eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Carolyn Constantin

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NURS453, Fall 2013
NURS460L, Fall 2013
NURS460L, Fall 2013
NURS502, Fall 2013

Carolyn Constantin: NURS453, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 453 - Intro to Genetics in Nursing Crn (Section): 77800 (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  
3.89 36 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (89%) 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  
2.0 36 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 33 (92%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 36 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 28 (78%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 36 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 8 (22%) 24 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 36 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 2 (6%) 10 (28%) 20 (56%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 36 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 8 (22%) 23 (64%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 36 1.06 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 10 (28%) 20 (56%)
8. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Maybe change the wording of questions on tests/quizzes so that they are more straightforward. Sometimes questions were confusing and it was hard to decipher what was being asked.
Telling someone to read your mind on a test is a huge deterrent for me to attend class and respect my teacher. Or excuses such as well I'm up late doing this by myself and I have a life outside of class. We are all aware because likewise we have a life outside of school and yet it wouldn't be an excuse that our teacher would count as legitimate for a missed assignment or something. I felt that this class could have been a positive one, but most of the information was self taught and just felt the instructor lacked motivation to teach the class at an appropriate level.
I enjoyed every minute and will retain the information taught to me.
Please find a way to keep the class quiet. Is there a way to muzzle people? The most irritating and frustrating element was the noise from the class. Maybe just throw an eraser at the people who talk and disturb the class. Thats what my intermediate teachers did. Be more scary so that idiots in class shut the hell up.
I think you could make this course completely online. i feel also that sometimes her rationale for doing things were because laulima is challenging to work, but it was not what was best or most fair for the students. perhaps she could get more training in laulima to be able to better accommodate students.
It would be appreciated to have a study guide or blue print of what topics to know for the quizzes, and most especially for the exams.
I like it how it is.
Maybe more hands on learning. Difficult topics and easily to get distracted, so I feel more Q&As like at the beginning of the class would have been good. I learned most from the worksheets done together
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More example questions to practice our knowledge prior to quizzes and exams.
N/A.
Constant miscommunication. Professor Constantin isn't always very clear and can never get a straight answer out of her.
N/A
By choosing a different textbook.
Maybe have some group work so that we can apply what we learned.
I think she have more clinically relevant applications.
I feel the lectures are very dense, and the topic is very dry. I understand that is the nature of the subject, however, Professor Constantin could maybe go over the more difficult concepts in a slower fashion so it is easier to understand.
9. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.17 36 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 15 (42%) 14 (39%)
10. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.37 36 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 14 (39%) 18 (50%)
11. Other comments:
Her ppts were helpful in giving an overall picture of each chapter and I liked that she included supplementary materials directly on the slides such as links to websites, articles, and videos explaining more about the topic. I also thought it was helpful that the quizzes/tests were open book/notes because it was less stressful not having to worry about memorizing every little detail and I could focus more on understanding the broader concepts.
Professor Carolyn is very knowledgeable, approachable, and very fun to have in class! Professor Carolyn is very knowledgeable with the course content and she explains the concepts well in lecture. Secondly, she is very approachable. If I have any questions concerning a question or concept she is always willing to describe the content in more detail and in a way that I can understand it thoroughly. Lastly, her enthusiastic attitude made learning much more fun, interesting, and easy to learn! :) I thoroughly enjoyed having Professor Carolyn for genetics! She made the class fun and interesting! :)
You're a good instructor in that you know your shit. But I feel like you need to tell people shut the fuck up. There were days i left early because of to much chatter from the people around me. I really appreciated your flexibility, and your demeanor. You are truly excited about this subject. I know you tried to set the house rules so that people would be quiet, but to be honest, you were not successful. Also, your breaks are too long. Just get through the material and keep things moving.
Professor Constantin is a very knowledgeable instructor in her field. She has a quirky personality and is very enthusiastic about genetics. Also, she is approachable if we need any clarifications or assistance regarding assignments. I appreciate that she provides a hardcopy version of the quizzes and exams to refer to for those who dislike online quizzes/exams but still need to input our answers online.
She is an awesome instructor! Very approachable and she makes genetics understandable. She is clear and concise and her course is challenging.
She is very knowledgeable of the course. She is able to explain complicated and new concepts in simple terms that is easy to understand. That's a plus!
Overall a good class, although I feel like I will be forgetting more than half of the topics learned b/c of it only being ppts
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Please consider making this course an online course because it would be convenient to a lot of students. Students would have to come to class during exams and presentation only.
The professor makes this lecture fun.
Professor Constantin was an amazing instructor! Her lectures were always interesting, current, and entertaining. I wish she could teach patho for the 6th semester students! Have a great winter break.
This class should be offered online as attendance is not part of the grade.
Very passionate about content and provided resources from outside the book that were very interesting, applicable directly to the course content, and helped clarify concepts. The material is very interesting and the teacher has a well-organized class to highlight this idea.
I do not think other semesters should be allowed to take this course. I would want her to teach the advanced Patho course taught in sixth semester.
Love this instructor! She gets on the students level and effectively communicates with us. She also makes class fun and interesting.
You are super hilarious and I love your personality. It was a very fun and interesting class. You made me become more passionate towards Genetics and I thank you for that.
Professor Constatin was very good at asking for feedback and listening to students opinions to improve her course.
This class was very enjoyable to take. The only thing I did not like about it was that it was a once-a- week course (so it was very long), and the time at which it was scheduled (6pm) was not conducive to a good learning environment. Otherwise, Professor Constantin was very knowledgeable, and very interesting to hear lecture.
I thought making the exams and quizzes open book was a good idea, it was still challenging due to the select all that applies questions. She was a great instructor and you could tell her enthusiasm in teaching the content. She made it easier to understand.

