eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Richard Rapson

Available Survey Results

AMST344, HIST374, Spring 2012
AMST646, HIST639B, Spring 2012
AMST344, HIST374, Spring 2011
AMST344, HIST374, Spring 2010
AMST343, HIST373, Fall 2009
AMST646, HIST639B, Fall 2009

Richard Rapson: AMST344, HIST374, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 344 - Am Thought & Culture: 20th C Crn (Section): 87814 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: History
Course: HIST 374 - Am Thought & Culture: 20th C Crn (Section): 87800 (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  
3.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (20%) 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  
1.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 4 (80%) 1 (17%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
6. 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%) 6 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
10. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
12. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
14. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
15. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
16. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (80%)
17. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
18. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
19. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 5 (83%)
20. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
21. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
22. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
23. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
24. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
25. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent professor. very friendly, interesting and easy to work with. i would easily take any class he offers.
Amazing teacher; flexible, interesting, engaging, intelligent and fun! Class was never boring, discussion was the focus of most sessions.
One of the best professors on campus. I take any class that he teaches because he is so passionate about his job that it makes me love going to class. He has taught me to think outside the box and examine life critically and thoughtfully.
Professor Richard Rapson is a teacher that all other professors should strive to emulate. He treats every student as an adult and in turn we all respected his methods and wisdom. The University of Hawaii has a true gem for a professor of History.
He is a very knowledgeable professor who really cares about his students and is open to their opinions.
He truly cares for his students. An absolutely refreshing quality to find in a professor. He is a gem.
Best teacher I had at UH
RICHARD RAPSON IS BEST PROFESSOR I EVER MEET.
brilliant with a wealth to teach - the subject matter of what he taught us is invaluable although his own climate of opinion dictates the entirety of the course
27. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
28. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the class discussions.
Discussion, joint classes, videos.
The class discussion was great!
The stimulating and intelligent conversations on History. The required reading material was the perfect compliment to teaching History.
The class discussions were interesting and most of the readings were worthwhile. I really enjoyed the joint classes with the psych students too.
Class discussions that challenged our minds.
Films
CLASS DISCUSSION AND JOINT CLASS
course content; having a space to think freely and progressively; loosely structured writing assignments that promote reflection and thought outside the classroom
29. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing
The only negative aspect of the course was when class ended. Each and every class was so engaging that I did not want them to end.
The biography textbook was hard to get to but maybe "intellectual spinach"? Much better than a plain history textbook though.
Timelines and the Heilborner book
TOO MUCH WRITTING.
the way in which the professor limited our scope to his own estimations
30. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
31. My overall evaluation of this course is...
excellent
If I wasn't graduating then I would try to attend this class again. We learned so much about History and yet, there is still so much more to discuss on this great era of History. I will recommend this course to all my friends.
I enjoyed it a lot and want to take the other one next semester!
Take it
AWESOME.
very glad I had the chance to examine themes in American culture although I feel that some of the emphasis is outdated. conversely, we each have a lot to consider for the future now that we have been enlightened. The biggest disappointment for me was that our conversations were not as free nor productive as they could have been. Perhaps if our class discussions were less specific, less forced, and consisted less of our professor's interjections, we would have learned a lot more from one another and gained a more varied and honest perspective.
32. Other comments:
It was such a privilege to be in a class where we were having the most intelligent lectures on campus. Professor Rapson is by far the most underated professor I have ever had the honor to have in my 5 years as a student.
Thank you for a great semester!!!
I wish I was not graduating and could take more of Rapson's courses.

