eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Katherine Bennett

Available Survey Results

SW680, Non Traditional Summer 2014
PACE690, Spring 2014
SW200, Spring 2014
SW326, Spring 2014
SW200, Fall 2013
SW325, Fall 2013
SW680, Summer II 2013
PACE690, Spring 2013
SW200, Spring 2013
SW326, Spring 2013
SW200, Fall 2012
SW325, Fall 2012
SW200, Spring 2012
SW200, Fall 2011

Katherine Bennett: SW680, Non Traditional Summer 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 680 - Topics in Social Welfare Crn (Section): 4264 (342)    
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  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I liked how the course was practical and was a good bridge into the MSW program
The aspect that i learned and enjoyed most was how she demonstrated her knowledge on the class material that was given to me as a student. Mrs. Bennett also made us critically think of the class material. Yet she explained in detail what I as the student did not understand.
Field experience, and reading material
On site visits were very informative and valuable.
The field trips, the presentations, and specifically group discussions.
The most valuable aspect I found very interesting was the course was designed and delivered well in the two week 8 hour days. I also shared it with Kumu if only all our semesters were designed to be done in the two to five weeks. Another important facet of the course was that we did several individual presentations (3 I think) and a group work, which through the effort of the members in the group got done in a timely manner and done well. The most interesting aspect was the huaka'i (excursion) to Waikiki Health Center's youth project and the Chinatown mental health outreach project. The fun part of the huaka'i was that Kumu and us students caught the bus from campus and back to campus. She planned it well.
The most valuable aspects were examining the cultural, legal and systemic elements that affect our work with our clients. The level of work expected, presentations, group work and field trip were all well planned and helped to give a strong basis to build for the MSW program.
I enjoyed our community mapping project because it allowed us to view what resources we can utilize within our communities for our respective populations of focus
The use of article presentations to catch us up to the latest happenings in the social work field. After a Summer of not looking at school work, the presentations proved useful.
Communication, and fairness
The outreach trip was the most valuable in my opinion. It helped for us to get a hands on view of the population opposed to lectures.
The openness and the ability to share with each other was very valuable.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and 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%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Doing the field trip to visit Mental Health Institute in Chinatown and getting to walk around to observe how the staff does check in's with the homeless in that area.
Katie is easy to understand and is always there for students when we need her.
Mrs.Bennett was organized and well prepared for each class. She gave great examples and illustrated the class material that was given to us as a class.If I needed extra clarity about anything in the class, she was more then helpful in giving me clarity by making the time to see me.
Katie is a wealth of knowledge within the field of social work. Her expertise within the law and social policy has influenced my decision in pursuing research on a macro-level of social work practice and social policies.
She is very knowledgeable and engaging.
The most valuable and helpful feature about Kumu is her easy-going and casual style. Easy-going because she understood what pressures we were up against as advance standing, the weight of doing well was always at the forefront of our minds. Several of us in our talk story, worried, this is something Kumu in scheduling the assignments although intense, casualness was able to do in lifting the anxiety of passing the course. Another area for me that is most valuable, is she demonstrated her understanding and passion for the micro, mezzo, and macro levels on a personal basis. As for the micro, she emphasize self-care. Taking care of ourselves was just as important as taking care of others. She got us up from our seats to exercise. For the mezzo level it is about caring and ensuring the safety and sustaining of our love ones, our family. Without that peace of mind, we cannot be an effective helper to others. And, lastly, on the macro level it was the concern and passion for justice for all so that our efforts as Social Workers are not done in vain, rather in bettering the conditions for those in need in our communities. She exemplified these characteristics because as a Native Hawaiian woman, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and grandmother, this very same features are foundational to me.
Her passion and level of commitment to her students learning experience as well as her encouragement and feedback were all very valuable and added depth to the ASIST experience. She helped to draw on our strengths and encourage us to move forward with confidence in the MSW program.
She was very quick over email and is always willing to help if asked
She attempts to take mundane information and present it in a way that catches the student's attention and evokes interest.
Friendliness
Katie provide a environment where everyone opinion was valued whether it aligned with hers or not. She was often played devils advocate to help broaden our thinking.
Katie is very personable and easy to talk to. She explains ideas and subjects well.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
20. 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  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)

