eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Bruce Barnes

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PACE447, Spring 2015
PACE478, Spring 2015
PACE477, Fall 2014
PACE477, Fall 2013
PACE447, Spring 2013
PACE668, Spring 2012
PACE477, Fall 2011
PACE447, Summer I 2011
PACE447, Summer I 2010
PACE477, Summer I 2010
PACE647, Fall 2009
PACE477, Summer II 2009
PACE477, Fall 2008
PACE447, Fall 2007
PACE477, Fall 2007
PACE647, Fall 2007

Bruce Barnes: PACE447, Spring 2015

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 447 - Mediation Skills: UH Basic Crn (Section): 84651 (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  
3.73 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.27 15 0.46 Freq(%) 11 (73%) 4 (27%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%) 4 (27%)
6. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
7. What did you like best about the course?
Its content and interactive/collaborative method of learning
That there was a designated time for lecture and the rest was designated for our actual mediations.
I liked how interactive the course was. I felt like I gained real life experience in mediation rather than just reading about mediation in a textbook.
Bruce is an awesome professor. He knows so much about what he teaches and yet makes it easy to understand the content in the class. This class began as a very random elective for me and is unlike anything I've taken at UH manoa, however this course is the one i will miss the most this semester! It's crazy how it was only 1 day a week and yet I learned so much under Bruce's umbrella of knowledge. Would definitely recommend.
Lots of oral communication. The involvement was helpful.
I loved how interactive it was. We were engaged every minute of every class. The motto was: to learn the material you had to do it.
We got to pick our groups to work with so we knew the people and got an understanding how we got along
I liked the in-class mediation simulations; they gave me insight to the basic mediation process
I liked the interactive portion of the course. I really helped in emphasizing the effectiveness and ideals mediation has to offer.
I like how applicable all concepts learned in the class are to a person's everyday life.
8. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 10 (67%) 4 (27%)
10. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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%)
11. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (67%) 5 (33%)
12. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 10 (67%) 4 (27%)
13. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (67%) 5 (33%)
15. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Being able to use what I learned in this class to deal with difficult people.
because mediation is a practical tool that helps enhance relationships
How I interacted with my classmates in regards to the faux problems that were presented.
I will probably remember specifically the role of a mediator as a neutral third party.
Most by utilizing resolution tactics in the work place, amongst family and friends-- virtually anywhere! It was a very informative course to learn to deal with conflictive situations that ill take with me years after UH Manoa.
The impact I was able to have on the situations of others.
Techniques for reframing.
How to deal with conflict and management better
solving conflicts as a third party
The Hawaii based diamond model for resolving conflict. Easy to remember and use.
using the concepts learned from this class in everyday life.
16. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
17. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
18. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
19. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
20. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
21. The instructor is skillful in observing student reactions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 10 (67%) 3 (20%)
22. The instructor's voice was clear and understandable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
23. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
24. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
25. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
26. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
27. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
28. The teaching-learning strategies used in the course encouraged active class participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
29. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
30. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
31. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%) 3 (20%)
32. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%) 2 (13%)
33. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%) 3 (21%)
34. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
35. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He knows the subject matter very well so he is able to provide us with useful information on topics covered in class.
He helped clarify any doubt that I had and made sure I understand the concept
I found that Bruce was able to provide feedback on our mediations and what we could do to improve the next one.
I valued having a comfortable atmosphere to learn without the fear of feeling like you would be judged by your peers or teacher if you didn't know the answer to a question. The atmosphere was very cohesive and supportive of learning the content.
He's a very relaxed teacher whos extremely approachable with any question you have in class. He makes things easy to understand and his course content was really fun and taught me a lot about conflict resolution!
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Bruce was very organized and flexible with his teaching.
Clear and precise
He gave a lot of his own experiences as a mediator without giving away too much information (did not violate confidentiality as a mediator)
I like Professor Barnes enthusiasm about the course and how he could relate the material to real life situations. Most student have a hard time finding the connections to the real world application of the subjects they are learning.
36. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
dynamic cooperative fair
Passionate, Informative, Talkative
Knowledgeable, Passionate, and Dynamic.
1. knowledgeable! 2. quirky 3. helpful
understanding, knowledgable
Animated/passionate, informative, engaging
Clear helpful
Funny, knowledgable
Helpful, and knowledgeable
37. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 7 (47%) 4 (27%)
38. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 15 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 4 (27%) 3 (20%)
39. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 15 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%) 4 (27%)
40. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 8 (57%) 4 (29%)
41. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 9 (60%) 3 (20%)
42. Other comments:
N/A
Bruce is a great guy first, great teacher second. His course content is very helpful in school as well as outside of school. Cool guy!
This was one of my favorite classes in my undergraduate education. I decided to take it because I was looking to improve my skills in mediation. I've achieved this tenfold, and I feel empowered. This is what I expect from my college education, but it is seldom met in other university classes. This class will positively affect how I handle my future relationships for the rest of my life.
Great class and great professor. I enjoyed taking this class and working alongside the other students.