Carolyn Constantin: NURS460L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 460L - Complex Nsg & Leadership Lab Crn (Section): 79353 (003)    
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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 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  
2.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.64 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.79 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
6. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.67 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
7. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
8. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
10. Other comments:
Professor Constantin is the one of the best teacher I know. Although I was very stressed out this whole semester, she was a very good support for me. I was able to freely express to her how I feel about my experiences and she has given me very supportive and helpful advices. She is somewhat straight forward but I like that about her. She gets to the point. She is provides feedback in a timely manner as well. She depicts a good professor who is organized and knowledgable but at the same time, supportive.
Professor Constantin was very helpful in all aspects of my clinical experience. Everytime I had questions or needed clarifications for things, she would respond timely with detailed explanations. She is very approachable and gives a lot of recommendations to improve on the paper and oral presentation. She's very professional and objective when it comes to grading school work. I love her inputs in all of the things that I did in clinical. She helped me better myself and uplifted my confidence.
Carolyn made her group do the class project to how SHE felt it should be done and not with the rest of the class. We all got our papers back and had to re-do them. We were the only group in N460 that this happened to. Not to mention Carolyn never came to meet with the manager on my unit who is very perturbed with her by this action (or inaction I should say). Carolyn criticised me at the end of my shift when she showed up after a long, terrible day and quizzed me regarding the patho of my patients. She then proceeded to tell me I was a bad nurse and that she would not feel comfortable having me as the nurse if that patient was her father. Yeah that made me feel so awesome. Carolyn has never had more than two patients in her life and here we have 4-5 pts on the floor at once. What does she expect?!? She doesn't know becuase she never took care of more than 2 people at any one time. Caring for more than 2 patients takes extreme organizaitonal skills and nursing skills. Not the best way to end my time here at UH.

