eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Kathleen Martin Ginis

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Kathleen Martin Ginis: PH794B, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 794B - PH Exp: Biostatistics Crn (Section): 88680 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
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%) 7 (88%)
5. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Lectures
I really liked that classes were conducted in the computer lab, especially since I was not familiar with SPSS. It was also nice because we were able to save our outputs and go back to look at them later.
Practicing the data cleaning and reporting.
The explanations of the different models were incredible. Really easy for students on many different levels of statistical knowledge and experience to understand.
I enjoyed all aspects of the course, and I think that all the assignments and lectures were valuable. The course's most valuable asset is Kathleen herself, who is an absolutely amazing professor. It was obvious that she cared greatly about our learning and stats comprehension.
8. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
10. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
She is fabulous and teaches statistics in a very applied, helpful way.
The only thing is that sometimes when she misspoke or made a small mistake, I would sometimes get confused about what was correct and what wasn't. Just clarification when something is said wrong would be nice.
Could add one or two more topics
Slide presentations and demonstrations in SPSS were outstanding.
Assess students' baseline knowledge at the beginning of the course. Shorten first assignment, which took forever.
14. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
16. Other comments:
This was a great class. Glad we had Kathleen teach it!
The class did exactly what it needed to do -- served as a very applied refresher for stats and basic multivariate techniques, and an introduction for more advanced stats. I wouldn't have wanted it to be my ONLY introduction to multivariate methods (and it wasn't intended for that), but it was really great to go back over multiple regression/anova/ancova a year after having taken multivariate methods, and nail down any loose floorboards, make sure that we really understood, in a very practical way, how to use the techniques in our research and write up the results. She did a really nice job in looking for our idiosyncratic gaps and deficits, and filling them in. The assignments and exams all had clear rationales, and everything seemed focused towards specific student outcomes. It was a very well-done class.
Kathleen, are you sure you don't want to live in Hawaii and teach here??? We would LOVE to have you!! Thank you for taking so much time outside of class to help us and being willing to teach a course during your sabbatical.
Very accommodating instructor who showed that her main interest was facilitatiing understanding for all students. GREAT course!
Best stats class I've ever taken and best stats professor I've ever had.