eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Amy Hennessey

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COM421, Spring 2013
COM421, Fall 2012

Amy Hennessey: COM421, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Communications
Course: COM 421 - Public Relations Strategies Crn (Section): 86359 (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  
3.47 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 18 (50%) 16 (44%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.72 36 0.46 Freq(%) 9 (25%) 23 (64%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 36 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 35 (97%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 36 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 35 (97%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 36 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 33 (92%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 36 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 29 (81%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 36 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 31 (86%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 36 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 36 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 29 (81%)
12. I improved my abilities to do the kinds of writing used by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 36 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 27 (75%)
13. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 36 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 29 (81%)
14. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 36 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 31 (86%)
15. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 36 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 30 (83%)
16. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 36 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 3 (8%) 28 (78%)
17. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 28 (78%)
18. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 3 (8%) 30 (83%)
19. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The Guest Speakers were very useful!
I believe that connecting the lessons from the book to life experience through guest speakers was a very valuable aspect of this course.
visual examples through videos and real-life cases; guest speakers
guest speakers as well as professors own personal experience in the field allowed me to be understand the career.
That we were learning of things we will actually use and things that will help us in the real world of PR. The guest speakers gave to the class. We were able to see so many perspectives of people in the Communications field.
the teacher's experience, the guest speakers,a dn even the textbook material were amazingly accurate! i really have felt that i learned alot!
I think that everything was very valuable, I guess it was certain topics that wasn't as valuable as some.
I like how we learned how to write News Releases and the guest speakers provided interesting real life experiences.
The guest speakers
the teacher we learned so much from her
The knowledge the professor presented. The press releases and real life experiences we had as assignments were so beneficial. The tests were even great reviews for what we actually need to know when we get out into the work force.
When Amy would put what we learned into a real world situation and how PR either handled it correctly or incorrectly and the steps involved.
This was a great PR class! Wish there were more. Great teacher!
She explained PR based on her experiences in the field. She did not just teach from the book but also from her experiences. She also explained how to handle yourself professionally.
Amy was an APR professional with many years of service in the in PR field. It was so valuable to have her teach us her skills and knowledge. Most professors are strictly just professors, but Amy worked full time at her PR job, so we knew things first hand from someone who actually worked in the field!
very nice and helpful and fun
A lot of the Powerpoint presentations and guest speakers were very valuable.
Quest lectures
The one aspect that I really cherished was the guest speakers that Amy was able to procure for the class. Having these professionals come and talk to us about their PR related careers was very much appreciated. At first, I was bit cloudy to what expect if I was going into the communication field of PR, and now that I have undergone the teachings of these professionals I feel more competent in what I will be facing in the near future. It was very nice to see that Amy knew the guest speakers on a personal level, and I like that this type of relationship existed between the teacher and the guests because it gave off more a happy vibe.
The out of classroom group office visit and the speaker sessions.
The guest speakers sharing their experiences in the real world.
The office tour and press release writing.
The information
Bringing in Guest Speakers from the fields to let us know what it is all about.
Having speakers come in
I liked the lectures and outside guest speakers.
The importance of improving your writing skills. Knowing the legal and ethical aspects of public relations and how they can improve in informing the public.
The guest speakers and the power points
I really liked that there were guest speakers that came in. It gave us an opportunity to see what the professionals do and what they expect from workers.
Everything. As the only Public Relations class available during the fall/spring semester, I wanted to take the advantage of learning as much as possible. As Amy-zing as she is, she gets every PR professional in different divisions, agencies, departments as guest speakers to give us much greater insight in their position as well as her own.
The opportunity to learn from person like professor Hennessey who has many experiences in the front lines of this field is really precious to students. UH should hire person like professor Hennessey.
News Release
20. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Mmm nothing really.
There was nothing that was least valuable.
in class activities
none
maybe exams. who needs exam when we could work on practical skills haha
I can't think of anything.
Nothing.
nothing
The people in the class. Too disruptive and rude! Only those graduating should be allowed to take this. Others don't appreciate it quite as much.
n/a
Everything was valuable in this class.
Every aspect was valuable
The class was truly valuable!
None
nothing
N/A
The writing assignments.
Me falling asleep.
None. All Valuable.
Everything was valuable
None.
This 40+ survey! Amy is awesome and her class taught me so much, end of evaluation.
There isn't any aspects that were least valuable.
