eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Megan Conway

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DIS687, Spring 2014
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DIS683, Fall 2013
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Megan Conway: DIS687, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 687 - Seminar on Disability Issues Crn (Section): 84390 (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  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. 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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of 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%)
8. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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. I enjoyed 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%)
10. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
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%)
11. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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 appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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 able to explain concepts clearly and 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%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about 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%)
16. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
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%)
17. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%)
18. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is very knowledgeable and open to new ideas.
Excellent instructor for this class. She is very knowledgeable about the topics and her discussion questions allowed the class to interact with one another and engage in the class as a whole. She was great at responding to emails quickly and overall did a wonderful job in teaching this course.
that she is an excellent professor. She has a very through understanding of topics and issues within disability studies and is able to integrate her knowledge well into the course. She challenges students to think critically and to focus on issues that particularly interest them. She was able to design an excellent course by providing interesting lectures, including interesting guest speakers and allowing students to practice leading a seminar. I thought the books she selected for the class were very relevant and informative.
A knowledgeable and helpful instructor
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
23. What did you like most about your online course experience?
It was interesting, effective, and convenient.
I liked the BlackBoard features of chat, voice, website links, and visible power points. I also liked how it can record the class session so I can refer back to it for clarification. I liked the discussion board postings and the announcement sections too.
I liked that the course met at a synchronous time. I felt that this greatly enhanced my learning in comparison with other online courses. I also think Dr. Conway had us engage in multiple ways such as through class discussions, online discussion boards and reflection papers.
I appreciated being able to attend from any location.
24. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It takes some getting use to communicating through a microphone. But after a few weeks it becomes second-nature.
I didn't like how the class was scheduled on a specific workday in the middle of the day. It's hard to work and be present for this online course in the middle of the day (inconvenience).
Felt somewhat disconnected compared to an in-person seminar class
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course is very informative and has applications for essentially any field of study.
Great! I enjoyed this course and I did learn a lot, especially from the student-led seminars.
that is was a tremendous learning experience. I thought that the opportunity to read two very engaging books that relate to disability studies along with student led seminars resulted in a great class. I appreciated Dr. Conway's openness to ideas and questions. She is able to facilitate meaningful conversations on course material. I would definitely recommend this course to another student.
It was an informative class that shared many different viewpoints and covered many related topics
26. Other comments:
The class is very organized and run efficiently. Your time will be well-spent in this course.
Thank you Dr. Conway for teaching this course and for all of the knowledge that I have gained from this course.

Megan Conway: DIS687, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 687 - Seminar on Disability Issues Crn (Section): 3192 (431)    
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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (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  
1.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
11. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
16. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
18. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is an exceptional instructor and it is clear that she is passionate about her topic which translates to an authentic experience for the learner.
She is a great professor!!
Excellent, I really liked the seminar structure of the course. I felt we were not only able to gain by learning from classmates, but learn by researching for our own seminars. We also were challenged by presenting the information in a logical way, setting student learning objectives, etc. I think this was a creative way for us to push understanding to new levels, to gain solid background in an area of interest to us within disability studies.
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
23. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I am not able to travel to campus to attend lectures, so this enabled me to take the course anywhere.
This was a very enjoyable ,informative class where I learned a lot.I have recommended this class to other students. I look forward to studying with Dr.Conway in the future.
I didn't think I'd like presenting a seminar. I dreaded it all semester, but I found it rewarding, and I found that that was a valuable experience for me to put together a seminar, figure out how to generate classmates participation, figure out what discussion questions and readings can stimulate discussion on the topic and help classmates critically think about topics. I really, really enjoyed the learning from classmates feel of the class.
24. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It is hard to connect with other students in an online format. At the graduate level, we need to have more exposure to other's ideas and it can be hampered with online versus face-to-face formats.
Sometime the internet connection was dropped.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A++
Wonderful !!
Excellent.
