eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: John Engel

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John Engel: FAMR444, Spring 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 444 - Contemporary Family Issues Crn (Section): 87039 (001)     87040 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 10 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 10 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%) 10 (100%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
6. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
7. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
8. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
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%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
10. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
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%)
11. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
12. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%) 10 (100%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none... his style is perfect! his videos definitely get the point across!
N/A Fantastic job Dr. Engel!
Your course was amazing! I dont think there was one day where I did not take material I learned in class and shared it with people outside of the class. I really enjoyed this class and will strongly recommend it!
i love his teaching style!
The class seemed a little monotonous with videos everyday. Maybe add some other styles of classes into the mix.
None
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great professor and great class!
He is very knowledgeable and cares about the students in the class and encourages them to about the jobs that may be available to them in this field.
he is a very nice man! this class covered very controversial issues, but dr. engel was very professional about the way he handled them. the videos he chooses about each topic are very interesting and mind-blowing, but they get the point across and are very effective.
he is a great teacher who loves what he does!
He's the best teacher I've had at UH :)
Dr. Engel is a very caring and fair professor. He made our class interesting and relevant.
He is very knowledgable in the subject matter of contemporary family issues. I truly enjoyed his class, the reaction papers that we wrote for every class along with the videos made me think in a critical way. All topics covered were very relevant to the families in our society as well as else where.
John Engel is an excellent professor. He is not only knowledgeable about his work but very passionate towards what he teaches. He chose very powerful video to present to us in class and all assignments were extremely useful.
Dr. Engel is very very nice! He is very passionate in teaching students about families. He making class insightful and always makes students laugh.
a great educator! Watching documentaries and movies plus writing reaction reports helped me to understand and voice my opinion about each topic. The material that we covered allowed me to become even more open minded and enhance my thinking process.
very nice teacher.
Dr. Engel is a very good professor. I really enjoyed his class.
Helpful and knowledgeable
He is a very nice teacher. He is respectful of all his students and their opinions. He is very enthusiastic about the course.
10 out of 10
20. The writing assignments helped me retain the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
21. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
23. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
24. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
25. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%) 10 (100%)
26. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i liked how he had lecture and also documentaries. professors should use documentaries more often.
I liked learning about the different problems that are in the world as I never realized there is so many out there.
i really liked the videos!!
learning about different parts of the world
Video content was very interesting and eye opening.
I enjoyed watching the videos as it gave me a better idea and sense of different cultures and family life.
Everything!
I really enjoyed all the videos shown in class.
I loved doing the research assignments. Very interactive and though me about things I never knew.
The topics of preparing for a birth plan and advance directive. I am now informed and will be prepared when those points in my life come.
watching a new video everyday and learning something new about different cultures
I liked seeing videos about real stories and real issues that people all over this world are experiencing.
I enjoyed the films. It kept me interested in the learning objectives and I was able to relate to the films.
How every class it was a different learning style.
27. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
the exams.... only because they're kind of long. the format of the exams are OK though.
I felt like there wasn't enough time for each class. I wanted to learn more.
N/A
Of course taking the tests, but even those were interesting.
NONE! Loved EVERYTHING!
None
28. Other comments:
this was a wonderful class!! i'm recommending it to all my friends!
Dr. Engel is the kind of instructor we need more of. I truly appreciated his calm demeanor and his humility. He is a very kind soul and was very respectful to all the students. I enjoyed the class subject and his comments and experiences. I will miss him and his class.
One of the best classes and professors!
Thank you for your instruction in FamR 444 Dr. Engel!
A-W-E-S-O-M-E! class!
This course definitely made me a better person. I am now more open to different cultures and beliefs.