eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Baybars Karacaovali

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ECON321, Spring 2014
ECON362A, Spring 2014
ECON321, Fall 2013
ECON362, Fall 2013
ECON362A, Spring 2013
ECON660, Spring 2013
ECON362, Fall 2012
ECON460, Fall 2012
ECON321, Spring 2012
ECON460, Fall 2011

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON321, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 321 - Introduction to Statistics Crn (Section): 80676 (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  
2.92 110 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 38 (35%) 43 (39%) 24 (22%) 2 (2%) 1 (1%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.78 110 0.42 Freq(%) 24 (22%) 84 (76%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 110 0.64 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 3 (3%) 34 (31%) 72 (65%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 110 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 10 (9%) 37 (34%) 61 (55%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 110 0.93 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 4 (4%) 14 (13%) 39 (35%) 49 (45%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 110 1.03 Freq(%) 4 (4%) 5 (5%) 17 (15%) 42 (38%) 42 (38%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.68 110 1.16 Freq(%) 5 (5%) 11 (10%) 34 (31%) 24 (22%) 36 (33%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The first part of the course was valuable because it is information that I can take on to other courses.
The handouts helped a lot when studying for exams
Everything, I learned a lot from this class about statistics.
We had many opportunities to gain points in this course (through completing problem sets, quizzes, homework, and iclicker questions), which definitely helped expose us to relevant examples as well as gave us the chance to get a better grade.
Topics in the first half seemed most useful to a TIM major
Problem sets, and answers to check my work
The amount of problems given for practice were very helpful in understanding concepts better.
completing and being done with the course for good was probably the most valuable part.
learning the basics of stats.
Learning about conditional probability was really eye opening to me on what the statistics actually mean.
Problem sets and problem set reviews
Coming from a research background, learning many of these statistical calculations may be useful/applicable in the future. I particularly enjoyed that we were given streamlined handouts with formulas and clear-cut exercises. They will be good reference materials if I ever need to use any of these statistical methods!
all of it
The lectures
going over the problem sets during class
I think Baybars Karacaovali does a really good job setting up a basic foundation of understanding statistics so that as he progresses through the course nothing is too complicated or confusing.
Learning statistic is fun
Presentation of material in realistic ways or examples.
finding the chances of the three doors
Showing multiple examples of how statistics is applied to the real world was interesting and helpful.
The lecture notes were very very helpful in understanding the material. Having problem sets helped me to keep up with studying for the class and helped me practice for exams. Using the iclicker also helped me to participate in class.
INTERVALS AND RELATING THEM TO HOW INSURANCE COMPANYS PROPOSE THEIR PLANS
Going over the homework as a class was really helpful, and I really enjoyed the videos that the professor showed the class to demonstrate applications of statistics in real life.
Handouts were helpful when trying to understand the concepts of what we were learning, especially when we had to do homework. I-clickers and going over problems from the homework sets were also helpful and added to the easiness of the class. He tries his best in explaining everything and what we are learning - especially the difficult parts and is always letting us know help is always available.
Lectures were easy to understand and the homework helps as practice. The quizzes helped me to be prepared to what would be expected on the mid term and final.
The problem sets
The worksheets and iclicker questions really helped me understand the content.
Getting points for at least trying the problems sets was a great benefit for me. A lot of review throughout the lecture sessions. Watching interesting videos as fun activities.
In an economics, everything is based on stats, so this class definitely is a good step into economics.
In the begining the subject matter actually pertained to real world expereinces. But as the course went on it became amusing.
Going over the different problems.
Baybars is very knowledgeable, and gives a bunch of examples in his classes. It is difficult to make statistics interesting, but he does a good job.
I really enjoyed the latter half of the course (after the mid term exam), especially the ones focusing on hypothesis testing.
Baybars made everything extremely clear and repeated examples over and over to make sure we fully understood the lesson. He provided all the equations we needed to know.
The tools that statistics provides.
Absolutely nothing.
Probability
The homework were really helpful in understanding the concepts.
Learning how statistics work was really valuable. I knew nothing of statistics before this course. I believe knowing how to work a z-table or t-table is important.
Practicing a lot with many resources such as problem setes.
learning to gather necessary data needed to answer specific questions.
Hypothesis testing is very applicable to Biology.
The handouts and practice problems.
Lectures were good. Quiz's were reasonable and to the point.
I enjoyed the real life examples and the ones that affected the lives of average citizens. Stats is super useful and can be extremely complicated but Baybars was able to teach simply and clearfuly without confusing people to much.
The principles of stats and how to apply the equations
I think ALL OF THEM ARE VERY VALUABLE. It helps me to understand models in accounting academic paper.I really appreciated Prof. Baybars's hard work. He is very nice professor.
The homework because It allowed us to practice doing the problems and understanding it better.
I really like how the professor demonstrate how to do a problem with the formula with an example.
I like the problem sets. They help me understand the chapter better.
I enjoyed the i clickers because it allowed us to actively participate while at the same time earn some credit. I also liked that the homework was graded for completion, so that if you didn't understand a concept, you didn't get penalized for not getting the correct answer even if you tried.
The worksheets, the I clicker questions, the videos
I think that it was a good survey course to get a foundational overview of a lot of other concepts.
The practice examples during class and the i-clicker questions were helpful because it allowed me to think about and use what was taught. The homework problems were also very helpful because it allowed me to think on my own and practice the concepts. Also the professor explaining and going over the homework problems were helpful because it helped me understand the mistakes I made.
Formulas and tables
He gives handouts which kept us awake and focused on the lectures. Plus I like how attendance is mandatory.
Understanding the concepts instead of just using the formula to solve a problem Homework Class Exercise
Hypothesis testing
I really liked the handouts with the new additional problems to work on.
The formulas helped a lot.
I liked that he goes over the homework problems.
Problem set was helpful for the quiz and test
Homework
The interesting real life examples. Before without applying examples, especially in math and stats, it was boring but this class was much more interesting and enjoyable.
he applied real-life situations to help understanding
Learning how to do statistical analysis that will be important later in my science career.
The problem sets helped I understand the material. Baybars was always willing to answer questions and help whenever needed.
i did not find this class valuable
He prepares the material very well.
The practice examples that relate to real life experiences.
Learning about probability would most likely be the only thing that I could actually apply in the real world. I also like that there was iclicker questions as part of the grade since students that attend class should be recognized for it.
The handout materials.
The typed handouts
I really liked the class format. Enough resources were available to help us understand the material and pass the class.
I felt that the videos he showed were exciting and made the material more interesting
I believe the home works were very helpful
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The second part of the material that was taught.
Nothing!
none
Second half of the course was more complex and complicated than what I will likely ever use in my life
quizzes
The content and the final should be multiple choice since the content is so hard.
nothing
none
the one-question quizzes :P
The initial topics such as Graphical descriptions of data were more or less a review course of some mathematics many have learned previously. However, I really do see the importance of "refreshing" students' memories as those initial topics provided the gentle transition into more and more difficult concepts as the course progressed. Everything in this course was very well-designed so that new concepts continually built upon each other.
none
The exams
having quiz questions come straight from the homework, they should be completely new questions
The second half of the class moves a little too quickly and I wish the slides were posted on Laulima so that they could be reviewed after class.
the more recent material since it is so dense and difficult to understant
Cannot think of anything
ALL THE DIFFICULT VARIABLES
The quizzes could have been more useful if they did not come directly from the homework.