N/A
N/A
Nothing! >:(
21. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 36 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (89%)
22. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 36 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
23. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 2 (6%) 30 (83%)
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Hands on group activities that force participation and group work.
Ms. Hennessey's teaching style and methods where great! The only suggestion I would make is one more group activity in addition to the first one we did about the ethic scenarios.
activities that students can engage and participate in to enhance learning material instead of just lecture such as jeopardy!
Hennessey's teaching style gives me reason to come to class. I love her enthusiasm in every lecture.
none
SHE IS WONDERFUL AND THIS CLASS WAS THE BEST IVE TAKEN O_O in terms of experience, and learning, and relating classroom materials to real life, it was really accurate!
none
I would really like News Release work shop days where we go over the corrections in class.
Go over entire study guide one class, then follow up with any unanswered questions in the following class.
nothing
This professor needs to teach more classes. She is so knowledgeable and helpful. Get rid of the teachers who don't have the passion or experience, and hire this woman! She's amazing at her job in the PR world and incredible at teaching. She knows her information and can explain so many different concepts to us. There aren't many professors like Ms. Hennessey, especially in the COM department, don't ever lose her. She loves what she does and it's so obvious when she gives us lectures. She's a powerhouse in the PR field and in the classroom. She knows her stuff and actually knows how to explain it well.
Go over AP stylebook. The importance was stressed in the class but I didn't understand how to use where to look things up important area I needed to focus on etc. If we took the time in class to discuss what was in tehre instead of just flipping through pages I think I would have a better knowledge as to how to use it.
Nothing. Great teacher!
NONE
I really enjoyed doing the news releases, as well as "real life" projects such as our office visit. We also did an activity earlier in the semester where we thrown a situation, and were asked in groups to figure out how we would conduct the situation in a "appropriate PR manner" as we have learned in class. Real life things that actually pertain to a possible career were fun, and I wish we had more time to do them, giving that there was a lot of content material to learn.
None
provide writing assignment, more guest lectures, more office visit, offer graphic design
I have no suggestion for any improvement for Amy. She did an excellent job at teaching.
I would enjoy mainland or international guest speakers.
Make the exams a little easier
None.
Have more writing assignments.
More hands-on or class activities.
Ms. Hennessey was a great professor and provided an interesting viewpoint of public relations.
Maybe spend more time on the writing/new releases because I don't really feel I learned how to do them correctly/we didn't go over it in detail enough
No complaints about the class. it was very helpful for this major.
In addition to the groups presentation and press releases. You should give more assignments that deal with the concepts on each chapter. Say for example planning. Have us develop our own strategic plan for an event given to us. give us a scenario of an event, the objective, etc. and have us come up with the plan. For crisis communication give us a scenario and how we would react toward that situation, etc. etc.
I have no idea because this course is great enough.
25. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Passionate, knowledgeable
I have to describe Amy as: Amazing, caring, and understanding
fun disciplined/responsible successful
Passonate teacher
fun, awesome, inspiring
FUN, EXPERIENCED. ENTHUSIASTIC
Enthusiastic, Sarcastic, Bubbly
Energetic. Passionate. Helpful.
Educated. Experienced.
Fun, knowledgable, good
Knowledgeable, wise, savvy.
upbeat, friendly, knowledgeable
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, enjoyable.
Awesome, Intelligent, Helpful
Knowledgeable, Energetic, Valuable
fun
Knowledgable, Helpful
Intellectual and Cheerful
Charismatic. Knowledgeable. Happy.
Bubbly, understanding, connected.
Really fucking awesome!
Real and intelligent
Effective
Fun and Caring.
Funny and approachable
Joyful, Clear, and Fair
energetic and intelligent
Knowledgeable and Fun
Outgoing, fun and engaging
energetic, enthusiastic, knowledagble
Amyzing, knowledgable and popular lol
Great! Fun! Kind! Cheerful!
26. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 36 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (89%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 36 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (28%) 25 (69%)
28. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 36 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 6 (17%) 23 (64%)
29. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 36 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 11 (31%) 20 (56%)
30. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (25%) 27 (75%)
31. In relation to the number of hours spent in class, this course requires an appropriate amount of homework.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 12 (33%) 22 (61%)
32. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 36 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 29 (81%)
33. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
34. The guest speakers contributed significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 36 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 30 (83%)
35. The exams reflected the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
36. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 36 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (22%) 27 (75%)
37. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 36 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 7 (19%) 26 (72%)
38. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The guest speakers
As mentioned earlier, I liked the appearances that guest speakers made though out the semester, it was great to have someone in the industry come talk to us.
