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Instructor: Shanti Devi

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HIST151, Fall 2012
HIST152, Fall 2012
REL150, Spring 2010
ASAN120, Fall 2009
REL152, Fall 2007

Shanti Devi: HIST151, Fall 2012

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: History
Course: HIST 151 - World Civilization I Crn (Section): 17472 (0)     17473 (IN2)     17474 (WE2)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I really enjoyed the material covered in this class. The VFTs were very helpful in learning the subject.
I like the power point format, and the learning through the virtual field trip assignments.
Dr. Devi is good at what she does; I specifically registered to take this class so she could be my instructor.
All assingments were mentioned with due dates. Teacher responded to emails promptly if there were any questions or concerns.
I enjoy the use of forums because it helps me review by reading what the other students have written.
Activities/assignments that Professor Devi assigned gave a better aspect on the material. Her slideshows were great and easy to understand. She provided a way to make History much less boring to learn.
Course has a nice flow. It was easy to follow and learned a lot. Due dates were set and given to us at the beginning of the course. It was great. You knew what was expected and when it was due.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Take out the few questions on the first couple of tests that were not covered in the powerpoint presentations.
The questions sometimes were cryptic at times, but seem to get better the longer the course went on.
I think that she gives too much tests.
Hugh improvement in the teachers course from my last semester class. She really did improve her course. Forums are for the students and she has a section for her own questions. Any comment or corrections she has on the forum posts are now done in the grade book. Where it is private from other students. Great class.
15. Other comments:
Shanti Devi could be less vague in her responses to specific questions regarding her expectations for certain tasks. She could also be a little less difficult to deal with in general.
nothing more to add.
I appreciated taking a course where the instructor was prepared, thorough and flexible.
No

Shanti Devi: HIST152, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: History
Course: HIST 152 - World Civilization II Crn (Section): 17479 (0)     17481 (IN2)     17482 (WE2)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked the forums, you really learned a lot from other students.
She s very well prepared. I like that she is to the point & very straight up with you. Very organized. I took history 151 & 152 from her.
I really liked learning about Japan in unit two.
I learned a lot from the VFT writing assignments!
Virtual Field Trips and Forum Discussion were great supplementary learning tools.
I enjoyed the course, found it very informative, and intend to take another of Dr. Devi's next fall. Well done, and thanks.
She offers the virtual field trips which help us learn more about the module we are working on and it gives us options on which ones we would like to do. There are mini papers to write which I like to do. She has games for every module to help us study and the quizzes are tricky so if you don't read the question good you could get it wrong. But definitely all her learning tools makes this class alot more fun than other typical on line classes. There is never a boring module. She spent alot of time making the slide show presentation for us as well. Very professionally done and presented and very colorful which I like.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Nope :)
No. Although I certainly need to improve my time management skills more.
Maybe a little less strict on the class discussions as there is a lot of work required. That's about it.
None
The work load was large for me.
No she has a great method of teaching.
15. Other comments:
Shanti Devi is a good teacher. This is one of the better online classes I have taken. She checks on students when we fall behind, she doesn't just let us keep going backwards. Her personal emails have motivated me to stick with the course and not give up.
I like Dr. Devi's way of teaching. I don't particualrly care for the subject matter but it is required so having her teach me is good because I retain alot more from her than other instructors. I wish she taught higher level classes as this is the last class I will take from her that counts towards my BA. She is very helpful and wants us to succeed despite what others may say. This is the 2nd class I have taken from her and I will always recommend her classes to anyone asking me for a fun and informative on line class.

