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Instructor: Stephen Thomson

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REL150, Spring 2014
SSCI150, Spring 2014
HUM160, SSCI160, Fall 2013
REL151, Fall 2013

Stephen Thomson: REL150, Spring 2014

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Religion
Course: REL 150 - Intro to World's Maj Religions Crn (Section): 16846 (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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 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  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I honestly enjoyed everything about this course. I learned a lot especially about different religions . I learned more then what I thought I was gonna learn about. I learned about values and the importance it is to live a life with values of Pono, Aloha, and Love. I look at religions in different eyes and heart; it's not just about what you believe it's how you feel, what you do, making relationships! I've taken Stephen Thomson before and have enjoyed taking his courses.
I liked how it was relatively laid back and relaxed. Everyone had an opportunity to speak when they wanted to. Everyone felt welcomed. I think that for those who like small and personal classes, this would be a good fit. Mr. Thomson took the time to talk to each and every one of us.
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i like the fact that this class isn't like your average class,its unique and special. this class is like taking a class at home because even if you dont know the people, it still feels like your surrounded by family.
I have learned so much about the 5 religions Ive heard about them but not this way awesome class
i enjoyed this class I learned many things about the world religions, Akama keep me interested the class by sharing his thoughts and views and make the understanding the material much easier
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None at all. This course wouldn't be as special, unique, genuine and awesome as it was without the instructor, Stephen Thomson. :) He has a calm, kind, genuine heart and spirit that is full of wonderful wisdom. I love the calm and accepting environment that is placed from the instructor and other students. My last class I took with Thomson was amazing I made great relationships with other classmates, this course I've made a very special and genuine friendship with a student from Japan. I don't think I would have made great relationships as I did with any other instructor; unless they were as similar to Thomson. I've made a pretty good relationship with Thomson/Akama this semester too. He sees through us in his special way. I've learned a lot about myself from the last class with Thomson but I really learned more about myself this semester through the Learning and reading helpers and especially through self reflection after discussions and class periods. Very personal and wonderful :).
I really would have liked to learn more about the major religions and less about spirituality. I signed up for this class in the hopes of being able to better comprehend my future patients' backgrounds, but Mr. Thomson was focused on helping us find our "spirituality" rather than on the religions.
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nope, but other classes should be like this.
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15. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
18. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
19. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 7 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
20. I developed new friendships in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
22. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
23. I gained an understanding of some of my personal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
24. Other comments:
In the 3 years that I have been in college I've been blessed with an amazing instructor from the Human Services Department with Sandra Claveria and Especially with Stephen Thomson "Akama". Such beautiful and genuine bodies. God is GOOD All the Time!
The class was different then most classes. The professor demonstrated his passion and knowledge of the subject. While his creativity and spontaneity made things interesting and engaging, I feel there could have been more structure and some people were left behind or lost in the material. Religion is a very diverse and complex topic and hard for the quickest minds to grasp. I feel that treating the complex subject matter connected with world religions in a little more structured way could help those who may not be grasping the material as easily.
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Stephen Thomson: SSCI150, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SSCI 150 - Ecology & Society Crn (Section): 16556 (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  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
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The class is peaceful.
I learned about the world and the many problems we are facing and how we can work to make a better world for ourself and our futures.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
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More hands on activities.
I wanted to study about ecology and society, not about religion or spirituality. I hope the college to have the opportunity to observe the class by other faculties to check the class quality.
15. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
16. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
18. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
19. I developed new friendships in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
20. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
22. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
23. I gained an understanding of some of my personal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
24. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
25. Other comments:
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The classs videos are very informative, and I learned the value of life. It was a great experince. and akama is soo understanding. I love him.
My favorite class of this semester
The instructor's way of teaching was very strange. I cannot recommend the other students to take the class. The instructor was very stubborn and only praise the students who he likes very much. His biased way of thinking is even a little dangerous.

Stephen Thomson: HUM160, SSCI160, Fall 2013     Back to top

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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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.?
Discussion, feeling of openess
He helped us prepare for the future.
I liked the homework because we there were no really "right answers" and we could put our opinions.
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.
I like all the above he is straight to the point
everything
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.
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 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.
Try to make the students a little bit more interactive with each other. Some students were more withdrawn then others.
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None.
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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%) 1 (9%) 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%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%)
18. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 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  
4.55 11 0.69 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%) 1 (100%)
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%) 2 (18%) 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%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
26. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 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%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
29. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
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%) 1 (100%)
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%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
32. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
He wants you to pass. He cares about where you are with your own personal growth
I have none.
He cares for us and he make sure that we learn and focus on what he is teaching
He is very passionate about how we are doing and feeling very caring person
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.
He is always positive and nice about everything.
33. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Kind Dedicated Honest
Free.
Wise. Friendly. Compassionate.
spiritual caring n loving
Humble, open mind,
UNIQUE :) KIND :) ALOHA :)
willing, pride and peaceful.
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  
5.0 1 0.0 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%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 1 (100%) 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  
4.3 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
37. Other comments:
Very passionate about students and he deserves a raise
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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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.?
I like this course a lot.
The bond created in our class helped us learn more effectively of the subject matter.
I liked the freedom of expression in class and the learning that took place.
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
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Nope, it was perfect.
Not really.
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.
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.
He showed respect and cared about the students learning and their well being.
While he is an older teacher ... sometimes he gets frustrated easily. Overall I think he does what he can to teach well.
24. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Awesome,Wise, loving
Very knowledgeable
a Wise fool
Awesome, caring, honest, dynamic!
enlightened understanding compassionate
Just an overall great person to be around.
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:
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What about Atheism?
This class was therapeutic for me. enjoyed it all, thank you Akama!
I am happy that I took this course.
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.