eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Lynn Hodgson

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PHIL482, Fall 2009
SSCI210, Fall 2009
PHIL482, Spring 2009
SSCI210, Spring 2009

Lynn Hodgson: PHIL482, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Humanities
Course: PHIL 482 - Environmental Ethics Crn (Section): 69149 (1)     69248 (2)    
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  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%) 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?
Not only did this class fulfill a course requirement but it enhanced my personal behavior from the things that I have learned. This course has taught me a lot about my part in environmental responsibility.
Showed there is always two sides to a story. Really need to listen to what people have to say.
This course has brought to my attention, many environmental issues and ethics of environment that I never realized existed. It has opened a new insight into an existing problem of the world we live in and has given me a new perspective of our role as members of our environmental community.
This course exposed to me to use critical thinking skills and the awareness of our surroundings which is greatly needed in enhancing my professional development. The assignments which were assigned allowed me to look at our environmental issues from a different perspective. I appreciate all of the assignments we were exposed to as each one had an impact on me. The feedback which professor gave on each assignment returned was very helpful as I have weak writing skills and with each comment by this professor helped me to identify my weak areas. These areas which will impact my future educational goals. I appreciate all of the feedback and comments as I can work on improving my writing skills.
not my concentration, but this course was very helpful in expanding my awareness of environmental justice issues and the type of thinking that informs them.
This course should be a requirment. It pertains to our daily life choices and I am so glad I had the opportunity to take it.
Yes indeed, a very well thought out course - excellent presentation.
opened my view of environmental ethics
Made me look at the environment in a whole new way.
Made me extremely aware of my surroundings and how important taking care of our planet really is.
it educated me about my surroundings
This course has exposed me to a different aspect of business that I wouldn't have looked into so deeply on my own. It has taught me things that have changed my attitude toward not only ethics in business, but it has also changed the way I conduct my everyday life activities.
This course was taken to fulfill requirements, although learned a lot on the environment.
I personally like this course the instructor was good and letting us know things ahead of time.
I was very pleased with this class and learned so much about the environment.
I took this course purely out of curiosity and was very surprised how interesting this course is.
I am aware of environmental issues that affect society.
I learned to appreciate the environment more.
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  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
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  
2.82 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The instructor demonstrated great online teaching skills and kept assignments interesting.
Actually need to remove some of the books with all the additional resources we had to access.
I think the materials for this course are more than adequate for the information required to acquire the desired knowledge. It is quite a task to teach a course online for both the instructor and student. Aside from a physically personal one to one visit, I can think of nothing else to add to this course.
I think professor covered a wide range of meaningful subjects for this course. There is nothing I feel should change.
Both literature and movies related to this class were very interesting and I obtained alot of knowledge through it.
I enjoyed all of the reading materials and the questions that accompanied them was helpful in obtaining a deeper understanding of the material. i also liked the video presentations.
More time to cover media material. Some websites for viewing were available for one week, yet with technical difficulties - it could be less than 2 days. With a full schedule, it can be difficult to complete some of the assignments.
I really can't think of any. It is very well rounded.
none
n/a
I actually really love watching the videos. I am a visual learner so it stimulated my motivating to learn more.
different reading material
Ability to have feedback on all assignments would have been very useful in improving my work throughout the semester.
NONE
She did a good good already!!
I think it was effective the way it was taught. The video assignments enhanced our learning .
The video integration provides a very great learning tool. While the class readings were helpful to expose the dichotomies and complications of environmental ethical thought, the videos provided great insight to important issues at hand.
I cant think of anything else that could be done to improve this course.
Chat sessions
None that comes to mind.
6. Interacting online with the instructor enhanced my understanding of the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
7. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 10 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 1 (10%)
8. Please comment on how the resources (textbooks, other reading materials, visual resources (powerpoints), etc.) used in the course helped your learning.
Reading materials were excellent choices and significantly related to the course material.