Bruce Barnes: PACE478, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 478 - International Law & Disputes Crn (Section): 85375 (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  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
6. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
7. 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 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
9. 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 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
10. 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 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
11. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
12. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
13. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
14. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
15. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The introduction to international law can been applied in many areas.
I was allowed to apply international law to areas that pertain to my concentrated area of study.
Discussions. Learning what other people were writing their papers about was really informative in learning both about world history and current events that aren't well publicized.
Application of law and learning about different international conflicts and stakeholders.
17. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
18. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
19. The instructor's voice was clear and understandable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
20. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
22. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
23. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
24. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
25. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
26. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
27. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
28. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
29. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
30. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
31. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
32. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
33. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
34. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
35. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
Doc Barnes is not only an excellent communicator of course concepts, but also created an inclusive and open learning environment. Also, he made himself available to students with additional questions or concerns. Overall, an excellent course and instructor.
He is very concerned for the students. Some of the undergrads didn't know how good they had it.
Always very helpful
He is very helpful and wants to make sure students understand his content
36. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Approachable Realistic
Jovial, inclusive, expert
The Man.
Helpful, well educated, great teacher
Helpful, expert, professional
Friendly, Knowledgable...
37. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
38. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
39. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
40. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
41. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
42. Other comments:
This was my third class with Professor Barnes. I have enjoy his classes and mentoring as I worked to improve my skills in mediation and conflict resolution.
Great class!

Bruce Barnes: PACE477, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 477 - Culture & Conflict Resolution Crn (Section): 76114 (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  
3.79 14 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.36 14 0.5 Freq(%) 9 (64%) 5 (36%)
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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
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%)
7. What did you like best about the course?
I liked how open he was to discuss different topics students chose for their papers and he didn't judge or dismiss anyone's ideas.
I like the openess, and freedom of expression that is allowed in class everyday!
Easy to talk to. Very welcoming professor that encourages students to seek further assistance.
I liked how different this course was in comparison to others. It really required the student to make as much of it as they wanted.
I liked how the course was structured in a slightly informal manner. Because of this, when doing my final presentation, I felt that I could focus on presenting the material of my final project rather than on my particular speaking technique, or how my powerpoint looked. This made the focus on learning rather than on minor details. This course was also able to touch on a variety of very controversial topics in a safe, and non judgmental environment. I felt encouraged to research topics that I may not have had much previous knowledge about, but an interest in.
The videos in class and the class discussions.
Learning about how cultures relate.
It was not difficult, and the professor was interesting.
The discussions we have after our midterms sharing about different conflicts that I never thought about.
The course was very regarding the topics that students could select for projects. This lead to a exposure to topics that I found very interesting but might not have otherwise encountered.
8. Sensitivity to student problems and general rapport
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
10. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
11. 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 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
12. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
13. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
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%)
15. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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%)
16. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
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%)
17. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I learned different ways to resolve conflict and a better understanding on how to be empathetic towards others.
I learned to view things from two perspectives. I learned how to take other people's culture into consideration.
Learning various ways to solve a conflict
I had never taken a conflict resolution class before and had never thought about any of the topics of the course. It helped me look at international news in a new light.
An openness to other cultures and a greater awareness for the importance of cultural understanding. Many topics are difficult to think about (i.e. the treatments of Native Americans in non-reservation boarding school) but they are issues that must be addressed.
Learned more insight and knowledge on conflicts nationally, internationally, and locally. Learned of different ways to find solutions to various kinds of problems and conflicts.
Learning how different cultures perceive things differently.
A different way of thinking when working with conflict and cultures.
Really learned the major differences in cultures an how each side can be affected by miscommunication or understanding
I learned a lot about other cultures and different viewpoints. So before having any conflicts, I have adapted to stop and start thinking about what his or her upbringing is.
I learned the importance of culture as a part of a conflict.
18. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
19. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
20. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
21. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
22. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
23. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
24. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
25. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
26. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
27. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
28. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
29. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
30. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
31. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
32. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
33. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
34. The course objectives were clear.
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%)
35. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
36. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He has personal experience in dealing with conflict resolution and was able to share his stories of success and failure.
Most valuable about Mr. Barnes was his passion for the subject.
Same as #7
He had some great movies that made the topics easier to discuss with examples and made the topics more interesting.
Paper criticism was fair and helpful. I did not feel discouraged but simply encouraged to create a better essay for my next assignment. Professor Barnes was sincerely interested and passionate about the topic of cultural conflict. He was always very enthusiastic and interested in teaching. Even when the class seemed really tired (2 1/2 hour is a long time for a class, although very convenient!), he did not give up or get angry for a seemingly lack of interest. Instead, he tried different techniques or activities to get the class engaged. I, personally, really enjoyed the simulation in which a foreign culture tried to learn the language and customs of a non-verbal communication-based culture. He seemed to focus learning more than anything else, and because of that, I felt that I truly did learn a lot in this course. Professor Barnes also discussed a variety of topics and seemed interested in learning more about modern conflicts (i.e. "herbivores" in Japan) brought up by his students.
He explains assignments very clearly. Is very helpful when asked to clarify something or elaborate more. Genuinely interested in each student and the topic of the class.
Giving pointers on the papers you have to write.
His willingness to help.
Very knowledgeable and passionate on topics. Very helpful
He has witnessed and taken part in a lot of different conflict resolution scenarios, so his views are very interesting
He is very honest in his critiques and his feedback is very helpful.
37. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
38. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%)
39. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
40. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
41. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
42. Other comments:
I'm definitely getting my own talking stick!
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Although the assignment requirements were not explicitly explained, I thought the lack of specifics allowed the students to explore what they were really interested. Bravo for truly allowing students to independently think about conflicts.
I ended up gaining a lot more from this class than I expected when I initially registered for it. I truly feel like I am now a better-informed and culturally aware individual. Thank you for a great class, I would definitely recommend it to a classmate!
Overall a really good course to take.
Fun course.
Great clasd will recommend to other students
I loved the class discussions.
I enjoyed this class and know exact aspects of my life that I can apply the lessons learned in this class.

