eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Kimberlee Bassford

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ACM310, Fall 2012
ACM255, Fall 2011
ACM255, Summer II 2011

Kimberlee Bassford: ACM310, Fall 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 310 - Cinemtc & Digital Narr Prodctn Crn (Section): 74385 (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  
3.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%) 0 (0%) 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 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
6. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
8. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Getting a brief review on terms really helped. I also think that by making connections and contacts also helped me achieve my goals
Film critiques, clips and examples.
Covered a wide range of topics valuable in the industry.
Everything, even if you're not majoring in film.
Connections and friendships made and increased knowledge and love for film.
Actual filming with equipment.
I liked that she is always encouraging and very flexible.
Practicing the use of a high-end camera and having the opportunity to produce films on a more professional level; learning what it takes to produce a film and what has to go into it is a very important and valuable experience.
The learning atmosphere was really enjoyable.
learning about editing, working in the field, and making good movies in general.
I think the most valuable aspect of 310 is the fact that we are forced to make three films over the course of a single semester. It's certainly difficult, however I believe the insanity that comes along with such a workload helps us to grow exponentially as filmmakers.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Repeat of topics already covered.
None.
Stress, anxiety.
Too many projects for beginners. It should be 3 projects total in which one of those being a director. Its not a smooth transition with a more concentrated focus.
The four-hour length of the class makes sitting through it almost unbearable. I understand that its necessary for class to last that long, as we seem to be barely managing to cover everything that we need to cover as it is, but it's still something that should be taken into consideration.
The class hours were very long at times.
I feel like we could have spent less time on documentaries. If I remember correctly, we spent a few classes solely focusing on The Documentary and, although it was very informative, a lot of us were already trying to figure out how to go about pre-production on our third projects.
12. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
My movie projects
The films I made
Great student film screenings.
The process I had to go through before, during and after filming.
The humble beginnings of becoming bonafide filmmakers.
How difficult the whole filming process was.
Having a great and understanding professor, who still held us to the industry standard.
The films I made as part of the course work
How much I learned
The stress.
13. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
14. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
15. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
17. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
18. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
19. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
20. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
21. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
22. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She is very knowledgeable and knows the rules and policy in that business.
Professor never got frustrated with my many, many questions and always promptly emailed me back with answers.
She is very nice and helpful
HAs past and current experience in making her own films.
She is open for questions and help anytime, tries to answers all of your questions but if she can't she'll still try to find answers from other people and get them to you.
Friendly and outgoing personality and she's great with constructive feedback. Artists can be sensitive people and she helps nurture growth.
She is friendly and knows her stuff.
She is eager to help students work through the struggles on a project.
She's a good person, very friendly, easily approachable. I feel as though I could talk to he about any problems that I might be having without apprehension.
Her teaching style is very enjoyable.
she's friendly and knows her shit
Professor Bassford is always willing to talk and give advice if we ever have questions.
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I felt that way too much was covered over this course and a lot of the material got lost in the shuffle. Also, Professor Bassford, though a very strong teacher, I feel is not as well versed in many aspects of film making as I would have liked and though we did have worshops, I feel that they were not enough and it was a bit frustrating when she couldn't help with different aspects of our projects. That being said, when Prof. Bassford did not have those answers, she made a point to get them, which was nice.
More coverage of editing and sound
Most students had technical problems during post. More coverage of that subject during the first weeks of the course.
I'd like a different grading system than the way the point-for-point system is right now. Losing one point is worth a large percent of the grade.
Again, just have a concentrated focus of one main individual project and 2 projects where the student must take a principal position other than Director.
Break the course up into shorter periods instead of having it as one huge period. I don't know if this is a problem specific only to myself, but I tended to have a ridiculously hard time staying focused for the entire four hours.
Maybe present more specific examples when lecturing.
See answer to question 10.
25. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Good teacher
friendly. Helpful.
Helpful Friendly consistent
Enthusiastic, supportive, and critical.
