eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Renee Riley

Available Survey Results

ENG100, Spring 2010
ENG210, Spring 2010
LSK110, Spring 2010
ENG100, Fall 2009
ENG210, Fall 2009
ENG250, Fall 2009
LSK110, Fall 2009

Renee Riley: ENG100, Spring 2010

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 48578 (0)     48601 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The writing lessons were extremely rewarding.
I learned alot of grammer and how to make a great essay by usinf resources
It was very challenging and thought provoking. I never realized that there were so many different styles of writing. She also made it very relevant to our lives, so each essay became a personal little window of our thoughts and ideas.
She is always available.
The peer reviews for essay assignments.
Essay topics, reasearch topics, short story readings, and the way Renee sets up lectures and assignments!! EXCELLENT!!!
Renee Riley is an incredable teacher, I learned a lot about run-on sentences as well as sentence fragments.
Her teaching is valuable to me because she taught me more how to write good essays.
Her helpful words and advice helped me through the course. I really enjoyed the last essay that she had for us. It helped me sit down and really plan the course of my life for the next five years and beyond.
- learning how to write the different type of essays, which i think will be very practical and useful in life - grammar lessons
I have enjoyed learning about proper grammatical sentences. Learning about research has been really helpful. I feel more confident about writting because of this class.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (100%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
She did such a good job, I do not see how it could be better.
nA
I don't have much experience in this area as this is my first semester, but I found her style to be very encouraging and you just can't flunk her class. She's to good of an instructor to let that happen.
None
There is nothing I would change. I learned a great deal from Ms. Riley and my peers.
i don't think there is anything she could do to improve. this was a very good course.
Renee is an amazing teacher and really makes the most of the time given in a smemster and teaches her students many valuable things.
I can't think of anything, everything was clear and written out before I even had my first day I was able to see in our little booklets of what we were going to be doing.
I feel she does an excellent job in teaching and gives good, positive critizism. I don't know how else she can improve.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is a wonderful teacher.
She was a well organized teacher also knew if anyone was lost and need help by just loking at them.
She has incorporated all of her teaching years and picked out the best ways to pass on her love of writing. I couldn't have had a better teacher for my first semester.
She is a great teacher. She is makes herself available and is full of valuable information.
a person who enjoys what she does. She is kind, courteous, knowledgeable, helpful, and a very encouraging person. I hope others get the experience of Ms. Riley's teaching style.
Renee is an awsome person, instructor, and friend. She has personally helped and reated to me as an individual, and always had time for helping and guidance. Renee is very prompt in responding to emails and concerns that i have ever had. Renee has a great teaching style, is relaxed and makes you feel at ease when learning new things. I would highly reccomend her to anyone going into English 100.
great :)
She is a awesome instructor hope her the best i enjoyed having her as a teacher.
She is an amazing teacher, who is very helpful. Her knowledge and teaching was extremely helpful towards my progress in english. I greatly respect her, and will alway keep in mind the essays that I completed in her course.
Renee Riley is a great instructor that always cares for her students. I learned a lot from taking this class. I enjoyed how there was a lot of variety in class like class discussions, readings, peer reviews, and a guest speaker. The little game we played before midterms helped a lot and was pretty fun. If I could, I would definitely take another english class with her.
Renee Riley is a positve, upbeat person. I enjoyed being in her class. During her lectures I felt I was learning something new and I was never board.
14. Other comments:
I would just like to say Thank You to Mrs. Riley for everything that she taught me. She has been very helpful to me.
Thank you :)
Thanks for being an awesome teacher and good luck as you start a new journey in China!