Carolyn Constantin: NURS460L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 460L - Complex Nsg & Leadership Lab Crn (Section): 1599 (315)    

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Carolyn Constantin: NURS502, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 502 - Pathophysiology Crn (Section): 1353 (311)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 23 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 23 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 23 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 20 (87%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 20 (87%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 18 (78%)
8. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
9. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
10. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
What helps me a lot is having a quiz before the class based on the chapter reading(s). That way it forces me to read the chapters and come prepared to class where the teacher will re-enforce subject material that was read. While the open book test was good since we covered so much material, I honestly feel that I would learn more if it was closed book...forcing me to really grasp the concepts of each system/disease etc. In the beginning Professor Constantin would pick on random students to answer questions as part of review. I would encourage continuing this as it makes us think/study more and if the student that was picked didn't know the answer, he/she will always remember that answer/concept from then on.
Carolyn rocks. She is amazingly experienced, patient,and has an amazing manner with "high maintenance", intense MEPN students. She should be utilized for additional MEPN courses! She should teach BOTH patho and pharm since there is so much overlap and she seems to know a ton about both areas, can explain in ways that we understand, and is willing/able to work with us when we are confused or feeling frustrated.
Possibly have shorter powerpoint presentations.
Shorter quiz times might ensure that students internalize the material more strongly.
I think Carolyn Constantin did a great job in teaching this course. There was a lot of material to cover but her presentations were always very organized and very thorough.
There could be better editing of the quizzes to be more consistent with the textbook. Also maybe try to edit the questions to make them more specific. But this is a hard course to do that with and so I understand why these questions are very hard to write.
She is already great!
The course was great - I would not change a thing.
videos, quizzes, and the her power points were were helpful. Professor Constantin was approachable and directed us on the important concepts in understating the material. I enjoyed her classes.
The best professor in MEPN. Motivated, enthusiastic, understanding, intelligent, and FUN! She makes learning FUN! She is hard working and truly cares about being a student advocate.
My only suggestion is to condense the slides.
Possibly use a different text book- the Copstead 5th Ed Pathophysiology book is very heavy with content and the font is very small.
11. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.65 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 16 (70%)
12. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
13. Other comments:
Professor Constantin was always prepared and organized. She would have the ppts ready for the students from a few days to a week before the lecture for us to review/study. I appreciate how she would take the students feedback into consideration and admit when a quiz/test question was worded in a way that majority of the students were confused. I really enjoyed this class and Professor Constantin's enthusiasm would make it difficult to fall asleep during lecture :)
I dont think that this should reflect Carolyn at all: I think that we should either have this class span over two semesters so that we can thoroughly cover all of the content or cover less content but more in depth. I didnt really learn to much but I do now have a lot of content that I can go back and reference.
More opportunities for formal study sessions (with the TA) would be good. Maybe optional weekend and/or evening review of what was covered in the prior 2 or 3 weeks... Not just 2 days before an exam? Katie is a huge help on those Sunday sessions, though!!! SHE should teach something too.... maybe 504 or 505? :)
Professor Constantin shows bounding enthusiasm for the subject matter, which is evident in her energetic instruction. She is passionate about teaching and exhibits genuine concern and compassion in the time with her students. Thank you!
This was a great course and the instructor was amazing! She is very knowledgable and facilitated my learning in every aspect. I really enjoyed her class and hope to have her as an instructor again in the future!
Thank you so much for teaching this class and for listening to us grumble at times. I truly enjoyed being in your class and I hope you teach us more courses throughout our MEPN program.
Carolyn is one of those instructors who inspires me. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about her field. I thank her for teaching me so much and taking time to answer any of my questions.
Because of Ms.Constantin, I really enjoyed learning this difficult material.
Stellar instructor who showed care and concern for student learning. She guided students to learning without spoon feeding the material
Katie. the GA, was very helpful as well.
Carolyn is a delightful teacher with such a great personality. She is easy to listen to and I appreciate how she instructs with enthusiasm. She is fair when it comes to her quizzes and exams. Her information is thorough; I appreciate the effort Carolyn puts into her slides and finding extra sources to promote comprehension like youtube videos or fact sheets.
Consistently open to using additional resources, and having a class discussion. Excellent instructor! Appreciate all of her time and effort to put together meaningful, well thought out powerpoints and also sending out summary sheets to help summarize the key concepts. :)
Fantastic instructor who is fair and knowledgable of the course content. Follows up on class questions and gives supplemental information that supports required content. Great professor!
She really listens to the concerns of her students.