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Instructor: Nicole Grove

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POLS366, Spring 2014
ES455B, Fall 2013

Nicole Grove: POLS366, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 366 - Adv Tpcs in Thry, Media & Mthd Crn (Section): 88656 (001)    
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  
3.23 14 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.54 14 0.52 Freq(%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
6. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
7. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
It was part of my POLS requirement and the topic interested me.
it was a requirement and i liked the topic
I choose this course to fulfill the OC focus requirement.
It fulfilled two focus designations. The subject and material was both interesting and clear, it was relevant to today.
It fulfills WI, O requirement for political science BA
It fulfilled the POLS major requirement. It also fulfilled the WI, and OC focus designation.
it fulfilled a focus and seemed interesting.
I took this class because it fulfilled a W requirement and I was interested in taking more political science classes.
Requirement
It sounded like a interesting subject
Not only was it a WI, it covered a very interesting subject matter that I was very interested in. There should be more courses like this one.
Because I needed an upper division WI
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
14. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Very helpful and understanding teacher.
she is very happy and eager about her topic
very knowledgable, very down to earth.
She was always available whenever someone needed help. She understood that some of the reading material for class was a little difficult to understand and provided help to understand it. She was also very understanding when it came to reasons for absences or tardiness.
She reached out to the students and tried to explain things clearly. I felt like she cared and tried to make the class interesting and engaging. I also felt comfortable in her class and that she made hard to grasp concepts easy to understand.
I enjoyed that every lecture, Nicole explained thoroughly the assigned reading and also brought up a discussion question that invokes insight. Every reading was interesting and many of which were relative to focus of the course. The digital Journal was extremely helpful because it applied what we learned into a simulation. From restricted access to digital media to limiting a news source, every assignment challenged to think of the impact of digital media but also, what digital media can turn into.
She goes over the readings effectively. She also uses PowerPoint to help get her points across, which is helpful.
Her openness to discuss and confront complex problems and issues that are faced in the subject matter.
She is very organized and prepared for her lectures and articulates well.
She's always available
She's very kind and helpful especially when we didn't understand something.
She was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting points that I never knew about social media and its various uses.
She is a very enthusiastic teacher. She is also a great teacher who is really knowledgable about the topics being discussed. She communicates her thoughts effectively. Overall very impressed
15. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
none
N/A.
Everything was great ! Perhaps, if there were quizzes, that would have encouraged majority of the class to be engaged in the material (not saying that they weren't)
N/A
Nothing
Nothing.
N/A. She is a very good example of a professor
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
18. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
19. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (57%) 6 (43%) 0 (0%)
20. The course gave me opportunities to practice communicating effectively in public settings, with attention to and appreciation of diverse cultural contexts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 14 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
21. The course increased my ability to cogently explain the interconnectedness of local and global dynamics of power within the context of the political and cultural specificities of Hawai'i nei.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.31 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%) 1 (7%)
22. Other comments:
Awesome professor and course!
I thoroughly enjoyed the class and the teacher. I would love to take another class with her.
I really enjoyed in class ! It had shed light on many concepts that I would have never even thought about, especially the use of digital media. It had challenged me to think of the commodification of digital media and why it is almost hard-wired into our individualism. Great class, I would recommend it to anyone.
She should give outlines on topics to it's easier to follow along with what she's reading
Great teacher no lie

