eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Gay Reed

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EDEF310, Spring 2011
EDEF630, Spring 2011
EDEF360, Spring 2010
EDEF630, Spring 2010

Gay Reed: EDEF310, Spring 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Educational Foundations
Course: EDEF 310 - Education in American Society Crn (Section): 83713 (005)     88979 (006)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.31 16 0.79 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 8 (42%) 5 (31%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (84%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 16 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 16 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Learned a lot about what we will be doing while teaching and developed a better sense of how we each plan to teach individually.
That the course discussed and analyzed the ethical stories of teaching makes it a course that prospective teachers should take before they go further in their education major studies.
I found the book Totto-chan to be helpful.
The readings were very helpful in putting the particular topics into context, and helped to develop a working understanding of the ethical issues we may face as future educators.
I found the set up of the class to be very helpful. I loved the class discussions. They really helped me gain insight into other people's perspectives.
I learned a lot about the different styles of teaching, and has helped me broaden my own philosophy of teaching!
Professor Reed was very knowledgeable. She always had an answer for my questions. She taught in a way that was easy to understand but was also challenging for the students.
The thing I find most valuable and helpful is all the assignments that links together and are interrelated with each other. It allowed me to incorporate everything I learned and to become a knowledgeable person. It helped me with my passion of teaching and what would I expect in a classroom.
I learned a lot of educational foundations. And I thought is was very helpful that the material not only focused on history and such but also had actual teacher accounts. This way I was able to see through a different perspective.
They way that Professor Reed taught us was very effective, she was able to make me want to learn the material, not because I had to learn it for a test, but because I really wanted to learn what she was teaching. Through the lessons that she assigned to us I was able to learn a great deal about what it takes to be a teacher. These are the things that I hope will be the most valuable down the road.
Although I enjoyed doing group work and all the various activities that were assigned, the most helpful aspect of the course was when Professor Reed lectured. She always presented interesting as well as helpful information which opened up new perspectives for me.
The professor helped me to better my goals of being a teacher and how to effectively improve my teaching philosophy, ways of communication, and goals for teaching.
Researching various types of approaches to education such as Montessori method, Green schools, Charter schools, etc...
This course opened my eyes to the different styles of teaching and was really good introduction to teaching.
The requirements to conduct interviews and gain personal insight from members of the teaching community.
How she takes the time to allow everyone to share their opinions, even if it runs into time with the other activities.
She was very easy to get ahold of and made sure that everyone understood what we were discussing and what was expected out of upcoming assignments.
I loved how had to observe a classroom to see how ethics come into play in the classroom. She also really encouraged everyone to give their opinions on issues we discussed.
This course has taught and given me knowledge about the ethics of teaching in a way that I am able to use my critical thinking skills by putting myself in ethical situations and having classroom discussions about how we would handle these situations. Multicultural education was another valuable element that was very helpful in that I learned several different perspectives which have either changed or augmented my own perspectives on my own philosophy of education.
I thought everything about the course was valuable. Especially the discussions and readings.
learning about diversity among students/classrooms and how to approach situations that could be challenged ethically.
I found her communication skills very effective.
I learned more about the ethical dilemmas teachers may encounter during their career. I also began to develop my own philosophy of teaching.
Sharing the different projects getting multiple perspectives
The group inquiry was a great tool for learning all the different subjects.
Everything I learned in class can be applied for when i become a teacher. I learned different ways to give presentation and I liked that we did class diccussions eveyday. I feel that this class will make me an effective teacher.
Communication skills and learning how to deal with different situations
GREAT PROFESSOR.
Ms. Reed's positive personality and creative style of teaching.
8. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
The reading materials, especially the assigned books, are great, but they were only discussed a little. It would be better if the discussion of the reading materials could go deeper.
The book, as helpful as it was, could have been turned into small handouts and short readings. Much of the material we covered in class, and so it would have been better to just do print-outs which supplement the topic for that day
I found some of the assignments to be semi-useless. Some of the books we read probably should have been covered in greater detail in class.
I liked all of it and learned quite a bit
There is nothing that I find least valuable in this course. I enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot from it.