They all helped but it was a little bit much especially since it was not a writting intensive course
The resources - text books, visuals, etc., were appropriately geared to this course. The instructor used a range of resources that helped to pull the course together. Of course, I probably not say this at the beginning of the course as I was working through the study materials, but I can honestly look back and say the instructor did a great job putting resources together especially for a class that is taught online. As always, its up to the student to apply him or herself.
All of the (textbooks, other reading materials, visual resources (powerpoints), etc.) used in the course helped me tremendously. I really liked the video links as they exposed me to our current local issues which are still issues today. The power points were clear and not too long. I am a visual learner so all of these visuals worked well for me and allowed me to grasp the course material. The materials used in this course inspired me to share what I have learned with others around me.
Reading materials as well as visual resources were extremely effective. Hodgson was capable of explaining the material very clearly in her lectures.
I especially liked "A Sand County Almanac".
I think that we spent too much time on the reading materials. We read 3 books, perhaps more hands on or interactive learning could be incorporated into some of the lesson plans.
Great materials and texts. I will keep the books for my future reference, especially the Sand County Almanac.
very good
All resources were easily accessible and available.
All the resources given were very effective.
it was helpful
The variety of reading material for this course showed the wide range of ethical issues. Videos in this course was also very helpful in understanding the course content. I think the resources for this course was plentiful and extrememly useful.
visual resources where well made and understandable
all materials were very helpful
The reading sources provided great overall scope into modern issues of ethical thought and environmental issues.
Yes, the text was great, and I enjoyed reading them. The lectures were good, but I would have to say I got the most out of the videos and the text
Some of the readings are quite difficult to understand. The videos are VERY interesting and easy to understand.
Excellent lessons/lectures.
Excellent! Very easy to understand.
9. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
10. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
11. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
12. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (19%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
13. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 13 (81%)
14. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 11 (69%)
15. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
16. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
17. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
18. 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  
4.3 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 3 (30%)
19. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
20. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
21. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I don't think Prof. Hodgson's grading process was the greatest, after all it wasn't a WI course so the process shouldn't affect our grades as if it was one.
The worksheets were lengthy and required research on the web even after reading the books. I understood what she was trying to do as far as making sure we understood the writings but it was a lot, and for more than one book too.
As I mentioned earlier, there is not much more to add to improve the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods except for a personal visit to an off island site where a number of online students are located.
None
More lectures towards the end of the course pertaining to the readings would help.
I liked the online presentation of course materials and the comments made by the instructor on assignments that were returned. I have no complaints.
A lot of reading and writing in comparison to my other classes. She was very strict with grammar, but I enjoyed that aspect. I would try to spread out the assignments more evenly. It seemed a lot faster pace at the beginning of the class and slow towards the end. With the amount of reading - I could have used more time earlier in the semester. Sometimes, her tone was harsh when questions were asked. It was emphasized that you have 50+ students on a number of occasions and I feel that we are paying for your expertise and do not need these comments. How about incorporating some chat sessions to allow people to discuss some of the awesome material you cover. This way we can help eachother and perhaps take away some of the questions that you need to respond to.
The only thing I can think of would be to have a standard chat before each test for a review. We did this before midterm (set up a few weeks before so as to fit peoples schedules) and it was very helpful.
none
n/a
More videos.
Improving suggestions that this course could be a writing intensive course.
She was great instructor to have!
I think the class was enjoyable and effective the way it was taught. The professor is an outstanding communicator and makes you think.
none at all. great class. maybe more time limits on the video posts.
The amount of time to read the second text was too short, and I felt rushed through and would have like to take more time with the book.
None that comes to mind.
24. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Being an online class it was hard to interact with the instructor and I will definitely think twice about taking another one in the future.
Good instructor, too much Leopold
Excellent
Ms Hodgson is great. Her style of teaching was easy for me to grasp. I appreciate all of her comments and assignment feedback. Ms. Hodgson is clear with her lectures and her assignment are manageable. Her choice of materials had meanings within them which allows me to really think about what kind of choices I make and how our choices can have an impact on our lives.
Hodgson was a very good instructor.
I enjoyed the presentation of this class. I thought it was a very useful learning experience. My interaction with the instructor was interesting and thought provoking.
