eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: George Kent

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POLS120, Spring 2009
POLS699, Spring 2009

George Kent: POLS120, Spring 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 120 - Intro to World Politics Crn (Section): 87239 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
4. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The breadth of the subject matter was very valuable.
The discussions and expansion were most valuable.
I love the fact that this class was online. It really does save a lot of time and allows students who work and live far from campus to be able to do all of these things effectively. I cant express how important it is to have more online courses such as this one. I learned a lot more in this class not being in a class room then my other classes where i sit there and just listen to the professor lecturing. This course saved me time, money, and gas expenses. GET MORE ONLINE COURSES!!!!
Direct examples and links for additional information presented by Professor Kent during the chats.
I just really enjoyed the textbook, but most importantly, the skype discussions.
reading introducing global issues. also all of the additional reading that i did because of it.
The Expansion response papers were helpful because it forced me to look deeper into all the topics covered.
reading the text and reading other related texts
I loved the book. It was very helpful and I loved that each chapter was written by a different author. I also enjoyed the chats since it helped me get to know my classmates and professor.
Sharing ideas of how we look on particular subject of world political. The course is writing intensive.
I enjoyed learning about a variety of topics. Especially because I have little background information about global issues, this course was very informative for me.
I especially enjoyed the online component of the class.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The emphasis on paper formatting in grading was least valuable.
Commentary was the least valuable as it seemed so redundant.
I think everything about this class was perfect!
The lack of resources and additional readings presented to the class, more articles to support reading would really be beneficial
I can't really think of anything. I really enjoyed this course
the online skype chats it was too fast to read, absorb, think and write a thoughtful and insightful, complete sentense response.
I didnt like the chats and felt that i didnt get anything out of them.
Way too much mindless writing.
The least valuable aspect is the chatting part. Unfortunately, I did not like the chat part. The participant did not talk or answer in the requested questions as much as I expect, but more on things "around" the question. We did not hit to answer the respective question.
I think that there was a slightly excessive amount of writing for this course.
The commentary assignments were on the whole pretty much worthless; they functioned as a regurgitation of the readings, and did not necessarily allow for a greater comprehension of the material.
7. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (77%) 3 (23%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%) 3 (23%)
11. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.85 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)

George Kent: POLS699, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 699 - Directed Reading and Research Crn (Section): 83127 (011)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
- Through this couse, I had a chance to remind myself about my motivation, which will give me stength to get through my dissertation in a long run. - I have learned how to develop and design my own research: writing proposals, reaching-out for resources, and dissertation-writing techniques. - I had an oppotunity to prepare myself for the disseration-writing state not only intellecutally but also psychologically for the next few years.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No survey responses were found.
7. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)