eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Alia Hawkes

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NURS461, Spring 2013
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Alia Hawkes: NURS461, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 461 - Advanced Patho and Neuro Crn (Section): 88970 (001)     3199 (331)     3200 (332)     3201 (333)     3296 (334)    
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  
4.2 7 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 15 (88%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (45%) 4 (24%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 42 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (57%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (29%) 6 (35%) 3 (43%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.47 17 0.72 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 1 (14%) 1 (17%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%)
8. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (43%) 3 (7%)
9. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 42 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 16 (38%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.19 42 1.09 Freq(%) 3 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (31%) 14 (33%) 4 (57%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 42 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (26%) 2 (29%) 2 (12%)
12. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 10 (24%) 2 (33%) 10 (24%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 14 (33%) 1 (14%) 7 (17%)
14. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (17%) 1 (14%) 10 (59%) 6 (14%)
15. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.27 17 1.39 Freq(%) 6 (35%) 6 (14%) 1 (17%) 21 (50%) 6 (14%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More interactive lectures. Less group projects. 2 projects were worth 25% of our total grade each.
I liked having a mixed format including projects and quizzes.
Her style was straight up, unprofessional and unhelpful! We didn't learn ANYTHING from this class. It was a regression from N212. She couldn't answer our questions in class it was always "hmm, i'm not sure I'll look it up" and no follow up response. She READ STRAIGHT FROM THE BOOK during class, which was frustrating. She was reluctant to take suggestions from classmates at first, then she tried to be better, but still didn't know what she was doing. Granted, it was her first time teaching, but this class was barely a touch of knowledge that we learned from N212. We are disappointed that this teacher was hired and she seems hardly qualified to teach this course. Honestly it feels like we were jipped from knowledge and I suggest a BIG change to be made for next semester. The quiz questions were NOWHERE in our lecture/book content, yet we were expected to answer without other resources, it was just unrealistic! Her directions were unclear, she would try to clarify, we would do the next presentation like we thought she wanted with new clarifications, and it would still be wrong. It was a lose-lose situation. I was very disappointed in this class.
None. She did really well with the questions incorporated into the powerpoint slides along with case studies to give an overall picture of what an actual client would present like during different disease processes/stages.
Make the course more interactive with case studies and use creative ways to apply what we already know about pathophysiology to patient care as well. Linking the two will greatly help future students to be more competent in the material and applying that to their careers.
I feel that having 50% of my grade rely on the work and effort of others is unfair. Two group projects that held that much weight on my grade is not helpful to all students. I would recommend removing the endocrine/neurotransmitter project entirely where I felt it did not AT ALL help me in my nursing practice. many of the content covered throughout lecture and in quizzes were not helpful and relevant to the nursing profession. I felt that this class could have been a great preparation for us, the students, to prepare for our NCLEX exam although this is what the class of completely lacking. Professor Hawkes often was not familiar with the information and almost on a daily basis did not report/teach the correct information.
Professor Hawkes is very kind, approachable, and makes herself available to her students. However, I believe that she could grasp a better understanding of the material before presenting it to the class. After the class had brought this issue up with her, she made a great effort to accommodate the students which I greatly appreciated. She made a greater effort to present the lecture material through interesting videos and facts.
Prof Hawkes' method of reading the textbook to the class was a complete bore and made her look and sound incompetent to teach the course. When she revised her methods and was able to summarize the information instead of reading, it was much more helpful and easier to learn. The case studies were very appropriate and motivated learning and critical thinking. The projects, however were graded in a way that I didn't understand, as we got marked off for not going over things that were just covered in class. Professor Hawkes also requested that our group go over the normal anatomy and physiology of the organ system when our group didn't think that was necessary being that we were enrolled in an advanced pathophysiology course and many of us took anatomy and physiology before nursing school or even in high school.
I feel that Professor Hawkes needs to learn how to better point things out. I felt like it was a straight lecture from the books, which did not make anything any more understandable. I took a Hurst review class about fluids and electrolytes and it made me realize how unhelpful advanced patho lectures were in comparison. I learned more in the hour Hurst review than I did in a whole semester of advanced patho. She really needs to work on her lecture style.
We are senior students, we don't need to relearn what we learned in first semester, we need to have it apply to patients now. I would have liked questions that were patient orientated using patho. Such as this patient has this disease and is now has an elevated ICP, why? or a patient has had a hip surgury you are checking the pulses distal to the surgery sight and can't feel none, nor is one found with a doppler what is the patho of what is going on, or something like that. I feel that would have been more effective in teaching us.
Don't read from notes on PowerPoint. Interact with the students more. Take it back to old-school teaching. Use the white board & ppt at the same time. Go to Kerri Cummin's class for PHYL 141/142 and watch how she teaches. She can engage a class of 200+ students even though you said it's hard to engage a class of 70. Please go observe her teaching style & methods because she was the best instructor I've ever had at UH Manoa. Learn mnemonics to teach even though you stated, "I hate mnemonics." Mnemonics are the one thing that help many people remember important concepts. Keep your ppts simple and don't put too much words because you'll lose your audience. Let Lorrie Wong lecture once or twice, observe her teaching style, and then apply what you learn from her to your teaching.
