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Instructor: Mami Hayashi

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AMST310, Spring 2010
AMST310, Fall 2009

Mami Hayashi: AMST310, Spring 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 80025 (001)     80026 (002)     80027 (003)     84533 (004)     84534 (005)     85165 (006)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (25%) 9 (90%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 7 (70%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
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 inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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 (30%) 8 (67%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (25%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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 (30%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (20%) 7 (58%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is very knowledgable about the subject and a fair grader.
Keep up the good work
Excellent. She is a really good TA, was helpful, and very nice to the students.
very nice, she has a lot of knowledge.
Mami is very informative and helpful. She responds readily to e-mails and questions. She makes learning easy and fun! :)
terrific
She is a great and patient teacher. She really cares about her students and is very knowledgeable.
She is an awesome teacher!
very good! she is always prepared for class. she is a very nice person ^-^
Great teacher and very respectful and encouraging of her students.
Very Good and fair. She lets you turn in an assignment if you happen to have forgotten to do it or bring it to lab.
one of the most prepared TAs at UH
She was a great lab leader. She understood us as students and put in a lot of effort during the class.
she was a good TA and wanted us to learn and do our best in the class.
she was really nice. she was always available for help if we needed any.
she really knows her material
She was sweet and approachable, and she always wanted to help us.
Effective
12. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (8%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%)
13. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 1 (10%)
14. The TA listened to what students had to say.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%) 1 (10%)
15. The TA stimulated students to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 1 (8%)
16. The TA was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (17%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
18. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The grading was fair and it was easy to uderstand.
TA's were nice and communicated with students effectively
lectures and videoes
presentations of other classmates.
The lectures by Dr. Ogawa were really fun.
Oral
everything
The review sessions for the exams were very helpful.
Class discussions.
N/A
review sessions for midterms
The chapter presentations and lectures.
the labs were more interesting than the lecture classes personally because i felt i learned more from the labs with the presentations.
i liked the lab and its comfortable chairs.
The trip to the Japanese Cultural Center
The presentation of material by students.
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I was easy to pick up the lessons because the course was entertaining.
None
N/A
none.
I disliked writing papers. The final group paper was especially difficult. Quite honestly, I didn't see a point in having it; the group oral presentation was good enough (especially since the class is not writing intensive).
***8
papers
N/A
the presentations.
The group paper.
the group project. though i understand why group projects can be helpful, it's hard when people don't do their share.
some of the lectures were boring.
The fact that a major portion of the final exam grade is based on an book that wasn't mandatory to buy, yet is on the final exam. What's the deal with this? We weren't made aware of the fact until a week before the exam...
Having to write a paper
The written assignments.
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
One of the best courses I've taken.
Interesting
Excellent/Good
easy to understand and interesting, exams are easy.
Enjoyable. The workload is reasonable (aside from the final group paper) and the teachers are very personable.
heaven
pretty easy
GOOD!!
Great material to learn for both local residents and out of state students.
N/A
one of the better classes to take.
This was a good course filled with a lot of information and history vital to Hawaii's history.
it's good.
i liked it. it was challenging but not impossible.
it's a good course to take if you want to learn about Japanese Americans in hawaii.
Great
Its a very good course. Very informational.
21. Other comments:
none
Interesting course
none
N/A
none.

Mami Hayashi: AMST310, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 76393 (005)     76396 (006)    
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  
3.69 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (77%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
6. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (29%) 4 (31%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (55%) 4 (57%)
8. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (43%) 5 (38%)
12. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
mami was a great T.A!!
Very nice and always willing to help.
very good at teaching the labs
She was a good TA. A little timid at times but she was fair at grading and easy to talk to.
Mami was very knowledgable and nice. She taught us alot and made sure we understood what we were talking about and learning. She also tried to facilitate our discussions.
she knew her material well and taught it in an interesting manner. it was a fun class and she made it that way becuase of her own knowledge and enthusiasm
Mami is a great instructor and knew her material well. She is especially good at engaging our class in discussions and relaying the upcoming assignments and information to us.
She is very helpful for students to ask her any questions about the exams and assignments.
I enjoyed having Mami as my lab leader.
She is a good instructor who knows the subject matter. She is also very nice and is more than willing to help you if you need it.
Mami was a very good and comfortable TA.
Mami is a very good instructor and she always expected high standards from her students.
awesome!!!
Good Instructor with a lot of experience related to the title of the class
13. The TA grades paper (exams, homework) fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. The TA listened to what students had to say.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
15. The TA was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
16. The TA was able to stimulate class participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%)
17. The TA was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
18. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
19. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
group presentations
I enjoyed the fact that everyone had to do their own research on each topic, and shared it with the class.
Incorporation of the stories with concepts which made it easier to remember things.
Having class discussions and not feeling like what we had to say was incorrect or not viable.
discussions
The review sessions before the test was helpful
I liked the reviews and how we went over the lecture lessons and how the books were really helpful since they matched with the lectures. It was also very itneresting stories and aspects.
i liked how we each got to tell a story to the class of a time in history, like we were the ones teaching for a day
I liked the oral presentations and the lectures by Dr. Ogawa.
We can learn more about Japanese Americans by visiting the exhibition and listening to the group presentations.
The history of the Japanese Americans, things you don't learn in U.S. History in High School
The group presentations were very interesting and the chapter outlines helped a lot.
Individual chapeter projects Midterm review
I enjoyed the class discussions.
Going to the JCCH and examining the exhibit and learning more from it.
20. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing.
The group paper. It got a little frustrating.
writing the paper
The lectures were kind of disorganized and you had to read the books to know things for the test.
none
Nothing
No.
All the reading, it was hard to keep up when you have other classes to read for.
I can't really think of anything I didn't like.
None
The reading assignments were very long and the information in them wasn't on the tests.
Nothing. It was a very good course overall.
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
interesting
AMST 310 is a great course that teaches a lot about japanese-Americans! I think it is especially interesting because I am of Japanese descent.
It's a good course and I learned a lot about Japanese and Japanese Americans and gave me a better understanding of what they went through.
Fun! I got to meet some really cool people and hear very interesting comments and stories from fellow students!
it was good fun learning about the history of the japanese
Interesting and you learn alot. good course
I'm glad I took it. It was really interesting for me and I learned a lot. I learned a lot about Hawaii and Japan and their history together. I would reccommend it.
excellent course, very fun and very interesting
This course is great
I think this course provides enough information for students to learn about the stories of Japanese Americans and also helps students to think critically.
Excellent
This course was very interesting and taught me a lot.
Good class
Very good course. Would highly recommend it to other students.