26. Other comments:
Some courses define discussion questions as a weekly back and forth between students. This course may have benefitted from having more requirements to interact between students because so many of us were from different disciplines. This would have added more time for the instructor to evaluate and grade and for the student to commit to the course. My only recommendation is that students should be required to comment on at least one other person's posting each week so that there is some discussion. Otherwise, I loved this course, it has helped me define my topic a bit more.
I wanted to add she explained different tricks to help us navigate Laulima that were very helpful. Like clicking on the blue arrows to help you go back to a main section.As well the syllabus was clearly displayed in the left column so you could see it at any time w/o having to open a PDF or Word doc.This wound up saving me time as well as reducing my stress.It was also available as a Word doc in another area if you wanted to save it on your computer.

Megan Conway: DIS683, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 683 - Intrdisc Disabilty/Divrsty Iss Crn (Section): 75454 (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%) 8 (89%) 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 9 0.46 Freq(%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
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  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
8. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
9. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
10. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
11. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
16. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
17. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
18. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Conway was an awesome teacher! I really enjoyed her class:)
Excellent. I enjoyed her class and I learned alot. She always responds to emails in a timely manner.
Wonderful professor to work with. A pleasure to be in her class. Cheerful, knowledgeable, and someone who deeply cares for the subject matter and for teaching it.
I am so appreciative of how Professor Conway presented the variety of issues on Disability Studies. It was stimulating and challenging and definitely changed my paradigm on many issues. In fact, there are some issues that I still debate about in my thought process. At the very least, it has raised my awareness and sensitivity to the many issues facing people with a disability and this has lead to open discussions with my children. Professor Conway is always clear on expectations; always organized; professional; incredibly insightful; and engages the class.
what an awesome individual! There is so much of her life experiences that make her a great teacher and a caring and understanding person. I enjoyed this class and I have learned so much about being a better individual, but even more a better professional.
good instructor
Megan is an excellent instructor. She has a strong command of her subject area and conveys information in engaging ways. Megan is also sensitive, respectful, reasonable and flexible and works with her students considering individual circumstances fairly. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from Megan this semester.
that she is an incredible professor. She presented information in an interesting and engaging manner. The articles she selected were excellent and useful in meeting the course objectives. I felt that she had such a thorough understanding of so many issues within disability studies and that she brought a wealth of knowledge to the course. I appreciated that she also included guest speakers from the field. She is the best professor I have had at UH. She definitely encourages students to employ critical thinking and analysis. She respects students ideas and perspectives and values student participation. Each class was very well prepared and she provided materials in multiple formats. I also found her lectures to be incredible informative.
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
23. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Being a mother, I enjoyed the convenience of the online course!
The interaction with blackboard and the rest of my classmates. The lectures and guest speakers were easy to follow and learn from. I liked the discussion and weekly assignments.
That each week we had a live session... It was a great balance between a completely online class and a class in a room.
Much more interactive then I expected! I will definitely be open to taking online courses.
The material was worthwhile and supported our weekly assignments well!
Content of class & that it was online
Mixed media and multiple means of learning. Megan is wonderful at facilitating her online course. I've had other online courses before, but none have ever engaged me as well as Megan's.
I enjoyed the opportunity to have the class include people from different islands and locations and different programs. I enjoyed that we had a group project that we could collaborate with other students in our area of interest. I also appreciated the research project assignment which allowed us to examine an issue in more depth. I appreciated the class discussions we had during class and on the discussion boards. I know that some online courses do not meet simultaneously, but I felt that this was integral for the class and our learning as students. She was also always available for questions and consultation if needed.
24. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I experienced A LOT of technical difficulties. Working in groups via the internet was interesting, but not my favorite.
Some technical difficulties but it is minor. I didn't like how I had to present online. That was frustrating. Also, too much reading for this course.
None.
Nothing, everything had a purpose and was relevant to the class subjects and goals.
Group Projects
I think it would have been great if we could have discussed the readings more in class since there were some really excellent articles. But I do know time was limited and that there was not a lot of time to do so.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great! I really enjoyed it!
