eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Brian Chung

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AMST318, ES318, Fall 2014
ES331, Spring 2014
AMST318, ES318, Fall 2013
ES301, Spring 2013
AMST318, ES318, Fall 2012
ES331, Fall 2012

Brian Chung: AMST318, ES318, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 318 - Asian America Crn (Section): 76899 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 318 - Asian America Crn (Section): 76721 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 3 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
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%) 3 (75%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
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%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
The course material covered a wide variety of topics while staying true to the overall theme
how close are class became
Good choice of topics, very informal and relateable.
Dr. Chung provides very easily digestible readings that are very relevant. This course gave me a confident understanding of Orientalism.
The content was interesting and relevant
The intimate class setting that made it easy for students to discuss and debate on topics from readings and from daily life.
Intimate classroom setting, we got to know each other well throughout the semester. Made it very enjoyable to come to class and learn.
Interesting material and good professor.
He has time for each one of us. And if students did bad on something, he is willingly have conversation one on one. It was really helpful. Overall, it was one of my favorite class that I took at UH Manoa
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
nothing at all
Calling on students more frequently might make the class full more. Less awkward silences.
Have a better system for people to sign up for presentations
Nothing really
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (100%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
Fulfilled a focus requirement
major requirement
OC credit. Plus its always nice to have a different class from my major courses.
I chose to take this course because it fulfilled UH foundations requirements in addition to my major requirements for Ethnic Studies. I also took it because of Dr. Chung has been a good teacher to me even before I was ever officially his student, he is a very understanding and empowering teacher and mentor.
Certificate requirement (Peace and Conflict Studies)
It fulfilled my OC requirement but I specifically chose this course because I was interested to learn more about what kind of problems plague Asian Americans. The ratings on ratemyprofessor.com also prompted me to take this course.
I needed the OC 300+ credit and I thought the course ES Asian American Studies would be interesting.
Fulfilled OC credit for core graduation requirements.
It was part of focus requirement for my major and it fits my schedule the best
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (75%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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 (25%) 4 (80%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (80%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 3 (60%)
20. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
21. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
22. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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 (100%)
23. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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 (100%)
24. 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 (100%)
25. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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 (25%) 3 (60%)
26. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
27. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
everything was easy to understand and it related to our society now days
The variety in Dr. Chung's teaching style and plan facilitated an engaging atmosphere.
Reading Responses and clear instructions how to write them were the most helpful part of this course
For me, it was the realization of how pervasive Orientalism is, both in the present and in the past. This course has allowed me to see the world in a more critical perspective.
Class discussions of reading material.
I have learned that how Asians have been seen in the world and how important it is to have open mind to accept different point of view
28. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
29. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
30. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to 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%)
31. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
32. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
33. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
34. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
35. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
36. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
approachable and fun instructor
awesome teacher , would highly recommend his class to all students
Great job. Very nice and always available for his students.
My overall evaluation of Dr. Chung is a concerned and supporitve. As well as well versed and extremely knowledgeable in his discipline.
Nice person. Seems new to teaching and compensates by being strict on due dates. Unnecessarily binding to due dates even though he changed the syllabus half way through the course. He needs to be able to bring digressions in class discussion back to topic more fluidly.
One of the best professors I've ever had at Manoa. Enthusiastic, chill, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. He's also great at giving feedback and turning around class discussions to focus more on the main points.
Very positive
Very knowledgable about the subject and brings in a good variety of perspectives. Made the class interesting.
He was really motivated every class. He constantly asked questions so the class kept moving and fun
37. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
38. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning 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 (75%)
39. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
40. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 3 (60%)
41. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (60%)
42. 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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
43. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (20%)
44. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
45. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
class interactions
I enjoyed using examples such as sports, music and popular culture to discuss complex ideas, Dr. Chung did a great job of showing us how related it all
The group presentations were a good way to end the course
As mentioned above, the intimacy of the class.
Reading material and class discussions.
It was really interesting and had time thinking about the world around me
46. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing
The readings that we didn't do a reading response for. Hard to get discussion going for those. maybe allow students to do reading responses for any of the 5 readings instead of set readings
The group presentation, but then again it is an oral communication class, so I can't really say anything.