Guest speakers and learning about their different positions around PR.
guest speakers
I actually enjoyed lectures. The material was so interesting and Amy puts it in such an interesting way.
TEACHER ;)
Actually doing news releases.
Learning the world of PR
Meeting the guest speakers.
guest speakers
The exams, press releases, presentations of guest speakers, and powerpoints.
guest speakers
Guest speakers, presentations, lectures.
How she would tell us about her experiences and also the guest lecturers.
I enjoyed our PR office visit tour, it allowed us to view first hand the life of PR professionals. The project itself wasn't challenging, the goal was just to view and see any consistencies/inconsistencies of what we learned in class versus what the visit presented. I also enjoyed our guest speakers! Some of them were hard to focus in on while speaking, but we had a ton of them ranging from: litigation comm, health care, etc. It was valuable to hear their stories of how they got to where they were and the different places they worked at. I've never had this opportunity to hear real life stories and advice in any class in Comm until now!
Guest speakers were really helpful because we learned a lot about what types of careers are available out there in the real world. Writing Press Releases were also very helpful because it helped to improve my writing skills.
Public Affairs reading and the guest speaker lecture about public afffairs
The guest speakers.
The speaker sessions, as well as the extra credit opportunities.
Guest speakers.
Guest speakers and the agency tour gave me real world knowledge of working in a PR agency or department.
The information
The readings.
I enjoyed the guest speakers because it allowed for us to see professionals in their line of work and it allowed us to semi network ourselves.
The guest speakers and group project allowed us to expand what we are learning to what public relations is about. The lectures was informative.
The guest speakers
Really learning about the field with guest speakers
I liked all of it. I enjoyed all of it.
Proffessor's personality is great!
interview
39. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing, i enjoyed the class.
The only aspect that I didn't like about the class was that the meeting time was later on in the day.
Long, thorough lectures
I rarely used the book. When I read it gave me the same information as the lectures did.
EXAMS and writing the press release although writing it helped me learn alot but it was too stressful
none
Not sure.
Press releases.
nothing
Class discussions, some people were just talking so they could get participation points.
the office visit assignment
The textbook was dry at times.
NONE
Everything was great!
None
nothing
The time of the class (4:30) was least appreciated because by that time I was exhausted from previous classes of the day.
The testing content as well as the written assignments.
Of course exams.
Exams
None.
I didn't enjoy the long lectures. I have a hard time focusing on lectures and powerpoints.
I can't think of any aspects the least.
News releases
n/a
Nothing.
the time slot of class
40. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
Perfect, comfortable, and spacious. Chairs are partially broken.
The classroom environment was good. The seating was different from the traditional chair connected to the desk kind of deal. I liked the soft chairs it made learning better because I sat comfortably.
comfortable
just right
A lot of the chairs had issues. They were creaky, missing arm rests, and the backs of the chairs rocked.
super fun! noisy and crowded in the most awesome of ways. i made a lot of friends im enjoying school. im really going to regret it when it is done.
I didn't like when the classroom got loud at times, but they calmed down after a while.
Comfortable.
good
Everything was spot on, the class sucked! Too many immature, uninterested classmates.
Physical environment was fine, sometimes it was too cold though
Seating was crowded but we all fit!
Classroom could have been bigger for 30+ students
BUS AD building was a great environment, and our class' personalities meshed well with each other.
Our physical environment was a comfortable and good one to learn in.
perfect
The physical environment was adequate enough to learn material.
Not enough seating, comfortable classroom.
Nice class but need more outlets.
Good
good space and good learning classroom.
Seemed a little clique-ish. Wish there were more opportunities for people to get to know each other in class.
Everything was good.
Possibly need more seating/space
There were outside noises that could be distracting while in the classroom since it was right near the small cafe.
It was fine but always very cold
totally fine. should be bigger to allow more students to sign up.
It's was a bit small. Crowded even. It's hard not to disturb anyone if leaving/entering a room.
I liked this room!
41. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 36 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (83%)
42. Other comments:
Really likable and enjoyable class. I just wish this class had other options for time, 4:30 is really late for me with work and family.
Keep up the good work Ms. Hennessey! :)
this class was a perfect balance of challenge and fun.