Katherine Bennett: PACE690, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 690 - Topics: Conflict Theory Crn (Section): 85871 (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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 6 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
22. Other comments:
David Chandler was a big part of the enjoyment of the class. Students really got to know each other. Solmetimes too much emphasis on grading. More specific time on allowing all students to have Mediator role until both student and faculty satisfied.
I have had a wonderful course. I love the way that the instructor communicated with students and provided feedback to students. Thank you.
The instructors need to give a lot more thought to what constitutes a meaningful homework assignment that promotes learning, and what is simply "busy work." For example, an email was sent out during that course that said since there was no assigned reading, the professor "found" something. Under this paradigm of teaching learning = volume of work. Not that the class was overly taxing, but there was a clear attempt to "fill space" with meaningless busy work. Further, what was the learning value of the exams at a graduate level? If indeed the professors feel that exams are necessary, they should at least be testing the depth and complexity of knowledge gained, not regurgitation of facts and simple concepts. This is not an undergraduate course. We are paying to be here because we intrinsically want to learn. Please don't offend us by questioning our academic professionalism. The class sessions themselves were fantastic. Katie and David are outstanding teachers, and I learned a lot from them and the format of class time. The practical focus on simulations what extremely helpful, and refreshing. I think the instructors did a wonderful job during the class.
Katie is an enthusiastic and energetic instructor, who obviously cares about her students' learning. She is warm, considerate, and respectful about feedback and questions from her students. It was a pleasure learning from her and David (co-facilitator). Suggestions: - Provide feedback on assignments/exam throughout the semester, so students will know grading style and expectations. Also, rubrics on bigger assignments (such as research paper) and exams (if only essay or short answer) would be helpful. - Provide instructor (or senior students experienced in mediation) assessment/feedback on mediation skills instead of (or in addition to) student's "self"-assessment. - Allow at least one "excusable" absence (contagious illness, death in family, etc.) before requiring a make-up assignment, OR lighten make up assignment to 1 page instead of 3, OR have a discretionary absence policy.

Katherine Bennett: SW200, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 200 - The Field of Social Work Crn (Section): 82328 (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 1.24 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.69 15 0.48 Freq(%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
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  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
everything was great and valuable!
Everything related the field
Applying situations to real life situations.
The guests speakers and hearing about professor Bennetts own experiences
Guest Speakers
Group presentation.
Learning about the history and the development of how social work became a profession.
Learning about the key elements of the field: what makes a social worker, who social workers work with and some of the background therapies used in the field.
How small the classes were!
Everything about the course and its content. It made me even more eager to become a social worker.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
she is an exceptionally wonderful professor. very knowledgeable, intellegent, prepared, organized and fun. couldnt have asked for anything better!
She knows the content of what social work is all about and helps the students engage in topics discussed.
She taught in a fun away where students could interact with the discussions.
Field relatedness
Her enthusiasm.
Knowledgeable about the subject.
She is very very knowledgeable about this field of study, she is always upbeat when coming into class, always had a great attitude and encouraged us students to think critically.
Very outgoing teacher which makes the student-professor relationship good!
Her quick replies back to emails.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
20. 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  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
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. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
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%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
25. Other comments:
she is AWESOME, thank you Katie B
One of the best knowledgable teachers I know...highly recommend this class
Thank you professor.
Katherine Bennett is a great professor but she needs to be more thorough with giving instructions and due dates to her assignments and exams.
I enjoyed this class very much and I would HIGHLY recommend this class to other students who are interested in becoming a social worker or other students who just want to know a little more about this area of study.
Please provide rubrics to make assignments clearer.

Katherine Bennett: SW326, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 326 - Soc Welfare as a Social Instit Crn (Section): 82330 (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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Tracking of bills and learning the process of legislation.
The tracking of the bills
The legislative process...
Being able to visit the State Capitol was great. If Katie didn't push us to visit the capitol as an assignment, I probably wouldn't have ever been there. Also, I think the oral testimony is valuable. Although student will find a hundred reasons to complain about it, I think it is a valuable part of the course because it is probably something we will have to do somewhere down the road in our professional careers.
Doing all the assignments with the capitol.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 5 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She is very friendly and personable.
How she utilized our assignments that walked us through the process of legislature.
She took the time to explain content of lecture which was very helpful...
Katie always brought lots of energy and excitement to class. She demonstrated great knowledge of the material in class and it is obvious that she takes great interest in policies and laws. Katie was always open to hearing feedback and suggestions.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
20. 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  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
25. Other comments:
I am not a policy person, so this class was painfully boring, however, I did learn quite a bit about the legislative process.
Mahalo!
Course material was not to interesting to me, but Katie was able to engage students and always had a positive attitude.

