eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Diane Ferreira

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ENG102, Spring 2014
ENG102, Spring 2014
ENG102, Fall 2013
ENG102, Fall 2013
ENG102, Fall 2013
ENG102, Fall 2013
ENG102, Spring 2013
ENG102, Fall 2007

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Spring 2014

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 16700 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 7 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked the project we did.
I felt the materials were good, the projects were interesting, and that she promoted opportunities for learning.
This course has truly help me in my life, i really enjoyed all of the homework, assignments and the retreat.
I liked the vocabulary sections we worked on.
I enjoyed the reading retreat and activity. It was nice to meet Diane and a few of my fellow classmates in person.
Professor Ferreira is on top of it! She is always there to help. She provides encouraging, constructive feedback on assignments. She is very organized and provides all the help necessary. The online experience is so much better with instructors like Professor Ferreira! It was a pleasure to be in her class!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Not that I can think of.
The mid term was probably the only thing I did not like. It felt incongruent with the rest of the material in the class.
no suggestions.
Not at this moment.
I believe that the weeks that include a project submission, the weekly course work should be lessened so that students are given additional time to work on projects rather than do multiple assignments on top of that.
None, great course!
15. Other comments:
Definitely would take classes from her again. One of the best teachers I have had.
Mahalo nui loa Mrs. Diane Ferreira i really enjoyed this course. please continue to educate and perpetuate your style of life! mahalo
Overall a really good online course.

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 16701 (IN3)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The thing I liked the most about this class was that Diane was encouraging in us as students to connect to each other.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No survey responses were found.
15. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 15135 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 6 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.33 6 1.86 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 6 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
As the name implies, this is an intensive College Reading Skills course. I appreciated the content and assignments; it is not what I expected but I learned to deal with the weekly challenges that were presented. I especially enjoyed the Reading Retreat held at Pihanakalani Ranch; it was a great experience and one that I will remember for a long time. Meeting Diane and classmates made a significant difference; the face to face interaction made the course seem real, and not just an online class.
there were far too many assignments throughout the semester, and the spacing of class assignments were too choppy. assignments were due 1-2 days after another and closed at 8:00. The whole reason I took online classes was because I have two jobs and my time is taken up rather quickly. Especially for a 102 college level course, I was shocked when I saw some of the assignments. I felt like I was in grade school again, learning new vocabulary words and taking quizzes based on sentences that could have multiple answers to.
I really liked how Professor Ferreira organized a retreat at her ranch. It was the only time I got to meet other classmates, as I do my classes completely online. It was a blast. The instructor also goes above and beyond to help you understand lectures/ lessons.
I really enjoy the weekly discussion and blogs because it allow me to read their comments or conversation, see their languages, and understand their perspectives or experiences or opinions.
Diana Ferreira is a great professor she does provide support and willing to help if need be. However her material of the course is all over the place, too much assignments, and disappointed on how she graded papers.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Diane Ferreira is an excellent teacher and mentor; I enjoyed every aspect of this course. The weekly assignments: blogs, DPMs, assignments, CRSS and Vocabulary quizzes kept me busy and stimulated.
See above.
Although organized, It was really crammed. I think less assignments/quizzes, etc. I donʻt think that much work is needed in order to understand the lessons in class.
Add more activity and communicate with other classmates.
More organization, less assignments, and more focus
15. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
16. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.5 6 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
17. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.83 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
18. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
19. What did you like most about your online course experience?
This is my first online course experience; I liked everything about it. I learned many new reading and writing techniques that I can use in my daily life and at work. One thing I enjoyed was writing BLOGS, since this was yet another first. It was cool to write down my thoughts and have my classmates' comment on it.
N/A
The organization of her assignments and due dates were very good. I found the "module recap" very helpful when keeping up with assignments.
I really enjoying online class because it allow me to participate in activity or conversations or anything without feel inferior or miss out what they say.
Convenience
20. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
21. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
24. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
25. Other comments:
Diane Ferreira Rocks! She is an amazing and awesome educator and scholar! I feel that I have developed and learned important skills to use at work and in life. I also had fun--the course is not boring at all and every week presents a new adventure!
Mahalo Professor!
Professor Ferreira is amazing instructor. She made everything very clear. If I don't understand or have any questions, she would be glad to listen and help me out. I would highly recommend to other students to take any classes under this instructor.