N/A
The unclear lectures
However I felt whatever was on the handouts that we did in class the questions on the problem sets were much harder to do and understand.
None
The iClicker2 was by far the least valuable.
the subject matter was really confusing.
Nothing.
Learning statistics in a lecture hall with more than 100 people sucks. I wish the course was more individualized through use of the internet.
The beginning, while valuable, I felt was knowledge that shouldn't have to be taught; it was very redundant.
n/a
The way the professor taught the course was overly complicated and hard to follow. I feel that given the course material, it could be taught in a much simpler fashion.
-iClickers, total waste of money. -The size of the class. -The teachers expectations and attitude towards people not understanding content.
I found everything valuable on this course.
I'm not sure
None
The i clickers
The beginning with the lengthy introduction.
unsure
The class size. This topic might be better taught in a more intimate setting of 30 or 40 instead of 100. The topics are hard to grasp and in such a large class no one will ask questions.
Super complicated formulas.
None.
None, I found all aspects helpful in understanding the content.
I would say, the class is grading is too heavy on exams.
I think book should be a requirement. Although I rather not spend money on a 200 dollars book when it's not required, not having a book there with me really sucks. or...find a cheaper book
I can't think of any.
I wish that sometimes the intuition behind the equations was explained more. I also would have really liked it if there had been more outside materials to cover the course work. I work at multiple jobs and really don't have time for office hours. When I'm lost in a class I try to read the text book and solve problems on my own, but unfortunately that was unavailable for the most part in this class. I think when it comes to learning math, the students who want to practice more should be able to.
The book. I bought the book but found it the least valuable to the course. The problems on the homework sets done along with the lecture notes were more useful than the book because the professor explained the concepts well.
N/A
It can be confusing sometimes. He seems to explain solutions/equations in a rush way. It would be better if he teaches us shortcuts.
Slow pace of the class
learning about histograms and pie charts. That should be assumed knowledge for this course, in my opinion.
Nothing. Majority of the information given was pertinent.
Understanding certain concepts.
He can be a little long winded
The test is way too harder than quiz
NA
The video clips did not relate to me
I wish there was an online course that went with this that offered online support an an ebook. The more problems available to practice the better.
very monotone professor, strong accent which made understanding/paying attention extremely difficult
I hope he could make the material more intriguing. Sometimes I feel the material is important but it's a bit dry.
The notes were good just had a hard time look back at it because it has to much words.
Nothing really
N/A.
Sometimes went quick through the slides which was hard to keep up with
None
The quizzes straight from the homework may not seemed very helpful. They were too easy
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 110 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 13 (12%) 39 (35%) 57 (52%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.51 110 0.69 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 6 (5%) 37 (34%) 65 (59%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.4 110 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 12 (11%) 35 (32%) 61 (55%)
13. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.77 110 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 5 (5%) 29 (26%) 39 (35%) 20 (18%) 16 (15%)
14. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.01 110 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 22 (20%) 43 (39%) 30 (27%) 12 (11%)
15. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 110 0.85 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 5 (5%) 25 (23%) 76 (69%) 0 (0%)
16. The TA was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.13 110 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 21 (19%) 32 (29%) 41 (37%) 13 (12%)
17. The TA's oral speaking was clear and effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.64 110 0.95 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 8 (7%) 37 (34%) 37 (34%) 21 (19%) 5 (5%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 110 0.74 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 7 (6%) 32 (29%) 69 (63%)
19. Other comments:
Wouldn't recommend teaching a mathematics course in a large setting like in PHYSCI217
none
Made difficult concepts fairly painless to get through.
The content required to learn in this class is really challenging and he doesn't spend enough time on each problem set. I wish he went slower and explained things more clearly. Other then that he is a very nice professor and if you had a lot of extra time would definitely help you, but seeing that we don't all have lots of extra time to meet with him outside of class his class was too hard.
Some lessons are difficult to understand and explanations can be unclear. Test questions and grading are fair
Good class.
Professor Karacaovali's class was a very well-designed class overall. I could tell that he really tried to make the course "student-friendly" in whatever way he could - something that many professors lose sight of. I particularly liked the ordering and selection of topics in this course, as they continually built upon each other week after week. Having streamlined handouts that covered everything we needed to know (no topics outside of what was covered on handouts was tested) was really helpful and made the entire course much more enjoyable.
He is a great teacher but the subject is not interesting
Baybars Karacaovali is very approachable and a really good teacher.
I would recommend the course and professor to other students.
Enjoyed the class even though I am not an ECON major. I learned a lot from this class. I liked the format of the class, how we had to turn in problem set homework problems, etc. and I thought it was good that we didn't have to buy a textbook. Great class and I would definitely recommend it!
He's a pretty cool professor, when some parts get difficult, he really tries his best to help you understand and always assures us help is always available. Probably one of my LESS-stressful classes this year because he makes it easy and convenient for us for help, in understanding and comprehending the material and is always asking if we have any questions or if we are all on the same page.
None
I think on the test, if you got the correct answer, it doesn't matter whether you showed your work or not. Everything can be done on the calculator or a phone.
The TA was good and she graded things very promptly. I really appreciated the fact that grades were always up to date. She emailed right away when I tried to contact her.
I'm excited to take International Trade with Baybars in the fall in a much smaller class setting.
Would definitely take a higher level course from this professor.
Great teacher. He shouldn't change anything.
Sad that I enrolled in this course. Was very excited to learn about statistics. Not a good class size, class environment, or teacher. Writes on the board and then moves on. No effort put in by the teacher to help students understand in a fun and knowledgable learning environment.
None.
It's hard to understand Baybars and the TA sometimes. But I could tell he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Statistics. I thought his homeowkr, quizzes, and grading was fair. Although I do not feel like I know a lot about stats, I knew enough to do well in this class. That could be a pro and a con. Overall I enjoyed this class, although that may be because I am doing well.
I would have liked to have a complimentary online homework or practice program with this course. It is difficult with all the different equations to know if you are doing something correctly.
The overall class was great. But it would be perfect if we can have a small class and be able to have more participation. I don't like Iclick.
Excellent teacher, just wish exam wasn't so heavy in the grade.
I know this is not very constructive criticism, but I really liked the layout of the course! You guys did a great job of explaining the material and made it easy to understand, thank you :)
I think that Professor Karacaovali is a fantastic teacher who cares about his students. Unfortunately I think this class suffered by the terrible auditorium it was held in. The class felt impersonal, and it was difficult to ask questions. I think statistics is a difficult subject and it's a mistake to have such a large class for a subject like this where students really can't ask questions. Sometimes it was hard to hear the professor. I'm disappointing because I was looking forward to learning about statistics and I don't feel like i accomplished that. Again I want to repeat though, I really like Baybars Karacaovali, I think this class was just victim to having too many students and being held in one of the worst classrooms I have ever been in at UH.
Professor Karacaovali is a great teacher and is able to break down the concepts into simpler terms. I like how he does problems during class and involves the class with the i-clicker. The i-clicker questions are very helpful because it allows the students to think. I also like how he tries to incorporate videos and outside examples to show how statistics is important and relevant to everyday life, which made the class more interesting and made me interested in stats. One comment would be that he would smile more. I felt overall Professor Karacaovali did a great job teaching!!!
