eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Peter Jacso

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Peter Jacso: LIS663, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: LIS 663 - Database Searching Crn (Section): 81491 (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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The assignments were thorough and effective at teaching us valuable searching skills
Learning all the operators to broaden and narrow the searches
Experiential insights from his years of experience.
Search exercises.
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 5 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
9. The teaching-learning strategies used in the course encouraged active class participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
10. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
intelligent observant
Intelligent Passionate
Humorous. Knowledgable. Lecturer
Knowledgeable, Passionate
11. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
12. There was considerable agreement between the announced course and what was taught.
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%)
13. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
14. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
15. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I believe I would have understood the first assignment more if I had done it after the midterm assignment.
Often times we did not get to cover all the material in the power points, so it was hard to go back and read them without knowing the lecture part.
More class discussion
The assumption is since every student completed 601 they must have some experience with database searching, this is not necessarily the case. Suggest instituting 601 as a prerequisite for 663 or develop a stand alone introductory course on database searching. Also recommend, breaking database searching to three levels: beginning or introductory, intermediate, and advanced. Opportunity for students to have a strong foundation and extensive database searching experience.
16. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.