Katherine Bennett: SW200, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 200 - The Field of Social Work Crn (Section): 72919 (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  
2.13 17 0.72 Freq(%) 3 (18%) 8 (47%) 5 (29%) 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  
1.88 17 0.34 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 17 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 17 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 8 (47%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The ability to participate in lecture freely with comments/questions. The learning opportunities were a great way to see the resources offered in the community.
I found the cultural topics and real problems that we'd discuss in class that we face in hawaii very valuable.
The Intervention presentations taught me about the resources provided in different organizations and therapy.
That it relates to my life. & I enjoy this course a lot.
Knowing the basic skills of a Social Worker
The lectures were great, since she is very passionate and interesting to listen to, and I also liked the group presentations and when guest speakers came, because we get lots of different viewpoints. I thought the learning opportunities were good, in that it forced me to go out and explore and learn more! I took more risks than I would have before, and not attended as many events.
Everything. I think everything we went over in class was most valuable.
all the helpful information for the beginning steps into Social Work
Social Skills.
I enjoyed the background knowledge she had to share with us from her own experience.
Learning "cultural competence". I feel this is the greatest and most valuable concept to take from this class. It gives all of us the time to think of others and their environment/surroundings rather than just judging. Also loved having the speakers come in, especially the woman with Micronesian heritage (sorry forgot her name). She allowed us to see a different perspective.
Well...the whole class was valuable, since it was an introductory class. It taught (very broadly) the basics of social work
The helpfulness of katherine and her passion to teach the class.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 8 (47%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 2 (12%) 9 (53%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 8 (47%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 8 (47%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Great at explaining things/answering questions. I loved the way she plugged our lessons into real life scenarios. Very organized and knowledgable.
She's very open and communicative and is always open for discussion on anything that us students found confusing.
She is very knowledgeable about family law and the social work field but i wish that the information was communicated better.
She explains super well. & she is super helpful with answering questions to the class.
She was very enthusiastic and answered every question I had. I wasn't left to fend for myself. When we had group projects my group & I still had problems to comprehend, we asked her multiple times to clear things up for us, and she was always patient with us.
She is so warm and supportive, that I feel comfortable going to her for help, asking questions etc. She is so knowledgable about the field, and I learned a lot from her. She always comes to class with energy, even if she is stressed/busy, which is amazing!
She was quick to respond to e-mails and was always willing to help if needed.
she is a kind, good-hearted woman and is always available to help with finding resources or volunteer work in the community. she is one of those professors that makes class enjoyable.
She was easy to talk to and ask questions to.
She is very enthusiastic about what she teaches and it shows. Shes open to anyone and up for helping students. She is very knowledgable. Makes class interesting the way she teaches with activities.
She seems like an open book, ready to discuss anything. I like that she has a huge background in Social Work and the political side also. She got to give us real life examples of things that happen in the court.
many examples were given during class, and the Prof. was available and eager to help
She was always available and had multiple ways for us to turn in our papers. She was friendly and passionate.
She was very welcoming and approachable. She was fun rather than boring. She made sure we understood the assignments which were the main parts of our grade.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.47 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
20. 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  
4.47 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 8 (47%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
25. Other comments:
She never replied to email questions in a timely matter. She also HARDLY went over her expectations for the final paper. She was too broad when explaining it, and it was hard to grasp how to do the final paper when she never answered your email questions. I also wish there was most small assignments, to help your grade more. And more extra credit oppurtunities
This professor was an amazing spirit to be around. But, it was hard to grasp concepts because when she lectured i felt like it was a bunch of ideas jumbled all together. Also, many times the lectures would drift off topic.
If this class had smaller, it would have been great to have some discussions!
It was a good class that I really enjoyed. However, frequently Prof. Bennett would go off on a tangent that would make the lecture hard to follow. Also, I found it difficult to take notes in the class as not all the important material was visually available (i.e no power points, not all the important things were written on the board, etc.) it made note taking difficult and i missed quite a bit of information that was on the midterm...