Thanks for a good semester. We had a rough start but it went well after you ironed things out. Wish I could have spent more time on your class. The poor management of our other class, N460, interfered with our ability to do high quality work in Advanced Pathophysiology.
Teach Style: Throughout the first half of the semester (until our President spoke up for us), the teaching style was not ideal. Reading paragraphs from the notes section of the slides almost line- by-line as displayed in the book did not explain or enhance the material to utilize critical thinking. It felt like spending 3 hours in class listening to an audio version of the book since it was observed the speaker would make eye contact more with the notes than engaged with the class.
Explaining the patho behind particular diseases/systems in your own words would be helpful. I can read the book myself, I need to because I don't get anything out of lecture since you simply read the textbook to the class for hours. It's a waste of time for both of us. Drawing pictures on the board, tailoring the power points to what is really important, and doing so within 20-30 slides is helpful. Giving us real life examples of what we should recognize in our patients is also helpful.
Professor Hawkes really improved her teaching method per recommendations from the class. However, she still continues to directly read from her notes. She needs to improve on that so that the class can be more engaged.
Loved the second half of this semester, great improvements and much more interesting and interactive.
Enjoyed the interactive activities. Maybe iclicker questions would be beneficial
I thought Prof. Hawkes did a good job listening to what we as students needed and adjusting her teaching styles to fit out needs.
I don't think we should be highly graded on creativity when we barely have the time to do so. I think the grading criteria on the projects should be more specific because I was graded on items that were not included in the criteria.
Professor Hawkes started the semester by lecturing to us as a class by reading us her notes. THis was not an effective teaching style. Her efforts to change midway through the semester were somewhat helpful but did not make it "stick". Helpful ways to teach the material could have been using mnemonics or ways similar to Professor Lorie Wong's. The way Prof Hawkes taught was basically throw everything at us and expect us to learn everything, what would have been helpful is if she HIGHLIGHTED what were most important.
Instead of 2 required presentations, 1 is enough. 2 just adds extra strain. Also, make the Kaplan worth extra credit on a scale. Suggestions of teaching delivery was suggested mid course and were accommodated by Professor Hawkes.
I think it was very impressive professor Hawkes was able to confront the class when there were many in the class were not impressed with how the class was being taught. The change in style of teaching was very impressive. I think Professor Hawkes would be an outstanding teacher in the future in either advance or first level patho.
Professor Hawkes improved greatly throughout the course. I appreciated that she took our comments to heart and made changes. In the beginning of the class, I didn't feel like I was going to get much out of the course. However, later the powerpoints became better, and the material more digestible. It also seems like she really took more time to familiarize and prepare herself for the material. I like her forward sense of communication and enthusiasm. I think that no one will really know all the content to this jam packed course. I think she could have done better by knowing her limitations regarding the content and adjusting accordingly. I think that the quizzes should have been more concept based, rather than dealing with small details that will not help us help anyone.
Everyone has their own preference to learning and teaching styles so I understand that it is hard to please everyone. However, standing infront of the class and regurgitating the book with ultra broad slides is not beneficial to any student. I suggest learning and understanding the material beforehand, then creating your own slides based off of what you feel is important to teach and important to be learned. I also suggest sitting in one of Kristie Matsuyama's lectures to see her teaching style. She crams a TON of information into your brain, but the way she teaches it -because she really understands and knows the material- makes all the difference.
In the beginning of the course, I felt that Professor Hawkes did not have a good teaching style and would read the slides most of the time. However, I feel that towards the later part of the course she improved in her teaching style. I really appreciated that she provided us with both the textbook's powerpoint and her own powerpoint. I also really liked that she provided the keypoints of each chapter taught. I feel that improvement of her knowledge on topics taught will come with more time of teaching the course. I feel that she does a good job, but it is hard to compare her when our class had Professor Lori Wong teach us patho in our first semester and she is just really exceptional.
I appreciate that you incorporated questions for the students to answer into your ppts. I think that maybe you could use iclickers to engage students and to also keep track of attendance.
more interactive. I like that she listened and actually made the class better! I truly like it now!
-too much emphasis on "creativity" for projects
At first she seemed to be reading straight out of the textbook. Later in the semester she was more interactive with the class. She is a very nice person, but the information taught to the class was a bit confusing. I seemed to get lost and over whelmed in class. She seems to love to teach!
Keep up with the visuals and different methods.
Utilize videos, clinical experiences, and visuals to teach visual learners and not just read off the slides.
Weekly quizzes were pretty labor intensive considering the amount of work we had in our other course. I suggest moving this to 5th semester. I would decrease the amount of group projects.