Bruce Barnes: PACE477, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 477 - Culture & Conflict Resolution Crn (Section): 76549 (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  
3.83 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.25 12 0.45 Freq(%) 9 (75%) 3 (25%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
22. Other comments:
Thank you for a great semester!
Very enthusiastic professor, a blast to take this class with.

Bruce Barnes: PACE447, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 447 - Mediation Skills: UH Basic Crn (Section): 85989 (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  
3.91 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 11 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
22. Other comments:
I really enjoyed taking this class with Professor Barnes. He was always more than willing to help students with assignments both in and out of class. Coming into this course I wasn't sure how applicable the material and content learned would be for me, but it ended up being one of the most helpful and useful classes I've taken at this university. Even if I do not pursue a career in mediation, I learned a lot of skills that will benefit me in the future in almost every type of situation where a conflict arises. Thank you for making every class interesting and beneficial Professor Barnes!
This class is complex and I would've been a better advantage to have trained volunteers come in and do mock mediation while Bruce explains secrets, tips or what to expect. Something to help us grasp what's in the mind of the mediator and the parties. TA in class especially when we're in separate room to coach us along.
It would be nice if you brought in a couple of mediators that we could watch mediate instead of the video.
I really enjoyed the environment of the classroom.
Great class!
This is one of the most interactive upper level classes I have taken. I liked learning about mediation by actually doing it.

