eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Boeun Lee

Available Survey Results

ART302, Summer I 2014
AMST202, Fall 2013
AMST202, Fall 2013
AMST339, Spring 2013
AMST250, Fall 2012

Boeun Lee: ART302, Summer I 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Art and Art History
Course: ART 302 - Theory and Criticism of Art Crn (Section): 97251 (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  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. 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%)
4. 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I developed creative ability in this field.
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%)
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I feel like we lucked into a discussion experience that might not be so possible to replicate in a larger class. Sometimes I couldn't articulate responses to the readings well on my own, but responding to Billie's questioning early into discussion each day often was making some of it crystallize and come together as it came out of my mouth. Also having Jess in the room to pitch in with her own experienced and well thought out take helped. Thanks Jess.
I was pleased with the amount of readings and assignments given in class, although some readings were longer than others, we were given enough time for each assignment so that nothing felt rushed. I also liked the fact that it was so small. This gave us the opportunity to know each other on a personal level as well as force each student to understand each reading before hand so that the class discussion went smoothly.
Maps
The readings were very useful during this course and having to do the maps along with them made it a lot easier. I think it was hard for some weeks to complete all the maps in such a short period of time, but I felt that all the readings were strategically picked in a way that they all connected.
9. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
11. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
12. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
There felt like some effort to not lecture at us but instead try and make us work it out ourselves towards understanding; which for the most part felt good, but there were a couple of texts were I was wishing we could have got led around by the nose slightly more. Luckily we took two classes for Différance so I think it worked out mostly! The time crunch of a summer session is rough, if the semester actually affords a little more having some specific lecture time to lead into some of the more challenging texts (i.e. Myth Today, Différance, Simulacra & Simulations) might be good? The progression of readings felt very good, but its still rough going into some of these 'cold' where the conflux of difficult language and difficult concept left me feeling pretty adrift from understanding at points trying to work through the texts.
Possibly some more direction with the last project, but also having it open was a great way to see other mediums that people had to offer.
The only thing that I believe made this class difficult was having in shoved into such small time. However, I loved the material and class and it pushed me intellectually.
16. Assignments make students think.
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%)
17. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to 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%)
18. The grading system was clearly explained.
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%)
19. Other comments:
I'm glad I finally got around to taking this class and extra glad it happened under the unique circumstances that allowed a 4 person course to go forward.
Would love to take another class by Billie or at least sit in during her class during the SPRING. Although the small group was great to have, I would also like to see how the large group will interact with each other and how those conversations go. GREAT CLASS! LEARNED A LOT!

Boeun Lee: AMST202, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 202 - Amer Exp: Culture & the Arts Crn (Section): 78042 (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  
2.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%) 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  
1.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good instructor who includes interesting course material. I like that the class had a heavy discussion base. Walking away from this course I feel I've learned a lot about the society I live in and my eyes have been opened if you will to how different one persons life is from another.
Excellent
She is an extremely nice teacher. Completely able to assist any student in need or in help. The only thing about this course it is a little bit confusing to follow.
She is an effective teacher who knows what she's talking about but, at the same time, is willing to explore ideas and debate them along with us, which is refreshing. Teaching is something that seems to come naturally to her.
Very nice and motivating professor. She made the 7:30 am class enjoyable and made herself approachable for help and guidance on the course. All of the material was engaging and exciting to learn about. Overall, I would love to take more classes with her, I feel like she challenged me to think differently and to become an active member in the class and to learn more about myself and my role in America.
she's a good instructor who does her best to make the classroom space feel comfortable for learning.
She provide me with great support and learning that will help me greatly. She was not only able to share significant points and elements in this course but always keep me engaged and interested in and out of class. I enjoyed this course greatly.
She is very intelligent and always involved with each of us. She is very easy to talk to and this adds to the learning experience by making us comfortable and able to talk to her and ask questions. She is brilliant and a fantastic professor and I would recommend any class she teaches because I know she will help you learn and will give you what you are paying for and more.
She was a very well-prepared professor. She had the class get involved in discussions. It was not just a lecture. She had worth while assignments.
She was always well prepared for the class and ready to initiate discussion. She did well in guiding us students during the writing process. It was very kind of you when you'd bring morning treat also.
Very good. I liked the content she brought into the classroom and the security of speaking within a group on such controversial topics.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
That the classes were heavily discussion based because it gave me the chance to hear different and opposing viewpoints as well as giving me a better understanding of what I believe in.
I like the class content as it reveals the fact in another aspect. Also, the instructor is very well-prepared and conscientious.
