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Instructor: Robert Hochstein

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SP151, Summer I 2012
SP151, Spring 2011

Robert Hochstein: SP151, Summer I 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 67101 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It enhances my personal development because the material being taught not only is used in class, but can be applied through many different fields of study.
This course helped me immensely in communicating skills, whether it'd be one-on-one conversations to speaking in front of an audience.
I feel that this course enhanced both my personal and professional development. In this course, I have grown as a speaker, which will aid me both in my future career, as well as in many other ways. Throughout this course, I feel as though I have grown as a person as well. I feel that I have become a bit more outgoing, since this speech class has also sort of taught me to voice out my opinions. All in all, I believe that this course has both enhanced my personal, and professional development towards my intended major.
It helped me overcome my fear of speaking in public and I can use this newly learned skills to progress in my work and studies.
This course will help me with future job interviews and personal speaking skills in general.
this course enhanced my personal and professional developement by learning and taking the advice of what professor Hochstein gives me. Also reading the "speak with confidence" book. it enhanced me to learn and take notes for when i do another speech in the future.
this was an amazing course and help me exponentially
If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for my major then i would have to say i find that this course enhanced my personal and/or professional development in my major by challenging my abilities and benefiting my confidence. It has exposed me to a great deal of work that allowed me to expand my knowledge. This class not only influenced me academically but socially. My confidence level toawrds public speaking etc. has made a drastic increase. Thanks to professor Hochstein this has been a life changing experience.
It gave me more confidence in public speaking which I can exploit to communicate effectively with fellow students and teachers in class.
For my major, I would like to do something in the medical field. Being in the medical field such as a doctor or nurse, you need good oral communication with each other, It is really important. Being in this class will enhance my major because it will help me enhance and better my oral skills to effectively communicate with co-workers and or patients.
This course help me enhance better on my public speaking skills, I became confident with speaking in front of my peers and i don't have anxiety of speaking in front of people too.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.69 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Perhaps a more comfortable environment due to the heat that summer gives off. An air conditioned place would help improve our presentations of speeches as well as audience's attention towards the subject at matter.
Possibly an opportunity to speak in front of college students who attend UH.
I felt that this class was just absolutely wonderful. I believe that no additional changes would need to be made.
I wish we could have had more time to practice an actual job interview scenario.
games or techniques on how to overcome, or gain my confidence.
I have to say what we have participated in, activity wise or resouces wise was excellent and no need for improvement.
There's no need of more activities or resources for this course. I learned so much out of this course thanks to Professor Bob as it is with its same activities and whatnot.
I don't think I would add anything more to this program, unless there is a more updated textbook, I like how everything is.
There should be different types of video that present other types of public speaking skills.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
12. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
13. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
15. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
16. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
17. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
18. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
19. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
20. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
21. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
22. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
23. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
24. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
25. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Possible ways to improve this course would include but not limited to more time for group work presentations.
His teaching style and methods are superb, however going over the chapters we read for homework through a powerpoint was a little boring.
As I have stated earlier, I believe that the class is wonderful just the way it is.
he runs on tangents occasionally which has lead us to deviate from our schedule
No suggestions
There's no need of improvements for the course or Professor Bob's teaching style and methods. It's perfect as it is. I learned so much throughout this entire course with Professor Bob; I had fun, and I learned a lot. I remember one time we did an impromptu speech where each of us must randomly choose a topic that we must quickly think about what are we going to say under 10 seconds. Purpose is to be able to come up with an impromptu preparation without a proper preparation for our speeches. It was seriously fun and enjoyable. I'm so sure that those who apply to this course will enjoy it along with Professor Bob, if he comes back that is.
Get an air-conditioning room for this course. It was really hot and hard to concentrate. Having an air-conditioning room will also limit the amount of outside sounds that could potentially be interrupting our speech class. During class, the noise outside was really distracting. Being in an enclosed room will also help us project our voices with no interruption.
Some review and clarifications before the tests would have helped.
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very well prepared and is able to adapt to unplanned circumstances while still maintaining to teach the required as well as not required material. Professor Hochstein is very well at going feedback on what needs to be improved and what is expected from any teacher, as well as at audience. Vast amount of background experience to be able to thoroughly teach us enough material we are able to grasp and apply. Professor Hochstein is generally a respectable man and is willing to give extra attention to any student if there are any concerns about lessons and assignments. He masterfully employs the material being taught to his own speech and has a great vast arsenal of quotes for appropriate situations.
Great.
I believe that Professor Hochstein, is an impeccable educator. He has taught us so much. Not only has he taught us what the course has intended to teach us, but I believe he has taught us various other skills that we will need to succeed in life. Not only does he have a brilliant teaching method, but he also does a wonderful job with the students. In his class, I feel that the room is a safe place. A place where we would be able to voice out our opinions, and not feel embarrassed. This had greatly helped us with our speeches. He has also motivated us by mainly focusing on each and every individual's improvement. He did not expect us to be an eloquent speaker the first time around, nor the second time. He knew that we were all different, and he paid attention to each and every individual, so we would all have an equal chance at success. No discrimination whatsoever. Therefore, I believe that professor Hochstein is a brilliant educator. One who is able to convey his teachings, and one who is able to motivate his students along the way.
He is a professor that really knows how to deliver the knowledge to others and understands how to approach any age group to make his teachings effective.
Professor Bob was a very good teacher and I learned a lot from his class. Not only did I learn plenty in his class, but I enjoyed coming to class every week.
he is a great professor. He gives good advice and good experience stories hes been through. He should keep teaching this course to many more high school students.