Love Professor Hawkes ... she made the material interesting ... the assignments were fun as well as the presentations. There was ONE class that was not effective when Oahu students did skits and we watched the videos. Could not hear most of it, could not see the video clearly and pretty much a waste of time. Other than that fabulous. Professor Hawkes answers questions almost immediately and seems to be a great person in addition to a great instructor. Loved this class!!! And ... at the beginning, thought I was going to be a "C" student, I may actually get an "A". Wa-hoo!!!
At times she talked to fast where it was hard to take notes and keep up. Other than that she was an excellent Professor and knew her content in the course welll
This book was utilized in the ADN program in 2011 and was only used for one semester.
Upload the student handouts that were created by the students after they have been reviewed for corrections. Professor Hawkes was by far one of the greatest instructors that I have had to date. Prior to pursuing nursing I was in biology: Having experienced an array of instructors with personal styles, yet few have come close to being able to truly capture complex material, and convey the message and content effectively. Teaching, especially the sciences is an art form and Professor Hawkes has embraced it with poise, confidence and expertise (yes even through the TV screen). Her leadership and fairness epitomize a great nurse and an amazing instructor. I truly believe she has the ability to transform many students into the next generation of nursing leaders. From a student perspective, I could only hope to cross paths in the future. Great instructors are few and far between. On the rare occasion we (students) come cross one, we do take notice, we do appreciate it, and most importantly we learn. It has been a privilege, THANK YOU!!!
I would have liked if the last sections were are lecturing on was integrated earlier in the course. At the end of the semester it is a difficult concept to grasp when we are burnt out. I liked the idea of the C/C and Celebrity Case study.
I think Prof Hawkes did pretty good considering that she is a new teacher. In the beginning the quizzes were extremely difficult but later on it was more reasonable.
This course has a lot of potential. More group activities. More implementation and application of nursing concepts and critical thinking. More case scenarios especially assessments and labs.
With such a long class time, once a week, I would learn better with case studies and more interaction with students. YouTube is very stimulating and stories of events that can be told.
Remember to whom you are teaching -- if you are teaching experienced RNs about basic A&P, you are not really teaching us anything. Don't stop a project halfway through; you wasted my time and my classmates time and we did not get any credit for our wasted time and efforts. If you do something to that effect, you should at least give us credit for your mistake. Open up the test taking time for a week rather than just a couple of days. Maybe go over more detailed things better rather than going over the entire systems. Share some info on how we can apply new knowledge in our practice at work. Be more specific about what you want in the projects/assignments and have the grading rubric match your instructions. If not, have a great sample that we can see and emulate. Try to help us become better and achieve more rather than trying to put obstacle in our way to jump over. Be reasonable about our work schedule and your strict time schedules for tests and quizzes; this class is supposed to be created to work around the working RN, not for the working individual to try and maneuver around. If you just want us to memorize trival information, tell us what trivial information you want us to remember. Instead of doing projects on celebrities or making artsy flyers on diseases, you should go over case studies and things we may encounter at work, things from past medical cases that people missed, or something entertaining. Be more flexible and don't take every criticism so personal. We are not trying to offend you, just trying to tell you how we feel and that this class was not set up properly. Be open-minded; if a bunch of people are having issues with similar things, maybe you are wrong and need to change your way of thinking rather than sticking to your method or reasoning. If you expect us to read all the amount of pages that you dish out, you should at least narrate all the powerpoints so we can catch the important things you want us to learn.
Providing PP presentations were very useful especially because course was very condensed.
Too much materials to cover for short period of time. Unrealistic..
tailor course more for the experienced RN
I would like to make a few suggestions... 1. Make the content useful for students that are already nurses (not students who have no nursing background) 2. Instead of extending the length of the class, for the executive RN to BSN, decrease the amount of quizzes/exams and maybe have only one presentation instead of two. 3. Because we are all working different shifts--day, eve, & night shifts, please be flexible with the time allotted for quizzes/exams. When working night shifts, we could read the questions over & over before answering a question as we are still drained from work.
Suggest to adjust the content to be more relevant to the working RN.
The RN-BSN Program was designed for working RN's. Unfortunately, the NURS461 course simply asked way too much of us as we attempted to balance full-time work with our families and a nine credit NURS450 course (with clinicals). Lengthening the class did not reduce the amount of work asked of us, it just cut into more of our NURS450 class time.