I'm so happy I had the opportunity to take this course. I found it the most valuable of any of the other courses I have taken at Manoa.
nope
I think we should do more hands on activities like the press releases and actually have a class to discuss great ways of doing news releases, I mean the lectures are very informative, but im a very handson person I learn by doing rather than listening and taking notes.
N/a
I would suggest this course to any classmates in Communications major
This was a challenging, yet interesting class. I've learned so much and was able to ask the teacher about job related matters, that is hard to find. She helped us understand about getting jobs in the PR field, what to expect, and how to survive once we get a job. That is near impossible to find a professor who cares that much and is as passionate about their work.
n/a
Wish there were more PR courses.
Great class!
Thank you Amy! I really hope she could possibly teach another course relating to Public Relations, I would definitely enroll in it, and I know I would learn so many more new things.
None
Nothing
Amy Hennessey should be teaching!!! She is a very good teacher that makes the courses fun and stimulating.
Amy is the best!
I would recommend Professor Hennessey to others.
Ms. Hennessey is very knowledgeable in the PR relations and she made the class interesting. I'm not considering going into Public Relations but if a student wants to go into it they should definitely take her course. She did a good job.
I can not explain how knowing Amy Hennessey, having her as a contact, an instructor and as an advisor has been so, rewarding? Beneficial? All this time knowing her, she has become an inspiration, a role model to me in becoming the PR Professional that I aspire to be.
Thank you for everything. If you were not this course's proffessor, I can understood nothing.

Amy Hennessey: COM421, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Communications
Course: COM 421 - Public Relations Strategies Crn (Section): 78574 (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  
3.8 30 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 24 (80%) 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  
1.63 30 0.49 Freq(%) 11 (37%) 19 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 30 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 26 (87%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 30 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (37%) 18 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 30 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (33%) 19 (63%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 30 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 9 (30%) 16 (53%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 30 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 5 (17%) 7 (23%) 14 (47%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 30 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 8 (27%) 5 (17%) 12 (40%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 30 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 11 (37%) 15 (50%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 30 1.27 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 8 (27%) 13 (43%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 30 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 10 (33%) 14 (47%)
12. I improved my abilities to do the kinds of writing used by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 30 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 10 (33%) 16 (53%)
13. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 30 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 23 (77%)
14. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 30 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 7 (23%) 17 (57%)
15. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 30 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 11 (37%) 15 (50%)
16. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 30 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 3 (10%) 13 (43%) 11 (37%)
17. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 30 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 11 (37%) 13 (43%)
18. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 30 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 10 (33%) 12 (40%)
19. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Doing the news articles.
I liked that she assigned press releases for the class to write.
I enjoyed the guest speakers a lot. It helped give perspective to the PR field. I also enjoyed gaining experience in writing press/news releases, give good experience.
Writing Press Release was difficult and yet most valuable.
The news release assignments taught me a little bit more how to organize and focus news or press releases for future assignments in the real world.
Learning concepts that happen in the real world; observing different case studies because they're like an illustration of the text especially when I'm confused on what exactly the book is trying to say.
Guest speakers
The internship opportunities were nice.
having the power points posted on laulima
Bringing in guests to help explain and not just learning from a book gave me better insight.
Lectures and readings and guest speakers.
Your class has actually been my favorite this semester. What I like most is that we talked about real issues in PR and developed stronger communication skills through our class discussions.
Having speakers in the field come in and talk to us.
I found the lectures to be very straight forward and helpful in understanding concepts in our textbook.
We can learn many PR techniques. It will be helpful in the future and career.
Writing press releases
Learning about different organizations in Hawaii. Hearing the inspirational stories from different people in the industry and learning of their success.
Creating a news release
I thought that the group project for the office visit assignment was imperative to our career choices. It's a good way to get students in the environment and to see an office of a PR firm or magazine agency upclose. To get the feel if that's where we want to be or not.
press releases and her experience stories in the field, guest speakers
I thought the guest speakers and the press release papers were most valuable.
the writing assignments and guest speakers
Professor Hennessey's attitude when teaching the material. She was always positive, even when she was clearly tired. The positive attitude was very uplifting, especially in a class situated late in the day. This course seemed geared towards learning about aspects of the public relations professional life. Having guest speakers come in to talk about their experiences within the field was very helpful because I realized the pros and cons of such a career field.
everything
Guest Speakers, Office Visit assignment
20. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None.
Nothing was really invaluable. Everything she covered is basically things that we as hopeful PR professionals need to know.