Good teacher.
Charismatic, passionate, engaged
Passionate Enthusiastic
Friendly. Enjoyable. Informative.
energetic, kind, helpful
Positive and helpful. I always find these types of questions to be a bit awkward.
26. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
27. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
28. The types of writing we did were relevant to the field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
29. A textbook would be a useful addition to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.77 13 0.83 Freq(%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
30. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
31. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
33. The assigned projects were appropriate to the level of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
34. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
35. Other comments:
=D
Kimberlee Bassford is the best!
I liked this course!
Question 25 is kind of weird. I've often wondered, to what purpose are questions like this used for?

Kimberlee Bassford: ACM255, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 255 - Cinema & Digital Media Crn (Section): 75107 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 26 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 22 (85%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 4 (15%) 19 (73%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 26 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (19%) 20 (77%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (19%) 19 (73%)
5. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 26 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 8 (31%) 14 (54%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 26 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 9 (35%) 13 (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  
4.46 26 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 4 (15%) 17 (65%)
8. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 26 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 3 (12%) 17 (65%)
9. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 26 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 8 (31%) 14 (54%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 26 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (27%) 8 (31%) 11 (42%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 26 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 10 (38%) 11 (42%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Guest lecturers.
the guest speakers were very helpful on certain topics
Learning about filmmaking.
Getting into groups and dissecting movies intellectually.
Group projects and presentations.
Analyzing the movies that we watched in class was valuable because we were able to apply what we learned in class and use it towards the movies. I also think that the guest speakers were quite valuable because they gave us insight into how the industry works and what kinds of positions there are. The group storyboard project was valuable too because it taught us to work together as a group and whether or not we work well with other people.
the activites
Watching relevant films to gain a better understanding of the subject material. It a visual sense of learning, which at times is preferable over the textbook.
Everything
mise en,scene was the most useful thing to know
I think the most valuable aspect of the course was the storyboard project. It gave me a greater sense of what is accomplished when a film is made.
The concepts of mise-en-scene are what i will remember and practice the most thanks to this course
group projects really helped out
It makes you appreciate a lot (if not) all aspects of films, especially those that are not seen to the general audience.
Learning the technical terms of the field was most valuable to me. I actually am able to speak to people of the industry in a more knowledgeable and respect fashion now.
Everything about it interested me. There were no low points in the course.
Learned a lot of professional terms and concepts, good to know for those who plan to enter film/video production.
Learning industry terms
everything
the movies, man, the movies!
Group projects, the instructor's enthusiasm for the material.
Going through all the different job opportunities in the production industry as well as the guest speakers coming was valuable.
13. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
nothing really
some of the group activities were more a roadblock then a bridge.
None.
Some of the movies are dated. They may be pioneers of important cinema concepts, but extremely boring and uninteresting. Except Rear Window, that movie's awesome.
N/A
The pace of learning feels a bit rushed at times.
N/a
lighting..although it is animportant aspect in the film world..it is the characteristic that does not help the storyalong
Not too sure...
Terminology can be important but for an intro course i felt as if these were things i did not need to learn at this early time
none
N/A
Hard to choose anything least valuable, but in a very very picky way, i say the forced "group" work, because i felt those projects could have been done individually.
nothing
none
Relearning the stuff I already knew. I just couldn't get out of my that I learned it already.
nothing is unvaluable
Groups were not randomized.
N/A
14. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
the collaboration concept made
some of the concepts explained by certain films
An introduction to filmmaking.
how fucking long it was.
our group storyboard project
The classic movies that we watched. Folley artist. The Graduate. Editing. Mise en scene.
A new perspective towards film.
How fun it was
the movies we were able to enjoy in class
I will remember watching and analyzing movies.
the concepts of mise-en-scene as applied to our analysis of movies and film we watch in the future
looking back at everything this course taught me
The movies we watched and how they are related to the material being discussed and also the guest speakers and their material.
the way my peers view everything i do in the film industry to be technically sound.
