eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: John Kim

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John Kim: SW722, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 722 - SW Practice in Health Care Crn (Section): 72951 (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  
4.83 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.82 18 0.39 Freq(%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 8 (44%) 8 (44%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 9 (50%) 7 (39%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 11 (61%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The readings, discussions, and presentations was very valuable to my learning.
1. CLEAR Paper 2: Compare & contrast write-up between biographical texts and person experiences. 2. Group discussions: student experiences at practicum sites (micro- and macro-level based)
Experiential learning exercises were excellent!
Readings and class discussions were always great to hear other perspectives and gather more information on subjects that I felt I needed clarification with. The hands-on learning made the information stick in my mind in a way I can remember easily and the activities were useful and relevant to social work practice.
John does a good job in sharing information and reaffirming the knowledge/thoughts/opinions of his student. He is empathetic to his students, although at the same time very obvious when someone shares something he doesn't relate to or care for.
The syllabus was well-laid out and comprehensive, and the assignments were good learning opportunities. I would have benefited from more visual kinds of instruction, such as videos, or powerpoint presentations that were more dynamic or provocative of thought and discussion.. Discussion amongst classmates was very good, although some students were extremely quiet.
I loved all of our class discussions. It was really helpful to get feedback from my professor, and my classmates.
Being able to share stories about our practicum experiences, which allowed us to normalize the anxiety and fear of being new to the profession. Also being able to bring knowledge that we have acquired at practicum to the classroom setting and share our resources with our fellow classmates.
I really appreciated role playing and integrating practice. Those experiences not only provide insight on client interaction, but also gives a wider perspective of the different routes each social worker may take when tackling a problem. It also showed the differences in how each social worker may rate various issues a client is facing.
Learning how to apply different models, theories, and perspectives to clinical practice was really helpful.
Discussions with the class about readings and other topics. Also enjoyed the experiential activities.
The class discussions, case presentations, and activities like role play helped me tremendously and understanding various theories, concepts, models/interventions, and social work values or principles.
I really liked the role playing activities. It was a fun and new method of teaching.
Experential activities in the class were the best.
Professor Kim addressed some of the Models and Theories that we really didn't cover in our other classes. Some of them were new to me and I learned the basic elements of these theories and models and it helped me in my practicum when assessing patients and meeting with family members/caregivers. These lectures provided me a better understanding of each theory and model. I found also that practicing interviewing techniques were helpful in improving my skills as an MSW intern.
John Kim did a great job at setting up the tone for the class. This was done by asking if there was anything the students wanted to learn in particular. I really enjoyed when he brought in different social workers to talk about their field. He was the best professor I've had in my whole graduate school career.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 11 (61%) 5 (28%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 11 (61%) 5 (28%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (61%) 7 (39%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
John was very understanding and fair with his teaching.
1. Diverse working experience within the healthcare setting (Foundation, Tripler, etc.) 2. Very knowledgeable and animated - lecture/presentation
Professor Kim has real-life experience from his current job at Tripler, as well as his former professional experience. He is an engaging, caring, and excellent teacher!
His artistic approach and use of hands-on activities - I can definitely make use of these examples.
John Kim is approachable and appealing as an instructor. He was very open to hearing students' viewpoints and ideas. He was very good at leading discussion amongst students, and has a good sense of humor, too.
I loved how he incorporated hands on activities into his lessons.
His different approach. The activities were more hands on and not as much by the textbook. It always kept things interesting.
John had such a huge knowledge base. He has had years of work experience in multiple settings and could consistently provide examples of course concepts to real life situations. This is SO helpful as it helps us get a clearer understanding on the concepts covered in the book. He is also very passionate about sharing social work theories, policies, and services. He was always prepared for class and went out of his way to create this class a memorable experience by introducing different in-class activities. I really appreciated this and look forward to having him again next semester.
He has experience in the health field and is therefore very knowledgeable in the health care field.
He brought with him his experience and expertise from the field and shared it to the class, which was wonderful because we got to learn more about what it's like to actually practice social work.
He is nice and approachable. It was helpful that he used his own experiences into some of the lectures.
he is always accommodating and willing to make sure you understand the material.
Professor Kim provided a nice atmosphere in the class. This allowed us to freely discuss the subjects as a class and in groups. Our discussions in class were kept within our class and he was very open to all of our responses. As an MSW student, he treated us with respect and allowed us to provide feedback freely and without feeling judged. He was very professional and passionate in his knowledge of the social work field. Professor Kim also provided us with suggestions and tools we could use at our practicum sites which were very helpful in our development as future social workers.
He was very knowledgeable.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
20. 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  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (50%) 9 (50%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 11 (61%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 8 (44%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 10 (56%)
25. Other comments:
N/A
Thank you for an awesome semester! Happy Holidays!
Make John a permanent staff. His personal, professional, academic and ethnic background offers a lot to meeting the different goals of the course and make his class interesting. I even like that he brushed upon queer issues in the field, although could help expand on this for future classes. Perhaps, address various health barriers people of color, different genders, handicapability and queer individuals and families encounter in future classes, and the social theories for meeting the broad spectrum of clientele. Overall, I enjoyed this course and encourage John to keep teaching this class! Two thumbs up!-Keo
Great course:) Looking forward to the next!
I think it's important to be very clear about expectations for assignments. Several people were surprised at the grades they received for certain assignments and weren't quite sure why exactly they deserved that grade. It just seems that grading could've been a little more lenient for our first paper since we didn't quite know what to expect, especially having to fit all the information into just three short pages. Overall though, this was a great class. Enjoyed having John Kim as our professor and hope that he will be able to teach his elective someday soon. He's very kind, supportive, knowledgeable, and passionate.
I love reading the textbook for it is extremely helpful in not only understanding social work in from a health perspective, but it informs me of concepts and theories that I encounter within my practicum setting. While the outside readings were interesting, I don't feel as though it was necessary to read to novels regarding cultural and ethic issues within the health care setting. I also didn't feel as though I gained as much out of a class period when we would spend it discussing the textbook as it stands in congruence with the novel. Other than that, I really enjoyed this class!
I just wanted to say thank-you to Professor Kim. It was a very informative and positive semester. You played a big role in our understanding of the concepts you introduced to us. We do hope that you will be teaching another course in the Social Work Division as you are an asset to the University of Manoa-MSW Program. Thank you for your time and patience.
The description of the assignments were minimal and were given the class before the assignment was due. The expectations of the assignments were unclear, and the grading was hard. In contrast, I am very grateful for the extra credit opportunities. Notes on papers; on how to improve would be helpful as well. However, the professor was great at lecturing the class and made coming to class fun. I really hope he comes to teach again. I have not had too many professors who challenged me academically, which was enjoyable.