Thank you for the semester.
Great and humble professor!
Regression and correlation are two of the most used tests in research. I was hoping to learn them.
None
Enjoyable class
I am glad that I take this class. Professor Karacaovali does a good job! :)
Great class
This is all highly subjective, considering that Baybars and the TA are ESL, so this survey can yield many different outcomes based on perception in regard to speaking clearly, understanding the material, etc.
The class was hard to follow since it was such a huge class. Whenever I didn't understand I couldn't stop and ask questions cause I felt like I was holding up the class. The notes were easy to follow, yet it was not very helpful in class. So towards the end of the semester I started to fall behind. Overall, the class could have been easier, except it wasn't because I couldn't really understand the content of some of the classes because it did not make anysense.

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON362A, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 362A - Trade Policy and Globalization Crn (Section): 86737 (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  
3.9 10 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I enjoyed the ethics side of the course, which the professor was able to clearly demonstrate through various methods. It was a side of economics I had never thought of before.
Videos, handouts, final project.
His PowerPoint was well organized, and it helps to learn about trade policy effiently.
I have to say I learned a lot from this class. I enjoyed reading the material in class and how the prof. gave us an easy speech over the topics.
How he shows current events/videos that relate to the topic's he is discussing in class.
I really enjoyed the learning about trade policy. The most valuable aspect or assignment was the final presentation. I was able to implement the material that I had learned through lecture and course readings into an outside topic.I thoroughly enjoyed the writing assignments as well.
Better learned how trade happened internationally.
Real world examples - seeing economic theory play out in the real world. Seeing the intricate interactions between corporations, governments, and NGOs. Interesting and engaging reading selections.
The 20 minute presentation. That does a really good job in giving us experience public speaking, which i think is very valuable.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Could have used a few more in class quantitive examples.
Nothing
Prof should try to engage the class. Make it more entertaining than a couple videos. I'm more interested in the prof. Experience in the real world than a Hollywood film. Great class and a great prof.
A lot of the stuff here and there were not valuable to me, as most of the time we would just watch video's for most of the class.
I think all the aspects of the course were valuable.
Some of the math equations I did not find necessary.
The class only had a take-home final. While that does help my writing skills, it doesn't help me learn much, and a test that would be taken in class would force me to study, which would help me learn more.
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
13. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
14. The writing assignments helped me develop abilities to solve problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
15. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
16. Other comments:
I would take his class again. He is a great professor.
Awesome professor. I enjoyed the content and structure of the course. Definitely, gained a lot of valuable information from this course.
Great teacher, It was my second class with this professor and I think he is great.
Very interesting untraditional economics class. It was nice to see theory play out in the real world through the readings. So many economics classes only draw in the real world through trite examples here and there with small 1-3 page examples in the textbook. Being able to get a better feeling of FDI-led development is important in understanding the current global economy and the contexts of popular anti-corporate sentiment in various regions. Most importantly, where many professors looking at similar issues from a more political context would be willing to point at the faults and talk about the need for change in the world, we were able to contextualize, realize the benefits of current institutions, and finally look a bit at potential reforms in these institutions.

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON321, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 321 - Introduction to Statistics Crn (Section): 70796 (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  
3.27 91 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 17 (19%) 37 (41%) 31 (34%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.77 91 0.42 Freq(%) 20 (22%) 67 (74%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 91 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 23 (25%) 66 (73%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 91 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (5%) 29 (32%) 56 (62%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 91 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 3 (3%) 6 (7%) 35 (38%) 46 (51%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 91 0.97 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 2 (2%) 11 (12%) 34 (37%) 40 (44%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 91 1.18 Freq(%) 6 (7%) 5 (5%) 27 (30%) 22 (24%) 31 (34%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The problem sets and examples done in class. This helped a lot with understanding the material.
The homework assignments with the solutions were the most valuable to my understanding of the course
Dr. Baybars is very understanding and accommodating. He makes sure that his students learn the material and teaches the material at a manageable pace. His homework is designed to strengthen the student's understanding of the material. The midterm was challenging but not too difficult. Overall an excellent class. I learned a lot.
The handouts, formula sheets, and computer assignments were helpful.
Learning the math and theory behind statistical tests was very valuable.
I enjoyed the handouts to follow the teachers teachings.
we are able to take the knowledge learned from this course and apply it to real life statistics
Hypothesis testing because it will be useful for lab and in the future!
Going over the different theories of statistics.
I liked how the assignment were posted online
The problem sets are pretty useful because it let me understand the topic by doing this and at least I get some practices.
Professor Baybars is a wonderful professor! He is always willing to help and ensures that the students understand the content thoroughly. He always offers help and advises us to come in during office hours if we need extra assistance.
I think a lot of the problem sets were helpful especially for someone who is going into a science career. I thought the hypothesis testing and probability topics were most valuable. I also thought that the computer assignments were helpful in connecting these topics to doing something that I would probably use in the future.
The handouts
Hypothesis testing and probability
The handouts helped me follow along with his lectures
The homework and lecture handouts.
The computer assignments were a great idea but we could have done more to learn about statistics through excel and other programs.
The problem sets were very helpful in understanding concepts covered in lecture.
His examples were of situations i could see using in the future.
doing quizes, homework and computer assignments.
I think that the in-class lectures were most vital in my learning, especially the in class examples with the i-Clickers.
He never rushes the class. Even though there are almost 100 students, he seems to try to check every student understand and catch the class well. That is very impressive and I think it helps at least me a lot.
Professor Baybars is a great professor and knows what he is talking about. He is willing to help when he is available.
I noticed that a lot of the things I learned related to scholarly biology journals.
That the information can be used in real life
The professor gives many chances to earn points towards grade. Was also understanding that not all students learn at the same pace and from time to time asked if we needed any clarification.
The notes and the handouts provided by professor karacaovali really helped me understand what we were learning.
I appreciated the availability of solutions for review.
Applying what was learned in class to homework assignments, quizzes, and exams.
First half of semester on basic stats
Graphs Problem Sets Sample midterm and exams
I liked the handouts, they were super helpful
Homework, iclicker, and lectures
I really liked how Professor Karacaovali spent a good amount of time on each concept introduced to the class. He taught us at a good rate that made it simpler for us to follow along and understand the concepts.
I really thought learning probablity was very helpful
I think that he was very approachable and easy to learn from. He made the topic fun with interesting examples and it was good that participation was required. But I think that he should have more frequent shorter assignments rather than once every week or two having a large assignment and that way we can stay tuned into what we are talking about becasue it is very easy to forget.
everything
Content
Good teaching skills and friendly
Probability
Certain lessons.
the new skills i learned
Homework assignments
I like having homework and participation/attendance points available to help cushion the overall course grade.
The detailed explanations of how things work and why we are using certain tets versus others.
statistics
It is well organized.
learning how to use excel was valuable
all
Going over the problem sets in class and using them for studying for the quiz(s).
I really appreciated the solving of problems on the screen so we could visually and mentally follow how to work problems out.
Understanding that statistics you see in the media don't always accurately depict the feelings of the public.
He provides lot of material and assignments that make sure we get a grasp on the subject matter. Also, lots of opportunities to help our grade.
