eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Maile Taualii

Available Survey Results

PH728, Fall 2013
PH794U, Fall 2013
PH673, Spring 2013
PH792U, Spring 2013
PH794T, Spring 2013
PH728, Fall 2012
PH673, Spring 2012
PH673, Spring 2011

Maile Taualii: PH728, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 728 - Applied Research Methods Crn (Section): 77948 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
There were a couple mentionable aspects: 1. Dr. Maile's approach and communication skills with the students. 2. Use of useful available data to demonstrate research and analysis concepts and skills. 3. Use of STATA especially data management, coding, and analysis.
Learning the practical application of statistics through the use of Stata.
Being able to analyze a data set and use the results as a potential manuscript.
Learning how to do different data analyses and applying them to actual datasets.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Since the class is heavily dependent on technology, DPHSE should upgrade systems and applications proposed for approved courses.
This course is extremely difficult to teach since a majority of students are entering without any prior knowledge to data analysis using STATA software. I think a more thorough lecture on how to run/write different codes might be useful. Specifically, providing students with all the codes that we might use.
Have the midterm sooner!! I definitely learned the most from it.
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
18. Other comments:
This class is one of the best class that I have taken in the DPHSE. It epitomizes my expectations of a public health, data analysis, research methods course for minority populations e.g. Pacific Islanders in the US.
This was an amazing learning experience. Maile truly cares about her students learning and it shows in the amount of time she devotes to students outside of class.

Maile Taualii: PH794U, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 794U - PH Exp: Public Health Crn (Section): 80009 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Most valuable..Maile! I am truly blessed to have a teacher like her. Her level of intelligence is admirable.
Listening to and gathering knowledge from other indigenous students about their communities and learning about public health from and indigenous viewpoint.
The class discussions were the best, it was my only class that challenged me to think and changed a lot of what I recently thought before. It taught me to think out of the box and really made me think scholarly and through indigenous eyes and lens. I learned the most in this class than any other class I have ever taken. Not because there was a lot of material, but because the material we delved into was deeper and was more meaningful. Dr. Tauali'i found a way to make what we learned meaningful and useful for our lives.
I loved the comprehensive look at our specialization. Now I feel much more prepared to look at many types of public health problems through an indigenous lens.
The course really pushes you to think outside of the box and learn different perspectives on the topics covered in class.
Slides, presentations, lectures
Instructor provided breakfast and offered classes at alternative environments.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No comments..I loved the class and even when not in the greatest mood, class always made me smile.
This course is extremely helpful for first year students in terms of getting them started on thinking about their practicum and how the rest of their two years in the program will be. I think that this course was not as beneficial for the second year students. It would be more effective to have the the first years alone for this course so they can get the help they need in developing their ideas.
None.
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
18. Other comments:
Thank you Maile! You are an inspiration!
Maile is an excellent professor. She uses relevant material for teaching indigenous public health and provides a space for students to use critical thinking skills. She also makes herself available in and out of class to help further student understanding of the material and to assist students in reaching their overall academic and professional goals.
Dr. Tauali'i, was more than just an instructor to us, she was like a mentor and second mother to many of us. She cared for us and our education far beyond a normal professor would. Her passion and dedication to the Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander people is phenomenal and amazing. I really appreciated and valued every moment spent in class. her teachings were innovative, out of the box and engaging to the point where we did not want to leave class. She is an excellent professor and would like to acknowledge her for excellence.
Best class during my tenure here at UH, very informative, revealing, and inspiring