I feel that when giving time frames for tests, it needs to be longer. This program was to encourage working RNs to further their education while taking into account their work schedules. All of us understand that we must put the work in and are not looking for an easy grade. However, when you have a time frame of 48 hours from 2000 it is quite difficult if you work 2 12 hours or 3 12 hour shifts during the test posting alotment, which sometimes happens. And as you know, it is sometimes difficult to get out right on time. I feel that if it was just extended an additional 24 hours, it would have made a huge difference. I was one of those students. The test opened on the night before I had to work 3 12 hour shifts and so I had the choice to do it as soon as it opened, or stay up the next night knowing that I had to work the next day. And please understand that i would not be able to go on till about 2300. I would be unable to take the test the next day when it closes because it closed at 2000, and I don't even get home by then
extend the time that exams are available to students
17. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.81 17 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (12%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (31%) 3 (50%) 3 (43%)
19. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 6 1.64 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 1 (14%) 4 (24%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
20. What changes would you make in the lectures?
More interactive. More applicable information covered rather than just the material in the book.
I liked having videos because sometimes it makes it easier to view the entire picture clearer. I thought the powerpoints were organized well.
teach in an engaging way, not just read from the book. learn the content so if students ask questions you can answer. hire a TA that might actually want/look like she wants to help us. more case studies (that did not need to be a whole head to toe analysis every time, but scenarios)-- the way it was discussed as a class was good, though. Make quizzes from actual lecture. Be approachable, and unbiased. Students felt like she was subjective and not very objective.
More videos/graphs. Some students learn better with more visual aides versus text.
More interaction, i-clickers (we already have one from previous semesters) for quick questions during class and it allows you to analyze right away where the class may be confused about the material, case studies to apply what we've learned in class to patient care.
Interactive, and nursing applicable
I would have her incorporate more case studies and questions as she has been.
Know what you're talking about and break it down so that it's simple for us to learn. For example: (from the Hurst review) Fluids and Electrolytes review Magnesium and Calcium *act as sedatives* If you're high in them, then you'll look sedated (from here, I can assume what they'll look like - decreased LOC, pulse, RR, flacid posture) If you're low in them, you'll look like you don't have enough sedation (increased HR, RR, rigid posturing) - These are the small things that were given to us during the Hurst lecture and they were so helpful! It helped me easily remember a somewhat difficult topic. This type of lecture style would be so helpful.
Not to read off her notes as much but have a more dynamic discussion with the class. I feel that she was trying so hard to remember every little detail that she was reading off of her notes for most of the lecture, it made the lecture not flow and hard to follow.
Less reading from ppts and interact with students more by talking in front of the ppt instead of reading behind the podium.
Can't think of any changes I would make, you had it wired after you started making your own powerpoints. The questions on the exams were not all correct or valid (i.e measured the connection between what we were taught and what we learned), but we managed to figure out what you were trying to get at in most of the occasional "low quality" questions. Come to think of it, the one thing I would change would be the early comments about "not focusing so much on grades." If you, personally, didn't live and die by your grades as a student that's great, but it's still the primary motivation for many students. I don't care much about grades, either, but I recognize that it's a points game that some people take seriously, and some people have to take seriously so that they'll pass. The comment that minimized its importance felt disrespectful to some students. Every test question is extremely important for many students, and bad ones are aggravating, even to those of us who don't care much about grades. Bad test questions show a lack of attention to a critical part of what's important to students. One way to test your questions might be to get a recent graduate, with excellent linguistic skills, to review the quizzes and tests before administering them. To be fair, though, it seemed like the quizzes and tests did improve during the semester.
n/a
Be personable. Know the material well before lecturing us on it.
Do not read directly from notes
Great information just more indepth in regards to how it relates to nursing in the clinical environment.
I sometimes felt this class could be an online one. If power point presentations were uploaded with voice over, it would be totally doable from home. That might be a good option especially because this semester can be stressful with clinical hours and capstone.
I would add more diagrams of patho with an explanation of those diagrams so I can understand the mechanisms that are going on in the body.
Teaching the material in ways that make it "stick" and not read us notes.
Have a student presentation for each of the classes. Have more scenerio questions. Use the Iclickers to test the students knowledge and then give rationale. On some of the subject that she is not as comfortable ask one of the other professors in the school to come in and teach that class. There was a 180 improvement to the class.
More nursing based, more cellular level stuff in a comprehensive format. Tell us what is really important. But, like said above, there was great improvement.
see above
Nothing
-prof hawkes made positive changes after she altered her teaching style...good effort
Point out the important material in class, not reread everything in the book.
no group projects. it's too difficult to coordinate with the our main class adn everyone's schedules for their clinicals.
I think the changes that were made during the semester were well thought out and appropriate. My only suggestion would be to use models and maybe some more visual aids.
Powerpoints to match what professor is talking about. Alot of content verbally spoken in lecture was not available on powerpoint to review afterwards.
Make the more complicated lectures closer to the beginning of the semester when our brains are more active.
I would suggest not taking up so much class time having students present. Very little is learned during this time, it's hard to pay attention, and often times the student went overboard with info. If you are going to do finals in class you need a study guide. Patho has too much information to narrow down what you want us to learn, since you make the tests and not the book.
Everything on a quiz or exam needs to be covered in lecture.