Katherine Bennett: SW325, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 325 - History of Social Welfare Crn (Section): 75987 (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  
2.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 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  
1.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 4 (31%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The history and different social welfares that were discussed.
Films and class discussions
The movies she would present in class were great and prime examples of the shift in social welfare and how it's been shown throughout history.
Her power points.
History and current events
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I really like Katherine and she has a tough job in teaching a history course. I have been in fun and engaging history class which I feel this class lacks. Most of the class sessions were lectures or videos. I felt that students would have to sit through lectures, and Katie has a lot to go over with little time. At times it feels that class sessions are rushed because she lectures fast, going over a lot of history. She knows her course material very well but felt she lacked the student engagement.
She was available when needed and easy to talk to
Her power points
Katherine Bennett is an awesome instructor,. She is so alive and full of energy. Sometimes I just want to pinch her cheeks as if she was a little baby. She is also very smart and knowledgeable on the History of Social Welfare. The only thing I did not like about the class was the whole history aspect. I will learn it but, I don't have to like it. I have never been a fan of history.
Her articulation in conveying the material
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
20. 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 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
25. Other comments:
Too much videos. Wish there was more interaction within students in the class.
This course was informative.

Katherine Bennett: SW680, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 680 - Topics in Social Welfare Crn (Section): 4394 (342)    
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  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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 inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Class discussion was most valuable. It allowed me to think critically of issues and exposure to other thoughts and methods.
Using self reflection and critical analysis to develop an improved professional use of self.
Practicum and learning about other practicum sites.
Class discussions were great.
The most valuable aspects for me were in the cultural competencies, judicial elements, and reading responses. They all challenged me to think outside the box as well as to consider social work values and ethics in real-life situations.
Class discussions were very insightful, especially the level of honesty regarding ethical dilemmas.
Learning from other students. I loved the layout of this class because it gave us a chance to learn from one another.
The course was not really that necessary for the amount we had to pay even though we learnt something.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She made herself available for assistance outside of class time. She brought to the classroom her expertise in different areas and related it to the course content.
The instructor allowed the students to lead and facilitate discussions, which allowed the students to learn from each other. Additionally, she engaged in discussions to enhance the learning without the need to control it.
Supportive and available to help.
Her skill in prompting our class discussion among my cohorts was exemplary. She facilitated numerous discussions and built into the classroom opportunities for us to lead other discussions. We had very good communication using readings from a vast array of resources. We were also afforded the venue to deal with conflict resolution.
Katie did a good job bridging the academic with the practice.
I appreciated that she always made herself available to the students and clarified things that weren't so obvious to all students.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
20. 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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
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%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
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%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.43 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
25. Other comments:
I feel the practicum aspect of the course did not fit properly. Considering the accelarated program, I feel practicum assignments should be made prior to the start of courses in the Advanced Standing course- including ASIST.
I appreciated that the practicum placement coincided with this course, allowing us to apply the course's learning outcomes to a professional setting.
I would have liked to see a little more facilitation when it came to professionalism in class. Sometimes it seemed like the class members were making inappropriate comments or jokes. I would have liked to have a class discussion when comments were made about professionalism in a graduate program and even offensive jokes are inappropriate at this level of education and training. I think Katie was a fabulous instructor this is the only area I feel could have used improvement.

Katherine Bennett: PACE690, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 690 - Topics: Conflict Theory Crn (Section): 87075 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
22. Other comments:
Katie and Dr. Chandler did a wonderful job! They made a great team.
Great, passionate professors made this class enjoyable and interesting. One of the few classes I have been able to apply to everyday life. These professors truly grade and conduct their class above what is necessary or expected. Thanks for taking all of the time to make sure this class went well and we were liking it. Really appreciated! :)
Course was taught very well, especially for being a new class. Organization could use a little bit of work; for example getting a clear schedule of objectives to be covered throughout the course at the beginning of the semester. Overall though, no other complaints. Katie and David kept the class very interesting and stimulating, and I feel as if I am coming away with a clear knowledge and skill set of mediation techniques.