Nothing
47. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (100%)
48. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very good
highly recommended
Great course. Important topics that should be taught to all students.
This course is great if you enjoy discussion and debate. Its a good course to have here in Hawaii because the Asian America experience is a lot different from the local experience.
Good course. Relevant to todays society.
Great class to take to gain greater perspective about the world we live in.
It was good. I would recommend to take this class
49. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
50. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (25%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
51. Other comments:
Thanks for a great semester!
Thanks for a great semester Brian!
It was one of my favorite class and i learned something new from every class

Brian Chung: ES331, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 331 - Chinese in Hawaii Crn (Section): 84427 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
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%)
8. What did you like best about the course?
The course required critical thinking and class discussions which really expanded my knowledge and perspective. The course introduced me to new concepts and theories that I can apply to modern society and motivates me.
Open discussions and class participation.
Instructor was fun.
I really enjoyed Dr. Chung's approach & perspective of the course material. He presented everything in a way that was relevant to contemporary society and relatable to my generation. I hope his positive attitude, honest humor and enthusiasm as a professor does not fade.
The readings Brian chose for this course were very enjoyable.
I enjoyed that it was a discussion based class and I felt that even though reading reviews = extra work it was a good way to get us involved. This is a class that I would recommend.
I felt that professor's class was well taught and organized. I was able to follow with everything that the professor presented.
9. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
10. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
11. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
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%)
12. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
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%)
13. 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%)
14. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The material and the power points were all very helpful. The Professor is able to lay out the key terms in a structured method that is not confusing or overwhelming. He also facilitates a positive classroom environment which makes is easier to speak and discuss.
Entire class was valuable and we got the chance to take something away from it.
Dr. Chung's understanding and accessibility. He also allowed everyone to hold their own opinion, offered support and also played the "devil's advocate" for interesting controversy. This perspective allowed the dynamic of the class flow evenly.
Brian was always helpful and willing to work with students
I found that the accessibility and availability of the the professor help contribute to my success in my class.
17. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
18. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
20. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
21. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
22. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
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%)
23. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
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%)
24. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
25. Other comments:
The course was very thought-provoking and it made me appreciative of my access to an education.
This class was not about Chinese in Hawaii. This class was more about Chinese on the mainland/continent. Should include more material from Chinese living in Hawaii. Concepts was easy to understand, but objectives for some of the assignments was not clearly stated.
I would take a class from Dr. Chung again.
I really enjoyed this class, it was informational and stimulating. Professor Chung provided a good atmosphere for us to gather, discuss and learn.

Brian Chung: AMST318, ES318, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 318 - Asian America Crn (Section): 77676 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 318 - Asian America Crn (Section): 77314 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 6 (75%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
8. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
10. 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%) 6 (75%)
11. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
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%)
12. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
13. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (60%)
14. I developed new friendships in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
15. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
16. 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 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
17. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
18. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%) 7 (88%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found the discussions to be particularly helpful in communicating, confirming, and sharing ideas. It helped me to see different sides of the issues at hand.
I've learned a lot in this class, I know a lot of my Asian heritage than I've ever known before
Expanding my worldview about ethical issues in Hawaii.
All the oral presentations and class discussions we had were helpful in building my oral skills more. I also learned of Asian-American issues that I didn't know of before.
How Asians were treated by the American Government in the early 1900.
New perspectives on my identity as an Asian American. It provided me with different angles from which to understand myself, those that surround me and society in general.
How engaging Brian was in class. Most readings were easy to follow and if not, he explained them very well.
He was very easy to understand and helpful.
This course helped me to develop an awareness towards my own values, beliefs, and identity. Rather than simply accept our beliefs from a subjective, and personal level, it is necessary to understand why those ideas are created and who is benefiting from it. This class helped me to understand local identity in Hawaii, and how it is shaped and defined. Throughout the process of learning these concepts during the semester, I found on my own time applying the concepts of certain laws and policies from the reading towards the current economic situations the United States. The class discussions were interesting and engaging.
The course material covered was very easy to relate too. Although some of the articles were outdated, the main concepts were still relevant.
20. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
21. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
22. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
23. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 5 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
24. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (50%)
25. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 6 (75%)
26. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 7 (88%)
27. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 5 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (40%)
28. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
29. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%) 3 (60%)
30. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
31. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great. Very helpful and enthusiastic about learning WITH his students, and teaching.