Would be better if the class met at least twice a week.
Nothing in this course was not valuable.
There is nothing I can say about the least valuable aspect of the course.
Least valuable: evaluation for group presentation
NA
Did not like Kozol's Shame of the Nation. Selective sections from the book rather than the entire book would have been better.
n/a
I only had one problem with going and observing a school. Becuase I dont know any teachers on the island it was very challenging for me to find a classroom and I could not complete the assignment on time.
Nothing.
The least valuable element about this course is the amount of books required for this course. I think it would be better if there was only 2 required books to read instead of 1. I really enjoyed Totto-chan and Strike and Solstis, which I found most helpful and useful.
Nothing
nothing
I found nothing un-helpful about this course.
The rating for the readings was not that helpful.
I didn't like all the group work especially when having to be incharge of putting the final paper together. My group members didn't give me their portion of the paper till late the night before and I had to put it all together last minute. It was very stressful and I didn't feel like I was able to produce quality work.
nothing
VERY VALUABLE
nothing
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
10. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (26%) 13 (81%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 14 (88%)
12. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 12 (75%)
13. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (79%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Reed is a great teacher. She knows the content knowledge of the course and she's easily approachable.
An outstanding educator, and a very understanding, caring and flexible person.
She is a great teacher and super understanding and relatable for her students.
She is an awesome professor, very caring and I have learned a lot about teaching!. Her class always motivated me to want to go far in my life as a teacher. She has had some awesome experiencs
Great professor, has a great deal of knowledge about teaching and teachers
EXCELLENT. She is a wonderful professor that I loved going class for. Professor Reed help broaden my perspectives and make me understand things more.
Professor Reed is very knowledgeable, passionate about what she teaches, and is very helpful and ready to help you even outside of class. She made the material interesting and the class very engaging.
She is a great professor. She really knows her stuff and is able to teach it very effectively.
She is a great teacher, she seems to be an open-minded individual and comes to class with an open mind and open heart.
Amazing! She's sch a wonderful and understanding teacher. I'm so lucky and glad I have her as my teacher. Her own experiences and insight helped me a lot! Her sharing of personal experiences helped me decide this was the career for me.
Excellent instructor, very knowledgable
She was an awesome teacher! She is very friendly and very good at explaining and answering questions. She is also good at letting everyone have a chance to say something but also giving them the option to pass, and giving us time to think before we discuss. i felt very comfortable in this class and learned a bunch!
Knowledgeable, helpful, encouraging, an overall excellent professor.
I would easily recommend her to anyone who needs to take this class.
She did a wonderful job teaching this class!!
I very much enjoyed her as a teacher.
She is a really great teacher.
A for awesome and O for outstanding!
Awesome
she is very knowledgeable in her field and her personal experiences made everything more interesting.
She was very effective teacher and very knowlegeable about the subject.
She is very helpful and understanding.
awesome!
Great teacher, but I wish she provided more challenging assignments.
good. She is a good teacher with a large knowledge base.
Professor Reed is an amazing teacher and I'm so fourtunate to have had her. She presents information in different ways and lets us be the teachers for most of our projects. This gave me good experience for when I become a teacher. Professor Reed reconfirmed why I want to be a teacher.
not sure if i put a number here or a word butttt...she was greattt!
GREAT PROFESSOR
she is a great teacher
15. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 13 (81%)
16. 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  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 13 (81%)
17. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (79%)
19. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course is not difficult if you can read and speak English fairly well.
This course is very important for developing an understanding of the current state of American educational ethics. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the field of education.
Good, I'd probably take it again if given the choice. I would recommend it to other studnets.
excellent
I was able to get a greater understanding about teaching and the ethics it involves. Besides from ethics, I was able to learn about other things about teaching and schools. I believe this course was useful and will help me in the future.
I really enjoyed this course because I learned about the educational foundations and gained a lot of incite when it comes to teaching.
Good course made great by a great professor.
This was a good class! The course work was varied which kept things interesting. And the readings helped to supplement the topic of the day.
Awesome. I'm so glad I took this course.
Enjoyed the class. Loved our circle discussions
Loved this class and would gladly take another class from her.