The professor was very well organized. The most organized professor I have ever had.
probability of actions
the handouts and the equation sheet for the test
The applications of mathematics in economics and in real world situations.
The problem sets and quizzes helped me gain comprehension of the material and helped me prepare for the tests.
Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals
I love Professor Karacaovali's accent. Very soothing.
It was really helpful be able to go in for help and to have practice exam questions for the midterm and final.
Problem set explanations
everything from the homework, lectures, computer assignments were well planned out. looked forward to going to lectures, very fun class.
understanding what statistics is and the importance of it
I feel that all aspects of this course contributed equally. Still, I particularly enjoyed the computer assignments since we were given "raw" data, ran our own tests, and came up with statistical conclusions (and implications) - such experience will be invaluable in the future when interpreting our own research data in our given fields.
His notes and lectures are very informative and clear.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
There was no aspects of this course that wasn't valuable.
tghe computer assignments because when all the steps are continuously given to you it does not give the student an incentive to study/memorize how to perform these operations. It would have been better if the statistics were just already given to us and we have to answer the questions.
N/A
The iclicker questions we a distraction at times from the flow of the course.
The beginning part of the course was a little too easy and it did not seem necessary to spend so much time on it.
N/a
some of the material was vague and rushed, as the professor thought each student was knowledgable prior to the lecture. when some of the students in the class was seeing the material for the first time.
The first 6 lectures because in college we should not have to go over how to find the mean median and range. You learn that stuff in middle school maybe even elementary school!!!!!
I thought everything went fine. Everything was important.
I guess maybe the computer assignments because we just have to follow the instruction and get the answer. Although it is a easy homework, I do not get anything from doing it.
I thought all aspects of the class were valuable.
Computer assignments
Computer assignments; while the assignments were relatively simple, they did not deepen my understanding of the statistical concepts covered in class.
The computer assignments
Professor sometimes didn't know what he was talking about as he would have long pauses and say he'd get back to it later. Lectures weren't thoroughly taught.
NA overall was a very good course
Some of the advanced parts of the class i could not see how i could use in the future. He would fulfill the teaching of how to do a problem but fail to provide good real life examples which help me with understanding.
I did not learn that much from the computer assignments. The assignments were essentially how well I could follow instructions.
Not really.
Even though Baybars thoroughly knows every subject we learned in class, I feel as though he went through each subject way too fast, I couldn't keep up with everything going on. But if you set up an appointment with him, he is much more thorough and is excellent at explaining the subject one on one.
I don't think there was anything least valuable.
nothing
n/a
n/a
Computer Assignments
None
Computer assignments iClicker questions Quizzes
The computer assignments
Everything taught in the class is valuable!
none
Teaching methodology
nothing.
Things that I could grasp.
none
N/A
I had a hard time with the structure of the handouts. I like the idea of it; however, the structure and content on them made it a little hard to study - especially if I missed a day.
The painstaking detail to every question. Grante, some may not understand, but we are in college and if they need additional help, they need to seek that out rather than slow the entire class. The I-clicker use, while it sounds like a good idea, does not work well. It seems to waste more time than necessary. Good PPT slides, but running back and forth through them to point out a particular number, just disrupts the flow of the class.
The harsh penalties for missing a class.
none
The midterm format. I would have preferred a handout and answer sheet, possibly multiple choice rather than drawing tables and graphs in a book, which was very time consuming.
Some of the concepts of confidence intervals were hard to understand.
N/A
z scoring
the quizzes
I didn't like the computer assignments, because i had a hard time doing them with my Mac. Also, none of those aspects were on the exams and i had a difficult time understanding what the point of all of it was.
Computer exercises
nothing, everything was valuable and fun at the same time.
N/A
All was valuable.
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 91 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (14%) 34 (37%) 43 (47%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 91 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 31 (34%) 58 (64%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.39 91 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 9 (10%) 31 (34%) 48 (53%)
13. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.76 91 1.02 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 4 (4%) 28 (31%) 21 (23%) 23 (25%) 13 (14%)
14. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.86 91 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 31 (34%) 21 (23%) 25 (27%) 12 (13%)
15. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 91 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (8%) 24 (26%) 58 (64%) 2 (2%)
16. The TA was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 91 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (3%) 18 (20%) 30 (33%) 32 (35%) 8 (9%)
17. The TA's oral speaking was clear and effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 91 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (7%) 22 (24%) 34 (37%) 24 (26%) 4 (4%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 91 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 10 (11%) 24 (26%) 55 (60%)
19. Other comments:
Such a great class! It took a reasonably boring subject and made it interesting. It helped deepen my understanding of statistics and I think it has provided me with a good foundation for my future in Economics.
Very good intro course. Great professor and knows the course material very well. The large class size made the material hard to focus on and lacked participation. Overall, a good course, but could have used more statistics or maybe a group activity to get hands on experience of a study.
I love the formula sheets on the exam and quizzes. Really great way to test material, not just looking for memorization, but rather understanding.
Thank you professor Karacaovali! your a 10
I think the attendance policy is absolutely ridiculous! If we are able to understand the material and get it without coming to class we should not get minus points from out overall grade for not being there. We are college students in an upper level course if you cannot be responsible for yourself by now you have some learning to do. I feel like Im in high school all over again. I earned my way to college and I expect to be treated like an adult. The fact that you are forcing us to come to class is ridiculous and honestly a waste of my time. I think if you are going to make attendance points you should just make it however many classes you made out of how many classes total. So if I miss 5 of the 42 classes all semester I would get a 88% for attendance instead of a zero. I went to 88 percent of the classes I think that's worth some credit. Missing 6 classes and getting -1 percent on your grade is dumb. Overall your class is a lecture and you should treat it like it is! You're a college teacher, you shouldn't have to treat us like were 15. I seriously think you need to reconsider attendance policies and maybe even make attendance and participation one category worth 10 percent of your grade and you get points for everyday that you participate in 75% of the questions. That is much more reasonable. The class goes at such a slow pace and 50% of it we should already know! Other than that I think the problem sets and computer assignments are very helpful for reinforcing the concepts!
Professor Karacaovali is a great teacher, wish my other econ teachers were like him.
n/a
The pace of the class was a bit too slow and caused some students to lose interest of subject matter.
Good teacher overall considering how the material in Econ 321 can get a bit dry. I would take another Econ class with him if i have the opportunity to do so.
good grading system. maybe be more communicative :)
I hope he teaches other classes too. I try to register his other class next semester, but only thing he will teach is for honored students. He is so great.
TA was barely present.
great professor who knows his material but goes fast.
Dr. K and Huixia are very nice and were approachable when I had questions
n/a
n/a
Great course overall taught by a great professor. I believe this class could have been made a little more difficult but Professor Karacaovali made every class session count. Maybe he could add more topics into the curriculum as he stated before that this course was a condensed version of a two semester course. I really enjoyed this class and I believe Professor Karacaovali should continue to teach this course.
Great class I had a very smooth experience
Professor Baybars and Quixa (sorry if I spelt your name wrong) made a great team! I really enjoyed the class, and I wouldn't mind just sitting in the class next semester. Great class, my favorite this semester! :D
Keep it up! Doing great! Teaching method is fantastic
I recommend this teacher to my friends
The TA was never around during class time. She returned graded papers and left. I couldn't even tell you what her name is.