Katherine Bennett: SW200, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 200 - The Field of Social Work Crn (Section): 82612 (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  
2.27 22 0.88 Freq(%) 4 (18%) 10 (45%) 6 (27%) 2 (9%) 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  
1.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 18 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 19 (86%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 19 (86%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 19 (86%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 18 (82%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 16 (73%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Guest speakers
New strategies and problem solving skills needed to be known while interacting with a client while you yourself is a social worker
The guest speakers were very interesting
The group project and research paper challenged us to get out of the classroom and do our own investigation of what we wanted to know and really teach it to ourselves. The guest speakers were knowledgeable and thought out and helped get different opinions other than Katie's and our classmates.
great in depth teaching.
It was nice having a professor in the same field that I plan on going in through social work that was able to give multiple resources and help through out the semester. Mahalo!
i want to be a social worker so i was very enthusiastic from the beginning. i got to have a better understanding of what i was getting myself into
The professor was very honest with us about being realistic in the real world.
The involving environment of the class made me want to go to class, and I am sure that the other students felt the same.
All aspects. And the book was a very good resource for understanding social work.
Guest speakers and group presentations
writing the 4 reaction paper. i found that useful because it gave us a chance to show what we learn from different lectures and to put our personal experiences or feeling into our writing. it really shows that we as student pay attention and that we are interested in the field of social work. i really enjoy watching the film :once we were warriors", and "then there were none." i really got to see how these two movies relates to social work in regrads to having social workers, people living in poverty, dying of health issues, domestic abuse and so forth. i really made me want to become a social worker more and because seeing those problems and how it relates to my life i feel i can make a difference in others lives.
Katie was able to take the information read from the book and through her lectures she was able to convey the knowledge learned through text in a manner that allows you to have a true understanding of the material. So I believe her contribution to the course was the most valuable.
The lectures, the presentation from the speakers and the insight in the field of Social Work that she collected throughout the years.
I establish a great foundation for entering into the field. The guest speakers she brought in to class were excellent.
the speakers
This course in general was very valuable in a way that we got to learn what social work really is as compared to what we think it is.
Learning all the different areas of social work.
I have enjoyed listening to people come in and talk more about the different fields involved with Social Work.
The aspects of the course that were most valuable was how the instructor provided guest speakers of social work and how they can present to us what they do that is related to the social work field.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 22 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 17 (77%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 22 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (23%) 14 (64%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 22 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (77%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 22 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (77%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 15 (68%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
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That you could tell she was passionate about her job and helping her clients to be the best they can be.
Easy to listen to and had a good way of presenting her topics to the class
Her background in the field gives a broader idea of social work and how it can apply in different situations not just in the social work field.
She really knows what she is teaching.
very understanding and thoughtful, loved her!!
She has an incredible way to reach out to the students. I also like the way she carries herself.
Her real stories and experiences.
Her openness and willingness to support students
She was upbeat and passionate about the class.
she really there to help us, and she really care. she always available after class if we have any questions,and willing to help us with whatever. i love her drive and motivation, and determination that she shows when lecturing to us. it shows me that she happy with what she does and that i can be that way too. i love how she was very organized and kept to the syllabus and everything
Katie's explanations of topics are clear and are easy to understand.
I find that her energy inspires me to be as charismatic as her because since the field of social work can be very depressing it is nice to see that her spirit has not been broken yet.
she was great at getting back to me via email. she treats students equally.
she always made us do learning opportunities that helped us to get out in the community and help
She is very outgoing and willing to help. She also has a good personality.
Very informative and helpful.
Katherine is a great instructor and really knows her stuff. You will always feel free to go talk to her if you needed to.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.68 22 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 18 (82%)
20. 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  
4.52 22 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (23%) 14 (64%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 18 (82%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 22 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 16 (73%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 22 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 17 (77%)
25. Other comments:
Not really engaged with the students & the success of the student in class.
I really wish there had been a study guide for the midterm and we had taken more time into effectively writing a research paper. Maybe next time have an outline due half way through the year.
Awesome professor!
Thank you so much for this great class.
Mahalo for the opportunity to participate in this class.
The only thing I would say that limits this course is that it generally focuses on social in Hawaii. Examples and ideas throughout class are compared to Hawaii, where as I would like to learn about social work in other parts of the world and the rest of the United States
this was a great introduction to social work. if students are having trouble choosing a major they should take Katie's class it will make you want to become a sw major.
Very nice.

