eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Sherry Shepherd

Available Survey Results

ASAN120, Fall 2014
PSY100, Fall 2014
PSY100, Fall 2014
ASAN120, Fall 2013
ASAN120, Fall 2013
PSY100, Fall 2013
REL152, Fall 2013
ASAN120, Spring 2012
PSY100, Spring 2012
REL152, Spring 2012
ASAN120, Fall 2011
ASAN120, Spring 2011
REL150, Spring 2011
ASAN120, Fall 2010

Sherry Shepherd: ASAN120, Fall 2014

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 17071 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%) 1 (8%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Better guidelines for the course work would be good
everything
I enjoyed the group projects and videos
I enjoyed hearing about personal experiences related to the course information.
Group projects
I enjoyed this class very much. Professor Shepherd did such an excellent job in teaching the course. She was always available for questions that I had and help when it came to doing my projects. I learned a lot about the culture of Japan that I would have never known, if I hadn't taken the class. Hopefully, one day I will be able to travel and see the culture of Japan that I learned about in class.
I like the topic and the video that she showed us to us in this semester
I found it interesting.
The movies
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
none
More hands on activities
n/a
I don't have any suggestions at this time.
None.
15. Other comments:
Sherry was very passionate about this class and that is what made the class worth it.
Overall I think I learned a lot from this class about the Japanese culture
It was a joy to take this course and I highly recommend it.
I enjoyed this class and look forward to attending the other subjects Prof. Shepherd offers.
I will recommend this class to other students, who are considering learning about the Japanese culture.
N/A

Sherry Shepherd: PSY100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 17353 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
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%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
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%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
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%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
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%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%) 1 (9%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
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%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the book material that the professor had covered and the group activities that we did. Learning in that class was easy because of the type of teaching strategy she uses. Lecture, not all paper.
Learning about psychological disorders.
I enjoyed very much the the class activities (watching videos), it made the entire class interact and explore, and become vocal. This made my learning much easier. Ms. Shepherd's teaching style was very effective and helped tremendously my learning.
This is an excellent course for any student to attend if they are interested in Psychology. Professor Shepherd does an excellent job in teaching the course. There is a balance of lectures, projects, assignments. I learned a lot of new information about Psychology that I didn't know.
I learned the different types of disorders and how they are serious in their own way. I also learned that there are many types of ways to get treated but in order to get treated you must want it for yourself in order to heal or help with your disorder to improve so you won't affect others around you. There are many other things I learned from this course that will help me improve to learn more when I go up to the UH for my psychology major.
The content in this course was very interesting; I had the urge to want to learn more. I liked that a lot of what we did was group work. Whenever Professor Shepherd taught, it was very easy to follow along.
It help me find my inner self, open my mind to see how others deal with their disorders and other problems they have to deal with in live.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I want to know more about the course. Discuss more course material.
More hands on activities.
I think the course is fine the way it is.
Maybe find an alternate to group projects, or grade group projects individually due to group members not contributing or showing up for class
Nothing at this time.
nothing
15. Other comments:
Very chill class. Her voice is so calming. Very great teacher!
Ms. Shepherd's teaching style was very helpful for me and made the class more fun.
I enjoyed this class very much. Professor is an excellent instructor and I would recommend this class to any student who is interested in majoring in Psychology. Thanks Professor Shepherd!
this class was good and interesting because you get to learn about different things you never know in psychology and also meeting new people in the class. I like this teacher because she knows me from two other classes I took with her a while ago and she is understanding of your situation. I like her because she is not strict if your absent unless its important or an emergency you can just email her and she will understand and email you the assignment.
Professor Shepard is right on, she has a calm soothing way of teaching. she is good!