Great! Good first course to take for the Disability and Diversity Certificate.
A good multidisciplinary introduction to issues of disability studies.
It is intense, challenging, informative and has changed the way I view Disability Studies and the issues facing people with disabilities.
Fantastic!
Excellent!!
This course really opened my eyes to so many new issues within disability studies. I appreciated the topics we covered including ethics, multiculturalism, disability culture amongst many other interesting topics. I would recommend this course to other students and I am thrilled I had the opportunity to take this course.
26. Other comments:
I hope Professor Conway is nominated for a teaching in excellence award soon.
None.
Thank you for opening my eyes and educating me of the importance of being culturally competent - even within subcultures - it really is the best way to understand, get to know, and empathize with another individual! Happy Holidays!
Many many mahalos to Megan Conway!!

Megan Conway: DIS683, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 683 - Intrdisc Disabilty/Divrsty Iss Crn (Section): 1287 (411)    
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  
5.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
10. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
16. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I really appreciated how Megan made the online format of the course interactive. it's often difficult with online classes to communicate with others-- it usually feels like an individualized learning venture. Megan had us do presentations (group and individual), as well as independent study on a research paper throughout the semester. We also participated in class and also through discussion boards. I like how she diversified her approach, sensitive to everyone's needs and learning style preferences. Her lectures were well thought out and prepared. The material was interesting and thought-provoking.
She helped my think constructively. The assignments were all thought provoking. Thank you.
very well organized, effective instructor
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
23. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I liked the presentations. We encountered technical difficulty, but it was a good learning experience, and it was so interesting to hear from everyone and be able to work with others and share through blackboard.
very interactive course
24. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Nothing I can think of in particular
Access to journals via online. It would have been very helpful to have been able to access research literature online. UH Manoa e-library is very limited.
my university gmail account would not allow me to send emails
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent. I really like how Megan tried to make the class interactive and an engaging experience. It was a little difficult for me time-wise. It was right in the middle of my work day (class meeting), where I had to get special permission and find coverage to be gone-- but it was well worth it and I appreciated her lectures and can see the rationale behind this. I can also understand that in order to accommodate others who might be logging in from another time-zone, it would probably need to be earlier in the day as it is.
I am so glad that I took the class. The class has opened my thinking about disability issues.
great course
26. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Megan Conway: DIS687, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 687 - Seminar on Disability Issues Crn (Section): 85202 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of 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%)
8. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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. I enjoyed 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%)
10. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
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. My opinions about some topics changed because of 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%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and 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%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
16. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
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%)
17. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%)
18. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A great communicator and good at encouraging class discussion!
Megan was very knowledgeable and prepared!! I really enjoyed her course and am grateful to have been a part =)
Excellent! Megan is knowledgeable about disability studies and enthusiastic about teaching. She makes her students feel comfortable and accommodates for each students interest.
Great!
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
23. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Inclusion concept and how it related to my own line of work. Convenient and fit with my schedule.
The material, easy accessibility and the flexibility it provided for me. Also, I was able to teach a seminar; which really helped me learn more about the subject!!
I liked engaging in an interactive online class. It was just as engaging as an on campus class.
24. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The extra discussion postings that were not on syllabus were sometimes difficult to remember to do.
Nothing much!
Sometimes students were having technical difficulties, which made it hard to conduct an online interactive session.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I give this course an A because of the stimulating class discussions.
Awesome!!
Great! I learned more about disability studies over a broad range of subject areas and improved my own presenting skills as well. I would definitely recommend this course to my peers.
26. Other comments:
Great job, Megan!

Megan Conway: DIS699, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 699 - Directed Reading &/or Research Crn (Section): 84153 (001)     3598 (431)    
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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. Other comments:
Thank you so much Megan for everything. I really really appreciate your support and help. I also have to apologize of changing my topic and did not to contact you long time. Please stay in touch wherever I go and I will be your student forever...