Thank You!
Great teacher that uses real life, interesting examples in homework and lectures.
I really liked the professor and TA. They made themselves very approachable and helped with any questions I had on the course. Lectures were structured nicely so I never was bored; I liked having problems after concepts to help understand how to do the work.
Take charge of your class. You are the professor in this class, demand the respect that you are due. If you wish to take attendance, take if first thing and do not allow people to just come and go as they please. Also, the mandatory attendance is a bit silly. Again, this is college and if the students WANT to be there, they will be there.
Great class overall.
it would have been helpful if the professor posted the slides online after each class, or used a book.
Overall great teacher!! Course was very challenging and stressful but the teacher made taking the class worth it.
I like the use of the iClicker, and I highly appreciate that the textbook is not required.
one of the best professors Ive every had give this guy a raise
TA was okay
It's obvious that Professor Karacaovali knows the material and is very knowledgeable but he doesn't teach well. The class is very dull and although it started off fairly easy it became difficult and was hard to understand because it moved at a fast pace. I also know a lot of my classmates found the material difficult to understand but because a select few have aced the midterm, it was assumed it must not be his teaching but our learning that was the problem.
it was a great class to take. really enjoyed it.
professor k. was an amazing instructor. his slides were the best i have seen, you can tell he spent a considerable amount of time on them but was well worth the effort. it makes paying attention much easier to a dry subject like statistics. he was very humorous which also helped a lot. The homework assignments were very well done, he was able to use real world examples making learning even easier when its relate-able to life so you dont get the feeling "when am i ever going to use this." his use of tech with the i clicker and solving problems right in front of us over the computer was awesome too. and his accent is bad ass.
I think the instructor should change his teaching methods to better explain things to people who are not strong in math. I actually took a 300 level business stats class and understood it very well, well enough to earn a B and be confident in stats. This class, I feel very confused with the materials being presented and I took a stats class already.
Professor was always fair and effective in his grading and ways of teaching.

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON362, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 362 - Trade Policy and Globalization Crn (Section): 75562 (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  
3.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%) 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  
1.53 19 0.51 Freq(%) 8 (42%) 9 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Discussion of various models of trade, including Heckscher-Ohlin and Ricardian. The ethical perspectives were also useful for examining the tradeoff between productivity and rights. I liked how the outside reading iterated that productivity can also lead to rights--so it's not a direct tradeoff.
The whole class was great, was nervous about the writing intensive part but that ended up being really interesting and gained a lot of information about trade and globalization!
International wide-view lectures by the International Doctor
I liked the simple, easy-to-understand lectures.
Notes and examples used in class, readings and assignment workload not too great
The coverage of ethics broadened my insights to different trade and globalization topics
Straight forward and to the point on his expectations from the students.
The books and writing assignments were very valuable and informative giving unique perspectives into the topics discussed.
Discussing ethics and global issues.
The background knowledge of the professor helped greatly in his teaching ability.
Being able to get knowledge from notes, videos/lectures in class, and books were all very valuable, as opposed to a course where you are just lectured at constantly. I also liked how we looked at the same issues from multiple viewpoints and it was never apparent what the professors bias was. That helps me know whatever my opinion is it won't be graded unfairly.
Every lecture was a learning experience.
Discussion each other and essays closely related to course materials.
The readings and presentation assignments were most valuable.
I really enjoyed doing the presentation, it gave me a chance to voice myself in class as well as a chance to explore a topic that I was really interested in.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
They all seemed valuable. Individual presentations could have been more structured/in depth?
Nothing to find at this point...
I feel that we should have had more direction in the presentation. I don't think we covered it in depth in class; the only direction I had was from the sample presentations.
More feedback for assignments welcomed
Attendance. However, I do understand why it is done so I cannot complain too much about it. It is completely reasonable.
I thought that the problem set was not as valuable since there is no test on those topics or information.
None
Class was scheduled too late in the day
Some lectures got kinda boring, butyou can only spice up so much about trade policy.
none
Everything in class was valuable.
N/a
None, the assignments were all relevant to class and were doable.
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
13. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
14. The writing assignments helped me develop abilities to solve problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
15. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
16. Other comments:
Great prof, great class.
Definitely recommend this professor! And hopefully I'll get to take another class with him in the future!
I highly recommend this course to all the students at UH manoa seeking their any professions! The course has been way too beyond my imagination for me to learn useful in my life, and I'm so glad that I got one of the seats in this class.
Karacaovali was an excellent professor who has good knowledge in his subject and used relevant supplemental material to further help the class learn and relate to the subject matter
Overall a great teacher!
I thought the handouts made class very tedious. I didn't like how the entire powerpoint was distributed with only a few blank spaces. It made it more difficult to be enthusiastic about coming to class.
He is the best professor.
Fair teacher and class

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON362A, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 362A - Trade Policy and Globalization Crn (Section): 88557 (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  
3.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%) 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  
1.46 14 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The presentations were an interactive method of learning that I very much enjoyed. The videos also helped.
I really enjoyed the discussion of environmental effects of globalization.
Professor Karacaovali's lectures were always very thorough, informative, and interesting!
The quality of knowledge that Baybars was able to share with us, it was a mix of real world experiences and real life examples.
learning about other countries trade regulations and productivity. Also gain a lot of knowledge from the readings he required.
The books that was used were very interesting and relevant to the topics discussed in class.
The amount of information provided as well as the small class size made for a very good learning environment.
Lectures were very informative, and writing assignments definitely helped me organize my thoughts.
Writing and presenting were the most helpful.
Lectures and essays
Ethics
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The books, while interesting were either too lengthy or too difficult to understand (too much jargon)
Although it this was a writing intensive I felt there was a lot of reading.
n/a
none
Location of the classroom
Presentations are instructive on an individual level, but not nearly as much on a group level I don't think.
The homework assignment was applicable but because we won't be tested on it I didn't learn much.
Depends on the student presentations
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
13. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
14. The writing assignments helped me develop abilities to solve problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
15. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
16. Other comments:
Great professor and a great class! :)
Great Teacher.
Baybars is an excellent teacher, he'll challenge you to think and he'll always encourage you to speak up and give an opinion. Baybars is very personable and he is an easy person to talk to. Hands down I would recommend his class to anyone.
Very fun class to take for any major. I would defiantly take another class from Professor Baybars.
Excellent course. The professor shows he is dedicated to students learning.
Baybars is a boss.

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON660, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 660 - International Trade & Welfare Crn (Section): 80759 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The combination of theory and empirical were very useful. This was coupled by directions and suggestions provided by Prof. Karacaovali on futuren notable research endeavors in the field.
Prof.Karacaovali is very patient and nice. I took this class last year. It is notable that he unot only pdated most of the lecture notes in a different format, but put the most popular research in his lectures based on previous experiencs. He also writes down the important equations and conclusions on the board in an interesting way instead of only using PPT.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None that I can think of.
N/A
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
13. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
14. Other comments:
A follow-on course (e.g. special topics in international trade) is highly recommended.

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON362, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 362 - Trade Policy and Globalization Crn (Section): 76094 (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  
3.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%) 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  
1.48 21 0.51 Freq(%) 11 (52%) 10 (48%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
videos readings presentations
The thing I liked the most was how he showed the negative side effects of globalization. I had no idea how bad the conditions are in some of these poor countries. I also liked his choice in media clips that he would show throughout the semester.