Great teacher will recommend other students to this class
10/10 Good job.
very funny and nice
He was a great, kind, enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgable professor.
great lessons and well put together.
He is a good teacher who knows the material. Sometimes difficult to understand, due to speaking in run on sentences. Maybe helpful if the point of a reading or lecture is summarized succinctly, and in laymans terms so the class can understand easier.
Very good professor. Engaging, fun class.
He was a great professor! I would love to take him again.
Very good. I was able to understand new concepts, illustrated in the reading, in class discussions and posted powerpoints. Although some of the readings were stale, the video clips and films helped to liven the thesis which I found amusing. I appreciate his patience with a quiet classroom, and his points came across clearly during topic discussions.
Brian was very easy to engage too and is makes himself available whenever students need his assistance. He knows his course very well and is always able to elaborate on the material he assigns us to read. He is also very open and encourages the students to share past experience that relate to the course. He is also willing to learn from students as he is always trying to learn from his students as well.
32. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%) 6 (75%)
33. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
34. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (38%) 1 (20%)
35. The examinations are graded very carefully and fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (38%) 2 (40%)
36. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Again, I loved the discussions and how relevant this class and its content is to the demographic here at the university.
Activism, model minority
The teacher made the course.
The reading assignment his book that he put together.
Learning more about my Asian heritage and local identity, and class discussions.
How Brian was very organized in what was to come up in future classes and notified us promptly for any changes.
I've learned so many new things and it was very interested.
I enjoyed the readings and presentations by Jonathan Okamura, he was very knowledgeable and had logical points of argument. I also enjoyed the video clips and films; Flower Drum Song and Massie Case A Local Story.
I like the a lot of his material was an essential part of the course and they easily relate to Hawaii's culture.
37. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I don't particularly like group projects, but that's just my personal tastes.
Some readings are just too ridiculously long for the content inside. I wish the writers would have just got to the point instead of writing long-winded essays that require copious amounts of analysis to understand.
None
Final group project was difficult to coordinate, and lectures sometimes confusing.
Some readings didn't really add to the class.
Some parts were very hard to understand but it was because of the topic.
Some of the readings were stale and had to be read more than once to fully understand the concepts.
A few of the articles were outdated and hard to understand but Brian always went over the article and encourage each student to briefly explain the main points. I thought the way groups were made could also be worked on, and the material that is too be presented. Some topics are forced upon students because that is the only topic last to present also while students are forced to worked with random classmates which his its pros and cons.
38. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great. A good course that teaches valuable content that will be useful in all fields.
Great class
Still good course. Having an instructor like Professor Chung made the class a lot more interesting and enjoyable.
Great class!
Excellent
Good.
Good. Helped improved my presentation skills.
It was great :)
Very good. I didn't understand the purpose of studying Asian Americans until I took this class and understood it from "local" perspectives.
I enjoyed this course and I strongly recommend this course to students who would like discuss the Asian culture and its relation with Hawaii. Brain is very resourceful and he provides a fair learning environment that I feel students will appreciate.
39. The course increased my ability to cogently explain the interconnectedness of local and global dynamics of power within the context of the political and cultural specificities of Hawai'i nei.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
40. Other comments:
Why is this course considered OC for this semester, while it is listed as ETH next semester? What the heck.
Great teacher :)

Brian Chung: ES301, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 301 - Ethnic Identity Crn (Section): 85971 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.42 13 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 13 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
7. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
8. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
10. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
11. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
12. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
13. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
14. 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  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
15. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
16. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
17. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Very interesting topics
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I felt the readings were really relevant and taught me new insights to viewing ordinary aspects of life.
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It makes you look at society and the ways in which we understand ethnic identity in alternative lights. Both positive and negative.
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This class was a real eye opener. It made me observe the world around me more closely and more open.
The in class presentation allowed up to apply our own perspectives to a class reading.
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18. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
19. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 3 (23%)
20. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
21. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
22. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
23. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
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%)
24. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
25. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
26. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
27. Student presentations in class are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 13 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (69%) 3 (23%)
28. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
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%)
29. Other comments:
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Awesome teacher. Really communicative and up for using new and contemporary teaching methods that make the class educational entertaining and enlightening.