Megan Conway: DIS683, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 683 - Intrdisc Disabilty/Divrsty Iss Crn (Section): 75967 (001)     1323 (411)    
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 10 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  
1.2 10 0.42 Freq(%) 8 (80%) 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%) 1 (10%) 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%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
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%) 7 (70%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (100%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (100%)
8. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
9. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
10. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%)
11. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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 appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and 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%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about 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%)
16. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
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. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%)
18. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A great teacher who used all types of resources to make this online class feel like an "actual" class. Blackboard makes it seem just as good as being in the classroom, because it allows for group discussions, live discussions, presentations, etc. -- all without sitting through the traffic!! A wonderful teacher!!
Wonderful! Dr. Conway was very helpful, informative, and passionate about this course!
Wondeful!
She is a very knowledgeable professor and very kind. I really enjoyed her teaching style.
Overall, Dr. Conway is an excellent teacher who is clearly passionate about the subject she teaches.
Excellent. I really appreciate the ways she provide us resources and information. Her class is always such an amazing and interesting. Also, when we need to talk to an instructor, she always make time for us. Thank you so much for your availability and always help us.
Excellent! It was an online course that was very interactive and personal. Each session felt like I was in a classroom because I could see, hear and chat with the professor and my classmates on Elluminate Blackboard.
I really enjoyed the class. I feel that social work should require some kind of disability studies course as part of the grad school requirement. Most of us will come in contact with someone with disabilities and education is such a huge part of helping with the stigma in society.
A+
Truly fair accurate and instrumental. To most who qualifies or Entitlement to Dis. but lacks the understanding to "What Entitlement is", Will be provided. Dr. Megan really provided information needed to complete my un-answered questions for a very very long time. Thanks to Her lectures and examples on what to expect on disability also change my heart on responsibility has a husband at home . All my fears about disability has been answered. Everything I needed to understand about disability Has been provided by Dr. Megan in a clear matter where everyone.
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 10 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (100%) 1 (10%)
23. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I loved that I could still interact with the other students and teacher throughout the class. It did have the feel of being a normal class.
It provided more flexibility
Flexibility
I could take the course from home. This aspect on online learning was so helpful and convenient!
The ability to attend class at home or work so that I could fit the course around my work schedule.
Even I hesitate to talk..I can type.
I liked meeting weekly and discussing topics.
I liked that Megan has so much knowledge about the course and subject and really enjoyed the blackboard forum
i liked that the students and professor were so involved with the material. there was a constant flow of comments and interaction with the material being presented.
The on-line class was a challenge for me.Regardless of the my lack of computer skills, personally I was happy to fulfill the task regardless of my weakness. I'm registered for the spring 2013 Dis 684,685,686
24. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Not being to meet the classmates face to face on a regular basis
Technical difficulties. ;)
Having a slow internet connection which caused delay sometimes ;)
The hardest thing of on-line class is how to figure out who is my classmate. When I have group project with my classmates, since we meet only via on-line, it takes time to figure out who is my class mate especially when we first meet via face to face. I am kind of miss regular class. If possible, I would like to ask you to migrate the class..for the people who can attend to the class..provide lectures by regular classroom settings ..and who is not able to attend the class ..provide via on-line.
I felt that the online course required much more work and time than a regular course.
nothing
I wish i had the opportunity to see my classmates in person more often. i had the wonderful experience of meeting and working with 3 of my colleagues in person at the Sinclair library and working many hours on a group project which turned out wonderfully.
My computer skills.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent!! I can't wait to take another online course in disability studies! It really opened my eyes.
Excellent
Excellent. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in having a wonderful introduction to disability and diversity studies.
Great course! Definitely expanded my knowledge of the subject matter.
Excellent. I was able to learn "disability " from different discipline. Each discipline was so broad. I am wondering that CDS might be able to make courses of each discipline. For example Disability and Education series...or Developing country and disability etc..
