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Instructor: Stephen Acabado

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ANTH200, Summer I 2010
ANTH210, Summer I 2010
ANTH200, Spring 2010
ANTH200, Fall 2009

Stephen Acabado: ANTH200, Summer I 2010

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology Crn (Section): 35199 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgable and presents anthropology in an interesting way. The lessons taught in the class are very practical and the articles are very informative.
SUBJECT AREA!!!!!!!
Professor Acabado knows the subject material very well, and he presented the material in a way that held our interest (interesting articles, websites). He also encouraged our own exploration of anthropology by having us do exercises that required us to observe and examine ourselves as well as our community. Professor Acabado was very easy to communicate with and was very fair to all his students.
Professor Stephen is an excellent well versed professor. He is accessible, friendly, understanding, patient, kind, shows a genuine interest in the students and their needs, concerns and addresses them asap. His one of the better professors, that unfortunately the UH system and students will miss. (seriously if the UH wants to keep great professors they need to get paid fair wage and compensated more with better benefits !)His very down to earth and humble a very nice young man. Thank you Professor Stephen ! Val Kekahuna
easy to work with, quick to answer, when talked to he was easy to get along with and relate to.
He is very intelligent. You can tell with his responses that he's a very well-rounded professor.
Making his students think as well as having us learn in everything he had us do
He knows his material. Does not expect students to be as informed as he is.
VERY patient, knows subject very well, very good examples/exercies/assignments
Communication was great, and organized.
He actively participates with class discussions by providing clear answers to questions. He makes learning fun with various media resources online.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
Nothing, but to have the time of his life in Guam and make the best of this blessed life changing experience!
absolutely nothing... his doing a excellent job!
none at this time come to mind.
Maybe make it a little clearer on what chapters are covered on quiz's.
None I felt like his summer course was very well organized and accepting.
None
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He logged online to chat with students and responded very quickly to any questions or comments.
Super cool and understanding.
He held weekly Saturday chats where we could ask him questions about the course or just talk story about the goings on in each others lives. He always asked us if we had any questions or concerns and was always willing to clarify things.
He response to emails asap, makes great and encouraging comments/suggestion when it comes to grading assignments, very tactful, gives one good information and makes one think and want to learn more by asking questions or seeking more information from outside sources besides what he provides.
through his answers at the optional weekly meeting.
He was prompt with his responses and offered extra credit.
The weekly weekend discussions in the chat were very open for us to discuss what we wanted to about the course and other ideas
He was sympathetic to our everyday lives & schedules & did not expect more than able from us.
encouraged participation, replied to emails quickly
On-line chat every saturday to discuss concerns and topics.
He answered everyone's questions and if there was an individual concern he addressed it professionally.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I have learned a lot of useful information in his class.
YES! It is a fun class and you will learn a lot.
Yes, because he is a great teacher who cares about his students and is passionate about anthropology. He moves the course along at a good pace. He is very open minded and he doesn't go too deep into the subject matter that we get lost in the material, and he encourages us to get involved enough so that we don't lose interest and so that we do actually learn and get a lot out of it.
Of course I would recommend Professor Stephen, if one is serious and wants to learn from a professor that pocesses the teaching qualities then by all means take his class. I am just disappointed that he is leaving and my grandgirl will not be able to appreciate and benefit from his aweome methods of instruction, unless she follows him to his new destination.
yes, because of the ease and not overbearing workload of the coarse and the teacher itself.
Yes. As long as you do your work (and put some elbow grease into it), you will do well in this class. It's not a class for slackers or people that can manage their time.
Yes because you learn in every aspect of the course
Yes he is able to relate with us and not expect too much yet challenges us to learn.
yes, mr. acabado is very helpful, assigns assignments that are very enjoyable. gives very good examples. always there
Yes, he is very knowledgebal and excited about the course.
Yes most definitely because the content of the class was made fun through his teaching style.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Very good teacher.
He's an awesome teacher!
Professor Acabado is a great teacher! I was not really looking forward to taking Anth200, but I really enjoyed his course, and I learned a lot of great things.
Thank you Professor Stephen, this may be a little out of charecter for me but what the heck "YOUR'E THE BOMB" ! ha ha ha Mahalo, good luck and hopefully one day I will meet the man that I found great value in his words, anthropology is of tolerance and accepting.
great guy
To Dr. Acabado: Congrats on getting your PhD and good luck in Guam!
