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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Michael Mori

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Michael Mori: PACE485, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 485 - Topics:Peace & Conflct Resoltn Crn (Section): 89347 (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  
3.45 11 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.18 11 0.4 Freq(%) 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
10. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
11. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
12. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
17. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
19. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
20. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
21. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
22. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
23. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
24. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
25. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
26. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
27. Other comments:
Professor Michael Mori has interesting experience in this field. His teaching method makes the class learns more effective. Also I like the course material he chose.
great class/ instructor. would recommend his class to anyone interested in the subject matter. too bad we're losing him to AUS
Dan Mori is the man!!!!
UH Manoa would be lucky to have Prof. Mori back. One of the most interesting and stimulating courses I've had at UH. Thank you, Prof. Mori!
Col Mori brought real-life into the classroom. He related his own marine experiences to current conflicts. He always insisted that we refer to the documents, treaties and legal ramifications of every problem we delved into. Mori makes teaching a pleasure by interspersing wonderful Youtube and other videos with his power points. Thus the need to face both horror and humor were made explicit. He masterfully invites the student participation and engages each with one another. He uses simulatios to define issues. He encouraged us to think about our future careers with moral and scholarly insight. He invited top lectureres and scholars from here and the Mainland. Not only is he a scholar and a teacher he is a warm personable human being who has already touched many of our lives with his thought-provoking challenges. I would certainly recommend him for a diverse group of students including, lawyers, social scientists, historians, military personnel and families following war atrocities. If he needs any letter of recommendation he can call on me. barbara@drmelamed.net
He's the best. Wish he was full time.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone. The course content was very interesting and I enjoyed the lecture/discussion format of the class. This class has motivated me to take more of a personal interest in instances of armed/non-armed conflict and I hope to be able to continue my learning after this class has ended. I would definitely take another class taught by Professor Mori again.
Professor Mori is an incredible professor. Being from a military background, I was afraid that he would present topics with a clear slant towards military views. Rather, he was able to present unbiased views on all topics we covered and encouraged students to debate their opinions on tough subjects in class. I always looked forward to coming to class, not knowing which direction the discussion would go but sure that I would come out of class with a clearer understanding of the material assigned. Overall, Professor Mori is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter and is eager and willing to share his knowledge with his students and answer any questions they may have. I was very impressed to take his class and would enjoy taking any other classes he offered.
Lt.Col. Mori was a great lecturer. He was able to get the facts about international criminal law and the law of war across in an exciting and stimulating way. It was a great class with interesting readings and assignments. The discussions in class were very educating, though provoking, and exciting.
I greatly enjoyed this class and would recommend it in a heartbeat. Professor Mori made the material interesting and easy to understand through use of both real-life examples and imagined scenarios. The class encouraged me to think about the material in a critical way. I think that the discussion-based structure of this course was better than a traditional lecture due to the variety of opinions in the class and the difficulty of defining many of the topics.
I took this course because it sounded very interesting and it defiantly was. I am very happy that i took it. I believe that he is the best person to teach this class.