The reading material is lengthy but has a lot of valuable insight. The course is a good introduction to Education.
I really enjoyed this course and found it to be very interesting, as I was able to grasp concepts that deal with inside the classroom and can apply it to the classroom when I teach.
Very good!
I thought this course was good and that all students in education should take it and will enjoy it.
I really enjoyed this class and found it interesting because it relates to my major.
significantly exceeding. I've learned so much about myself, that this class has given me more of a drive to pursue my goals and dreams of becoming a teacher.
Awesome
I liked this class because it opened up my eyes as to what could happen in my future classroom. It presented me with different ways to handle situations that may arise.
I really enjoyed coming to this class.
I enjoyed this course. Knowing this class was going to be about ethics, I thought it was going to be boring. However, Dr. Reed focused on more than just ethics in this class. She made it fun, interactive and educational. I really enjoyed it.
very worthwhile
The course was interesting. The discussions always gave rise to uncommon opinions.
Great course, very useful, interesting, and gave me good practice and overall experience for when I become a teacher.
an 8 out of 10
GREAT CLASS
That it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about America's educational system
20. Other comments:
Suggestion: Lao Zi's Tao Te Tsing is a great philosophical book to read and I think it is relevant to the course.
This course definitely broadened my horizons in part to the instructor's expertise as well as the diversity within my peers also attending that class. I am very grateful for such participation between students and teacher.
I liked going to class because the discussions were engaging!
Wonderful, inspiring, and valuable class
N/A
Although I enjoyed doing the course work, I found it a bit difficult to set up meeting times with fellow students outside of class time to work on projects as everyone's schedule is different. So if possible, maybe allow for a little more class time to be set aside for group projects. And although the readings were interesting, I found a few of them to be quite lengthy.
This professor is an amazing staff member of the university! I was lucky I was able to be one of her students!
NA
The Ethics focus is highly appropriate and should be continued.
Professor Reed is a wonderful teacher who exhibits her passion for teaching every single day!
I liked reading Totto-chan because it gave a good rest from harder reads and I like children's books!
None
:)
GREAT PROFESSOR

Gay Reed: EDEF630, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Educational Foundations
Course: EDEF 630 - Cultural Diversity & Education Crn (Section): 86280 (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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (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  
1.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the course is very valuable for me not only in term of the content of the course but also class processes. I learn considerably not only from Dr. Reed as the professor, but also from my classmates experience. this my second gorgeous class with Dr. Reed
I liked the way that the course was very flexible and able to be molded to our own interests and perspectives. I also found the incredible diversity of my classmates to be extremely valuable. I enjoyed all of the readings. I felt that all of them were pertinent and insightful- no fluff!
Class discussion and instruction regarding the confrontation of our fears as teachers, and the necessity of engaging them directly in order to grow as both an individual and as an inquisitive participant in the profession of teaching.
8. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I felt that sometimes the discussion got away from the initial intent, or that certain individuals' perspectives were reduced too hastily by other individuals in the class. I loved the discussions, but I hated when people would get cut off or their entire point would get summed up in just a few words by other people. I feel that this happened quite a bit to Wendan and Ernie, and I was always annoyed because I found what they were saying quite interesting and wanted to hear more!
I honestly can't think of anything precisely.
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
she is an outstanding professor
Great! I would have liked to hear more personal anecdotes- from the few we heard it sounds as if you have a lot to share! I know that you probably held back somewhat so that the students could share more, and I appreciate that as well.
Dr. Reed has my utmost respect as a consummate professional in the higher education of the teachers of the future. I sincerely feel that through her skilled and compassionate instruction my educational experience here at the UHM College of Education has been greatly enhanced.
15. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
17. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
19. My overall evaluation of this course is...
this course is very important for me not only for the completion of my thesis but also for my future career
It was a wonderful class. The small number of students really helped for discussion to develop and become meaningful.
An excellent course and one in which all educators should be required to complete in order to be a more effective participant in the profession of teaching. Specifically within the context of the often diverse and multicultural challenges confronted by teachers as they progress throughout the journey of their relationships with their students.