Sherry Shepherd: PSY100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 17982 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 2 (17%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.42 12 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Some of the group projects and movies were very interesting
I had an earlier class with Ms. Sheppard and enjoyed it very much. I like her teaching style and the numerous videos and reflection papers and projects that we submitted in class. I liked also learning from the other student's projects as well.
I liked the pace of the course.
I enjoyed the entire course this semester, her projects, assignments, mid-term, and final were all enjoyable and well thought out.
I like when we learned about body language
I enjoyed this class very much. It helped me with my other classes (literally, psychological issues) and provided me with ways to better cope with them.
She is a sweet individual who enjoys what she does.
I found that by doing some of the assignments, I've learned more about the subject than I had already known from previous psychology courses. I've also learned more about my personality and personal psychology through the course curriculum that Sherry had taught in class. I have a better understanding in the ways of cognition and how to it is to be recognized as a reputable form of therapy treatment.
Everything
This class was my favorite class and I am very happy I took Sherry's class because she was very polite and very professional. She was open minded to everyone's opinion. She taught us a lot about the human psyche and she even asked if there was anything specific we wanted to learn about the human mind. She was kind to everyone and I felt very comfortable taking her class. Great professor!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Give more solid, scientific information instead of just theories and ideas. Go into more detail about body language, therapies and psychology of the brain instead of talking to students about their opinions on psychology
Maybe assignment calendars, clearer expectations in group projects, and more in-class activities.
No, Sherry Shepherd is a wonderful instructor.
none
The course is fine as it is and wouldn't change anything about it. A schedule for class meetings may be implemented to help give an idea of what the day will be like. But even without one, the lectures are always interesting and you learn something new each class session.
No
15. Other comments:
Dr. Jones was very nice, even-tempered, and willing to explain and discuss in group/class discussions.
I enjoyed Dr. Shepherd's different style of teaching that graded us on a whole of what we've learned as individuals, not just as students in the class.
Excellent teacher
It is an entry course to psychology, but it is worth taking even if you don't need the credit in my opinion. There were no problems or issues with the class or the instructor. But there was a positive vibe within the class that made it pleasant to be around. I'm not sure if it differs between other classes or not, but it sure was nice to be a part of this class. If I knew anyone who is looking to take the course with any instructor, I would definitely recommend taking it with Sherry Shepherd.
None

Sherry Shepherd: ASAN120, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 15578 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.47 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.47 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.24 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 17 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 17 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 17 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.06 17 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 7 (41%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 17 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Only some things are interesting about this course
I liked attaining a more keen sense of how the culture of Japan is played out historically and in present day.
I really enjoyed this class!! I could learn Japanese culture from a different view point. Also, I realized how beauty my country's culture is.
Learning about japan
I very much enjoyed this course because of the group discussions, projects and educational documentaries. It made learning the material much easier and fun.
I like all the activities, project and assignment.
I loves learning from Sherry Shepherd. Her teaching style is wonderful and allows you to really understand what is being taught.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More depth of Asian studies
That was great class for me. I really liked to watch the movies associate with Japanese culture!!
NA
Sherry Shepherd is doing an excellent job. No change needed.
Keep doing what you're doing
15. Other comments:
No
Mrs. Shepperd was very understanding, and very motivated to teach me about the Japanese culture. She's truly an inspiration to learn about other cultures.
Ms. Sherry helped me a lot in many ways. She understood how hard to take the class in English for the international students and encouraged me to speak English!!!
NA
Fun class. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about Japan's culture.

Sherry Shepherd: ASAN120, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 15579 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I really enjoyed the trip to the Zen Temple to gain first hand knowledge and experience into Japanese culture.
Watching certain films helped a lot with learning of the culture.
I liked how the teacher was really nice in class and engaged with us in a proper manner
Watching video is very interesting.
I learned many things about how the Japanese operate as a community and the history of their culture.
What I like about this course is that there were a lot of group works which really helped me understand about the book more clearly and by the help of my peers.
The home work was minimal and but when there was homework it was fun and made you think.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None
Group activities are kind of really hard to do in college because everyone has different schedules. Some people end up doing more work than others, which rather sucks.
More activities
I think the group works are helpful and so as writing reflections.
None
15. Other comments:
None
Although this is a night class it was still intresting enough to keep me awake