Great! I enjoyed the course and learned more about Disability Studies.
great!
A+
"The best "
26. Other comments:
All classes should have an online option!
Please have more courses set up like this one.
Thank you, Megan, for a terrific class this semester!
Please make Doctoral degree courses in Center on Disability.
Loved the course!
This is a great course and Prof. Conway is a great professor in so many ways...the following are some of the positives that come to mind when I think about her and this class both of which I already miss. 1. She is so knowledgeable in her field of disability studies. 2. She is always available by e-mail phone and even in person. 3. She went out of her way to provide reasonable accommodations for my learning disability. 4. She is always encouraging which allowed me to take on new and more complex projects. 5. She was very encouraging of class members to meet in person 6. She brought 3 very interesting and knowledgeable guest speakers to present in their field of expertise. 7. She brings across very complex material in very plain English in style that is very accessible and easy to understand. 8. I feel privileged to be able to participate in a course where the professor and all the students care so much about what is being discussed. 9. She always records the class and makes her notes available for review 10. There are so many aspects of Prof. ConwayĆ¢??s character and personhood that come across in the way she conducts she conducts herself professionally and personally; that she serves as a model for how her students will interact professionally and personally in their interactions with people with disabilities. 11. She is putting together a social and inviting the class so we can once again have the opportunity to meet one another and celebrate and enjoy our collective and personal successes. 12. Through it all she is able to maintain a sense of humor which keeps sometimes very disturbing material from effecting your ability to delve into and deal with very important topics which nearly all people turn their backs on. 13. Thank you professor Conway for another wonderful semester and the opportunity to have this great learning experience.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE AND THANK YOU DR. MEGAN CONWAY.

Megan Conway: DIS687, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 687 - Seminar on Disability Issues Crn (Section): 85695 (001)     3270 (431)    
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%) 2 (67%)
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%) 2 (67%)
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 gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (50%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (75%)
6. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%)
8. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%)
9. My opinions about some topics changed because of 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%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and 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%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about 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%)
14. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
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%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is a good teacher. Some of her expectations were not clearly laid out during the semester. I was not informed that the articles posted needed in reading screen. I was rated for that which is not fair. Not telling students ahead of time and expecting somethings is not a wise way to grade a student.
She is an excellent teacher who has a great deal to offer students. I really enjoyed the class.
Great. I felt 'in' a classroom during the course thanks to way Dr. Conway kept communication with her and among students always live.
is an oganized and filld with lots of information. I truly enjoyed the course.
Professor Conway was welcoming and accommodating, even prior to the start of the class. I contacted her two months before the class and expressed my concerns about taking an online class with my learning disability. She gave me the course syllabus and course material so that I was able to begin working with Kokua, the office of disabilities. I expressed to her that I was having problems using my new technology, namely a text to voice program. She set up a meeting with Adam Tanners in the College of Education who specializes in assistive technology. He met with me and showed me how to use the scanner in the CCC which has a very good optical character recognition program. Professor Conway also made sure that all of the class material was available and accessible through my screen reader, including all of the materials that students sent in during the course. During the semester she remained available as glitches arose, and provided appropriate accommodations for my learning disability. She remained consistently encouraging and reassured me of my abilities during each stage of the course. She provided appropriate modifications to the reading and writing assignments.
She has a strong grasp of this field of study and facilitated student learning throughout the course.
19. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
20. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
21. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The variety of topics that were presented for the seminar. It was interesting and I learned a lot from it.
When I first signed up for the class, I expected discussions to be limited. However, there was more discussion in this class than other in-person classes!
I liked the chance to experiment with Collaborate and teaching. I never taught at the post- secondary level. It was fun to research and learn more about an specific topic and then actually plan a lesson. It was a nice new challenge.
I liked the seminar format of this course because it is really engaging.
The wide range of material and content in regards to disability study.