I think Professor Hodgson is a very knowlegable person on this topic and I enjoyed learning the concepts she presented. She could be a little harsh as far as expectations and when asked questions, but I know it was because of the large class or number of classes that she has to instruct. I would defintely keep this a writing intensive class as she is excellent in correcting grammar, especially for people who live in Hawaii and tend to use pidgin.
Excellent: she gets and A+
very good
I like this instructor, I learn from her.
Great instructor!
I really liked her. She made me feel comfortable and seemed very approachable.
Good, I would take another course from this instructor.
The instructor was very helpful and knowledgable in her field.
The instructor was very available for any assistance and quick to respond to any problems, which was comforting with an online course. She adjusted coursework where she felt necessary. Extremely understanding and clear on the expectations for this course.
GOOD
At
outstanding...hope to take more classes with her in the future. She is very personable and relates to her students on a personal level. She is always available and responds promptly to emails.
Dr. Hodgeson is a great teacher and very open to commentary.
She is fair, organized, thorough. I was a little put off by her critical analysis of my writing because my focus was on the environmental ethics not on grammar and sentence structure. I lost points that if she was more clear in the beginning of her expectations, I would have put the time in prior to turning in the assignments.
Dr Hodgson is very knowledgable and experienced in many of the lessons that is thought in this class. She is very fair in her grading and her visual resources is outstanding.
Absolutely Fabulous!
Great!
25. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 5 (45%)
26. 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  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
27. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Still would recommend it.
Excellent
This was an interesting, eye opener course. I would recommend other fellow student to take this course even if it was not a course needed to complete their choice of major. It was a treat to see the video links assigned as I would have not known they existed until taking this course. What you get out of this course is applicable to our daily lives. Great Course!
This was a very interesting course. I enjoyed the topic and I really cherished what I learned.
Highly recommended.
A great class very interesting.
Excellent: A+
excellent
Not totally my cup of tea but I did learn some valuable things in this class. I preferred the second half of the materials and lessons more than the first half.
Great inspirational course!
Definetly recommend it. We all need more knowledge about "global warming" and such.
Good, lots of reading, however ample time to complete the assignments. It was a good course.
the teacher was great. i wasn't too fond of the work because it isn't of an issue that interests me and it has nothing to do with my major however it was an ethics requirement. other than that the assignments were perfect and given in a timely manner.
Very useful for my course of study and in my personal life. Made me think about things that I wouldn't have normally thought or known about.
GOOD should be writing intensive
EXCELLENT....
A++
Loved it.
I would recommend this course to others. It was informative and very relevant for the issues of today. It changed the way I look at what I do and why I do it.
I loved the videos that was offered in this course. It enhanced my awareness on our environment and issues that affect us or may hurt our future.
Excellent
Great!

Lynn Hodgson: SSCI210, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: SSCI 210 - Statistical Analysis I Crn (Section): 69112 (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  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 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 learned a lot about statistics, so that I can now analyze articles and information and come up with my own conclusion in terms of how well the statistics in a particular material seems acceptable or not.
It reminded me why I went into Social Sciences; I should have gone into the arts! :-)
It has made me see statistics from a whole new perspective. I learned how to predict my chances of something, how to tell the difference between rejecting hypotheses and retaining etc.
This was a very hard class for me. I had a very hard time understanding the material but she was very helpful and available to resolve any concerns or issues that I was having.
After taking math 115, I was familiar with the equations but not really the reasoning behind each one. With this course I have finally understood the whys for each equation. My understanding has been greatly increased.
By introducing the statistical side of research and methods of doing research in that manner such as gathering data, etc.
It made me more knowledgable in statistics because I haven't taken a mathematics course in a year or two.
learned the methods of analyzing data necessary in social work
helped me to understand practical application of statistics.
This course has enhanced both my professional development and choice of major. The material covered in this course is used greatly in my field of work. I am now able to solve problems and identify issues when using statistical data. This was not an easy course for me and very challenging, but by staying on task with the assignments and because this was an on-line course, I was able to review and spend a lot of time going over the materials and resources as many times as I needed. Understanding the values, terms and meanings of statical data has minimized my previous perception and my personal fears which I had prior to taking this course.