Great Instructor
although i HATE writing papers, i really enjoyed your writing exercies/assignments. thank you for being very helpful and patient!
He is a wonderful professor that taught me so much about the course that I use twords life.
I enjoyed his class and feel anyone taking his class will benefit.

Stephen Acabado: ANTH210, Summer I 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Anthropology
Course: ANTH 210 - Archaeology Crn (Section): 91815 (601)    
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  
2.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Aspects that were most valuable were the reaction papers because they helped to understand the topic being taught.
I like the personal experience he had in this field and how he brought it to the class.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
N/A
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
15. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
18. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Hes a pretty good instructor.
I think he should teach more upper division, seems more interesting to him.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Passionate,Confident, Straight to the Point
intelligent, funny, passionate
20. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
0.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
21. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
0.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)

Stephen Acabado: ANTH200, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology Crn (Section): 33125 (0)     33126 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 18 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (27%) 9 (50%) 3 (27%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.61 18 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (28%) 4 (36%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (22%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (44%) 6 (55%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.61 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 8 (44%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 8 (44%) 5 (45%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (9%) 13 (72%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (9%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He really cares about the well being of the students and tries his best to impart knowledge on them. Even though i had hard time showing up for his class he really did care about how well i was doing and did his best to help me succeed i have much respect for him for doing that.
Knew a lot about his studies.
Mr. Acabado knew his field well and taught it well.
Mr. Acabado knew his subject very and was able to get the course information across to the students clearly. He also made class interesting with different stories about when he grew and ect.
Professor Acabado major strength as a teacher is his lectures. His lectures, along with his powerpoints, really help me to understand what the chapters was about.
Knowing material
kind, excepting
Know his course really well.
He knew his information on anthropology strongly, and he was a very good speaker, although he also speaks Filipino.
Stephan Acabado knows his material well but should try find another way of teaching it to students, and make it a little more intersting. overall, the course did interest me, but he did little to get me motivated.
He assesses his students and their learning abilities and teaches accordingly.
he knows a lot about the area he is teaching. he can explain things that maybe confusing to myself or the class.
He knows the subject that he teaches well.
He knows what he's talking about! I like this teacher! I'm glad my friend recommended him to me.
He was very understanding of how a student felt.
He is very well educated in the subject matter.
He's such a nice guy, but at the same time gets his students to really think!!
knowledge of the subject area
Enthusiasm for subject and willingness to work with student on problem-solving.
He is really open to the students opinions and view about the course. He is a great teacher and the why the class is run make you learn and want to learn
No comment.
the subject of Anthropology & relating the material to our everyday life
He is really nice, knows the subject very well, and teaches a lot of information.
his knowledge and passion for his field of study.
tries to encourage learning.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
make class a writing intensive course.
I would not suggest any changes for Mr. Acabado.
Mm...maybe go over the group projects just a little bit more to make sure everyone understands what exactly is expected...
Your class should be a WI because there was a lot of papers we had to do.
Need to give more detections for reflection paper
explain projects more
Being more specific on directions for homework, assignments, or tests.
Maybe one change I would suggest is to possibly plan more activities for the day so that we don't have to be stuck only watching slide shows.
when doing projects, inform the students what needs to be done at least a month before it is due, instead of a week.
None.
i think trying to stick to the syllabus he gave us at the beginning of the year would be great and also remembering what was put on the syllabus would help the class run a lot smoother.
The group presentations needs to clearly explained and not feel so rushed. He should pick the groups instead of people picking for themselves.
No changes Mr. Acabado! You're already a good teacher.
Make the lectures more fun!
No hints on quizzes and no open book exams.
actually follow what was written on the schedule and give clearer deadlines on assignments
A more consistent and visible schedule. Sometimes it was difficult to find out what was due and when.
Nothing at this time
Make lectures more interesting and applicable to course material in a clear and effective way.
none.
announce changes before putting them into affect.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Like i said, he showed the curriculum to everyone, madeit available both online and in paper. He also showed up to date grades and offered extra credit to those who really needed it.
Sometimes let you take a quiz over because you forgot to look on laulima.
He took in consideration the situation the the student was in and was very understanding.
He would ask if we had any questions/concerns about anything.
Open to communication
office hours
N/A
If we had questions or concerns he had the answers to help us fix our problems or give us more information on how to answer our questions.