Katherine Bennett: SW326, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Social Work
Course: SW 326 - Soc Welfare as a Social Instit Crn (Section): 82614 (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  
2.94 17 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%) 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 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
7. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 12 (71%)
9. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 17 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The whole semester was great
Learning about policies
Her enthusiasm helped me to take a closer look at the legislative process , that I now find very interesting and valuable.
The legislative tracking process was the most valuable because prior to taking this course, I had no idea what the process was. I also did not know the dates of when bills were introduced and how to track them. This is the one of the most valuable things I learned in this class.
Learning about the process of how a law becomes a law in Hawaii and how important it is for every single person here to be aware of whats going on in our legislature.
One of our assignments gave us the opportuniy to track policies that we felt strongly towards. We tracked and spoke about these policies in class and also debated the pros and cons in a group discussion. I really enjoyed the exercise, more importantly however, the discussion and the assignment taught us students that we can make a change in the policies that govern our lives.
I found the powerpoints created were the most valuable in this course because I was able to turn to them when I did not catch everything that was said in the class.
How a bill goes through the senate and house.
For me, the bill tracking assignments was one of the most valuable assignments. I felt this assignment empowered us because it really demonstrated how we can make changes as social workers and even just as citizens. I felt as though this assignment could be valuable to anyone. I realized how important it is to be involved in your government. I really saw the beauty of being an American and just how involved we can be in the government and make a difference in our state. Writing a testimony was valuable also, if it was not for this class I probably never would have known how to do one.
Going over many different viewpoints and playing "devil's advocate" a lot in order to see a broad spectrum of ideas. I enjoyed following a bill(s) closely and getting a better idea on how that whole process works. It was very confusing for someone like myself who knew nothing about it beforehand, but Katie explained it in a thorough manner and it taught me a lot.
Introduction to policy making and developing an awareness about how policies work at a macro level.
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
12. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 17 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 17 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
15. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 17 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
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Her organization and willingness to incorporate guest speakers.
Katie was very approachable and she always stayed after class in case anyone had questions. She was also helpful when we had questions in email. She was a fair grader and provided good and effective class discussions.
She is very passionate about the topic and portrayed that, which kept us interested.
She is kind, caring, and brilliant. Katie is remarkable in her ability to understand her students. Her knowledge and understanding of law, gives her the ability to teach this course to the fullest and explain concepts thoroughly. She always implores her students to critically think.
She is genuine about helping students learn. She conveys compassion and care that she understands what its like to learn new things. She is passionate about giving students every opportunity to comprehend policies and how all of that works, how they are made, and why it matters to us as future social workers.
I think the fact she showed passion in the field she was teaching was really valuable because it showed the importance of the course.
I like how thorough she was with all of the topics we discussed. I appreciate the variety of assignments and activities we had, I felt that they were opportunities that helped broaden my knowledge. I admire how knowledgeable she is and how she is open to class discussion.
She is very open for discussion on different views and policies. She is not biast and agrees that everyone should have a opinion (as long as its educated lol). She also clarifies any misunderstandings we may have on assignments and can guide us in the right direction if we need help.
Shes is very helpful whem you need help and struggling . Shes straight to the point and clearly presents various topics thatvwe discuss and learn.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.93 17 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
20. 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  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
21. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
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%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 17 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
25. Other comments:
Maybe switch up learning styles and not always focus on powerpoint lectures
Mahalos!!!!
We should keep her.
I think she was really lenient on students and I think she should have pushed her students to seek information outside of the class instead of suggesting that student can find information all online.
Thank you for being an amazing Professor, I am excited to share what I learned from your class with others, such as bill tracking, writing testimonies, and being involved in the government.
Professor Bennett did a great job of making material that could be very boring, interesting and fun. I have had her for two semesters and greatly enjoy her teaching style. She is extremely knowledgable on the subject matter and I know if I ever have questions she will have the answer. Great teacher and her care for her students shows. I will miss taking her classes!!!

Katherine Bennett: SW200, Fall 2012     Back to top

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:
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.
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.
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:
None.
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.
Insightful class. Well done.
Katie ROCKS>>> I loved her class.
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.
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.
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!

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.
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!
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.
None.
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.
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.

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:
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..
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.
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.
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.
This was a great class and I enjoyed it, I loved the atmosphere that was given.
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.