The assignments were relevant and enjoyable
The ability to be creative and apply trade theory to topics of our own interest. (For presentations) Relating Trade theory to world issues today.
I think all the powerpoint, handouts, and teaching material were extremely valuable and I believe I'll be using it for future courses. The teacher was great in elaborating all topics and I look forward to taking his class again if I could.
The presentations done by each student, the videos shown by the instructor and the following discussions, also the lectures with the accompanying handouts with PowerPoint.
class discussions and presentation
Suggested readings and assignments
Case studies because we saw the application of theories and models. Ethical portion provides a good contrast to the intensiveness of ECON 460. Power points help keep students engaged.
I enjoyed the trade policy side of the course although I wish we went into more depth on this topic. I also enjoyed the integration of all the books with the lecture and how closely it followed along in what we were learning. Definitely made writing easier.
The varied discussions on the books, lectures and videos as well as off hand media. It's a very good stepping stone to Eocn 460 while encourages the students to think critically and in a different non-mechanical matter.
There were a lot of material covered at a very good pace and a lot of opportunities for questioning.
Application of approaches to ethics to different trade policies.
The topic of the course is very relevant and interesting
Real-world examples
the powerpoint slides
the way he taught the class and the information i gained
I loved the presentations from the class and thought that there was a lot of freedom to discuss whatever topics we felt were valuable. I love the flexibility of the class. Also, I really enjoyed the videos that we watched. I feel like videos make the material easy to understand and they allowed me to understand the magnitude of the trade policies that we were discussing.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
powerpoint blanks some readings
It was all good!
The project was rough because I do not care to speak in front of people
Some students' presentations were not very informative.
Nothing ;) Everything was great!
none
Some readings were excessive.
The presentations made by the students could have been more "strict." The overall topic was appointed, yet students were a bit "lax" in choosing their own topics. In other words, the students' topic could have been a little more related to what the professor set.
None.
None.
None.
Less discussion and class engagement
n/a
none
n/c
I felt that mostly everything about the course was valuable.
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
13. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
14. Other comments:
I like Baybars, he is very personable and easy to approach.
An understanding and patient instructor and acknowleges the fact that not everyone is an economics major. Encourages growth and accepts diversity from students.
I would love to take any course by Karacavalli again if I could and would highly recommend him to any other student
Great instructor, helped to engage the class in discussions and encouraged and fostered critical thinking skills.
professor K is my favorite teacher he's the best :)
Internet is bad sometimes, downloading to a hard drive in advance may be more reliable. Some of the longer readings, although not technical, were easy to get lost in because of the length.
I absolutely loved this course! I am definitely going to recommend this course to other peers whom are economic majors or for those interested in globalization and trade policy.
I think all four books should be kept in. However, maybe break up the assignments into smaller more frequent ones by breaking it up into smaller reading sections. While I feel it's good experience to feel overwhelmed by a lot of reading material, because the questions are often intended to be open ended, it'd be easier to gradually build up the discussions and types of answers a student can produce. For instance, perhaps break up the readings into halves or so, so there'd be 8 or 12 assignments. While some topics may be incomplete because of this, questions could be catered to molding a type of thinking to incorporate the future possibilities the next readings could bring. Incorporating real life examples into each assignment can help as well-- this can help double check if the student is on the right track or is able to apply the material to current events. Thank you for the wonderful semester!
Definitely one of the better, if not best, Economics professor at UHM.
Dr. Karacaovalli integrates relevant examples from outside the field (tv, movies, etc) to help cement concepts and break up the monotony of straight lecturing... He is always available for additional support and is clearly highly knowledgeable about his specialty... Does an excellent job of relating complex concepts and models and making them more accessible...
None.
I would suggest if this class has group discussion besides presentation
Books need to be discussed more in-depth. Great books, but we spent so little time on them.

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON460, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 460 - International Trade & Welfare Crn (Section): 76574 (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  
3.77 43 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 6 (14%) 35 (81%) 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  
1.64 43 0.48 Freq(%) 15 (35%) 27 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 43 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (23%) 33 (77%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 43 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (23%) 33 (77%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 43 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 11 (26%) 30 (70%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 43 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 11 (26%) 30 (70%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
It was a very consistent pace and there were incentives for a student to master the subjects and go above and beyond.
learning about trade and welfare
Studying international trade models.
Lectures
The handouts were good. It was good that he prints them out for everyone and has you attend class to fill in the blanks regarding what he is lecturing.
N/A
The comparisons between trade barriers, tariffs, and subsidies. Of course, all other aspects are and have to be presented before these topics in order to understand the diagnostics thereof, therefore making everything exceptionally valuable.
Powerpoints used interactively (filling in certain words on slides)and problem sets helped to aid learning.
Reviews of the problem sets were the most important aspect in learning the material for me. I also liked the handouts instead of textbook approach.
learning about international economies and how the trade.
Welfare concepts.
Problem sets, lectures
Learning about the different policy's of trade and whether it makes countries better or worse off.
Lecture notes provided good information.
all of them
His lecture is so knowledgeable and helpful for me to understand concepts.
Professor Karacaovali's explanations of difficult concepts in a way that made it easy for me to understand was very valuable. He knew how to break down the concepts. Also, Professor Karacaovali is very encouraging to his students and personable. He was always available to help.
Lecture methods which included follow-along handouts with key terms left blank. I found this really helped me to stay involved with the lecture and to add extra notes. Helped me to master the material.
Problem sets and review them very well after graded
His lecture is easy to understand.
everything
The detailed explanations and real life examples given to help us to better understand the concepts presented.
Looking at real world situations
He really encourage students to study and archive their Academic goal through this class
The lectures.
Everything done in the course was valuable.
Video, PPT, Quizs and Homeworks
I think the printed lecture notes were really well done. The fact that you still had to go to class to get them, but it wasn't so much where the student is overwhelmed, is something I haven't experienced in a class before this.
homeworks and quizes
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None.
n/a
Nothing
The attendance sheet. At the beginning of the semester it was made clear that attendance wasn't apart of the grade. However, almost daily he would pass around an attendance sheet. It has nothing to do with the class but just very cryptic regarding grades.
N/A
Nothing really. Everything was presented appropriately and in accordance to the topic and course.
The two-three week long review session at the beginning of the class.
More opportunities for extra credit since there are only 2 exams.
The movie Battle in Seattle and the mockumentary about disappearing Mexicans were not really valuable. While they were a good break from continuous lectures, I think news clips of the situations might have been better.
n/a
It seems like this was a very dilute version of the course. A bit of calculus could have been used to consider more interesting trade cases. All the graphs were linear and perhaps not very realistic.
None
A little bit of the history, but history is always good to know and I'm biased since I don't like history.
N/A
i think that they where all valuable
Nothing.
Nothing in particular - a couple instances of un-organization but that was about it (quite minor).
N/A
His pronunciation is hard to listen a little bit.
notes were hard
None
The homeworks.
Nothing was unliked. Everything was interesting and taught me something.