It was a synchronous course. There was a lot of class participation. The instructor showed up on time, and the class started on time. I appreciated that the professor used the video option, so that I was able to read her facial expressions, which had been a big concern of mine in taking an online course. She recorded the classes, so that I could go back and review them. She posted great notes from a great note-taker, that I used quite often during the course. The professor was careful to always read the chat-box aloud and asked students to read the chat box aloud when they were presenting their online seminars.
I appreciated the convenience of the course and that it was synchronous.
22. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I was not able to see the visual expressions of the students when I did my seminar for the class. Personally, it was distracting while teaching the class and also to look at the questions that was popping up all the time. Basically, I was not comfortable teaching on-line since I am social person and need to interact with students in person.
Not being able to actually meet my classmates in person.
This is tied to mu flaws as a user, but I had trouble getting the grades and feedback on assignments on Laulima, but that didn't affect really my course work or perception.
I liked all of it.
I always miss the human interaction. However, half the class members are not physically located on the island of Oahu, and I wouldn't have wanted to miss their contributions to the class.
Presenting to my classmates was challenging as it was difficult to assess the response of my audience without being able to see them, or know if they were even there and paying attention to the presentation. I'm sure they were, but it was a really bizarre experience to present in this environment.
23. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was alright and make me learn new things about the disabled and disabilities.
Excellent
Great.
a great class!
This is a wonderful course and part of a wonderful program. It encourages me to pursue my Certificate in Disability and Diversity at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Professor Conway took a lead role in making sure that accommodations were provided in the course, as well as advising me to use the natural supports of the university. My overall evaluation of taking this course was one of a wonderful educational experience.
The course was a good introduction to disability studies. Though I appreciated sharing my own work and hearing that of my peers, I think the course could be structured differently so more attention could be paid to the course text assigned as well. I'd recommend shortening student presentations so that 2 students present on a single day, and that may leave time for coverage of material from the book as well. The book is really interesting, and it's a shame not to have more conversation about it.
24. Other comments:
I did not benefit much from the mentor - mentee sessions. My mentor's understanding and resource on the subject matter was limited. My mentor's schedule was tight and I had a busy work schedule too. It was hard to meet up and I could have learned a lot more from another faculty member.
Maybe do another summary session on the seminars like today, but midway, so as to ground seminars as we go, and because not all memories on the seminars at the beginning are fresh.
None
Overall, I think there could have been a better balance between teacher/expert vs. student-instruction provided within this course.

Megan Conway: DIS683, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 683 - Intrdisc Disabilty/Divrsty Iss Crn (Section): 76602 (001)     1430 (411)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
6. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
7. I enjoyed 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
8. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
9. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent!
She was doing fine with her two assistants. The calss procedings were recorded and notes produced for those who had pproblems.
Knowledgeable and approachable
19. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
20. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
21. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Convenient.
Its convenience, some people attended outside the Oahu and everywhere.
Was my first, but Dr. Conway's experience in online teaching and the ease of use of the Blackboard application enabled my experience. Plus the timing accommodates perfectly to my schedule.
22. What did you like least about your online course experience?
N/A
Nothing
23. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome!
It was excellent
Very positive
24. Other comments:
none

Megan Conway: DIS687, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 687 - Seminar on Disability Issues Crn (Section): 86250 (001)     3511 (431)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
9. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
18. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
20. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The information from the instructor, the textbook, students lead seminar, and the speakers are very helpful for me.
I found the Elluminate program to be very user friendly, however i didn't learn to use all aspects and abilities. The students were engaged but it is very different from an classroom experience. There was a little getting used to the ways students participated in discussions.
I enjoyed the ease of participating. I also enjoyed being able to do it from anywhere and not have to pay high gas prices, travel around the island to attend, and then locate parking once on campus. I wish MORE classes were online!
I loved the accessibility of it. There are so many more options for communication than in traditional lecture courses. I definitely feel like I learned more because of this, and that I had more opportunities to contribute.
21. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The online discussion. Students need to be more active to comment on each others' discussion.