Bruce Barnes: PACE668, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 668 - Facilitating Comm & Org Change Crn (Section): 85179 (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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (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  
1.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
8. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
11. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
15. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
18. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
19. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
21. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
22. Other comments:
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Bruce is a fantastic teacher. He is reasonable with his assignments, and has a great setup for the class to learn the material. He provides very constructive feedback for the students. I would recommend taking his classes to all other Graduate Students
The mediation course I took with Professor Barnes was life-changing, and I felt the facilitation class built on top of the principles we learned in the mediation class, (including tools for listening, reframing, inquiring with open-ended questions, legitimizing participants, etc.) I would highly recommend Prof. Barnes' Mediation class, with the facilitation as a follow-up, to other students. I am working on my Project Management skills and I'm finding the Conflict Resolution classes to be a perfect fit to my job. I am able to apply the concepts and techniques to my career and to my personal life. The certificate is applicable to people in all walks of life, and in myriad fields. Taking Project Management, for example, it applies to construction, banking, software development, energy, anything that requires coordination of efforts between people. This (conflict resolution) is a very valuable program of study, which teaches tools that can be applied to a variety of fields/industries.
Bruce Barnes is a great professor with a deep knowlege and passion for conflict resolution. This is my second time taking a course from him, and would surely take more.
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Bruce Barnes: PACE477, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 477 - Culture & Conflict Resolution Crn (Section): 78499 (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  
3.82 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.08 12 0.29 Freq(%) 11 (92%) 1 (8%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (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  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
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 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
10. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
11. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
12. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
14. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
15. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
16. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
17. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Bruce Barnes is very knowledeable of the content he teaches. I learned alot from this course.
Mr Barnes knows alot about the topics and subject and it's obvious he cares alot about his students and learning.
I learned how to see things from different angles.
The reconciliation videos, the simulation. The Hofsteade and reader were useful texts.
I think that the outsides readings helped me.
in class activities, talking circle.
I enjoyed the talking circles and getting to hear what other people were learning or writing about. I really enjoyed hearing people's ideas on certain topics and people of different cultures look at things.
18. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None, very rigorous and satisfying course.
None to think of.
None.
I barely read the globalization text..
nothing.
Having to buy so many books that we really didn't need.
19. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
20. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
21. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
22. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
23. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
24. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
25. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
26. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
27. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
28. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
29. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
30. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
31. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
32. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
33. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
34. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable, compassionate
Interesting, expertise, flexible
very nice
cultured, enthusiastic
Interesting committed passionate
intelligent, funny
knowledgeable , culturally aware
35. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
36. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 10 (83%)
37. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
38. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
39. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
40. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
41. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
No improvements necessary.
I think Bruce did a good job, and I was happy with this course.
I would like more simulations to interact with other classmates.
I think the course was exactly what I expected. It was fair and interesting.
More stimulations. The one we did was lots of fun and informative to the class and how we could use this class in our own lives.
42. Other comments:
Great instructor, I learned a lot.
Thank you Mr. Barnes.. you're a great teacher, a very nice person, and good luck to you in the future!

Bruce Barnes: PACE447, Summer I 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 447 - Mediation Skills: UH Basic Crn (Section): 91181 (601)    
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  
4.08 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 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 12 0.39 Freq(%) 10 (83%) 2 (17%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
9. 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 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
10. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
11. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
12. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
13. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
14. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
15. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
16. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
17. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%) 3 (25%)
18. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
19. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
the simulations
The debriefing after simulations, class discussions.
It was interesting to have mock runs of meditations.
Simulations and group sessions.
Learning about mediation by acting as the mediator and the disputant.
Mock Mediations
Group simulation
everything.
Groups, and roleplaying
Learning how to mediate
20. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
it's intensity
The simulations we did.
How to formulate better open ended questions.
Simulations
Simulation of Mediation Process
The skills I have learned and how incredibly useful they are in every day life
lots of simulation, and they are fun.
Paige, she is hot
the mediation skills Mr. Barnes taught us.
using it in my own life.
Learning how to mediate
21. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%)
22. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
23. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
24. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
25. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
26. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
27. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
28. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
29. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
30. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
31. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
32. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
33. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
34. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
35. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
36. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
37. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
38. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%)
39. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%)
40. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
41. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
42. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
43. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
44. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
45. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 12 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%)
46. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 3 (25%)
47. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 3 (25%)
48. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.42 12 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%)
49. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 12 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%)
50. Other comments:
Dr. Barnes is enthusiastic and definitely and experienced mediator an professor.
It was an interesting class. It was hard to go through mock trial when people were not interested in do them. Mock run were great until toward when everyone just wanted to leave class and didn't take it seriously. Directions to the papers need to be more clear and concise. Paper 1 stated to list some of the conflicts going on. It did not mention to use the vocabulary.
Making the assignments clearer is very important. The criteria for the journals was not clear and grades suffered because there was not a good understanding on what the grading was on. Some things were taught on the day the journal was due and points were reduced because those subjects were not in the journal. There just needs to be more organization in the criteria of the journals and guidelines about what the professor wants in the journal.
Great professor, very personable and teaches a fun class!
Should be more specific on requirements on papers, also help students more with paper if finished prior to due date, and spend quality time grading papers for even grading.

