eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Gina Bailey

Available Survey Results

Gina Bailey: PSY100, Summer I 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 90445 (601)     92246 (621)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 33 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 32 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 3 (9%) 3 (75%)
4. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 12 (36%) 19 (58%)
5. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 33 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (15%) 12 (36%) 16 (48%)
6. I gained an understanding of some of my personal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 33 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (21%) 9 (27%) 16 (48%)
7. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (58%)
8. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
10. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
11. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The symptomatic aspects of different habits, tendencies, and disorders.
I liked the method of teaching where she would point out the most important topics in the chapter.
Dr. Bailey presented the material in an interesting and applicable way to our own selves and the world around us. It was easy to learn because the way she taught allowed us to see the relevance of the information in our daily lives. She did more than just lecture, and instead offered many opportunities for us to discuss the material in groups and create our own projects from said groups.
the ones that discussed how to identify certian mental illnesses and their treatments
activities relating to the material covered at the time
thinking about examples with our small groups, or giving us the time in class to reflect after discussing a topic.
The diversity of the material presented allowed for us, the students, to digest the information and form our own opinions with the guidence of a subject matter expert.
I enjoyed the examples, bringing in the books and group activities. It gave us a more understanding of the material rather than just the lecture.
The most valuable topics I learned were developmental psychology (Erikson's 8 stages of life), behaviorism (classical and operant conditioning), motivated behaviors (intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation), and personality (ego defense mechanisms and the the big 5 model of personality).
no opinion
The instructor, she was most understanding of the students, and taught the material well.
-understanding developmental psychology, the stages and the different aspects -learning about different personalities and what causes them -what causes dreaming and what the dreams represent
The lessons I think were the most valuable, especially the examples she gave with them. Also I thought the video really gave us an outlook on psychiatric world
I guess the most valuable aspect of the class would be the idea sharing and talk that we had. I feel as though we really got to know each other well this way and we really had a chance to listen and consider.
I feel that the material presented to the students was helpful and made me get a better understanding of psychology and mostly myself
I really liked the group activities, because it gave me a chance to make up my own examples. Great learning tool.
I appreciated learning about cross-cultural evaluations and using my personal experience make judgments.
Group discussions were really helpful. I found my classmates' insights to be very interesting
The most valuable aspects where the visuals teaching we had from the movies we watch.
The material itself provided a wide prospective of the basics of psychology which is useful for not only future education but everyday life.
her ways of teaching
Thinking about things outside of the box; things that were out of the norm.
The hands-on approach that Gina had. She gave us a chance to relate it to our own lives and it made us think. It made psychology applicable to real life.
I would probably say the discussion aspect and the lecture process.
I thought the group activites were very effective in applying the learned course concepts. It helped me remember the details of the concept; on exams, I could relate the concept to the group activity we did and that would help me recall and retrieve the information from my memory. I learn best through associations. Also, the video was very helpful in the same manner as the group activities.
The notes and discussions.
i think professor bailey did a great job of challenging us to think critically, not just accept theories,and to look at the interplay between the established fields
I liked the general laid-back and friendly environment. It was comfortable enough for us to say our minds, though some did not need the encouragement... BUT it still helped me focus better... More or less because it was kind of interesting that way especially when you got us involved too with surveying the class, we either reinforced or disproved the theory and that makes it more memorable. Oh, and I also especially liked the little hints scattered throughout the course about the tests. :)
I really like how we did group discussions almost every class.
- Personally, I valued the lectures because they were a simple, yet effective summary that reiterated important aspects from the textbook. - The follow-up activities allowed students to express their thoughts and engage in discussions that always included some fascinating aspect or story.
It was most important for me to see a movie that had psychological aspects to what we were currently learning. For me, it helped me to understand what it feels like to be in the shoes of a person with mental problems. Another aspect was the essay which asked students to think of the psychological problems cross-culturally. I was able to think critically of what was going on in today's world.
13. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The sexual stages. I've heard it way too many times now.
I didn't like how the course is at such a fast pace, but this can't really be helped because it's a summer school course in 6 weeks.
the parts concerning mating, they are valuable just not as important
N/A
none
The course was very breif and condenced. I the full course was not covered to the extent that the professor would like. I feel I have to take another more advanced course to get the knowlege I am seeking.
I did not like the writing on the blackboard, it was tiny and very hard to read, even sitting in the front. I would focus on the writing on the board rather than your lecture.
The least valuable topic I learned was intelligence there wasn't much to discuss about it except for the fact that nothing can determine how intelligent a person is. Another topic was learning about the nervous system. It didn't seem like an important part of psychology.
no opinion
Hard to say much, probably having to do with the 6 week schedule of summer school. But thats neither here nor there.
probably the Intelligence chapter
I think some group work turned out to be counter productive.