Sometimes i felt lonely where i was taking the course. The lack of face-face contact was a little strange at first.
I felt a little disconnected in that I was unable to interact personally with people, but I think Megan did a great job of allowing people to express themselves, posting pictures, etc.
I'm having a very difficult time thinking of anything I remotely disliked.
22. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great!
I gained alot of information useful to me for my future work. The individual student seminar experience was a great learning opportunity. And i enjoyed the subject material both from our instructor and other students. This was a great class.
I really enjoyed it. I liked the student seminars, but I missed Megan lecturing on those days.
Excellent. The topics were interesting and I learned a lot, or changed my way of thinking about some things. There was a strong rapport between everyone involved. The class was extremely accessible. The instructor was helpful and knowledgeable and interacted well with everyone and was very clear about her expectations. I appreciated the casualness of the whole experience, which I suspect is partly due to the online context (show up in your pajamas, no problem!) and partly due to the instructor. It made for a very comfortable learning environment.
23. Other comments:
I learned a lot from the course.
I would very happily take another online class and/or another class with Megan.

Megan Conway: DIS683, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 683 - Intrdisc Disabilty/Divrsty Iss Crn (Section): 77335 (001)     1237 (411)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (67%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (67%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (67%)
6. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 5 (71%)
8. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (33%) 2 (33%)
9. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
10. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
14. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Conway in knowledgeable about the content area. It is evident through her class presentations that she has a passion about disability and diversity issue.
She is a great professor and very accommodating. I wish I could be involve in this class. I learned a lot from others. Thank you.
Overall, I think Dr. Conway did a really good job of presenting course material and bringing in guest speakers that helped to provide us a deeper understanding of class readings. Dr. Conway did a good job of bringing up topics that were perhaps difficult for some students and she provided many opportunities for us to ask questions and share our thoughts with each other.
great professor great class. I got so much out of this course, probably my favorite class I have had yet. I learned so much and was able to bring this knowledge into my field of study.
Excellent! She is very well organized, clear, and interesting. She provided a nice balance of instruction and discussion time in class. This was my first Elluminate class and she made it very workable and worthwhile. I have learned a lot that is useful personally and professionally. Thank you!
She is a wonderfull professor. She has a lot of knowledge, and she helped me understand some topics better. Thank you Dr. Conway!!!
Professor Conway is an excellent instructor - great rapport with her students, solid knowledge of the subject matter. As much as I enjoyed the guest lecturers, I really noticed a difference in my engagement level depending on whether Prof. Conway was leading the class or someone else. I'm not sure if it's because Prof. Conway is more experienced in leading online classes, but she is very good at engaging students and keeping their attention.
Well organized and made the online live classes interesting and feel like a traditional class.
19. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 2 (67%) 1 (14%)
20. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
21. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Because we only met once a week, I felt like I could complete work around my hectic schedule which made the class very manageable.
Presentation from other students and different speakers.
I liked that the course was synchronous, because I like having the opportunity to talk about class readings and being able to still feel that I am interacting with people and not just the course material. I also really liked the fact that we had students participating in the course that lived all over the place (i.e. Canada, Boston), and were able to have presentations from people from a distance as well (i.e. the Czech republic). I think this adds even greater diversity to the learning experience overall.
I loved the lecturers from all over the world.
Variety of topics was good. Professor posed thought provoking, meaningful questions that helped deepen the experience. Also appreciated that she used our pictures and names and posted them in the beginning of class every day. It helped me to know who else was in the class and put faces to the names.
Well I always loved online courses. But this specific course was different because we used the microphone, the captioning and the room chat to communicate. I loved the captioning, because eventhough I do not have any hearing disability, sometimes the voice wouldn't be clear enough, so I used the captionning to read and feel that I am still in class and not falling behind. I think it would be also nice to add the video so we can actually see the person who is talking.
