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Instructor: David Sai

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David Sai: HWST107, Fall 2011

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: HWST 107 - Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific Crn (Section): 63444 (0)    
1. 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  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 1.51 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
21. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
23. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
24. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
26. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would answer question when asked.
This is an online course so there is no personal contact, but in the forum students ask questions that pertain to the material we are suppose to learn and VERY rarely get a response back. Hardly interacts with the online forum
He always answered emails and questions that were posted on the discussion board and was very helpful in giving tips to improve in his class.
I am unable to evaluate this as the class was online and there was no interaction between students and teacher other than through laulima.
By responding to posts on laulima. He explains both sides of the story in an argument.
He took the time to thoroughly explain each subject being covered and also was able to answer all questions , even when he had just answered them and was asked again. he is very knowledgeable in the subject we were studying.
He told us not to take things too personally that others said and to respect each other.
27. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I enjoyed this online format, I was able to the reading in my own time through out the week and then respond to the discussion post.
There is no interaction from the teacher. It is a class where you read the book and that is the only information he wants to give and the book is super confusing. When other questions are asked there is no response.
Everything was great. The way it was set up it sought interaction between students. If an online discussion could be added it would make this course a more lively animated discussion group.
I liked the content and that David Sai insists on validation of information disseminated by both himself and the students. I didnʻt like that there was very little feedback on the weekly assignments. This made it difficult for us to gauge our progress in the class.
I liked: The knowledge and resources used to prove legal aspects. Uses his own dissertation and research to study from. I disliked: The fact that I could not dialog with him at moments notice upon doing assignments.
His thoroughness in his explanations and the depth he can go in the subject.
I liked how he provoked questions in such a way that made students really have to think and understand in order to answer the correct way.
28. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I would like to see more course offerings taught by David Sai. I find his work interesting and educational.
Wish we could have done a in class work shop or Huakaʻi.
I would recommend this course to students that are actually here to learn something that was previously not really talked about openly.
29. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, and I have already recommended him.
NO!!! Not enough interaction
Definitely would, I thoroughly enjoyed this class and the topics discussed in general.
I would recommend this class to others, who like me, need an online class. However, I do not think this is a course for incoming freshman nor for those who can take a regularly scheduled class. Keeping up with the reading and assignments in an online course like this can be time consuming and time challenging. If you are not good with time management or an independent learner, this is not the course for you.
Yes, because he is very dynamic in his teachings and very knowledgeable in what he knows. If anyone is interested in the truth about the Hawaiian Kingdomd, Kumu Sai is the person to see.
yes, good course and very knowledgeable.
I would recommend him to other students because I learned so much from him.
30. Other comments:
It was unclear as to whether the discussion posts were graded. They were manadatory but were not included to the grad break down in the syallbus.
I think this course and the specific contents of David Saiʻs course should be a mandatory core requirement for all UH students. I think all Hawaiian Studies 107 courses should contain the same information that David Saiʻs course contains. The truth of the illegal overthrow and the continuation of the U.S. illegal occupation of our Kingdom will not be widespread nor will the U.S. be forced to concede their defeat and leave our Kingdom until the masses (both Hawaiian, American and other foreign nationals) know the truth. It all starts with education and an institute like the University of Hawaiʻi is responsible for educating the people with the truth.
I LOVED THE Class - teacher was excellent and I learned alot about Hawaiian culture.