I loved how interactive she made us all be.
Class discussions
I liked the class discussions, I felt like the discussion always lead to more interesting ways of interpreting the assigned material. It also helped me understand the readings better and build off of what my peers in class took away from the readings.
Since it was a WI class, we wrote a lot, but not in the form of so many essays. Instead, we wrote a lot of blogs which i enjoyed. It was a short way to get everyone's opinions and ideas out there in a more comfortable way.
I enjoyed class discussion the most. I was able to be open and comfortable with sharing my view and knowledge with the class and instructor every time.
The online blog prompts.
I liked learning about all the different cultures within America.
The use of the Blog! It was something different from my other courses I've ever taken and feel like this was useful.
I especially liked the cultural aspect of the class. I know Hawaii culture but I do not know other cultures on the mainland very well so it was nice to learn more about that.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
the formatting of the papers just because it wasn't MLA per say so it was just different from what I'm used to.
I don't know as everything in the class is really awesome.
The blog, i feel as though it would be easier if we didn't have roles.
there was a lot of reading, which would've been fine if we had the opportunity to talk about them/digest them thoroughly. Less is more.
Sometimes I had a hard time understanding the readings and I would fall behind so I would have to play catch up. If I didn't have such a hectic schedule I probably would have been able to analyze the readings a little further.
The writing workshops
there was nothing about the course that i disliked.
I liked the course.
It was just so early! But other than that, I enjoyed much of it.
I did not particularly like the writing portion of the course. I know it is a writing intensive but I didn't really like the weekly blog posts. This being because I feel like writing on an online blog is very casual for many of us and it was a stretch trying to create formal responses on the blog site. I can't speak for anyone else but I was not particularly in favor of the blog posts.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course, interesting course material and engaging discussions
very good
It is fun, worth taking.
I would take it again/recommend this course to my friends.
loved it and I truly enjoyed learning about America in a new way. It has made me think differently about the different aspect of America and has excited me to become more aware of the issues we still face to this day. I hope that I am able to take what I learned and pass it on to others, and also use this knowledge in my future classes. I also hope that I get a chance to take another AMST course.
It covers a lot of topics over a short amount of time while still going pretty in depth into the topics. It's interactive but not too uncomfortable.
Is a very interesting class. I was able to be opened minded more towards others views culture, opinion, and thoughts. I also learned how to expand my views on art, culture, and history.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone considering this course. It is informative, thought provoking, and challenging in all the right ways.
I would recommend this course to a friend.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was very early in the morning and I did not love EVERY aspect of it, but I certainly am taking a lot away from the class.
18. Other comments:
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Boeun Lee: AMST202, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 202 - Amer Exp: Culture & the Arts Crn (Section): 78043 (002)    
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  
2.63 16 1.15 Freq(%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 3 (19%) 5 (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  
1.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 8 (50%) 8 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good prof. Enjoyed the class, the handling of the subjects, and the order of how each unit went. Plus, the Blog posts were a really good writing workout.
Positive. I really enjoyed her class and methods of teaching. Her style of teaching isn't like most typical college lectures, rather it is more based off class discussions which I found to be very beneficial.
Boeun Lee is a great teacher. She makes class so much more interesting, fun, and keeps us wanting to learn. I have learned so much in her class, and I can honestly say that Ive walked out with an open mind. We need more teachers like her. So, my over evaluation on her is 10 out of 10. Shes always there to answer questions and she's soo helpful.
She is a great instructor and help us understand the course's theme.
I really enjoyed Mrs. Lee as a professor. SHe kept the class engaged and interested. She is really on top of her work and always responded to your emails as soon as possible. She definitely helped me with my writing and made it more in depth. The way she kept the vibe casual made it so there was no pressure. I think she is an awesome professor.
Very good teacher
She is a great teacher that brings a lot of new and interesting ways to go at learning. I just struggled with seeing the importance of some of the class material so i think that conflicted.. I wish she taught some business courses!;)
She is awesome. She was really helpful and understanding. She encouraged a lot of class discussion and really got everyone involved.
she is a very good teacher. She knows how to engage with her students, as well as make students engage with other students. Her teaching methods are different but very effective, and I liked it. She is very knowledgeable in the material and find relevant sources that relate to her students. Overall, she is very good.
great enthusiastic teacher, excited about subject and engages students in discussions
Vert good
Great teacher! She made the classroom atmosphere feel easy-going and fun. It was more than just a writing intensive class and made you look forward each week to the topics because they were interesting topics that sparked a lot of conversation. She was friendly and open and made you feel comfortable in class by having everyone get to know each other and was always helpful if you didn't understand something or just needed more help. I really enjoyed this class and I feel like I improved my writing skills as well!
