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Instructor: Paul Field

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HIST284, Fall 2011
HIST284, Fall 2010

Paul Field: HIST284, Fall 2011

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: HIST 284 - History of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 63278 (0)    
1. 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  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
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%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
21. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
23. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
24. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%)
26. How did the instructor show concern for students?
very understanding and will listen to why things may or may not be handed in, or things may be happening.
Asking questions, giving feedback, and using examples.
He always allowed time for questions and made himself available before and after class.
He is very attentive to all of the students and offers one on one time to be certain everyone gets what they need to become educated in the subject matter and is well equipped to succeed.
He spent time explaining and discussing topics in class
not only offer help, but he listened to the probelms of the students should they not be able to make it, and gave them extensions should they need one for assignments!
is understanding and approaches each and every student when he notices they are in risk of failing or falling behind. this aspect is found in very little techers throughout college. takes the time to know the students to a personal level rather than just treating them as mere associations.
He asks if we have any questions and is open to help us outside of class.
27. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
n/a
I like his old fashion method of teaching with lectures, notes on the chalk board, and slide projectors!
I like all his stories he has told. He know alot.
He presented difficult information in a way that was easy to understand. His classes are always enjoyable.
He is very obviously passionate about what he teaches and does everything he cultivate the student's interest as well.
he felt really comfortable and realax
he's everything i would want in a teacher!!! its sad hes retired but he deserves the break!
he is fully immersed into the subject as if it were a passion rather than a career which leads everyone else see it as a passion rather than just a college credit class.
He teaches in an enthusiastic way to make the course more upbeat and interesting
28. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
great class. he made the history of hawaii veyr interesting to learn
He's the best history professor I ever had! He makes history interesting.
He is a highly intelligent and well-rounded professor. He is by far one of my favorites because of his ability to make potenially boring material interesting.
I've taken history classes in the past from professor Field and would continue to take classes from him wherever possible.
just an all around good teacher and person!(:
lively and bubbly. never a boring moment in his lectures.
He is very nice and I love taking his courses.
29. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes. it is a great class to get into.
Yes! Cause he makes the material interesting and fun to learn about.
YES!! Awesome teacher!
Yes. He is an awesome teacher and makes his students want to come to class.
Without a doubt....in fact i have.
Yes, he is straight forth and explains the course requirements
yes i would!
Most definitely! He can be too lenient at times but he is truely helpful and his way of teching and handling students would be great for students transitioning out of high school into college.
Yes I would, he gives the right amount and appropriate material for us to learn so you don't feel overwhelmed with work and information
30. Other comments:
excellent wonderful teacher you could not ask for a better instructor.
n/a
Happy retirement! Enjoy your free time :)
Happy retirement!
I'm sad that this is the last class I will take of his and this school is lucky to have a professor like Paul Field.
His classes are always well thought out and very interestingly and creatively presented. This makes for an involving and pleasant semester.
wonderful instructor!!!!

Paul Field: HIST284, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: HIST 284 - History of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 60350 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
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%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in 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%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
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%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
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 instructor treats all students fairly.
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%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
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%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He often reminds us what his office hours are and makes sure everyone understands the material that we are going over in class.
Would work with them to better their papers and take time out of his schedule to work with the student.
He asks us if we are having any trouble understanding something and that's helpful.
Always there for students if they needed help.
He speaks to each student individually about their essays.
he was there when we had questions
He required a mandatory one-on-one meeting outside of class to discuss our biography papers. This allowed him to focus on each individual and help us succeed.
Making himself available in and out of the class.
He made time for us to come and see him if we had any questions about whatever was going on in class.
He always makes himself available to help you. He knows who you are and takes a special interest in each and everyone. He looks you in the eye when he speaks and you can see his passion and wealth of knowledge that he want to share. Knows your name, he is on time for class and always prepared. Grades papers and test in a timely manner and returns them because he knows we are anxious for the results. Brings materials to class to peak our interests so we may go out and seek other resources available. His style of teaching he conducts to get us involved so we may retain the information he gives us is great!
Professor Field is more than willing to help students and answer any questions they may have and encourages them.
20. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Excellent lecturer and instructor. He has an amazing wealth of knowledge pertaining to Hawai'i's history, and he has opened up another avenue of interest for me. Awesome.
I am sad he won't be teaching anymore, however I am happy I got to take a class from him. I learned so much more than I thought he would. I liked how he explained some events from both sides ( mainland and native Hawaiian view) and never took a side.
He's very knowledgeable in his field of study. If you are into what he's talkng about then class will go by quickly, but if you're not then class will go by slow.
Great teacher, knows his stuff. Sorry that he is retiring.
very good teacher. learned alot
He does an amazing job making a typically boring lecture subject like history actually quite enjoyable. It's quite difficult not to be tuned in and attentive when he speaks.
His passion for Hawaiian History is apparent when he is giving his lectures.
Paul Fields is the BEST teacher I have ever had!!!! I truly mean it! I wish I new about him sooner, I would have taken other classes from him. I am very disappointed that he is going to retire, but I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I had to take this class. Paul Fields is like a "great book"...you just want to keep reading and not stop...I just want to listen to everything he has to say and I look forward to each and every class because he has such a fantastic and interesting style of teaching!
Professor Field is one of those rare instructors that everyone can enjoy learning from. He makes the material very interesting and engaging and is rarely dull. I'm sorry to see he's retiring but he definitely deserves it.
21. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I did. He's retiring.
Definently, because he is an amazing teacher and can teach the student information that wil help them throughout their lives
Yes, i believe he's a good history of hawaii teacher. He's very knowledgeable!
yes, because he knows his stuff.
Yes, unfortunately, he's retiring this semester.
yes because he is an awesome teacher.
Most definitely recommend him to other students. He is a great teacher that truly cares for and about his students. His lectures are informative, intriguing, and at times entertaining.
Yes, but I think he is retiring ;-}
Yes. He is a great and awesome instructor! Hes very clear and really loves what he does, he takes our concerns and helps us if we don't understand.
Absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would most definitely recommend Professor Field to other students, simply because he is such a good instructor, and person in all, for all the given reasons.
22. Other comments:
Wished I had taken this class from him sooner, then maybe I would have been able to take his other classes too.
I wish you all the best with your up coming retirement! MAHALO NUI LOA FOR ALL YOU DO!!!
I am now more intelligent for taking his class.
The UH system will not be the same without Professor Paul Field.