Bruce Barnes: PACE447, Summer I 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 447 - Mediation Skills: UH Basic Crn (Section): 91268 (601)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
6. 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 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
11. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
12. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
13. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
15. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
16. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
the participation doing the mediations
How relevant it is to everyday life. This course should be required in middleschool, highschool and college.
the professor's knowledge and kindness. He's a wonderful professor!
the mediation simulations
Possibly being a catalyst for a new career.
The relationships I gained from this class. I now know how to mediate a conflict in a structured manner
Knowing how to avoid conflict.
How all students and teacher interacted and mediation simulations.
mediating
understanding the interest that motivates people's position.
Communication skills that I learned, problem-solving strategies, letting other people solve their own problems - these can be applied to every area of my life. Everyone around me will benefit from my application of these skills. This is an effective way to live peacefully. It reminds me of what Thich Nhat Hanh said: There is no way to peace - peace is the way.
This course is of course very much relevant for my country where we are having much conflicts within family and society.So this course really made me different and it will help me to solve the conflicts which I face in my country in the future. I hope that I would be able to assist me in the future. So I would be able to remember this course forever in my life.
17. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
18. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
19. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
20. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
21. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
22. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
23. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
24. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
25. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
26. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
27. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
28. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
29. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
30. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
31. Feedback from other students about my written work was valuable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
32. I received personal attention from the instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
33. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
34. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
35. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
36. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
37. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
38. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
39. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
40. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
i can use this information in my life....
He is very accessible and knowlegable. He really wants the students to succeed.
his professional teaching, knowledge, and kindness
helps and gives tips during mediation simulations, gives feedback
I really appreciated that Prof. Barnes answered questions I had (for one whole hour! after class) about the field of Mediation, it's relation to law,law schools..etc. Through talking to him I was inspired to check out different interesting programs in the conflict resolution/law field.
His stories
He was always willing to help-out the students with anything.
He has much experience mediating and can offer sound advice, reasoning, and examples for our assistance. Very personable and easy to talk to.
everything, especially his knowledge in mediation
Very understanding and flexible.
His experience in this field is a great asset. He has an open and encouraging attitude. I appreciated his humor. He told great stories to illustrate different kinds of mediations.
Bruce Barnes is an experience person and he has experience in the field for a long time. So, I was able to get the practical sense of knowledge from his teaching. Also, I was able to get the theoretical knowledge from the lecture.
41. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
42. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
43. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
44. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
45. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%)
46. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
47. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)

Bruce Barnes: PACE477, Summer I 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 477 - Culture & Conflict Resolution Crn (Section): 91270 (601)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
6. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
9. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
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%)
11. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
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%)
12. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
13. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The exposure to the ways that different cultures deal with conflict, very interesting and eye opening.
The comparative videos of different cultures provided us a live demonstration of what could be expected in different scenarios.
This course is very much concern with cultural components of the society. It is really a kind of valuable perspective for a person who tries to solve the conflict in his or her society.
practice, his knowledge, feedback, and experience
The aspects most valuable were Bruce's knowledge of the course material and the way he showed us to think outside of the box.
video and films
Understanding different cultures' mediation techniques definitely provided me with the knowledge that there are other methods to resolving conflict that can bring about win-win outcomes for parties involved.
Sharing experiences with my classmates and learning about their perspectives, especially the international students
15. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Prof Barnes.. such a character (in a good way). Very enthusiastic about what he does and tells great stories that have to do with the material.
My first ever introduction to variety of conflict resolution approaches presented by different cultures
This course is of course very much relevant for my country where we are having much cultural within the society.So this course really made me different and it will help me to solve the conflicts which I face in my country in the future. I hope that I would be able to assist me in the future. So I would be able to remember this course forever in my life.
the fact that he is the wonderful professor!
I will remember this course by from the diversity of my classmates and their perspectives on different cultural conflicts around the world.
Burce's snacks; Final day at the cafe
Bruce's stories about his mediations with individuals from different communities.
The people I had class with
16. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
17. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
18. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
19. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
20. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
21. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
22. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%)
23. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
24. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
25. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
26. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
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%)
27. The instructor is friendly.
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%)
28. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
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%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
30. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
31. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
32. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
33. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
34. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
35. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
36. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
37. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
38. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
39. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
40. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
41. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
42. Assignments make students think.
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%)
43. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
44. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
45. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
46. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
47. The grading system was clearly explained.
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%)