Nicole Grove: ES455B, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 455B - Middle East Crn (Section): 73920 (001)    
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  
3.2 15 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%) 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  
1.64 15 0.5 Freq(%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
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%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
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%)
8. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
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%)
9. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
10. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The content itself is what I found most valuable because I had little knowledge going into the class about the MIddle East in general. I was a bit close-minded and had specific viewpoints about the MIddle East and the civilians themselves. This course has opened my eyes to the different outlooks on the development, economy, women, etc of the Middle East.
I found the content of the course to be the most helpful. Before taking this class I did not have the knowledge of the Middle East that I do now. I learned so much and I feel like I have grown intellectually from this class.
I felt that there was a lot of information regarding the history and politics of the middle east, which I felt was crucial to having a good understanding of the current situations there.
Learning about middle eastern political issues from a civilian standpoint/perspective.
Everything about the course was very helpful. It was really important to keep up with the readings assigned because it gave a better understanding of discussion of the reading. It was helpful also that she made powerpoints about the reading for each lecture. It helped me understand what the reading was about. Another thing that was valuable was getting help outside of class. She does her best to respond to emails as fast as possible. I thought it was also cool that she was available to be contacted through phone and Skype as well. That was a super big help especially on days when students can't make it to her office hours. Another thing that was valuable is her honesty. In my entire college career, she was the only teacher that graded and discussed honestly in feedback of essays. She was also specific when she gave us feedback. Her honesty made me a better writer and oral communicator. I also found it valuable with the way she grades. She understands that everyone has their own way of learning. Everyone is different. Some people can write easily and some people aren't writing material and some people are more experienced in writing than others. It was super helpful how she grades student essays based on the student's individual level of writing experience. Mandatory office hours was also helpful (talking about research paper and presentation on a reading). It helped students to prepare better..
I found the knowledge i gather from this class to be most Valuable, before the semester i knew close to nothing about the middle east, but near semester end my knowledge grew because of Professor. Grove.
Class discussions and hearing what others have to say on issues regarding the Middle East. How Nicole had us examine the way we think about the Middle East.
I liked the variety of texts and class activities that were used to teach the subject. The variety in assignment types was not overwhelming though required effort and time commitments.
It gave me a whole new perspective of what goes on in the world we live in
The fact that we did presentations twice-- once from a student's view and once from Nicole's. This really made the important points come through.
11. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I don't think there was anything considered least valuable or helpful in this course. I would suggest though to post powerpoint presentations of book chapters online for reference.
I did not find anything not helpful in this course.
I felt that a there was maybe a little too much reading. Because there as a lot of reading, it was easy to simply not do it. Because there are no exams on the readings there is little incentive to do them on time.
Very broad spectrum of general knowledge. Wish we could've been more specific on certain issues.
N/A
What i found least valuable was the amount of tedious readings we had to do in the class. Even though there were a lot readings I found each reading very informative, and i am glad i read each reading even though all the readings were pretty tough.
So much reading and not a lot of time to reflect. Good readings, but a lot. Sometimes 200 pages in a week. And this is just one class. So if you are in 5 or 6 classes it adds up. But I understand it is challenging to teach a whole class on such a large part of the world that we see as one but is so diverse and complex.
More of a broad overview, maybe a short presentation weekly, about specific countries and current events would complete the education of the region.
nothing, I enjoyed it
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12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
13. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
15. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
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%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
17. Other comments:
Thank you Nicole, I really enjoyed this class and it seriously has opened my eyes to different outlooks and perspectives of the Middle East. Honestly this is the only class that I actually enjoyed going to because it was interactive with the other students and we were able to voice our opinions on the different topics that came up in class.
Nicole is one of the best teachers I have ever had at UH! She is super helpful and extremely nice. She is very lenient and so informative and inspiring. This class was one of my favorite classes of the whole semester! I normally do not like OC classes but I felt so comfortable speaking in this class. She is very respectful of people's opinions and I feel like I could speak my mind and never be judged. This was a very fun class and my knowledge of politics have increased. I normally do not like politics, but this class was great!
Nicole Grove was a very good instructor, you can tell she is very enthusiastic about the material, and genuinely wants you to do well.
Enjoyable class and teacher is extremely knowledgable is subject matter. But if the class was focused on one or two themes instead of a broad spectrum, I believe the class would've been more enjoyable.
At first when I entered this class I though, "Oh my goodness, what did I get myself into!" This was a very challenging class for me. It was difficult at times that it drove me crazy because I was lost most of the time! But I've definitely learned a lot, especially giving me knowledge about the Middle East, and became a better writer because of this class! Keep up the great work and thanks for everything!
Nicole was available and always checks her emails. She responds and is eager to answer questions and work with you. She made me look at things differently and reexamine my own views. She is passionate about the class and wants us to leave with a better understanding of the Middle East, and I am happy I had the opportunity to take the class.
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Nicole was a great teacher, even for students that had absolutely no background on the topics discussed in class. She came across as very approachable. Even though I literally have no interest with anything pertaining with the Middle East, I now come away with enough knowledge to not sound like I am completely ignorant.
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