Maile Taualii: PH673, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 673 - Health Ethics, Law & Politics Crn (Section): 86429 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
8. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 11 (85%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I learned a great deal of information that I had not learned or known before.
The discussions that we had in class were invaluable. It helped us to gain new perspectives and to learn how to think critically. It took us all out of our comfort zones.
N/A
Getting a big picture of what indigenous health issues are and how there are many similarities among indigenous in the Pacific and those in the U.S. and in Canada. It isn't often we are exposed to Native American, First Nation, and Alaska Native issues in our U.S. education system, and it was evident that there is much to learn from one another. It was also valuable to consider other health systems in other countries because again, classes tend to be U.S.-centric. Lastly, the debate topics were valuable because these are relevant issues and society tends to frame issues as if they're black and white, when it's much more involved and nuanced than that.
Broadening world view of the struggles and triumphs of indigenous people locally and globally. Studying the actual policies and laws implemented gives students a better understanding of what is happening around the world.
Teachers insight, article readings, class discussions, point-counterpoint presentations
Whether during the first part of the course that was lecture-focused or the second portion that was debate-focused, I really enjoyed the analytical perspective Dr. Taualii brought to issues. There were too many times to count where I thought 'Gee, I'd never even considered that!' That kind of insight doesn't happen in many courses.
All of them were valuable. It is refreshing to work with an academic that understands indigenous populations. Maile's resume reflects her past experiences and she does a GREAT job at integrating it into our class curriculum.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More guest speakers if time allows
More time spent on lectures than debates.
N/A
I think the only suggestion I have is that each section in the debates should be timed so that there is more room for class discussion outside of debating the points, because that leaves room for more in-depth discussions on the issues. So there would be 20 minutes for each presenter to debate, 10 - 15 minutes for them to counter each other, 20 minutes for the professor to debate the presenters and then take a break. Then reconvene for all to discuss. It doesn't have to be that strict around time but it would help if there was a time limit. It would help sustain class attention and keeping folks continuously engaged.
None
More personal insight from Professor Taualii
I would have liked a little more class discussion on the articles we read and for which we wrote critical summaries. As such a large amount of material was covered in this course, I'm not sure how this might be achieved time-wise, however.
None. Actually, can you come over to the Myron B. Thompson school of social work to train them on how to work with indigenous populations and not to simply rely on past research articles as a framework of understanding.
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.69 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
18. Other comments:
N/A
The course was not what I had expected, but it was extremely interesting. It forced me to think out of the box, which I thought was really valuable. Thanks for a great semester!
Awesome class and learned a lot!
Great course, very informative and enlightening
Dr. Taualii's course was excellent. I did not know the course had an indigenous perspective when I enrolled, and was pleasantly surprised by the course content. I was already aware of a number of issues discussed in the course, however, I know realize my past understanding was superficial. I hope this course remains part of the Health Policy & Management track, as I believe the issues raised in this course need to be part of the larger discourse on Public Health and not confined to debate only among indigenous scholars.
My academic experience has been enriched because of your teaching methods and simply because of the person that you are. malo

Maile Taualii: PH792U, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 792U - Current Iss: Public Health Crn (Section): 87282 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
8. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Developing and working with logic models and how it can relate to various themes was extremely useful.
Guest speakers and field trips to really hear what the community is saying about Native Hawaiian Health was extremely valuable to me. It is important to see what is going on in the community and how it all relates to health and public health. Also thought bag-o-determinants was an excellent idea and will be very useful in our careers to model pathways affecting health.
Meeting all the other Hawaiian faculty and seeing how their work impacts NH health.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None
No suggestions. Her teaching style is very Pono and organic.
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
18. Other comments:
Dr. Taualii was able to engage the class the entire 3 hour period easily. I truly enjoyed this class.
Taking this course has honestly been a life changing experience for me. Dr. Taualii and the guest speakers that she brought in completely reshaped my thoughts and views on Hawaiian health and culture. Dr. Taualii is one of the few professors that I have met that seem to REALLY care about each and everyone of her students, and take the time to assist and relate to each person individually. Never learned SO much in one semester. Hands down the best course I have ever taken. Thank you Dr. Taualii!!!
LOVED the excursions, especially to Ho`olu Aina.