Shanti Devi: REL150, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Religion
Course: REL 150 - Intro to World's Maj Religions Crn (Section): 16621 (0)     16622 (INT)     16623 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 6 (67%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (60%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (60%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 2 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (75%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (20%) 3 (33%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (56%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (11%) 2 (40%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (20%) 1 (25%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 6 (67%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Nothing! This was a great course!
I would allow for debate.
Nothing to be changed or improved.
sometimes the vritual feild trips were confusing, it would help to explain more clearly what the assignment was. i think that announcing when the middle point is for the forums was good because it was not always easy to know when mid unit was, maybe list it in the syllabus
Nothing
I think she has it down, I really wouldn't change much about the course content at all. Just beware that there's a lot of information for each unit. However, Professor Devi usually helps to pick out the main points in the forums.
This is an extremely difficult course to teach effectively, and Shanti Devi has done a great job.
I would require that students also read the textbook. It complimented Devi's essays, and gave further understanding to the material.
shorter essays
nothing
a. The class was wonderful nothing needed to improve it. b. One thing I would change is the number of essays for assignments. 10 essays in a 15 week course is very difficult; especially for full time students.
I will give more time to return the assignments.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
She was an awesome teacher. She helped my understanding to grow by getting me to think for myself and to think more critically.
I think prof Devi is very, very knowledgeable. However, I think she is overly concerned with people thinking outside of the presented subject matter.
Great. Uses several methods to explain the material such as the VFT and vocab games. Essays and powerpoint...
I love Professor Devis methods, she constantly interactsand engages her students. She provides effective constructive criticism with room for correction. This is my third course with professor Devi And I love her courses.
I think the teaching methods that Professor Devi uses are very helpful. It's just a matter of how much a student participates in the class that will determine their success in learning. Her essays are very clear, though I do sometimes have a hard time deciphering the sentence structure, as a lot of information can be packed into each paragraph. She maintains on-topic discussion very well in the forums, and makes sure to get students involved by asking questions about main points we need to understand for the unit.
Very engaging, connects with students, encouraging critical thinking of a difficult topic...esp online!
Devi is incredibly knowledgable of the material that she teaches. Not only is she well educated and experienced in world religions, but she has witnessed them firsthand in her travels. The Virtual Field Trips allow an even broader knowledge base for her students to explore. The study games are fun practice for memorizing materials.
very clear and organized
excellent
WONDERFUL!
YES.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes, my critcal thinking has improved.
Yes
Yes
She has contributed so much to me, I will never forget her, her courses or her method of teaching.
Yes, I have learned a lot about the different world religions from this class. Her wealth of knowledge about each religion contributes greatly to the effectiveness of this course. Professor Devi is also very involved in the forum discussions, and makes sure to keep the subject matter clear and amount of involvement for each student fair.
Absolutely! I have learned so much.
I mostly appreciate the way that Devi teaches her students to be objective learners, by keeping an open mind for other cultures and not being too opinionated.
yes
very much
Yes!
YES.
22. Other comments:
Not happy with her gradebook. While test and paper grades were shown a running overall grade has never been made available. So it has been hard to tell where I was at. A full third of our grade has never been posted.
Don't be alarmed by what seems to be Professor Devi completely sacking a little wrongly-worded comment in the discussion forums. Students who have never taken her courses will be a bit shocked. She's very direct, but with a purpose: clear comprehension. Yes, her comments can be very harsh at times, but she's just trying to maintain on-topic discussion and help students stay the course.
I really appreciate being able to take this course. I would take it at least one or two more times if permitted, to keep absorbing the wealth of information presented.
Devi's involvement in the course was always apparent. For an online class, I feel she gets us as interactive as possible. I appreciated the fact that she responds to every post on the forum board. I would recommend her courses to any student who was seriously interested in learning about the topic.
very informative

Shanti Devi: ASAN120, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Asian Studies
Course: ASAN 120 - Japanese Culture I Crn (Section): 15380 (0)     15381 (INT)     15382 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (67%) 7 (70%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (33%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.63 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.6 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (33%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (33%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (33%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (33%) 5 (50%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (33%) 5 (50%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
The reading material of some of the sections seemed much more intensive than others, although, I am not sure if it could have been divided up any better. Some of the essays were a little repetitive and long. I also was not too keen on messages being deleted throughout the course. I understand that the teacher has the power to do that, but it kept making me wonder what I had missed.
I won't want to improve anything. I liked how the teacher taught it and all the work she gave us, all of it was very useful and very helpful.
N/A
Maybe more powerpoints, instead of essays.
i wouldn't change anything!
I think it was weird that every assignment in this course had to use the information provided exclusively. If the student has had experience with whatever the topic may be they should be able to use that first-hand knowledge rather than having to paraphrase everyone else's work.
Nothing. I wouldn't change anything as I was completely satisfied with the course and its contents.
Nothing, really. I enjoyed the class.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Overall I was happy with Ms. Devi's teaching methods. After I got the hang of it, the Virtual Field Trips were very fun and extremely interesting; I felt like they were very well thought out and there was enough variety with each section that I was easily able to find one I really wanted to learn about time after time.
Kept sparking new interest in the course
Excellent! (:
I love her teaching methods and very easy to catch on.
Easy to understand & follow, learned a lot from her
for an online class assignments were explained well and deadlines were well informed.
I thought it was strange. The "study" games were sometimes irrelevant to the actual quizzes. They were at times very unuseful
The instructor was excellent; she definitely knew her material well and provided us with a variety of methods to help us to learn the subject matter.
Her teaching methods were somewhat unconventional and made the subject matter interesting.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Ms. Devi has definitely contributed to my general knowledge. There were so many things she brought to light either through VFT or discussion that I either did not know or had not thought of for years. I know I will be able to apply much of my newfound knowledge in not only the workplace but life in general. I had always been interested in Japanese culture and she has truly nurtured my desire for more knowledge. :)
Definitely
Yes! Because she taught me that being on time will help in the future and not waiting till the last minute to do things.
Yes.
Yes, learned plenty of things I didn't know
Mmmm. I learned to steal other people's information and use it as my own.
Yes, she had definitely contributed to my general knowledge of Japanese culture and opened my eyes to many aspects of the subject that I was not aware about prior to my enrollment.
Contributed to my general knowledge, yes.
22. Other comments:
The only negative thing I can really say is that I felt like some of the quiz questions were a little confusing. I also did not appreciate certain comments like that we were the worst class at discussion. Overall though, it was a very rewarding experience and I have to admit that I am a little sad that the semester is so close to an end.
THANKS!
A number of test questions required the reader to meticulously read and re-read course material to answer.
Keep up the good work teach! I enjoyed your classes and thanks for contributing to my knowledge of Japanese culture. I am no longer ignorant of it!
I didn't really enjoy this class...and I actually do like Japanese culture...
N/A
:)