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 15138 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
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%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This was my first semester in a very long time and my first time taking a class on the internet. Professor Ferreira's preparation is the reason I did as well as I did. Her modules are easy to follow and while there was a lot of work (nearly 3 times as much as my other two classes) it was not hard to keep up. If she were not as well organized and I would have been lost, and not done nearly as well. I guess the take away for me is that if the Professor is very well organized and clear, the amount of work is not the issue. I am hopeful I can take another course from her in the future. Also the reading retreat was great, it was not so much what I learned, but it kind of gave the feeling of a professor that really cares about her students. It took me back to a time that might be gone from higher education today, maybe life in general is missing that personal touch.
The teacher's creativity and encouragement.
I liked doing the short quizzes.
This course was good. Yet I have been confused on most things since it is online and I didn't get direct help.
I liked the overall way this course was managed. The assignments and information were easy to understand and follow.
Assignments were always different, interesting topics not repetitive.
Ranch retreat.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None
Maybe a little more explanation for the on-line technical aspects.
I would suggest to have a less stressing schedule. And less tests.
At times the workload can be overly daunting with the special projects on top of the high weekly workload from the textbook activities. Possibly cutting back just a little would be beneficial so a student can have more time to encode the lessons.
No
Nothing. I hated English going into this course but I have a new respect for it. More so I have a great deal of respect and love for our teacher! I couldn't ask for a better English teacher!
15. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%)
17. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%)
18. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%)
19. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The convenience of studying when you have the time. I feel that there is a price for that convenience, I think classes are more difficult on-line, especially for a student just starting out.
The freedom to work around my schedule.
I didn't need to make long drives to school campus.
It was fun to learn about most English studies on how to correct a sentence or doing the vocabulary.
I like the flexibility of online courses. This course had so much information to process that it was nice to be able to break up the info throughout the week when I could find time
I was able to easily stay on track with this class, and not only was I able to keep up with assignments, each weekly module taught me information necessary to that weeks assignments.
Meeting the students at the ranch retreat.
20. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
21. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
24. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 9 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
25. Other comments:
Thank you again for a great class!
This was a very good course to take and I am glad that I had Ms. Ferreira as my instructor. Her knowledge, inspiration, and willingness to be involved in the class made it that much easier to press on throughout the semester.

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 15136 (IN3)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the projects we had, although I found the amount of "small work" (10 pt tests and things) to be a bit overwhelming based on the mere amount of them.
I liked the course content, the text book, and most of all Mrs. Ferreira is an excellent instructor!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I like to stay on top of my work, and often ahead. What I found most frustrating was that I could not work on modules ahead of time. I would have liked to be able to turn in tests, assignments, and projects in early. Opening the modules week by week prevented me from doing this.
None, other than maybe a little more face to face time with classmates and instructor would have been nice! Maybe once a month meeting on campus for a review of course content, and to be make sure the class is on the same page.
15. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
17. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
18. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
19. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I liked the reading retreat the most. I know that narrows down who could have done this review, but i dont mind. I loved that you gave us that opportunity to meet you, as well as our other classmates, and needless to say, your house and area on the island is beautiful. I felt this made my online course a lot more personable.
I like being able to go to class at anytime, and being able to take my time going over course materials.
20. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
21. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
24. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
25. Other comments:
Thank you for a great class and all the awesome skills and knowledge. I really valued this course and what it has taught me. Aloha!
Mrs. Ferreira is a great instructor and I feel that other instructors could benefit from following her online course structure. The UH system is lucky to have her on their list of instructors!

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 15139 (IN4)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I am impressed with the concept of taking an online course. This is my first online course taken with HCC and it is outstanding. Professor Ferreira is well prepared to answer any questions throughout the course. I enjoyed all of the activities. The assignments were tough at times but this is a college level course so the expectations of the course should be at the level of standard Professor Ferreira maintains. The choice of projects were in a variety choices that was well suited for the online curriculum. The material was very beneficial for the new or returning student to prepare for other courses that I will be taking during the following semesters.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Not at all. It is well put together.
15. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
17. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
18. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The ability to do the online curriculum at anytime before the homework assignment were due. I do not recommend doing 2 english courses at the same time because of all the work it involves.
20. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
21. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
24. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
25. Other comments:
Great class to begin your college journey.