The long lectures, I think the course would benefit for more interactive, hands on work for small groups or the class. Keeps everyone engaged and interested in harder topics, and to remember them for future exams.
Office Visit Presentation could be changed in some parts. Also, there are some questions on the EXAM that seemed not necessary to learn through this course.
Certain guest speakers, I felt weren't effective in informing us about their profession or what they did. Sometimes went off-topic - but not necessarily off-tangent. This overpriced $150 textbook!
The press relesses were difficult to write because it never got taught in class
Learning the histories about PR.
power points could have been better
I thought meeting with our professional for our interview gave me little knowledge that I already didn't know. It was a lot of time and effort put into trying to reach out to get an interview and little was taken out of it.
N/A
The annoying student athletes sitting in the back being a constant distraction!!!
Mmmm the whole class was pretty valuable.
She knows everthing but sometimes it is really hard to understand and cannot get it.
Everything is valuable
N/A.
I'm so enthusiastic about this type of work, so I liked it all.
I thought the information load was a bit heavy which wasn't as valuable.
the group project - not the office visit assignment itself but the fact that it was a group assignment
The noisy classmates.
Test
21. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 30 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 9 (30%) 19 (63%)
22. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 30 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 7 (23%) 5 (17%) 15 (50%)
23. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 30 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 5 (17%) 18 (60%)
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None.
Maybe assign more press releases so that we have more opportunities to improve our writing abilities.
Possibly implementing more ways to be interactive for more long or 'boring' portions of the textbook so that students stay engaged and retain the information for the exams.
Questions about the guest speakers on the Exam should be asked in some different way.
Have a class on press releases
Make the class more stimulating somehow. This class was very boring. Lectures don't interest students.
more group work or activities, I felt like all of the classes were just lectures. there was a lot of good information in the lectures it just would have been nice to not always have the same routine.
Overall i like it jus the way it is.
N/A
Nothing...she was Awesome!!
I would have actually like to have done more news releases. I feel like i need more practice. That's it.
Put more materials in power point and Study guide. Make simple question for exams such as matching.
More writing, more mention or assignments in social media
I think that including more videos into the presentations, like towards the middle/end of the semester was interactive. It got the class laughing and talking amongst each other, about it and how we felt about it. It's good so that we can discuss about real life situations
I think if there was more extra credit opportunities or more ways that we could see professionals in action through events or field trips would've been cool.
It was hard when the lectures were prefaced with "this isn't interesting" or "you don't use this in the real world" or when they were accompanied by a fake enthusiasm. Maybe have 4 exams with less information on them and organize the study guides a little better (either by chapter or lecture date).
Tying in the material to real-life examples makes the content relatable.
I suggest that when professionals come to speak, that they say how much they LIKE about their job instead of what they dont like. It was kind of depressing
Place emphasis on writing. Most valuable skill. Help students develop a portfolio.
25. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
friendly, helpful, and awesome.
friendly, approachable, knowledgeable
encouraging, dedicated, energetic
Fun, Kind, Understanding, and Skillful.
Awesome, cool, smart
Energetic, Knowledgeable, Approachable
Energenic and knowledgable
Very knowledgeable in this subject and very passionate in this subject.
energetic, knowledgable
Fun and Enthusiastic
Energetic, understanding, nice.
Nice, personable, and hard-working.
Fun. Fair. Knowledgeable.
Witty, Competent, Hardworking
Professional PR person
Funny, engaging, knowledgable
Bubbly, Caring, Inspirational
fun
Driven, Precise and fun
knowledgeable, organized.
knowledgeable and sweet
Cheerful. Experienced. Informative.
Happy Enjoyable
Competent, Hardworking, Easy going
26. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 30 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 7 (23%) 19 (63%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 30 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 13 (43%) 13 (43%)
28. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 30 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 8 (27%) 12 (40%) 7 (23%)
29. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 30 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 9 (30%) 13 (43%)
30. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 30 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (13%) 11 (37%) 13 (43%)
31. In relation to the number of hours spent in class, this course requires an appropriate amount of homework.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 30 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (27%) 6 (20%) 16 (53%)
32. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 30 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 7 (23%) 18 (60%)
33. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 30 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (10%) 13 (43%) 12 (40%)
34. The guest speakers contributed significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 30 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 10 (33%) 15 (50%)
35. The exams reflected the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 30 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (13%) 12 (40%) 12 (40%)
36. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 30 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 5 (17%) 10 (33%) 12 (40%)
37. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 30 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 6 (20%) 11 (37%) 8 (27%)
38. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Having guest speakers talk about a subject we are currently learning.