I LOVED the accessibility. This is easily the most accessible "event" I've ever been to, compared to other educational activities, conferences, work, social events, etc. I LOVED that I could fully participate. I really liked the different ways of communicating - voice, chat, whiteboard. I found as the class went on, the amount of participation in the chat box just zoomed up - everyone seemed so comfortable participating that way. It was nice that the participation wasn't cornered by a few talkative people, the way it often is in real-life classes.
I have taken courses that are entirely online with no interaction except for the online discussion board. The weekly live class made it feel more like a traditional class and facilitated greater learning.
22. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I sometimes felt like my readings didn't really assist me in being able to participate in the classroom discussions or to address the required discussion question. In a few instances (the build environment for example) I felt like participating in the discussion first would have assisted me in writing my post for the week. Because the class size was relatively small, it was noticeable that some students only contributed minimally to discussions.
I have lots to learn from online class, need to get use to online learning. May be for those on campus can meet in class while doing online with others elsewhere.
I found the group project somewhat difficult to navigate. Because you aren't physically in class with them, you can't go up to your classmates and say, "Hey, let's meet to talk about this" or "Let's meet after class." --You send an email to someone and hope they respond within a few days (which, in my experience, they don't always do), and this was frustrating to me as I put a great amount of effort into the project and presentation. Also, of course, there were the occasional technical glitch, but I don't know if this is something we can really expect not to happen...and I think in the case of our class, the positives outweigh the negatives.
never meeting everyone in person
I found the group project difficult because it required working with people we've never met before. In a normal class, you see the person face to face and have a rapport that is not easily built online. Having to work with people in person for an online class was challenging. I would suggest individual projects and presentations about organizations, shared in small groups of like 3 or 4 instead.
I liked everything about the course!!!!!!!!
There were some technological issues that delayed or interrupted some classes.
Group projects are never a good experience and this course was no different. I recognize that some professors feel group projects teach team work, but I do not agree with this rationale. There are always group members who don't pull their weight. In graduate school, we all have experience with teamwork in the real world.
23. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Overall I enjoyed the course. I found many of the readings thought provoking. I also appreciated the use of guest speakers to provide various perspectives and to provide more specific knowledge about different topics within disability studies.
Very informative and help me to look different aspects of disabilities issues.
Overall, I thought this was a great course and I would recommend it to my classmates in my department. This course provides a broad background in the disability studies and allows you to interact with the course material, your classmates, your professor, and a variety of presenters. It's a great way to broaden your perspective and this course can add something to the education of everyone in any academic field.
A+
Very good. Everyone on UH Faculty and Staff, especially in CDS, should be required to take this class!
It is really helpfull, and changed my opinion about disability, it made me more aware of the field of disability studies.
Excellent. It's probably the best class I've ever taken. I'm very pleased with the evaluation methods, I liked the instructor, I liked the topics and most of the readings, I liked my fellow students. I came into the class with a fair amount of background knowledge, but I still learned a lot and some of my perceptions and opinions changed.
Good course
24. Other comments:
Thanks for your hard work in delivering a great class, Dr. Conway!
Thank you! I can tell Dr. Conway put in a lot of work into organizing this class. Enjoyable experience. I would recommend this class to others.

Megan Conway: DIS699, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 699 - Directed Reading &/or Research Crn (Section): 78189 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. I learned a lot in this course.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. I improved my abilities to revise my rough drafts and to make my writing more effective.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor helped me understand how writing is used in this field.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Megan Conway is a very liberal professor, open to ideas and listens to the speaker and not impose her thoughts and ideas on students. She is creative, her lectures and lessons are intellectually stimulating and has mastered the art of pedagogy. Megan has always been prepared, organized, communicated effectively and worked well with me both in and out of class. She is one professor, I greatly appreciate and enjoyed learning with.
16. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course is comprehensive, a cumulative study of concepts, issues both current, past and possible future events. DIS 699 is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of disability and diversity education, multicultural sensitivity and related issues. It is not restrictive, allows time, space and choice.
17. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.