None
n/a
none
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 43 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 12 (28%) 28 (65%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 43 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 9 (21%) 29 (67%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 43 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 13 (30%) 28 (65%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 43 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 8 (19%) 32 (74%)
13. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 43 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 35 (81%)
14. Other comments:
I felt the course was slightly watered down. While I didn't fully ace the first midterm and with the final pending, it's hard for me to say much, but I felt that it could have been much more in-depth. Given the typical department's student, I suppose its OK, but perhaps have optional more difficult problems (original or from the book) available. Other than that, it was a very great class and I learned a lot. Thank you for the great semester!
great teacher!
Good teacher and knowledgeable about trade economics
I enjoyed this class. I think that the quizzes and homeworks were graded fairly. The only thing I would make more clear is the policy on attendance and how that affects your grade.
N/A
Amazing individual and thorough with his teachings. Very generous, and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to take him!
Excellent teacher, but as stated earlier, the review session at the beginning of the semester should be scaled back a little. At the end of the semester we dropped a section, that could have replaced some of the classes of review.
Early in the semester we took too long to get through the review material, and it crunched the amount of time we had for the more interesting and challenging content.
Good professor who knows his material and who knows when students might need a break from lecture.
n/a
Excellent professor. Very knowledgeable and moves at a pace that is suitable for students.
I would not hesitate to take another class from him again.
Great professor. Would take another class.
really liked this class!
I like his class and I want to take his other class again.
Great, fair class. I would definitely take another class with Professor Karacaovali. Sincerely, Troy Thompson
I've learned about trade and welfare very well from handouts and problem sets. I am willing to take more Econ classes from Mr. Karacaovali! Best Econ instructor ever!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TEACHING!
Dr. Karacaovalli integrates relevant examples from outside the field (tv, movies, etc) to help cement concepts and break up the monotony of straight lecturing... He is always available for additional support and is clearly highly knowledgeable about his specialty... Does an excellent job of relating complex concepts and models and making them more accessible...
he is very clear
Was a great professor and was very effective at teaching his students and instructing them.
I would love to take more classes from Professor Karacaovali!
professor k is my favorite teacher he's the best :)
The course was simply too simple and slow-paced for a 400 level class. I would have liked the class much better if the the lectures had been less redundant and if we had spent less time on simple concepts like consumer/producer surplus.

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON321, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 321 - Introduction to Statistics Crn (Section): 86745 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.13 31 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 7 (23%) 8 (26%) 11 (35%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.9 31 0.3 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 28 (90%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 4 (13%) 26 (81%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 32 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 10 (31%) 20 (63%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 32 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 5 (16%) 8 (25%) 17 (53%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 32 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 12 (38%) 15 (47%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 32 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 9 (28%) 7 (22%) 13 (41%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The problem sets and the lecture handouts really helped.
The homework assignments helped me understand the material more. Thanks for explaining them.
applying all the equations to real situations.
Depends on major
Probability and Standard Deviation
He went over all the assignments to make sure everyone understand the concepts and the problems.
Although math is not my strong point. I learned a lot from each chapter.
Probability.
I really appreciated the handouts. It was easier for me to see the material condensed into the important information that we needed to know. I also like that fact that we worked together on problems in class as a group. We had helped each other to understand concepts that we couldn't quite get.
Being able to determine percentages for the numerous different problems we were given.
Just statistics in general
The hand-outs gave me a good idea of what was expected and also provided useful information.
The lecture handouts for every chapter were incredibly helpful. They laid out everything we needed to know without the often bulky wording of textbooks.
i especialy liked the confidence intervals of normal distrobution.
Examples used and handouts given. The formula sheets also really helped during the exam.
As a biology major learning how to use Excel will be vital in my future career. Prior to this course, Excel was extremely difficult for me to use. Professor Karacaovali demonstrated how to use Excel in a simple, but effective manner.
study in groups
His explanations were very good.
I think that finding probabilities would be helpful for the future.
Class lecture notes
The pace of the class was great. It gave me time to review the materials and understand them better.
Understanding and configuring digits and word problems that the common population uses on a daily basis, whether it is towards firms or government evaluations in regards of profit or economies.
how the very basics were covered before going into the harder stuff
The applied statistics. Mostly Probability.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The computer assignments felt useless.
depends on major
N/A
N/A
All were valuable.
N/A
There really wasn't anything that I din't like about the course. It did move a little fast for me, but I was still able to keep up
The beginning of the course started off a bit slow. A lot more content could've been easily covered in the amount of time.
not much
Not too many students showed up to class.
alot of the jargon and renaming of simple concepts
There have been no aspects of this course that have not been valuable to my student career.
lectures
Computer assignments
Honestly, all of them are valuable when looked at from a third person point of view, because statistics is something that happens and evaluated in our everyday life. So, it is important to at least have a common knowledge of the subject.
computer assignments
everything else
10. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 32 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 27 (84%)
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 32 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 11 (34%) 16 (50%)
12. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 31 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 5 (16%) 24 (77%)
13. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 32 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 9 (28%) 20 (63%)
14. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
15. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 32 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 5 (16%) 22 (69%)
16. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Friendly, understanding.
Nice, smart, friendly
Motivated, enthusiastic
turkish teacher today
Genuine, Helpful, Kind
Fair, well organized,
Caring, Smart, On time
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable
informative and helpful
organized, prepared, available
Smart, Nice, Awesome
Helpful and understanding.
Friendly, accommodating, likable
he is a very aprochable proffesor and is very willing to help outside of class. seems like a cool guy to grab a drink with
Friendly, enthusiastic, intelligent
Professor Karacaovali is helpful to students with questions, knowledgeable in the field of statistics, and makes learning statistics interesting.
chill consistent
Thorough. Easy to understand
He was very helpful. Always encourage students. He knew course content very well.
Smart, fast
Generous, Smart, and Kind
Calm Friendly Knowledgeable
competent, professional
freindly, foreign, distracted
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 32 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 14 (44%) 16 (50%)
18. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.48 32 1.24 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 5 (16%) 6 (19%) 9 (28%) 7 (22%) 3 (9%)
19. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.83 32 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 8 (25%) 8 (25%) 10 (31%) 3 (9%)
20. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 32 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 5 (16%) 10 (31%) 11 (34%) 3 (9%)
21. The TA was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.72 30 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 4 (13%) 8 (27%) 8 (27%) 5 (17%)
22. The TA's oral speaking was clear and effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.62 31 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 11 (35%) 6 (19%) 8 (26%) 2 (6%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 32 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 6 (19%) 21 (66%)
24. Other comments:
Good job.
ta wasnt there hardly
I'm glad I took this class with Professor Karacaovali. I learned a lot and it was a great experience.
He was an excellent professor!
Regarding what as spoken about in class recently, on of my previous professors ha password protected the lectures and notes he put on laulima and only gave the passwords to those who attended class regularly.
It was a very pleasant environmented class.