He allowed us to make up certain assignments and generously offered extra credit points to help our grades.
he would talk to them when they had a problem with something. also, he tried to find a way to solve the problem the students have.
He asked them if they had any questions.
He's really nice and you could always talk to him about your grade or other stuff. He's always reachable through emails as well!
Emailed them if he was worried about a student.
He's always open to questions and always responds to emails.
N/A
Don't understand the question.
He had time to meet and announced the time in class. He also repplied to email very promptly
Response e-mails immediately.
he gives people changes to retake the quiz when they miss it. He offers extra credit. He allow us to redo our paper.
Allowed students to revise project, and meet w/ each group in the project.
he always took time out of his personal schedule to answer question that weren't able to be covered in class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would, hes a great teacher for those that might need a little push in starting off college.
Yes i woudl because he teaches anthropology well.
Yes. Because even though I had a 7:45am class it was always nice to go to class it wasnt a class where someone had to literally drag me out of bed. I really enjoyed attending.
Yes, He is a great teacher. Thanks for teaching me this semester, I really enjoyed your class.
Yes
yes pretty chill class nice guy gives out lots of easy point homework
Yes.
I would recommend Mr. Acabado to other students because he isn't just easy going, but he knows his information.
no, if they wanted to learn more about anthropology. if they want an easy a, yes.
Yes. He makes it so that you do not have to spend an excessive amount of time studying for his class, but you still learn everything that you need to learn.
yes i would recommend him. i really like that he gives the students a chance to change their grade by giving extra credit and making up late assignments. i know it's a lot more work for him, but myself and i'm sure all the other students really appreciate the opportunity to better their grade and the work that he puts in to grade the assignments.
Yes because he knows the subject well.
YES. I would definitely recommend him. He's one of my favorite teachers. I would recommend him because he knows his area very well. He's not lost, he knows what he's talking about not like other teachers.
Yes because he is an easy A.
Yes, he makes the subject interesting when it can be a bit boring.
YES
I'd recommend this course if the student already had a decent background in the subject and could follow the ideas discussed on their own. Anyone trying to learn the subject without any prior knowledge will be in a bad position.
Yes. He is very knowledgeable and engaged in the subject matter.
Oh yes definately...because I think they would truthly be inspired to learn and what to be better students.
No, because I did not learn much from his class.
of courseeee! because he makes sure that everyone pass & yet still learn alot
Yes, because it's an easy to understand class.
yes because he was always prompt on his work and was a very easy paced teacher
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nice guy, humorous and very easy to talk to.
you are the good teacher, keep it up^ ^
Thank you for all the hard work you put into teaching.
Keep up with the good work :)
thanks for the great time in my 1st anthro class
Make class more interesting and enjoyable to go to especially at 745 in the morning.
Mr. Acabado is a hard worker with evidence of his long informative slide shows and he is also down to earth.
Awesome teacher. He made me remember why I enjoy Anthropology when other teachers helped me to dislike the subject. I would definitely take another class from him in the future.
he's a great teacher and i wouldn't mind having him as my teacher again.
Well, to be honest I don't have NOTHING (at all) against him. He's nice and smart teacher. I wish all teachers were like him.
He is very understanding but to lenient at times.
He's sweet
nice enough guy, seems more comfortable in field
I really think that those who fail his class did do what it is that a student should do to succeed nor did they care about their grade.
None.
He is such an amazing teacher, i hope most of teacher are just like him!
he gets way into his work sometimes, but its not a bad thing. just over passionate?
18. Other comments:
I recommend him to others.
Keep him.
N/A
Mr. Acabado is super nice and he's also smart. Take him! You won't regret it!
I wish him well on his0 future endeavors!!!
N/A
No other comments.
Gooodluck to all the things you do!
none

Stephen Acabado: ANTH200, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology Crn (Section): 31016 (0)     31017 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.07 14 0.73 Freq(%) 3 (21%) 12 (55%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (27%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (57%) 5 (36%)
5. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 2 (14%) 4 (18%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 9 (41%) 6 (43%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 22 1.17 Freq(%) 2 (9%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 8 (36%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%) 3 (21%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is very fair and wants you to comprehend his lectures.
He knew the subject really well and seemed like he could easily talk to the students and teach without papers or powerpoints.
what he was teaching followed a lot of his own personal examples from his study, this made a bit easier to understand and grasp concepts. Also, did a lot of discussions.