Sherry Shepherd: PSY100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 15503 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 16 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 1 (6%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
She has a relevant knowledge of psychology, religion, and other subjects. She is also magnanimous lady, so she could answer and create her class interseting.
I learn different forms of disorders and treatments and how people live and endure their problems.
She made me feel comfortable with expressing all my disorders with her.
I liked the projcts, assignments and activities we did in this class. helped me have abetter understanding bout he human psyche.
Everything.
Shepard is a good teacher and I enjoy our group projects and in class activities.
I liked the way Sherry instructed the class and her teachings. The course material was explained in detail which helped a lot.
I loved this class it was very informative and creative, I've learned many new ways of therapy and how people are affected by certain things that happen every time and how to handle someone with various emotions.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Nothing, Sherry is the BOMB!!!
no, Sherry did an excellent job at executing her role in teachin the class bout the subject.
All good
None
Excellent teaching this semester, it made me really interested in psychology this semester. Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for being an excellent teacher.
None need to be made to improve, great course, and great teacher.
15. Other comments:
I enjoyed her courses. Thank you Ms. Sherry Shepherd.
She's very knowledgable on the subject being a PhD on physcology. Learning about psychology, i opened my eyes to the truth of the world. I learned that sometimes, there are no cures for such illness.
Sherry is hands down, a real down to earth person. I like her personality, and she is a very kind lady. I am very thankful to have her as my teacher because old people acquired a lot of knowledge about her subject. she is a wonderful lady to be around.
Enjoyed the class. Learned a lot.
Sherry's teachings made the subject interesting and easy to understand.

Sherry Shepherd: REL152, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Religion
Course: REL 152 - Asian Religions Crn (Section): 15586 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 8 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Learning about different religions and their beliefs, most of all accepting the fact each religion is what it is.
Sherry is VERY passionate and educated about this subject. She relates religions in a way that I never saw a connection before. She doesn't have a condescending attitude about teaching.
We used book & videos to help understand
I like the presentations cause I learned a lot about different religions.
what i liked about this course is the projects that she gave us
I enjoyed the movies in class and learned different types of Asian Religion. What i like the most was watching the unmistakable child.That movie was interesting to know the boy's life.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No
Nope.
nothing.
15. Other comments:
Thank You, Ms. Sherry for helping me to understand by thinking outside the box accepting other religion and people beliefs. I appreciate your teaching.
Her passion for this subject is the reason I recommend this course. She is eager to teach as well as learn from others about this subject. She is very open minded and gives a lot to think about.
keep up the good work!
I enjoyed being in your class.