Renee Riley: ENG210, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 210 - Research Writing Crn (Section): 48588 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 1 (10%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The selected readings had many example essays and stories that allowed me to gain valuable writing skills from reading and observing the many different styles of writing. I like the shorter essays rather than 50 page essays because you get the feel of various writing opinions and if the topic doesn't grab your attention, you at least have time to read another story and focus on the essay that was more interesting. I like how the teacher engages everyone into the classroom activities by giving us the option to join a group and discuss a topic that we are most interested in. I believe the daily attendance slips that we receive upon the start of class is a great incentive for those who attend class and show up on time.
The thing that was helpful in this class is that each class, we work in groups to share ideas of certain topics, which helps student come out of their shell, and get to know everyone.
Her outgoing personality and drive to make sure that her students learned and simply didn't just past.
Takes the time to find different ways of teaching the course when she observes difficulty. Not afraid to improvise to help students understand the curriculum. Thank you so much!!
i found it helpful that she is always willing to give advise and help out!
Learning MLA format
The topics were interesting. I also liked how she read us children books.
I think the most valuable and helpful thing I will take away from this course is the fact research writing doesn't have to be a scary endeavor or a boring one either. I appreciate the fact Professor Riley allowed us to choose our own topics so that we were able to really get our creative juices flowing learning about things that really interest us.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The papers were difficult because there was not much guidance or opinions during the process.
Offhand, I can think of nothing.
Continue assessing the immediate needs of the students. Dr. Riley has shown no fear in deviating from her schedule to assist our class in improving our understanding of research writing. Thank you.
I think maybe what she could do is have one rough draft we can hand into her before the final paper, and still have the other drafts that we bring to class, I know it would have been helpful for me to have that!
Nothing needed improvement
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
This was the best English class I have ever taken and Renee Riley is a excellent english teacher. The class felt comfortable with one another through class discussions and we were able to express our true thoughts. The different class activities keeps the students engaged the entire time and makes the class seem short rather than boring and long.
She's a really good teacher and I would recommend her to others. She makes english fun again!
An excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone.
Overall Dr. Riley has been one of the best lecturers for the English Dept. I hope that she would consider 300 or even 400 level writing courses as a lecturer. Thank you Dr. Riley, we will miss you.
I think she is an amazing teacher, I heard she is ended her reign at UHMC after this semester! She really is passionate about what she does, and that is always encouraging to see that
She is a great teacher and she helped you with problems when needed.
Great, my experience with Renee was interesting and not boring. It makes me want to become a better writer.
She is an excellent teacher who future students won't be able to have. I really wish she stayed a few years longer so that I could possibly take my remaining English class requirements with her. Yes, she is that good of a professor. =]
14. Other comments:
Happy retirement, hope the next english teacher has some of the good ethnic traits that you are blessed with allowing the entire class to feel that we are all equal.

Renee Riley: LSK110, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Learning Skills
Course: LSK 110 - College Learng Skills Crn (Section): 48590 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Alot! She is an awesome teacher and helped me with anything i needed. I learned so much about writing and myself goals that i want to accomplish in the future!
The fact that we get to discover more about ourselfs, and that it helps us find the confidence to do our best and achieve what we can!
Steven Covey's 7 habits I found helpful. Also, most of the journal entries I found to be personally helpful.
It taught me how to motivate my self.
The whole self examination that the class taught really interested me. It wasn't so much surface learning, but rather deeper thinking. It was about self-interest, not stuff that I needed to memorize from a textbook. Also, I learned a lot about myself. This was probably my favorite class.
I think this LSK 110 class is a wonderful class. It cosist of valuable lessons to students who do not know what about college life and learning skill. Should make this class as a mandatory class for the new students.
learning about life skills
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
She cant! Shes awesome!!!
I think you could maybe do some guest speakers, have people with real experiences that we can relate too.
Nothing really.
Maybe by explaining each section and the journals. It seemed wish-washy when it came to what journal we had to turn in next and when things were due. She would explain things and stuff, but she never really had our whole class' full attention.
The instructor always make the class quite fun and enjoyable, I don't feel very tense of attending the class (except for the written assignments as I do not like writing assignments).
nothing
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
110% I wish she was going to be here next semester!!
You are a great teacher! Very supportive, and understanding, and very calm! Most teachers get frustrated but you never seem irrtiable!
She is a very respectful person. She also encourages respect from the other students to one another. I enjoyed this course tremendously. I have found Mrs. Riley to be pleasant to talk with and enlightening on all subjects that were taught. I have learned a lot about myself through the exercises and the journal activities. I will definately be referring back to my On Course book through out my life. Thank You!
Very poor,I felt as though I was wasting my time in this class.
She is a great teacher and she helped me with learning all the material i needed to.
She is her own person, a little different from most people I meet. She is enthusiastic but serious at the same time. Whenever I was in the class there was never a time I didn't laugh.
Riley is an EXCELLENT instructor.
your so sweet and helpful.. thank you
14. Other comments:
This class didn't teach me anything new or important. Everything we did in class felt like review of what I did in high school.
YOU SHOULDN'T GO TO CHINA. STAY HERE AND TEACH!

