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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Brien Hallett

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PACE310, Spring 2014
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PACE412, Fall 2013
PACE310, Fall 2012
PACE310, Fall 2011
PACE412, Fall 2011
PACE495, Fall 2011
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PACE310, Fall 2010
PACE412, Fall 2010
PACE310, Spring 2010
PACE412, Spring 2010

Brien Hallett: PACE310, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 310 - Survey Peace/Conflict Studies Crn (Section): 84862 (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  
3.09 26 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 9 (35%) 8 (31%) 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  
1.57 26 0.51 Freq(%) 10 (38%) 13 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 26 1.27 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 5 (19%) 14 (54%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 26 1.26 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 10 (38%) 10 (38%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 26 1.33 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 8 (31%) 10 (38%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 26 1.3 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 2 (8%) 4 (15%) 10 (38%) 7 (27%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.48 26 1.33 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 2 (8%) 7 (27%) 6 (23%) 7 (27%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 26 1.3 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 2 (8%) 10 (38%) 4 (15%) 7 (27%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 26 1.36 Freq(%) 4 (15%) 1 (4%) 9 (35%) 5 (19%) 7 (27%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.69 26 1.19 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 12 (46%) 6 (23%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 26 1.23 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 7 (27%) 6 (23%) 10 (38%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.15 26 1.22 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 4 (15%) 9 (35%) 6 (23%) 4 (15%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 26 1.19 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 8 (31%) 7 (27%) 7 (27%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 26 1.16 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 8 (31%) 12 (46%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 26 1.3 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 6 (23%) 13 (50%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.96 26 1.28 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 7 (27%) 12 (46%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.52 26 1.19 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 8 (31%) 7 (27%) 6 (23%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.96 26 1.28 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 7 (27%) 12 (46%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.23 26 1.39 Freq(%) 5 (19%) 1 (4%) 9 (35%) 5 (19%) 6 (23%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 26 1.18 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 7 (27%) 13 (50%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 26 1.23 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 7 (27%) 12 (46%)
22. Other comments:
Monotone and the exam form is unfair to those who are not the best at 50 question fill in the blank style tests.
Great Class, Great Professor
A very nice guy! Knows what he's talking about and I would recommend this class to anyone looking for a ETH credit
N/A
Smart professor who enjoys teaching and seems passionate about his work
He is a nice guy but his material is severely outdated. This class would have been good to take in the 90's. It needs a fresh modern outlook with a fresh modern teacher.
The syllabus should not say "one unexcused absence" if it is not factored into the grade. It is misleading.
Brian Hallett was an excellant professor and was often open to discuss ideas or opinions. Often encourages thinking and debates.
There were a lot of times where explanation about grades/exams/class meetings were very unclear. Especially about the exams and how the grading works for the class. I would have liked, when we got our midterms back, to have a letter grade so we know right away instead of having to figure it out ourselves.
Thanks
none.