Maile Taualii: PH794T, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 794T - PH Exp: Public Health Science Crn (Section): 89779 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
8. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
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%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I liked how this course prepares the student for real world research application.
It is rare to get one-one-one feedback and attention on a weekly basis when developing personal scholarship in a particular research area. This was invaluable. It was also extremely useful to learn more about and understand the steps taken toward publication and having guidance throughout the process.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
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%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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 suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
This was a very thought out course with excellent structure.
No suggestions. I think Dr. Taualii devoted a lot of time to this class and gave students her full attention, and was flexible throughout the process. I doesn't get much better than that in doctoral studies!
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
18. Other comments:
The professor is knowledgeable, committed, motivated, and cares about her students. She is always available to answer questions and provides guidance, ensuring student success. For this professor, students come first! She is a role model and an asset to UH Manoa faculty.

Maile Taualii: PH728, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 728 - Applied Research Methods Crn (Section): 79365 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
8. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
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%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Dr. Taualii's attitude and approach to learning, i.e., being student-centered, passionate about the subject matter, open to questions, and being extremely patient and working with the different levels of learning that each student was at. It was also important to learn about how to think about small data sets in relation to working with indigenous populations and health statistics. Learning how data or lack thereof is connected to visibility/invisibility and funding. Learning how to utilize STATA Getting an introduction to NVIVO
I liked the qualitative part. It was great to learn about NVivo program.
Since this course required a high level of performance in computer competency, research knowledge, and high self-motivation to succeed, having specific individual time with Dr. Tauali`i and collaboration among the students were the most valuable aspects of this course. Dr. Tauali`i has a contagious enthusiasm and is sincere and committed to her students' individual and collective success!! She has made tremendous efforts to shape my research proposal and offer me strategies to analyze data that were beyond the scope of the classroom lectures. I deeply respect and value her investment in me as a student. I admire her commitment to all of her students and she serves as a role model for student's interested in learning quantitative analysis.
It was refreshing to finally have an indigenous professor. I was able to connect with her ontological perspectives on various issues.
I now feel that I have the resources to preform data analysis.
Definitely the training on STATA and Nvivo. The overview of statistics was also very helpful. The most valuable thing has to be the understanding that I now have for what it takes to find a data set and use it. It is a practical skill needed in our field and isn't taught anywhere else.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
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%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I enjoyed your teaching. Thank you for willing to meet with us on 1 to 1 basis. You are very elaborate and detailed when you are talking to us. The problem is the hands on part for this course. I don't it was enough time to learn about the qualitative part. I understand you very well when you are going through the software in the class. As you already know, we are new to the software and it does take time to absorb a lot of information. I suggest that you add lab classes in addition to the regular classroom instructions so that all students are able to learn well. I understand that other dept have lab hours different from the classroom days for students to attend. You may ask for a TA to help students during the lab if you are busy. This approach would be effective and likely produce better results. Thank you for time and flexibility.
This course allowed me to grow exponentially in my skills. However, the learning curve was very steep. Dr. Tauali`i made numerous efforts to meet with all of the students individually outside of the course time which proved to me incredibly valuable. Yet, this course may be best suited for students who have previous experience with STATA and more experience in research methods. Or, a supplimentary lab to learn the software could have aided in student learning. It may also be helpful to have this course implemented in two segments (1 during Fall for quantitative methods only and 1 during Spring for qualitative measures). Practice experience in designing research questions, coding variables, and spending class time on how to interpret specific statistical tests earlier in the semester at a slower pace would have fostered a gradual learning pace rather than including so much information in the Fall semester. Dr. Tauali`i has so much to offer (intellectually, as a positive Native Hawaiian scholar and role model, encouragement, aloha for students, etc.) and it would be beneficial for students to gain more insight to their learning and develop a stronger research proposal if the course included less content and more direct practice opportunities earlier in the semester. However, many of us took a while to select a data set and have enough knowledge of STATA to create research questions that could be refined by the instructor. Perhaps the delay would be shortened with more focused in class exercises on how to set up the data and subsequently strengthen understanding of what tests to run and how to interpret the results.
None.
Sometimes I felt that it was difficult to complete the assignment because of my poor background and my unpreparedness...I think this should be considered as the course develops because the background we are getting in the MPH program isn't preparing us well to just dive into this course ready to go.
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
18. Other comments:
This was a great class. I appreciated Dr. Taualii's teaching method, her patience, and her regard for working in communities, and in particular indigenous communities. I would recommend this class to anyone who was interested in working with indigenous communities, health disparities, data, and ethics.
This is an excellent course that offers practical opportunities to apply theoretical concepts that are introduced in the course. However, it may be helpful to have a pre-requisite in STATA to create a learning environment that allows students to focus on learning concepts without having to learn how to code in STATA. This course has tremendous potential to boost student's confidence in their ability to work with data, but stronger refinement of how the course is structured with respect to guidance in STATA earlier in the semester may strengthen this course. Overall, I am deeply grateful for the opportunities to learn from the depth of knowledge that Dr. Tauali`i has to share. I would definitely be interested in taking future courses with this professor to add to my knowledge base.
Thank you for allowing me to take this course. I look forward to working closely with you as I near my dissertation process. Malo.
Dr. Taualii went beyond by meeting with EVERY student outside of class; this took hours of her own time. She was very concerned with students' learning and their success.