Richard Rapson: AMST646, HIST639B, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 646 - Adv Tpcs: Social/Cult/Intell Crn (Section): 80028 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: History
Course: HIST 639B - Adv Tpcs: Social/Cult/Intell Crn (Section): 81503 (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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 1 (33%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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 (50%)
7. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
13. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
15. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
17. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 3 (100%)
18. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
20. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
21. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
22. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
23. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
24. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
25. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor's Rapson's real strength is his ability to frame "big picture" discussions. Often courses are so specific that they lose generalizability. In Rapson's class, Grad students can actively take what's been learned from other classes (and life) and apply it to the regular/weekly discussions. In this way he insures that the intelligence in the classroom is fully utilized. Most instructors short change students by limiting discussion to the specific topic in question. This fails to recognize the value of synergy as well as the collective intelligence in the room.
Freakin awesome! What a wonderful instructor! And the material is fascinating!
He is a remarkable professor who challenged me to evaluate history from many different lenses, rather than the narrower view I had been using. He is approachable which can be rare in higher education, and his enthusiasm for teaching is palpable. I will forever take away many lessons from my time in this course.
26. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
27. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Felt the press conference class may have been the most riveting and rewarding.
Small group discussions.
Group discussions were always stimulating and thought provoking
class discussions
The group discussion was so valuable to me. I also liked the use and discussion of films. I really liked his Macro-historical approach.
28. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
There was nothing to dislike! The course was ideal in that it respected that quality of thought in the room while providing a safe/sacred venue for free and open discussion.
N/A
I wish class met twice a week rather than once!!!
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome!
an interesting course that inspires critical thinking
31. Other comments:
Thank you, Dr. Rapson. This course and it's contents could not have happened at a better time for me as a student and professional. You have reminded me that teaching "within the box" is not the only way and to never doubt my own teaching style and approach. Also, your book (s) are fantastic and a major asset to the UH history department and UH as a whole.

Richard Rapson: AMST344, HIST374, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 344 - Am Thought & Culture: 20th C Crn (Section): 89217 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: History
Course: HIST 374 - Am Thought & Culture: 20th C Crn (Section): 89200 (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  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 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  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 3 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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 (33%) 1 (33%)
13. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. 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%) 3 (100%)
15. 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%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
16. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%) 3 (100%)
17. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%) 3 (50%)
18. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%) 3 (100%)
19. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%) 3 (100%)
20. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (100%)
21. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
22. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
23. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%) 3 (100%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
25. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Best college professor I have had the pleasure to know.
This was my favorite class this semester. Richard has a unique teaching style that enables students to think on their own and question the theories of him and many other scholars in order to promote a more rounded thought of your own. I would definitely take this class again!
very friendly, speaks very deliberately, very persuasive, sometimes cites stats but doesn't say where the stats come from, willing to help all students, more a friend or colleague than a teacher, interesting points of view, very liberal, sometimes expresses his opinions too blatantly, knowledgable.
This class really made me think critically of American culture and see things in a way I wouldn't normally have thought.
He is a very intelligent and friendly professor. Very few professors on campus are as approachable and as charismatic as him. He does not ooze of "arrogance" like so many professors at UH, and he does seem to care what undergraduates have to say. He is a little forceful with his very liberal ideology, but he isn't intimidating about it.
He is a good teacher, he could have been a little more clear on what he expected out of the assignments. He was a bit judgmental towards certain religions.
26. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
27. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The discussion, the joint lectures and the small class size.
class discussions, small group discussions
Class discussions and combining with the psychology class because we were able to gain a psychological as well as historical perspective on American culture.
The discussions
I really enjoyed the reading in the class. I learned a lot from the required texts and I also enjoyed the topics. I also like that the class is discussion based. It gives students a chance to learn from each other and from themselves. The class format was much more effective than a traditional lecture class. The joint lectures/discussions were new to me as well, and I actually enjoyed it.
The reading that was assigned.
28. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
discussions about the assigned readings, handouts weren't necessarily educational
Watching the Roosevelt movies for so long. It seemed like they took up the majority of the classes that weren't combined and we often only had around 15 minutes for class discussion. I would pick and choose the most important episodes of the series.
Reading 7 different books. It just seems a little excessive.
I would have liked to discuss the readings in class more. It seems as though the readings were "homework" and never really applied to the class discussions. One or two books were, but of the six books, many felt unrelated to classroom discussions. I also felt like the class was more "Political Science" oriented and less "History" and "American Studies". I always felt like there was an agenda being pushed implicitly or explicitly. I also did not like that the class was a continuation of a class that had identical readings and topic matter. Students who took the previous class did not have to do much of anything, and they rarely came to class. This lead to some very redundant discussions and statements being made from students who did not attend regularly. Some of the discussions were also not very academic and politically driven rather than inquiry based. Although I enjoyed the discussion format, a little bit more structured discussions would have benefited the class tremendously.
The longer lectures.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
fun, interesting discussions, much better than lecture, still learn a lot, enjoy hearing others opinions and points of view, everyone is very open, inspires me to be more openly opinionated, more classes should follow this structure because this class is enjoyable and momorable
Great class, I learned a lot and the environment really inspired discussion and opinions from different people.
I think the class is a must for any student who does not enjoy the traditional approach to classes like History or American Studies. The class material is primarily dictated by the students, so any dissatisfaction with the class can be partly attributed to oneself. Participation is crucial to a truly enriching experience, but with that said, all students must participate in order to maximize this class's potential. Many students did not attend class regularly, and some students never said more than a couple of words all semester.
I would recommend it to a friend.
31. Other comments:
I think this class could benefit greatly by NOT being a continuation, but rather a stand alone class that grabs students who have not taken Dr Rapson previously.