It helped me understand how math is used in everyday life without the number crunching.
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  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
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  
2.8 15 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More interactive problem solving
None that I see. Resources and activities were abundant.
n/a
More understandable practice problems (make them more similar to the homework so it's easier to complete and comprehend).
All the resources provided helped with my assignments.
I am a visual learner and one of the resources used in this course was the chats on elluminate were very helpful. Maybe if more time per chat session was allotted, more material could be covered.
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.2 15 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
10. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
13. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
14. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
15. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
16. The instructor's voice was clear and understandable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
17. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
18. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
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  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
20. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
21. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
22. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
23. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More interactive work; if possible have the class work on some problems together; I felt like I had to figure out a lot of things on my own.
None.
She was good at helping me understand the material.
More consistency in examples pertaining to that week's lesson and or homework.
Maybe by providing a list to the students of which student is on which island (if it's an online course) so that we could use each other from the same island as resources to help eachother if we need it. For example, I am from Maui, so I wouldv'e liked a list of other students in this class that was from Maui so I could get together with them to study for the mid term or if I needed help on the homework problems that I didn't understand.
None
25. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
This instructor was well organized and very knowledgeable about statistics. She was able to help with all questions and concerns and made herself readily available for them. She responded quickly to all questions and kept the students updated with all recent news. (quirks in the system, tests or problems with the questions). She understands how help students when they are having a hard time and allows for extra credit to help us learn and make up points. She is very, very good and I would definately recommend her to others for this course.
Excellent; she was kind and always responded to my requests and questions promptly; she seemed to have a lot of knowledge in her field as well.
Excellent. Dr. Hodgson is fair, real, and firm.
This course was very intense. Homework discussed after chats, so it was kind of hard to turn them in on time, same goes for the quizzes.
the instructor explained the assignments clearly and was organized.
Shes good.
Very patient and adaptable. Willing to allow second tries to improve ones chances as well as to encourage further learning of a material.
She was a great instructor that taught me a lot about statistics. She really helped me on the problems that I didn't do so good on and I liked how she gave the answers adn explained how she got it because that really helped me understand a whole lot more because I am not able to see her and ask her questions that really helped me.
Ms. Hodgson has a style of teaching which is clear and simplified the materials covered. The use of elluminate for our weekly chats really was a positive for me in this course. I was hoping that Ms. Hodgson was teaching other courses available for me to take to complete my major.
She is a very good instructor, if you got stuck somewhere, she easily helped you with it. She made good clear understandings to concepts in the book. great job.
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
27. 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 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
28. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very, very good!! Instructor is excellent!!
I learned a lot; I think I will use the information from this class for the rest of my life. Excellent!
Very Good. Overwhelming at time but worked thru it.
This course is a good prep course for the real world. I liked the chats, i'm more of a visual learner, the chats helped a lot since this was an online class. I think if i had to learn the material without a chat, it would be really difficult.
the course was good and interesting, I have learned more about the subject.
A+
Confusing to master yet manageable to learn and complete.
This was a great course and I learned quite a few things from it.
excellent instructor
I understand that this course is mandatory for my choice in concentration which makes sense as we are often faced with solving problems and justifying many things in life. Analyzing a particular problem normally consists of using some form of data. All of the material covered in this course can be applied in capturing many aspects of controversies when data is applied.
A very great understanding how math works without the whole number crunching. Very understanding.

Lynn Hodgson: PHIL482, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Humanities
Course: PHIL 482 - Environmental Ethics Crn (Section): 67202 (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  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
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?
This course has helped with my major because environmental issues are a real part of our world and will directly affect the future of my students' future both in almost all aspects of their lives. I feel I have learned a lot about about environmental ethics that will only help to enhance my own understanding as well as that of my students.
I strongly agree that this class has improve my professional development in my major. It given me idea about Ethically in the Environment.
