eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Sherry Shepherd

Available Survey Results

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 2013

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.?
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.
Only some things are interesting about this course
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 loves learning from Sherry Shepherd. Her teaching style is wonderful and allows you to really understand what is being taught.
I like all the activities, project and assignment.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
That was great class for me. I really liked to watch the movies associate with Japanese culture!!
More depth of Asian studies
NA
Sherry Shepherd is doing an excellent job. No change needed.
Keep doing what you're doing
15. Other comments:
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!!!
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.
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 liked how the teacher was really nice in class and engaged with us in a proper manner
Watching certain films helped a lot with learning of the culture.
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.
I really enjoyed the trip to the Zen Temple to gain first hand knowledge and experience into Japanese culture.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More activities
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.
I think the group works are helpful and so as writing reflections.
None
None
15. Other comments:
Although this is a night class it was still intresting enough to keep me awake
None

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 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.
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 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.
I learn different forms of disorders and treatments and how people live and endure their problems.
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
None need to be made to improve, great course, and great teacher.
Excellent teaching this semester, it made me really interested in psychology this semester. Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for being an excellent teacher.
15. Other comments:
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.
I enjoyed her courses. Thank you Ms. Sherry Shepherd.
Sherry's teachings made the subject interesting and easy to understand.
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 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.?
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.
Learning about different religions and their beliefs, most of all accepting the fact each religion is what it is.
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:
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.
Thank You, Ms. Sherry for helping me to understand by thinking outside the box accepting other religion and people beliefs. I appreciate your teaching.
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  
3.75 4 1.89 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 21 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
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 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.
I liked the potluck and watching movies.
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!
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 hands on work we did and movies we watched
It was great meeting new friends and the teacher explain everything that a teacher has done.
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.
The insence was really cool and our group discussions
she would bring up japanese culture and traditions.
Its interactiveness.
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.
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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?
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
Personally, i loved it and learned a lot! No changes needed
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.
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not really
moree hands on work
I wish i could learn more of the class as it shouldn't be shorter semester
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.
More physical get togethers.
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.
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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?
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
Love her!
I like her teaching methods.
no
Strong teaching methods, pretty effective in my opinion. Not very motivating for the student though.
good
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.
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  
4.35 20 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
17. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
18. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
19. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
20. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
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%) 9 (45%)
21. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 15 (79%)
22. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (80%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
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.
She used to live in Japan and that helped a lot.
Her knowledge of Japan and the first hand experiences she encountered while living in Japan.
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
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.
she is easy to approach
I found that the culture of japanese is very different and also she help me learn the aspect of what japan culture offers.
Mrs. Shepherd was always free for questions.
her first hand experiences
i learned more about japanese culture
her thoroughness
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.
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?
Calm and Knowledgeable.
Wise & caring
Nice, Thoughtful, Kind
Kind and understanding.
Three words to describe Sherry would be: Wise, honest, and friendly.
Thoughtful, intelligent, patient
Quiet, kind, and sweet.
AWESOME! KNOWLEDGEABLE! COMPASSIONATE!
kind understanding and educated
she has been one of the greatest and coolest teacher i have had in my time being.
knowledgeable, kind
open helpful and chill
knowledge, thorough, nice
Helpful, Informational.
Renmu,soul, moon
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  
4.37 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 10 (53%)
26. Other comments:
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.
no
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.?
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.
Group work!
Overall very good
I liked our group discussions we had in class and i enjoyed ms. shepherd's teaching
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.
Very intresting topics
The in-class discussions kept me participating in class.
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?
I thought the class was overall fantastic.
More group work
none
No, information in the course was presented very effectively!
No
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.
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.
Really good and her teaching method helped the students learn faster!
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.
great
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 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.
good
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 ourselves and our personalities.
Learning more about myself and others!
disorders
Group discussions and Lectures
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.
both psychology and physiotherapy
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?
Fun, creative, intellegent
Relaxed, caring and responcable
Kind. Humble. Understanding.
helpful and encouraging
KIND, THOUGHTFUL,COMPASSIONATE AND FUNNY
Intelligent. Great.
very kind
poise, charismatic
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!
i WILL MISS THIS CLASS
Thank you for being a great professor, Sherry! And for sharing your knowledge with all of us!
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.?
The openness of free speech and the respectfulness of the teacher.
Discussions were interesting, and gave insight into the different ways other students percieve religion and spirituality.
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."
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.
This was a very interesting class I learned alot.
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 enjoyed our class discussions, watching meaningful documentaries, and Sherry's masterful teaching style.
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.
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
no. keep it the way it is.
Lets do some activities that get us moving.
nope, it was a great class overall
Some of the material was a little to slow for my tastes. I would have liked to see more class discussions.
The course was perfect.
I would do more field trips.
No.
no
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 loved how i felt no pressure and was able to work at my own pace.
Good, but for those who have a short attention it maybe be difficult.
excellent
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.
I really liked her teaching methods.
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 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.
Excellent! Provided a comfortable environment to share ideas.
I like them.
I felt she did an excellent job of teaching this class.
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 lessons in life that i have learned, and the respect i have for philosophy.
a reminder that people all feel differently about what they belive in, and what considered truth for themselves.
Thinking of some silly jesus poetry and giggling to myself. "Its 'cause Buddah is just like Jesus." hehehe
My introduction towards the Asian religions. I hope that this is a great foundation for my degree.
The understanding I gained of different religions and different people.
Some of the other students were quite the characters. I'll also take the mountain with me.
That all spiritual traditions have something to teach for those who will listen.
The middle path, acceptance of others paths.
The lesson to choose words carefully and let others be free to feel however they feel about their religion and/or spirituality.
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?
Fair, Open, Respectful
well-composed, understanding, good with words.
PROPHET =) Wise Spiritual Advisor
Open, generous, insightful
Calm, understanding, accepting
Benevolent Kumu.
Sherry Shepherd is intelligent and very knowledgeable
Meaningful Loving Insightful
Patient, neutral, smiles
Kind,interesting,knowlegable
chill, patient, and open-minded
32. Other comments:
I love all her classes.
I have already recommended ms shepard to everyone, and alot of people already know and love her
I hope to have her in the future in another class.
Great class I learned alot.
Thank you Sherry! Hope to take more of your classes!
No
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.

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  
5.0 7 0.0 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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Needs to be more interesting and have more activities.
i think making different activities will interest the students more about the Japanese culture.
NONE
nothing
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!
Not that I can think of.
n/a
It's a great course and does not need improvement.
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!
Sherry was a wonderful and patient professor. She knows her stuff, and she really cares about her students. Thank you, Sherry!
n/a
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.
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.?
Enjoyed getting into groups and working together
group activities were lots of fun!
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 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 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...
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.
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.
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.?
Group discussions.
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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?
No.
none
Free food haha
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 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 watching the movies and the group activities we did. she is an awesome teacher.
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.
Liked the information that was taught.
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.
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=]]
I just liked the fact that I learned so much about Japanese Culture.
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.
i got to learn abqout japanese culture.And how life was uin japan.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
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.
More detailed book work
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!
no it was great.
15. Other comments:
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 though this class was going to be boring but it was so much fun! Keep up the good work!
I really enjoyed being in your class. You were very intuitive and full of surprises. Thanks for the temperament test!
i love this class.