The discussion talk is great, but the group work is not as much so. I feel as though most of us were wasting time talking about life. None of us were really focused on the task at hand. Most of the sharing in class was improv stuff. The questions themselves were not really interesting in any way.
I generally do not care for lecture classes, but i was entertained throughout my time here in class
I think that the group exercise on the paper was not very helpful.
n/a
nothing everything was valuable
The small group gatherings of 3 was relatively unproductive for the amount of time it took. The activities dealing with the bigger groups of approximately 6 were more productive.
nothing
Learning things that were pretty common sense.
I can not think of any.
N/A
nothing comes to mind
I kind of want to know what my grade is, but then I guess I become sort of obsessed with it... So I guess not showing it until the end is beneficial.
I honestly don't care much for lectures, but I found that they help alot.
- N/A: Everything had a purpose in fulfilling the course goals.
To be honest, I truly do not think there was an aspect of the course that was invaluable. Everything to me felt important.
14. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The professor herself.
The stories that she would tell us in class.
A different kind of learning instead of just rote memorization--involving teaching style that made me truly interested in the material
the laid back environment and interesting teacher
how fun the class was. not only was the class informative, gina made the class fun by implementing activities for us to do that related to what was being covered at the time.
Anything that gets associated with psychological terms, human development from class and the movie. The psychological disorders were really interesting.
The paper I've done on a subject that is interesting and personal to me.
the professor and her awesome attitude!
i honestly probably won't remember this course
Not sure. I guess I like to think I'll remember most of my courses.
Dr. Bailey and her Neo-Freudian ideas and concepts and her enthusiasm for the subject
Her personality
I'll probably remember this course most by the people in it and the video that we watched.
The material
the topics that we covered, like dream analysis and the different disorders.
The general knowledge I gained and how found of the subject matter I was.
learning what certain disorders really are
the examples and the great lecturing of Dr. Gina
The laid back atmosphere.
how passionate my teacher was
getting challenged to think outside of the box. I plan to pursue a career as a Clinical Psychologist so every bit of information from this class I shall remember.
It was the first time I was in a class with such a range of ages in classmates. As a result it made the class more interesting with many different perspectives that made discussions interesting.
having such a wonderful professor who is willing to share her intensive thoughts in any matter
the enthusiastic and passionate professor. Not all professors are as enthusiastic about psychology as Gina is. She made learning about psychology not only fun, but very interesting. She helped us remember concepts with her own experiences and stories.
The stories and experiences that were shared throughout the course.
i think it was a great atmosphere for learning and working with other students, thinking on our own
Your enthusiasm and fascination with Psychology! And being my first college class, gave me hope that maybe college won't be all the bad after all. :)
Keeping in touch with psychological stuff
- The experience of being the first college level class taken as a high school student! - The fun, personal stories and discussions. - The psychology tests like "what did you wear on...(recency and primacy effect)" and "how to influence Gina's behaviors."
remembering what goes on in someone's mind when they do the things they do. To me, in this society, we do judge incorrectly. I will also remember that "even shrinks need shrinks" because we do have to have a check with our mentality.
15. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I know never to take a class at 9 AM ever again.
I benefit by learning more about myself and why I do certain things.
A template to examine basic psychological problems in myself and others--not to diagnose, but certain theories that were learned helped to map out particular issues. Stages of development in Freud and others especially.
i was able to relate things that concerned my life personally such as how to deal with stress and motivation
I can now all other psychology class, as i am going to major in it.
there different theories on human development. i think i agree more with how our past affects our present and future. everything we do is related.
Vocabulary and proper temenology for ideas that I have had prior to the course.
Applying the material to my own life. When Gina would ask us about our lives in relation to the material we are learning was really effective.
it was interesting learning about all of the different personality disorders. and reasons why an individual may develop a disorder.
A better understanding of personality disorders. I will probably be a little more lenient towards those who express that they have personality disorders.
-the developmental stages for early childhood -Social Psychology
I think I had a good general overview of this subject. I benefited by the extra knowledge gained in the course. I learned new terms that describe myself.
a better understanding of my mind and personality
I think that the knowledge of the different mental disorders will definitely help me in life.
I think that understanding how I think is beneficial to me.
learning about happiness
the whole knowledge of theories i learned in class
All of the material I felt is relevant to what I learned from past classes and plan to take in the future.
the different aspects of psychology
The knowledge that I gained from this course has benefitted me personally. There were things that I didn't know about Psychology that I had learned from this course.
Helps me understand people more and more compassion for ppl who are different from me.
i learned a little about myself
I learned the different types of intelligence and some personality disorders.
From this course, I gained a greater understanding of my own behavior.
