eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Mary Farrell

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ANTH296F, ANTH380, HPST380, Summer II 2012
ANTH296F, ANTH380, HPST380, Summer II 2011

Mary Farrell: ANTH296F, ANTH380, HPST380, Summer II 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 296F - Intro to Field Archaeology Crn (Section): 67082 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 380 - Field Archaeology Crn (Section): 67083 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Humanities
Course: HPST 380 - Field Archaeology Crn (Section): 67100 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I didnt see a direct bone related connection but the class taught methods that would be useful in forensic anthropology.
To be able to learn marketable archaeological skills from professionals was a highlight of this course.
taught me the beginnings of fieldwork in archaeology.
Application of theory to hands-on experience.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.14 7 1.77 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Work was done in the field as well as a presentation at the completion of the course. I learned a lot. Nothing more needed to be added.
more time in the field
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in 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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 7 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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 clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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 acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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 was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized 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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Having more organization from the beginning would be helpful. Knowing everyday what will be going on would be beneficial. Also, making sure that all presentations are given before field work begins
I thoroughly enjoyed Mary's teaching style and methods. This was a successful course for everyone involved.
more field time
Not sure if i learned enough techniques about archealogy. But class was very laxed aside from labor. some students said that they didn't get much out of it. still evaluating how i feel
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She's awesome! Enjoyed every minute spent with her!
Mary was wonderful. Terrific interaction with students and an eagerness to share her knowledge.
she is awesome and I want her back next year
Very personable and very willing to provide prompt feedback along with thoughtful responses to questions.
nice lady
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Class is awesome. What a great way to learn about US history and archaeological methods. The information is so interesting. I only wish there were more answers to the questions the camp poses. I hope that in the future these classes will lead to answers and to a wonderful park to help explain the important history to everyone.
One of the BEST courses I have ever taken!
This is a great course and it needs to be renewed both as a training aid for archaeology and a teaching aid for Japanese history
ok
21. Other comments:
A special thanks to our instructors (Mary, Ron, Jeff, and Ross) for making the field school a memorable experience!

Mary Farrell: ANTH296F, ANTH380, HPST380, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 296F - Intro to Field Archaeology Crn (Section): 69098 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 380 - Field Archaeology Crn (Section): 69051 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Humanities
Course: HPST 380 - Field Archaeology Crn (Section): 69052 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It taught me the value of how important it is to understand archaeology. It also gave me some great skills that will help me with my future.
The opportunity for hands-on field work and a chance to work side by side with experts in the field really gave me a chance to ask questions and learn much more than I would have just in a classroom setting.
This course helped me by showing me some methods archaeologists use to complete everyday tasks on the job.
It helped me to decide what I really want to get into for my Anthropological career. It was a great learning experience.
This course taught me a lot about archaeology... I knew nothing really about it, but the information provided from the class helped me to look at things in a different way. The past contains a lot of information and we can use this information to better our future.
This course helped my major by providing an insight to what archaeology is all about. Gives some skills to fulfill some job requirements for a student to start on.
This course taught me every functional thing i know about archaeology
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.67 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I would think that maybe adding more required literature for the class. Also, maybe have more field trips to better undertand Honouliuli better.
More excavation.
None.
I think the structure of this class is perfectly suited the way it is... I wouldn't change a thing..
the weekly activities could be changed around a bit
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
8. 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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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 presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I would really like it if the class was longer than 3 weeks! It just felt too short and I wanted to spend more time at Honouliuli.
I'd love to see more time in the field, interspersed with the class days. Three weeks just doesn't seem long enough to really feel fulfilled with the class.
More digging and less class room work.
None.
The only suggestion I have is the Mary Farrell CANNOT retire... She brings so much knowledge and experience to this course, I wouldn't want to take it from anyone else. :)
Mary was great!
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome!
Good!
Excellent teacher, professional yet approachable, willingly answers all questions and excited about the material.
She's the best!
Wonderful. The class was very exciting and you could tell she was interested in what she was teaching which made class enjoyable. She was also very helpful and took all suggestions
Great instructor and a warmhearted person.
Excellent!!!!
Awesome instructor and understands the students. Goes out of her way for students and listen to opinions. She allows student to explore and develop their own ideas based on materials provided.
Awesome
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome!
Just great! Very interesting and Honouliuli is a beautiful place. I would love to see it again next year!
Wish I could do it again, I thoroughly enjoyed this course and wish it were longer.
Great class I would just like more time excavating.
Very good.
I would recommend students to take this course. I walked in there with no knowledge on Field Archaeology and left with a new insight on what goes on, the history of places, and what is done out in the field... Excellent course!
Course was great and had a great experience. Would definitely do it again or sign up for the course again.
This is an outstanding course, I only wish it was longer