eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Duane Henry

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Duane Henry: POLS341, Spring 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 341 - The Politics of Media Crn (Section): 89106 (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  
3.29 28 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 14 (50%) 11 (39%) 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  
1.36 28 0.49 Freq(%) 18 (64%) 10 (36%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 28 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 6 (21%) 17 (61%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 28 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 7 (25%) 17 (61%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 27 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 7 (26%) 19 (70%)
6. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 3 (11%) 22 (79%)
7. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%)
8. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%)
9. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%)
10. I create my own learning experiences in connection with the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 22 (79%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 27 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (30%) 17 (63%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Freedom/independence, responsibility for project
Emphasis on the need to be able to apply one's self in a challenging and fulfilling way.
Independent work.
The media project
I liked how we were in control of the type of project we did. It allowed us to be creative and think outside the box.
the group project
He allowed us to create our own ideas and challenge them. We developed several ideas and instead of lectures in the classroom we were encouraged to learn around the real world.
Developing a project and research design were extremely valuable. Having to implement it ourselves and be creative helped to reinforce the learning outcomes and was a motivator to create a quality product.
i liked the freedom to actually complete a project on my own. I felt that by having freedom from a standard of rules it was easier to work and mold our project into something i really liked. I felt that having a solid deadline was important and that Duane Henry did a good job of coercing the class to complete their projects.
Being able to express ourselves through what we were interested in. We developed leadership and communication skills in this class that I feel we will not develop in any other.
Being able to craft our own project helping exposed my own strengths in the group.
I really enjoyed the independence each group had.
The structure of this class was particularly engaging, we were allowed freedom to choose the direction of our projects.
Group work and free thinking.
Being able to think for yourself and being creative with projects
Creativity and the ability to do freely what we felt mattered to us as a group.
The group project itself was the most valuable aspect of the course because it gave us all the opportunity to work with other people and interact with them throughout the entire course.
It was very open ended so it was up to us to come up with a project and ideas.
13. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Unstructured, however also a pro.
n/a
The fog.
Nothing
None
I wish things would have been a little more disciplined so I had an idea of what my goals were and what I needed to accomplish.
I felt that the first few weeks of class were sort of slow and I didn't feel that I benefited much from the class lectures just because there wasn't any class participation.
I think that the class was a little too relaxed sometimes. I know it was experimental but i felt that some group members did not contribute equally as the class progressed. many of my group members showed great intent and great initial work effort but then dropped off and didn't show up for anything after the 8th week.
The readings in the begining of the course.
We should have started working on the project sooner.
Class lacked any kind of structure and I felt some students used the freedom well others took advantage of it and did very little.
n/a
It was hard at times to get people to show up and participate. Maybe have more peer evaluations people seemed to try and participate more after we did them.
14. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 28 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (18%) 22 (79%)
15. The instructor is skillful in observing student reactions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 28 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (11%) 23 (82%)
16. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 27 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (22%) 20 (74%)
17. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 27 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 10 (37%) 16 (59%)
18. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 12 (43%) 15 (54%)
19. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 27 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 8 (30%) 18 (67%)
20. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 26 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (31%) 18 (69%)
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.74 27 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (19%) 21 (78%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 28 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (36%) 16 (57%)
23. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 28 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%)
24. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 19 (68%)
25. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 27 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (22%) 20 (74%)
26. Other comments:
Great class in terms of freedom of creativity within a Political Science/Social Science course.
n/a
Take this class, it is a lot of fun, a lot of independent work. So bring your game face and be ready to work.
Very cool course, unlike anything I've ever taken at UH. Duane Henry should be kept on so that students have opportunities like this again.
Great teacher with fresh ideas.
i thought this was a great course, taught by a great teacher. i really hope that he comes back to lecture again i will take more classes from him in the future even if they are not media or project based. best of luck to the professor and i hope he enjoys his summer!
I enjoyed the freedom we had in this class to perform to our best. The only suggestion I would make is to have a concrete date for a mid-update paper so you really know where we stand in completion of our projects. But other than that, the class was fantastic and would recommend you to teach it and others to take it.
I wish we could have talked a little more about the theory and how stories get picked for the news and what not
Class would have benefited from more structure and was not what I was expecting.
This was by far the most meaningful course I have taken at UH Manoa. Duane is talented, articulate, and has a passion for what he teaches. This is the second course I've taken from him, I strongly recommend this course and this professor.
Duane is a great teacher. Course is different when compared to others. Allowed for creativity and proccessed thinking.
The course was fun and enticed everyone to get motivated and to work hard on their projects. It was so easy to talk to the professor and he made it completely interesting. He gave us complete control of the projects we made which allowed us to express our creativity.
I have never took a class like this before and I really enjoyed it!