eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: James Cartwright

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James Cartwright: HON491, Fall 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 491 - Junior Seminar Crn (Section): 79389 (007)    
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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
1.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. I developed the ability to carry out original research in this area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
12. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
14. I improved my abilities to revise my rough drafts and to make my writing more effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
15. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Learning about resources/archives located on Oahu and making contact with some of them. Getting in intro to formatting a research paper (citations, footnotes, etc.)
Learning how to conduct research in archives.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No survey responses were found.
18. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. The instructor explained the writing requirements clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.5 2 2.12 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
20. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
21. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
22. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
23. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was always willing to meet outside of class --one of the most flexible instructors regarding this point out of all my teachers this semester. He has a lot of knowledge about different topics about Hawaii, so it's great to just talk to him.
24. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
While I love his laid back attitude, --as a student, it is scary and I find it a bit frustrating that I don't know how I am doing in this course, as we haven't ever received any grades or points for any of our previous assignments. Some of the other students and I have discussed this, so perhaps I should just ask him, "How am I doing in this course?" directly.
25. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
See question 24.
Could the first class be all the rules and regulations and other basics for archives research, and tell every archives that we went over the basics already? The State Archives especially gave us a full speech about what to do, what not to do, etc, and it left us with not much time to do research. And the State Archives had a lot of sources that I think most of us drew from? I could be wrong, but that was probably one of the more important archives so it would have been nice to have the time to actually pull some documents at that point.
26. The writing assignments helped me develop abilities to solve problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
27. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
28. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
29. In relation to the number of hours spent in class, this course requires an appropriate amount of homework.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
30. What changes would you make in the writing assignments?
There is a LOT of hours we spent outside of class researching for this paper ... maybe deleting some less important writing assignments for another research paper draft?
Maybe give deadlines like..have introduction and outline due by a certain day, just to break up the work and help keep everyone on track to finish on time.
31. Other comments:
I was happily surprised to find that this course was more interesting to me than when I first signed up for it. I loved learning about archives and I definitely think it should be offered again in the future!
Some of us didn't have a clear research idea for a bit so we didn't get much research time in the beginning. Then as it got clearer, the places we went didn't provide some of us with a lot, if any, sources to use. I don't know how it could be fixed, but it was difficult to quickly do research and write the paper later on (especially since archives are only open during times when most of us have class). Also, some of them explained their archives for over an hour. They had nice stories, but it left us with less time to do research and also trying to share the one archivist to give us all answers.