I love her way of getting everyone to get into conversation about the topic. It is quite effective. The sources we used for the course also got me more interested in our society. It makes me want to learn more about that rather than going further into my pursued major.
She made the class very interactive and fun to be in, thus making it easier to learn and be open to the material. She was very friendly and not intimidating which helped a lot being a freshman in a class of a lot of upper class students.
very interesting course overall. lots of assignments so necessary to keep up with everything but worth the effort :D
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The unit presentations. They allowed us to analyze the info, but still let us present them in a fun way, if you choose to do so.
Learning about all the different topics relating to America's history.
I really enjoyed the blog. It really made bloggers really thing and anaylis what the class topic was for the week. I enjoyed our class discussions, it was always interesting, left me wanting to learn more. I appreciate her sweets in morning, yes sweet do help energize me in the morning, thank you Lee!
The aspects that i liked best was group discussions the blog posts and the writing workshop
I like how we had a blog post every week. The blogs was an interactive way for people to see your writing and it kind of brought the class together.
Class Discussion
A new theme every week, it was nice to have a frequent change
The blog posts
I liked her teaching method. Its not so focused of lecture, but rather a discussion that offers multiple views from people. By having discussions in class and online, it let students learn from one another and no so much from a book. I think that way it keeps students more interested and engaged in the class.
Learning new perspectives and being able to express my opinion
I liked how the class felt warm and welcoming and everyone was always talking, we had really great discussions, the size of the class contributed as well I'm sure.
The reality of our culture and how it evolved over time. It opened my eyes to what should be heard and spoken in classes to expose the truth of the not so "freedom land."
I really enjoyed class discussions. They were very effective and brought out great ideas. It also helped me personally to not be afraid to input my ideas.
i like the fact that the students are given free will to write about personal experiences and interests that relate to the course material. makes the class much more interesting and not as mundane as other courses
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Blog post roles. I got a bit confused by who did what at the beginning. I dont know if it can be done differently, but its just a personal opinion.
Class was too early.
The only thing that I struggles with was the blogging roles. Other then that, the course was great!
N'A
The aspects of the course that I liked the least would honestly just be the early timing of it.
Readings
The blog. I know it was a writing intensive class and it was a different approach at fulfilling that, but i am very busy with work and other classes so it was hard to meet a deadline every week instead of there or four papers i could have pre-planned for
Paper, just because I hate writing long papers
There wasn't much I didn't like. I guess perhaps reading the material because I found them a bit boring. I liked the visual and shorter readings much better because it allowed for greater discussion.
some of the readings were difficult to go through
None
The blog posts each week got kind of exhausting and difficult to handle with everything else going on.
There isn't much to say about what I liked the least, there actually wasn't any.
It was hard to keep up with the blogs with all the different due dates. They were effective in bringing ideas together but confusing on which materials to read and when to post etc.
lots of writing
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very positive. Class isnt extremely easy or hard, but very fair. Topics covered are interesting, provided class wants to talk about them.
Very positive.
If I can walk out of a class with an open mind, appreciating all the diversity of peoples culture, race, gender, and strengths, then obiviously my overall evaluation is at its most high.
Excellent
I like the course. I liked all the discussions and how small the class was so the discussions could go in depth. It was an interesting class that I would recommend to incoming freshman.
10/10 ! :D
Like i said Billy is a great teacher and helped me clarify a lot of things outside of class, but a lot of the topics i already was aware of. I felt i was writing to fulfill prompts i saw little importance in. BUT its probably just my dislike for english classesâ?¦
A
This was a very good course. I learned a lot and the class discussions allowed for a broader exposure of learning. The writing intensive portions were not that hard. We wrote a lot but it didn't feel like it was that much after all. This course taught me a lot. I also learned a lot from the discussions.
excellent course, learned a lot about the subject
Interesting
Loved this course and teacher, I learned a lot and even though it was a 9 am, I enjoyed going.
It is a great course, I would recommend this course for whoever is looking for a great class that makes you think about where we have grown and what we were taught.
I had a great experience in this class and would recommend it to peers if they needed an american studies course.
i liked it alot. thought that most of the topics were relevant to current events and really liked that the topics covered things that the students are able to relate to.
18. Other comments:
Would take other classes from this prof again!
Keep up the good work Billie!
