eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Daniel Port

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Daniel Port: BUS310, Fall 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 73701 (003)    
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  
3.14 29 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 24 (83%) 4 (14%) 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  
2.0 29 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 27 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 29 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 25 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 29 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (21%) 22 (76%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 29 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 7 (24%) 20 (69%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 29 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 3 (10%) 8 (28%) 14 (48%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 29 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 11 (38%) 14 (48%)
8. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 29 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (24%) 6 (21%) 15 (52%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 29 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 9 (31%) 18 (62%)
10. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 29 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (17%) 6 (21%) 16 (55%)
11. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 29 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 6 (21%) 16 (55%)
12. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Professor Port helps me to really learn the material and not just the formula. I feel that I understand the material very well and I am intrigued to Statistics. I will take another course with him. I would say, he is the best professor for BUS310!
hypothesis testing
I feel that the things we learned will benefit any of us in any career path, but especially with business courses.
Learning about statistics and the mindset to think differently when looking at situations or numbers.
Not procrastinate, always study, and don't stress out too hard.
The class was overall very fun to learn from, I had learned that not everything in statistics is as easy as pie.
Knowing the importance of confidence testing as well as the uses of standard deviations and other measures of central tendency that give you truly what you were looking for.
I enjoyed going to every one of his classes. And I expecially liked his willingness to help me and my classmates in to understanding the subject.
I appreciate more about statistics and its use after taking this class
Every topic this course covered is essential to me because it helps me understand decision making more in depth
Nothing
My future in marketing will require some basic analysis of numbers which bus 310 gave me some tools to do.
The importance of reading and analyzing statistical data properly.
A lot of the statistics i learned in class death with real life situations; i.e., job interviews, future careers, etc. I am sure that all the things I learned in class will benefit me in the future.
I got a lot of things. I learned more things about how to use and apply the statistics and other things that I learned in class to actual cases. This course also helped me get a better understanding of what is to come in future Shidler Business School classes which helped, since some of the things that I learned in this class applies to many other classes.
As an entrepreneur major, the information I gained from this course will help me look at numbers in a more strategic manor.
The way of see things, levels of significance! I think plenty thing now can be measured and from that take a perspective about if it s going to work or not!
Even though stats is definitely still not my strong point, I really enjoyed Daniel Port's class. He was super helpful and really put forth a HUGE amount of effort to help us out. I would highly recommend this class.
Learning statistics can be applied to all types of jobs and in everyday life, so it is a good subject to be knowledgable about.
Knowing how to analyze data and interpret it correctly is very important for any business professional. My understanding of this material will hopefully help me in my professional career later on in life.
Learning about whether lines on graphs are normal or not.
I definitely enhanced my skills in the use of excel, especially PH-Stat
13. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%)
14. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 29 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 5 (17%) 20 (69%)
15. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 29 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 25 (86%)
16. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 29 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 26 (90%)
17. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 29 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 7 (24%) 20 (69%)
18. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 29 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 5 (17%) 18 (62%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 29 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 9 (31%) 18 (62%)
20. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 29 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 6 (21%) 18 (62%)
21. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 29 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 7 (24%) 18 (62%)
22. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 29 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 8 (28%) 16 (55%)
23. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 29 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 23 (79%)
24. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Professor Port is very good at communication. The course material is very difficult and hard to understand, but he explains the material as if it's a piece of cake. I like the course a lot!
I liked going over the problem set information in class so we could learn and apply the information we were learning in class to a real situation.
Professor's assistance and reviews.
The problem sets aren't too complicated, the study guides, the extra credit helps not to stress on everything too much, and the lectures.
I liked that he had a lot of enthusiasm. So our class was able to be pumped to learn statistics.
I like how he used topics that are interesting and showed examples on the topic with statistics
The professor
The ease of the grading
I liked the chalk talks. When using the computer it was often hard to follow and difficult to translate from mac to pc. Also the problem set hints were the most helpful thing about the class. I would probably have received C's on the problem sets without the hints.
I like that he was willing to take class time to go over problems and questions that we had on the homework.
A few semesters ago, I took ECON321 which is a Economic-focused statistics course. I didn't expect to learn much in this course, as I had aced my other statistics course. But to my surprise, I learned so much more!