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More guests lecturers would be great. Interpreting and analyzing more colonial imagery would be a good way to apply the lessons learned in class
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Brian Chung: AMST318, ES318, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 318 - Asian America Crn (Section): 79028 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 318 - Asian America Crn (Section): 78544 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 1 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%) 1 (25%)
6. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (25%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
8. I developed new friendships in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%)
10. 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  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
13. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
14. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
15. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (67%)
16. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (33%)
17. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
18. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%) 1 (25%)
19. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
20. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
21. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
22. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (100%)
23. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 2 (67%)
25. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
26. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%) 2 (50%)
27. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%) 1 (25%)
28. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (25%)
29. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
30. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (67%)
31. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (67%)
32. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 2 (67%)
33. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
34. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%) 1 (25%)
35. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Brian Chung, though fresh out of college himself, is a great example of young teachers coming into the field to try and really connect with students. He had a professional manner which he tried to maintain in class, but even then when he started to connect with his students he stayed on topic, working with the time limit of the class and getting the main points of our work across. Overall, he is a great teacher and I would recommend anyone to taking any class he is teaching.
He is a smart and enthusiastic teacher who is always willing to help his students grow.
Awesome
He's a nice guy; in my personal opinion, however, I was unable to relate to him as much as I would have liked.
Very Good. He is an embodiment of what a professor should be; clearly understood and motivational. I like the fact that his thinking is very open, in which he can learn from students while teaching them.
he's an OK professor at times the material seemed very repetitive but other than that his teaching style was easy to follow along with
he's a true gentleman.
36. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (50%) 1 (33%)
37. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (33%)
38. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked being able to come to class and watch videos that may not seem like they had anything to do with the course material, when in actuality they had strong connections to the course and topics. I thought that this was a really cool, up to date way of getting our attention and bringing to light interesting topics.
I enjoyed the class presentations. I think they helped students learn the readings better and helped us work on our presentation skills.
I liked the idea that he incorporated open discussions during class. It gave many views that actually went along with specific topics in the readings and works.
student presentations
discussion
39. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The in-class discussions can be a little lacking.
I least liked the oral presentation, just for the sheer fact that Iam a bad oral presenter.
lectures
5 minute presentations
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Interesting course, I think Brian just needs to perfect it a little bit. Other than that its an interesting course to take, learning about all the different kinds of spaces that directly/indirectly influence our lives, how we move within those spheres, and how they can have micro and macro reactions to the larger world.
It is a good course to take whether it is a requirement or not. I learned a lot of new concepts that I can apply to my other ethnic studies classes as well.
very good. I came to class because I enjoyed it and not because I had to.
it's an ok course had a lot of class discussions which was helpful
Good gave me opportunity to speak up and listen to others
41. Other comments:
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Brian Chung: ES331, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 331 - Chinese in Hawaii Crn (Section): 74198 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
6. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
7. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
8. I developed new friendships in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
9. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%)
10. 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 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
11. I create my own learning experiences in connection with the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
12. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
15. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I cant really think of an exact one --- They were all valuable and helpful!
Brian showed a lot of experience with Chinese issues and topics. He was very knowledgeable about the subject and was very enthusiastic about it.
personal experiences and elaborated translations of material
The discussions in class helped me critically think about the readings we had.
The readings and lectures that helped reaffirm that I understood what the readings were about.
class discussions made it easier to understand the readings
The professor provides immediate response whenever we students have quemstions.
Brian's approachable nature and willingness to help made asking any questions or getting clarification on any subject easy, and the general class format allowed for any and all questions to be answered
17. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
18. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
19. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
20. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
21. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
22. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
23. The instructor shows appreciation of my efforts to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
25. Reading assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
26. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
28. Other comments:
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I really enjoyed class. Brian showed a lot of enthusiasm for teaching and for learning from us. He did seem a bit intimidated by the amount of Chinese people in class and with the difference of Chinese/local culture is here. I think with more time and experience being here he can learn and become more comfortable with it. He definitely seemed very interested in learning more about it.
thanks for a great semester, brian, I'm glad you figured out how to use laulima.
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