eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Mami Hayashi

Available Survey Results

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%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (80%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 2 (20%) 9 (75%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 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  
4.0 10 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 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%) 1 (8%) 2 (20%) 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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 9 (75%)
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%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 10 (83%)
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%) 1 (8%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 7 (58%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
very nice, she has a lot of knowledge.
Excellent. She is a really good TA, was helpful, and very nice to the students.
Mami is very informative and helpful. She responds readily to e-mails and questions. She makes learning easy and fun! :)
Keep up the good work
Great teacher and very respectful and encouraging of her students.
She is an awesome teacher!
very good! she is always prepared for class. she is a very nice person ^-^
She is a great and patient teacher. She really cares about her students and is very knowledgeable.
She is very knowledgable about the subject and a fair grader.
terrific
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 sweet and approachable, and she always wanted to help us.
she was a good TA and wanted us to learn and do our best in the class.
she really knows her material
she was really nice. she was always available for help if we needed any.
She was a great lab leader. She understood us as students and put in a lot of effort during the class.
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%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 1 (8%)
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%) 2 (17%) 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%) 1 (8%) 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 (10%)
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 (20%) 6 (60%) 1 (8%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
18. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
presentations of other classmates.
lectures and videoes
The lectures by Dr. Ogawa were really fun.
TA's were nice and communicated with students effectively
Class discussions.
The review sessions for the exams were very helpful.
everything
The grading was fair and it was easy to uderstand.
Oral
N/A
review sessions for midterms
The trip to the Japanese Cultural Center
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 chapter presentations and lectures.
The presentation of material by students.
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
none.
N/A
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).
None
papers
I was easy to pick up the lessons because the course was entertaining.
***8
N/A
the presentations.
Having to write a 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...
The group paper.
The written assignments.
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
easy to understand and interesting, exams are easy.
Excellent/Good
Enjoyable. The workload is reasonable (aside from the final group paper) and the teachers are very personable.
Interesting
Great material to learn for both local residents and out of state students.
GOOD!!
pretty easy
One of the best courses I've taken.
heaven
N/A
one of the better classes to take.
Great
it's good.
it's a good course to take if you want to learn about Japanese Americans in hawaii.
i liked it. it was challenging but not impossible.
This was a good course filled with a lot of information and history vital to Hawaii's history.
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%) 0 (0%)
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%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 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  
3.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 11 (85%)
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%) 9 (69%)
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%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 5 (38%)
12. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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 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.
Very nice and always willing to help.
mami was a great T.A!!
She was a good TA. A little timid at times but she was fair at grading and easy to talk to.
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.
very good at teaching the labs
She is very helpful for students to ask her any questions about the exams and assignments.
I enjoyed having Mami as my lab leader.
Mami is a very good instructor and she always expected high standards from her students.
Mami was a very good and comfortable TA.
Good Instructor with a lot of experience related to the title of the class
awesome!!!
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.
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%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 1 (8%)
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 (8%) 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%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
18. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
19. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Incorporation of the stories with concepts which made it easier to remember things.
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 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.
Having class discussions and not feeling like what we had to say was incorrect or not viable.
group presentations
I enjoyed the fact that everyone had to do their own research on each topic, and shared it with the class.
The review sessions before the test was helpful
I liked the oral presentations and the lectures by Dr. Ogawa.
discussions
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
I enjoyed the class discussions.
Individual chapeter projects Midterm review
Going to the JCCH and examining the exhibit and learning more from it.
The group presentations were very interesting and the chapter outlines helped a lot.
20. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing.
none
The lectures were kind of disorganized and you had to read the books to know things for the test.
The group paper. It got a little frustrating.
Nothing
writing the paper
No.
All the reading, it was hard to keep up when you have other classes to read for.
The reading assignments were very long and the information in them wasn't on the tests.
None
Nothing. It was a very good course overall.
I can't really think of anything I didn't like.
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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.
excellent course, very fun and very interesting
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.
Fun! I got to meet some really cool people and hear very interesting comments and stories from fellow students!
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.
Interesting and you learn alot. good course
This course is great
it was good fun learning about the history of the japanese
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
Good class
Very good course. Would highly recommend it to other students.
This course was very interesting and taught me a lot.