Renee Riley: ENG100, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 47424 (0)     47432 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The fact that this class is required makes it very valuable.
It was a meaning experience with Mrs. R. Riley. She is such a very good English teacher and mentor to follow. She is patience and care about what she teacher's. She is a very good teacher.
What I most found valuable and helpful from this course was how to do resumes, and also the essays helped me to make my other essays a lot more stronger. I found smart thinking very helpful because they gave me feedback on my work and therefore it made it stronger.
Making research paper and correct grammar.
Learning how to write an essay in a more creative format that I didn't think was possible (meaning being more descriptive).
HOW TO WRITE A PERSONAL STATEMENT, AND A PRODUCTIVE RESUME TO HELP ME EVEN AFTER ENGLISH 100
She was with us every step of the way.
She encouraged our writing skills, by requiring a daily journal, up to 50 pages.
THE MOST VALUABLE AND HELPFUL THINGS IN WHICH I LEARNED ABOUT THIS COURSE, IS THAT THROUGH OUT HER ESSAYS I GOT TO FIND MYSELF BY WRITTING HOW I FELT. THERE WERE SOME TOPICS THAT AS A CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WE ALL HAVE SOME TRAILS AND TRIBULATIONS IN OUR LIVES. BUT WE ARE NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. IN THIS CLASS WE CAME TOGETHER AS IN ONE BY EXPRESSING OUR FEELINGS THROUGH OUR GROUP ACTIVITIES AND WORDS.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (75%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No date slips. It's a weird ideal...
I think that there could have been a little break on essays because I found that there was soo much essays but yet, they were helpful.
Everything is excellent
BE MORE REASONABLE OF TURNING IN ESSAYS AND THE DISTURBANCE OF STUDENTS IN CLASS.. BE FAIR AND EQUAL TO EACH STUDENT..
I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE CAN IMPROVE ON BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME ENGLISH TEACHERS IN WHICH I HAD TO WITHDRAW FROM BECAUSE THEY SUGGESTED FOR ME TO NOT TAKE THEIR CLASS AND I NEEDED A TUTOR. BUT A TEACHER IS TO TEACH A STUDENT. JUST BECAUSE I MAY NOT KNOW THE MATERIAL II DOESN'T MEAN I AM STUPID, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO PERFECT IT WITHIN THE STANDARDS. BUT WITH THIS INSTRUCTOR SHE HAS THE PATIENCE TO TEACH AND NEVER PASS JUDGEMENT.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She's good.
Very good.
I think Dr. Riley is a very teacher. She isn't too strict and she doesn't give too much homework. The amount of homework that she gave us was the right amount.
Excellent
The class was very interesting and I enjoyed learning more about the rules in writing, especially in essay formats. Also now I know how to do citations in MLA formatting.
GOOD.. I ENJOYED YOUR CLASS, IT WAS HELPFUL FOR ME TO CONTINUE TO WRITE FUTURE PAPERS... LIKE HOW U TRIED TO HELP EACH STUDENT WHO DIDN'T UNDERSTAND A TASK.
She is amazing. Mrs. Riley is always encouraging us to do our best. Makes the material fun to learn and easy to retain through excercises.
She is a great teacher. She spoke to her students, not at them, and she was very easy to talk to.
I NEVER MEET A COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR WHO FEELS WHAT YOU ARE WRITTING AND SOMETIMES WHEN SHE IS GRADING OUR ESSAYS, SHE WOULD EVEN CRY WITH TEARS. SHE IS NOT AFRAID TO SHOW HER LOVE IN TEACHING AND IT IS SO FUNNY HOW SHE DOESN'T CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OR SAY, SHE HAS AN OPEN MIND THROUGH OUT EVERYTHING. SHE DOESN'T MAKE US FEEL LOW AND STUPID, INSTEAD SHE WORKS WITH YOUR WEAKNESSES AND EMBRACES IT SO THAT YOU CAN GET GOOD GRADES. NOW THAT IS AN INSTRUCTOR WHO KNOWS THE MAIN FOUNDATION OF HOW TO TEACH. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT!!!...
14. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was a fine course.
I really enjoyed my time in class and really enjoyed the teacher very much.
This course gave me more knowledge about punctuation rules and also the stories that we read for homework are very interesting.
Excellent
GREAT.. I ENJOYED IT.. HAVE A GREAT SEMESTER NEXT SEMESTER... THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!
Amazing! I recommend any ENG 100 future students to take Riley. She is a great teacher.
I enjoyed her class, and she was a great teacher.
MY OVERALL EVALUATION OF THIS COURSE IS THAT SHE TEACHES WITH ALL HER MIND, SOUL, AND HEART. I LOVE IT WHEN SHE CAN FIND THE MOST SMALLEST THING ABOUT A TOPIC AND MAKE IT SOUND INTERESTING. THERE IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT. I REMEMBER AFTER CLASS I ASKED HER A QUESTION AND WE ENDED UP CRYING TOGETHER. SHE USES HER WORDS AS A WEAPON TO CHANGE ANOTHER MIND. SHE FEELS WHAT YOU ARE FEELING. IT HELPS WHEN A TEACHER LOVES WHAT SHE IS DOING AND DOES IT WITH SO MUCH COMPASSION BECAUSE AS IN STUDENTS WE END UP MEETING HER HALF WAY BY TURNING IN OUR HOMEWORK WITH POWERFUL WORDS AND ESSAYS. THIS COURSE WAS FUN AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE SHE WAS A WONDERFUL TEACHER!!

