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Instructor: Thao Le

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FAMR333, Spring 2014
FAMR491, Spring 2014
FAMR333, Fall 2013
FAMR333, Fall 2012
FAMR333, Spring 2012
FAMR333, Fall 2011

Thao Le: FAMR333, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 84102 (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  
2.78 24 0.95 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 7 (29%) 8 (33%) 6 (25%) 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  
1.43 24 0.51 Freq(%) 13 (54%) 10 (42%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 18 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 5 (21%) 16 (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  
4.46 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 7 (29%) 14 (58%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 5 (21%) 15 (63%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 8 (33%) 12 (50%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 24 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 9 (38%) 13 (54%)
10. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 24 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 16 (67%)
11. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 8 (33%) 13 (54%)
12. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 24 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 9 (38%) 13 (54%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 10 (42%) 12 (50%)
14. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
15. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (42%) 12 (50%)
16. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 12 (50%) 11 (46%)
17. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 24 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (33%) 12 (50%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 7 (29%) 15 (63%)
19. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 24 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 9 (38%) 10 (42%)
20. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 24 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 10 (42%) 9 (38%)
21. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 24 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 12 (50%) 8 (33%)
22. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (38%) 14 (58%)
23. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 7 (29%) 14 (58%)
24. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 6 (25%) 16 (67%)
25. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe the teacher could have everything a little more organized!
- study guide given earlier
I think that the jeopardy games could have been more organized, and the expectations for the group presentation could have been announced more thoroughly.
The only thing that I would suggest improving is the formation of the groups. I felt that forming groups on the first day of school based on the area of my seating arrangement was not the greatest idea. Perhaps, have students pick out a number to get placed into groups. I feel this way because on attending my first class, I had no choice but arriving late and being placed in the back. Not to say that I'm not completely happy with my group, but I would have preferred to have been seated in the front.
Thao Le teaching style was really interesting. She has so much experience in the field. She makes things reverent to us.
We had to select our groups in the beginning of the course, if we could get to know our classmates rather than picking those who sat around us, would help.
I like the videos and interactions
Organization of information on slides for lecture seemed confusing and lacked order at times.
Instructions for assignments need to be rewritten. Grading rubrics were clear. Instructions were not. For the group project and essay.
It was a bit difficult to keep up with the notes because there was little time given to write everything down.
Maybe a better way of helping out students be more prepared and a class review session of maybe more of what might be on tests.
N/A
I think the review sessions were not effective and she could maybe try different review games which can help students do better on exams.
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She didn't seem to know the material and referred to reading off the slides most of the time.
Good Professor! Really loves the subject on family resources and helping adolescents to better themeselves.
She comes to class prepared with the material she is going over and her study guides come in very handy. She seems very passionate about what she teaches and the course overall.
She is a great professor and very knowledgeable.
Great instructor. Very knowledgeable in this area of study. Very caring of her students and with the people she works with.
she is a great educator and overall an amazing person.
Really enthusiastic and always made class fun
Very knowledgable about the course and is also very easy to talk to.
I really disliked Thao Le as a professor. She was vey boring and was not enthusiastic whatsoever. This course had potential to be interesting but Thao Le's teaching style did not work. There was a lot of information on each slide and not enough time to write it all down.
She is a wonderful teacher who is very knowledgable. I would definitely take another course taught by her.
She really wants you to learn what she was teaching the class
She is a very knowledgable professor with a passion to help future educators and social workers. Especially when dealing with adolescents and young adults.
Overall a good teacher and is well prepared and kind of is a tuff teacher. She knows her stuff but It's hard to keep up with her at times because she kind of zooms through. Other than that she is a great professor and a nice one too.
Knowledgeable in her field
Dr. Le is very personable and easy to approach she is tough and tender which helped me to hold myself responsible in class
that she really made sure we understood the information she taught us by showing us videos and giving the class discussion questions every class so she knew we understood the information.
27. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 24 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (38%) 14 (58%)
28. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (42%) 14 (58%)
29. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (38%) 14 (58%)
30. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I loved learning about myself through this class.
The project where we had to present and create a program
I enjoyed her guess speaker. She was very easy to listen to and I really liked her teaching style.
Everything, it really applied critical thinking.
Lots of videos and other content that made the class more than a lecture type class.
The involvement within each lecture class.
I liked the group assignment the best,mainly because it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do in college. Working with a group is not easy, and at first I disliked the idea because usually one person ends up doing most of the work. In the end my group came through and delivered a great presentation. The process of working with my group members taught me a lot. In the professional world, we will not always work with people who are easy to work with, but there still is a way to make things work.
Everything
Examples were given for nearly every concept of the course which was very helpful when studying and taking midterms and final.
This course was not very interesting to me.
I liked the videos, projects and activities.
I like how she puts the slideshows online
How she uses old school teaching techniques with new school teaching techniques. Very knowledgeable and able to help us understand not just the objective of the lecture but to gain a better idea on the concepts of the lesson.
I liked that we went over family and parenting styles because that gives me a heads up on which parenting styles are effective in helping out children and which are not good.
The class interaction
it was relatable
I liked the group presentations because I got a better understanding of the topics which we already went over in class and I learned more about other important issues adolescents face.
I liked the group activities. It reinforced what we were learning.
31. Other comments:
Learned a lot about myself through this class.