It would be a good idea to have students do even more group work and daily presenting
I think you should make attendance mandatory if you want more people to come
I honestly am not a fan of statistics, but I understand the reasoning of why it valuable to the degree requirement. But, if this means anything, I am taking him again, and would like to as many times possible, or as required :)

Baybars Karacaovali: ECON460, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 460 - International Trade & Welfare Crn (Section): 77343 (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  
3.89 28 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 25 (89%) 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  
1.7 27 0.47 Freq(%) 8 (30%) 19 (70%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 23 (82%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 28 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%) 11 (39%) 15 (54%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 19 (68%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 28 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 9 (32%) 15 (54%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 28 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 13 (46%) 12 (43%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
power points explanation
example problems and lotsa of extra resources
The graphs were very helpful in illustrating before and after effects of things such as tariffs, tax, etc. The practice midterms covered a majority of the topics aforementioned and familiarized me with the exam format, such that I was comfortable taking it. The student presentations brought new material, topics, and ideas without being too distracting. It shone light into other areas of economics in which we may be able to apply what we learned in Econ 460.
All models covered Thank you Baybars!!!
Materials are pretty good. Easy to understand even if you are no native students.
Clear examples and what was covered in class was put in exams
Understanding the ins and outs of trade between two countries and how it affects the world market.
Baybars is very clear in his explanations of the various topics presented in class. He doesn't assume that his students should already know the subject matter from reading the book.
When Professor Karacaovali would explain further why the models were a certain way. It was helpful for our own sense, so we could understand more than just the surface of the material. I wish it were possible to do more problem sets. Possibly at least two problem sets per topic? If it were possible it would be helpful to have an on-line program to do the homework, so we could get immediate feedback, and do more practice problems. The midterm review sheet and the problem sets were very valuable and helpful though.
The lectures, course content and class materials.
Probably my favorite class this semester due to the practical application of subject matter.
I enjoyed learning about contemporary issues in trade
Professor Baybars was very thorough in his lectures and went a pace that everyone could follow.
The effects of international trade in the world economy and how it relates to current day politics as well as trade policies that have been passed or are about to be passed.
reading assignments
Learning the basics of Economics once again, i believe was very important. Many times i do forget terminology, so it was nice to revisit Ricardian model.
Learning about trade aspects between countries, the power point slides
Chapters on tariffs and barriers were valuable especially considering APEC was held during this semester. Connecting the models with current real events helps a lot. Reading assignments helped.
The lectures were useful and easy to understand.
This class was thorough on all its theories. I like how the course ramped up in difficulty.
The reading assignments and the problem sets as well as the practice exams greatly helped in preparing for the exams.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
book
some lengthy lectures
The reading assignments were a toss up between good and bad. Good because they related to the topics we covered in class and introduced real life situations in which we could apply what we learned in Econ 460. Bad because they were not included in exams. It would be nice to see some questions related to the reading assignments on the exam so we are constantly reminded that we need to apply what we learned into the real world. Also, including some questions from the readings on the exam would make students take the reading assignments more seriously...
NONE Thank you Baybars!!!
Nothing
Class general interest
N/A
Probably the reading assignments. I don't feel like I gained much from doing those assignments.
None.
Did not enjoy the extensive math and technical application of theory
The reading assignments weren't terrible but seemed a bit unnecessary. I would have like to see more real life examples brought up during class whether its through a video or a article.
nothing
problem sets were too hard i wasnt prepared well enough for them
all were beneficial to the application of the subject
None.
This is hard, but I wish we had covered more material. I understand that not all of the class is on the same level, but it was a little slow for me.
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 22 (79%)
12. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 28 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 9 (32%) 17 (61%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 28 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 10 (36%) 16 (57%)
14. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%)
15. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%)
16. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 7 (25%) 18 (64%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 22 (79%)
18. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 28 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 20 (71%)
19. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 27 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (22%) 20 (74%)
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
SMART
organized, thorough, considerate
Wastes no time
Understanding Patient
Kind
interactive
Helpful, knowledgeable, compasionate
Hardworking, enthusiastic
Knowledgeable, intelligent, organized
Thorough. Conscientious.
Baybars was motivated, committed, and dedicated to provide a quality course for his students; he cares about his students learning the material.
prepared, helpful, encouraging
Understanding, passionate, caring
Thorough, approachable, and fair
knowledgable, approachable, easy-going
nice knowledgable
Organized, Intelligent, and willing to help
Helpful, thorough, eager.
professional
Intelligent, careful, understanding
Helpful, cheerful, encouraging
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.46 28 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 11 (39%) 15 (54%)
23. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 27 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (30%) 18 (67%)
24. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 19 (68%)
25. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 28 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (18%) 22 (79%)
26. Other comments:
good teacher, great knowledge
Lectures sometimes felt like they were draggong on and on, but maybe this is because we only meet two days a week so the material has to be "crammed" Idk, but having to jot down notes from the beginning to the end of class hurts my brain. Maybe we could have breaks or something...or you can switch to just verbal teaching or switching to powerpoint.
Most of the students were not at a high enough level to begin to understand the material which prevented some students from enjoying the class. It was fun. It was easy. I sympathize with the professor because he wanted us to learn and appreciate the material but students enrolled in the course just for a passing grade which is a real shame, but I did sincerely enjoy ALL material covered and was a bit disappointed that other students didn't care, I look forward to your other classes here at UH.
This class gives all the relevant information without too much extra too confuse us. I think the size of the classroom was too large which makes it feel more like a lecture. If the classroom size was smaller, I think it would make the class more interactive but the professor does well in trying to engage the class in discussion.
Prof. Karacaovali is very enthusiastic in teaching, although the material is challenging his demeanor never falters and always comes to class with a smile.
I would take a class from this instructor again
Professor Karacaovali is a great professor and addition to UH Manoa. Very happy to have taken a course from him.
Baybars is an excellent professor. UH Economics Department needs to find more Baybars to teach at our Economics Department. Perhaps UH can develop an International Economics curriculum for students to graduate, just like at other prestigious schools.
Powerpoints very very helpful. Always wanted class participation but really shouldn't take it personally if no one wants to speak up. Class presentations and reading assignments were a good way of helping us broaden our view of the subject.
Baybars is a very good professor that comes to class prepared and on time. He is very knowledgable about international trade and welfare and is able to teach it in a clear way. He is always willing to help a student with any questions. I think the class would benefit if he slowed down when writing notes on the board. Overall, I would recommend other Econ majors to take his classes and believe he is a valuable asset to the Econ department
i wasnt well enough informed on due dates for assignments so i ended up not being able to turn in assignments that i wanted to. extra credit presentation i also had no knowledge of how was supposed to do it wether sign up for a day or if we were assigned a day i cant find sign up sheet anywhere also i think my midterm was graded far too harshly and his office hours are always when i have class
This class, i must admit was a little challenging for me. I believe Baybars should write more legibly on the board, and notes would be more understandable. Otherwise the course became more and more interesting. Im glad i took this course, it really is something we should all learn since we go through trade and globalization everyday. Dont worry Professor, even though our class doesnt speak much we still appreciate your teaching methods. Most of the econ classes I have taken have been like this. I found that after your first evaluation, you were able to make the class participate more. Thanks professor for an interesting semester.
Very fair professors, punctual and eager to teach. It is really encouraging as a student to have a professor that cares. Makes you feel comfortable to ask questions and participate. Lectures can get a bit dry sometimes but lack of student interest does that to you. Constantly relating models to real examples would help connect the material. Material is understandable and examples are too but being able to compare the bigger picture is helpful for visualization.
The class was great. The reading assignments were a great complement to the topics covered. The student presentations were also a good change up. Trade theory is fairly bland, but the class seemed to go by pretty fast for what it was. He asks some questions that are too easy, so most people don't like to answer those.