eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: GuanPei Ming

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GuanPei Ming: POLS110, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 110 - Intro to Political Science Crn (Section): 82456 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 15 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%) 4 (27%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.53 15 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 3 (20%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.73 15 1.33 Freq(%) 4 (27%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 4 (27%) 1 (7%)
4. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 15 1.35 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 3 (20%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I liked relating the theories taught in class to current events.
I thought learning learning all of the political ideologies of all countries was valuable.
I enjoyed that how there were many examples used to aid in fully understanding the course material.
The group projects were helpful it was nice to do our own research
nothing, i wish i never took this course!
Learning new concepts on political science including international relations and terms such as the prisoner dilemma and liberalism.
i dont know
I think that the information that she gave us was very interesting and can be applicable in the political aspect of everyday life.
The powerpoints.
Going to the lectures were enough to learn the objectives offered by the class.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I thought learning too deep into a countries party system was not as valuable.
Many of the readings were not in the exams.
Maybe downsizing the groups will make it easier for us to all meet up getting 6 people together all at once was impossible
Nothing, i really learned nothing. This course made me hate my tuesdays and thursdays.
Not learning other concepts in the course such as IPE and more about grass root lobbying.
i dont know
i can't name any..
The readings.
The readings gave more details though since it wasn't discussed much during class they seemed irrelevant.
7. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 15 1.31 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 3 (20%) 2 (13%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 15 1.37 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 2 (13%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 15 1.35 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 2 (13%)
11. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.47 15 1.19 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 7 (47%) 2 (13%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.33 15 1.29 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 4 (27%) 3 (20%)
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%) 1 (7%)
14. Other comments:
Extremely difficult to understand.
she needs to make more in-class activities and talk more slowly for the students to understand her..other than that, she's a good instructor!!!
Enjoyed this course!
GuanPei seems to try hard to communicate what she is teaching, but she is lacking in many areas. Her english is not good and it is hard to understand her lectures. Her presentations seem unorganized and very long and most classes we don't see the end of the powerpoint. She needs to work on her teaching skills. There is one thing that really bothered me about her methods. She handed out a midterm evaluation, which after I turned in without my name on, GuanPei matched my handwriting to my homework and wrote a personal response to my evaluation. I feel this is a major violation of the confidentiality of having no fear of unfair treatment for stating my feelings on the course and instructor. While I haven't received any special treatment from her, negative or positive, I still feel that she has crossed a very well defined line that should not be crossed.
I pay to learn, not want to skip my class due to a teacher i can't understand nor want to fall asleep in in class
Thank you for being a great Political science teacher for my freshmen year. I have learned much more about my major and have more confidence to pursue higher political science class. Thank you and I appreciate everything you have done!!
I think it wouldve helped if she would have been more engaging with the class. I understand our class was not very talkative, but I dont think she challenged us enough intellectually of what we actually think about our political systems.
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