N/a
N/A
Test are hard but it makes us really thing about what we learn and are able to make us it in a situation.
Thank you for a great semester.
Improvements need to be made in all aspects of this course.
None
Good class to learn about the age group that you are currently in.

Thao Le: FAMR491, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 491 - Topics in Family Resources Crn (Section): 88940 (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 5 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 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  
1.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.79 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
6. What did you like best about the course?
I loved the content- all very interesting and useful in my life.
The wholesome approach Thao Le took to delivering the content. There was a balance between discussion, lecture, practice, and reflection. Also, mindfulness was viewed from different aspects: academic, philosophical, psychological, personal, chemical, etc. The multiple approaches made for better insight and a better understanding.
I learned to forgive.
Giving Scientific credibility to the benefits of Mindfulness as shown through Neuroscience and physiological studies. It brought many ideas that I had (in the back of my mind) to the front, things I may have intuitively known but never really looked at closely.
7. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
10. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
12. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. I gained an understanding of some of my personal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
15. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
16. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
17. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
18. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
19. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
20. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
21. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
22. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
23. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
24. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Definitely the constant practice of meditation, and learning the benefits of mindfulness to instill a dedication and the investment in continuing or honing the practice.
The discussion and reflection were most valuable to me. Most courses have some sort of lecture but one of the things that set this course apart from others was the challenge to apply what we learned to our lives and then reflect and discuss. Applying what we learned to our lives helps us make lasting connections, and reflections help us grow.
See above. I also learned stress management techniques.
the coverage of the Abhidharma and Nagarjunas "middle way"
25. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I can't think of anything at the moment. I was always pleased with things.
Nothing.
In my case (probably not for all students) I had a basis in Buddhist studies and practices, so we seemed somewhat slow to look at abandoning concepts based in the "self". I do realize that for someone that has not looked at these concepts before it can be a slow process, but I feel for someone that realizes the damages ego can cause we could have gone deeper.
26. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
27. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
28. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
29. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
30. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
31. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
32. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
33. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I really enjoyed the class..no suggestions.
Maybe a little more direction with the midterm. The grading rubric was helpful but maybe a chance to resubmit with changes for a few points back?
Nothing. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with focus on academics.
I (once again) would emphasize the self as the source of most of our troubles, and seeing things through a more engaged perspective (seeing things as a collective not individual)helps break away from the "self" a caveat; this is a part of my personal belief system maybe is not for everyone.
34. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She's great! I love her laugh, it reminds me to have the ease to laugh.
Thao Le is very knowledgeable and clearly cares about the subject matter and her students. This is evident in the way she conducts class. I hope she continues to teach at UH Manoa. She is an asset to the teaching staff.
Excellent instructor!
Outstanding , thoroughly engaged, quite knowledgeable, able to field the tough questions that arise in this type of study.
35. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
36. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
37. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
38. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the philosophical readings such as those from Thich Nhan Hanh and the Dalai Lama.
The wholesome approach Thao Le took to delivering the content. There was a balance between discussion, lecture, practice, and reflection. Also, mindfulness was viewed from different aspects: academic, philosophical, psychological, personal, chemical, etc. The multiple approaches made for better insight and a better understanding.
The check ins. Very nice.
Meditation Mindful and introduction to other types. Buddhist philosophy
39. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent, and exactly what I needed in my life to cope with the craziness. If the university is concerned with creating good citizens, Skillful Living should be a requirement.
For a pilot course, I think it went extremely well. The expectations weren't ridiculous. Some readings were dense, but there was always discussions to help. This is a great course and I would recommend it to others. Although, I do not think this course is for everyone. A lot of the progress a person makes in this course is dependent on their consistent, individual work. The only way they are held accountable for it is by writing a reflection. If people only do part of the work and then write a reflection, they will not see real results.
I highly recommend this course to anyone with stress.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone, but especially to someone that desired to take up and type of meditation practice. Gives great insights into oneself and the workings of the mind
40. Other comments:
Dr. Thao is the best!
I would recommend that this course be cross listed with Religion because even though it is not specific to one school of Buddhism, much of what is taught goes to the original teachings of The Buddha

Thao Le: FAMR333, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 76843 (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  
3.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 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  
1.38 9 0.52 Freq(%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (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 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
11. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
12. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
14. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
15. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
16. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
17. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
19. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
20. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 9 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%)
21. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
22. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
23. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
24. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
25. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
your methods right now are awesome! keep it up.
Less work and more extra credit
I think the course is well composed and that Thao Le's teaching style is effective.
I would like study sessions from the TA. She wasn't really helpful in letting us prepare for test the TA
The groups were fine, but for group projects you should let the students pick their team because it would be easier for friends to meet outside of class then strangers.
There's a lot of information in the lectures. Sometimes you go through the slides a little too quickly
More office hours
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I love this class. our professor knew her material very well and made me want to learn more. She is very helpful and easy to talk to. one of my favorite classes this semester.
okay teacher
She is more than competent and enthusiastic about the course material. She was open, friendly, and approachable from day one. She presented the material in an unbiased and professional way while still making it understandable and non-intimidating.
I loved her class!
Great!
27. Any comments about the TA?
understanding and good at communicating with students in class.
Very helpful and approachable. Prompt in providing necessary information for the class.
She should have made new study guides and not be lazy and send us old ones. Also she should have made study sessions for the exam.