SUBLIME
Profesor Robert Hochstein is obviously and expert at this course and the knowledge he has educated us with this summer.
Simply a wonderful, fun-loving, and awesome professor who ever taught us in the course. I thought at first when I first met him on the first day he would be strict since he's a college professor, however as I got to know him he's the type who really cares about student's success especially in aspects of public speaking. He really did make sure that in this course till the end of it we all improve and get better at public speaking.
He loves teaching this subject. I learned a lot from him and I am sure I will be using them in the future. He is a great teacher, not what I thought college professors would be, he actually helped us when we needed the help.
Professor Hochstein is a great teacher that helps the class learn the material and how to apply it to al life.
He is really and outstanding professor. He's builds up our confidences with his feedback on our presentations. I would want him as a professor when i go to college.
He's a good professor. He teaches the subject well, and is always helping us to improve.
28. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
29. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course is very well respectable as the teacher himself. I myself as one of the students am thankful to be able to be a part of this program in which the materials and course are provided free of charge. It is an excellent course in which improves confidence and stability in, not only my own speeches, but as well as everyone else's. This is very, very useful knowledge in which I will definitely apply in my other classes.
It was a really great course and it helped me a lot in numerous ways.
I feel that this course is absolutely wonderful. On the first day of the course, I asked myself, "Why did I sign up for this?" However, as time passed by, I started to grow more and more fond of public speaking. At the beginning, I had VERY bad stage fright. Though, I think that it has greatly lessened. Due to this, I believe that this course is a great course. One that I would highly recommend.
It was very helpful and will be using the content I learned from this course very often in the future.
This entire course was very enjoyable and I feel like I have learned a lot of valueable life skills.
its a great way to get experience on what its like to be in college. its a great way to get tips on what college students experience. this course will help me in the future and it taught me how to gain my confidence.
AMAZING
superb.
It's a great and fun course since I have learn so much especially from Professor Bob. I'll never forget about what I just learned from professor Bob from this entire course from the beginning to the end of it
I loved it. It was a great college experience, I had a lot of fun and learned so much from it. This class will take me far.
The first couple weeks were hard because the class would get assigned four chapters of reading and notes each night. After that, though, it made presentations much easier.
I really love this course. It helped me improved on my public speaking. Also i would take this summer course again if I was still going to be in high school next year. This course is a good college experiences for me. Also i can take what i learned in this course and use it in real life experiences such has senior projects, college interviews, job interviews, and presentations in general.
it is a good course. It taught me great tips for doing speech presentations. With these tips, I will be able to use them on presentations I have for the upcoming school year. I would recommend this class. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
31. Other comments:
Professor Hochstein has a great sense of humor as well as advice for each individual that is currently taking this course.
It would have been better if we had more time than given, because the class was really short per day and it was only three weeks.
even though the work is a pain in the butt, havent got enough of sleep, i learned alot throughout this course. at first i wanted to quit but i stuck to it. i thought i was going to do horrible during the course but i manage to do good on the speech. Also i am glad i am improving throughout my practice speeches.
Please let professor Bob run this course again with newcomers next time during the summer. It's really fun with Professor Bob around that is.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Robert Hochstein: SP151, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 68198 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I feel that I have been given the tools to prepare and speak professionally. I feel much more confident in speaking in front of groups of people than I did before I took the class.
It allowed me to better my speaking and communication skills.
i learned to feel more comfortable when speaking in front of big groups
I want to be a teacher so this helped tremendously with my fear of speaking in front of people.
I had to take this course as part of my general education requirements for the Elementary Ed program. I feel like I gained a lot from this course because I am now confident when I do speeches. I learned many tricks and methods on giving successful speeches! :)
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More practice speeches.
more videos
Nothing.
Nothing, all the speeches and activities in this course were perfect. :)
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
13. 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 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
While I understand the purpose of the panel persuasion speech, I disagree with having a group assignment weigh so heavily on my grade (200 pts). I do not like to depend on other students, especially when they may not take their studies as seriously as I do. I do suggest that he show up to class earlier on speech days so students have extra time to set up. Rushing makes me extra nervous, and it was one of HIS suggestions...
N/A
- more time to work on each presentation
Nothing.
Perhaps find a better way to do the final group speeches. I got stuck with a junk group where two members didn't do their work and that caused me a lot of stress. However, I understand that it isn't this professor's fault. I just wish that there had been no group speech at all. I also think that the quizzes could be a bit hard at times. I understand that we should read our textbook but perhaps the quiz shouldn't be exactly word for word. I think that would make it much easier.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I was terrified of taking this class. He made it fun and informative and it ended up being one of my favorites. I frequently recommend him to other students who are inquiring about good speech instructors.
He is a very open and intellectual teacher. The course and its content was very easy to understand.
good
okay, i learned useful tips.
He is a great and helpful teacher!
Overall, he is a very effective professor who knows what he is talking about. He always gives up tips on how to give the best speeches possible and due to his teaching, I am now more confident to give speeches. Great professor for this speech class!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It is a great course for anyone who will have to do any type of public or one-on-one speaking.
It helped me a great deal in my speaking skills.
okay
This is a great class to take! It helped me a lot.
Overall, this course was much better than I had expected. I expected to not ever be comfortable with speeches and that this class would be a nightmare. However, it turned out to be one of my favorite classes to my surprise! I actually like giving speeches and presentations instead of writing papers now! :)
21. Other comments:
Thank you for all of your help professor!
Great course and a great professor. I would highly recommend anyone to take his course as long as they are willing to invest the time and always show up to class. It's very rewarding if you do so and I got a ton of knowledge from this course! :)