The instructor knows subject area and really encourages students to think about concepts and apply them to their lives.
The instructor was very good at choosing interesting and engaging materiel to for the class. While the textbook was nothing to write home about, all the supplemental reading was excellent. The in class video presentations were also quite edifying.
He trys to be fair, enjoys the subject he teaches
He knows his subject area very well. I enjoyed his online/in-class methods of teaching.
Has experience in the field which helped us better understand the topic.
He knows a lot on the subject area.
He was very knowledgeable in his field. Very motivated about what he's teaching.
Professor Acabado knows he subject of anthropology very well.
He was very knowledgeable in the subject.
he explains our lecture detailed.
-encouraging -intelligent -funny
Knew a lot about the subject.
knowing his subject
He seems passionate about the subject that he teaches.
he provides alot of resources to help you on studying, homeworks, and exams. He also reminds us for those assignments also, which is super helpful!
He was very knowledgeable about the subject matter. I think he had problems engaging the students or sparking debate.
His lectures are very intesresting
he explained things well most of the time so we could all understand him and he encouraged us to participate in class and online discussions.
He did a great job helping us when we were confused or needed help. He also did a good job explaining the subject and the chapters that we went over.
His major strengths as a teacher would be his extensive knowledge and passion over the subject.
knows a lot about anthropology
He knew his subject very well. Fair with his grading procedures. He is a nice guy.
Extremely knowledgeable in this field. He could & did related his experiences as a student and an anthropologist in his material.
knows what he's teaching about, and is open to comments and corrections
17. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.79 14 0.7 Freq(%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%) 3 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
When lecturing, he digressed a lot.
I think the syllabus could've changed a bit because of the dates quizzes and summaries were due were all odd days when they probably should've been due the day of the class, and also the way he spoke wasn't always clear, he knew the material but couldn't speak or articulate well maybe it could've been because of his accent or what not.
I think he should do more in-class activities sort of thing, you know get the students to come to class. for the most part everything was online. It's as though there were no point in being in class because all the notes, summaries etc. were online.
The ethnography project should bet better explained, possibly devoting a class period to it. Also, the exercises should be made available further in advance of their due dates if possible.
not so many papers
No changes. Had a fun time in class and learned a lot.
STAY ON SYLLABUS, PLEASE.
There was a LOT of reading in the class. Sometimes it was a little over bearing. It would have been great if there was a little less reading material. However, on the other hand the reading material gave us ample opportunity to generate extra credit.
To teach more on cultural anthropology and go deeper into the subject maybe with more films (though we had some). Also, though I did enjoy the lectures sometimes too much lecturing is too much on the brain. At times I felt that it went in one ear and out the other.
More clear cut about deadlines. Explain exactly what is expected.
explain our text book more.
NONE! He was great!
Grade tests and quizzes earlier and update our grades faster.
more engagement or activities on topics covered
A little less writing and more in class interaction. This class was very writing intensive for a class that does not count for writing intensive. I actually wrote more papers in this class than we did for my writing intensive English class that I was taking this same semester.
grading policy is confusing. is a late summary considered extra credit or late? how late is too late?
explain the assignments more thoroughly.
More interactive assignments, more dialogue.
nothing, I really liked his method of teaching, made my mornings better
to try to explain more of what he expects from us
I suggest that he should make the class participate more, have class discussion.
My only suggestion would be is to somehow lively up your Chapter presentation. You have a great amount of knowledge for the subject but you tend to just read the PowerPoint presentation that is on the computer screen instead of elaborating on it. I hate to say this but maybe you could work on your pronunciation a bit more. It's often hard to decipher what word was said but eventually, you could put 2 and 2 together.
suggested an extra credit field trip but ended up not doing it for some reason. field trips would make the class more fun and interesting
The only change that I could suggest is how you acknowledge the class/ student when someone decides to actually gather enough gut inside to speak or commment about the lecture, your usual response is nothing. Sometimes it seems like you didnt hear the person state their opionion. Sometimes an encouraging, "thats a good point" or "what about this..." might ingnite more interaction with the class.
forcing students to speak and contribute to "class discussions"
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He asked questions and answered them at all times.
He didn't really, emailing was hard to get through with him, responses were always late and didn't always answer my questions thoroughly.
The instructor was alaways available through email, appointments, before and after classes.
