eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Claudio Nigg

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PH789, Spring 2011
PH789U, Fall 2010
PH750, Spring 2010
PH623, Fall 2009

Claudio Nigg: PH789, Spring 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 789 - Integrative Seminar Crn (Section): 88596 (003)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 8 1.49 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
5. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.13 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
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  
3.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The track-specific classes with Dr. Nigg. I liked the process of exploring publishing opportunities and look forward to working on this over the summer.
The chance to work on our papers during the class was great. Additionally, the opportunity to have our work published and added to our CVs was an even greater component of the class.
Dr Nigg was a helpful professor but the overall course left much to be desired (no reflection on Dr. Nigg)
Having a chance to publish a paper and getting time to work on it in class. Also liked the attempt by the professors to integrate all specializations.
Time and feedback to work on paper and presentation. Having a choice over what we would do for our break-out sessions. That was nice as we were then holding ourselves accountable in the long run and couldn't complain about what the prof decided and also were able to chose something that we felt was most beneficial. The opportunity to transform our capstone papers into publishable pieces and have the chance to work together, with the supervision and leadership of Dr. Nigg. This is a great opportunity and one I am very thankful for - it is taking what we do and making it applicable and beneficial.
8. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think this class should be track-specific. I think the group classes were a waste of time. Not that they didn't provide interesting information but they did little to scaffold the Capstone process.
Unfortunately, we were not able to have Dr. Nigg teach much during the semester since break out sessions consisted of working our papers. However, when he did lead a class, he did very well. He knows PA very well.
Be consistent: expectations, deadlines and course objectives With 3 profs helping out - the messages were mixed, deadlines changed for some and not for others, unclear expectations and unprofessional support or lack there of of one another (i.e. the professors: complaining about one another, blaming the professor that happens to not be there at that moment, not taking responsibility for how the class was going) Decide what the course is for and clearly communicate that with students AND faculty/advisors PRIOR to the start of the semester so everyone is on the same page and understands what is expected and what class time will be used for. Busy work is not necessary for graduate level courses, particularly within the last semester. The 'integrated' lessons in the beginning part of the semester really were not beneficial. The overall link to obesity was not clear, the 'integration' components were vague, and the class lectures/activities were poorly planned and thus ineffective. Dr. Nigg's activities are a nice gesture - getting people engaged and moving about...but are not always clear as to why they are done. We are not elementary students. Please understand that our time and money that we are putting into this degree is valuable.
14. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.13 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
16. Other comments:
Thanks for th awesome opportunity to come together with everyone again for a productive semester. I cannot believe that we are done! :o)
Didn't like blogging
The blogging was a neat idea - I enjoyed being able to vent and see how others felt of the class. I'm not sure it did much to enhance the class, but was a good opportunity for students to understand that they were not alone with their frustrations of the class. The profs tried their best, but were not terribly committed to making it work or working together and it showed. Integration is about teamwork, communication, planning, organization, etc. The professors did not necessarily set a great example as they all had different styles and stood firmly that they were going to teach and run THEIR classes THEIR way. We can preach integration and a lot of other things...but whether or not it's implemented is a different situation.

Claudio Nigg: PH789U, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 789U - Int Sem: Soc & Bhvrl Hlth Sci Crn (Section): 79479 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. I learned a lot in this 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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
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  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Cross-cutting and core competencies
I recognized all of classes I have studied since my first semester from Fall 2008.I realized how much I have learned in MPH (SBHS) program.
8. 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%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for 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%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Work with guest speakers about their speech contents, make them appropriate to the class objectives. In this way, the instructor did not need to go over those topics again
No need to improve. The Professor did his work well.
14. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
16. Other comments:
No
I love PH Game. We had so much fun in class!