The activities and speakers in class.
watching movies and being 2hours and 45 mins long, which is tooooo long
Remembering the people in my class and Professor Bassford.
the knowledge of film I will remember it every time I watch a film
the movies
The instructor's approach to the material and the media that was used to demonstrate film techniques.
The group projects and movies.
The group projects. This introduced me how important it is to work in a group and that if one person is unable to commit, it hurts everyone else in the group.
15. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 26 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 8 (31%) 16 (62%)
16. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 26 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 21 (81%)
17. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 26 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 8 (31%) 13 (50%)
18. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 26 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 7 (27%) 16 (62%)
19. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 26 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (27%) 17 (65%)
20. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (31%) 17 (65%)
21. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 25 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 19 (76%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (19%) 19 (73%)
23. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
more films
mix up the groups more so people can experience working with different people. Sometimes i found myself staying with people in groups in the same area of the room as me.
Nothing.
Have better, more thorough reviews for exams.
Enthusiasm is never a bad thing.
be more enthusiastic of the class
Perhaps be more thorough on the content and what to expect on the exams. Sometimes what we, students are expected to know is a bit vague, which then makes the studying process a bit meticulous and stressful.
N/a
perhaps make the lectures a but more interesting..we must be interested if the goal of the class is to gain more acm majors
She could be more specific in her criteria. At times it is difficult to produce what is required to receive an A.
A better overall review of course material before midterms and finals could better prepare us for what is expected during the tests
can't think of anything
By adding in some type of "on-set" viewing during the course. To see most of the terms and situations brought up in the text, course material within an actual set would excenuate each and make them more understandable.
She did a great job!
Show more variety of videos other than just films and a few documentaries. Even though it's a survey course, give people a little bit of the taste of the film/video production industry with some hands on stuff rather than have people in it give short lectures/speeches.
She make it more interesting and her ppt is illustrate very well
GREAT KEEP GOING AS YOU ARE
Randomizing groups for projects.
N/A
24. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She is actually knowledgeble in her teachings
She was very helpful about topics and had alot of knowledge and insight about them.
Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.
She's enthusiastic and willing to answer questions.
She is very willing to help as much as she can. I know I can ask her anything.
She was knowledgeable about the material which helped guide us to finding the right answers and examples.
she knows a lot therefore we were taught a lot
The PowerPoint and the discussions about the films.
Everything! Very intelligent and knows what she's talking about. Made class interesting and fun
she was always approachable and easy to talk to
I think she is quite open to talk to and cares enough to memorize each student's name.
She was very approached and accommodating. Though she was very nice she maintained her position as a professor and kept us on track with the course concepts and material.
she herself is a film maker
She is very approachable, willing to help students and gives direct guidelines of what is needed to pass the class, projects and essays. She also speaks clearly and just at the right loudness.
Prof Bassford is so easily approachable and currently active in her craft. To be taught by someone who is not a dinosaur in the industry is fresh and exciting. Yes, things can be gained by those who've had success in the past, but this course needs a CURRENT feel to it, and Prof B brought it.
Her enthusiasm and her knowledge in film.
She is very enthusiastic and has personality, not a bland teacher.
She was always open for questions if we needed any help.
How to study a film and careers in this area
EVERYTHING shes so nice and helpful answering questions, her personality is a major plus!
Her experience and knowledge.
She is very personable and knew all of our names by the second class, she has good examples and very willing to help.
Quickly answers emails as soon as you send them. She'll reply within the say day. That's fast!!
25. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Cheerful, knowledgable, and awesome
motivated insightful
Prepared, good teacher
Happy camper.
Helpful, Nice, Fair
knowledgeable, polite
very neutral. not energetic but not lazy.
Enthusiastic, Friendly, Fair
Smart, Fun, Creative
timid.young.sweet
Energetic, Happy, Passionate
Approachable. Knowledgeable. Entertaining.
fun and dedicated
Great teacher!