Brien Hallett: PACE310, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 310 - Survey Peace/Conflict Studies Crn (Section): 74629 (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  
3.03 32 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 8 (25%) 11 (34%) 11 (34%) 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  
1.48 32 0.51 Freq(%) 16 (50%) 15 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 32 1.02 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (34%) 18 (56%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 32 1.13 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 8 (25%) 16 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 32 1.2 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 5 (16%) 9 (28%) 14 (44%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 32 1.35 Freq(%) 3 (9%) 3 (9%) 5 (16%) 7 (22%) 14 (44%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.53 32 1.44 Freq(%) 4 (13%) 4 (13%) 7 (22%) 5 (16%) 12 (38%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.55 32 1.41 Freq(%) 4 (13%) 3 (9%) 7 (22%) 6 (19%) 11 (34%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.31 32 1.6 Freq(%) 7 (22%) 3 (9%) 7 (22%) 3 (9%) 12 (38%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 32 1.09 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 11 (34%) 14 (44%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 32 1.33 Freq(%) 4 (13%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 9 (28%) 14 (44%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.24 32 1.46 Freq(%) 5 (16%) 4 (13%) 7 (22%) 5 (16%) 8 (25%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.72 32 1.14 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 11 (34%) 8 (25%) 10 (31%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 32 1.15 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 9 (28%) 17 (53%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 32 1.16 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 9 (28%) 16 (50%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 32 1.44 Freq(%) 4 (13%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 7 (22%) 16 (50%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 32 1.48 Freq(%) 5 (16%) 2 (6%) 7 (22%) 5 (16%) 11 (34%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 32 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 3 (9%) 6 (19%) 8 (25%) 12 (38%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 32 1.43 Freq(%) 4 (13%) 3 (9%) 6 (19%) 6 (19%) 11 (34%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 32 1.14 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 8 (25%) 15 (47%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 32 1.16 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 7 (22%) 15 (47%)
22. Other comments:
What was demotivating was that I felt that the ideas we learned were all controversial. I wasn't expecting this class to turn out the way that it did. I guess I had the idea of ethics all wrong. The class did introduce me to the world's corrupt reality but it would have been nice if there was a "heart" side to solving the problems in the world. It all seemed so robotic and controversial, there are a lot of rules and procedures, yet there are a lot of very gray areas. Having daily homework, no matter how small it is, is difficult to do. Though the daily news logs did help me to keep up with the news almost everyday, there would be days when I just wouldn't be able to get to them. And missing just one day can put you back. So maybe if the students did the news logs three days a week, it would give students more time to find "good" news articles to look up, study, and summarize rather than last minute, short and typical news articles. Rather than the professor lecturing non-stop for the entire 75 minutes, I think the students will pay attention more if there were more deliberate group activities/discussions planned into the lesson. This way, the students can take a break of listening and can take some time to process and activate what they're learning, and the professor can take some time off from speaking. It's a win-win situation. I just wanted to say thank you for coming to every class period and teaching us.
It was hard to be in this class because of his style of lectures using powerpoints and reading right off of it. The test was different and happy with my result and very interesting information about conflicts and resolution and different peace methods.
none
Professor Hallett is an extremely intelligent professor. he has a proficient understanding of several different subjects. I loved that he made us read 25 articles a week and right a summary about each one. It is very beneficial to be aware of current events. My only recommendation would be that this class be a writing intensive course. My major is economics and through this course Hallett tied in several economic principles such as Game theory, opportunity costs, and Debt vs. Deficit. I really enjoyed the course.
I came into this course excited and motivated to learn about peace and conflict, however as the course went on, I gradually began to dislike going to class. The class is a little too long, and a little too boring
Good
It was an interesting class. I was able to apply the material taught I'm class to real life situations I encountered. Professor Hallett was also a good educator who I felt understood and was able to work with different students who had different types of learning styles. All in all it was a fun and educational course.
His lecture is often too wordy. It's hard to keep my interest in class.
na
Really enjoyed this class. Brian made it interesting to learn about the subject.
This course should have been a writing intensive course since we are pretty much writing at least five pages every week, if not more. The rest of the material was interesting but keeping up with Daily News Logs were trying and tedious. In the beginning, the explanation of how to go about writing the news logs were confusing/unclear.
Lectures could get boring but what he discusses are really important. He's a very intelligent man and he knows the subject well.
Good class, I learned a lot and Brien enjoys talking about the subject and shows passion for it.
Quite simply, I needed this class as a requirement and therefore had and retained no interest in the subject. One thing that would have improved my understanding in the subject goes against the professor's views of seeking knowledge for knowledge and not for a grade. Well, for those of us who ARE seeking just a grade, more homework assignments and weight placed on them would be nice. It may be just my way of learning, but having an assignment really deepens my understanding of the subject. It also lessens the pressure for the midterm and exam. Otherwise, Professor Hallett has a deep understanding and knowledge of the subject, his course was well taught and he was timely and orderly.
This course was interesting and made me look at how I view peace and violence in the world. Sometimes his lectures get a little boring and confusing but I understand the point that he is trying to convey. I like that peace and conflict education also encompasses some psychological theories that I can relate to.
Professor Hallett was friendly and quick in responding to e-mails and was also willing to discuss the correct answers following an exam.
Professor Hallett's passion for the material and experienced insight makes the course interesting every lecture. His belief in the pursuit of knowledge takes the pressure off the course and allows room for personal genuine interest to grow from his students. One of the best parts about the class was discussing current world issues complimented by the insight and opinions of a profession mediator.