Claudio Nigg: PH750, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 750 - Health Behavior Change Crn (Section): 84559 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
5. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
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  
4.4 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
When we did group presentations! That was a really fun assignment!
- gain basic understanding of analyzing data using SPSS - understand basic concepts/knowledge of developing,implementing, and evaluating multiple behavior change intervention -apply knowledge in different setting
implementing the intervention for final project of the course Multiple Health Behavior change theory and its application Pedometer experiment
I think that the intervention project with the presentation and paper was very valuable. I learned a lot about applying theory to application.
Group project to teach helped me to really learn concepts. I also liked class discussions.
Group work and presentations on Multiple Behavior Change, but could have been shorter.
Multiple behavior change Group presentation
The intervention project was fun and a valuable learning tool/project.
The group projects, assignments throughout the semester and the guest lectures. Dr. Nigg also had great activities planned for our class that put what we learned into practice, which is an important component of learning for me.
the final project, although if we had more than a month for the intervention period,more people might have experienced better results, due to the building of the client relationship in the beginning. Personally for me, building a professional relationship with the client was a challenge and a learning experience. my own knowledge was hindering me to listen to the client, but luckily I realized that the client needed me to listen to her, not me needing the client. The course was educational and very engaging, we got to discuss in almost every class, which is a good way to processing the learned information.
Application of theory.
There was a lot of good examples of interventions in which we were able to look at, analyze, see how theory was applied, and now have as resources for the future. The intervention assignment was great! We got to apply what we have learned over the last 2 semesters firsthand. The presentation process is a great idea too because then we get to see what other students chose to implement and what worked/what didn't work. I really appreciated this assignment.
8. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I guess I see the point in the final project but mostly I felt that conducting an intervention on a friend/family member was educational but pretty unethical!! I was especially concerned about one student who was too upset to give her presentation about the project--I guess I just wondered about the potential negative impact on students' lives and relationships. I really didn't appreciate the effect the project had on my friendship. It made me into a policeman and I felt my friend avoided me because of it. I think there are other ways to be creative with assignments without harming others. What about having students interview and research faculty members' research projects? I think that would be fun AND a good way to build mentor relationships!
More time for SPSS lectures and more in-depth explanation on it as it is essential for the professionals.
Dr Nigg could have taught more classes. I appreciate group projects and teaching each other things- but like to be taught by a professor as well. Also, more SPSS would have been helpful.
Although the assignments were worthwhile, instructions for assignments could be a little clearer.
Teach SPSS instead of only supplying worksheets and being available for questions. Go through the process more slowly and in simple steps. The whole process went way too fast and most of us didn't retain a lot. No more hikes up mountains in the hot sun, although a shady easier hike would have been enjoyable. Teach more, rather than having so many guest lecturers and student presentation days.
It's better if all guest speakers present topics and content related to our course objectives Please give more time to work and give instructions on class project with each group
Having the students teach was a great way to learn however, we missed out on Dr. Nigg's knowledge because he taught less than half the semester.
I have no suggestions because Dr. Nigg did a great job. He basically let US design the course and discuss issues that we thought would be relevant as budding public health professionals. I love the fact that he does not spend three hours lecturing to us, but has a dynamic lesson plan that allows the class to collaborate with each other.
maybe the first couple of weeks...the SPSSis very useful for all of us, but the work we did in during class was stressful and many did not understand what we did. we simply just wanted the class to be over and some parts of it I believe we should have done together on a big screen while filling in the data on our own computers. there must be a more fun and engaging way to learn SPSS.
I think that within a 15/16 week semester Dr. Nigg literally taught less than 1/2 of the classes-if I were to go back and count, it would probably be more like he taught a 1/4 of them. I thought that it was a little ridiculous. I completely understand that he is busy and traveled a lot, but he really didn't do much. Even though he usually seemed prepared it was obvious that he hadn't looked at the slides for a long time - the discussions were often all over the place until he found his ground. He created projects that were terribly carried out because he gave students the freedom to create and present for an ENTIRE class (3 hours). Then he got upset when groups didn't do exactly what he wanted/hoped. It was an escape from him having to prepare and teach, yet he wanted us to do what he would have done - we are all adults, we are not oblivious to how it works. We can see that he is busy, but the fact that he hardly ever taught was really evident and resented. When he did have classes where he was to teach, he often brought in speakers. I didn't appreciate his lack of committeemen to a class that is mandatory for us to take.
14. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
16. Other comments:
I loved this class! I loved all the discussions we had--everyone was really engaged! I also greatly appreciated Dr. Nigg's feedback on our assignments. I looked forward to this class every week. Thank you!
Great class with lots of activities and experiments. One of my favorite classes so far.
Dr Nigg always had some great information in the area of MHBC to share and was very smart. I appreciate the word games in the beginning of class and a great learning atmosphere.
No
This class and 623 that Dr. Nigg taught last semester were my favorite classes and the classes that I learned the most from. Dr. Nigg is a very effective teacher.
I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Nigg's class. I am quite saddened that it will be the last time I have him as a professor while in the MPH program. His enthusiasm and knowledge about multiple health behavior change really impresses me. He makes the class fun and makes difficult concepts easy to grasp with activities that makes them easier to decipher! Bravo for a great semester!
I am glad I took this course!
Dr. Nigg is really great at getting feedback and grades back to students in a timely manner - it is always greatly appreciated. Dr. Nigg's assignments are often broadly explained and then the grading is often very specific.

