eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Gary Helfand

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Gary Helfand: PUBA475, Summer I 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 475 - Administrative Law Crn (Section): 66056 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course was not taken for my major but was a great course taught for knowledge. Gary Helfand did an awesome job of translating the confused book to make sense.
This course was very relevant to skills needed for everyday life. Even though it is not directly related to my major, I still find that I am walking away with a vast amount of knowledge that can help me for the rest of my life.
By enrolling in Dr. Helfand's Administrative Law course, I was made aware the importance of regulatory agencies in our society and made to understand the practices and procedures related to the subject.
Understanding Administrative Law is a key component to understanding Public Administration.
This instructor is a walking dictionary of administrative law...he helped me understand government in a whole differend level...it will definitely help me understand administrative law in my professional life.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Need a more up to date book that is much clearer. I thought that it was just me struggling with the book but after talking to other classmates they found it boring and confusing also.
No comment.
Requiring students to practice their presentations beforehand with 3x5 cards or power point could be benificial. The movies presented were outstanding in supporting the course work.
none at this time
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
It was a summer secssion so time was limited on what could be covered.
none, his class was great!
No suggestions.
Good to go as is.
He is a walking encyclopedia and he is great at what he does..i learned alot from him in 6 weeks than i did on a regular semester from other instructors..keep up the great work Dr. Gary Helfand!!!
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Gary Helfand is a very knowledgabe man with a lot of information. He is like a walking book that can be explained in common sense language.
Dr. Helfand is an awesome teacher. He is so very knowledgeable and helpful when trying to explain something easily. He is definitely FOR the student and that is very refreshing when taking hard classes. He was available all the time which was really helpful also and was friendly and helpful on the phone.
Dr. Helfand is very approachable and encourages his students to ask questions, even after working hours to ensure that his students understands the materials presented in his class. His teaches the subject in a relaxed atmosphere, stimulating participation of his students during class. Students tend to absorb more information in a friendly school environment.
Excellent and much appreciated.
Amazingly Outstanding/Excellent
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great class just short.
I think that this class and Dr. Helfand was so great and I am very glad that I took it with no one other than DR Helfand. He is a superb instructor and so very knowledgeable. He made complex and vast amounts of material and condensed it into an easy to understand and interesting. And I have retained a lot of that knowledge thanks to Dr. Helfand. Thanks again!
An excellent course for those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the legal system in the U.S.
Excellent.
Outstanding