She was really nice and proactive. She made students feel comfortable enough to talk to her in person/email
Very helpful!
28. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
29. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
30. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
31. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i liked everything actually. I really did.
none
Thao Le gave many opportunities for students to apply subject matter to personal life and compare results with peers.
Working in groups helped me learned more
The small group discussions were nice
-Videos that related to each topic -Study guides -Power point slides -Group discussions
32. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
none
We really didn't need the book. The teacher was better than the book. You need more activities. I liked the videos too so make more of that!
N/A
33. Other comments:
amazing class, very fun
Thank you!
N/A

Thao Le: FAMR333, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 77869 (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  
2.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 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  
1.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
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 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
10. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
11. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
12. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%)
14. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
15. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
16. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I enjoyed learning about the different concepts, especially Sternberg's Theory of Love, about Autonomy, and Erikson's stages of Identity.
EVERYTHING IN THIS CLASS WAS HELPFUL AND VALUABLE. I have related every concept in this class to my own experiences and the experiences of the people around me. I have a better understanding of my adolescence and of the way I am today.
Lectures had valuable information
She put up a study guide for the exams.
I like that the way Professor Le included videos, class discussions and in- class activities. It kept me awake and motivated to learn in that sort of environment.
I liked how the power points were available online as well. Even though we went through a fast pace during the lectures, we were able to go on laulima and refer back to the lectures if necessary.
This course helped me understand my adolescent years. it explained in depth why things happen the way they do when we are teens. All the information I learned in this class will be useful to everybody especially to parents who are raising soon-to-be adolescents.
18. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
The guidelines for the paper were unclear and I would have appreciated talking more about the paper in detail during class time. I would have also liked to have class time to work on our group project.
EVERYTHING. Because of this class, I have a greater interest in adolescence and would love to pursue a career working with adolescents. I took the greatest interest in attachment styles and the cognitive development: prefrontal cortex, amygdala, etc.
The guest lectures really did not help very much. Seemed like it was a waste of a class
I had a hard time understanding her during class, and when I would ask for help she still had a hard time answering my question. Even though she gave us a study guide she only gave it to us the day before.
I would have liked to have a study guide throughout all the test rather than just a review game. I like having a set guide knowing that I know all the info needed.
Having the class at 4:30PM was very unhelpful because I am just burnt out and tired from my previous classes. By then, I just want to take my daily nap. Also, you knew a lot of information about California statistics and rules. Since your living in Hawai'i now, I think you should freshen up on the Hawai'i rules, laws, and stats. Some information you mentioned in class is kind of off.
19. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
20. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
21. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
22. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%)
23. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
24. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
25. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I enjoyed the extra credit opportunities, but would like to have more opportunities for extra credit. The first test was also pretty tough.
I personally did not care for a study guide but I saw that other students benefited greatly from having a study guide before an exam.
Give out the rubrics more than 2 weeks ahead that way we do not have to wait to know what is expected out of us
earlier times for study guide and explain some of her lectures a bit more.
Like I mentioned, please learn more about the Hawai'i juvenile laws and school courses available. You have so much knowledge about California, but what about Hawai'i? For example, drivers ed here on the islands is not what you thought. We don't just sit in the classroom all day long and learn about driving through a book. We actually learn this stuff at the beginning, then go out and drive with our instructor. We also cannot graduate until we have accumulated so many hours of driving with our instructor and a licensed adult.
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Le is very knowledgeable and has high expectations for her students.
She is extremely knowledgable of adolescence and emerging adulthood. She is very approachable and helpful. Ultimately she helped me with narrowing down my interests and focus on what I want to do as a career.
good professor. kept class pretty enjoyable
Thao Le is overall a decent professor, she is a nice person it was just I had a hard time understanding some of the things that she taught me and some of her grading rubrics were a bit challenging but still manageable.
she is a fun and engaging teacher.
she is a very nice, humble lady who does her best to fulfill the needs of us students. Although, she should freshen up about the Hawai'i lifestyle and UHM school system.
30. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
31. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
32. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
33. Other comments:
I liked the fact that for the second exam, you gave us a study guide. I think that is why I did better for this exam because I knew what to study and what not. The first one was a trip because I was trying to cram everything in my head, without knowing what will be on the exam. So for future references, provide a study guide for your classes, unless you don't like them :P (just kidding).

Thao Le: FAMR333, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 85282 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 39 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 4 (10%) 33 (85%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 39 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 31 (79%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 39 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (26%) 27 (69%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 39 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 9 (23%) 28 (72%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 39 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (5%) 15 (38%) 21 (54%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 38 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 12 (32%) 24 (63%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 39 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 3 (8%) 10 (26%) 24 (62%)
8. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 39 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 10 (26%) 26 (67%)
9. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 39 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 12 (31%) 24 (62%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 39 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 15 (38%) 20 (51%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 37 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (32%) 25 (68%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 37 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 15 (41%) 20 (54%)
13. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 38 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 14 (37%) 20 (53%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Adolescence experiences that affect us in adulthood.
The most valuable to this course was being provided a study guide from Ashley (T.A) that was not given to other students from her previous semesters. What also helped was the power points/lectures that are posted in Laulima as a way to help me prepare better for the exams. The movies provided in the lectures was well interesting and very much related to the topic of class discussion. I do wish we could have had more time to watched the entire video.