The content of the course is intense, therefore shorter classes would be helpful. 3 hours is a lot of path and towards the end your brain is inundated with information and not absorbing the content as efficiently. This is not however a reflection of the instructor, whom was amazing! At times exam and quizzes were a little more difficult than expected.
I would have the neurobiology section at the beginning versus the end of the semester.
I liked how the Maui and Kauai students got lectured separately from the Manoa students.
There was so much content to cover so the lectures were okay. I think because the nursing students have so much other class homework, it was hard to focus on Patho. I actually like the patho subject because it is interesting but I just had to get by just to juggle all my 16 credits. The actual speed of talking during the lecture could be slowed down a bit because by the time I was trying to think, the next topic/slide was shown. So talking a little bit slower could help.
Make students more involved. Less paperworks and projects, focus on the nursing concepts, interventions, and nursing process.
Changes were made as Professor Hawkes was kind enough to listen to student suggestions. A great improvement.
Make all powerpoint presentations narrated instead of just slideshows that make little sense with the few amounts of notes on them.
Given the fact that it was simultaneous with our clinical, I would have cut down the content. Focus more on important topics. Having 3 exams to do every week was overwhelming. Also not listening to staff concerns and adjusting course to be reasonable.
see above
there were no lectures
N/A
mid term and final exams were too long. Not necessary after taking frequent tests for each chapter.
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.14 42 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
22. Additional comments about your Teaching Assistant, please list.
None. Did not ever interact with the TA.
Weekly quizzes were not helpful for my learning. Many of the time the information that was covered in the quizzes was not applicable and did not matter in the nursing profession.
Not really a part of the course, she attends the classes but I was unsure of whether to contact her or the professor, so there wasn't really a point to the TA position for us.
It would have been nice to hear her teaching something. Maybe one topic? I did not have any interaction with her this semester.
None.
none
If it is true that the TA creates the test than I feel she did a poor job of it. They do NOT test our knowledge on the most important info from the chapters. They are random facts pulled out of the text book.
N/A
She would leave literally right after Prof. Hawkes was done lecturing so I never got the opportunity to talk with her. Also there were a couple days where I came in class a little late and missed the sign in sheet, when I went to find her after class to sign in she was no where to be found.
None.
There were two. The first... I felt like she did not know the material, or understand basic patho concepts...and therefore test questions were poor. Please do not make test questions tricky or manipulate wording for the sake of.Rather, just use it as a tool to help us learn what we need to know as RNs. But... again, the quizzes improved, somewhat, but could be more concept based and it should reflect what is talked about in class as well as what is read.
I did not have any interaction with the TA. I don't really know what she did.
-inconsistent levels of difficulty for quizzes...some were too easy and others were ridiculously hard -need to review quiz questions for repeat questions before it is given out
none
When professor Hawkes told the class she needed to look up a question asked because she didn't immediately know it, the TA should have taken that clue and do the research as she is sitting there with her computer and assist the professor.
Never talked to her.
Teaching assistant marked down on projects for information that was verbally said meeting requirements for grades which did not seem fair.
No contact with TA.
Did not need to contact her at any time.
my only complaint was that I didn't get to be there in person.
I don't even know who the teaching assistant is anymore and besides I don't think anybody utilized the teaching assistant since we have so much other things to do.
Because we had two, I did not see much involvement other than grading of group projects. I would like to see more teaching from assistant, maybe in the form of a small activity in class. Something that the assistant has learned to work well with understanding a topic or memorizing the abundant information in patho.
It was difficult to do 2-pps in between everything else and not be able to turn in a rough draft prior to finalization. Was heavily weighted and especially for those of us who are more challenged to put these together.
none
helpful
23. Other comments:
Professor Hawkes was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject. She helped students to learn difficult material by applying it in ways that would attract more attention.
I would like to thank Professor Hawkes for listening to the class' needs and accommodating us. I really appreciate that and not many professors would listen and try to make changes, so thank you very much. I have learned a lot from the class and the projects and case studies are very helpful!
The lectures have definitely improved, but I'm still unsure that she is qualified to teach the course. However, maybe it's because we had Dr. Lorrie Wong for Patho in our first semester and she is the only Professor we have to compare her to, and Dr. Wong is amazing and has lengthy clinical and educational experience. I haven't really learned much from this course, it served more as a refresher course from Patho first semester. If that was the purpose of this course, then the course has been effective. If we were to learn Patho more in depth, with an 'advanced' aspect to it the course can't be classified as effective.
Professor Hawkes needs to understand that we're not her nurses or colleagues, but her students. Once, she understands that she's our instructor and not our nurse manager, then she'll be a better teacher. But, if she keeps having the mindset that she's managing colleagues, then she won't be successful in teaching. Be more approachable and all emails do NOT have to consist of key points and facts. Often times, students will write to you with subjective information about how they are feeling about the course like how a patient would tell how how they're feeling. Be more personable and be more understanding.