Renee Riley: ENG210, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 210 - Writing Term Papers Crn (Section): 47071 (0)     47072 (0)     47073 (0)     47074 (0)     47075 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
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%) 1 (20%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I really enjoyed our class discussions. They were interesting and thought provoking.
Learning to do research and write about it.
Dr. Riley is a very passionate professor and it was a joy and privilege to be a part of her class.
I found the parts where she went over MLA format the most useful.
I found many things valuable and helpful to me I think that thing that stuck out the most for me what her ability to make me understand different ways of writing. Up until this class I had no idea how to write some of these types of papers it was interesting
The instructor's teaching style - encouraging discussion, patience with the situation of teaching via skybridge. The reading materials are excellent - a lot of good information that is applicable to everyday life.
She gave us good examples and extended the due date for the writing papers.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Talking more about how to improve writing skills. Also teaching how to write specific types of essays. More explanation on what she wants on assginments. Was never very clear on the nature of the assignment.
I don't know she did pretty well. Maybe more TED videos incorporated into the class instruction.
Nothing that I could tell.
I think she could stick to the topic at hand she had a tendency to go off the topics presented at times
I think any instructor who teaches via skybridge should be given a medal. It is a difficult situation for the instructor especially when there are 4 sites she has to pull together. However, it is rewarding for the student in the sense that immediate, visual, communication with the instructor is possible, unlike an online course. I have nothing to add to improve the teaching of this course.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She was nice. But not very good at telling what she wanted in an assginment.
I like Renee Riley. I started the semester late because of surgery and she worked with me. Any questions I might of had she helped. I felt she really wanted to help,so I didn't have to drop out this semester. I feel that this what makes a great instructor is that she wants you to succeed even if you have a few stumbling blocks.
Good teacher.
She was an awsome teacher
She does a very good job.
She is knowledgable about the course and I will recommend her to others.
14. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I wouldnt take it again. I didnt enjoy it. She was a nice teacher but i didnt learn anything.
I liked it very much.
Great class.
I learned a lot and would recommend people to take it
Excellent
Very good.

