eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Shawn Arita

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Shawn Arita: ECON300, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 300 - Intermediate Macroeconomics Crn (Section): 87448 (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  
3.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
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  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The everyday issues that we dealt with in class because it was useful in life scenarios.
Homework and in-class problem solving helped for better understanding of the concepts.
I think almost everything since it all relates to each other. Just having a better understanding how other countries trade and why other countries are more rich than others was very interesting to me.
I just enjoyed the whole aspect of learning macroeconomics that can be applied to the world we live in right now. I especially liked the last part of the course going over the IS-LM models, aggregate demand curves, and information about financial crisis. Before this course I truthfully did not know much about the exact details about the Great Recession, but after this course, I pretty much understand the whole ordeal and what can be done to get the country out of it.
group activities
Talking about real world applications - the 08 Financial Crisis, the Great Depression
The lectures were the most valuable followed by office hours. Mr. Arita seems to have a good understanding of the course material, and he can explain it effectively to others.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
IS-LM models. I saw no need.
N/A
I think they were all valuable.
I believe that everything about this course was valuable to my learning.
lectures
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
11. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%)
12. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
14. 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 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
15. Other comments:
Good professor. A little monotone and nervous at the beginning but as he got to know the class he warmed up more and taught a lot more efficiently.
really liked his teaching style and he was readily available to all students to explain what we did not understand
Online homework was a bit challenging, and myeconportal was a little difficult to navigate to login.
I like Shawn he is a very nice guy. It seemed like in the beginning of the semester he struggled to communicate with us effectively. I felt like he might of been talking to us like we were on the same level as him. The good thing is that I think he quickly realized this and began to teach us at a slower pace and dumb it down for us a but more. I think that was quite impressive to see that he was able to switch up his teaching style to better suit his students. I like that he is very proffessional with the way he dresses and talks to us but I like it even more when he kind of just talks to us about whats going on in the world economy in a more casual way. I think he is finding a good balance between the two. I also like that he has been starting the class with a review of what we went over last time.
Great class! I hope I can take a class from him in the near future!
Once said he was unprepared for class.
Even though the subject matter was rather dull at times, Shawn was able to make it bearable - sometimes even fun!