eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Alexander Nagurney

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PSY213, Fall 2014
PSY321, Fall 2014
PSY321, Fall 2014
PSY323, Fall 2014
PSY322, Non Traditional Summer 2014
PSY323, Non Traditional Summer 2014
PSY100, Spring 2014
PSY100, Spring 2014
PSY213, Spring 2014
PSY214, Spring 2014
PSY214, Fall 2013

Alexander Nagurney: PSY213, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 213 - Statistical Techniques Crn (Section): 13225 (002)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 5 (25%) 12 (60%)
2. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 8 (40%) 9 (45%)
3. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 10 (50%)
4. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Since I am going to be majoring in experimental psychology, a good basis of these statistic methods is essential
The sense of support from Dr. Nagurney and the other students was the most valuable aspect of the course. Also the fact that we had a teaching assistant, Kana, was critical to many students success and we could not have done as well without her. Dr. Nagurney and Kana were always available during office and tutoring hours and extremely encouraging in their attitudes. Dr. Nagurney's positive "You can do it" attitude gave me strength to endure the hard work of this course. Many students wanted to follow him on and take the Research Methods from him but it is not to be. He is a great teacher; we could use more like him!
The practice problems in class followed by step by step explanation of how to solve them. (The visual work on the board)
I really enjoyed learning about Z scores.
Professor Nagurney explained procedures very interesting and it was understandable
Labs
The availability of the tutors and the times available.
In class lectures and great power points. Some teachers aid helped also! Especially for the labs. Maybe alittle slower with the explanations, examples to make sure it's clearly understood by the students.
I loved that we had a teachers assistant. Also My professor was an easy going teacher. He taught the class well, and I actually grasped the topic. This is my second time taking this course and this became one of my favorite classes. Alex made this course enjoyable and I really with that he was teaching methods next semester. He is my favorite teacher.
Everything I have learned in this course is valuable for me especially when it comes to applying it with my major.
The power points are extremely helpful but a few are missing hw assignments on slides I think it would be great to add that on those just to avoid confusion. I love love love how you take this overwhelming subject and teach us with a great sense of humor everyday.
Application towards major
All of it is valuable in view
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The sled shows in class and the examples that he's showed us was what really helped me.
Explanations of different concepts and opportunities to practice problems in class.
I liked knowing how these statistics applied to real life studies
While the class was, overall, useful for developing my understanding of psychology, I would have to say that the part I found most valuable was Nagurney's ability to relate concepts to students lives. It made learning a bit more practical and allowed us to see the real life applications of what we were learning.
5. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Everything in the course was valuable
Dirty classroom
The computer labs.
The t scores
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The rest of the class.
Remembering formulas and when to use them.
No thing it's all very valuable!
The only thing is that I wish that he had more office hours. But other than that this course is amazing and I already recommended taking this class to other peers.
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I think that a lot of content goes into test maybe breaking test up into chapter test. Testing each chapter separately.
Some parts will hardly be used in real world
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The text book lol
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probably the ssps labs, they tended to be confusing
I don't really think there was a "least valuable" aspect of this course. The class built upon itself so everything we did was essential at least in the respect that it allowed us to understand a larger concept.
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
9. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (70%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
11. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
12. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
13. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a kind and understanding professor, a little more friendly than professional
EXCELLENT! He makes learning fun.
Nagurney is a great professor.I really appreciated how willing he was to help me with homework during office hours, or before/after class. He also explains things very well during the actual lecture and at a good pace.
He's an amazing teacher and I will try to take more classes from him.
He is a very excellent teacher and manages to explain concepts clearly.
Prof. Nagurney is awesome. Statistics, not so much.
Alex is a great asset for the University of Hilo.
OK but need to make it simpler to understand.
I would Give him An A. Alex was an amazing teacher and I'm actually a little sad that the semester is coming to and end and that I will no longer have him as a teacher.
an awesome professor!
He is a great teacher and we were lucky to have him.
Nagurney is an extremely nice and well rounded professor. He makes the effort to help each student out with the things they need.
very good teacher. I have had him for a total of three (3) classes and each time he is knows what he is talking about, well prepared, and helps out his students a bunch.
He is a very understanding and well rounded teacher. By being fair and strict at the same time allows him to gain respect very easily.
I came into this class horrified and by the second class loved it. The teacher is the make it or break it for most students success. He nailed it making me feel smarter than I problem am and I believe him so I did better and even if i fail which a lot of people do Im okay with it because it had nothing to do with the teacher. This is the UH nothing is easy and if you want it yowl get it and I will never give up Im Portuguese lol.... Hopfully i make it with a passing grade!
He is a great teacher who explains concepts clearly and thoroughly. He creates a safe learning environment and develops a sense of community in the classrooom.
An overall awesome teacher! Really friendly, always has office hours, very easy to talk to. he is always ready to explain things to you, very patient
Alex is an interesting teacher. He's friendly and approachable as well as focused on getting students engaged and interested in the work. He's energetic and keeps classes entertaining as well as informative. The only downside that I've seen is that sometimes his answers are a bit ambiguous. More often then not he gives a good explanation of the material, but on occasion he ends up talking in circles failing to really answer the question. I don't think he realizes he does this and it doesn't happen all to often but it can be a bit confusing. Other than that one small quirk he's a good teacher and I hope he gets even better with time.
15. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)
16. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
17. The writing assignments helped me develop abilities to solve problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 5 (25%) 10 (50%)
18. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 3 (15%) 12 (60%)
19. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
20. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
21. Other comments:
Overall, Nagurney is a very organized, friendly, organized professor who truly cares about his students and their success. He always makes himself available and is very patient when assisting me with work. He has a clear understanding of how to meet students where they are at and as you know, statistics can be quite challenging, yet he never makes you feel uncomfortable to ask questions. I would highly recommend students to take stats from Nagurney and believe that if it werent for his excellent teaching style and personality, I would not have learned as much as I did this semester. Mahalo Alex for your outstanding teaching!
The study guides are a good resource that you provide to the students. It really helps.
This is a great course and Professor Nagurney is an excellent teacher for this course. More students should have him as a professor.
Professor Nagurney was very helpful and empathetic when sharing STATS with the class.
I'm glad I decided to take this course with Alex. Awesome choice on my side.
very hard to grasp.
Alex is amazing. Never fire him or let him go. He is a great teacher and I will be looking forward to taking other classes that he teaches.
Nagurney is a great professor and taught the subject well.
Loved the pre tests and the time that him and Kana spent helping us with the homework!
Yay! cows
I have never seen a person so enamored with cows... take that for what you will.

Alexander Nagurney: PSY321, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 321 - Psy Of Personality Crn (Section): 13251 (001)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 26 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 11 (42%) 9 (35%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 25 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 10 (40%) 12 (48%)
3. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 26 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 11 (42%) 10 (38%)
4. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 11 (44%) 12 (48%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I really liked that Alex put the power point up before class on laulima. This way I could either print it out or have it on my iPad, while Alex teaches. It helped me focus more on what Alex was saying in class, rather then trying to write what was on the power point. Also, I liked the book that Alex picked for the class. I taught it was an easier book to read then other textbooks I have had previously. I could actually understand what the textbook was telling me.
taking the LBTI, person-situation interactionist aspects, anxiety, 3 types of conflict
-Learning about interesting topics such as seeing what both genders see in each other and what both genders look for in a relationship.
I found the concepts behind the theories and rationale behind the logic very interesting.
Applying what we learn in lectures to analysis of our own personality. PowerPoint slides were easy to follow lectures and review afterwards. Review sessions were great help.
The different psychological approaches to psychology and how they can be used when we do become psychologist.
Relating what we learned in class to real life examples helped to deepen the understanding of the concepts learned. Learning more about our own individual personality was very fulfilling.
- learning about the different aspects - learning about the different contributors to personality psych.
It was interesting, and I enjoy professor Nagurneys humor.
learning about different personalities and their associated behaviors
All areas that were taught was information that I have used to better understand myself.
The professor teaching it.
Learning about how personality is gained though our environment, life experiences, and biology.
Learning the cognitive approach to personality because it helped me out with my cognitive class
The aspects of learning about how personality is formed and what key aspects of our past lives affect the person we become in life.
I enjoyed the chapters containing the different types of personality and the different sexual psycho developmental phase of personality psych
All the aspects were important because it taught me more about myself and helped me to learn more about personality of psychology.
I really enjoyed the person-situation interactionist approach. I could connect with it more than a lot of the other approaches.
Traits of personality.
I found the papers valuable when trying to apply what we've learned to real life, but if I'm to address the class in general then I would have to say that the powerpoints were a godsend. There is a lot of material being covered in class and while I'm usually able to grasp the major concepts and ideas, the names and more specific terminology can sometimes slip me up. Alex's powerpoints were indispensable when it came to studying because they did a great job at condensing all of the information we we're given.
The aspects about people's different personalities.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Playing Jepardy as a way to help us study, wasn't that helpful. None of the Jepardy questions were on the exam and it didn't tell me what parts to study for. Although, I am thankful for the extra points I received in playing the game.
using jeopardy to study for exam2, weekly quizzes (only because half of the time I wasn't prepared)
having a weekly pop quiz
Late grading of papers
None, i think all the information presented was vaulable.
No study guide for exams.
POP QUIZZES and PAPERS! The pop quizzes didn't help with my learning and the papers were pointless. I felt like we wrote papers just for the grade and not because it actually helped with anything. I could relate the topics back to my life but it was a pointless paper.
The hour long movie on the history of the lobotomy was graphic and I feel unnecessary my learning experience.
There wasn't any aspect of the course that wasn't interesting.
None
The boring chapters (there were only 2)
Nothing
The aspects that I least enjoyed was the fact that it was not as hands on as most classes. Or the fact that we had a quiz every week. Plus that we didn't get a study guide till the class before the quiz.
I found the research portions of the material the least valuable although it was informative.
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Though I know he's important, I'm kind of sick of learning about Freud.
The weekly quizzes, while useful for judging if we've been reading and paying attention in class, can be a bit of unnecessary stress. I mean, I wouldn't suggest cutting them out, but perhaps give them every other week or just weigh them a little less. Other than that they're not to bad I guess.