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 18581 (0)     18582 (IN2)     18583 (WE2)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
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%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
-Assignments and projects were interactive. They involved the Mercury Reader text, news articles, books and outside reference materials, and more. It was not just focused on the online aspect. -The modules made is super clear as to what needed to be done on a weekly basis. All of the information was right there and easy to locate. -The "Blog" feature was new to me. It was like a virtual learning journal and proved to be helpful for reflecting on the course and my progress throughout the course.
I thought the assignments and projects were very useful and was very true to what we were learning. Overall it was honestly my favorite class I have ever taken in college. I loved how hands on you were even though it was online and also loved all of the feedback that was given. That alone helped a lot with trying to learn in the best way possible.
I liked the travel project. What I also liked was that in the modules, the professor always gave encouraging quotes every week.
I liked the reading retreat.
This course seemed like it would be a lot of work, and it was, but it was easier than expected thanks to Diane's willingness to answer questions promptly and also because everything we need was on Laulima and organized. The assignments like discussions, blogs, and supplemental assignments kept me engaged in the class while I worked on bigger projects like the Reading project.
I enjoyed the assignments where students had to read and interpret articles.
I really enjoyed the major project that we did. It took a lot of time to complete but allowed us to work on something we enjoy and be given points for it. This leads to easily self motivated awesome projects.
I enjoyed the visit to the ranch to meet Professor Ferreira in person. I also enjoyed the main project of our choice in which I chose the roots project. Over all I really felt that this course was a fun and enjoyable learning experience.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
-Possibly an alternate Ranch Retreat day for those who are unable to attend if there are enough students who did not attend the first time and if there is enough interest among those students.
I did however find the project explanations to have less details than greatly needed. It didn't really explain on what kind of work we would have to turn in on the word documents that were listed. Other than that class was great.
The only suggestion I have is to try and get everyone's opinion on where the Retreat activity should take place. Not everyone could make it out to Paauilo, so i think asking everyone for their input would result in better attendance at the activity.
Nothing really, this course was most impressive.
For being an online class she appears to be doing absolutely everything she can to teach effectively. Even optimism and joy is expressed in her online modules.
I feel that if the ranch is going to be a part of next semesters course work, then you might offer a choice of 2 times to attained. Then go back to the scheduled program you have previously used. This way everyone gets to enjoy the fellowship of their classmates as well as it being more of a reading retreat. You have so many lovely books that it would be nice to get to use them more. I also would check to see if the vocabulary words are to commonly used to were they are easily known or if they are only easy to those who read a lot.
15. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
16. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.89 10 0.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
17. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 10 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%)
18. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
19. What did you like most about your online course experience?
-The site was very well organized. -The discussions were helpful. I learned a lot about the subject as well as about my classmates and professor. -It wasn't stressful overall. I even learned methods of coping with and reducing stress from this course. -There was a very friendly and encouraging atmosphere throughout the semester.
Loved how involved you were with your students. All the feedbacks you would give were very informative and helpful.
The fact that it WAS an online course, I was able to fit this class into my already busy schedule. Being able to work on the assignments at any time of the day was very convenient.
The fact that I could go to class and do work at home was a plus. Also, our last project. I chose the "Read to a Child". That project was stressful but fun.
I enjoyed having an online instructor who took the time to include my name in emails, because it just gave me a more personal interaction (as personal as a screen to screen experience can be). It was also nice to have Diane send encouraging notes congratulating me on maintaining an A grade, and helped keep me going.
Ability to choose when I participate in the class, to a certain extent.
My favorite thing was the fact that it was a completely new experience. You don't get much of those.
20. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
21. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 10 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
24. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
25. Other comments:
This course stood out from all of the online courses that I have taken. None of the other courses that I took this semester were as clear, organized, well-planned, enjoyable, and helpful as this course. I attribute this to Professor Ferreira, who has done an amazing job of teaching. Thank you for this wonderful course!
Got to meet her in person -- great instructor.. amazing woman. Highly recommended!
Thanks to Diane for her encouragement and great semester!
Great course, thank you.
Thank you for teaching me and putting up with any "bahooky" I gave you, if any.

Diane Ferreira: ENG102, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 102 - College Reading Skills Crn (Section): 15114 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the 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%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 7 (78%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
The vocabulary book needs to go. Steps was hard but deffinitely useful
The only thing that I would change is how much work this class gives.
Better current short stories.
If at all possible lessen the work load just a little bit. I also Sometimes those things cannot be helped.
NOTHING ITS ALL GOOD
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maybe more clarification on the projects at the begining of the semester
notrhing
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20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
She is good
I feel that the teaching methods of my teacher were very instructive and interesting.
I love Diane! I knew when I met her the first day of classes I would have a good time in her course.
Awesome, good thourough explanations. Gave advice and spoke from personal experience on what works and what doesnt work.
SHE HAS OUTSTANDING METHODS AND TEACHES ON POINT AND WELL
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i think she is AWESOME and i learned a alot!!!
fine
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21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
For sure
My teacher has given me knowledge I never knew I had.
More than any other instructor has.
Definately So!!
YES SHE HAS THIS CLASS HELPED ME WITH OTHER CLASSES
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yes! i thought i was a good reader before i started this class but i learned how to be even better and how to retain information. this has been the most helpful class ever!
yas
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22. Other comments:
This was a very fun and interesting class.
I would beexcited to take any class of hers but especially a creative writing intensive.
GREAT TEACHER
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Mrs Ferreira should teach every semester!!! Shes an excellent professor and a very cool lady:)
none
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