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Instructor: Katherine Bennett

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SW200, Fall 2012
SW325, Fall 2012
SW200, Spring 2012
SW200, Fall 2011

Katherine Bennett: SW200, Fall 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 200 - The Field of Social Work Crn (Section): 73147 (001)    
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  
3.0 14 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%) 2 (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  
1.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
6. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
7. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
10. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
12. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
13. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
15. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
17. 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  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
18. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
19. Exams and assignments were returned promptly so that learning was reinforced.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
20. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
21. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
23. Other comments:
Worst class I have ever taken at UH, and I was very excited about it. Professor did not excuse absences that I had due to illness (I spoke with her about them). At the end of the semester I gave up trying to communicate with her. There was no critical theory presented in the class, and people with different perspectives had to defend themselves and their views very strongly. I was happy I wasn't one of them. I got the feeling that social work's concept of "helping" others is about defining them and fitting them into boxes. Professor was usually very hassled and disorganized, and even brought her baby to class. I am all for flexible work environments but it was very distracting. Lectures did not have strong visual components, which led to lots of confusion about the midterm. Many people I knew who studied more than I did got Ds (I got a B and I was disappointed). The grading seemed very subjective. I really appreciated the professor's enthusiasm but some of these obstacles were hard to overcome.
WOW. Now I'm very excited that I've moved to Hawai'i this past June 2012: to study and earn degrees in BSW & MSW programs at UHM. Professor Katie Bennett is an awesome instructor. She has an amazing positive glow=welcoming about her. She's a big promoter about healthy mind, body, sole, & spirit. Really enjoyed the 1st few min of ea class designated to Yoga=stretching=center=core strengthening. This really went well with obtaining an open mind and free spirit of listening to talk~story, presenting talk~story, and overall open communication amongst the course materials and the class participants. Whatever UHM is paying this professor is NOT Enough. She deserves biggest raises possible. She's risen to the top of my favorite professors in just one semester. No professor in my past years (a transfer student from CA~June 2012) have made it to the top of my favorites nearly this quickly. LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING MORE FROM PROF KATIE BENNETT. ALOHA !!!!!!!! MAHALO.
I enjoyed her enthusiasm and loved her games to interact with the other students. I did like how she brought in guest speakers, and gives us extra credits. Katherine Bennett is a great teacher :D

Katherine Bennett: SW325, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 325 - History of Social Welfare Crn (Section): 76583 (001)    
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  
3.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%) 0 (0%) 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 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
6. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
7. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
10. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
12. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
13. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%)
15. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.77 15 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
17. 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  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
18. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
19. Exams and assignments were returned promptly so that learning was reinforced.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
20. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
21. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 15 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
23. Other comments:
Katie ROCKS>>> I loved her class.
The instructor was passionate about the subject, which was transmitted to the student. Some students were disrespectful and regularly held side conversations. Really appreciated this class and the instructor. Mahalo.
Katherine Bennett made a difficult topic (History) interesting. However, increasing information on Hawaii's social welfare systems and decreasing information on United State's(continent)would have been better. The super awesome history project was strategically planned and doable. But, group work always has its challenges.
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Our Kumu was always cheerful and welcoming especially her class was after lunch or after a 3 hour break. She was always pleasant and smiling. She had this bounce about her that was lively. As for the subject, it helped to reinforce for me some the history I already knew. She's well versed in the history of Social Work, was able to convey through the video's on what it is to advocate, what social justice is and what discrepancies and inequalities existed before and now. I believe in talking with my cohorts, as for the historical perspective tied into social work made a difference in knowing who we are, where we come from, what our kuleana is and will be and why we are or will be doing what we're here to do. Mahalo plenty Kumu....see you soon...next semester.
Great teacher whose enthusiasm is infectious. I learned a lot about social welfare and feel like I have a much broader idea of what it entails. Great class!
Insightful class. Well done.

