eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Shirley Buchanan

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Shirley Buchanan: WS175, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Women's Studies Program
Course: WS 175 - Gend/Sex/Sexuality to 1500 CE Crn (Section): 87835 (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  
1.93 30 0.94 Freq(%) 12 (40%) 10 (33%) 6 (20%) 2 (7%) 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  
1.5 30 0.51 Freq(%) 15 (50%) 15 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 30 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 25 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 30 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 23 (77%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 30 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 22 (73%)
6. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 30 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 10 (33%) 17 (57%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 30 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 24 (80%)
9. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.66 30 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 21 (70%)
10. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (27%) 21 (70%)
11. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 23 (77%)
12. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The guest presenters were interesting.
Bringing in videos and guest speakers to present made the class more exciting. The videos she presents brings up that media can be both informative and dissected to help further understand where patriarchy lurks in present day media. Again, I really liked when guest speakers came in to talk about their areas of study as well.
I enjoyed doing group work.
everything
The content was very interesting and how it was presented made it even better.
Prof S. Buchanan is exceptionally knowledgable and is able to communicate this knowledge effectively to her students and peers. HIGHLY RECOMMEND PROF S. BUCHANAN FOR MORE NATIVE AND INDIGINOUS COURSES...ON TOP OF THE WS 175 {WOMENS STUDIES 0-1500}.
The material and presentations that she would present because it would keep the class engaged.
Very detailed in directions and easy to follow. Great Teacher.
All of them.
the readings that we did
guest speakers and class discussions
The discussions were definitely engaging to be apart of.
she was very hands on in explaining everything
I enjoyed the contrast between various cultures over time and how we really got a look at the amount of diversity presented on our tiny little planet. I always appreciated life, but now I do even more. Also, the relevant connections to modern culture helped cement the concepts in reality while allowing us to break from the bleaker aspects of history.
Nothing really stands out.
She is really passionate!
the clear, organized structure of the course and the instructor helped me catch up with class assignments easily
I loved shirely and the course. It opened my eyes to a new way of viewing things.
What I like about this class is learning about how women were viewed around the world and how we related it back to today's society.
Different types of presentation
The broadness of the option of choice within the essay assignments. The short quizzes as well as extra credit oppurtunities.
I like that Shirley assigned interesting readings. I appreciated that Shirley would sometimes give us a brief summary or a question(s) to focus on before the reading, if she anticipated the reading may be difficult to follow. I like how Shirley would include a lot of visuals and video clips in lecture to support the readings. Often the visuals were more current/relevant so for easier to relate to and make the connection with the reading.
I loved how Shirley tied together the past and present to show how old ways of thinking still impact our lives today
The various videos and being able to explore a broad range of cultures.
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.34 30 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 11 (37%) 15 (50%)
14. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Even though it may be difficult, perhaps bringing in a few more examples of men being victims of patriarchy. Though king Tut, Gilgamesh and Manti Te'o had been good examples, I still felt like there was an imbalance in the course.
have hands on activities or group work.
I feel like the essays were a grader on a little harshly. More little assignments like the one on the first week of class would be good.
Utilize Prof S. Buchanan as the mold of what all prof should teach/instruct courses. She has very rare enduring qualities that make understanding the plethera of material much more relatable and functionally understandable. Many/ALL prof could learn better by/through her way of teaching & instructing.
its a great course just continue to get better.
No need to. Good course, great professor.
to me, there was a lot of reading assignments at one time. it got kind of confusing on which one we were talking about in class, but other than that it was okay
Replace the museum paper with something else.
I would suggest more numerous but smaller writing assignments, and harsher penalties for late work (each assignment has several people who apparently weren't motivated enough to finish on time). The quizzes are good as they are. Maybe a bit more focus on why gender inequalities pop up in each area/time, rather than the pure fact that they do.
Make it interesting, in a way that the students can think critically about the world and society. Have the students take on the course in a more hands- on approach!
NONE
N/A
Not so much a fault of the instructor but the small groups are difficult when multiple members don't participate and the brunt of the work falls upon two out the 8 group members
Start the class at 9:30am or another later time.
The class could be a little more interactive. It would be great to have discussion sections.
The museum essay didn't seem to have any purpose. It be better if we argued about out future as a women. Also not much class participation so surveys before every class for feedback would be great and shows that we're reading.
15. Other comments:
I had really enjoyed this course, especially the start of the course as we delved into the start of human history before 'civilizations'. How humans have migrated and had a similar start overall teaches about similarities in humanity from hundreds of thousands of years ago to present day peoples scattered around the world today.
I expected for the group project to be terrible, but it actually went well because I was lucky enough to have a few good people in my group who wanted a good grade. I personally do not believe that group projects are meant for college and I think it was shown throughout some of the groups who were unprepared.
Mahalo Nui for having Prof S. Buchanan avail for courses.
Great job.
Really a great class - 10/10 would take again if it wouldn't be using up time I could be using for other required courses.
The football players that were in my class were EXTREMELY DISRUPTIVE and the professor did barely anything to stop them. Very hard to stay interesting in a course when I don't want to show up for the class, due to the irritation and headaches from the football players.
Shirley is a wonderful instructor and I am thrilled to have had this course.
I'm really curious as to how the minds of men work and think and what a men's world is really like that some would consider women as tools.