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7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 26 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 9 (35%) 13 (50%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 26 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 12 (46%) 11 (42%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (32%) 16 (64%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (38%) 15 (58%)
11. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 26 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 11 (42%) 13 (50%)
12. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 25 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (48%) 13 (52%)
13. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 26 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 12 (46%) 11 (42%)
14. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 26 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 14 (54%) 6 (23%)
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome!!
he likes cows, he is somewhat sarcastic but that's what makes his teaching style great, he is easy to talk to about areas of concern (confusing material/grades/etc)
a good Teacher. Teaches the material pretty well and seems interested in the topic discussed
Awesome professor!
He is an amazing teacher. Every his lecture were interesting and made me think how each theories and ideas can be applied to my own personality, experience, and people surrounding me. He was nice and friendly through the semester and tried to answer questions from students as many as possible. He was well-prepared for each class and used various materials including videos, personality tests, and slides to motivate students, I believe, at least me. However, grading papers was late, which is the only part I can think of as negative side.
Alexander Nagurney is a great teacher. He is kind friendly and always willing to help if you ask him.
A teacher who act loves what he is teaching and is prepares to teach his students the topic in the class.
Good teacher.Enthusiastic about what he is teaching. Gives a nice general overview about Personality Psychology.
he's okay. I really enjoy this topic and I find it very interesting, I just have a really hard time paying attention in class or even wanting to pay attention in class because all he does it read off of the PowerPoint - I can do that on my own time. I wish the class was more engaging because it's so interesting..
He is a competent and engaging professor who makes students feel comfortable.
He is an awesome teacher and one who also is easy to approach.
AWESOME !!!!!!
Dr. Nagurney is a most excellent instructor and relates well with his students. Please give this man tenure!
Amazing teacher! One of my favorite teachers I have had throughout my college career
That he is very compassionate teacher and was so very helpful when it came to helping me when my grandpa passed away this past semester, as well as my aunty passing. He was a good teacher and had a lot of good teaching style.
Professor Alex Nagurney is a caring and understanding instructor who comprehends the criteria and is passionate about the material he teaches. He explains all tops clearly and in an interesting manner. He creates a comfortable and intriguing learning environment for his students and listens to any questions, comments, or concerns they may have. He takes what the students say into consideration and knows how to talk and work to his students on both a professional and personal level. All in all he is a great teacher and takes pride in what he teaches.
That he is great professors to take Psychology courses from.
I give him an A. He's fun and interesting and facilitates our learning. However, he doesn't always take command of everyone's attention. Probably because he's soft-spoken, which is fine, but sometimes people drift off.
He is a great instructor who explains things in the easiest way possible.
Alex is a good teacher, a happy guy who obviously enjoys his work. He has a positive attitude and it makes his class great at the best of times and tolerable at the worst. I don't think I'd be alone in saying that Alex's personality alone is a big reason lots of come to class because, beyond simply being a good teacher, he actually makes the students feel at ease. A great guy, if not a little quirky, but hey who am I to judge.
Nagurney is a good teacher; however, I believe he relies a little too much on powerpoints sometimes, and he could use a little more interactive and exciting things for us to do considering the course material is really interesting.
16. The writing assignments helped me retain the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 26 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (19%) 15 (58%) 5 (19%)
17. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 25 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (28%) 6 (24%) 12 (48%)
18. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.96 26 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (31%) 11 (42%) 7 (27%)
19. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 26 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 6 (23%) 8 (31%) 10 (38%)
20. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 26 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 3 (12%) 11 (42%) 9 (35%)
21. Other comments:
thanks for having me in your class this semester; looking forward to taking other classes from you in the future.
maybe not have a weekly pop quiz
Really loved the insights into personality this class offered.
Make an exam study guide to help students study. Don't show so many videos in a row for a particular theory, maybe space out the movies. Overall great course, and very interesting.
I didn't like the exams because of the way they are worded. It's really confusing to determine the correct answer because by reading the question because of the wording - it could be multiple answers.
I would have liked to receive a study guide for the exams since there was some material on them that was not covered at the review sessions.
Overall, a great class and a great teacher! Can't wait to be able to take more class with him!
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Alexander Nagurney: PSY321, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 321 - Psy Of Personality Crn (Section): 13931 (002)    
1. 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 28 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 15 (54%) 11 (39%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 27 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 13 (48%) 11 (41%)
3. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 28 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 8 (29%) 16 (57%)
4. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 28 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 9 (32%) 17 (61%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
the content
The most valuable aspect was just learning about all of the different aspects of personality. Personality differences have always interested me and I find it helpful to know the difference, especially in social settings.
For myself, the section that was most valuable to me was the section on Punishment. That section really opened up my eyes to how I punish my sons and the implications that the punishment I give out has on them and myself.
I really enjoyed the book. it was a good read.
Psychology of Personality online class was great. There were many assignments, yet it was very easy to understand. The forum postings were great! I enjoyed reading my classmate's posts and also giving feedback. Although we could not physically see each other, we made a connection as a class via forum postings. The exams were also good and straightforward.
The content of the course. I also liked the videos
I gained the most learning the different approaches of understanding one's personality. There isn't anything that I didn't find useful.
I enjoyed the forums that could relate to our lives, rather than the lessons in the book. I think he did a good job combining a lesson and a personal experience into the forums.
The weekly quizzes.