When you can relate to what she's talking about, it can be quite interesting. Talking about family and understanding different roles each member holds in a household (siblings & order) etc
All the topics covered by the instructor.
The videos
The professor! She is great :) The group design of the class was also fun too.
everything
Group work
Personal and work related experiences the teacher had and talked to the class about.
Applying what I learned to real world situations
The most valuable aspect of the course was the presentation slides that accompanied Professor Le's lectures. In the powerpoint slides, she showed related videos to help explain concepts. The guest speakers also was valuable to the course.
I thought the guest speaker she brought in was a great asset to her criteria. I wish she gave the speaker a week or so to really get more personal sources about the issues of suicide and coping. Thao Le was a great speaker and there was never a boring day for me. I was always awake and interested.
I found that in each of the lectures I was able to find some importance and interest in the topic.
Understanding how parenting skills affect the outcome of your childrens' behaviors and attitudes towards certain things.
powerpoints and guest lectures were helphful
I enjoyed the class participation activities because they forced us to pay more attention to the lectures and get involved.
I loved the fact that Professor Le was active with her students. Always engaging in some sort of verbal or physical activity. The only way to really understand child development is through your own experiences. With each concept to understand, she made it a little easier to learn by applying the concept through our own experiences, while also sharing our experiences with classmates (only if you wanted to). The study guides were very helpful, as well as the TA's assistance.
I think that learning about how to work well in a group was the most valuable aspect of the class. The group project really helps with gaining the skills in working with others.
the powerpoints on laulima and the study guides and the TA
I felt this class was valuable because it not only taught you the basic foundations but it also made you think and correlate what you learned to the world around you.
Being in groups, it helped making learning easier and fun
The Videos presented were carefully chosen and left a huge impression. I appreciated the lectures being available online.
How the professor used examples that students could relate to making the material very understanding.
The powerpoints
There was much relevance to my life and life in general. I could apply concepts and understand the process I went through and endured during adolescence. The theories made sense and I could apply bits and pieces to my experiences. By taking this course I could understand many phenomenons that occur during adolescence that I never understood before. I was able to relate to things covered in class and understand processes and identify with many things mentioned throughout the course. It helped me with a lot of confusion issues and I am grateful I took this course.
This course gave a good overview of adolescence and early adulthood.
I really valued all the statistics and videos we saw. Usually, those things make everything a little more real and relatable and help us learn better.
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
What was least valuable during the semester is that it would help to have a quick review before each exam. Although we did have one review I felt that we were in a rush with the remaining 15 minutes of class. I felt that we should have been given more time to ask questions and review. Also, I felt that the class should be more engaging with group activities rather than lecture. It does not necessarily motivate students to learn.
Understanding Piaget and all theory founders are good to know, but over studdied
n/a
lectures
Nothing
nothing
Didnt like guest speakers
None
I thought that the paper was least valuable to the course.
I wish she talked about the projects more and the paper. I would have liked maybe 10-15 minutes of knowing what she wanted out of these projects. I think it works good if you have a short intro and then when it comes closer to the date it is due the paper is discussed again in further detail about what you expect from these papers, the format, how it will be graded, etc.
None. All were very important things that are very useful in life.
none.
I thought everything that was covered was pretty useful, but I think we should have spent more time covering the last few chapters.
the tempo of the class, a bit fast.
None
nothing
Nothing.
nothing, everything was great
Activities including holding up papers to answer the questions needed to be improved.
Exams.
Not much really.
Nothing
16. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 39 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 8 (21%) 29 (74%)
17. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 39 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (28%) 27 (69%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 39 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 34 (87%)
19. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 38 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 12 (32%) 21 (55%)
20. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 39 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 11 (28%) 21 (54%)
21. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 39 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (15%) 11 (28%) 21 (54%)
22. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 39 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 9 (23%) 28 (72%)
23. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 39 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 11 (28%) 27 (69%)
24. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 38 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 10 (26%) 25 (66%)
25. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No group projects.
-add more activities -offer help to students and ask at the end of the class if there are any questions
NONE! class was great. I enjoyed the activites and lessons.
Slides were very vague, study guide was not helpful for tests, unorganized activities, tests were pretty hard.
n/a
N/a
none.
Maybe having clearer study guides, or outlines of major ideas to focus on for exams
speak a little slower. sometimes it was hard to catch what was said during lecture. picking own groups for the project would have helped. was hard to get together with random people i knew nothing about because we all worked or had sports. make a study guide for the exams because there was so much to study
More interactive
Teacher would speak quicly at times, and this happened frequently. I would say slow down, cover material that is most important than work from there. With the presentation focus on content more than the smaller things, such as timing, transitions, etc.
None
One improvement could be to allow some class days to work on the group presentation. Another improvement could be to have more time to review for exams during class.
she does a great job! I have nothing other than what I said above.
The only thing that i found could have improvement would be getting test back. Making it easier for us to see not only our test scores but the questions that we got wrong could help with studying for the final that is cumulative.
NOTHING. :) You're doing a great job professor!
-speak slower, and go through slides slower -speak a little louder, or use a microphone -put a little more information on the powerpoint slides so that it easier to follow and understand
none needed
I had some problems with my group meeting outside of class, so I think that it would have helped if we had more time to meet during class. Also, it would have helped if we had more test prep (reviewed) in class before each exam.
I think if anything, really emphasizing that time is an issue when doing the Group presentation. I think groups had the impression that the information about their topic was more important than the actual organization part of the presentation.