He made sure that we were aware of our grades, and was quick to reply when students made online inquiries.
understood when we had a problem or couldnt turn in an assignment right away.
He would always e-mail us reminders.
He helped us study.
He gave many opportunities for extra credit for those students that were not doing well in the class.
Professor Acabado always showed concern for his students. He was very fair in grading and took the time to listen to suggestions that his students had.
Students in general he showed concern for, individual students he seemed like he didn't want to listen.
he responds our email very quickly.
Mr. Acabado showed concern for his students by taking advantage of Laulima. He allowed us assignments we could do extra credit with if we went out and observed field studies ourselves which helped me understand the course material for Anthropology.
Asking questions.
In advance he would let us know what can be done to improve. gave extra credits.
He always let us know of any changes to the requirements and grading.
he kept sending out reminders.
He gave several opportunities to re-write assignments
he was avaiable most of the time after class and during office hours
He would listen to our suggestions and from there try to negotiate in a way for everyone.
He showed concern for students by listening to our questions & concerns. He was always there with an open ear & without judgment.
gave a lot of extra credit opportunities
He was usually avaliable for questions via email.
he asks sincere questions
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would. He is very knowledgeable and fun. He has great stories, makes you want to come to class.
I wouldn't recomment this teacher because his class is sort of not clear and straightforward and in class when he lectures, it isn't stuff in the book we are supposed to read and not in the test either.
Yes. The professor shows concern for students, knows subject area, provides intersting information regarding subject area that is relevant to students' lives, and provides a great classroom environment.
Yes, I would recommend this instructor. He covers the materiel that he tests on very thoroughly and clearly, and assigns interesting reading.
Yes!
Yes! He explains things very clearly and will take the time to go over things if you do not understand.
Yes. He knew his stuff and was willing to help.
Yes, other than straying from the syllabus, he was on it most of the time.
Yes, this instructor was extremely fair. His class is very interesting.
Yes, I would recommend Professor Acabado because I learned a lot from the course and he was fair and understood the students concerns.
I'm sorry but no. I might as well have taken the course online. I didn't learn anything from him directly, but instead had to study the textbook and powerpoints myself. I received no assistance from him as far as learning aside from him providing resources. I couldn't understand him, and classroom sessions were a waste of time seeing as how I had to teach myself the material. I have no doubt that he knows what he's talking about, he just couldn't communicate that information very well.
explain our text book more detailed, maybe we will feel better.
YES, he knows his material because he is an adventurer! He was great to have as a teacher!
Yes. He knows his stuff.
Yes, hes lectures are easy to follow and helps you along the way.
yes, but be prepared to do a lot of writing.
yes i would, he gave me chances to make up and was very professional about it.
Not sure.
He is smart and funny
yes because he tries to make it easy for us to do our work and tries to give us hints.
Yes, he is a very caring, nice, and cool teacher who knows his subject well.
I would recommend this instructor to students because if you want a teacher who is passionate about their subject, Stephen is the teacher to go to. It is best to brush up on the reading material before going to class so you have a better understanding of what it is that he is going over in class.
he is an ok teacher and would recommend
Yes. Can be an interesting class if you show up and pay attention.
Yes, I would (and have) recommended this instructor to other students.
Sure, he's fair enough.
21. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
22. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I enjoyed his class very much.
I believe this class could've been more exciting if he proposed some activities to gather the students and really get more involved especially with a class like this, involving culture and alot of inclass activities and assignments could help participation become easier.
Excellent teacher!
GOOD JOB!
n/a
I did not enjoy the teaching.
He is a very nice teacher.
GREAT JOB!!! He will be missed!
Nothing.
Tries really hard and put a lot of effort into lecture.
I liked the idea of the Field Study project that we did.
i did not receive a reply to an email sent. it was not very important to me because it would only change a point or maybe half a point so wasn't worth asking again, but no response is disappointing overall, the class was ok. i learned some interesting things and am still somewhat curious about anthropology
Thanks for all the suggestions
Keep up the good work :)
Keep up the great work & good luck with your pH.D degree.
has an accent so had a hard time understanding him sometimes
I know people might have other comments about the way Mr. A speaks. I can honestly say his accent was initally hard to understand, but throughout the semester, it became a lot easier to understand. Overall Mr. A is a good teacher with a lot of knowledge and a lot to offer. I wish him the best of luck with his career and schooling.
Good job. Enjoyable class. Very knowledgeable professor.