Brien Hallett: PACE412, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 412 - Gandhi, King & Nonviolence Crn (Section): 76097 (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  
3.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%) 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  
1.36 12 0.5 Freq(%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (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  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 12 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
22. Other comments:
Professor Hallett is a wonderful professor! He is extremely knowledgeable in his subject area. He provides constructive criticism on student work and highlights commendable work. He encourages students to improve their writing skill and is always willing to offer assistance when needed.
Good professor, it was interesting learning something completely different from previous classes.
While the course material for this class was all very interesting, I had a hard time paying attention. Dr. Hallet had a very round-about way of explaining things that I didn't really understand.
Sometimes there were too many reading assignments along with writing precis. It was somewhat difficult to understand what to write in a precis and when they were graded there were no comments or notes for improvements. The term paper is way too long to write because you run out of ideas around page 5. Then you start to repeat what you said previously and you have no ideas left. You may also lose sight of the purpose of the paper or the topic you are writing about because the main focus isn't on the content but rather the length of the paper. In the class discussions, students were excited to participate but when their thoughts and ideas were shut-down and they were told they were wrong no one wanted to speak up anymore because they feared they would be wrong. I thought this was the type of class where there was no wrong answer and everyone would be open to other ideas and not shut them down immediately.
did not utilize conversation technique for class discussions like he proposed

Brien Hallett: PACE310, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 310 - Survey Peace/Conflict Studies Crn (Section): 75000 (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  
3.09 36 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 15 (42%) 12 (33%) 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  
1.6 36 0.5 Freq(%) 14 (39%) 21 (58%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 36 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 10 (28%) 22 (61%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 36 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 11 (31%) 18 (50%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 36 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 5 (14%) 9 (25%) 18 (50%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 36 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 5 (14%) 12 (33%) 16 (44%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 36 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 12 (33%) 15 (42%)
9. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 36 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 9 (25%) 11 (31%) 13 (36%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 36 1.17 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 3 (8%) 5 (14%) 13 (36%) 13 (36%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 36 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 4 (11%) 12 (33%) 17 (47%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 36 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 13 (36%) 18 (50%)
13. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 36 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 9 (25%) 9 (25%) 15 (42%)
14. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 36 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (28%) 25 (69%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 36 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 10 (28%) 19 (53%)
16. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 36 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 7 (19%) 8 (22%) 16 (44%)
17. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.58 36 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 12 (33%) 5 (14%) 12 (33%)
18. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 36 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (31%) 11 (31%) 13 (36%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 36 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 15 (42%) 17 (47%)
20. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 36 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 3 (8%) 14 (39%) 17 (47%)
21. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 36 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 13 (36%) 15 (42%)
22. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 36 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 11 (31%) 9 (25%) 12 (33%)
23. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 36 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (22%) 16 (44%) 12 (33%)
24. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 36 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 17 (47%) 15 (42%)
25. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 36 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 14 (39%) 14 (39%)
26. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 36 1.27 Freq(%) 3 (8%) 3 (8%) 4 (11%) 12 (33%) 14 (39%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 36 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 12 (33%) 16 (44%)
28. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 36 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 14 (39%) 17 (47%)
29. Other comments:
Professor Hallet was extremely sarcastic throughout the semester. Using sarcasm when talking about issues that were serious and I don't think everyone understood. His sarcastic remarks and demeanor made him seem like he himself did not care about or take the course material seriously. I did not enjoy him as a professor and felt that he did not cover what he originally explained as the course objectives. I was very disappointed when he spent over half the class talking about his own personal political beliefs and expressing those beliefs to be 'right' and that others were wrong. I would not take another class from him and I hope he does not continue to teach with sarcasm as his main resource because it makes students like me feel as though he doesn't care.
Mahalo. You're class was truly a different perspective for me.
Awesome professor with great examples for his lectures. Keep up the good work!
Should figure out a more organized way to share news logs so everyone has to speak at least once within the semester.
Prof. Hallett was a good professor. His lectures were not very interesting but he was very knowledgeable about the course.
The only thing that bothered me was when he would cough into the microphone at the podium.
The material covered in this course is stimulating and interesting. It's amazing how the material seems so common sense, yet it isn't. I wish the material could be dne in grade school or done as a children book series. Having people understand these concepts at a young age would make the world such a better place. Thank you Professor Hallet!
The only suggestion I would give for this course would be smaller class sizes and more group discussion or class interaction. It isn't really feasible in such a large class (which is NOT Professor Hallett's fault), but it would make learning stick much better.
Mr. Brien knows his stuff, but needs to be more direct and not going about it in around-about way. The classroom mike is terrible and needs to be replaced. This course was like a WI, for I was not anticipating the length of time of doing five news articles a day plus neglected readings. People fell asleep in this class. I found myself fighting to stay awake and alert, but it was with great efforts not to be rude and I busied myself taking lengthy notes. Is there a way to teach this class without putting us to sleep in class? Yet busting butt outside of class scrambling for news articles and the assigned readings that were hardly referred to during class. It was like two separate courses or one incomplete course that was very hard to make the connections in order to apply it somewhere.
thanks for letting us use a sheet of paper for the test