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If you want to learn about america watch tv, go travel, and talk to a bum
Billie you're awesome
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i reccomend the course to anyone who wants to learn and gain new insight on american culture in general but who doesnt like having to read a textbook about pointless historical info. highly reccomended prefessor/course!!! :D

Boeun Lee: AMST339, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 339 - Religions in America Crn (Section): 88936 (001)     88937 (002)     88938 (003)    
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 7 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (13%) 1 (14%) 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  
1.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 11 (61%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 12 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 6 (86%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (33%) 4 (57%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 8 (44%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (33%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (39%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 2 (29%) 8 (44%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
good!
Had good understanding of all the material and did good job with engaging students to participate.
Good
Easy to communicate with, and allows everyone to have a say in the discussion
One of the best TA's that I've had the opportunity to learn from. Always encouraged more than just an average conversation within our oral sections. Brought excitement to the class.
She's cool. She knows her stuff and she answered our questions
The debate sections were well run.
She did a good job
Billie is a really good TA because she runs the lab classes well. She tries to get everyone in the class to be engaged in the discussion. I think the yarn ball is a creative way to make people talk and to make sure that we all get a chance to speak rather than talking out of turn. The questions she asks the class to get the discussion started are all good and it provokes us to think deeply about the subject at hand.
Very good teacher, knowledgable and kept discussions fun and interesting
awesome
Great
Shes an great TA that help guide her student throughout the semester.
Solid teacher.
good
knowlegable and very nice
very effective at facilitating the discussion section of the course.
very calm and fair
I was very pleased with Boeun (Billie) as the TA for this course. She almost served as a second professor during lab and really allowed us to take the issues and discussions in whatever way our lab class seemed to go with. She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to if we didn't understand something.
Good she was a great TA and was really encouraging. I loved the warm up games!!
Very good
She is cool
She is very nice and patient person.
really down to earth, good to talk to about the material because she is so approachable
Awesome, friendly, fun. She knows her stuff, and she is always willing to help you out if you're having trouble!
She enjoyed teaching about the subject matter and she found it all interesting. She wanted to build enthusiasm for this topic in her students.
I really enjoyed having her as our lab TA because she was very warm and open to everyone. She allowed class discussions to just flow and made everyone feel comfortable.
She is a great TA. Very personable and easy to talk to. She always made discussion fun and encouraged everyone to speak up during conversations.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (38%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
casual talking about the religious assignment and sharing our experiences and listening to others
I liked the Debates I think t was a really good way to fully understand the court cases and each side in depth
the string ball
The discussions reviewing what was said in the lectures
The debates. Allowed us to try and go as deep as possible into so many difficult, interesting and important topics that doesn't usually come up in everyday conversations. Challenged to see from both angles, without too much bias.
small class I guess
Debating, had there of been more time I would have liked to debate more topics.
I liked doing the debate the best
I like the debates because I can hear what other thinks about the issue. It would have been nice if we could pick whether or not we are fore or against though because then our argument would have been stronger because that is how we really feel.
Discussions/debates
Discussion
shes awesome
Labs were fun, especially the activities.
The activities the class did during the exercise and the debate sessions.
Debates.
learning new religions
I enjoyed the debates and how students had to consider sides of issues that may be contrary to what they believe in. It allows us all as students to learn to recognize other perspectives.
the debates
Lab was definitely my favorite. I liked that we were challenged with the debates, even though being assigned a side to take proved to be difficult if we didn't share the same ideas. I liked being able to listen to my peers and their views on certain issues as well as be able to voice my own opinions.
The debates in lab!! It was really interesting seeing both sides of major issues!!
Discussions were fun
Lee was very chill, easy to work with, that means alot to me.
That we all had opinions and that we could all listen to each other even though we didn't agree on each others opinions.
Having our friendly circle and talking about things we didn't understand; having everyone help each other out.
I liked being able to discuss about what we talked about in lecture.
I enjoyed being able to talk in front of a small group of people and refresh our memories with what we learned every week. it was great to get to know those people better.
I liked the in depth discussions we would have about each topic that Kath was teaching about that week. 50 minutes in lecture on one topic was sometimes hard to grasp, so covering more of that material in discussion for a better understanding, helped.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Some of the exercises that had nothing to do with the class. Kinda pointless
Moments when no one says anything
The time. Only because it was at 8:30.
time, distance, classroom- general stuff
froot loops cinnamon toast cruch fruity pebbles
I do not care for the tests
I am more on the quiet side so I didn't like how we always had to say something in class but I think the class helped me to be more opinionated and to share what I think.
the exam set-up and readings
Attendance checks
test
The color of the ball....