Sherry Shepherd: ASAN120, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 16271 (0)     16469 (0)     16470 (INT)     16471 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 21 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 3 (14%) 14 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 16 (76%) 1 (5%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
the hands on work we did and movies we watched
In this class, I have learned a lot about myself. I have a lot of Japanese blood in me and was raised by my Grandmother. I have learned why I have the values I do. Also, we learned about Japanese culture though a wide verity of ways like class discussions, films, a field trip, and even the pot luck.
I loved the films and class interaction, and I loved sherry who was very sympathetic to her students individual needs!
The routinely practice of our assignments was probably the thing I enjoyed most about this class.
The projects were fun and group discussions were interesting.
I liked the potluck and watching movies.
I liked the videos of Kiyoto and Tokyo. The comparison between them was very interesting and different. Also learning about how the women are nowadays and that they don't marry because they also work and want to travel was interesting to me. It just showed how strong women are becoming nowadays.
Had a lot of fun in this class. Mrs. Shepherd was knowledgeable about Japan and always gave us a good answer when we asked questions. Good teacher, good class.
I really enjoyed how there was no tests, or pop quizzes in this class. Also that assignments that were given were based on what the students though. That the students could be completely honest and it would not impact our grade. I also liked the pot luck, so we could get a taste of some Japanese food. However, I wish there was a bit more of a selection than just a lot of mochi with sushi, gyoza, and a couple other foods. What else I enjoyed was that all and any questions were allowed, and they would be answered as best as the instructor could answer them.
everything was great and i enjoyed learning about japan culture!!
The insence was really cool and our group discussions
It was great meeting new friends and the teacher explain everything that a teacher has done.
she would bring up japanese culture and traditions.
I liked that I got to have a different view of the Japanese culture. Also i enjoyed everyone being engaged in the class participation.
Many of the assignments we got were reflections on the subject matter. With this format was more enjoyable because I got to say how I felt about the content instead of just memorize stuff for the short term.
Its interactiveness.
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The course books and material we used was very helpful through out the course.
I'm not a big fan of internet classes, but it was pretty interesting to read the books given and free reign to express how we feel about it.
I enjoyed the weekly reading assignments and reflection papers. I thought the course content was very accessible and still engaging. I think the book Professor Shepherd chose, the Japanese Mind, was perfect for our course and challenged me to think about Japanese culture on a deeper level. I also appreciated how Professor Shepherd took the time to read and respond to our weekly reflection papers. Her comments were always insightful and often encouraged me to do outside research because I was so interested in the subject.
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14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
moree hands on work
Personally, i loved it and learned a lot! No changes needed
I suggest be a bit more strict with some of the students. It annoyed me to no end having to sit there and watch the five "culinary arts" boys barge in and rudely interrupt the entire class. Also, I suggest handing back assignments with feedback so that we may know how to improve anything that needs improvement.
Include a greater variety of activities.
Discuss problems in Japan
Maybe some more papers, presentations, quizes on chapters might show the student that the class is a class worth focusing on. Although Mrs. Shepherd gave us a lot of assignments, I didn't feel like I was doing a whole lot in class. I did learn a lot though.
Perhaps do not number people off into groups, like she did towards the end of the semester. Many people were unhappy, having to switch up group members, often making them feel uncomfortable talking to new people.
not really
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I wish i could learn more of the class as it shouldn't be shorter semester
N/A
Better support materials which are current and relevant. Answering questions at the end of a chapter was a big part of the class, yet the book seemed behind the times and written for someone who already had a basic understanding of the Japanese and Japanese culture. Sometimes confusing for a 100 level course. Instructor's solution, just don't answer questions that don't make sense to you. If each student gets to decide which questions to answer how do you effective grade the work.
More physical get togethers.
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None.
No suggestions at all.
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15. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
no
Love her!
I understand that you were trying to get the rest of the class involved. I tried my best, but it seemed like the only ones who wanted to be involved were about four or five people. The rest of the twenty or so students had no intention of speaking their minds, which must have been very frustrating for you.
The teacher is great and I really had a good time in class.
Satisfactory
Strong teaching methods, pretty effective in my opinion. Not very motivating for the student though.
I like her teaching methods.
I think that Professor Shepherd is an amazing professor, and she really made me enjoy the class, even if it was online.
Personally I thought they were excellent. She is an accomplished professor in her field having spent time and taught school in Japan, and I think HCC is lucky to have her.
good
Liked that feedback was always helpful and encouraging. I would have liked grading to be done in a more timely manner, but understand that there are many students. I also don't think there should be multiple chances for students to turn in late assignments. This is not fair to those who do work on time.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
None.
Professor Shepherd cares about her students and Japanese culture and it shows. When she recognized that I was interested in studying my own culture, she took the time to recommend additional readings for me and also answered any questions or thoughts I had on the subject. I was afraid that this course would be dry, but it was quite the opposite. Professor Shepherd made learning about Japanese culture more than just an academic experience, it made me feel like I was learning about myself.
16. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.91 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
17. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.91 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%)
18. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.91 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
19. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
20. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 6 (30%) 2 (50%)
21. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.91 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (100%)
22. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (10%) 3 (75%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
she is easy to approach
I feel that the way Sherry conducts the class is why I enjoy the class. I think I feel more comfortable and more open minded in her class.
That she is sooo knowledgeable of Japan
The extensive knowledge that you have about this region was very helpful while learning from you.
She was always willing to talk to me and help me out.
Her knowledge of Japan and the first hand experiences she encountered while living in Japan.
She used to live in Japan and that helped a lot.
Mrs. Shepherd was always free for questions.
That she tried her best to answer our questions as clearly as she could. The answers were very clear and easy to understand.
showing us films, group work, presentations and a fieldtrip.
her first hand experiences
I found that the culture of japanese is very different and also she help me learn the aspect of what japan culture offers.
i learned more about japanese culture
She always was able to answer my questions, and explained the weeks assignment clearly.
Her experience in this field, and her enlightened patience when it comes to assignments.
her thoroughness
great feedback
We could express ourselves freely without any negative feedback.
Besides being extremely knowledgeable, she was always very approachable and down to earth whenever I had a question about a topic. I think this made learning much more enjoyable.
24. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
kind understanding and educated
Three words to describe Sherry would be: Wise, honest, and friendly.
Thoughtful, intelligent, patient
Calm and Knowledgeable.
Wise & caring
Kind and understanding.
Nice, Thoughtful, Kind
knowledgeable, kind
Quiet, kind, and sweet.
AWESOME! KNOWLEDGEABLE! COMPASSIONATE!
open helpful and chill
she has been one of the greatest and coolest teacher i have had in my time being.
Helpful, Informational.
Renmu,soul, moon
knowledge, thorough, nice
knowledgeable and encouraging
Gives positive feedback.
(extremely) knowledgeable, passionate, down-to-earth.
25. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.91 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
26. Other comments:
no
Why is there so many questions?
she is a nice intructor and intelligent. (:
thank you for sharing your knowledge with me!! i appreciate everything you have taught us and plan to use what i have been taught when visiting Japan or meeting Japanese people.
she is a wonderful instrutor.
N/A
arigatou
I enjoyed taking this class and it helped me understand more about the Japanese culture, and mentality. I defiantly would take another class from Sherry again.
None.