I really liked how the guest speakers she chose were extremely relevant with chapters we were going through.
I loved learning about PR in general, I want to go into the field so it was great to learn more especially the history of PR. I think relating more real world aspect to the course would be great, maybe in class activities.
Writing Press Releases
Guest speakers. Allowed students to meet professionals from the profession and connect and learn from them.
Tips on what to prepare for in the "real world"
Group project
Guest Speakers
Everything was great.
Teachers was well educated and enthusiastic when it came to reaching the course objectives.
Guest speakers
Guest speakers and examples of the concepts (Michael Phelps LOL)
We can learn what is PR and many techiniques for our career goal.
Press releases, guest speakers, office visit assignment
I really enjoyed the guest speakers.
guest speaker
I liked the guest speakers because they shared their own experiences that presented ethical issues as well as legal and how they handled crisis management.
I liked the guest speakers and doing press releases because she gave good informational feedback.
the guest speakers and Amy's stories from when she was starting out in the field.
The guest speakers because I got an inside look into the life of a PR professional.
Guest speakers
39. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Reading.
I wish there were more writing assignments.
I liked everything!
Office Visit Presentation
Powerpoints and lectures. But it's part of learning, gotta deal with it.
getting into depth with the technical terms. It's understandable when explained but labeling each action under a specific term can get a little confusing.
Exams n press releases
Tests are never fun.
N/A
Loud athletes...
The corner of guys talking..
The exams (who likes those anyway)
Class speed is really fast and we have to know many things for the exams
Memorizing a lot of organizations
N/A.
The tests, I liked. But, I'm not the best test taker, I understand everything, but feeling like i HAVE to know it all at one time makes my brain feel exhausted. If i had to jus talk about it in a different setting, it would be more of a representation of my knowledge.
I disliked the tests the most.
the exams how long it took to get assignments / grades back
The group project. I think instructors need to be aware that most of the time, the amount of work amongst the group is unequally shared. Though I understand that group projects relate to the field of Communications, there should also be some way to ensure group evaluation of individual performances.
Tests
40. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
The seats in the classroom are disorganized when I come in to class.
The classroom wasn't crowded with people, but instead desks. there are way to many desks in our class that get pushed around and cause clutter and distraction.
Some people are very noisy, annoying, immature, and disrespectful. They should be deducted some points from their grade.
Great atmosphere.
Very noisy n crowded at times
I thought it was a good environment which allowed people to talk, respond and ask questions if needed. It was fun and easy going which is needed in a class at the end of the day.
N/A
Everything was great. I do however wish there was some way to shut up the disruptive students.
For the most part the class stimulated a learning environment aside from the few times the boys (you know who)got rowdy and distracting.
Good environment, sometimes people are talking during class time but it is not noisy.
Kinda tight on seating
Good but we had annoying people in class who didn't know when to shut up.
too many students
Well, it's a classroom. Haha. Chairs were honestly, kind of uncomfortable. I think if the chairs were like the chairs in the business building, that'd be fun.
I thought the physical environment was good, i wish there was more room for group discussions however.
it was a small class and this amplified the side conversations.
Dealing with loud classmates took away from the overall educational experience. Other than this, the classroom environment was not an issue.
Too small, poor seating
41. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.32 30 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 7 (23%) 15 (50%)
42. Other comments:
This is a great class. There is a lot of information that is related to being a PR.
It was very difficult but also interesting course. Definitely I will recommend other friends to take this course.
Thank you for giving extra credit!
N/A
I learned more than any if my classes and enjoyed it...A rating.
It's been a blast :)
Professor Hennessey is an awesome professor (the best) and anyone would be lucky to learn from her, especially because of the impact and the network that she can pull from. That inspires students like myself and makes me want to achieve that status some day.
Amy is so sweet and super knowledgeable about PR but hasn't quite mastered teaching yet. I could tell she was exhausted most of the time in class from her other job and I felt bad for her. I think it would be helpful if she had a TA to help grade exams and do other things like that for her. I'm sure there are students who would love to intern with her and work with her in that capacity if they were given the opportunity. This class helped me figure out I definitely do not want to go into PR.
Keep up the positive attitude and good luck with Ulu Pono Initiative!