None
n/a
learning new things
N/A
There wasn't much that I didn't like. I felt like the course was flexible and stimulating.
Nothing. I loved the lab.
the yarn ball
Having to be right on time for everything. I understand that things have a deadline sometimes but not everyone's schedule is as open as other people.
I didn't like that u word get all nervous sometimes.
I did not like having to do the debates because some of the information was hard to find if it was not in lecture.
I enjoyed just being able to talk to others about subjects that were interesting or that were challenging during lecture. We were able to clarify many things during lab.
Hard to say because I think everything in discussion was fair.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good
At first wasn't too thrilled about the whole yarn ball theory.. But by the end it grew on me an I think it was a good way to get people to open up more. Overall this section was really helpful and I don't think I would have been as successful at understanding the material with out it.
Fun class and great instructor
Thumbs up. A TA to consider for many AMST courses.
I liked this course over all
good
Overall I thought that this course was a good class for me to take
This is a good lab course and the TA is as knowledgeable as the professor.
average
Great
hard but good
awesome
I would rate this class 10 out 10 due to how prepared everyone was. The exercise everyone went over was fun and everyone engage in a group activity.
Solid course, good structure.
hard but i learned new things
I enjoyed the discussions section of this course very much.
okay
I enjoyed having Billie as the TA. She is very enthusiastic and willing to push us and guide us where we need help.
I encouraged my friends to take it. Also warned them that they would need to talk in lab!!
okay
Not too bad. I got a lil more insight on some religions and how they work in America. Other than little things here and there i didn't know, i didn't learn a lot however.
That I'm really happy that I went though this experience. It was really a fun class.
great class!
I honestly think I enjoyed this lab because it was so small haha.
This was a good and interesting course in which I learned a lot of new things.
I really enjoyed this class because it was a great eye opener. The debates allowed me to see some of the current issues that are affecting America and religion today,
It was a good course if you're really interested in learning about the religions in America. Helps give you a different perspective on everyones religions.
18. Other comments:
none
thank u
good job.
I thought the Friday discussion was a little too short. We always hand to end right as the discussions were getting good.
n/a
None
Thank you for the cookies you brought us at one point, and for teaching me how to open up in discussions.
We should have seriously did the "Categories" thing in the beginning of the semester. I really feel that this broke the ice a lot more than you might think! Plus it's fun.

Boeun Lee: AMST250, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 250 - American Film History Crn (Section): 76984 (001)     79019 (002)    
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  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 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  
1.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (100%) 4 (29%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 11 (79%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 9 (64%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 1 (33%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great! I enjoyed the Lab sessions, as it provided some extra content and review for the lecture portion, which can never seem to quite get in all of the information in its short amount of time.
She's fun and she encourages everyone to share their ideas.
Billie was an awesome GA, she was always available through e-mail to answer questions and always gave thorough responses. She was always ready with Ideas and put a lot of work into grading papers.
good
The lab she taught was fun because she encouraged us to participate. In doing so, it helped me understand the course better and made me think harder about the material we covered.
Billy was accessible and accommodating. She was able to spark discussion effectively while keeping things interesting in section. She knew the content well and when I needed help she was there.
nice and very helpful when it came to understand the material.
A great TA
Great instructor who encouraged me to really push my writing skills to the next level.
Great teacher expects the best out of her students
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The subject of each week, and the writing assistance, which was very helpful.
The movies.
I liked writing the small assignments on Laulima and the screening reports.
learning about films
I liked the free write after every movie we watched because it helped me brainstorm.
I liked the group discussions and the activity where we would go around the room and talk about the movie that week.
I liked how the GA used great examples by showing youtube clips or scenes from movies to help me understand the material. It made it much more easier to understand.
I enjoyed the discussions and watching movie trailers
Discussions each Friday to further understand weekly topics.
The discussions
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
On no part of the instructor, I disliked class discussions simply because of the lack of volunteers to speak. It felt like most discussions were being ripped out of students.
Discussions.
The critical essays.
n/a
There was nothing negative about this course.
the only grievance I had with the course was the time was too early for my taste, but that was a personal inadequacy.
The readings were unlikeable.
Nothing.
Nothing
The papers
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent!
It's good.
Really great, Billie made it fun and interesting.
good
I enjoyed the class very much and I will never watch movies the same again.
excellent
great class. I would recommend this course as well as this GA to any student interested in taking film or who needs a writing intensive credit.
Great
Great class I encourage anyone who loves movies or needs a writing intensive course to take!
Great class
18. Other comments:
Thanks for a great semester! :)
I will never watch a movie the same way as i did before.