eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Brian Dang

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Brian Dang: JPN101, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: JPN 101 - Elementary Japanese Crn (Section): 81352 (003)    
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  
2.36 11 1.03 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 1 (9%) 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  
1.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The Japanese 101 course plan is very well clearly detailed and well organized. However, this was a very rigorous course for me due to it being my first time experiencing a japanese class. The things I liked the most in this class were the daily activities for verbal practice, and the powerpoints. I am a very visual/physical learner so it was helpful having the powerpoints. The things I disliked were the quizzes every day (although they were helpful) and kanji. The quizzes really benefitted me in the long run. The kanji threw me off 80% of the time and I feel like I would have done a lot better in the reading aspect if Kanji wasn't incorporated. Mahalo!
I like how Dan sensei teaches us the lesson slowly enough so we can understand it
Brian Dang was creative in his PowerPoint presentations. When a student has the courage to seek help, Brian Dang is very helpful.
I enjoy studying this course so much. I especially like the PPT that makes by the teacher, he really put lots of efforts into it. The PPT is so interesting than text book that I like to go over and over again after classes.
I think the most valuable thing I have learned was the structuring of the language. I like having to learn phrases and words that can be used in everyday life.
Activities and creative slideshows
The visual add used in the lessons helped with grasping the beginning of the language.
The ability to apply what we learned to everyday situations. Past language courses I took never connected the material with being able to actually use it to communicate with native speakers of the language.
New vocabulary and how to speak casually in Japanese.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
n/a
All content was valuable.
Mini quizzes
N/A
Can't think of anything.
All of the material that I already learned in highschool, but the material was great review.
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
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%)
11. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
15. 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  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
16. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
18. Other comments:
Brian was a great sensei. It is clear to me that he is a very skilled and knowledgable person. He was very VERY organized. He got very creative with the powerpoints and he knew how to explain things off guard.
I really like that Dang Sensei is relatable. He keeps the class having a good time through the content and is understanding when a student falls behind.
none
Dang Sensei is a great teacher, who makes class interesting and funny with his PowerPoints and activities.