Sherry Shepherd: PSY100, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 16201 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
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%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
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%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 12 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
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%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Very intresting topics
Group work!
Overall very good
The in-class discussions kept me participating in class.
It was very fascinating and informative. I liked learning something beyond our conscious mind and understanding more about myself and also about my dreams. I also liked that we didn't do so much book work.
I thought it very interesting and helpful to have done our mid-term project on psychological issue, such as (mine) a personality disorder. It helped me to really research and find out more about the different kinds of personality disorders out there, and why people do have psychological issues.
I liked our group discussions we had in class and i enjoyed ms. shepherd's teaching
There were many class discussions and group projects and it was all very helpful in having to learn the subject.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More assignments maybe? Maybe being a little tougher on all the slackers?
No
More group work
I thought the class was overall fantastic.
No, information in the course was presented very effectively!
none
None
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
16. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Too much leniency leads to slacking.. I noticed that throughout the semester you could count on only half of the students showing up for class.
good
Really good and her teaching method helped the students learn faster!
great
I think her teaching methods are great because it's not all about the book and it was more personal. We get a chance to talk about ourselves and hear stories about our other classmates.
I think Sherry Shepherd is a terrific and very intelligent teacher! I think her teaching methods through lectures and group work our effective and i learned as much as i could in this semester.
It was confusing because there wasn't a schedule to follow. I didn't know what subject we were on in the class most of time.
I believe Ms. Shepherd is a one of a kind teacher. She makes her students feel comfortable in being a part of her class.
I really enjoy Sherry as a teacher and consultant I am most certainly looking forward to taking her again soon.
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
18. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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%)
19. I participated actively in class discussion.
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%)
20. I developed new friendships in this class.
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%)
21. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
22. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
23. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
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%)
24. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Learning more about myself and others!
disorders
both psychology and physiotherapy
Learning more about ourselves and our personalities.
Learning about psychological disabilities was a great help to me, because i am dealing with people who have problems in my life as well, and the course was very helpful for understanding in this sense.
Group discussions and Lectures
Everything was valuable in this class. I think that reviewing certain aspects of my own belief systems were the most important.
25. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
27. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
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%)
28. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
very kind
Relaxed, caring and responcable
helpful and encouraging
poise, charismatic
Fun, creative, intellegent
Intelligent. Great.
Kind. Humble. Understanding.
KIND, THOUGHTFUL,COMPASSIONATE AND FUNNY
Great Teacher
29. Other comments:
I would have liked a more in-depth look at the subject matter, and to have seen a little more use of the recommended text.
I really enjoyed this class, I felt relaxed and stress free while being in the class room during this class!
Thank you for being a great professor, Sherry! And for sharing your knowledge with all of us!
i WILL MISS THIS CLASS
I honestly cannot wait to take another class with Ms. Shepard and I wish I was able to take one next semester and am disappointed to not be able to that.