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To me, there was nothing "advanced" about this path class. I felt like I learned a lot more from patho during my first semester.
Overall Great Experience
Not professors fault... but with especially with this cohort, this class could have been much more valuable. We did not have the time to focus on the important content on this class that could have really helped us for our boards because we were bombarded with silly assignments and tests from 460. Please reconsider what you are teaching us in 460 and prioritize accordingly. Capstone, clinicals, advanced patho, SIMs, and related assignments.... AND THAT SHOULD BE IT... HELP US LEARN!!!
I do not want to seem mean, but the only reason I rated the class as "average" is because all the quizzes and exams were online. I hate inclass quizzes. If I may make more suggestions, the online quizzes and exams should be opened at a larger time frame. Maybe from the time class finishes to a few days later. I missed a couple quizzes because I was busy and caught up with things at the time the quizzes open. On the days I was free to do them, they werent accessible yet. And as an instructor and mentor, one should never compromise professionalism by taking things personally and responding to them in such ill manners. If our instructors react like that, it does not set a good example for us as future nurses. even if you feel like you are being attacked personally, there are still professional ways to handle the situation.
Professor Hawkes is very sweet, very enthusiastic, and a passionate teacher. I feel that she showed great improvement as the semester went on and tried to accomodate us and our requests for changes in her teaching style.
The quizzes for this course was tremendously difficult.
Global appraisal: It would have a gotten an excellent if the classes were shorter and also there NEEDS to be better tech support for the HITS courses: At times it is both distracting and frustrating!
I can tell that Prof Hawkes is very intelligent. I think everyone including Prof Hawkes was very stressed in the beginning of the semester. But as the semester went on, she became more relaxed and it made us more comfortable. I am positive that she will become a better lecturer as she gains more experience with lecturing. She has a lot of information to share so I hope she continues to teach. This whole semester was very stressful but because of all the classes combined. I feel kind of bad that we (nursing students) were so stressed that we weren't so friendly & attentive in class. I hope Prof Hawkes understands that it's not her but we are just so overwhelmed with so much work! The positive thing about Prof Hawkes is that she is understanding that we are all humans and that we all make mistakes so we can contact her if we accidentally miss a quiz or if we need some clarification on something.
Professor Hawkes was a very kind and energetic teacher. I would recommend future students to her class. Again a great improvement in the style of engaging students in such a large amount of material. Maybe the class needs to be broken down into shorter times if it works out into the clinical schedule. If not, online activities may help. A big part of grade was group project. I would like to consider a more equal group assignment with members because it would help having same members instead of tracking down different members in another group. Also, group presentations were not spread out equally, with some being back to back. Maybe doing away with big group presentations and doing group activities in class that are worth part of your grade.
For an accelerated course, even 7 weeks was not adequate time to cover the material Ms. Hawkes wanted to deliver. I could not evaluate staff's knowledge of the material since the course was done from the book and assignments done on line.
I am positive that you will work on the course to make it more suitable for the next cohort.
There were too many quizzes, tests, assignments, much too much reading and irelevent projects. There just wasn't enough time to absorb the material longterm.
This was obviously a 15 week course that was compressed initially into 4 weeks then suddenly expanded into 6 weeks. Because there was so much information to process, the information was not easily absorbed and/or retained by many students. If it is possible in the future,it would be better for learning to highlight information that would be most pertaining to the working nurse instead of focusing on minute details.

Alia Hawkes: NURS439, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 439 - Mgmt for Health Professionals Crn (Section): 72393 (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  
4.03 31 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 29 (94%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 31 0.18 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 29 (94%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 31 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 9 (29%) 20 (65%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 31 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 4 (13%) 8 (26%) 17 (55%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 31 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 6 (19%) 4 (13%) 18 (58%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 31 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 2 (6%) 10 (32%) 14 (45%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 31 1.34 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 5 (16%) 5 (16%) 6 (19%) 13 (42%)
8. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 31 1.26 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 8 (26%) 14 (45%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 31 1.14 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 11 (35%) 13 (42%)
10. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 31 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 6 (19%) 21 (68%)
11. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 31 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 4 (13%) 22 (71%)
12. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 31 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 2 (6%) 8 (26%) 18 (58%)
13. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 31 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 10 (32%) 17 (55%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 31 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 9 (29%) 15 (48%)
15. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 31 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 8 (26%) 16 (52%)
16. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 31 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 2 (6%) 8 (26%) 16 (52%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I really like Professor Hawkes' teaching style. Sometime it was hard to learn from the group presentations what the key points were but I am not sure how it could be made better. sorry. I enjoyed this class.
please don't do the personal budget plan activity anymore
None all components of the course were great.
Answering emails from students that have questions.
I think you used a variety of different teaching styles. I thought the group activities were a little long.
Professor Hawkes is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the topic.
Videos were great! Include a few more.