Richard Rapson: AMST344, HIST374, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 344 - Am Thought & Culture: 20th C Crn (Section): 87143 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: History
Course: HIST 374 - Am Thought & Culture: 20th C Crn (Section): 87559 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 4 (100%)
4. 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%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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 seems to enjoy teaching.
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%) 4 (100%)
8. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
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 maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in 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%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
17. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%) 4 (100%)
18. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
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%) 5 (100%)
19. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
23. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent. I had an amazing time in his class and I learned a lot from him and the other students. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the topics he presents, and also encourages us to ask questions and share our opinion about everything.
Congratulations on 50 years teaching! Amazing!
Richard is a wonderfully intelligent and caring professor. This is the first class I've ever taken that examined contemporary American culture as a whole and I loved it!
Professor Rapson is a delightful person and although I am critical of America's thought, culture, and policies he helped me understand how important it is to remain involved in the political process.
a credit to the university and Hawaii
Informative and intellectually challenging.
24. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
25. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the class discussions because they were very interesting. I also enjoyed the books that we were assigned, they were very interesting.
I enjoyed the discussion-style atmosphere and the written work in place of exams. I learned much more than any exam might have proven...
Class discussions.
The class discussions. I feel like I learned a lot more about current events from class discussions.
Although the assignments were interesting they weren't stimulating, to me, at all. As a matter of fact, most of it focused on White Americans or Jewish American's while barely mentioning the contributions that other ethnic groups brought to the American culture. This is a major problem when discussing the history of America.
the readings and writing papers
I enjoyed being talked to and not lectured at.
26. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing really.
Hmm...the timeline assignment actually. It felt tedious.
The time we spent watching the FDR video, it was too much time spent learning about one person.
The half truths of any topic relating to America's history. It failed to dig deep and examine how certain policies affected marginalized groups.
coming to class
The timelines.
27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
28. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Overall, I thought it was great. Not only did I enjoy learning, the stress factor of finals was completely eliminated!
continue as long as possible to offer this course
Excellent.
29. Other comments:
Aloha Richard!!!
Glad I took the course.