Sometimes she speeds up while lecturing and it's difficult to keep up.
slow down on giving information because it was hard to keep up. Don't do more than one topic in a lecture, it is harder to digest.
I cant think of any, i feel she used many different teaching styles to fulfill the different learning styles.
I think Le's teaching style and methods are pretty good and helpful as it is :)
I wish that time was allotted for in-class group time. I found it difficult to meet with my group when they were available and I was not. With so many people in a group, I felt that it was hard to find a common time to meet.
I think this course is perfect the way it is. I really liked this course!
Power point slides or teachers opinion, pick one not both. Makes taking notes for tests as a student more difficult.
I enjoyed her class. She is very knowledgeable. She also is also what I envision as a true "professor". The way she dresses, talks and her style of teaching is fun, engaging, and professional.
II liked having the powerpoints available and the study guides. They were helpful. I liked the times when we worked with partners. I didn't like it as much when we worked in groups because harder to get that many people to focus on one thing. Would be nice to have a little more instruction on creative projects, they were a little confusing at first as to what we should do.
I really liked how she gave us the option after exam one to improve our grade after listening to the guest speakers and giving them feedback or dropping one exam and doubling the final. It shows she is very understanding and wants her students to succeed. Some people need to be pushed in the beginning to do well in the end and I feel that helped me out.
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
My overall evaluation of this class was a good experience. For students who do take this course,he/she will learn a lot but for those who decide to take this class for fun I am not sure if he/she will enjoy sitting in class listening to a lecture the entire time.
AN AWESOME PROFESSOR!!
not impressed or favored. She means well, but is very unorganized or at least comes off that way.
She is very knowledgeable of the course content. She creates stimulating projects, papers, group assignments, and exams that challenge the students to demonstrate their understanding of the materials. Professor Le is also very helpful. Overall, she is a excellent Professor!
First time taking he class, if she teaches any other course than FAMR 333. Overall, she is a great professor.
Great teacher
good at getting student involved in discussions
Intelligent, fun, nice, outgoing, engaging, interesting
good professor
Good teacher
Good teacher, just slow down when speaking, and focus on bigger picture, because the class is so big. If the class was smaller than focus could be narrowed.
Great awesome down to earth kind sweet teacher! Highly recommended
very enthusiastic about the subject. I liked how she provided lots of visual aids and videos to accompany what is being taught.
Solid teacher and I really like how she grouped us up. That helped me make new friends and made us hold one another more accountable. It was also more interactive because of that.
...that she has done a great job at not only teaching us the material but sparking a greater interest in adolescents and as a secondary education major i feel like i now know more about what goes on in their head then i did going in. Very Good Teacher!
She is an excellent teacher! Nothing is really vague about her lectures. Very straight forward and understanding.
Professor Le is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. However, she goes through lectures a little to quickly for me to keep up.
excellent
Thao Le is a great professor. Her class was very interesting and I learned a lot throughout the semester.
Great teacher. I enjoyed her class each and every class. Very encouraging and engaging with students. Always wants to improve herself. Whether it's reading the eCafe reviews or talking to students after class and asking how she can make learning easier. She genuinely cares about her students and wants everyone to succeed, but you have to be willing to ask for help.
very good! even those taught on a fast pace, she knew what she was teaching and was very helpful.
I feel that she is very knowledgeable in the field and is able to teach it in a way that is affective. She also makes you think about how you can use what you learned in real life which is good.
Shes a great teacher that knows what she's doing and teaching. I could tell that she really wants the students to do their best in the class and really get something out of it.
She is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the subject.
Very good teacher, wished you taught more courses.
Average.
great! Would definitely recommend her!
She is a great teacher and knows the information. I thought she engaged the class pretty well, they were kind of hard to engage though. I felt like I learned from this course.
Thao is very enthusiastic and knows her material. It is always more enjoyable and easier to learn from a teach like that.
27. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 39 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (21%) 30 (77%)
28. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 39 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (5%) 16 (41%) 20 (51%)
29. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 38 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 11 (29%) 25 (66%)
30. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 39 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 13 (33%) 25 (64%)
31. Global appraisal: considering everything how would you rate the overall effectiveness of this Teaching Assistant?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.46 39 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (10%) 10 (26%) 24 (62%)
32. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I can honestly say that Ashley was a big help in preparing me for each exam. She quickly emailed me back and provided me with further information as to projects, questions, and etc. She is a great T.A.!!!
GREAT! i learned so much about my "old" self. This was a great class!
i wouldnt recommend it, maybe take it online instead.
The course content was stimulating and the course work challenged me to show my understanding of the material. The various group assignments and paper assignment also allowed students to share their personal experiences (which was fun and creative)
I thought that I learned so much about this course and was able to gain more about this specific area in Family Resources(FAMR)
Great course
I liked it a lot, I wish there were maybe a couple little assignments that we could do to buffer our grades though.
a bit difficult with the group project and a final paper because work would get in the way of meeting up but it was a good course.
Good class
Good, Learned new things that I can use as a coach.
Good course, highly cecommended
This course was very interesting, and caught my interest because I could relate being that this course was about my age.
the course was fun and knowledgeable. I would recommend it.
I really enjoyed this class and would suggest it to everyone
I enjoyed it soooo much! My favorite class by far.
i would highly recommend others to take it.
