eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Robert Joseph

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Robert Joseph: HON291P, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 291P - Sophomore Sem: Physical Sci Crn (Section): 89540 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
4. 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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
7. Other comments:
The class was fun, but horribly organized. I would have liked to seem a syllabus that the Professor followed, rather than making everything up as it went along. While understandable, it was deeply frustrating & hard to properly prepare for the class when I had little idea what would be covered or happening in the next class.
This course offered an opportunity to understand topics like science and religion from a different view point. I enjoyed the debate style because it facilitated the need to understand the material intrinsically and to think of the strengths and flaws of our position, as well as that of our fellow classmates. With more students, it could be more interesting with more contributing positions, but I did enjoy the small classroom because it allowed for us to become more comfortable with each other to share ideas and concerns.
What a wonderful opportunity to learn about a field outside of my major in a fun, student-friendly way. Dr. Joseph is so passionate about his work that his enthusiasm is infectious in the classroom. He is an excellent teacher, and obviously a leader in his field as well. Taking a class from him was a pleasure and I wish I had been able to participate more!