A better understanding of behavior.
a better idea of further psychology courses i would like to take
Learning some new "smarty-pants" terms. Now I will have some idea as to what my psych major of a friend talks about now. No, just kidding, but a general knowledge of psychology because I am leaning towards majoring in some form of it, possibly a mixture of it with biology... So now I have some sort of idea which direction I should head in. Hmm... geriatrics?
I gained more knowledge about the subject
The most helpful to my personal life included: - knowing how memories work and what I can do to remember/study certain things better (associations and emotions). - finding what types of parenting styles are "best" and how that can affect your child. - how to influence other people's behaviors!
It will never be forgotten how Gina had mistakenly said something wrong to a friend with a depression that could have taken it the other way. This gives me a heads-up that even the things that we say could effect people in the biggest way.
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Again, the symptomatic aspects of different habits, tendencies, and disorders.
This course is helpful because I understand more about the field of psychology and what it is like.
The way the information was given in a way that allowed process; we were never jamming facts for a test or regurgitating information just to achieve a grade. It gave those of us who really wanted to absorb the information do so without fear of missing a multiple choice question down the line.
the most valuable thing about the course was segment on stress
the teacher was the most valuable. she led the class very well
thinking about examples with our small groups, or giving us the time in class to reflect after discussing a topic.
The guidence of the instructor kept me motivated and on the right p[ath with my ideas.
The teachers high energy motivation to teach the class. I also enjoyed that she tried to get to know the students personally.
It was helpful to separate into groups and have to make examples of a certain point we learned or answer a question given to us. Hearing every group's answer helped to understand the material better.
no opinion
Not sure
developmental psychology is really valuable and helpful along with personalities the chapter on memory helped me during this class conditioning was also fascinating also the chapter on motivation was helpful
The real reason I took this class was because I am not particularly good at any core subject area in high school. However, I do like philosophy and biology and a friend recommended I try Psychology which is supposedly a mixture of my interests. I wanted to see what material I would cover if I were to go into this field. Therefore the most valuable of this course would be the answer to my question: Do I want to go into this field? The most helpful (deciding factor) is the content of this course.
the material
The material.
group activities
everything
How the professor narrowed down what we really needed to know.
learning about the different types of psychology
Getting to open up and share ideas.
I liked the black board.
The discussions.
Discussion aspect
Although most people complained about the many notes written on the chalkboard, I liked all the written lecture notes. I like to take notes and I find it very helpful to study from.
The stories that related to the lesson.
a good text and a professor that got us involved
Isn't this just a repeat of question #12? Silly UH, refer above please. :)
How Gina allowed students to meet with her personally if we needed any help
- Test reviews, "hint-hint" for quizes, - The leeway on grading for APA... - The ease and availability to talk with our teacher
How she included articles from her psychology chronicles that give insightful examples of the problems going on today that we need to keep notice of.
17. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Again, The sexual stages. I've heard it way too many times now.
Everything goes by too fast.
nothing really. i found it all very useful
N/A
intellectually, the quizzes but I guess they helped grade wise.
The fragmented text, and the Tests.
The small writing on the blackboard.
no opinion
Not sure
again, the chapter on intelligence I didn't find to be very helpful for what I was looking to get out of the class
The least helpful/ valuable about this course would be the grades. I agree they are just terrible. We don't need grades. Honest to god, my foremost motivating factor for doing this eCAFE survey is the 3 extra points. Unlike the other class i am taking this summer, this class has i think only 100 points. Therefore, losing 1 point = losing 1 %. I support homework in this class. Homework is more helpful because it is a review of the concepts. The quizzes don't help at all (at least to me). To some it may be a motivating factor for the week, but others could see it as something that tests whether you know the material or not at the time.
not as much activities to get a better understanding
n/a
n/a
long lecture classes
nothing everything was useful to my mind
The book was probably not the best book out there.
nothing
Nothing was least valuable because everything about the course was valuable.
That there were high school students in the class that didn't really do much. Social loafing.
Not that I know.
N/A.
nothing comes to mind
Okay, now this is definitely a repeat of question #13. Again, please refer above. I'm going to miss your course, it was kind of cool. Maybe I'll pop in as a guest in the next session, let's see if (or perhaps how long before) you notice. I'll time you. :)
everything was great
- N/A
None
18. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 33 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (24%) 2 (50%)
19. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 33 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 28 (85%)
20. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 29 (91%)
21. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 0 (0%) 25 (76%)
22. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (15%) 27 (82%)
23. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 33 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 30 (91%)
24. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 33 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (21%) 3 (75%)
25. The instructor is skillful in observing student reactions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 33 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (18%) 4 (100%)
26. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (24%) 3 (75%)
27. The instructor presented the origins of ideas and concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 31 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 1 (25%) 20 (65%)
28. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 26 (79%)