Sherry Shepherd: REL152, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Religion
Course: REL 152 - Asian Religions Crn (Section): 16206 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 12 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Nice class environment. Discussing religion can sometimes feel a little intimidating, but that was not the case in this class. Everyone's opinions were respected.
I enjoyed all of the class presentations. I also enjoyed all of the great videos and documentaries.
The subject matter was appropriate towards my degree so it was great. We looked at different aspects of Asian religion and their practices. It opened my eyes towards what was out there.
Discussions were interesting, and gave insight into the different ways other students percieve religion and spirituality.
I enjoyed our class discussions, watching meaningful documentaries, and Sherry's masterful teaching style.
This was a very interesting class I learned alot.
I really enjoyed the discussions about the asian/eastern side of things. I just wish at the begining of the course we could have made a rule " if its not asain/eastern then you cant talk about it."
This was a great class. Sherry is a wonderful teacher. She allowed everyone to feel safe, and to open up to the rest of the class. She made everyone feel respected and like they had been heard. She has a great presence that makes people want to listen to her. I liked that we were able to hear so many people talk, classes usually don't provide so many points of view.
I really liked the class and learned a lot. I never knew about buddism and so glad I took the class. It really opened my eyes to spirituality vs. religion. I liked the movies, group projects, and deep discussions.
The openness of free speech and the respectfulness of the teacher.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
no
Some of the material was a little to slow for my tastes. I would have liked to see more class discussions.
Lets do some activities that get us moving.
The course was perfect.
nope, it was a great class overall
I would do more field trips.
No.
no. keep it the way it is.
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
16. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I felt she did an excellent job of teaching this class.
Excellent teacher. Professor Shepard is a great teacher and it shows in her course work also. I took her class before so I knew this previously. A great asset to the school.
Good, but for those who have a short attention it maybe be difficult.
Excellent! Provided a comfortable environment to share ideas.
I really liked her teaching methods.
excellent
I thought that her method was good teaching because I learned a lot through the lectures, discussions, videos, and the readings that we had been assigned.
I liked her methods. I think that the class responded well to her. We did something different every week and that kept everyone's attention.
I like them.
I loved how i felt no pressure and was able to work at my own pace.
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 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
18. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
19. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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 participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
22. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
23. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
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%)
24. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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%)
25. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The lesson to choose words carefully and let others be free to feel however they feel about their religion and/or spirituality.
My introduction towards the Asian religions. I hope that this is a great foundation for my degree.
a reminder that people all feel differently about what they belive in, and what considered truth for themselves.
That all spiritual traditions have something to teach for those who will listen.
The understanding I gained of different religions and different people.
Thinking of some silly jesus poetry and giggling to myself. "Its 'cause Buddah is just like Jesus." hehehe
Some of the other students were quite the characters. I'll also take the mountain with me.
The middle path, acceptance of others paths.
The lessons in life that i have learned, and the respect i have for philosophy.
26. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
27. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
28. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
29. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
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%)
30. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
31. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Kind,interesting,knowlegable
chill, patient, and open-minded
Open, generous, insightful
well-composed, understanding, good with words.
Meaningful Loving Insightful
Calm, understanding, accepting
PROPHET =) Wise Spiritual Advisor
Sherry Shepherd is intelligent and very knowledgeable
Benevolent Kumu.
Patient, neutral, smiles
Fair, Open, Respectful
32. Other comments:
I highly recommend this class.
This class was both fun and educational. Professor Shepherd has so much knowledge of Asian Religions; before I took this class I knew very little about any of them. She is open minded and allows the students to express their thoughts and questions every day in class. I loved coming to her class.
I hope to have her in the future in another class.
Thank you Sherry! Hope to take more of your classes!
Great class I learned alot.
I have already recommended ms shepard to everyone, and alot of people already know and love her
No
I love all her classes.