Taking the fun personality surveys and comparing them to real world data. Figuring out which ones were reliable compared to which ones have no significant meaning.
I found the differing perspectives of the various psychologists and their theories to be very useful in understanding the evolution of the field as it has worked to understand and explain in detail the various aspects of human personality. Also, the evidence of how these aspects are correlated with specific life outcomes is helpful, and gives me a valid reason for encouraging friends and family or people in general who come to me for support to understand the importance for evaluating ourselves and working toward more beneficial perspectives. I really gained an appreciation for the complexity of humans and for the first time felt inspired to use some of the techniques and theories we studied by possibly being a therapist of some sort or writing a self-help inspirational book.
Every single lesson and discussion expanded my learning and solidify my ongoing passion for psychology.
I personally liked the videos that helped me understand the chapter that I just read.
The book itself was very good. quite easy to read and further reinforced our discussion section.
I really think the class discussions were the most valuable.
I loved everything about the course.
All aspects
The forums allowing us to state our opinions and the facts from the book.
The quizzes covered topics that we discussed in class
The written paper assignments
The break down of the modules and the Youtube videos.
There are a great deal of information that I obtained. I often apply or find myself analyzing. This could be a very good thing, but also a bad one. The theories, I believe enable better understanding in the development of personality and individuals. I enjoyed our discussion questions and the effectiveness of the professor responding and getting grade back to us.
Everything.
The aspects of this course that were most valuable were the readings and assignments.
I thought the book chosen for the course was written really well and very easy to read. I also thought that the essay questions in the tests were very valuable because they allowed for more comprehensive answers.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
writing assignments
The least valuable? Hm, hard to say. Nothing really stuck out to me as being unimportant.
It's hard to say that any one section or chapter or assignment was of lesser value than the others. All the sections built upon the previous and so all that we learned was useful and informative.
I did not like how we jumped from different chapters. I felt it was confusing.
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It was online and I think that it takes the social aspect away from the personality class
I found it a little hard to keep up with all the assignments. I felt like I was not adequately notified of the upcoming assignments and homework.
The bulletin board.
Responding to a classmate seemed kind of pointless. All you can really say is that you agree and "thanks for your post", because if you say you disagree its not being friendly which reduces your overall grade for that forum.
This was my favorite class this semester and I found everything interesting and valuble.
Besides, the quizzes and test being timed, I personally feel that every subject and discussion was valuable and important in strengthening our learning in the field of psychology.
The forum posting was a little not so valuable, I think that if there were some other thing to show what you just learned off the chapters instead of posting a forum will be good. Some kind of worksheet that will help understand the chapters more.
The lack of study guides for exams was bad. because the tests had essay questions as well, it was hard to know what may be an essay as well as what may be on the multiple choice.
I did not not like anything.
N/A
Due dates on 3 different days. Its hard to remember 3 different days with a full schedule. For Example, one of my other online class opens at 12AM Sunday and everything for that week is due by the next Monday at 9AM. This worked well.
The assignments were not particularly helpful in understanding the material
The fact that there are no slides or power point lecturesâ?¦hard to make connections when just working from a text book and have no class meeting and no lectures or slides
The quizzes.
Possibly the test set up. Also, I would prefer if it were done at a different time, such as over the weekend or administer it over a longer period with the same deadline and time to complete.
N/A
The aspects of this course that were least valuable were the zero tolerance for late assignments and the difficult exams for the chapter readings.
I thought that the required responses to classmates in the forums did not really lend a lot to the learning experience. I also thought there were too many heavily weighted multiple choice questions in the exams. It really brought your grade down when you got only a few wrong.
7. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 27 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 5 (19%) 18 (67%)
8. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 27 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 11 (41%) 14 (52%)
9. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 27 1.17 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 7 (26%) 14 (52%)
10. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 27 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 9 (33%) 13 (48%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Needs to work on communicating better with students. On every writing assignment, I was confused as to if that was what he wanted. Like, he expects more then he explains it to be. It was irritating. He would grade things very skeptically when his instructions were to be brief.
Good professor. He grades everything in a good amount of time and gives you feedback. Well organized, which I appreciate dearly! The topics are clear and interesting.
Professor Nagurney was very knowledgeable in all aspects of this course and has provided numerous and invaluable insights into the study of psychology of the personality.
the course was very organized and easy to understand. he seemed very approachable.
Nagurney is a great professor. His class had me wearing my thinking cap. He always helped us via email and he also responded whenever I had questions about assignments. I visited his office a couple of times and he was very helpful as well. He explained in details how papers are supposed to be written and what he is looking for. He set high standards and was fair to all students. Late assignments are not tolerated, which is very good, because it keeps me working hard.
He is a good teacher. No complaints. I would take a course from him again.
He is an awesome instructor and communicates well with me. Whenever I have questions, he responds within 24 hours or less which won't leave me stuck doing an assignment without understanding. I would definitely take an another online class with him. Too bad there isn't going to be any others in Spring 2015 =(.
Very organized and dedicated to the teaching the course from the book. This course was interactive among my online classmates and gave me a better understanding of the people around me.
It was an interesting course. I feel that the final being cumulative was a bit much though.
Nagurney is awesome in the classroom and online! He's very understanding when you are confused and is willing to break things down and spell things out for you, which is a great quality because sometimes when using an online interface things can get lost in translation or misinterpreted.
