eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Violet Horvath

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Violet Horvath: SW440, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 440 - Rsch Develop in Social Welfare Crn (Section): 73995 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (18%) 16 (73%)
4. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 5 (23%) 14 (64%)
5. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%)
6. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 3 (14%) 15 (68%)
7. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 1 (5%) 17 (77%)
8. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%)
9. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 18 (82%)
10. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 2 (9%) 17 (77%)
11. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 18 (82%)
12. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 18 (82%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.68 22 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 3 (14%) 17 (77%)
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
knows her stuff...just wish the material was easier
The instructor was kinda and caring! The course was difficult but this instructor went out of her way to help us! She instructor was knowledgeable about the subject and I feel that I have learned a lot from her. The instructor was always available and willing to meet with us. She was able to explain the course material clearly.
Violet Horvath actively conducts research herself and is very knowledgeable of the in's-n-out's of performing a study. I have learned a lot.
Violet is endless in her sharing of knowledge and expertise of subjects. She has a unique style that emulates passion and humor. She is a true "gem to the university and students.
Dr. Horvath is a excellent professor who is enthusiastic about the course material. She is able to explain her subject material in a way that is understandable. She is also very good in responding to e-mails in timely fashion.
I think overall the instructor is knowledgeable about the subject matter however i think she could improve in providing students with more one on one help with assignments. I feel like students need more clarification, direction, and guidance in her assignments especially the final paper. This could be a sucratic method but from what i got from my classmates people were lost and confused.
Professor Horvath knows her SW material inside and out. She really wants her students to succeed. She take time to meet with students that needs guidance and clarity. Professor Horvath makes learning a boring subject fun and interesting. She's pretty quirky.
Violet is a very good instructor. The content is difficult but she did make it interesting. She seems genuinely concerned for students and shows and excitement for the course that made for a good learning experience.
The instructor is very enthusiastic about the course and material and worked hard at making the material interesting and fun for students.
i had difficulties with the course content, but i don't think it was do to the teaching or knowledge of the instructor. the course content is difficult for me to comprehend. overall, the instructor is well informed about content, she makes class interesting, and she makes herself available outside of class time considering she is very busy with research and re-accredidation of the social work program.
Violet knows her stuff ! What would have been helpful is if we had a chance to use one class period for an Q & A about our final paper. alot of us were unsure & confused & wished we had the opportunity to use at least one class period. those of us who went to her on a one on one got the assistance, but whatever questions they might have had might have also benefitted the rest of us in general as a class.
that she is an excellent teacher who is knowledgeable about the course subject matter and exhibits a passion for social work, in general. She is an effective communicator and has the ability to present challenging subject matter in a way that is easily accessible to the student. She is also very supportive of her students and is always available to provide extra help and discuss any areas of concern.
Violet is an excellent teacher! The course material seemed like a lot, but we got through it.
Violet is an excellent and helpful instructor as well as a trusted counselor. Although material can be difficult to comprehend, she works to make it understandable by trying different angles until the class gets it. Very much appreciated.
The instructor was very competent in her research methods. Her teaching style and methods are proficient. She has encouraged me to become a better researcher.
excellent
Very prepared for classes, very organized and made sure that everyone was on the same page with attainging the information before going on to the next level. Subject matter was foreign to most of us in the beginging of the semester, but now... i can say that I know quite a bit about social work research
16. 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  
4.71 21 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
17. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 3 (14%) 2 (10%) 13 (62%)
18. Exams and assignments were returned promptly so that learning was reinforced.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
19. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 18 (86%)
20. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 3 (14%) 13 (62%)
22. My overall evaluation of this course is...
hard stuff. Still dont understand why we need research for sw
This course was difficult because of the subject. However, the instructor created the course in a way that made it easier for us. I liked how we worked on the paper throughout the course. There was sections of it that we turned in throughout the semester but wasn't graded. It was extremely helpful for writing the paper at the end. I enjoyed doing the t-shirt study. I think that the instructor should have given us the format of a research proposal before we wrote the final paper instead of after. On the syllabus, it was really unclear about how it should have been written and what is first. That would have really helped. Other than that, I really liked the course and I wish we could take it next semester too!
It's a tough course but Violet presents the material in an easy to understand fashion
The presentation of materials can only be a benefit for those pursuing research opportunities, but can be applied elsewhere in understanding statistics, graphs, surveys
Very educational on research statistics. This course covered a lot of important information relating to its topic.
The subject matter is challenging, but if you participate and read the assignments then you will understand variables, graphs, statistics, and research. Plus, Professor Horvath tries to make a boring subject interesting.
tough course and not always very interesting. Violet made this course more interesting than I expected it to be.
rating and evaluation of this course may bring out biases because research is not my strong suit. course content was overwhelming for me personally. research in general is related to scientific methods and i was swimming in unfamiliar territory.
This is a class that was required for me to take. I don't think I would have taken it if it were my choice. But it did help out in my other research class & made that class easier to understand !
that it was very informative and successful in increasing my knowledge about research development and its relevance to social welfare.
I think there is too much material lumped into this one class.
Overall this course was overwhelming because it encompassed many concepts and the research was complicated as it felt like the course covered too much material in one semester. I found it difficult to grasp so many concepts within the allotted time frame.
Difficult and interesting, my first exposure to much of the covered material. Relevant to the future of social work as there is a movement toward the increase of evidence based practice in the world of social services.
excellent
Intersting, and a good introduction course to social work research methodology. I wish that this class was longer