicate our ideas to other people. We're not just typing out papers on the books we've read. We never had to stick to a strict discussion schedule for each class period, and he let us talk about whatever we wanted, as long as our conversations were relevant to the course. I also think Jeff made us all comfortable and got to know us, which made asking for help really easy. We were never embarrassed to ask silly questions or admit when we didn't understand something.
Super intelligent and nice guy. He encourages discussion and questions which is awesome. His experiences in North Korea sound very interesting. I'm happy that he was able to answer my questions regarding government and politics, and he seems very knowledgeable about the world's issues which provide for aptly well-rounded discussions.
He is a great professor who is really easy to not only talk to, but also to relate to.
He is a great guy and really knows his stuff. Great professor.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
It was a discussion/intellectual round table type of course.
Participation.
I loved the films because they were really deep and heavy and went very well with the whole point of this class. Also, I enjoyed the discussions - listening to everyone's POVs and their knowledge of other parts of the world.
Great book selection and easy to discuss.
I enjoyed the class discussions because of the way it was much more interactive than a lecture. Jeff was always available for insight.
Class discussions about topics brought up in assigned readings.
The readings were amazing. There were things I had never known about, or thought about in the books. I am also happy that we didnt have many tests or quizzes. I preferred the discussions more than having to remember things.
the discussions we had and the movies cause it helped to see the issues and understand them
I loved the selection of books! The Shock Doctrine, Dismantling the Empire, and Empire of Illusion are really great choices to convey the ideas Jeff wanted us to think about. I didn't really like the Michael Jordan book, but I still thought it was a unique and useful way to learn about globalization. Best assigned readings I've had for any class, for sure. I also enjoyed the weekly discussion questions, as they helped us engage with the readings and incorporate our own interests into the material.
I like the seminar style class. I also liked the final project which was a research project - it was very fun and I learned a ton. Interesting class to raise awareness of America's presence in the world. Exactly what I was hoping the course would be.
I enjoyed the readings and the discussion questions/comments that we were required to post.
Everything we learned about America and its world role.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Each class period was longer than normal.
Nothing.
A few of the books were very dense, but I understand why he chose those books. I also did not like that we only met once a week! This topic on America is very heavy and so much to learn more and talk about more.
3 hours long
I suppose I didn't enjoy the first book very much.
The group project. But that's only because I'm great at procrastination and i never start anything in a timely matter.
I wasn't fond of the classroom.
amount of reading
This Wikispaces thing is painful. I'd much rather write a sixteen-pager.
Disliked the pop quizzes. Also, some of the readings felt one-sided about American empire ideas.
Writing the 10-page paper, I do better when it's broken up, but that's just me :)
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Stimulating and entertaining
Very good class.
spectacular
recommend it to anyone who wants to learn in a fun and exciting way
Awesome course. I'd recommend it to any student.
A great class! This class is for people who want to become thinkers and learn about not just America, but the world.
Amazing. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone.
very good course. gave me new insight and information about the u.s. and its role in the world
I honestly think this is the best course I've taken at UH so far, and it has really helped me to understand topics in other American Studies courses.
Excellent!!! Very interesting. Everyone should know the role of their country in the world.
Excellent. One of the best non-science class that I've ever taken.
This is an awesome class.
18. Other comments:
Definitely want to take another class from him
Professor Tripp is an extremely talented professor and shows that he cares about the material.
good class
We would really like Jeff to teach American Empire next spring.
Highly recommend this course and Tripp. ^___^

Jeffrey Tripp: AMST461, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 461 - America's World Role Crn (Section): 1235 (211)    
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  
3.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 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  
1.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a great teacher, and is very knowledgeable. Very helpful, and makes you a better student!
jeff has great taste in books, and is an excellent teacher
Challenging discussion and rewarding.
Pretty fair and reasonable online professor. The books and course load was manageable and not overwhelming. Also the required discussion was very informal and didn't put too much pressure to write a "correct" answer rather think critically and then share your opinion.
Easy to work with through open discussion. Responsible. Offered valid comments on writing assignments.
I really enjoyed his course!
15. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
16. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The discussions, and the books that were chosen for this course.
his choice of books
Choice of reading material.
The discussion was very open and not too structured. I also liked that the class was split into groups to minimize the overwhelming discussion posts. I also liked the fact that there were no textbooks, just paperbacks that were easily available online or the bookstores.
Open discussion forum.
all
17. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Cannot think of any right now.
Remembering to do discussion I kept forgetting with the accelerated reading pace.
The topics for the paper were sometimes difficult to defend or support.
Tight time frame to complete a writing assignment
18. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was great!
awesome though the accelerated reading pace was a bit scary
Fine class,recommend to a friend
it was good and the books chosen for the course really do make one thing critically.
I learnt a lot through different readings and topics for discussion.
loved it
19. Other comments:
If he were to teach a different class I would definitely take his class again! He is an awesome teacher!
any other books you can recommend put in the laulima pg you are an awesome book picker
Time frame is a bit too tight.