This course informed me about current issues that not only affect the environment but also the human population as a whole. Some of the topics that were covered in this course that I especially found interesting included specie loss, overpopulation, and global warming. In addition to learning about environmental issues, I was informed about several ethical choices that could be molded into any major, career or life situation. For instance, everyone must respect their neighbors and the environment, as well as take the initiative to do whatâ??s right, and to always consider the feelings and concerns of others before taking action.
I took this course because I needed an ethics course as well as a writing intensive course to complete my major. I really enjoyed most of the course content or topics, but wasnt too fond of some of the reading choices. This class had numerous environmental videos to watch and write a reaction paper on, and I really like the videos and felt that it went well with the course content.
this course has taught me a lot (as most courses do) about environmental ethics and I'm the better for it.
I learned alot about environmental ethics, history, ideas and comparisons between different views.
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
7. 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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
10. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I have none at this time.
The instructor's teaching style and methods is very suitable for this course.
This course could be improved if the instructor were to provide detailed instructions and sample formats of the term paper assigned since the tips offered by UHWO writing center were a little vague. Also it would be nice if each assignment had an official due date instead of several different due dates found in the assignments section, syllabus, and weekly calendar.
Out of the three books we needed to read, the only one I didnt really care for was John McPhee's Encounters with the Archdruid. The Silicon Valley book is probably my favorite because it has a lot of material that relate to our current times.
a little less reading
No suggestions, course well taught, very organized, material relevant to course topic.
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent! Professor Lynn's style of teaching gave me extra tips on how to write better papers. Her study guides and lectures were extremely helpful in reading the advanced literature. Professor Lynn always made herself available for students. She gives back graded work promptly which is important to me for learning from mistakes and correcting them.
Dr. Hodgson is a knowledgeable instructor who presented a variety of pertinent information and reading assignments regarding environmental issues. She clearly stated her expectations for this course at the start of the semester. She was always professional, yet helpful. I enjoyed taking a course under her direction. Although, I worked a lot in her class to finish assignments I learned a lot about the subject.
It's the first time I have taken the instructor class and I really like how the instructor teacking style. The instructor makes us revise our work to improve our writing skills, finding our mistakes and understanding why we made that mistake
Prof. Lynn Hodgson is an excellent professor and I definitely would like to take another class with her in the future.
very knowledgeable and helpful with ideas
The instructor was very organized and very knowledgeable about the environment and conservation. She is also very knowledgeable about writing techniques. She is very helpful with giving advice to produce better work. The texts and videos chosen for review were excellent. I really appreciate all the help Dr. Hodgson has provided in the course.
15. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
excellent! I really enjoyed this class. The reading was very challenging at times, but it was very insightful and educational.
My overall evaluation of this course was that the reading assignments aligned exceptional well with the writing expectations for this course. Dr. Hodgson was very helpful with clarifying misconceptions as well as encouraging responsible reading and writing skills. I have enjoyed this course.
All I can say is that this course have increase my writing class. Definitely will recomment to students to take it.
This course was not only interesting but also very informative. I truly enjoyed taking this course this semester.
pretty good, just a little too much work
Very, very good.

Lynn Hodgson: SSCI210, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: SSCI 210 - Statistical Analysis I Crn (Section): 67074 (1)    
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  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
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 really helped me understand how statistics plays a role in sociological research and is really preparing me for what is ahead.
Although I am still trying to figure out a lot of things that was taught throughout the semester, I can honestly say that when I read or hear certain things, that it does ring a bell and I am able to recall at least a little bit of what was taught.
Helped me in understanding the statistics involved in reading resports in my field of study.
I have not yet taken my senior project, so the extent to which it will be useful is yet to be determined. It did cause me to question, especially when the press publishes statistics, what factors they used in determining their conclusions and how biased is it.
Able to learn statistical concepts, will assist me in future classes
This course only serves to help with the senior project.
it was a little confusing and a little too fast pased for me. in stats there is a lot to take in and understand and i think if she might have slowed down it wouldve been a little easier for us
This course answered several possible explanation in how data is gathered based on research standards. It opened my eyes and enhance my personal and professional understanding in the field of human services. It was enlightment to understand how research is being done, how to recognize and ask appropriate questions regarding the data given through the literature review.