Weekly discussions
Being an online class, I feel I did not get to know professor Nagurney at all. I do understand he developed the course and the materials, but we really did not have much in the way of slides or communication so, I liked the course, and Nagurney provided interesting material and assignments. I would say though, regarding the format for postings, I do not think we should loose points on a post if we do not demonstrate a perfect understanding of a topic. Especially if it is clear that we put effort into a thoughtful post. My understanding of the forum postings is that they represent 'participation'. Likewise, by raising a hand during class and expressing an idea about something, even if it was incorrect, the professor would try to explain more clearly for that person (and the class), but I would not think points would be removed from the persons grade for participating during class. Also, since there were only slides for one module accommodating the reading that module, it was very difficult to know of the material in the chapters, what would be most important to focus on for the exams. End of the week quizzes and forum questions did not really provide a clear understanding of the specific material out the entire chapter that would be on the exam. I read thoroughly every chapter, write the postings with thought, and get almost perfect scores on all of these, yet even though I studied as well, my exam scores were low in my opinion (I usually get high A's on exams). I feel this was a reflection of the fact that anything in the chapter was fair game on the test, even items that maybe I would have imagined to be kind of random considering what we had focused on otherwise. I guess what I'm saying is a lecture (slides) of some sort would have been helpful.
I like the fact that Professor Nagurney was evident and engaged in our weekly discussions. His feedback was very valuable. I appreciate his honesty and corrections as it helped me be more prepared for the next level of learning.
Great instructor. He gave me feedback on my post, and was very understanding because I signed up late for his course he was very nice about me catching up.
Good teacher and very willing to help.
A fair grader and a great teacher.
Amazing professor who cares for his students! His quirky sense of humor is also great when dealing with such a work load!
I've had him for many courses and he has always been a great teacher. Always there to help and a very fair teacher. He's the best!
Great professor.
hard to tell with online classes
Prof. Nagurney is awesome.
A professor who effective and efficient when needing assistance, grades, etc. He set the course up in an organized manner.
I enjoyed his courses, his teaching and him as a professor.
The overall evaluation for Professor Nagurney is on a 10 scale an 8, but his online course was a 5.
He is a great professor. He is always willing to hear what students have to say and work with them when they have a problem. He is understanding and kind, and presents the material in ways that can easily be fun to learn.
12. The writing assignments helped me retain the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 27 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 13 (48%) 10 (37%)
13. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.96 27 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 15 (56%) 7 (26%)
14. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 28 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 3 (11%) 12 (43%) 10 (36%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 28 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (18%) 13 (46%) 9 (32%)
16. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 28 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 10 (36%) 10 (36%)
17. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.79 28 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 7 (25%) 10 (36%) 8 (29%) 0 (0%)
18. 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  
4.04 27 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (19%) 10 (37%) 10 (37%) 0 (0%)
19. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 28 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 8 (29%) 18 (64%) 0 (0%)
20. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 28 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 12 (43%) 13 (46%) 0 (0%)
21. Other comments:
I resented taking this course from him.
I am very grateful to have taken this class, as this class has provided me with numerous ways of understanding others and most importantly, myself. I feel like I need to explain why I marked off neutral when it came to the question about whether graded assignments were done fairly. I am in no way saying that I feel Professor Nagurney is unfair in his grading of assignments. My disagreement comes to one written assignment that I submitted and received a low grade. I felt that it was written with attention and detail and I had numerous Psychology majors read and proofread for me. They all agreed that it was written well and that no major corrections or alterations was needed. In the end, my grade that I received was not near the grade that I thought I would get.
great class and great teacher.. would recommend to other students
AWESOME semester with YOU!
For the exams it would be nice to know key concepts to focus on (Like a study guide). I found that I would read the chapters, go to take the exam, and the smaller minute points were questioned instead of overall pictures of the chapter. The multiple choice on the exams were quite difficult, and I prefer the essay format where you can freely explain why you pick the answers you did.
This was a fun course! I made my comments above already. Thanks professor!
Great class, I recommended this class to future students.
none
This course facilitated my learning in an area that I previously regarded as "boring" but found its quite interesting! Thanks Professor Nags! :]
Have a happy holidays Alex!!

Alexander Nagurney: PSY323, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 323 - Community Psychology Crn (Section): 13253 (001)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 12 (63%) 6 (32%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 19 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 6 (32%) 7 (37%)
3. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 8 (42%) 7 (37%)
4. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Discussions
Actual community volunteering assignment. Great hands on experience and positive difference in others life.
The material was really beneficial. I learned a lot about the field of community psychology and what the profession entails.
The things that were most valuable were the things that could be applied to current life and situations.
Learning about the community we live. Community service. Gaining a better understanding of community psychology.
The writing- practice is always important.
I really appreciated the format of the course, where everything was sectioned off well, and I love using forums for discussion because it is much more organized than the questions tab.
The five level of analysis
The knowledge gained in this class is very valuable to everyday life.
I liked the essay-based exams, because they gave us the opportunity to demonstrate our knowledge about the topics, rather than having to memorize facts for multiple choice. I also also thought the papers helped to expand understanding of the various topics being discussed because they related our readings to our personal experiences.