Brien Hallett: PACE310, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 310 - Survey Peace/Conflict Studies Crn (Section): 75496 (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  
3.52 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 12 (57%) 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  
1.3 20 0.47 Freq(%) 14 (70%) 6 (30%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 5 (24%) 11 (52%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 4 (19%) 11 (52%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 21 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 7 (33%) 1 (5%) 10 (48%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 21 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 8 (38%) 6 (29%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 21 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 9 (43%) 6 (29%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 8 (38%) 9 (43%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 21 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 5 (24%) 10 (48%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 21 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 10 (48%) 3 (14%) 4 (19%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 21 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 10 (48%) 5 (24%) 5 (24%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 21 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 0 (0%) 9 (43%) 9 (43%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 21 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 4 (19%) 9 (43%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 9 (43%) 9 (43%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 21 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 4 (19%) 7 (33%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 21 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 7 (33%) 7 (33%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 21 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 8 (38%) 5 (24%) 5 (24%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 21 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 6 (29%) 7 (33%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 21 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 6 (29%) 7 (33%)
22. Other comments:
great!
Spending half of the classes reporting on newspaper articles felt elementary and unnecessary. Lecture slides were dense and difficult to read. I did not feel challenged by assignments or exams, or that classes were generally useful. If attendance is taken, it should be factored into the final grade. It is unfair that someone who came to zero classes could potentially receive the same grade as someone who came to every class.
I"m not sure where I stand in the course, which is something I wish Dr. Hallett would change. I do enjoy this course a lot. I like the news logs but I feel that three rather than five is enough. I feel after the third one, I am just clawing for anything else. I enjoy listening to the topics being discussed and they have definitely helped me in real life situations. I would recommend this course to my friends for sure. Dr. Hallett is very organized and without a doubt knows what he is teaching. A breath of fresh air..
The review for the exams seemed to be misleading from the actual exam.
The daily news logs were quite time-consuming, although they did get me into the habit of reading multiple news articles every day.

Brien Hallett: PACE412, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 412 - Gandhi, King & Nonviolence Crn (Section): 77615 (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  
3.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%) 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  
1.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
22. Other comments:
Brien Hallett is the man and this class changed my life. Awesome.
Thank you!
I thoroughly enjoyed this class with Professor Hallett. He is incredibly knowledgeable about subject matter and was more than willing to meet with students outside of class.
Interesting Class
Amazing professor! I am sad I can't take another class with him. Very knowledgeable. Great instructor. Fun interesting class. Really opens your mind to the world.
great lecturer, class was interesting

Brien Hallett: PACE495, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 495 - Practicum & Internship Crn (Section): 72802 (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  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
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%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
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%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
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%)
22. Other comments:
Brien Hallet is the man.
Because this was a practicum, Professor Hallett allowed me to design my project and move forward with it at my pace. During our meeting he would give me great advice and direction. This course was an excellent opportunity to experience self-directed academic study. The areas above that I put neutral are meant to indicate not applicable. Thank you, Professor Hallett.

Brien Hallett: PACE310, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 310 - Survey Peace/Conflict Studies Crn (Section): 87254 (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  
3.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%) 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  
1.41 17 0.51 Freq(%) 10 (59%) 7 (41%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%) 10 (53%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 19 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 9 (47%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 10 (53%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%) 10 (53%)
9. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 5 (26%) 10 (53%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 19 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 5 (26%) 9 (47%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 6 (32%) 9 (47%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 10 (56%)
13. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 9 (50%)
14. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 7 (37%) 9 (47%)
16. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 9 (50%)
17. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 19 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%) 7 (37%)
19. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 19 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 5 (26%) 7 (37%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
21. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 10 (53%)
23. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 19 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 8 (42%)
24. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 6 (32%) 8 (42%)
25. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (47%) 9 (47%)
26. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 6 (32%) 7 (37%)
27. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 19 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 6 (32%) 7 (37%)
28. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%)
29. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 11 (58%)
30. Other comments:
He is great!
this is a great class
Professor Hallett was a great teacher. He explained material in a way that was very easy to understand, using examples that we could relate to. I also really enjoyed our discussions of current events. His breadth of understanding is evident in his ability to give educated opinions on nearly every issue!
I have had the privaledge of taking Professor Brien Hallet's MLK and Gandhi writing intensive course in the spring of 2007. I learned much from the course. This is the reason why I decided to take my ethics requirement under Brien Hallet. He is fair and just in grading, and I have witnessed his exceptional way of teaching. Materials were readily available, and Professor Hallet made sure that everyone was provided sufficient learning materials. It is refreshing to know that Brien Hallet has not relied fully on the newly implemented "paperless" class curriculum. Not everyone has access to the internet at a given time. I feel that the UH should accomodate Professor Hallet in all aspects of teaching.
Super boring class
Great class and I'll be sure to suggest it to others.

