eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Peter Jacso

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Peter Jacso: LIS671, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information& Computer Sciences
Course: LIS 671 - Digital Librarianship Crn (Section): 85498 (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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (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  
1.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Our assignments really pushed us to become digitally competent librarians.
-the group projects -readings
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
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  
3.0 3 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
10. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
expert, high expectations
knowledgeable thoughtful fair
-intelligent -insightful -funny
11. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
13. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
14. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Dr. Jacso, you have a tendency to get off topic during the lectures. Sometimes this is okay, but sticking to your slides would help keep the class's attention. Instead of lecturing for 98% of the class time, allowing half of the time for group discussion or guided database practice would be very helpful.
less options for the reading evaluations. Comparing the amount of readings to the questions it was sometimes hard to decide what I thought would be relevant to the questions. I also think that there should have been less negative questions in it because I didn't think that many of the readings were negative.
16. Other comments:
Dr. Jacso, you really are an expert in this field and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to take the class from you. I could not skip my readings for this class, because your assignments kept me accountable for responding to them; this is a great idea. Rarely have I had a professor with such high expectations for me--not only in my written work, but especially in my class presentations. While I don't like your style of interrupting the presenter mid-sentence to critique the PowerPoint font color and legibility of the screenshots, this feedback (which I would have preferred at the end of the presentation) pushed my presentations from the realm of student presentations towards conference presentations. Thank you for believing in me and giving adequate dedication to teaching.
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