Bruce Barnes: PACE647, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 647 - Mediation: Theory and Practice Crn (Section): 76708 (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 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (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  
1.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
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  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
9. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
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%)
10. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
11. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
12. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
13. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
14. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
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%)
15. I enjoyed this 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%)
16. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
17. I developed skills needed by professionals 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%)
18. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
19. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 10 (67%) 4 (27%)
20. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
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%)
21. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
22. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
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 inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
24. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It deepened my understanding of mediation. I enjoyed taking this course with a diverse group of students who brought their unique backgrounds and experiences to class each day.
It made me question my assumptions and learn a new way of solving problems.
the simulation exercises and class discussions
Lecture, videos, guest speakers, practice
The course was practical. I learned a lot through practice sessions.
It was helpful to go over the nuts and bolts of mediator skills such as reframing, active listening,summarizing, etc.
The most valuable was the simulations. Close and the next most valuable was the readings in two books. Alongside the book readings was the manual. All very valuable.
mediation simulation (although it would have been better if there were more simulation opportunities)and guest-speaker presentation (on evaluative mediation)
Mock mediations
Actual practicing of mediation on a weekly basis. Practicing helped me to hone my skills.
Hands on learning. Simulations.
The real scenarios we would do in class were benifical for a further understanding of the material.
25. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I felt like it became somewhat redundant by the end of the course. However, repetition built up my skill-set and I can see why Prof. Barnes wanted to give us so many opportunities to try our mediation skills.
the videos. I wish we had reviewed case studies as well.
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I find everything I learned were valuable.
No comment.
Maybe some of the explanations got a little long and complicated.
Since I could not get a lot of simulation experience during the class, it seemed too early to evaluate myself about my mediation skills in Journal 3. In addition, the evaluation criteria for Journal 3 seemed somewhat redundant.
Journals.
Nothing.
Nothing, I really enjoyed the course
26. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
27. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
28. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
29. 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%)
30. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
31. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
32. The instructor is skillful in observing student reactions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
33. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
34. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
35. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
36. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%)
37. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
38. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%)
39. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
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%)
40. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
41. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
42. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
43. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
44. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
45. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
46. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
47. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
He is a fair, caring, thoughtful, and hard-working man. I enjoyed the class. He was very enthusiastic about the material and it showed in the way he taught.
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, outgoing
passionate about mediation
helpful, cheerful, friendly
fun; experienced; knowledgeable
experienced well rounded fun
energetic, humorous, sensitive
Critical,Influential
knowledgeable, skillful, experienced
knowledgeable, passionate, dedicated, enthusiastic
Involved, knowledgable, understanding
Enthusiastic about material, knowledgeable, and kind.
48. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a great guy. I would definitely take another class from him. Prof. Barnes is one of the best professors in the entire university.
Excellent instructor - however, he should be more organized and accurate in his preparation in terms of book selection and written syllabus. The errors and inconsistencies in his syllibi (I had 3 versions over time) were confusing, especially when it was time to do assignments.
great instructor...sometimes a bit disorganized but otherwise enjoys the material and helping out the students.
GREAT!!!
Excellent.
effective
Very enthusiastic and effective teacher, who facilitates experiential learning of the subject matter. A valuable resource for conflict resolution studies.
Good course, instructor needs to increase sensitivity towards students
excellent
On the whole Prof Barnes is an incredible teacher of mediation. He is enthusiastic and very passionate about the subject matter and from start to finish he spreads his enthusiasm to his students. Also as a mediator he has been in the trenches so to speak and has a plethora of knowledge to share. His assignments were difficult, but they were very good at helping to reinforce what we were learning in class. He never gives busy work. All his assignments and exercises help students deepen their understanding of the subject matter. The in class mediation sessions really helped me understand how to utilize mediation in a practical setting รข?? something I have not experienced in many other classes. During all of the sessions Prof Barnes would walk around to each session observing the procedures, give advice ,and help the mediators with the process. After the mediation sessions had concluded Prof Barnes would go over what he had observed and he would also open the floor for discussion and student incite. Prof Barnes is incredibly respectful and open to students inside and outside of class. In class he always encourages discussion from students and he is always open to new interpretations and ideas. Outside of class, he makes himself available in any way that he can to assist students. For example, I was involved in a mediation situation between two sisters and I was struggling with the process. Prof Barnes went above and beyond to make himself available to me and offered to assist me in anyway that he could. Prof Barnes is a wonderful teacher and I have received more out of his class then most of my other masters classes put together. I would encourage any student who is interested in mediation to take Prof Barnes, he will defiantly make it worth your time and effort.
Wonderful
Enjoyed this professor and would take another class from him.
49. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
50. The assigned readings significantly contribute to this course.
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%)
51. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
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%)
52. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was the best course I took all semester. I had a great time and I learned a lot!
I thoroughly enjoyed the teacher, the course and the students. It was a great learning experience definitely worth the time and money.
great course...sometimes a bit disorganized but otherwise very enjoyable and will assist anyone professionally and personally.
I am able to apply mediation skills and knowledge into my future plan. GREAT !!!
Excellent
a necesarry set of skills for a new generation of working professionals.
We covered a lot of material. It was challenging and exciting. This information and these skills will contribute to my future service to my community.
I learned a lot from the class. It would have been much better if the course was offered earlier during the day--by the time I go to the class, I was often tired. I sincerely hope that more courses on mediation will be offered (for students who have taken this class).
Good course, will recommend
excellent
A great experience and one that I be happy to repeat.
Great
Useful for entering field of mediation.