Claudio Nigg: PH623, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 623 - Social Science & Public Health Crn (Section): 79824 (002)    
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 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (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  
2.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The group exercises and discussions. I am glad the class was separated into two sections so that we could have more intimate discussions with our classmates!
-The fact that our original, large class was split up. It created a great close-knit community. It was nice to have the balance of our own small class and meet up all together every now and again. -Dr. Nigg kept class interesting and took the time to not make it so mundane. The material could often be a drag, but he made sure to include activities that allowed for us to get up and move around, discuss, and also apply the information rather than just memorizing it. -Personally, the paper was stressful, but Dr. Keller explained how it worked the first day of class. Many people complained and honestly just didn't listen or read what was expected and therefore were really upset that the paper had to include topics that we might not have had our hand-held through quite yet. I think that the level of professionalism needs to be kept high and not compromised because of individuals that choose to not take responsibility and that complain often and openly. *The paper really enabled us to take on a topic of our choice (which I loved) and work in what we have learned. I thought that it had meaningful application that we will benefit from down the line. -Bringing in some guest speakers that really enabled us to learn how applicable the material was. They offered us some great insight and resources! Thanks!
Class size made for more intimate conversations, and I think people felt more at ease discussing things.
In class activities, discussions, and guest lectures.
Small class size made for good discussions...it turned out our group was a really good bunch; the strong "drivers" in the other section probably would have muted a lot of the quieter students from speaking. Paper and poster were good assignments, and I liked that we were allowed to choose a topic...this gave us the opportunity to do in-depth research on the topic that possibly will turn into a thesis/dissertation. Also really appreciated the time spent on giving feedback on our assignments and papers.
Class was totally participatory
7. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
10. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
13. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
14. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I would have found it very beneficial if a class lecture was held explaining how to create and implement effective interventions as this was the final project for the class.
Appreciate his knowledge and enthusiasm. Perhaps too much time doing group exercises. For the amount of credits, the workload seemed a bit excessive.
none.
-The homework assignments were often quite ambiguous and students were often expressing their levels of stress of not being sure quite what was being asked of them/expected. -Since we had to read and do homework assignments on a decent number of the chapters-it seemed a bit redundant to than take all of that following class to go through a powerpoint spelling out what we read. I appreciated the clarification that the powerpoints and class discussions included...but I feel that more application would be more effective in order to make the most of the class time. -We understood and were completely fine that Dr. Nigg had agreed to take on the class last minute. We appreciated that he did since the smaller group enabled a much more intimate and successful atmosphere. However, it was a little disrespectful hat he tried to play it off that he came up with the powerpoints, discussion topics, and activities when they really weren't his. We all are adults and understood the situation. Be honest and open, no need to try to hide the fact.
Approachable
Class was fantastic and interesting. Discussions were very engaging.
Maybe trying different methods to increase class discussion, especially among quieter students. Try a variety of methods, versus usual format of just posing questions. Sometimes discussions felt really slow and only a few people were talking. More interactive exercises to learn/practice the theories, instead of powerpoints and discussing journal articles.
Teaching style is excellent
15. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.27 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%) 3 (27%)