Maile Taualii: PH673, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 673 - Health Ethics, Law & Politics Crn (Section): 87270 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The cross-cultural studies of 5 different countries which had/have the same experiences as indigenous people was very interesting and stimulating.
Understanding how writings, words, and data can be harmful.
Classroom discussion.
Wonderful and challenging course! I especially enjoyed the response papers, the recommended readings, and the epic class discussions (especially during and following the Point/Counter-Point presentations. Loved the guest speakers! Their fields of interest/expertise were so relevant and their presence in the classes was a great contribution to the planned lectures.
8. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I would appreciate if you could grade the papers, give feedback, and return in a timely manner. From a student's perspective, I feel that we put a lot of time and effort into it and want to see how we did in the papers. This area needs improvement.
My only regrets in regards to the course are that I wasn't able to put the amount of time and effort into this course that it deserves... I think I could have learned even more and contributed more effectively in class. We had an amazing group and I enjoyed getting to know everyone, but I do think the class would be even more beneficial if there were more students (mostly because it would be great to have more perspectives and opinions, and also because the Point/Counter-Point would have been even more effective)
14. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. Other comments:
I like your teaching style. You are very energetic, vibrant, and motivating. I see very few faculty members with that kind of energy. Your understanding of the subject matter amazed me.
Cares and connects well with students.
All MPH students should take this course! I will spread the word as best I can :)

