eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Hokulani Aikau

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Hokulani Aikau: POLS642, Summer II 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 642 - Indigen People & West Imperial Crn (Section): 92030 (701)    
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  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I appreciated Hoku's ability to break down key concepts in Political Science, unfamiliar to some of us, in a clear and concise manner so we could "catch up" and participate in the discussion. The foundation laid in class and by our readings has really influenced my writing and thinking and made the BC experience a full, well-informed one.
Getting outside the classroom and applying and living the concepts, practices, beliefs, etc. that we discuss in class was invaluable. It is one thing to talk about it but another to actually practice it on the land with the people who are doing it everyday. This component of the course also allowed us to develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships with not only the communities and cultural experts we were learning from but also our fellow students and professors who were engaging in the same activities along side us. I am sure that we wouldn't have been able to truly understand and internalize what it means to be an indigenous warrior for and on the land as well as an indigenous person striving to decolonize our minds unless we had those outside-the- classroom experiences. Also, the cultural exchange was extremely important and valuable to me. Not only do we learn from, garner strength and inspiration from other indigenous people and communities, but these types of experiences also help us to understand ourselves and our specific experiences better, igniting the fire to take what we learned and apply it back home for the benefit of our own families and communities.
I found the most valuable aspects of this course to be those that involved land-based learning experiences. Ma ka hana ka ike. There is no substitute for sweat equity and getting our hands dirty. Course readings, lectures, and classroom discussions were valuable as a foundation for the learning which occurred outside the classroom. Mahalo nui for a great course!
Interacting with the professor within a colleague setting.
Fabulous professor!
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None. Everything we did had its function and value, and each activity, reading, or project helped inform the others.
Unfortunately, our time was so compressed and so limited that at times it felt quite overwhelming-- all the readings we had to do, the assignments we had to write, the research for our own individual papers, the activities we needed and wanted to participate in day and night--that there just wasn't enough hours in the day or days in the week to finish everything well. It was just one amazing experience after another to the point that we didn't really have too much time to reflect and process each one before moving on to the next amazing thing. I am sure this couldn't really be helped, but it definitely was one of the harder aspects of the class.
At times I found it difficult to keep up with the amount of readings in the limited amount of time. This is understandable because it is a condensed summer course, but it did make it challenging to thoroughly process all of the information being presented. These readings were, however, very valuable in creating a foundation for land-based learning experiences.
The entire course was rich with experience and applied readings.
None.
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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 broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)