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 really enjoyed this class!! I could learn Japanese culture from a different view point. Also, I realized how beauty my country's culture is.
I like all the activities, project and assignment.
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 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.
Learning about japan
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
Sherry Shepherd is doing an excellent job. No change needed.
Keep doing what you're doing
NA
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.
Fun class. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about Japan's culture.
NA

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 learned many things about how the Japanese operate as a community and the history of their culture.
I liked how the teacher was really nice in class and engaged with us in a proper manner
Watching video is very interesting.
The home work was minimal and but when there was homework it was fun and made you think.
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.
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More activities
None
I think the group works are helpful and so as writing reflections.
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.
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.?
Everything.
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 projcts, assignments and activities we did in this class. helped me have abetter understanding bout he human psyche.
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.
Shepard is a good teacher and I enjoy our group projects and in class activities.
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
All good
Excellent teaching this semester, it made me really interested in psychology this semester. Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for being an excellent teacher.
no, Sherry did an excellent job at executing her role in teachin the class bout the subject.
None
None need to be made to improve, great course, and great teacher.
Nothing, Sherry is the BOMB!!!
15. Other comments:
Enjoyed the class. Learned a lot.
I enjoyed her courses. Thank you Ms. Sherry Shepherd.
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.
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.?
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.
Learning about different religions and their beliefs, most of all accepting the fact each religion is what it is.
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
We used book & videos to help understand
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
nothing.
No
Nope.
15. Other comments:
I enjoyed being in your class.
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!
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.

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%) 1 (5%) 18 (86%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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.?
It was great meeting new friends and the teacher explain everything that a teacher has done.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
everything was great and i enjoyed learning about japan culture!!
the hands on work we did and movies we watched
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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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.
The course books and material we used was very helpful through out the course.
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 wish i could learn more of the class as it shouldn't be shorter semester
Personally, i loved it and learned a lot! No changes needed
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.
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.
not really
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moree hands on work
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.
N/A
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?
Love her!
Satisfactory
Strong teaching methods, pretty effective in my opinion. Not very motivating for the student though.
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.
I like her teaching methods.
no
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.
None.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
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%) 11 (55%)
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%) 1 (5%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
18. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
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%) 8 (42%) 2 (50%)
20. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
21. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (11%) 3 (75%)
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%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I found that the culture of japanese is very different and also she help me learn the aspect of what japan culture offers.
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
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.
Mrs. Shepherd was always free for questions.
her first hand experiences
i learned more about japanese culture
That she tried her best to answer our questions as clearly as she could. The answers were very clear and easy to understand.
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.
showing us films, group work, presentations and a fieldtrip.
she is easy to approach
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?
she has been one of the greatest and coolest teacher i have had in my time being.
Three words to describe Sherry would be: Wise, honest, and friendly.
Thoughtful, intelligent, patient
Nice, Thoughtful, Kind
Kind and understanding.
knowledgeable, kind
open helpful and chill
Quiet, kind, and sweet.
Calm and Knowledgeable.
Wise & caring
AWESOME! KNOWLEDGEABLE! COMPASSIONATE!
kind understanding and educated
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  
4.37 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
26. Other comments:
Why is there so many questions?
she is a nice intructor and intelligent. (:
she is a wonderful instrutor.
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
N/A
arigatou
None.
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.

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.
The in-class discussions kept me participating in class.
Group work!
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
Overall very good
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!
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.
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.
good
great
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.
both psychology and physiotherapy
Learning more about myself and others!
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.
disorders
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
poise, charismatic
Relaxed, caring and responcable
KIND, THOUGHTFUL,COMPASSIONATE AND FUNNY
Intelligent. Great.
Kind. Humble. Understanding.
very kind
helpful and encouraging
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.?
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.
I enjoyed our class discussions, watching meaningful documentaries, and Sherry's masterful teaching style.
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 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.
I enjoyed all of the class presentations. I also enjoyed all of the great videos and documentaries.
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.
This was a very interesting class I learned alot.
Discussions were interesting, and gave insight into the different ways other students percieve religion and spirituality.
The openness of free speech and the respectfulness of the teacher.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No.
I would do more field trips.
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.
no
The course was perfect.
Lets do some activities that get us moving.
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 like them.
Excellent! Provided a comfortable environment to share ideas.
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.
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 felt she did an excellent job of teaching this class.
I really liked her teaching methods.
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.
Good, but for those who have a short attention it maybe be difficult.
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 middle path, acceptance of others paths.
That all spiritual traditions have something to teach for those who will listen.
Some of the other students were quite the characters. I'll also take the mountain with me.
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 lesson to choose words carefully and let others be free to feel however they feel about their religion and/or spirituality.
The understanding I gained of different religions and different people.
a reminder that people all feel differently about what they belive in, and what considered truth for themselves.
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?
Patient, neutral, smiles
Meaningful Loving Insightful
Benevolent Kumu.
PROPHET =) Wise Spiritual Advisor
Open, generous, insightful
chill, patient, and open-minded
Kind,interesting,knowlegable
Calm, understanding, accepting
Sherry Shepherd is intelligent and very knowledgeable
well-composed, understanding, good with words.
Fair, Open, Respectful
32. Other comments:
No
Thank you Sherry! Hope to take more of your 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.
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 highly recommend this class.
Great class I learned alot.
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  
5.0 2 0.0 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.?
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.
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.
OUTSIDE MEDITATION
i think the field trip at the Buddhist temple was nice.
It was very informational.
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.
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.
She was helpful and gave great feedback on the subject matter.
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.
NONE
i think making different activities will interest the students more about the Japanese culture.
Needs to be more interesting and have more activities.
nothing
None.
Not that I can think of.
n/a
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!
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:
See you next semester;)
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Very nice and sweet teacher.
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.?
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 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.
Enjoyed getting into groups and working together
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 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.
The way the material was presented really helped me to understand the Japanese Culture.
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!
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
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!
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.
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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 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.
Liked the information that was taught.
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!
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.
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 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 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 just liked the fact that I learned so much about Japanese Culture.
I really liked Sherry Sensei's variety of teaching techniques, it was really effective and made learning interesting and fun.
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.
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More activities, outdoors or bring food day!
More detailed book work
Wouldnt change it. It's a breathe of fresh air.
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.
N/A
More class work would motivate students to attend class more often and take the course more seriously.
no suggestions
no it was great.
15. Other comments:
your class was very nice and interesting!
I really enjoyed being in your class. You were very intuitive and full of surprises. Thanks for the temperament test!
Excellent job professor and if you teach another other courses I will be sure to take it.-joe-
I'm glad I took this course in further my understanding of Japanese Culture.
I though this class was going to be boring but it was so much fun! Keep up the good work!
She's very knowledgeable in this area and an effective teacher.
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.
i love this class.