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Instructor: Stephen Thomson

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HUM160, SSCI160, Fall 2013
REL151, Fall 2013

Stephen Thomson: HUM160, SSCI160, Fall 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Humanities
Course: HUM 160 - Modes of Thought Crn (Section): 15481 (0)    
Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SSCI 160 - Modes of Thought Crn (Section): 15482 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
He helped us prepare for the future.
I liked everything about this course. Akama (Stephen Thomson), is a very unique, effective and knowledgeable teacher. I love his unique way of teaching. I loved the environment of the class Akama would set. I was always encouraged and felt free to voice my opinions and comments. I learned quite a lot of different things, especially about myself.
I really did like how the content was reflective of how we were able to take a look at our lives. It allowed us to look at the values we as a society have, and work towards what values we SHOULD have.
yes, he is very critical but his assignment were hard but I really like that he says in life it is a struggle so he takes his work lightly on us.
I liked the homework because we there were no really "right answers" and we could put our opinions.
everything
I like all the above he is straight to the point
Discussion, feeling of openess
I like all the project from Mr. Akama, I think that other teachers should be more like this educator. He is more like a friend than a regular professor.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I like it how it is.
None.
Try to make the students a little bit more interactive with each other. Some students were more withdrawn then others.
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Mr. Akama's way of teaching is unique and should never be changed.
15. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
16. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
17. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 1 (100%)
18. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
19. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
20. The instructor is skillful in observing student reactions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%)
21. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
22. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
23. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
24. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
25. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 1 (100%)
26. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 11 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
27. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
28. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%)
29. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
30. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
31. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 11 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
32. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
Akama (Stephen Thomson), is always thoughtful, positive, encouraging, and kind to each of his students. A classmate of mine was going through a rough time with her health and money, Akama shared a dollar with her. Akama taught me how simple gestures of aloha and giving can make a big difference to others. It is very rare to see someone (especially a teacher) kind and share even the simplest and small things.
I love that he plays soothing music during class which gives us a great class.
I have none.
He is very passionate about how we are doing and feeling very caring person
He cares for us and he make sure that we learn and focus on what he is teaching
He wants you to pass. He cares about where you are with your own personal growth
He is always positive and nice about everything.
33. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
UNIQUE :) KIND :) ALOHA :)
Wise. Friendly. Compassionate.
willing, pride and peaceful.
Free.
Humble, open mind,
spiritual caring n loving
Kind Dedicated Honest
He's the best.
34. This course helped me think critically about the futures of power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
35. The course gave me opportunities to practice communicating effectively in public settings, with attention to and appreciation of diverse cultural contexts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
36. The course increased my ability to cogently explain the interconnectedness of local and global dynamics of power within the context of the political and cultural specificities of Hawai'i nei.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
37. Other comments:
Akama you are an amazing teacher and person. I really enjoyed your class. I learned about different knowledgeable philosophers and other interesting things from our class, and I learned a lot about myself. You put our class in such an accepting and open environment where I felt comfortable (not afraid) to share my thoughts. Thank you. "Thank you for being you!" Can't wait to have you next semester. Aloha!
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Very passionate about students and he deserves a raise
Students should take Akama's class, you will learn a lot, I guarantee you will be fruitful with knowledge.

Stephen Thomson: REL151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Religion
Course: REL 151 - Rel & Meaning of Exist Crn (Section): 15585 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Learned a lot. The teacher is very knowledgeable about what he teaches. I think he brought a lot to the table and I actually enjoyed the doing the work and coming to class. A rear experience and treat.
I liked the freedom of expression in class and the learning that took place.
I like this course a lot.
The bond created in our class helped us learn more effectively of the subject matter.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Not really.
Nope, it was perfect.
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15. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
16. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 7 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
17. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
18. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 7 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
19. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 7 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
20. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 7 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
21. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
22. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 7 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
23. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
While he is an older teacher ... sometimes he gets frustrated easily. Overall I think he does what he can to teach well.
He showed respect and cared about the students learning and their well being.
seemed to be genuine.
He loves for his students to learn, really learn. He got us students to really open up our hearts really contribute to our class happenings, the discussions, the listenings, the verbal sharing of thoughts, helping us really care for one another. this was by far the best class I had this semester.
24. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Just an overall great person to be around.
enlightened understanding compassionate
Awesome,Wise, loving
Very knowledgeable
a Wise fool
Awesome, caring, honest, dynamic!
25. The course gave me opportunities to practice communicating effectively in public settings, with attention to and appreciation of diverse cultural contexts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 7 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
26. Other comments:
Glad I took the course. I kinda thought "RELIGION?" Would that really be for me? I thought I'd be instructed in a rigid way about the instructors being biased to his/her own religion. It wasn't that way at all. It's a course that if I was a teacher... It would be how I'd teach it! Couldn't really ask for a better outcome.
I am happy that I took this course.
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What about Atheism?
This class was therapeutic for me. enjoyed it all, thank you Akama!