20. Other comments:
n/a

Gay Reed: EDEF360, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Educational Foundations
Course: EDEF 360 - Intro to Multicultural Educ Crn (Section): 81035 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.71 21 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 11 (52%) 7 (33%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 21 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 21 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
everything
Gay opend my eyes to many issues that will be faced with as future educators
I have gained a greater understanding of ethical and cultural dimensions of teaching, and developed a sense of awareness regarding race, gender, and ethnicity, and how those issues may affect a studentâ??s educational experience.
All of what we learned was relevant to our profession and was taught in a way that was easy to relate to. We were able to learn a lot about our classmates and to connect with each other through the use of telling stories and through sharing the culture that we grew up in. We learned a lot about respecting others views and about cultures we did not know much about.
There were so many different perspectives presented throughout the semester, yet all of them showed the importance and value of multicultural sensitivity. Realizing that everyone in the world can benefit from culturally sensitive environments and that each situation has its own (very possible) way of attaining multicultural sensitivity has really made me stop and reflect on my actions. I realize that "we are all agents of change" (cliche, but so true). Also, I thought it was very effective to have students discuss a question in small groups before coming together in a big class discussion. Whenever we did this our class discussions tended to be more lively. Somehow, sharing thoughts and opinions in a more. . . "intimate" setting (ie. with 2 or 3 other students) makes one's thoughts seem more valid and thus, more worthy to be shared with a large group.
The class discussions and projects were very helpful to me.
learning the importance and significance towards multicultural education from all sorts of aspects-sexual orientation, traditions, etc.
the content i feel like i could really use it towards my future career.
Her class really helped me to think deeply about multicultural education in school.
Gay Garland is a masterful teacher, she constantly makes me think about issues that I may not have known before, but very much should consider. Thank you Gay Garland.
learning about bullying
I loved the class discussion, i learned so much from my classmates as well as my teacher!!
The interaction we had with other students. This course made us all become very close to one another because of the projects and class discussions that we had.
I really like the Cultural Identity Map and the PAMO Group Presentation. Reading of Iron and Silk was also very good.
The readings were excellent and the assignments helped us apply what we learned in our class. I enjoyed the discussions as well.
Reed's passion for her class inspired me to also feel passionate about it and motivated me to do the work.
8. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
n/a
everything was valuable!
n/a
Some of the material that we read and discussed was bland and boring.
I've been sitting here for five minutes and I can't think of anything.
Some of the readings weren't very helpful. but not too bad
nothing really
There was nothing that was not helpful.
Nothing.
I didn't find anything that was least valuable and helpful about this course. I found everything very interesting.
n/a
Nothing.
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%)
10. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (90%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%)
12. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 16 (76%)
13. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
a really good professor, i would take her again.
she is an amazing woman and is the perfect woman to teach this course. Her diverse nature and compassionate soul makes her course substance.
Very Knowledgeable of the course material, friendly, approachable, and made the effort to engage herself with the class and students. Overall, a great teacher.
She is a very nice lady and spoke in a way that was easy to follow and understand. She was very open to class discussions and greatly encouraged it. She was a very effective teacher.
Caring, knowledgeable, organized, relaxed; overall, Professor Reed was awesome and made class feel like a learning community.
Real good teacher. Positive and open minded
helpful, encouraging
GREAT!!
Great great teacher.
awesome
Excellent teacher!! I learned so much!!! Very engaged, well prepared for class!!
one of the best professors I have ever had. Professor Reed is so approachable and understanding that it is hard not to be engaged in the class. One of the few professors who I can honestly say did not waste by assigning reading out of a textbook that was irrelevant or having class discussions that don't make a difference. I gained something from every book that we read, every class that I attended and each assignment that I did.
She really know her stuff about Multicultural Issues. I learned a lot from her.
Very knowledgeable in her subject. She was approachable about questions I had as well.
She is a very passionate teacher which is very hard to come by these days which makes her a great teacher because I respect her for really trying to broaden our minds.
15. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
16. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
17. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (90%)
19. My overall evaluation of this course is...
that i gained a lot of knowledge
Great, I would refer all students to take this course
Very interesting, insightful, and eye opening.