Volunteering in the community and writing a paper about our experience
The entire course was valuable
I like that Cheryl Ramos material was used to teach us. I like that everything was clear.
I found that applying and learning about the ecological views helped me to be aware of the different factors that contribute and affect the community from the different levels. I also learned how Community Psychologist effectively help the communities through studies and effective programs.
This course is one of my favorite courses this semester. It has helped open up my mind about different communities, the problems they go through and also finding ways to solve these problems. I have also learned alot about my very own community. The discussions online were also helpful. The experiences students share about their communities are very inspirational. It has helped me understand that everyone comes from a different background and have different beliefs and values that are important in building a community.
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
We barely used the textbook, most of the contents for assignments and tests were available through the material provided in the modules. Should be specified in the syllabus if the tests are based on material from the text book or if it is for supplementary reading. Why make students waste so much money on a textbook that we barely even used?
None
Some course materials were outdated.
The papers were a great way to express the way we were learning, but the way they were graded and the negative feedback was very unhelpful and discouraging.
Research methods were least valuable for me, but for someone going into the field it may be different.
The amount of material and case studies.
The discussion board posts and replies. When we are forced to respond to other people, we have to fake interest. It's also a little difficult to respond to people who may have given incorrect information, or have written in hard-to-read ways (using slang, incorrect grammar, etc.). Also, the syllabus was not followed, and we were given no prior notice of exams until the week they opened (since the syllabus was not followed). There also weren't any updates or notifications sent to the class regarding the changes in dates from the syllabus (to let us know that dates will be changed or that they will be inaccurate).
In all honesty, some readings seemed tacked on at the last minute, confusing me as to what is the overall theme of the module. I realize that this could be because so many requirements were met with this course and in order to do that there needed to be a lot more information given to us.
NA
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I felt that the extensive reading assignments actually hampered my ability to learn the material effectively and made the course feel daunting to me. There was so much assigned readings that most of the time I was just struggling to keep up, so I couldn't really enjoy the class very much.
None
I really didn't like the fact that there was so much assignments and that we had a lot to handle with this online class. This class has been one of the most demanding of all my online classes.
I didn't find anything least valuable.
None. At first, I had a hard time with the intense work. Yet, as I got a hang of it, I enjoyed it.
7. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 19 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 0 (0%) 11 (58%) 5 (26%)
8. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 19 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 8 (42%) 6 (32%)
9. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
10. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great professor, but should be more responsive to emails.
"A" feedback was given in a timely manner Emails about changes and updates in the course we're given ahead of time Gave worksheets to assist in writing essays
Good instructor, seems to care for students.
He is a great teacher and HE knows how to evaluate his students. Needs to pick better TA's.
I would have liked clearer instructions on assignments and for the exam questions to be more about concepts and terminology than on specific readings. Grading was tough.
I have never met him in person, but he seems like he is kind of in a rush/unwilling to fully answer my questions. He came off as kind of rude in my only few e-mails to him. His TA is great though.
I really enjoyed this teacher even though it was an online class. He was very prompt in responding to e-mails which is great and really important especially for on-line classes. He also took personal thoughts and concerns into consideration and really helped with issues that arose in a friendly manner.
Hard writting evaluation. Tests are super tough
good, he is firm & strict with deadlines which kept me accountable
Great teacher; online and in class.
He is a great professor. He is always eager for people to contact him for help, and is very understanding and kind to all of his students. He explains things very clearly and makes learning fun.
Great!
Very good instructor. Gives valuable and very prompt feedback. He made me become a better writer by being very particular about the way he critiqued my writing style. I liked the fact that he paid attention to detail.
He is a better teacher in person versus online. He is more easy to interact with in person. He was a good teacher but he should most stick to in class teaching.
He challenges you to learn. He constantly gives you assignments that test your knowledge. It would have been helpful to learn about the volunteering ahead of time due to the processes that are required to volunteer in many organizations in the community. He has given us different types of assessments which is encouraging since I am not a big fan of essay assessments. Overall, he designed the course in a way that engaged us into learning and understanding all about Community Psychology.
Nagurney is a great Professor. He is always willing to help his students and also give us good feedback on our papers and assignments. However, there were times when he would give an exam and a paper due on the same day, which can be very hard to handle. It would be great if no other assignments (papers) are given on the same day of the exam, because there is a great need on focusing on the exams. Overall, he is a good Professor. He sets high standards and expects his students to work hard.
11. The writing assignments helped me retain the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (5%) 10 (53%) 6 (32%)
12. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.53 19 1.43 Freq(%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 6 (32%)
13. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.58 19 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%)
14. The assigned readings significantly contribute to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 19 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%) 9 (47%) 4 (21%)
15. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 19 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 7 (37%) 7 (37%)
16. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
17. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 18 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 8 (44%) 5 (28%) 1 (6%)
18. 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  
4.0 18 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 8 (44%) 1 (6%)
19. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.68 19 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 7 (37%) 0 (0%)
20. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.11 19 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 7 (37%) 7 (37%) 0 (0%)
21. Other comments:
A course calendar would have been very useful so students can prepare for upcoming assignments and due dates. A study guide would also be useful. Exams (3) have roughly 3 questions on them but students were given over 25 possible questions.
