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Instructor: Joshua Fouts

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Joshua Fouts: SPED485, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 485 - Classroom Organization & Mgmt Crn (Section): 79423 (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  
3.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 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  
1.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
10. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%)
12. 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  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Teach the class instead of the other professor! He didn't really get a chance to teach because the other professor would teach and make Josh stand aside. I would have rather had Josh be the professor.
I thought the way this course was taught was effective, just wish the room was slightly larger.
I liked having Joshua Fouts as a teacher. He should be able to have more opportunities in teaching the curriculum. He uses practical examples that we can understand and explains the material in ways that relate to our own field experiences.
He is a great teacher. There is nothing I can see he needs improvement on.
Better communication between both teachers. Felt that Josh was not informed and not really a teacher in the class.
He could take over class more because he was a more interesting presenter than the other professor.
Possibly by taking the role of teaching a little more often throughout this course where he co-taught with Dr. McDougall. I would have loved to hear more info and input from Josh throughout the course.
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was very knowledgable about the material. He has had a lot of experience and it showed. He was easy to get along with and relate to.
Joshua seemed to be easily approachable and open to conversation.
He was able to relate to the material and present it in a very understandable way.
He is fun, knowledgeable and caring.
Josh truly cares about the subject he is teaching and seems to want everyone to succeed.
He made some pretty difficult material seem relatable.
I found that Josh was very helpful with the behavior intervention and it's process. Very supportive to all students in the class with this project.
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
18. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
19. 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  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
20. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
21. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
22. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
When Josh would talk about his experiences.
I liked the discussions that the professors lead in class. They did not pressure anyone to speak and were open to taking volunteers.
I liked learning the different behavior management techniques
The one day Josh actually taught the class.
The videos of real people
I enjoyed the videos that were shown during class and the activities that followed.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Josh wasn't the teacher. Demanding and stressful assignments.
None.
I feel like the intervention was a project that should be done throughout the whole semester. The drafts should be worked on throughout the semester and not just at the end of it.
That Dr. McDougall took over and barely let Josh teach. Also, it was a very, very, very boring class. Mostly lecture. Most of us struggled to stay awake and pay attention each week.
The overly wordy emails and handouts. Constant abbreviations and paragraph long instructions were difficult to follow. Also, behavior intervention project is very difficult to actually apply when we have to switch schools. Would have felt better about it if we did not actually have to apply the intervention but instead just wrote everything and did the research.
The project, the reading, the super hard midterm, and the long lectures!
The powerpoint/lecturing portions. They were too lengthy.
25. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%)
26. Other comments:
None.
Dr. McDougall and Josh were supposed to be coteachers, but Dr. McDougall clearly took over. He is not a great teacher, however, Josh is, and I wish he had more of an opportunity to teach us.
This class was really hard. I know there was a lot of material to cover but it was brutal sitting through the class sometimes! Maybe it could be split up and taught over a couple of periods throughout the week instead of one chunk.