Great course. After taking it I agree that all teachers need to be educated in this area.
Insightful
Everyone should take this class.
I learned so much! this class made me think!! Probably one of my favorite all time classes!!
Around the second or third week of the semester I stopped thinking of this as a course. This was an enjoyable Tuesday morning where I went to a book club and read for pleasure about subjects that I am interested in. It was where I went to learn about topics that interested me. It was a class where all of the students became friends.
I really enjoyed this class. At first, I didn't know what to expect. This was one of my best class.
Excellent course and should be taken by all educators.
The course was a definite eye opener. Even if it wasn't required, I would have taken it, esp. with Reed.
20. Other comments:
n/a
I have been taking all my prerequistes to get in the COE and this has been by far the most interesting and informative course so far.
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Professor Reed is a great teacher but sometimes she just moves on too easily when people are shy in class or have nothing to say. Her experiences and stories are entertaining and helpful.
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Gay Reed: EDEF630, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Educational Foundations
Course: EDEF 630 - Cultural Diversity & Education Crn (Section): 87028 (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  
5.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. 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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
reaadings, discussion, environment in classroom
The Instructor's knowledge and passion regarding course content was something valuable to me. I also felt that the Instructor's style cultivated and allowed for meaningful discussion. The course itself was valuable because it provided literature that I would not have otherwise stumbled upon. It went beyond the depth of an introductory course (as should be expected)which allowed me to look at diversity from multiple and complex angles.
Selection of the texts was really valuable and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed each book and thought that each book added great discussion and depth to the course and the content that we discussed through each article. I love this theory of using these novels rather than actual text books.
the books were wonderful! there was a lot of reading in this class, but I did it (mostly) with enthusiasm because the books and readings were engaging and well written.
I have gained many insights about the issue of cultural diversity and education. I think most discussions in the course were very valuable to my career as a teacher and a multicultural practitioner. The assignments provided me with opportunities to discover different aspects of cultural diversity. I think I also got much knowledge from the reading texts provided and recommended by the instructor. I think it was an excellent course.
8. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I wasn't sure that the journals were that helpful when it came to aiding me on my journey of self-awareness (if that was what they intended to do).
N/A
I didn't 100% enjoy having classmates lead some of the discussions, sometimes I felt that if Dr. Reed had led the class, we would have had a better discussion.
Nothing
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
10. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
12. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
13. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent professor!
(again)that she is passionate and well-informed. She definitely creates a class culture where students feel they are free to fully express themselves and contribute their thoughts. At the start of the semester, I registered for two courses, intending to drop the least desirable of the two. After meeting Professor Reed, I immediately decided to take her course because I could tell that my time would be well spent and that her course would offer the type of instruction appropriate for the graduate level. Thanks Dr. Reed!
absolutely wonderful. i want to recommend this class to EVERYONE.
She is wonderful! I'm thankful to have had her for a teacher. her class has had a great impact on my life.
Excellent! Dr. Reed was very helpful and understanding. She created a lot of opportunities for students to bring their own cultural identities to class discussions, which was very appropriate to the objectives of the course.
15. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
16. 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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
17. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
18. 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%)
19. My overall evaluation of this course is...
great class, should be required for all educators
Great class!
that it's a great course to take. My classmates were great; Professor Reed & Vara were lovely. I gained insight that will assist me in the field. I consistently leave class mentally stimulated, engaged, and pensive.
fabulous.
it was a great class. in many classes at UH I say, "I'm not learning anything in this class" or "this is a terrible class" but in Dr. Reeds class - it's an exception, I say, "this is my one good class" or "I have one good class." Her class had good readings, amazing books, and quality class discussions. The assignments challenged me, while at the same time were not overwhelming of my time and energy. This is the best class I have had at UH.
Excellent
20. Other comments:
I felt Professor Reed was very professional in the way she incorporated both Vara and Matt into the classroom, encouraging them to assume leadership roles and seeming like such a great mentor. I appreciated that.
Thank you Dr. Reed!
I recommend that those who are major in education should take this course.