I enjoyed the class and would recommend it to others.
After the first exam my grade wasn't the greatest and that's when I realized that I had to be more engaged in the class. After the first exam, I went to class each day. I loved the fact that after each class, I always had some sort of information to share with my boyfriend, friends, or family. Actually going to class and listening in one thing, but it's another when you remember the information and actually share it with others. The topics were very interesting, probably because the class is "Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood" and in college, we are Emerging adults, so that's why it pertains to the majority of college students!
It's an good class if you want to expand your understanding on the subject.
very interesting and easy because it was relatable.
I feel that it is a great course that gives you the foundations you need in this field and it makes you correlate it.
Great. This course was very interesting and i felt applied alot to me.
A very good course with an excellent teacher
This was a great course i actually learned a lot of useful information.
Very good course! Loved it!
Great class
Average
satisfied.
Good course, covered a wide range of aspects relating to this age. A good foundation to go from if you want to learn more and work with this age group.
great course to take. I'm a KRS major, but this was an option as part of my career pathway graduation program and I'm glad I took it because anyone can benefit from this course.
33. Other comments:
n/a
N/a
none.
Again, maybe having a few smaller assignments that we could do to help our grades would be beneficial.
loved all the videos that were shown. it was a lot more interesting to watch than videos seen in other classes.
Have a great summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
said what I wanted to in the previous comments.
Keep up the good work !
Ashley was a great TA and was very accommodating.
n/a
N/A
Great class, i would advise others to take it
She was a really great teacher. Very engaging to her students and seemed like she really did care for her students.
Professor Le is a good professor. She is knowledgeable and shows enthusiasm in class. Teaching style is good.

Thao Le: FAMR333, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 79232 (002)    
1. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.48 33 0.51 Freq(%) 17 (52%) 16 (48%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 37 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 12 (32%) 20 (54%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 37 0.98 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 18 (49%) 14 (38%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.59 37 1.24 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 2 (5%) 14 (38%) 6 (16%) 12 (32%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 37 1.07 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 14 (38%) 16 (43%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 37 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (5%) 3 (8%) 18 (49%) 13 (35%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 36 0.97 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 19 (53%) 11 (31%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 37 1.12 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 1 (3%) 8 (22%) 11 (30%) 15 (41%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 36 1.16 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 13 (36%) 14 (39%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 37 1.36 Freq(%) 4 (11%) 5 (14%) 4 (11%) 12 (32%) 12 (32%)
11. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 36 1.12 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 8 (22%) 11 (31%) 14 (39%)
12. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 37 1.0 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 17 (46%) 11 (30%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 37 1.03 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 1 (3%) 9 (24%) 16 (43%) 9 (24%)
14. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 37 0.98 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 17 (46%) 16 (43%)
15. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 36 1.01 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 19 (53%) 12 (33%)
16. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 37 1.04 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 2 (5%) 2 (5%) 20 (54%) 11 (30%)
17. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 37 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 2 (5%) 6 (16%) 15 (41%) 12 (32%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Guest speakers
When she had her slides she just had her main points and she then elaborated on them. This made us take good notes and soak in the material better.
THE PAPER WAS HELPFUL, I WAS ABLE TO MAKE CONNECTIONS TO MY LIFE WITH CONCEPTS DISCUSSED IN LECTURE AND IN THE TEXT.
Everything; the issues and development of teens through early adulthood. Very insightful class :D
The text book was clear and easy to use while still providing an abundance of information
Good explanations and videos
theories to raise children
video clips pertaining to what we were covering in class
N/A
life lessons about adolescence
The course content, and what I learned about adolescent and early adulthood development, etc. Providing examples that make it relevant was helpful. OH!! The videos we watched were all very informational, and encouraged me, personally, to become more interested in the subject matter.
It was good to learn about teen problem but also protective factors in many topics.
I found the videos relating to the topics covered in class the most helpful.
i enjoyed being able to relate the material in the class to my own life
Lectures were on point and related to be book material
The powerpoints were easy to follow. Interesting subjects
the students
I found that i was able to relate this course and the thing we learned with my past and actual life experiences
i can not think of anything particularly valuable about the course itself. lectures were only interesting half the time. group or paired off discussions were not specific or structured enough (we didnt have enough time to discuss or partners were confused). videos shown were good but sometimes left us with unanswered questions. coming to class was valuable to pass the class.
This course was helpful for life lessons that we can take out to the real world.
We learned a lot information, especially statistics. Professor knew her information very well.
It helped to explain the reasons why I did some things in my adolescence
I really enjoy the fact that I can relate it to my own experience, especially understanding the reasons things happened the way they did during my adolescence.
rely on self to learn
How adolescents develop and the problems that they are facing during their puberty.
i learned about adolescence and it was interesting to learn more about a phase in my life that i have already lived out. I could relate to the teachings since they were topics that i have experienced myself.
Ms. Thao Le was an awesome teacher. What I really enjoyed was that she would give examples of real life situations which made it easier to understand and memorize the information.
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
no study guide
Nothing.
THE FIRST EXAM DR. LE DID NOT PROVIDE A STUDY GUIDE WHICH MADE ME FEEL UNPREPARED FOR THE EXAM WHICH I DID POORLY ON. (SO DID MAJORITY OF THE CLASS AS WELL) FOR THE GROUP PROJECT, THE GROUP SIZES WERE SO LARGE THAT IT MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE TO MEET UP/KEEP IN CONTACT.