Sherry Shepherd: ASAN120, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 15637 (0)     15867 (0)     15868 (IN2)     15869 (WE2)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 11 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 1 (9%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
i liked learning about japanese culture and the field trip we as a class took to the relic temple. ms. shepherd helped me understand the japanese mind a lot better
Some of the things that I liked most about this class was the class work. Every day we would read about the Japanese people or the environment in Japan. Learning about Japan and its people was fun and very informational. Professor Shepherd had a lot of background information about Japan and that is what made the lessons so interesting.
It was very informational.
Loved hearing Sherry's experiences of her life in Japan. Learning from someone who actually lived there was so much better and meaningful than having a teacher who only learned about it. I'm taking her ASAN RELIGION class next semester. Loved our field trip day! It was something I've never experienced before and probably never would have if not for this class.
i think the field trip at the Buddhist temple was nice.
OUTSIDE MEDITATION
The assignments helped me relate to the subject. I like how the assignments brought out my deepest thoughts/feelings about each topic. It was also interesting to hear other people's perspectives too.
What a wonderful course! Everything I learned in ASAN 120 with Sherry has really opened my eyes to the world of Japanese Culture. All course material was relevant and insightful.
Mrs. Shepherd did an outstanding job teaching this course. Enjoyed the class and would recommend this course to other students. Great instructor and class.
Sherry was a greatly knowledgeable instructor whos personal expereince made the course much more enjoyable.
She was helpful and gave great feedback on the subject matter.
I enjoyed Dr. Sheppards writings a great deal. We were occasionally lucky enough to have some of her writings incorporated into our sessions.
I loved everything about this course! Professor Shepherd is a great person, very easy to talk to, and very intelligent on the subject matter of this course. The assignments were thorough, interesting, and fun!
What I like about this course is the teacher. She is very understandable about personal life.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
It would be helpful to have a syllabus that was a bit more clearly put together. Also, in group session, it would be best to mix and max the students so that everyone can get to know one another in class more.
nothing
Needs to be more interesting and have more activities.
i think making different activities will interest the students more about the Japanese culture.
NONE
It's a great course and does not need improvement.
Not that I can think of.
n/a
None.
The ability to share some of the writing assignments with the class after grading. I was curious to see some of the other students writing subjects. I am sure they are great!
none
I don't think there is anything to improve. The course is great as it is, just as Professor Shepherd is a just as great teacher!
15. Other comments:
Very nice and sweet teacher.
See you next semester;)
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Dr. Shepherd is a great teacher, who is very knowledgable on the subject. She made it obvious that she is always willing to help her students. It was interesting to hear her many life experiences related to the subject.
Sherry was a wonderful and patient professor. She knows her stuff, and she really cares about her students. Thank you, Sherry!
n/a
Dr. Shepard is quite a unique instructor. It was great that she posted a little something to the students at the start of the assignment. It had to do with what we were studying and her own opinion about such. She always commented on each assignment and individually. She is never negative.....always positive comments on our reflections.
Absolutely loved this class!

Sherry Shepherd: ASAN120, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 18230 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
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%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
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%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
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%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
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%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
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%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
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%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
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%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
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%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The overall layout of the course was excellent. The group work was extremely enjoyable and helped to promote class discussions. Learning from others as well as the instructor gave the class an interesting twist. I thoroughly enjoyed this class.
The thing I liked most about this course is that we had to be involved with our classmates. I myself learn well with others so it was good for me. I got to hear what my classmates thought about the subject we were learning and it was refreshing to let out my own opinions.
group activities were lots of fun!
Enjoyed getting into groups and working together
The way the material was presented really helped me to understand the Japanese Culture.
I learn many new culture aspects and also meet new friends. We participate in activities as a group and present it to know what each culture and religion of the subject is. I learn alot and has shown me a new ways to give ideas to other students who is willing to take the class.
I really enjoyed Sherry's teaching style. She was well informed and I would recommend her class to anyone.
I liked the class as whole. The group activities helped get to know eachother to work together. I learned a lot about myself and why I am the way I am. I learned so muh about how different cultures are and why each country has their own way of growing up in society. The projects taught me a lot about what goes on in the area that I live in and why traditions are brought down from generation to generation. I liked that it made me think about my future ahead of me and that I should always listen to my own intuition.
I enjoyed everything we did in that class (group projects, informative videos, pot-luck and the speaker that was brought in was interesting also)What I liked most was Professor Shepherd is very informative about the course study, Japanese Culture.I enjoyed hearing of all her different experinces during her stay in Japan. I also liked the group format thing we had;in the begining of the semester Professor Shepherd had us break into 5 different groups and we stuck with the same group through the entire semester. We did everything with the same group:Discussions, Projects, Presentations, etc. I liked that format because for me, it's been my experience that I usally get screwed whenever it comes to group projects, where I'm the guy getting stuck carrying the ball or doing most of the work.But I found with this format mostly everyone basically took turns or helped pickup the slack when someone was out sick or had some other personal event to take care of...
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
...Although I liked the "one group-entire semester concept" it did however not really let you get to know everyone in the entire class. You din't get to interact with anyone else just the four to five people in your group. Maybe have everyone rotate groups halfway through or maybe have groups against groups kind of thing. Another thing I would suggest is maybe an instructor scheduled field trip to somewhere of Japanese Culture significance. It's hard to get everyone to agree on ONE day that fits into EVERYONE's schedule, it never works out. So I say the instructor should pick the date and time and stick it into the class schedule before the course even starts, and have everyone else(students) make it work with there schedule. That's all I got everything else was perfect.
15. Other comments:
N/A