Katherine Bennett: SW200, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 200 - The Field of Social Work Crn (Section): 82850 (001)    
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  
2.61 18 1.24 Freq(%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 6 (33%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 18 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
6. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%)
7. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
10. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 18 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (100%)
12. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
13. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
15. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
17. 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  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
18. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
19. Exams and assignments were returned promptly so that learning was reinforced.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
20. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
21. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
23. Other comments:
Even bursting at the seams with her baby, and on maternity leave she did an AMAZING job! Great professor, easy to talk to and always available.
Wonderful teacher. She knew her material very well and was very passionate about what she teaches.
The class environment enabled multiple people to speak at once and over each other, which bothered a number of us, who discussed this outside of class frequently.
Katie is definately a special person who exibits excellence in her knowledge of subject and an outstanding educator in her feild. I wish more teachers could follow her passion for teaching, it would make a huge difference in a learning environment.
I like how this course gives us an insight of social work by having various guestspeakers from different areas of the field. I also like the fact that this course actually opens our eyes to see the issues that our communities are facing. This class is an awesome introduction to the field of social work for anyone who is interested.
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Mrs. Bennett is an excellent instructor. I, and others i am sure, have learned so much from her (the way she is as a professional and a person) and from the course material. I am fortunate to have taken this class with her as my instructor. she was always available off hours via email and I really really appreciated that. the course was very well prepared, even when she was out on pregnancy leave, all of the guest speakers were phenomenal and moving. I was enlightened in every single class I attended. I gained so much new information. I loooove this course! Mrs. Bennett couldn't have done it better! She's a blessing to everyone. She's very knowledgeable and cautious with copy writing anything, lol. This was an excellent course!

Katherine Bennett: SW200, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 200 - The Field of Social Work Crn (Section): 73467 (001)    
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  
2.75 24 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 9 (38%) 11 (46%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 24 0.49 Freq(%) 9 (38%) 15 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 18 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 17 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
6. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 24 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 6 (25%) 15 (63%)
7. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (33%) 16 (67%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 18 (75%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (22%) 17 (74%)
10. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 24 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 22 (92%)
12. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (33%) 16 (67%)
13. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 18 (75%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
15. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 11 (48%) 10 (43%)
16. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 17 (71%)
17. 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  
4.54 24 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (46%) 13 (54%)
18. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 18 (75%)
19. Exams and assignments were returned promptly so that learning was reinforced.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 17 (74%)
20. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 17 (74%)
21. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 16 (70%)
22. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.54 24 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (38%) 14 (58%)
23. Other comments:
This was a great class and I enjoyed it, I loved the atmosphere that was given.
There was not nearly enough reading required for this course. This is a university level course, it is a joke to have 3 pages of reading or only 20 pages of reading a night for a class. This is a 200 level course, I expect more like 50-70 pages of reading per class period. I was disappointed when we were learning about the history of social work that we acknowledged the limitations of the textbook's focus on white america, but we never delved into the other historys. Professor Bennett also was biased during this unit, and said that it was boring, and that we only needed to know the few buzz words and key dates, she didn't go into depth with any of the history. Other than those things, this class was fantastic and fun. I love Professor Bennett, she is both professional and funloving, she was very enthusiastic and made me appreciate the social work profession.
This was the best course I have taken thus far at UH Manoa Mrs. Bennett was an excellent teacher who challenged all of us to become better community members by aloting extra credit points for community service, this is rare but wonderful!
Loved this class! The thing I loved most was having different speakers attend class and explain different ideas/areas that are relevant to social work. I found out a lot about what people do as social workers. Thank you Katie for being upbeat and flexible when needed to!
I believe Ms. Katie has a very strong passion for helping the next generation learn more about what is available to helping the less fortunate and under-represented here in Hawaii.
I enjoyed this class and Professor Bennett, she was joy to have as an instructor. Her class was always open for discussion and so was she. The only critic I have is that she should utalize the book more. Even though her lecture covered the materials in the textbook,her lectures were more general rather than specific and detailed. The textbook was a great source of information and students should be pushed to read it. The reason for that being is that this is an intro class, the students should have full understanding of everything social work.
Katie Bennett is a GREAT teacher. I learned alot and enjoyed her class very much.
I really enjoyed being in Katie's class. This is the second time I had to take this class and this time around I really learned alot. I hope she comes back to teach more..
she's an awesome professor. She really made the material in this course easier to understand and she's very friendly. We do relaxing exercises which i think is great because it will help us to use them in our field of social work.