Nothing. All were very useful information needed to know.
The instructor went very quickly through slides. I eventually stopped taking notes because I had too many gaps and took notes from the text later.
N/A
A couple of the speakers that came in, I think, were least helpful. I can't remember which one specifically, but I just feel like the speaker didn't interest me. She was a little confusing I think that's why.
I found that the fact that we were not able to access the power points on laulima made it difficult. I found myself having to worry about writing down all the notes during class, rather than listening to the lecture.
everything was valuable and helpful
Nothing, i think everything was very helpful
Although many of the students wanted a study guide I believe it was not necessary. The study guide for the second exam covered basically everything you taught in class. The grades were very fair. Since this is a 300+ level class I believe it was fair that you did not give us a study guide for the first exam. I really encourage you to keep it that way. I expect study guides for 100+ level classes...
the teachers lack of communication skills, she wouldn't compromise anything that we talked about. she thought that the course should be number one on our priority list. her TA did NOTHING! it was a pathetic course!
I found the amount of work load given at once too much to truly understand
- not having access to slides on laulima. trying to write every single thing down is frustrating and also distracting so i don't listen to the lecture. especially when the second exam had so many questions dealing with exact percentages. - group presentation was not a good project when nine+ people are assigned to one group. this makes scheduling and preperation extremely difficult. also, a 20 minute presentation means that each person gets only 2 minutes to speak. this is even less if there is a video, skit, q&a, etc. it is difficult to display ones understanding of a topic in so little time.
Every thing in the class was helpful and valuable for the course
I personally didn't like the group activities. I rather just learned individually.
Sometimes hard to communicate with professor.
The powerpoints were not posted, go thru the information too fast sometimes, TA was no real help, there was no study guide to help us study, it was just a paper of the titles of all the slides from the power points.
I didn't find anything really not valuable and helpful about this class. I felt that I could apply the many lessons I have learned from class.
no powerpoints on laulima
all the materials are important for me.
some sections were a little boring but what class doesnt have that?
20. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 35 1.07 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 15 (43%) 12 (34%)
21. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 36 1.29 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 5 (14%) 5 (14%) 12 (33%) 11 (31%)
22. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 37 1.01 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 12 (32%) 21 (57%)
23. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 37 1.16 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 1 (3%) 6 (16%) 15 (41%) 12 (32%)
24. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 36 1.2 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 12 (33%) 13 (36%)
25. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 36 1.06 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 15 (42%) 15 (42%)
26. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.72 36 1.0 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 9 (25%) 17 (47%) 7 (19%)
27. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 36 1.04 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 17 (47%) 10 (28%)
28. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 37 1.01 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 16 (43%) 14 (38%)
29. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 36 1.15 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 3 (8%) 5 (14%) 14 (39%) 12 (33%)
30. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 36 1.04 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 13 (36%) 17 (47%)
31. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 36 1.02 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 11 (31%) 21 (58%)
32. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no
-STUDY GUIDES FOR EACH EXAM -SMALLER GROUPS FOR GROUP PROJECTS
Post power points online, prepare a study guide for exams, elaborate expectations more clearly for assignments.
Slowing the tempo down on the slides; sometimes goes too fast.
Slow down with presentation. Not providing power points on laulima is a great way to encourage students to read the text and come to class, but a study guide would be good for getting a better understanding of the material. It's not cheating, it's just being specific.
post powerpoint slides on laulima or go through them slower so we can take down all the information. it's hard to write down a lot of information while trying to listen and writed down key things you are saying at the same time that's not on the slides
n/a
you are getting paid to be a teacher, its not enough to expect the student to be able to know everything taught in the class and in the book, there is no way a student can be expected to remember all the material, it needs to be broken down in to smaller sections for tests, and the student needs a better idea of what to study for the test, an study guide would help, even if its just main idea's of what is on the test and NOT just all the bold letters in the text book that doesnt help anyone!! help the students out give them a more broken down study guide for the test, if you wont do that at least give access to the slides!!!
Because we are used to professors providing us with lecture notes or study guides it would've been more helpful. Although it didn't have a negative effect on me, I noticed it had a negative effect on others. I think if the professor notified the class that she wasn't gonna be providing her powerpoint slides or notes online at the beginning of the semester, everyone would've payed more attention from the beginning, and therefore grades would've shown better.
more activities to keep students involved.
Maybe post power points on laulima.
posting the slides helps to be able to review material after class
I liked the way Professor Le went about presenting the material. Lecture slides were good to take notes off of and videos from time to time helped by being examples of the material. I dont see any need for improvements. Group activities were also very helpful because we were able to discuss with eachother our own opinions and insights
I really enjoyed the videos maybe more the powerpoints were a little monotonous dislike the questions that had to deal with percentage on the exam
A NEW TEACHER!
It would help if the notes weren't so much to write since the slides was not posted on laulima. Also a more specific study guide would be nice because when we did get a study guide it pretty much just listed everything
- group projects should have less people or more time to present. - sit in and watch diana kim, or any other famr professor who has been here for a few sememsters, teach a class.
It was be helpful to put the slides on laulima and to have study guide for our test
Make instructions for assignments more clear.