Brien Hallett: PACE412, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 412 - Gandhi, King & Nonviolence Crn (Section): 85114 (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  
3.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 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  
1.4 10 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (60%) 4 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
9. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
13. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
14. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
16. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
17. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
19. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
21. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
23. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
24. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
25. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
26. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
27. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
28. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
29. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
30. Other comments:
I would recommend this class to everyone. The instructor makes you think outside the conventional ways of thinking.
I loved how Hallett relied heavily on documentaries. They allowed us to connect more strongly with the movements we read about because we got to connect emotionally with the people who led them. Very effective.
I think Brien Hallett is an exstrodanary person filled with pass and present knowledgeof current events

Brien Hallett: PACE310, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 310 - Survey Peace/Conflict Studies Crn (Section): 75978 (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  
3.57 14 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
9. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
13. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 15 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 4 (27%)
14. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%)
16. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
17. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 14 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%) 4 (27%)
19. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
21. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
23. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 4 (27%)
24. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 4 (27%)
25. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (60%) 6 (40%)
26. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
27. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
28. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (60%) 6 (40%)
29. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (71%) 4 (29%)
30. Other comments:
Excellent course! The newspaper journal discussions were enlightening.
This professor is really knowledgeable. Great professor. One thing though, exam was kind of hard.
This class lacked critical thinking and connecting to the material. I could not say that I learned much in this class. It was basicly remembering exactly what the Professor wants.
Prof. Hallett really knew the subject and was really nice, but seemed to not like it when we asked questions. At the end of class he would ask if we had questions but by that point everyone was ready to go to lunch. This class would have been better if he had encouraged more discussion. However, I still learned a lot and am glad I took the class.

Brien Hallett: PACE412, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 412 - Gandhi, King & Nonviolence Crn (Section): 78887 (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  
3.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 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  
1.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
9. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
13. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
14. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
16. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
17. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
19. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
21. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
23. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
24. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
25. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
26. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
27. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
28. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
29. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
30. Other comments:
Excellent course and instructor!
By far one of the best professors I have ever had. My only critique is that the amount of time used in the computer lab was longer than necessary, and thus it could have been better spent in the classroom.
I learned so much in this class and wished that I had chosen PACE as a minor. Great teacher with great examples to relay his message.

Brien Hallett: PACE310, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 310 - Survey Peace/Conflict Studies Crn (Section): 85492 (001)     88629 (002)    
1. 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 (9%) 4 (80%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (36%) 4 (80%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (27%) 2 (40%)
4. Other comments:
Well he didnt grade well and he was very oppinionated. and my i sujest to upgrate the technology a bit. Slow down on your lectures for no one can write down everything.
loved the lectures and that you didn't use powerpoint. awesome course overall
Keep up the good work!
Mr. Hallett is a good teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable of the subject and he inspires me to learn about issues around the world. His class seemed a little routine and we knew what we were going to do everyday in class. I wish that there could have been more class activities and different assignments so that there is more variety. This would help us learn concepts better. Also, sometimes he did not e-mail back in a timely manner. I also don't like how grades are not available to students until after the final exam. This makes students feel like they are going into the final exam blindly when they do not know their progress in the class throughout the semester.
Good overall professor, no problems with the professor or the course. Would have liked to see the course with a WI/Writing Intensive designation though.
Great professor, very knowledgeable. would take a class from him again.

Brien Hallett: PACE412, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 412 - Gandhi, King & Nonviolence Crn (Section): 85572 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. Other comments:
This class was amazing. Professor Hallett setup the class very well. Perhaps making the video game part of the class a group effort would be a better experience in learning what is needed to form a non-violent movement. Other than that minor detail, BRAVO! Very glad I took this course and got a chance to meet professor Hallett and his wonderful work. I look forward to reading his book when it is released.