eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Michele Van Hessen

Available Survey Results

Michele Van Hessen: SP151, Spring 2012

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: SP 151 - Personal & Public Speech Crn (Section): 64154 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
14. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She spoke to us individually and was specific about what we individually needed to improve at and what we did well at.
Critiques on each speech to improve on the next one.
Reminds us of speeches needed and focus this is a speech class so we need to speak. Encourages and gives examples of how a speech is to be delivered, dramatic and very energetic. Love it.
She understood when my father passed and I had to miss class time.
She is the most understanding teacher I have ever known. I have had a lot of family issues, lately and she really lets you know that she is willing to work with you to figure things out.
She make time for each student and follows up on test and assignments making sure we understand.
She always made sure we were doing ok in the class.
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
She was very funny, and kept the class constantly involved.
Very energetic and enjoyable class.
She appreciates or remarks to improve speech to the best we can and criticism is for our improvement. Politely said
I liked the exercises we did in class with making group speeches.
I liked that she made us all do speeches on the go, it made us have to think quickly and absorb what we had to talk about it.
She teaches from experience... I love her style and manner in which she lectures. She is thorough and explains things until we all understand it.
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She is very fun to listen to. New type of professor I experienced, different style of teaching, but I enjoyed it.
Lovely personality and always there with excitement and ready to teach.
Very nice teacher.
She is a awesome teacher, I hope more people take her class.
She is a very smart and knowledgeable instructor again teaching from experience. She cares and I feel she is there for the best interest of her students!
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes. She makes it hard not to pay attention.
Yes. I learned a lot about public speaking.
Yes, she teaches with compassion and straight to the point but gently. Able to adjust if circumstances arise that are beyond our control to make up a scheduled speech, etc.
Yes, she's a fantastic speech teacher and very knowledgeable.
Yes, She is a wonderful person who will make you not be afraid of talking in front of the class.
Yes!! She is the best speech teacher I have ever had and I would highly recommend her to anyone!!
Yes, she may be kind of eccentric but she teaches the material and makes sure we are always able to keep up with the workload.
25. Other comments:
Dr. Van Hessen, Mahalo for your teaching and speech was enjoyable and fun learning. I would have all my friends and associates take your class. After the second speech, I think the whole class was very comfortable with one another and compliments were given freely, not only on the evaluation forms but given orally to the speakers. A chance to express our thoughts to the speaker genuinely and given the time to do so was a blessing. You are a great teacher. Aloha