The TA was not kind on feedback comments on written assignment as I felt a belittled on some of his comments. More concerned with style of writing versus the importance of written content. Seems more of an English teacher versus being in the field of Psychology. Feedback comments had lots of misspelled words and were hard to comprehend at times.
N/A.
Unfortunately, this was one of my least favorite classes ever. I feel too much emphasis has been put on a very few set of materials (say, one article from our module) and not so much on the majority of what we had to read (textbook chapters, articles, websites, pdfs).
The papers that were sent in, some were not returned for weeks on end, though I know that it was not Nagurney grading these papers because he had an English Prof. do that. The discussions may not have helped me to learn the material better but it did help me to come up with more examples of community issues instead of just using the first one that jumps into mind. Another note is that the timeline of the week is laid out in a stress inducing way, where we are given many things to read but expected to post a reply on the tuesday when the module opens on the monday or late night sunday. It is difficult to give good quality answers when one feels rushed to read through all this information then give examples or opinions. possibly changing the timeline so that we have later in the week to post that would probably help a lot. Overall I really enjoyed this class and look forward to taking more courses from this Professor.
Paper return not on time. Tests are hard. Omg i cry
posts should be due later in the week
I loved the fact that there was so much interaction between the students in this class and that the instructor participated in the forums. I also appreciated that I could keep an eye on the status of my grade throughout the semester and that the instructor updated our grades so promptly. He is a very conscientious instructor who worked very hard to provide an excellent learning experience. I learned more in this class than any other class I've taken in quite awhile.

Alexander Nagurney: PSY322, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 322 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 12119 (001)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
3. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
4. I gained a better understanding of myself through 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%)
5. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The most valuable aspects of this course was the responsibility placed on each student at the beginning of the term to be accountable for their own work. This to me sparks the need to be self directed learners in a course that is entirely online.
The writing assignments were the most helpful in understanding chapter material and applying it to real world situations.
Learning more how socialization works and how it can not work in one way, but in other ways. Why people think and feel and interact the way that they do. There is more to Psychology than the study of how the mind works. This type of field or area of study can be used to help deal with so many issues going on around us, and the many many many different possibilities that are out there. Also, that this field can be as practical and useful as any other subject like business.
The fact that we are social beings and learning about our behaviors in social settings is key to understanding the interactions around us.
In all honesty, I feel like everything that was taught throughout the course were both interesting and informative. This is especially because it was so easy to relate it to my personal life.
The chapters that applicable to everyday situations seemed like the most valuable to me because it was easy to look at everyday behaviors and why they occur. The chapters concerning friendships, relationships, and how we represent ourselves were especially applicable. The discussion questions helped facilitate understanding of the chapters.
The textbook material the professor assigned was very insightful and explained things in a manner that I could understand the varies topics and subjects.
7. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The least valuable aspects of this course were short papers that required a news article and make five links to the chapter to complete. Although this is fair assignment, I feel that if we were to choose our own topic in relation to the chapter we would be given a chance to go above and beyond the call of duty. Being able to pick our own topic forces us to actually THINK about the subject material. Also, in order for us to do well on a paper that is of our choosing we would actually need to have a firm grasp on the material covered through out any given chapter.
Having to write responses to forum posts would at times seem tedious and frustrating to do.
None whatsoever, as much as I would like to find something to disagree with, not much comes to mind except for the concept concerning love and relationships, it sounds cold and harsh, but if you are autistic like me you may not have a full grasp of the subject at hand no matter how much you may try. Nevertheless, it is an area worth trying to look at, no matter what.
Multiple choice questions
Most of the discussion questions were valuable to my understanding of the material. Some of the questions didn't seem relevant to my life so they were somewhat hard to answer.
For the most part, the entire course seemed to be valuable in some way.
The discussion question portion was very helpful. Having to respond to other student's post was difficult because sometimes it felt like my cohort was not providing quality responses to the forum questions.
8. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
9. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
10. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
12. The instructor was willing to help.
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%)
13. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
15. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
16. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%)
17. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
18. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
19. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) facilitated by the instructor contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%)
20. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)

Alexander Nagurney: PSY323, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 323 - Community Psychology Crn (Section): 12229 (002)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
3. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
4. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
5. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Many of the topics that we learned in class we're valuable. We can relate these topics that we learned to real life situations.
The aspects on how to analyze a community on a psychological level. learning about different types of communities and how they function
Some of the paper assignment topics I thought were fun and got you to look more in depth to your own self. The one I thought was most valuable was the paper on our sense of community.
I thought the ecological levels of analysis, core values, empowerment, sense of community, and stress. I felt that these were the most valuable information from this class, especially because we always had to refer back to them.
Learning about the Ecological levels of Analysis.
Learning information that is useful in my own life. It opened my eyes to more going on around me, and made me more aware of problems that existed in the community.
7. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None
N/A
I didn't really like the papers or assignments where we had to design a program to help with certain issues because when the teacher graded it all they pointed out was how unrealistic our program was.
I thought the differences between quantitative data and qualitative data because we didn't even use it for anything in class, we just learned the difference between the two.
I did not like the set up of the exam formats. I would much rather of had multiple choice and true and false questions
Some of the videos were a little too time consuming, and didn't provide enough information to justify the time spent...but it did focus on Hawaii with different points of view.
8. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
9. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
10. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
13. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
15. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
16. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
17. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
18. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
19. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) facilitated by the instructor contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
20. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)

Alexander Nagurney: PSY100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 100 - Survey Of Psy Crn (Section): 14544 (001)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 3 (23%)
3. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
4. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.69 13 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 2 (15%)
5. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.69 13 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%)
6. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.69 13 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%)
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 9 (69%) 3 (23%)
8. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%) 2 (15%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (69%) 4 (31%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%) 2 (15%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (62%) 5 (38%)
12. The small group sessions helped me learn more about writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.23 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 4 (31%)
14. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 13 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 3 (23%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 2 (15%)
16. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.54 13 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%)
17. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
18. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 13 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%)
19. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
20. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 13 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%)
21. Other comments:
Thank you Professor Nagurney.
I don't like the way this class is set-up. I am not a big fan of the teaching style and I do not agree with the group work
My only comment is the conceptual questions on the exams could have been worked a little clearer. Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Very fun and creative psych 100 course. Professor made learning really fun. I enjoyed doing all our side quest assignments.
my least favorite part of this class was the random quizzes. also the group work wasnt fun, even though me and my group got along. I just preferred to work alone.

Alexander Nagurney: PSY100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 100 - Survey Of Psy Crn (Section): 14545 (002)    
1. 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 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
3. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
4. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
5. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
6. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 8 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 8 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
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%)
12. The small group sessions helped me learn more about writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
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%)
14. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
16. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
17. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
18. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
19. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
20. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
21. Other comments:
Exams were fustrating. No matter home much I studied I never could get the grades I wanted and needed.

Alexander Nagurney: PSY213, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 213 - Statistical Techniques Crn (Section): 14547 (002)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
3. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
4. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
5. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
6. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
8. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. The small group sessions helped me learn more about writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
14. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
16. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
17. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
18. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%)
19. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
20. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
21. Other comments:
I feel like I really understand the jist of what Psychology Statistics is. Unlike some of the people in the class, I feel like I was able to grasp and understand how to do the work more easily. Thank you, Alex! :)
Alex, You rock!! See you next semester. I'll be in your psychology of personality class via web. I'll be visiting you from time to time at your office. Anyhow, have a great summer. Cheri
Statistics is challenging and I honestly didn't think I'd make it this far in this class. Dr. Nagurney made the work enjoyable and didn't make us stress out during the semester. I believe he is a great teacher for this course.

Alexander Nagurney: PSY214, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Hilo Department: Social Sciences
Course: PSY 214 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 14551 (003)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
3. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
4. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
5. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
6. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
8. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
12. The small group sessions helped me learn more about writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
14. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
17. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
18. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
19. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
20. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
21. Other comments:
I enjoyed this class overall but I must admit it's been a bit challenging but I know I've gained some knowledge about the course and its contents.
Prof Alex is always willing to help students learn the material, He has been available for thoughtful discussions about the material and the subject. He is more than a professor he is also a coach.
Professor Nagurney is an incredible instructor and communicated the class very well to stimulate my learning. He gave very clear instructions and advise to help us during the semester. He prepared us to write our Manuscripts and ample time to do our group studies. I hope to take more classes with Professor Nagurney whenever possible.
Great class and great teacher!!!

Alexander Nagurney: PSY214, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 214 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 15885 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The things that I enjoyed the most about this course would be the dedication that Dr. Nagurney has for his students. He is always willing to meet before class or help any student when they need his help. He is very approachable and is a wonderful professor. I thought that the assignments really helped to reinforce the material that was being taught in class in a practical matter.
I am really interested in the research process and am very enthusiastic about our research projects.
Since Dr. Nagurney let us work group project ahead using class time, we could proceed the project ostly on time.
Everything
Great teacher. Very helpful. Loves what he does and is passionate. Always available to answer questions. Level of work is appropriate and useful. Every assignment has a purpose. No "busy work." I learned a ton in this class.
Review before tests & quizzes very helpful.
group project, homework assignments, the time it was conducted
power points were helpful. Appreciated the study guides; very helpful for exams.
This course was hands on and well designed!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A.
I believe that it is a hard subject to make interesting, but I would like a little more interaction in class because the subject is boring at times.
Though this course was not writing intensive, it would be helpful if we had at least one paper before wwe worked on group project. He explained what information should be in manuscript but we (at least I felt) need to practice how to write a psychological paper.
Offer it earlier in the day!
His slides were much more effective than the reading. It would be great to have specific pages to read in chapters that have a lot of superfluous information.
Homework and Labs shouldn't be lumped together for a grade and only 15%. Labs should be separate from Homework.
less points for multiple choice questions and more points for small essay questions. should use simpler vocabularies on questions that are hard to answer.
spend more time to explain contents of a manuscript and how to go about writing each section.
more writing assignments!
15. Other comments:
Wonderful teacher, thank you for helping to inspire me to continue to pursue a degree in psychology.
Alexander Nagurney is a great teacher and if he offers any other classes I would gladly take them.
Dr. Nagurney was approachable and helpful. When I asked question about materials I had hard time to understand, he answered clearly with details.
Nagurney is the best!
thought the in-class lab exercises should be a grade on its own rather than with the homework.