Bruce Barnes: PACE477, Summer II 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 477 - Culture & Conflict Resolution Crn (Section): 96480 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
3. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
4. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
5. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
7. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
8. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The instructors background and credentials make him a valuable asset to the course.
Knowledge of different cultures and conflict resolution practices around the world.
The writing assignments, the videos.
Writing the essays really help me to better understand conflicts and conflict resolutions.
A broad variety of instructional materials were helpful. And, the experiential exercises were most valuable.
Meeting others from various majors and finding we all had something in common. It was a small but diverse class and very insightful.
The interaction with other class members to learn about their experiences and contributions to discussions. Very interactive setting.
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
10. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
13. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
14. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
15. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
16. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
18. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
19. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
20. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)

Bruce Barnes: PACE477, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 477 - Culture & Conflict Resolution Crn (Section): 73515 (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  
3.7 20 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 10 (50%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.47 19 0.51 Freq(%) 10 (53%) 9 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (70%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
6. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 10 (50%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 9 (45%)
10. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 9 (45%)
11. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
12. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 10 (50%)
14. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 20 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 5 (25%) 8 (40%)
15. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
i think the best aspect of the course was the fact that everyones opinions or ideas on a topic were always valued. there were a lot of international students in the class which made it better because of the variety of experiences that everyone has had.I also strongly encourage taking this course because of the teacher. Proffesor Barnes is really fun and into his material. When he is teaching or we are discussing he comes off the "professor pedistal" and we all feel equal. one of the best professors i have had in my 5 years at UH. too bad i met him so late or else i might be majoring in PACE.
The Teacher Bruce Barnes was the most knowledgeable Professor I have ever had at UH. He really knew his stuff about culture conflicts around the world. Professor Barnes has encouraged me back into graduating and being more serious about college.
Nice and entausuastic instructor. Wonderful and more than average dedicated class mates. Good films and movies.
I enjoyed incorporating real life situations in the course. I feel as if many courses are unrealistic and this one was very realistic. This course broadened my view of many parts of the world that I knew little about.
Writing the papers
I could choose my topics to write papers, so I did not lose my interest in this clas. Thank you keeping this educational style!
classroom group exercises and simulations
Discussion and hearing people present their final projects
The course was given me a better outlook on how peace works and how it can be applied, and I also have a greater understanding of problems in the world. Also, the simulation we did performed with the terrorist gave me a better insight on the mechanics of peace and conflict resolution. Barnes is an amazing teacher. I love going to this class!
The mediation types and peace building strategies.
the cultural element to human struggle and oppression. How we are all affected by colonialism and the clash of cultures
The journals, looking at real life situations.
the class presentations which gave a view of different subjects I would never hear about otherwise!
The most valuable aspect of this course is talking circle and video watching.
Learning the techiniqes that I need to resolve conflicts, where locally or internationally.
Discussions of case studies
16. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
17. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 4 (20%) 12 (60%)
18. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
19. The instructor helped me understand how writing is used in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 4 (20%) 12 (60%)
20. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (65%)
21. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
23. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
24. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 14 (70%)
25. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)