If you are going to go through the power points very fast, don't put so much information on it
-Probably going on a slow pace when teaching -Having various activities which are hands-on and relatable to the matter at hand -Probably having quick quizzes so that students are on track of the material -Having a study guide
post powerpoint slides
it would be great if she gives us a study guide for the exams and give us more time to write a note during a class.
the only things that i would suggest is to maybe send the slides to the students through laulima. when she lectures she speaks a little too fast. she has a lot of information in her head and she knows the topics quite well that its impressive. shes an experienced teacher but she just needs to slow down and send the notes to the class.
I understand why Professor Le does not post her power points; but, if that's the case, a study guide or outline of subjects/key terms for students to fill with the information they've accumulated form their notes would be very helpful for exam preparation.
33. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
no
NOT ONE OF MY FAVORITE FAMR CLASSES.
I feel she is very knowledgeable in this field but needs to work on her teaching methods and communicating her expectations to the class more effectively
Amazing professor who I would recommend to any student interested in Adol-Early Adulthood.
Great instructor with a Passion for the subject.
Good teacher. Knows her stuff, keeps your attention.
n/a
need to be more specific for the students not make them work so hard and study everything and only a few things they studied will be on the test.
I enjoyed her as a teacher for this subject. Although majority of our class failed the first exam, I don't feel like her expectations were too high. I think our class just didn't pull their own weight on effective note taking. I think this is because of the fact that most other professors post their notes online, and therefore, most students don't bother to take notes. So again, you should mention at the beginning of the semester that you will not be posting your notes online, and there won't be a study guide for the exams. I also appreciated how you make us take notes so we can improve on our note taking skills. I felt like this was very helpful, and I actually learned a lot more this way. In my other classes I don't really take notes because everything was posted. Your method was very effective, I felt.
good teacher and gave many examples to better understand things.
She is very knowledgable about the subject and is passionate in teaching it to her students. Overall I found her class very interesting and challenging.
its great to have a professor who displays an understanding and passion for what they teach.
Professor Le is an excellent teacher and should continue teaching on the same path
great teacher!
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She was a good teacher and a truly nice and respectful instructor.
good teacher with good intentions. has potential to be a great teacher here.
very good teacher that enjoys teaching
She is a very nice lady, and easy to approach with questions.
Very knowledgeable in the subject, but wasn't very intersting when taught to us
She is one of the most helpful professors I have had. She is extremely open to the many ideas students have and loves to get feedback. I really like that she has office hours and very flexible with other students' schedule to accommodate their busy schedule. She is really willing to help you if you're having a hard time. Overall, she is a great professor.
not bad
She is well prepared for her lecture but she does not give us enough time to write a note.
she is a good teacher and she displays enthusiasm when she teaches the class. she is very informative and is very knowledgeable about her course. She always answers questions when someone asks. She also interacts with the class and thinks of different activities to incorporate within the class to make her teachings a little bit clearer.
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34. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 36 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 15 (42%) 15 (42%)
35. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.76 37 1.21 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 3 (8%) 5 (14%) 15 (41%) 11 (30%)
36. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course were well integrated with course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 37 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 13 (35%) 17 (46%)
37. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 36 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 12 (33%) 14 (39%)
38. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 36 1.12 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 18 (50%) 9 (25%)
39. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
video
The material interested me the most.
REFLECTION PAPER
Videos and quizzes.
Multicultural videos
n/a
group work
Working in groups together and course content.
I liked learning more about emerging adulthood since that's the age range we are in.
I enjoyed the group work that we did during class.
the video clips were a great tool
I liked working in groups because it gives us a chance to think on our own and present what we know from the material that we were given
nothing
I liked how things we learned were things that were useful in life and things that i can relate too
i don't know
Group activities
I liked the group presentations. We were given a lot of time to get to know our group members through in class activities and working as a group was fun.
Used media examples to get her point across
I loved learning about the different types of things adolescents go through. I didn't realize that media had such a huge impact on adolescents.
Group project made me to apply and connect the materials that i learned in class and in a real field.
i liked the group project. fortunately the group i ended with was an excellent group and i was able to learn about my classmates and the value of teamwork.
The videos and case studies integrated into lectures were very interesting. It's nice seeing how theories and concepts apply in real life.
40. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
exams
GROUP PROJECT
Groups
Lack of study guide
n/a
no slides from power points! no study guide for tests! students needed to do it all on there own!
Wish they were more opportunities to accumulate a good grade.
I didn't like the paper because i felt that three pages was to short to maximize the potential of the paper.
the group project was my least favorite because it was difficult to have a large group be able to meet at the same time with such busy end of the semester schedules
Sometimes it got boring just taking notes off the of the slides.
everything!
The amount of notes because when we were given exams a lot of the information we were required to study were not relevant to the tests
i don't know
not being able to look up notes if i missed class
I think most student would be more motivated to participate for extra credit, not candy.
group multiple choice games
I didn't really enjoy taking the exams. The exams were comprehensive and abstract. You really had to understand the concept in order to apply it to answering the exam questions.
no study guide for the exams no time to write down a note
it was a pretty good class
The group project was the most frustrating aspect of the class, particularly when we weren't given a rubric or list of expectations for our presentation.
41. Other comments:
NONE.
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Professor Le is a very excellent teacher and should continue to teach in the same manner!
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Thank you for teaching me this semester
I would highly recommend this class to anyone. (:
i enjoyed family resources in general and i think its because the teachers for famr are consistently good.
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