I believe Professor Hawkes is a good instructor, yet I felt that she did not know her material that well. It didn't make complete sense of why we had to teach the class the chapters and she only taught two chapters of the textbook. I don't feel that the material that we needed to do was pertinent to our field of study, though I did appreciate the resume and interview activities. Sometimes she did not answer emails at all, so the communication airways were not the greatest. The quizzes were tricky and the questions were not always fair to those who do not study nursing. I do appreciate absence exams though.
No suggestions, Professor Hawkes teaching style is very effective.
Would prefer the teacher to teach each chapter instead of the class. Not sure why its done that way every year..
Her style was very confident yet accommodating. I really liked her style a lot.
Understanding that is is a leadership course, but having the class teach the chapter material is ineffective for learning. Half the class doesnt pay attention to the presentations, powerpoints were boring, and only a few presenters were effective at conveying the main points and making the material interesting. The instructor should be teaching, not the students.
I hope that in the future, if it is known that there will be students outside nursing dicsipline that will atttend class, appropriate adjustments to lesson plan should have been implented so that the class is not so very biased towards nursing discipline. Bias is expected, but not to the degree that I experienced with this course.
Excellent course organization, I like the group presentations.
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.84 31 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 6 (19%) 11 (35%) 10 (32%)
19. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 31 1.25 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 8 (26%) 14 (45%)
20. The exams cover the lecture material well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.68 31 1.4 Freq(%) 4 (13%) 2 (6%) 6 (19%) 7 (23%) 12 (39%)
21. Other comments:
Professor Hawkes should be retained as she is an asset to the nursing department, and that appears to be few and far between as we progressed theough the program.
the class was not applicable to DH students
Emails having questions about assignments were not answered, unless email was put on "priority." Was unaware that emails had to be put on "priority" to be answered. Needs to establish clear methods of communication outside of class from the first day of class.
Thank you for calling us colleagues. I really appreciate your enthusiasm & stories.
Relating lecture to real world experiences made the class easier to understand. I am glad we learned from a prior manager with relevant experience
Professor Hawkes was one of the best instructors I've had. She was knowledgeable on the course and compassionate about teaching. I really enjoyed her class and style of teaching.
Why is this required for dental hygiene students to take? I wish it was made clear as to why we had to take this class. It was hard to find relevance to our profession, but looking at management from another stand point made me more interested. Good to learn about management in general. Work load was manageable which was good for us dental hygiene students as we had so much other stuff to do. Overall, great teacher, great class, cont. teaching.
She was very professional and fair, I really like that a lot.
The questions were confusing on the exams, and there was much room for disagreement on the correct answers. The guest speakers were more interesting than the regular instructional time. Course could have been taught by a guest lecturer, no need for a professor. Could have been simplified and condensed into a summer course.
Overall this was a great course. The most helpful part was Professor Hawkes examples and stories she shared with us during course lectures.
Good teacher, but could not make connection between nursing and dental hygiene. Too many concepts did not apply to us as dental hygienists, so felt lost some of the time. Dental hygiene needs to have their own class. Should recommend this to DH faculty.

Alia Hawkes: NURS613, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 613 - Pathophysiology for Adv Pract Crn (Section): 1105 (312)    
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  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
9. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
10. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
15. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
-clearer grading rubric for schematics.
Having visual aids either links to videos, pictures, or something of that sort, to supplement the readings would have been useful. I heard that the other N613 section also utilizes something called Second Life, and from some of the students in the class, it seemed to have helped them a lot to apply the information.
With the changing schematic templates, it was hard to know what to focus on. A grading rubric or a bit clearer guidance would have been nice to help focus.
I did enjoy the class and particularly the case studies. I almost wished that we were required to do two case studies instead of one case study and one presentation. Writing about an actual person makes it seem more real and is by far more interesting. I also found that I preferred to read through my classmate's case study more than the presentation. I also liked the patho schematics and prefer the latter format instead of the early ones requiring us to input lab info in the early to late stages of the disease.
As you will read below, I had some trouble adjusting to the online format. With that said, I believe Prof Hawkes did the best she could have done with the oneline format. She taught using various techniques and resources and did an excellent job connecting in a format in which we never meet face to face
17. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
18. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
19. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 10 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
20. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) with my classmates contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.33 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
21. Other comments:
Professor Hawkes was always very open to questions, and was great at offering help when needed!
Alia Hawkes has a lot of enthusiasm and was wonderful in encouraging continuous improvement in us. Each week she set the bar a bit higher, encouraging us to develop a deeper sense of understanding.
I definitely feel that I would benefit from an in person class. Although it is convenient to take an online class, the connection to the material is not as effective. The format that I feel works best for online classes are when one is required to watch a lecture through Olelo, read the material, take online quizes, and participate in discussion. I have taken a number of online classes and two of them followed that required lecture viewing format. I learned a lot in those classes AND found it convenient.