Sherry Shepherd: REL150, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Religion
Course: REL 150 - Intro to World's Maj Religions Crn (Section): 18086 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%) 1 (7%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 14 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%) 1 (7%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%) 1 (7%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%) 1 (7%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 15 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%) 1 (7%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
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Group discussions.
Interesting class, knowledgeable instructor
I enjoyed being able to watch videos and see the other religions hands on rather than just reading it from the text. It allowed me to read the text and than see the video which gave me better understanding and clarity.
The films we wtch help me to learn more ablut the different religions.
EVERYTHING, I really enjoyed taking Dr. Shepherds class. Many questions have been answered that I was confused about. I've also learned a lot about different religions that I never knew. Awsome Professor!
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14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Free food haha
No.
none
15. Other comments:
Would've liked to have meditation time

Sherry Shepherd: ASAN120, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 17899 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 14 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 10 (71%) 2 (14%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 14 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%) 1 (7%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I just liked the fact that I learned so much about Japanese Culture.
Liked the information that was taught.
i got to learn abqout japanese culture.And how life was uin japan.
i liked watching the movies and the group activities we did. she is an awesome teacher.
I really enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture, their beliefs, and their way of thinking. The projects were very fun and assignments were fairly easy to complete. Overall, a class worth recommending!
I liked how we overall sticked to doing group activity to encourage open mindedness as we interact with different people and working together in learning the material.
I enjoyed the group activities that we had done. It enhanced my learning skills and helped me to understand more about this one particular subject. I got to see everyone's opinion on how they felt even when I didn't understand.
This course is an excellent view of the people of japan. This class taught me the similarities I make to those of Japanes descent. I think there should be more classes available to this subject and I commend this professor of teaching a class to the "T" which is not her original major.
I really enjoyed how she made us work together yet, we had to think individually but the chance of working with peers was a plus. Projects like presentations were something i enjoyed.
I really liked Sherry Sensei's variety of teaching techniques, it was really effective and made learning interesting and fun.
I loved the movie watching. Not just for the fact that we got to watch movies but the way we had to write our papers after watching the movies. Professor Shepherd asked us to write a reflection which gives us freedom to express how WE felt about the movie & how it connects to Japanese culture the way WE saw it. I also liked reading & working in groups instead of independently for some things because you get to see other students insights on things & bring in more prospectives that you wouldnt think of on your own. We got to research more on certain subjects which led us to learn more about what we need to cover.
wat i love about this class is that we always do group work which is fun because we have to work as one group and also talk about our assignment. Also i like that we always watch a movie that describe a lot of things about japanese culture. Ms Shepherd you are a good teacher and i learn a lot of lesson from you about japan=]] THANK YOU=]]
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More detailed book work
no it was great.
Maybe having the whole class in more conversations in sharing ideas and knowledge of the Japanese culture, of whatever material they learned, giving an opportunity to move around and think.
no suggestions
Wouldnt change it. It's a breathe of fresh air.
N/A
More class work would motivate students to attend class more often and take the course more seriously.
More activities, outdoors or bring food day!
15. Other comments:
I though this class was going to be boring but it was so much fun! Keep up the good work!
i love this class.
your class was very nice and interesting!
I'm glad I took this course in further my understanding of Japanese Culture.
This course has really taught me a lot about the Japanese culture. I came into it blind and now I understand the way they think, talk, and act towards each other. It has taught me about the different special occasions the Japanese celebrate and about some of the material things the Japanese cherish.
Excellent job professor and if you teach another other courses I will be sure to take it.-joe-
She's very knowledgeable in this area and an effective teacher.
I really enjoyed being in your class. You were very intuitive and full of surprises. Thanks for the temperament test!