Shanti Devi: REL152, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Religion
Course: REL 152 - Asian Religions Crn (Section): 15405 (0)     15406 (INT)     15407 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.79 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (67%) 3 (60%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.95 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
3.6 5 1.95 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
The course is virtually perfect. The discussion board allows students to interact with each other and the teacher; the lectures are thorough, always interesting and enjoyable; the essays and tests allow for full comprehension. The only suggestion I would
i would encourage my students rather than criticize them if they post the wrong answer or accuse them of not reading her essays if they appear to be confused in a unit.
nothing
Perhaps I would try chat.
thought
I feel no need to improve or change anything about this course, for I have learned a great deal of knowledge about religious studies that I probably would have never known prior to my enrollment in these classes.
More examples for essay topics.
NO improvements are needed!
Give students constructive critisism to help learn information better.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Dr. Shanti Devi is a brilliant teacher. Her knowledge of the subject is outstanding, and her lecture notes extremely helpful. Dr. Devi's attitude and personality make for a comfortable teacher/student relationship. She is encouraging and helpful, very und
This teacher was rude and insulting. She assigned too much work for the course and was critical about the information she requested!
i think she kind of eased up a little in the discussion postings over time which made it helpful for me to continue in the course. she spent less time posting about people posting late and that they will only earn three points, etc.
excellent..used a wide variety of methods to get information across
I think they are very good; I have taken every possible class from her.
allright
I think the instructor's teaching methods were superb; her creative teaching methods really reflected her mastery in the subject matter as well as her overall experience as a teacher.
I think she did a great job explaining the subject.
She knows what she is doing.
At times it seemed to be a heavy work load.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Two teachers in the University of Hawai'i system have truly changed my life. One is Professor Cynthia Smith and the other is Dr. Shanti Devi. Dr. Devi has inspired in me a passion for Religious Studies. I can't explain how valuable this has been for me
Because of her attitude, I learned very little.
i'm not sure if she taught me anything related to job skills. but i do have more knowledge about how religions became what they became in asia.
yes
Very much so.
yes
Yes, I feel that the instructor has contributed greatly to my general knowledge of religious studies and I am sure I will be able to apply the knowledge that I have learned from her throughout the course for years to come.
yes
N/A
In a few ways.
22. Other comments:
Excellent course, fantastic teacher!
This teacher had serious mood swings. I'm just glad I did not have to deal with her in person. I dropped the class, which is something I really don't like to do. If I had the time and energy I would fight for a refund, or school credit.
i think if i came into this course with a little more religious background, it would have been easier for me to grasp. i really don't though. shanti knows asian religions like the back of her hand, though should be a little easy on the rest of us who aren
Shanti is a very accomplished, patient, and knowledgeable teacher
A very compassionate teacher who obviously knows her subject material very well; she had definitely made the online class experience worthwhile. I have truly enjoyed the past five classes I've had with her and look forward to enrolling in other classes th
She is an very organized teacher, and I would recommend her to other students.
Constructive critisism is NESESSARY especially for an online course where communication is not as strong as a class.