eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Lin Shen

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Lin Shen: CEE375, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Civil & Environmental Engr
Course: CEE 375 - Construction Materials Crn (Section): 80507 (001)     80508 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (36%) 2 (33%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 6 (55%) 2 (33%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 3 (50%)
6. I improved my abilities to do the kinds of writing used by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
7. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (18%)
8. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 3 (50%)
9. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 8 (73%)
12. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (36%)
13. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Course was very focused on concrete. Almost nothing about other materials.
There is so much details about concrete that I felt were irrelevant. There was not enough time going over mix design and how to properly calculate a proper mix. And a lot of the class was saying that you should try to incorporate lightweight concrete into the course since a lot of the students are getting more involved with concrete canoe. That would be cool.
He is an excellent teacher, I just had a little trouble with his thick accent but it's nothing he can fix...
The exams we're a bit misleading at times and I would suggest a class review so the class knows what to clearly study and need to understand for the exam instead of having to study so much material and only having to need only 20% of the information they studied.
N/A
Nothing needs to be improved; the course was very clear and well organized.
sometimes wording of questions can be confusing, so clarifying what is required (in an exam, homework, or lab report) would be a great improvement
14. The writing assignments helped me retain the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 2 (33%)
15. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%)
16. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (50%) 4 (36%)
17. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (50%) 3 (27%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
19. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
20. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
21. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 2 (33%)
22. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%) 2 (33%)
23. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 2 (18%)
24. Other comments:
Exam results are skewed by some students having access to previous semester quizzes and exams which are similar.
Having the lecture slides before for us each class was super helpful.
I felt as if buying the textbook was a waste of time and money. Lecture slides helped the most. Keep up the good work! :)
recommend more field trips, more mix design labs
Great instructor. Learned a lot in this course.