Renee Riley: ENG250, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 250 - American Literature Crn (Section): 47781 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Whenever I needed help help was there. Questions were answered and she was always there to assist me in whatever I needed help in.
Renee allowed us to be ourselves and accepted our views on the subjects at hand while also giving insights of her own. She encouraged us to voice our opinions even if we thought we were wrong but never said that we were outright, she merely added her own ideas and nudged us in the correct direction. In that way she was an ideal instructor for me.
While some of the stories were a bit difficult to understand, I enjoyed learning the meanings behind them.
We learned about many authors in American literture that I'd never heard about. We dipped out of the mainstream and opened up a new horizon filled with important pieces of writing I look forward to recomending for friends and family to read in the future. In discussions Professor Riley made all of the students feel very comfortable, and encouraged evreyone to share their opinion on the texts, and discussed every idea that came up individually. She also related a lot of the stories to current events, making all of the reading very applicable to modern times. She mixed in general history, with individual histories of the authors, and place evrything we read in a very interesting context.
The instructors enthusiasm to teach her students allowed them to build up our enthusiasm to learn. The discussions we had as a class were very insightful and made us think about ourselves and how each story applied to our daily lives.
I thought that renee was really nice, she always asked our opinions on pieces that we've read and you can really tell she has a passion for the material.
Renee was always helpful and really cared about your success.
Renee is an awesome teacher. This is the second class I have taken of hers, and I always learn alot. I feel that she really stretches us, as students, with a very gentle approach.
Dr. Riley had much enthusiasm for the material being covered. This made me pay close attention.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%) 6 (67%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%) 9 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%) 9 (100%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 9 (100%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 9 (100%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%) 9 (100%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Have more creative projects
There isn't a thing I can think of to change the way she taught, because that would change the way she is as an instructor, and that is what I liked best about the class.
I think she did a fine job.
If students were also assigned to comment on others' forum postings to discuss the writings further.
There are no reasons to improve. She's a really great instructor.
i think that renee could make things a little more exciting just because we already know what to expect when we come to class and some people just dont seem engaged.
i would have loved to have read a whole book. The snippets of the story are great, but not enough!
I really enjoyed this class!
At times the group discussions seemed slightly awkward. Perhaps more whole group class discussions would get more people involved.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
AWESOME!
Very highly recommened.
excellent
Brilliant! Every moment spent in class was enjoyable. Working with a professor who takes so much individul time with students was great.
I enjoyed her fascination for literature and am really grateful for her encouragement she gave me to stay in this class. Riley is probably one of the best instructors I've had since entering Maui Community College.
Renee is a pleasant teacher, she reads us stories like in elementary school and it's funny but everyone likes it!
very respectful and kind (which is not usually a word you describe your english teacher!)
Awesome! Excellent!
She is a great teacher. Highly educated and relatable. I loved when she read aloud her picture books to our class. She seems emotionally invested in her class material and education of her students.
14. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Best English class ever did good in.
Very highly recommended.
I had a hard time focusing, but I would take it again and tell others to take it.
It was my favorite class of the semester. We had a fair amount of work, but the mood was relaxed and so I was not overwhelmed or stressed about completing in time. The profeesor was very open-minded, encouraging, knowledgable, and respectful towards everyone in the class equally.
This course was rough in the beginnning for me, but with Riley's persistence and the increase of the different types of literature we discussed, I found myself being drawn in to the class discussions and getting more involved. This class was made for those who really want to learn more about English and Literature.
i liked ENG 250, it's just that there was soooo much to read and the book was so big.
i would take another class with her again!
Wonderful. Very informative. I would recommend this class to others.

Renee Riley: LSK110, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Learning Skills
Course: LSK 110 - College Learng Skills Crn (Section): 47788 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%) 10 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The thing I found most helpful about this course was going around the class to share something we could relate to our readings. It really helped me get over my fear of speaking in front of the class and I also felt more comfortable sharing personal things about myself in front of the class.
It helps you to be a better student. You learn better study skills and how to recognize bad habits and stop them cold.
The way she relates to each student. Gives each student the time of day. I actually learn things in her class, life leassons.
that there realy is a way to study! it brought alot out of me in ways that i learned to process learning how to study: is the foundation that builds strong skills for all my other courses, and too life!
I learned a lot about myself and the feelings of others.
Reading On Course. Inroduction to writing papers.
the on course book was very insightful
i found this course very helpful because i know i will need these kind of learning skills in future courses for my degree...
We did a lot of digging inside ourselves for improvement.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%) 10 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 10 (100%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 10 (100%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
nothing, she was really thorough throughout the class
I think she does it perfectly.
Continue doing a great job :)
why change a good thing !!!
I think she did a wonderful job!
Nothing.
Nothing she is a great teacher i would take her again if i could
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
My overall evaluation of this is instructor would be an 8/10 because she really encourages us to engage in group discussions and lets everyone have a chance to talk. I really enjoyed writing the journals because it helped me to express my feeling inside that I would rather write about instead of talking about it.
Great always available when you need her.
she is a great teacher, that gave me good insight.
SWEET ! SWEET ! and she brings a warmth to the 4square academic world..... SWEET ! ! !
Renee was very nice and helpful. I think she is a wonderful teacher and person!
I really enjoyed her class. It was like group therapy. She encouraged group discussions and was never judgmental of our personal situations.
great
SHE IS GREAT...
Very kind, patient and opened minded.
14. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course was really helpful with my writing because it's been awhile since I had a writing intensive class and lets me express and share my personal experiences in life.
Wonderful, it has helped me be a better student for sure.
if I could I would take the course again !
I loved it and i think it was a very good transition into college class
I would reccommend this class to any student who may need help with staying on course. Not all students have issues. But for those of us who do this course really helps to keep us on track.
i would highly recommend it to other students
Great!!!:)
Very good class to take to better your performance in all aspects of your life.