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  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 2 (17%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
7. 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  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
8. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
10. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
It's fine the way it is.
Probably the only thing I can think of is for the instructor to review and edit her material before handing them out to students.
Sometimes I felt as if the material was presented in an overly complicated way and could have been presented in a more simple manner. Also, I don't think we need the SPSS exercises, as we will never use the program again; I didn't really see the relevance of those exercises. It would also, have been helpful, since we have to use SPSS, if the instructor actually did some SPSS exercises during class to teach us how to use SPSS rather than us being left to teach it to ourselves. It is a complex program and some kind of tutorials or class instruction time in the computer lab actually doing the exercises on SPSS would have been extremely beneficial. It was fortunate for myself and others that the stats tutor knew how to work the program or I don't think I would have got it. Also, for the amount of credits we received for this class, most of spent way more time on it than we got credit for and this is for someone who has taken a lot of math.
Good, instructor is very helpful
I really liked the instructor's teaching style and methods. Homework, quizzes, and exams are scheduled well. Very well planned. I didn't feel rushed. The course work was at a well developed pace. I liked the instructor's use of the SPSS program. I would rather do more SPSS activities than doing the classwork.
i think her sarcastic humor scared some people from speaking up and talking to her in class. She was kind of punchy sometimes and i think if she went back and understood how confusing stats is she might understand where we are coming from and she might have a little more compasion towards us
The instructor was great and practical in her teaching methods. One suggestion to teach students how to read an actual research data in a literture, then it may clarify the concepts and formula used in statistic.
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She really makes sure we understand the material. The way she teaches is good because it doesnt seem as complicated as it looks. I dreaded taking this class but now I actually like statistics! I think I'm getting a better grade in this class than any of my others.
There was nothing wrong with the instructor, just the fact that some of the material were dated material.
Okay. They were polite and acknowledged all questions, but like I said earlier sometimes it seemed the information could have been presented in a more simple way. In the past, I had an instructor for a different stats class who was actually a statistician, who I felt presented some of the same information in a way that was much easier to understand and did make it enjoyable to learn stats. This instructor does have a good demeanor most times, but I just didn't get the take home messages from this course. I did appreciate the fact that we had quizzed every week, which did help me narrow down what I wasn't quite getting and I appreciated the fact of partial credit and letting us re-do some things, which we just didn't get. Sometimes I felt the course went too fast for the amount of information we were expected to assimilate, maybe some portions of the course could be cut so that getting the take home message could be clearer and again, I don't see the relevance of the SPSS exercises; I think those could be cut.
Great
Very effective instructor.
Overall evaluation: I would and have recommend this instructor to others.
she was nice and helpful but it depended on her mood. sometimes she was punchy in class and i was scared to approach her
The instructor was great in her teaching methods, and was very supportive in answering questions; She would review the concepts and go over the practical functions in class. She provided review sessions before and after a quiz, and additional review session before a test. She provided visual and hand-on learning in class and prepare us for the homework assigments. She takes time to answer the students questions, and assist us to recognize the concepts that connects with the formula.
15. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
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  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent, I would recomend it to anyone who needs stats.
Well, what's there to say? I took this course because I had to take even though I would have opted to take three more WI courses instead of this course. Nevertheless, I am hoping that I can pull through this class, even if it is by the skin of my teeth....yikes!
My overall evaluation is that this course is not an easy one but the teacher does a good job presenting the material and being available for any questions in and out side of class.
See the above comments.
Great
I really enjoyed the challenge of this class. I probably won't use the information learned in class in my career. However, this information will be used for the senior project. I really liked working with SPSS.
it was hard at times, but overall i think she made stats a lot easier to understand and aproach.
This course is very important to understand and recognize how data is being gathered and calculated. And how these data can influence decision makers, and how it can have an effect on society. Again, It enlighten my understanding, especially in entering in the field of human services.