This is one of my first times taking a class entirely online. I believe it was difficult for me to adjust to this new format and it did not challenge me as much as it would have had the class been in person. However I believe this was more a factor of my trouble adjusting to the format rather than the stucture of the course.

Alia Hawkes: NURS629, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 629 - Pharm for Nurses in Adv Pract Crn (Section): 1114 (311)    
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
7. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
8. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
10. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
It is a difficult point given the complexity of the topic but I will suggest maybe some brief presentations from the student's side. To be able to show and discuss in a group.
Thank you. I learned a great deal from this course.
Overall, I learned a great deal from this class. I especially learned a great deal from the prescription assignments, I see medications so differently now while I am working on the floor! I would suggest doing more of these. Thank you.
19. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
20. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
21. Other comments:
I really like the course and the way it is structured and presented. The professor keeps high standards and I like it. It is not an easy course to teach...

Alia Hawkes: NURS629, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 629 - Pharm for Nurses in Adv Pract Crn (Section): 4115 (441)     4116 (442)    
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  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 1 (25%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 1 (25%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (50%) 6 (50%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (42%) 2 (50%)
8. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (33%) 2 (50%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
10. I developed a clearer sense of professional identity.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
11. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 0 (0%)
13. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 12 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
14. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 7 (58%)
15. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (75%) 6 (50%)
16. Assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 12 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
17. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 1.47 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 2 (50%)
18. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (25%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 12 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
20. Reading assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (50%) 4 (33%)
21. 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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
22. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
23. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 12 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%) 0 (0%)
24. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.82 12 1.72 Freq(%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 0 (0%)
25. Other comments:
Dr. Eisler and Professor Hawkes always available to answer my questions. I recommend them to all students. Luisa
At times I did send out an email to the 2 instructors for reminders on supplying the "course content" for the week. Otherwise, one of the most organized classes online I have taken. Just needs to be more timely or provide materials in advance for students to read and study.
I'm not sure how to rate Alia Hawkes on her performance as an instructor because I was not sure what components of the course she was responsible for. I think different people learn in different ways, so for some an online course might better and for other an in-person course might be better. For me, if I have an engaging professor who provides good examples in his/her lecture, then the in-person course is better, but if the professor isn't engaging, I find I learn more from an online course because I can focus at a time that is best for me. If I take an in-person class, particularly one with mandatory attendance, and the professor is not engaging, then I tend to fall asleep and don't feel the in-person course makes very good use of my time. I really liked the prescription assignments that were required for this course. I think these assignments helped me to learn the most about my medications, and I honestly wish we had more of these assignments, perhaps with fewer parts to each assignment.
This class was well organized and the assignment load was fairly distributed but a lot of topics were covered in such a short time frame, it mostly felt like more time was needed to complete the readings and finish the assignments.
I enjoyed the weekly handouts provided. It really broke things down in simpler terms and would have been much harder to follow the content. I feel though the biweekly assignments were tough and felt like I was guessing sometimes what the instructors were looking for. Would have been nice if we had updated studies as our resources or some practice guidelines available to us.
#13 is "neutral" only because there is no option to mark N/A. There was no class time. #15 is "neutral" because some things were well organized (weekly content outlines) but the info for the class was spread out over too many places; course syllabus can include the course schedule. Better use of the Laulima options is warranted. #17 is strongly disagree because there was no "class". It was all self-learning. #18- grades seemed a bit arbitrary. Our group project (30% of total grade) received a B+, although we followed the assignment criteria. The feedback we received said we should have discussed pros and cons of different medications to better educate our classmates, but comparing meds was not listed as an objective on the assignment. #19 It took up to 3 weeks to get assignments returned and after the first two Rx assignments, there was no instructor name attached so, it was unclear which instructor provided the grade. #24. I prefer some interaction with the professors during a course, even if it just a Blackboard session every once in awhile. I am not sure exactly how the duties of this course were divided between Eissler and Hawkes. The one time I emailed Ms Hawkes with a question/comment, she responded very quickly. Reading her bio, I am sure she is a great asset to the UHM nursing faculty.
The lines of communication were very limited. Poor feedback and response time from both the instructor and assistant. The class req material are not good resources on the topic. Poor organization of assignments and group project.
Overall, this was the best pharm class I have ever taken. The course book "Applied Pharmacology" by Wachtel was a dream! I Couldn't be happier! It was clear, concise, offered EBP and I actually learned Pharm this semester! The course was arranged very well, and moved from level to level seamlessly. My only comment is to break up the infectious/antibiotic chapter 18 into three parts...it is SO necessary, and was just too long to do in one week. The adjunct book "Pharmacology Review" was a complete waste, and, after attempting to integrate it into this course, I gave up. It is ridiculously complex and for grad BS students, if at all. I asked my cohorts and they agreed as well. Not useful, and not accessed. Take it off the book list. Instruction was directed at learning and not extra busywork. They succeeded in teaching this course.