Current, Fresh, Poignant
enthusiastic, informative, super-friendly!
knowledgeable, youthful, enthusiastic
Awesome, lively, friendly, fair
Patient Smart
awesome, awesome, awesome
Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, fun.
Personable, Passionate, Prepared
Really Sweet. :)
26. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.65 26 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (19%) 19 (73%)
27. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 26 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 11 (42%) 11 (42%)
28. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 26 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 6 (23%) 15 (58%)
29. Other comments:
Decent class, way too long though. Some of the guest speakers are unnecessary.
Loved this class!
I felt that the guest lecturers were a unexpected delight for this class. Bringing in the distinguished filmmaker, Franco Amurri, was incredible. This type of professor effort for us students makes taking this class priceless.
good job!
Thanks!
N/A
I thought it was really cool of her to take the time to remember our names. Not a lot of professors do that in college, especially with a big class. :)

Kimberlee Bassford: ACM255, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Academy for Creative Media
Course: ACM 255 - Cinema & Digital Media Crn (Section): 91899 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
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%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
6. I enjoyed this course.
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. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Mise-on-scene, Cinematography, and editing
I think everything learned is valuable to different extents, but I suppose the crucial things are the aspects and process of filmmaking, the different shot/frame types, the lighting, all of the work needed to complete a movie from start to finish, etc.
Hands on projects such as the storyboard and guest speakers. Although with guest speakers not all of them were of interest but did communicate and share their thoughts effectively.
As a survey course i expected to only learn basic vocabulary and see what is to come. I feel this course met my expectations.
The knowledge that she shard through her experiences and that of the guest speakers were very valuable.
segmenting a scene in a film
I felt like everything was actually pretty valuable for a film/ACM major or just a person interested in film. The class was eye-opening and helped my understanding to why certain movies are considered "masterpieces" or "classics", or won awards. The material went into depth about things that we wouldn't really have noticed on our own had we not taken the class.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
none
None.
I don't think for me guest speakers that were not involved in my specific ACM Major.
I feel that some of the films were redundant with regards to the unit we were studying.
some of the guest speakers
Well, I didn't really care for the guest speakers, but I thought they had information they needed to present and for some people that information was useful, but for me, I didn't personally care.
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
how enjoyable the exercises were
The films we watched (they were good and good choices to watch for the class) and the different elements of films and filmmaking.
Films I watched in the class. Nothing beats the classics
The first time I saw Rear Window
The subject matter that was learned. I will apply them to all future endeavors.
it's fun
The movies we've seen. I've seen a lot of brilliant movies in this class that I guarantee would not have seen outside of class. I enjoyed every single movie that was screened in class and each of the movies had a reason to be screened, so it wasn't like just watching movies for watching them. I liked the analysis of the films, like we watched certain films to notice certain elements; I really liked that.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
11. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
13. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
15. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
16. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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%)
17. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
18. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
It wouldn't hurt to have more hands-on projects (editing, cinematography practice). However, given that it was the summer and there isn't enough time in this time frame, I can't really blame anyone but the scheduling that didn't have enough time.
I can't think of anything, she did a great job.
to expand more on projects that are hand on and maybe touch on each major in ACM such as production, animation, writing.
Exert authority, and make expectations for assignments clear
I don't have any suggestions in particular; I think she did a great job and I learned a lot.
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She always had time to answer questions.
She is willing to help and listen to students and is understanding and knowledgeable. She is also friendly and usually in a good mood.
She's very understanding and her grading process is straight forward.
I found myself excited to continue in the ACM program
Her sincere kindness and willingness to listen to students.
She made class interesting and fun. I looked forward to coming to class to learn more.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Understanding and Informative
Cool, understanding, fun.
Understanding, Committed, Cool
enthusiastic, calm
Energetic, optimistic, and interesting
Well-prepared, fun, and enthusiastic about what she was teaching.
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
22. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
23. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)