eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Kazi Ashraf

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Kazi Ashraf: ARCH272, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Architecture
Course: ARCH 272 - World Architecture & Urbnsm B Crn (Section): 85200 (001)     85201 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 6 (43%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 1 (50%)
4. 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 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (29%) 1 (50%)
6. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
9. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The research paper and study model.
The lectures were enjoyable and I believe to be beneficial to my learning.
lecture
The lectures were the most valuable.
The lectures slides were very informative and provided good visuals when professor kazi taught. The research paper was also good to actually allow ourselves to learn more about the architecture history.
Kazi is an excellent teacher, the slide shows were valuable.
The pictures and slide shows really helped me learn and understand.
I definitely thought that his way of teaching was very informational and I learned a lot from it.
Expanding our architecture minds.
Learning about styles from different architects
the information given about the history of architecture
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Nothing
I feel that the model project was not beneficial to my learning. It seemed like more of a nusiance than an educational project.
final research paper
I think the analytical model required towards the end of the semester.
all good :)
Straight, monotone lectures.
Doing models when we already have models due for studio.
the models
12. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 7 (50%)
15. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
17. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 6 (46%) 0 (0%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
20. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
21. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 8 (57%)
23. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
24. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
25. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 6 (43%) 0 (0%)
26. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
How knowledgeable he is.
the lecture covers very good information
Kazi's powerpoints as well as his handouts were very helpful.
He set a good classroom/lecture environment. His lectures were very informative especially in the powerpoint slides he provided as visuals and key phrases to note down. He was eloquent in teaching that it was easy to be engaged in listening to his lectures. The amount of topics to study before having a midterm was a reasonable amount.
Kazi offered help outside of the class, which i found helpful .
love and and enthusiasm about the subject
he definitely knew his facts and architecture. Also the pictures, handouts all combined together well along with his descriptions
Very knowledgable
Able to help outside of class hours.
27. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
It was hard to tell what was going to be on the test or not.
the final research paper is too long
n/a
sometimes he would assume that we knew something and it would get confusing for some people to understand. we would have to
Kazi assumed that we already had an extensive knowledge about famous architects as well as their buildings. However, we are only in our second year of architecture school and to assume that we all have this knowledge is unfair. Also, he used very complicated and long vocabulary throughout his lectures which made it difficult for me to understand. Why not use plain words so that everyone can grasp the concept and not get confused by a word they have not heard before. Again, many of us are still young and although some may be able to understand him, everyone will be able to understand simpler words. I truly believe this is why students have a hard time grasping concepts and remembering information.
Not willing to talk in person
This could have been a writing intensive class due to the amount of writing that we did and all of it was due around the same time as studio work.
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I feel that Kazi did not take into consideration the deadlines for other architecture classes when assigning the model and research paper. Granted, we were given a month to work on both, it would've helped us out a lot more to have these assignments given at seperate times, preferably one that's assigned near the beginning of the semester. Also to have the deadlines for this class to be far away enough from studio deadlines.
make the test a little easier
I dont think the analytical model should be required. The research paper and having the ability to choose our topic was good enough for us to go on in further research about the topics you have taught.
find a way to make this class more interesting and lively
Better communication (one on one talking) rather than through emails.
maybe giving a few more assignments over the semester instead of nothing, and then two huge projects right when finals are due
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%)
30. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 6 (43%) 0 (0%)
31. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (31%) 0 (0%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 0 (0%)
33. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (29%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
34. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I enjoyed it.
good course
The class was very well structured and organized.
great course, however i feel that the time given to the course isn't enough for the amount of content covered and expected to learn.
great class
7/10
Average course more work than expected.
35. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
The powerpoints could use some work so it'll be easier to make study guides from them.
cancle the final research paper, because it's not really help student on the course
maybe make more than one paper, but each one a little shorter.
This course could be improved by having more texts in bigger fonts on the powerpoints. Some names were difficult to understand/spell.
Less work or distribution of work should be different.
36. Other comments:
good teacher