The teacher was laid back enough, but strived to get his students to learn as much as they could. This meant that there wasn't much pressure but I still was able to learn a lot. Also I liked that the Problem Sets were broken up and given extra time if we needed it. That really helped, especially since towards the latter half of the semester, I was struggling more with the Problem Sets.
I liked the fact that we would go over specific examples in class that were very closely related, if not the actual problem set, to our homework. I also liked that he listened to his class and moved things around occasionally, understanding the class' difficulty with some problem sets.
Professor had the power of convert something hard into a subject which could be understood in a better way! Also he always gave real examples to a better understand of the contend ! I really liked a lot this course
The class periods were always helpful and we covered a lot of us useful information. The extra credit quizzes were also very helpful.
I like when he did examples on the board or walked us through the problems step by step. It was easier to follow his train of thought that way.
Port demonstrated his knowledge of the material very well.
I liked that we did a ton of working on excel it was helpful to apply the worded problems into excel.
25. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Professor Port might be very busy, and he is not very prepared for class. That doesn't mean he's a bad professor, but in fact. I believe he is the best professor in BUS310.
Problem Sets.
I liked the things we did in class. I guess the group problems we did were kind of difficult, and it's hard to learn from it without going over answers and stuff. Otherwise, the course was okay, just some of the material was difficult to comprehend.
ph stat.
NOTHING.
The student's lack of participation was an issue.
Sometimes the lecture is too long, it will be better with half lecture and half activites
When we had a sub professor
The entire class in general
PHstat which felt more confusing than helpful.
The book was a pain. Loose leaf books are very difficult to work with. i found a lot of the material online, so paying for this book was essentially a waste of money!
none. I liked all parts of the course.
I wished there was more time for our exam. Since that is generally not an option, perhaps shorter tests, or more frequent tests that cover less material.
The PHStat
N/A
I don't like that the program used for most of our homework wasn't easily workable on the Mac. It was way more difficult, confusing and time consuming.
None
Nothing much, the problem sets were a bit tedious but it was needed.
26. Other comments:
I learned a lot in BUS310 class, and I feel confident. Now, I just feel that Port did not challenged me enough. He should teach me more of the material in the course. I want to learn even more. Way to go, Professor Port!!!
Great teacher!!! Great energy !!! I will miss his classes for sure!! He always gives 110% in every class!! Always willing to help!!!
Very energetic professor! He understands the problems that we have and tries his best to go over different ways to help us to understand what we are learning. He really wants to learn the material really well before moving on and I really liked that since I'd want to make sure I absolutely learned something before continuing.
Great teacher. Highly recommended.
Excellent instructor!
I will admit the beginning parts of the class was boring, but nearing the middle, it got more interesting, and a much more enjoyable course.
good professor
Nothing against Port but I really couldn't get a good grasp on this class
Professor Port is very enthusiastic about statistics but I felt that his lectures were hard to follow. He would begin a problem and then say that it should be done a different way. I found this confusing.
Prof Port is very enthusiastic about Statistics! He obviously enjoys his jobs and loves to help his students. A really great professor for all business students first enter Shidler College!
Overall I enjoyed the class and would recommend it to other students.
I had something in my mind before the semester begin , which was terrifying me about professor port! I had friends saying that he was lazy, never had office hours, always coming late to class, the test were very hard, people saying that take his class would be a wast of time!! So I got pretty scared ! Now after semester is done I wish ALL StUDENTs could take his class, he is the BEST far way. Professor Port is incredible , he knows a lot and he wants to share it! I can see he loves his job and it inspires me! I hope I can find more professors like him! He is awesome !!! Just would like to say THANK YOU for the opportunity of be part of professor Port class! He really motivates me on my student life ! Thank you professor port for every thing!!!!!
Thank you for a great semester.
All in all I think this was a good course. I learned a lot and feel like I have a better understanding of the material. The problem sets were disheartening at times because we didn't do much computer work. This was probably due to so many people having Macs vs. PCs and he could only do examples for PC users. Not his fault, but PhStat is difficult to use on the Mac. Perhaps it would be beneficial for the stats professors to be as fluent in excel w/PhStat on the Mac as they are on PCs that way all students have the opportunity to get the "click-by-click" examples. This class wasn't a typical, boring Statistics class though. You can tell Port is really passionate about his job and wants everyone to succeed. He kept it light but made sure we stayed on task. Overall I enjoyed the class.
HE ROCKS!!
Professor Port was very enthusiastic and caring about the students