Bruce Barnes: PACE447, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 447 - Mediation Skills: UH Basic Crn (Section): 75831 (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  
3.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
9. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
10. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
11. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
mediation skills: the objective of the class was realized.
solving problems.
The entire class was generally a great pre-training for any future mediation.
all of the things that are incorporated into mediation can easily be used to help in my personal life.
I learned how to be more fair and a more reasonable person. I learned how to think and listen before responding.
To change my language when mediating and to be an active listener.
learn about mediation also helped me understand why aguements happen (misunderstanding/miscommunication). It will help me in life to resolve issues...
trying to be more patient and respectful of peoples differences
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
15. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
16. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
17. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
18. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Hes very open to suggestions and comments.
He was super cool.
Had creative and successful ways of teaching us the skills essential to the mediation process. Created a relaxed environment and taught through practicing skills rather than lecturing.
He was always willing to help out groups that were stuck and expained everything in easy ways to understand.
Very easy going and very approachable
He is really knowledgeable about mediation and has a lot of experience.
he was really respectfull of the students, He loves what he is teaching and we could feel it in the atmosfere of the class. He is open minded.
always willing to follow students best interests
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great, shouldn't really change a thing.
he was awsome.
Great!! I will look to take classes with the professor in the future.
He was a good instructor.
A+
Journals should be shorter since it's not an writing intensive class. 2-3 pages each.
Verry good
really great professor
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
22. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
That we did very many simulations.
The similations.
Mediation simulations provided a more hands-on approach to the material.
I really enjoyed all of the mediation sessions.
WE got to do similations and at the end of the class we did a class debrief where we got to talk about what went on.
Acting like real mediators
the mediation trainings

Bruce Barnes: PACE477, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 477 - Culture & Conflict Resolution Crn (Section): 73743 (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  
3.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
5. 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 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
8. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
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%)
9. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
10. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
11. The instructor treated students fairly.
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 treated students with respect.
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. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
15. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Grading and testing style. It's not what you remember, it's what understand from real world news.
He was very conciderate.
his respect of the students and his openness to do what is best for his students
He seemed excited about the subject.
approachable and understanding. passionate about his work and being a professor.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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excellent
one of the best at UHM
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reasonable.
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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  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
18. The exams are returned in a reasonable amount of time.
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%)
19. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
20. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Listening other students opinions.
the presentations and stimulations
simulations
The cultural differences we acted out.
the interactive group activities. the various skits that we performed to help us better understand concepts.

Bruce Barnes: PACE647, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Peace & Conflict Educ Program
Course: PACE 647 - Mediation: Theory and Practice Crn (Section): 79036 (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  
5.14 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
8. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
9. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%)
10. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
11. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%)
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
15. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
16. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Very accessible, and patient with students
Bruce is so enthusiastic about the content that he teaches, that students have to feel related to the content too. I love that ability of his to make you interested in things you were not interested before. Also, he is an expert in mediation and it was a
His experience.
Knowledge of material
I think that Prof. Barnes is really knowledgeable in Mediation and conflict resolution and also really passionate about the field. He wants us to find our passion for it (if we have one) and pursue it with his help. He is definitely motivating in this w
understanding and practice of mediation
His extensive knowledge and experience in the field.
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
laid-back
Professional, easy going, open and communicative, expert, excellent person.
Excellent
nice guy, a little distracted this term, very knowledgeable of material
Very knowledgeable, positive, motivational, passionate. He obviously loves what he does and this definitely makes students interested too.
he is good professor
He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He is disorganized and unclear regarding assignments and expectations.
19. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
20. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Discussion
Mediation simulations.
contrast and comparison of experience with other students
Mediation exercises
I love the interaction that we get in the course and the fact that we get to know all of our classmates pretty well. Our hands on, simulated mediations really do teach you a lot about the process.
models and approaches of mediation
Mediating and interaction with classmates
21. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Pace was a little too slow
I saw the videos that he played at the class before, and I thought it is useless to see them again. However, other people in the class have not see them, and I understand why Bruce was playing them.
a few vague things; inflexibility and narrowminded fellow students
disorganization; low level of challenge
I think that a Mediation course should be entirely hands on. I understand that we need to know the knowlege of the theories behind it, and think that, in that case, we should be tested on these particular theories, even participate in the separate theori
not well-organized in making assigments for students
Only the first of four written assignments furthered my understanding of the course material. I didn't really learn much from the others and feel they took more time to complete than was worth the learning possibilities they provided me.