eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Teresa Parsons

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NURS775, Fall 2013
NURS662, Spring 2013
NURS663, Spring 2013
NURS775, Fall 2011

Teresa Parsons: NURS775, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 775 - Capstone Field Study Crn (Section): 1345 (311)    
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
6. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
8. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The variety of leaders to have as mentors The value of great feedback, Professor Parsons recommendations to challenge us
I enjoyed the opportunity to utilize all my knowledge and skills throughout the graduate program to complete my Capstone project. I also enjoyed the networking opportunities with nursing leaders from other healthcare organizations. Watching the recorded Collaborate sessions on my own time was valuable.
The capstone project! All the associated assignments were helpful in obtaining a comprehensive view of the project and added to my depth of experience and knowledge.
9. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
the short time frame to complete our capstone hours
Completing two APA papers in addition to working full-time and working on Capstone and other assignments was difficult to manage.
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. Other comments:
Thank you Professor Parsons for being an EXCELLENT leader and mentor to us all You believe in us ail from the beginning and encouraged us in our most challenging situations or assignments
Need more time for the capstone. Perhaps if we could have started earlier that would have been helpful. Much groundwork needs to be done before one can get really going on the project.

Teresa Parsons: NURS662, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 662 - Mgt & Leadrshp of Clin Systems Crn (Section): 3307 (331)    
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  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
6. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
10. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
13. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
17. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
18. The assigned readings significantly contribute to this course.
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%)
19. 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 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
20. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
21. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
22. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was a great course, and I love utilizing the projects to achieve real-life changes. The course was really enhanced by Carol Gallagher, assisting us with self assessment and utilizing some excellent tools. We are in essence being mentored by one of the leading Leadership Development experts! She is willing to continue assisting us beyond our courses. She is an invaluable resource. Prof. P is not only an excellent instructor, but really knows how to make us stretch! and grow...she is a top notch advisor!I feel fortunate that she was chosen to be the program advisor for this NEL program, as she is a good fit for us.Our group has very diverse backgrounds...and she works on many levels for all of us, including distance learners
Excellent! I absolutely enjoyed this class, and got a lot of personal information and fulfillment by learning a lot about myself from it. The lecturers were fabulous, and the reading materials were all very current and pertinent.
Excellent course for all leaders. I learned a lot about myself and what to do as I grow in my career.
Having Carol Gallagher in this course was a great asset and tool for our learning. Enjoyed the guest speakers that came to talk to us.
I have learned so much about leadership responsibilities, and about myself from this class. The Birkman Survey was very helpful in identify what areas I needed to improve on, it's amazing how just answering some questions that tell strengths and areas that needed improvement. Carol Gallager was help helpful in explaning our scores, very helpful. Professor Parsons on the other hand was the best, helpful, took the time to elaborate on topics discussed. I looked forward to the classes, even collaborate. The textbook readings and articles were helpful, I enjoyed the readings. Participating on-line posed some challenges,but Professor Parsons engaged other help to make sure I was on board, and for that I'm very grateful.
23. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
It would be great to have Carol be a permanent part of this NEL program. The only other thing I would like to say is it would be nice to get the grades back much faster.
Slightly disjointed in not being able to have all of the presentations and assignments due during the alloted timeframe of the class itself. This causes a small amount of confusion, although the reasons why are totally understandable.
Continuity in meeting with Carol Gallagher. Her insight and expertise was always spot on. I would love to have more class time with her.
I would'v liked if we spent more time on dealing with difficult employees
24. Other comments:
The guest lecturers for this class were absolutely stellar, and I learned a lot from each and every one of them. This was the most enjoyable class of NEL thus far. Thank you!
Enjoyed this course immensely and found it relevant to my on the job challenges.
My classmates were the best, encouraging me along, pointing out the positives, offering suggestions. Thank you so much for including me on the learning. I have shared articles and engaged my colleagues as well as sparked interest in some to go back to school

Teresa Parsons: NURS663, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 663 - Anal. of Healthcare Delivery Crn (Section): 3309 (331)    
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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
6. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
7. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. 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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
10. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Kept us abreast of current issues in healthcare, and opened my eyes to all of the various types of health delivery there is in the world. It made me think a lot about things like cost and politics and just how difficult creating a health care delivery model is.
The broaden knowledge of health care delivery systems I enjoyed learning about other countries health care delivery systems
Learning more about PPACA and other health care delivery systems.
11. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Everything. I enjoyed the textbook, and liked the assignments we had to do. I learned a lot more than I expected, and will carry the information with me throughout my career.
It was all very valuable.
responding to other students forums
12. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
14. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
16. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I cant' think of anything, she is an awesome instructor.
Not have course assignments due at the same time as the other course assignments. Not have assignments due on the weekdays. It's hard for those that work full-time.
17. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
18. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was very challenging but worthwhile.
Very good. I learned so much from this class, and was forced to see the big picture not only nationally but worldwide as well, and was also forced to think outside of the box.
Excellent! Broaden my knowledge of health care delivery systems
EXCELLENT!
19. Other comments:
It was difficult to have papers due during the week. Would prefer assignments to be due on the weekends instead.
I really enjoyed this class.
It would be helpful not to have assignements due on collaborate nights.

Teresa Parsons: NURS775, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 775 - Capstone Field Study Crn (Section): 1063 (411)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
5. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Overall, the interviews and the teaching from an experienced nursing executive was very useful. This course has given me a way to reach to the top.
The clinical phase with interactions with nursing leaders was very enlightening.
The class day was the most helpful. I really enjoyed the interviews and information provided in the class.
Teresa is such a wealth of knowledge and resource for us graduate students. She just seems to know every aspect of every AONE competency. I valued Teresa and her knowledge, and what I gained from her during this course.
The learning experience from all the resources that I came in contact with. They were supportive and shared their knowledge for my project.
i liked the Mock interview, the panel discussion, feedback, tips from the Nurse Executives. I also love all the resources that Teresa shared from creating a perfect CV, Portfolio, negotiating, interview.... everything.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I thought the interviews did not lead to actual job but it was overall a good experience. I think a feedback at the end of the day would be nice.
The delays in getting our clinical assignments.
Difficult to complete all portions of this class when working full-time.
I work and live on a neighbor island. We have little resources here and few health care organizations. The least valuable aspect is not having the same experiences that the Oahu students had.
None
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Some of the thoughts of the leaders of organizations were interesting, like asking what is your goal, vision, and mission in nursing/organizations. Never thought of those but it be interesting to answer those to a leader.
I have learned first hand how professional leaders get work done.
New outlook on how to present myself and my resume for an executive position. I have gained strength and self-confidence.
I have learned how to put a program together in 4 weeks, how to write a better resume, how to talk to hospital executives without sounding ignorant.
Everything...
11. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. Other comments:
Thanks Theresa for coming back to nursing. You were wonderful and a good example of a strong leader. I admire your knowledge, presentation, and communication skills. I hope to keep in touch in the future.
The format is too difficult. It should be a longer course. There were too many assignments to complete in such a short period of time. We were given the right tools and lessons in completing the work, but it was just too much that I felt I could not do my best on each paper. I had very little sleep, usually up until 1pm and need to work the next day. I know Teresa allowed us to start work on it earlier, but we had two other courses, both in the executive format, to complete, as well as the capstone. I did learn a lot and the course was a great experience, I just would never do this in this format again.
Teresa is very knowledgeable and always willing to help out. She has vast experience to share and very generous of her ideas. Considerate and understanding. Great resource. Thank you, Teresa.