Richard Rapson: AMST343, HIST373, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 343 - Am Thought & Cult: To 20th C Crn (Section): 74797 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: History
Course: HIST 373 - Am Thought & Cult: to 20th C Crn (Section): 74643 (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  
3.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. 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 (17%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 4 (100%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
6. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (100%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
18. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
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%) 4 (67%)
19. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
23. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
One of the best I have had at UH Manoa. Very interesting and relevant approach in this class, especially combining it with the psychology class.
Instructor encourages lively conversation and encourages critical thinking.
Very knowledgable and approaches the subject matter in an understanding way. Also, very approachable and allows students to speak their minds freely
EXCELLENT. He was a pleasure to work with and I can't wait to take another course from him! Everyone should take a course with him.
class discussions helped students gain different perspectives but it seemed if you did not agree with the professor you would be attacked
Good. The professor was knowledgeable on the subjects that we did cover in class, but frequently took a personal standpoint to the class material.
Rapson knew his stuff and was very personable. This quality provided comfort in participating in class.
24. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
25. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Discussion was great most of the time, especially joint classes. There was good variety of discussion as well, small groups as well as whole class discussions, some more structured, some very free.
Instructor allows for individuals to be creative and express their own view points.
The journal. I liked that there were no exams and we had the freedom to voice our opinions creatively. I also LOVED the joint class sessions!
discussions were interesting and material was interesting
Assigned Readings
26. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
journal
Discussion.
NONE!
journal was fair but work was tedious
We did not cover aspects of American Thought and Culture pre-20th century for longer than the first month of class. Slavery, immigration, and the evolution of capitalism were not discussed thoroughly in class. This course lacked a comprehensive evaluation of cultural values prior to the 20th century.
27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (100%)
28. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Probably one of my top classes I have taken at the University ever. Especially the inter-disciplinary approach.
I will recommend this course to future students. This course is packed with many oppertunities to learn as well as fun.
I would rate this with the highest score you can give.
interesting and different class
Cool class.

Richard Rapson: AMST646, HIST639B, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 646 - Adv Tpcs: Social/Cult/Intell Crn (Section): 74798 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: History
Course: HIST 639B - Adv Tpcs: Social/Cult/Intell Crn (Section): 72122 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
13. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
14. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
17. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
18. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
19. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
23. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Rapson does a excellent job of encouraging classroom discussion. He is very flexible and encouraged us to pursue our own interests in our individual projects. His ideas on history, education, society, culture, and politics, are very interesting. I enjoyed having him as a professor.
I feel Professor Rapson has a love of education and tries to stimulate that passion in his students. His enthusiasm was more influential in my completion of work than deadlines. I recommend to all my fellow students that they take at least one of his classes.
Positive- I'd recommend him to others
Best class ever.
Hands down the most accomplished instructor I have had to date at UH Manoa.
dedicated to the advancement of learning in each and every individual
24. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
25. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I like the fact that he gave us so much freedom on our individual projects. It gave me the opportunity to read several books that I had been wanting to read but previously did no have the time or opportunity. He gave me a couple of reading recommendations which were both excellent and he has a great reading list that he provided us with on the first day of class. I thought the discussions that took place in the history seminar were very interesting.
The class room discussions, which really the core of the class, made me excited to attend. I also crafted a number of friendships from the course and cherish those as well.
The class discussions
Keeping in touch with the world, learning many different opinions and takes on critical world issues.
His course format embraces a students interests on the subject and allows for progressive critical thinking.
In class discussions
26. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I felt a bit out of place in the joint classes with the social psychology seminar. While some of the discussions were interesting I felt I had little to contribute due to my lack of academic background in the subject matter.
My own performance was the only part I was dissatisfied with. I wish that I had done more work, and in a more timely fashion. I feel badly for not meeting the standard to which I hold myself in Professor Rapsons eyes, even if that standard is a fabrication of my own perceptions.
The class size is way too large for round table discussions, an influx of undergrads, and the combined sessions
Return of Martin Guerre. Bad movie.
the classroom we were in smelt like mildew
27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
28. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was a good course. I got to read 7 or 8 really good books, we had good classroom dscussions, and Dr. Drapson has some very interesting ideas and a unique background.
This course was thought provoking, and provided a good sounding board for the ideas and thoughts that percolated from my other classes.
A must take course, it is a shame there is only so many seats available.
Great Course