eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Catherine Fox

Available Survey Results

NURS508, Summer I 2013
NURS508, Summer I 2012
NURS508L, Summer I 2012

Catherine Fox: NURS508, Summer I 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 508 - Nsg Care of Childbearing Fam Crn (Section): 4204 (341)    
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  
5.05 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (95%) 1 (5%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 15 (68%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%)
6. Other comments:
The one page informational sheets that we had to do on our topics were very helpful. I actually used/studied it while at clinicals!
The class was a little short, but it was streamlined enough to provide us with the essential information. I understand that the course is during the MEPN summer so it was very short, but I feel that for the most part the lecture provided us with basic information and it was our responsibility to study on our own. I think it would have been helpful to have a syllabus early and also maybe include more projects like the fact sheet or PSA, or including another exam so that we can judge how we stand and what we know in terms of evaluation.
Great teacher who understands MEPNs.
thank you
fantastic. I liked the use of real life stories to illustrate issues.
Cathy was great! I loved the way that she utilized specialists from different fields to share their expertise with us; it was not only informative and interesting, it also helped to break up the monotony of 8-hour lecture Mondays.
Cathy is an awesome instructor. She makes lecture fun and clinical exciting. She is extremely knowledgeable regarding the course material, and I am honored to have learned so much from her.
None at this time.
I love love L&D! Clinical was very interesting and I enjoyed every experience. I recommend that instructors show students a proper head to toe postpartum before clinicals so that students know what they are looking for; abnormal vs normal signs and symptoms.
I enjoyed learning about what she presented during class and found the birthing class helpful. Also the fact sheet project was great & PSA was something different, but fun!
I really enjoyed Cathy as my teacher this semester and she demonstrated a thorough understanding of the subject matter.
Great instructor! Thanks for a great semester! You will be missed!!! P.s. LOOOOVED your projects- great way to integrate and utilize fun, yet very educational and informative projects (much better than 10-15 pg papers and I felt like I really learned just as much!) Thank you! =)
Really great instructor

Catherine Fox: NURS508, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 508 - Nsg Care of Childbearing Fam Crn (Section): 4160 (441)    
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  
5.27 30 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (73%) 8 (27%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 28 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 28 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 12 (40%) 16 (53%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 30 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 11 (37%) 15 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 30 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 13 (43%) 14 (47%)
6. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 30 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 11 (37%) 15 (50%)
7. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 28 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (14%) 11 (39%) 11 (39%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 7 (23%) 21 (70%)
9. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (20%) 22 (73%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 30 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 9 (30%) 15 (50%)
11. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 28 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 10 (36%) 14 (50%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 29 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (31%) 10 (34%) 10 (34%)
13. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (30%) 20 (67%)
14. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The way Instructor Fox integrated light-hearted moments into her lectures, such as humerous video clips, in order to break up a 4 hour class block
Guest speakers were really good
I enjoyed the course content and the variety of lecturers.
Carmen's guest lectures were insightful and thought provoking
Subject matter experts
All lectures were interesting and I had no trouble paying attention even through the four hour lectures!
Case studies and projects. PSA was a great idea.
Guest lectures, videos, psa, alternative experiences
reviews and rationales book. stories relevant to course material to exemplify issues. engaging lecturers. technicolor reading schedule.
I liked the variety of guest lectururs. Gave fresh views on various topics.
Guest lecturers were great.
I like instructor's attitude and energy and experience that she used to inform the way that the lectures went.
videos, psa, clinical
Family planning and contraceptive class was really interesting.
15. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Watching the horrifying birth videos!!!
It was difficult that the instructor preparing the exams was not the one lecturing us. There was a big difference in the information lectured on and the material tested on.
4 hour lectures are too long, but that might not be feasible in MEPN.
Lectures that were too heavily focused on the powerpoint presentations
Wish we could have heard more from our main instructor
The PSA assignment seemed like a waste of time.
None.
Case studies
The 4 hour length of the course made it at times difficult to really absorb the content.
the first test had material that was very controversial and did not represent what we had gone over in class.
4 hours of straight power points is not an efficient way to learn.
Powerpoint lectures.
16. Other comments:
Take care and get well soon!
Thank you Ms. Fox for a very informative class. I have learned so much from this class and appreciate everything you did to teach and coordinate this course.
Good instructor. I think the exams could be a bit more challenging.
Thanks for making class interesting
Professor Fox has a great enthusiasm for everything she teaches. Her passion for her subject really lights up the class. I really enjoyed taking her class.
None.
Instructor Fox is a very enthusiastic and engaging lecturer. She is very pleasant to have in class.
thank you for a wonderful course

Catherine Fox: NURS508L, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 508L - Nsg Care Childbearing Fam Lab Crn (Section): 4162 (442)    
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  
5.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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 communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
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%)
8. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor slowed down when discussing complex and difficult topics.
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%)
10. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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 treated students fairly.
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%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside 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%)
13. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
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 makes me feel free to ask questions.
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. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was a great course. It was engaging and exciting. Instructor Fox was enthusiastic and proacive in ensuring we all got equal opportunities to learn. This was by far my favorite course.
I had a great experience!
Instructor Fox did an exemplary job getting us into a clinical setting and ensuring we had a sufficient amount of experiences to make the most out of each day. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with her, and I eagerly look toward the opportunity to do so again
Not that great. Like the lecture, it was enormous chunks of time in order to fulfill requirements. That is an effective strategy to check the box for requirements, but not an effective way to learn. There was tons of down time during clinical, which was not anyone's fault, but in the future I would not recommend that set up if the program values student's learning. Intermittent 8 hour shifts is better than 12 hour shifts crammed together.
16. Other comments:
I think that Mrs. Fox did an excellent job in a tough situation. And I'm sure that whoever was assisting her/taking charge of scheduling probably had very limited options. I understand that the bureaucracy and committees etc necessitate that MEPN students remain flexible and maintain a "take what comes with a smile" attitude. Still, the way this clinical was set up makes it difficult to learn. I will add that because of the nature of the job market, I have been working, trying to get my foot in the door where I can so I can pay my dues and ascent the nursing CNA-RN-and up ladder that the current Hawaiian nursing job market demands, and the way this program, and in particular this clinical is set up, that makes paying our dues next to impossible. I know MEPN has a don't work during the program attitude, but I think it might be doing its students a disservice by adopting that attitude because with no job to hit the ground running after we get done with the first year, we are in reality starting at a disadvantage compared to other nursing students (hospitals prefer BSN degrees for the most part). Maybe MEPN should rethink that aspect of the program.