eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Terry Hunter

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Terry Hunter: COM331, Spring 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Communications
Course: COM 331 - Vid & Digtl Cinema Techniques Crn (Section): 80725 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 6 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
6. I learned to recognize quality work in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The text book was really helpful
Shooting
The production and learning about the camera
I thought learning final cut pro was pretty valuable in terms of editing. But I think the things we learned in the beginning of the class were more important such as camera angles, what is quality work, what you were expecting from us, and good examples of footage such as the King's Speech, and that one with clean exits and entrances.
Final cut help and the book was amazing. Taught me so much about filming. I will keep that book forever and refer back to it in the future.
Having the software (Final Cut Pro) available to us.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
We spent a lot of time reviewing tutorials, and there was very little hands on instruction
Lectures without practice.
All the distractions and time stalling. I felt like the time went by so fast, either from someone talking or asking to many questions. And like you mentioned it's because everyone was at different levels in terms of using the camera, editing in final cut pro, or both! I was one of those people who had a great time, but didn't know anything so I had to stay after class all the time.
I wish there were more cameras/ video assignments. I wanted to get hands on WAY more but the media lab is lame.
â?¢ The cameras weren't digital. We are in the year 2011 and we are still using TAPE? â?¢ To borrow a camera, took a great deal. I understand taking the test part, but there are a few things I hated about using the camera... 1. It's tape, which sucks because this is NOT the 80's! 2. The quality sucks because it's so old, and the LCD screen is usually broken. 3. Having to check it out in pairs. Some projects were solo and it was a pain in the ass trying to find someone to take time off just to rent it with you. 4. The 24 hour notice... REALLY? Does it take that long to write down who's gonna borrow what? 5. There's hardly any cameras to being with. 6. Having to drive or walk there just to write our names down in person to say we are coming back tomorrow for the camera. That was extremely stupid. Why dont you write my name down over the phone and I will bring an ID and prove it was me calling when I arrive.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Meeting deadline with limited cameras was a challenge that we can learn from the process
Experience working with professional equipment.
I will benefit from everything I learned in this course
I felt the semester was too short. Now that I know how to do everything, there is so many other films I would like to make or edit. It was fun. And not only did it teach me to be a more creative and analytical person but it also shaped my time management skills as well. Even though, everything I turned in was barely in time or late, I now know how to bracket my time frames and how long each task should take. This will help me personally because I am able to do these types of filming production on my own, it's a great start. And it's honestly changed the way I view movies. I notice how much work is actually put in a production.
filming, editing...shooting good angles
Practicing my filming was fun. but I dont think it gave me a good idea of what it's really like in the field. I wish there was more depth to it, like filming a short video for UH campus life. You what I mean? Something a little bit more real. I know we are just learning the software, but honestly, the class was not very inspiring.
11. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The text
Getting access to the camera.
Learning how to create good shots and videos
Everything was quite helpful in this course, but the most valuable was learning the camera techniques. Everything in the text book, even if it was so thin and comic book style, helped out a lot. It was easy to understand and I am glad I can refer to it later on.
Making friends
12. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Instruction was very repetative
Practice assignments that were never finished or graded.
As I mentioned earlier, there was a lot of times where everyone was either making too much noise and time went to fast and quickly and everyone was distracted. I was one without any video production skill going into this class, so for me, that was the least helpful part. Nothing to do with the instructor. I thought he was too nice where sometimes some people would just be rude!
the media lab is outta control.
The examples we had for each project was either terrible (in my opinion) or non existent. There are millions of short videos and commercials etc... that we could have looked over and critiqued... but instead we viewed an arial shot of the island -boring. Im sorry to sound rude, but it's true and a lot of other people feel the same way. I am not sure if they are going to say anything, but I will because I want to see a positive, uplifting change in our curriculum. As of now.. it's so bland and boring. - & we are suppose to be the creative students, am I wrong?
13. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
14. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
15. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
16. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
17. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
18. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
19. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
20. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
21. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
22. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
23. The instructor slowed down when discussing complex and difficult topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
24. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
25. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
26. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
27. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
28. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
29. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
30. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
31. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
32. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
33. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
34. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
35. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
36. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
37. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.86 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
38. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
39. Other comments:
We only had a few assignments all semester with not much practice doing what we wanted, and some students knew more than the professor did.
I am sad that you wont be teaching another semester at UH. But I totally understand! :) I am also on the other hand stoked and appreciative that a camera man, and movie reviewer from the actual news station was our instructor. Learning first hand information and first hand skill sets from someone whose been in the industry for a long time helped out a lot. I am really appreciative. Thank you for an awesome semester!
We need to find a way where we can actually use and practice our skills outside of class, however, I think the Comm staff should be responsible to provide that opportunity for us. This is a University and somehow I feel that high school students do cooler projects than us. That makes me sick to pay thousands of dollars every year for mediocre education. I believe they offer more in community colleges, too bad, for some dumb reason, the "credits" aren't good enough. -That is bullshit and things need to change. I didnt want to take this survey at first... but now im glad I did.