Maile Taualii: PH673, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 673 - Health Ethics, Law & Politics Crn (Section): 88591 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Everything! The level of expectation was high and students rose to the challenge. The discussions were intense and touchy, yet an appropriate and respectful classroom environment was set from the beginning. We were able to vent, learn, share, grow, and question things within a safe environment. Safe, as in respectful and realistic. Maile is an incredible educator. It is few and far between that we, as students within this department, receive mentorship, leadership and knowledge from faculty like Maile provides. Honestly, she is committed and dedicated to TEACHING. She put in countless hours to research and prepare for classes. It showed and was greatly appreciated. She had high expectations for the class and set the example by holding herself accountable to them and expecting nothing less from herself. She literally created and presented an oral presentation and written research paper to demonstrate what she expected from us! It was awesome! She is such a resource and wealth of knowledge. She's motivated, compassionate, educated and responsive to students. Please do the Department and students a favor and continue to support her and bring more faculty on that are like her!
The sample paper and presentation were very valuable. These examples were very helpful in understanding what was expected of us and what was wanted for these assignments. The assignments assigned were challenging yet so enriching and meaningful. In addition to the resources we were exposed to during class, I also appreciated the additional resources posted on laulima for future use. This was the only class in the entire program that I felt comfortable to share my opinion. In other classes, highly charged topics usually end up with people not listening to what others have to say. Dr. Taualii in control of the class and discussion at all times which set the tone for a safe and welcoming environment for discussion. In a class setting, this is where we have room to make mistakes and think out loud. This comfortable discussion setting was very valuable. We are all much smarter for being able to listen to everyone's perspectives on different topics.
I greatly enjoyed the time we spent discussing the various lecture topics as a whole class. Everyone's perspectives and insights were very helpful in my understanding and comprehension of the topics.
Everything. This was the single best class of my MPH degree. Beyond providing extremely useful information, this was the only class that provided an opportunity critically assess public health research and practice. The point/counterpoint exercise was an excellent way to bring complicated issues to the fore. Grounded by concrete evidence students learned how to navigate very politically complex conversations thoughtfully and with ease. This is an ESSENTIAL skill for public health professionals entering the field with all of its politically complicated considerations.
The point-counter point debates really helped me to solidify my understanding of what was presented in the early half of the course.
Class presentation Class discussions Teaching style and methods Depth of knowledge of the instructor
The Point-Counter Point project was extremely valuable from both an individual level in preparing and presenting arguments, as well as in the context of group discussions that I believe allowed students to get a much deeper understanding of the complexity of the issues addressed.
8. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Potentially changing up the final paper. It was challenging to have to integrate both sides of the debate. It was as though we had to research the whole other side. If keeping it the same, possibly make it more clear in the beginning that students should be sharing/saving resources for each other and to take notes during the presentation on the other person's points and class discussion as that will help with the paper. Having maybe two weeks for the paper, following the presentation may help as well. It won't be as daunting and may be able to do a more thorough job with both sides.
This course should be mandatory for all OPHS graduates. No other ethics course, or similar course, exists within OPHS and it is needed.
My one concern is with the Point/Counter Point and final paper. I liked the debate-style of the in-class exercise/presentation, but the format of the final paper was a little disjoint for me. Having to include both point and counter point in the paper made it feel like double the work. Even though we shared resources, I still had to research, formulate, and flesh out arguments for the 'other side' which was difficult to do within a week. Perhaps if the paper was due later, it would work. Since everyone did get assigned the topics at the same time, it actually is more fair to have all the papers due on the same day. This way, regardless of when you present, everyone has the same amount of time to research and write.
None. This class was FLAWLESS. Dr. Taualii worked tirelessly to ensure the learning of all students in the class and that was evident in the research and preparation she did for assignments and lectures but also in the thoughtful feedback she gave on assignments. Dr. Taualii is skilled at providing the framework and incentive necessary to achieve complicated yet essential tasks such as non-indigenous students forming ethical opinions about research with indigenous communities. We need more professors in the department with this level of commitment to shaping quality public health professionals.
Amazing, she showed us exactly how she expected our presentations and papers to look like.
excellent teaching style and method
Maile is invaluable to the MPH program. She showed an incredible mastery of the subject matter and her teaching style is direct and engaging.
14. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
16. Other comments:
This was seriously the best course I have taken in my two years here within the Department. Thank you for bringing Maile on as a faculty member and please enable and support her to expand - she's incredible and has the potential to do awesome things for students, the Department and the community.
This class exemplifies what all faculty should aim at achieving in OPHS and beyond. Dr. Taualii's dedication to her work in Indigenous health was very motivating and contagious. She was very willing to guide, assist, and work with students. Additionally, her thoughtfulness in the development of the course readings and assignments was very apparent and very meaningful as a student. As a result, I learned so much and will build upon the foundation set by this course.
Thank you for bringing this professor to our school. I am grateful that I was able to take a course with her before I graduated.
We should definitely continue this class and support others like it. The Indigenous health track is going to be amazing with Maile building the curriculum.
A little more focus to the course would be helpful. As it is now, the course tries to cover a little too much for one semester.