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Instructor: Eunice Brekke

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SOC100, Spring 2014
SOC100, Fall 2012

Eunice Brekke: SOC100, Spring 2014

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SOC 100 - Survey of Soc Crn (Section): 52049 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 15 (68%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (18%) 16 (73%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 18 (82%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 15 (68%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (36%) 14 (64%)
8. 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 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 14 (64%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 15 (68%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 12 (55%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
None.
Nothing, I thought this course was awesome!
None.
The workload was perfect and not overwhelming. Some of the topics were a bit challenging, but in a good way.
All the reading lol
It was hard to keep up if I didnt check laulima every day but that was the fault on my part.
Laulima access problem.
N/A
lack of face-to-face time with the professor
No extra credit opportunities or make-up assignments
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I liked that there was still some peer-to-peer interaction. The forums enabled the students to communicated with each other the opinions regarding various topics. I liked that forums and exams were due every month instead of every week.
I like that all assignments were given and we could worked at our own paced. And I like that this class is online, so I was able to take my work anywhere.
I liked how the instructor gave feedback to our assignments in a timely manner. I also like how she is so well educated in this subject.
It was great working with others in teams.
N/A
The different topics I read about
It was interesting and I learned a lot about this subject
The ease of convenience of accessing the course and it's contents.
I was able to work on my assignments on my own time.
flexibility
the communication Brekke gave with the students. very reliable and efficient
17. Other comments:
I loved that this class had a positive voice regarding the social issues and that most opinions were not rude and discriminatory.
N/A
Brekke is the bomb.
N/A
Online classes can scare anyone and the experience can go good or bad depending on how you use your time. Online classes work perfect for me since I move a lot and I am a stay at home mom/wife.

Eunice Brekke: SOC100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SOC 100 - Survey of Soc Crn (Section): 51705 (0)     51706 (0)     51707 (0)     51820 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
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%) 9 (50%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (50%) 4 (67%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 5 (83%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
7. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
8. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 8 (44%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 13 (72%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 (33%) 11 (61%)
11. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (5%) 3 (17%) 13 (65%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (28%) 14 (70%)
13. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
14. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked listening to Professor Brekke lecture on sociological theories and concepts.
The best aspects of the course, in my opinion, is the interaction between student to teacher and student to student.
Having to do group work assignments and having to take the tests online which were helpful for people who couldn't really make it.
I liked the videos that were shown in class. It really helps get the point of the subject being taught to be understood. I found that doing group work activities also helped me throughout the course.
I liked the way the course was set up in blocks so we had a chance to really take our time to learn the material and not rush through a new topic every week.
Where we were put into teams to interact with one another. It was effective and got us to see what others opinions were and how they felt on the subjects we looked at.
I like how the assignments are all due within the end of each month. If assignments were due weekly, I think it would be stressful. It has given us a lot of time to work on the assignment and allows us to understand it better. Also by allowing to do this, it doesn't cause any conflict and stress that might come between with other courses assignments. But then again, the student also must not take advantage of it. I also like how most assignments and examples are relatable to the real world or at least in Hawaii news. It's interesting.
The resources and study guides.
Because this was an online class, very rare do we get the chance to interact and communicate with other students in the class. Professor Brekke gave us the chance and also encouraged us to interact with one another and made ways where we can speak to others as well.
The amount of time given to complete forums.
- The amount of time given to read and take the exams
I like that all due dates were at once, it made it easy for me to do my homework at my convenience. The study guides were also very helpful.
I liked the forums alot!!! :)
How assignments were broken up into parts, allowed me to stay on top of my work.
I liked that there were no surprises or changes to when each assignment was due. Also that we're able to completely it on our own time in a well-given amount of time.
I liked the forums and interacting with one another constantly.
I really like the fact that we got to complete assignments at our own pace by a certain date, rather than have something due every week.
I liked the Final Project because it helped me open another way to present projects and it was fun to do.
The group posts vice the whole class.
The organization of the tests that was given.
I liked how each assignment was fairly different from the last and it wasn't the same all the time.
The overall course about sociology is very interesting. I liked the statistics and the forums were fun too. I liked having a team and viewing other perspectives.
I like how this class have different discussion posts related to several chapter, which gives each individual to think and write about his/her opinion.
resources were provided
I love that Eunice Brekke included videos with her assignments to grasp more understanding to the lesson since our classes were online.
that it was all very self explanatory
The distribution of assignments. Some times it's hard to balance out the work load from all your classes, but this class spread assignments out for me so the stress load wasn't bad at all this semester.
I enjoyed interacting with my teammates.
I am not a big fan of forums however, Professor Brekke made them very interesting, because of such student interaction was enlightening.
I thought the topics were chosen well and showed numerous aspects about sociology seen in everyday life.
I liked that you were able to do assignments on your own time.
Everything was discussed on the syllabus.
I loved the class discussions and group work.
I liked how we worked in groups for somethings in the class.
The team work.
The group woek helped a lot.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I disliked the amount of group work given.
No comment
None
I can't really say that I liked anything the least, due to not having a reason to. Everything was well thought out and applied well.
None.
Had a little trouble with voicethread but I made it through.
Nothing in mind.
There wasn't really anything I didn't like.
N/A
N/a
Test :(
Final project.
N/A
I enjoyed everything.
n/a
I just didn't like that one of the tests and forums was due on the sunday after thanksgiving. It would have helped if she sent out a reminder notice before thanksgiving that the test and forums were due that sunday. I completely forgot about it.
I didn't like how alot of the assignments seemed cramped together, I got confused on what chapters we had to read with what forum.
What i did not like was the amount of reading involved. it was hard to keep up with the amount of chapters expected.
I think sometimes the discussion posts were graded critically.
workload was little too much
Doesn't apply
The project, it's something I've never worked with before.
Hmmm....for me I really enjoyed this course! So I guess there were none!
I thought that the online presentation at the end wasn't very well organized and many students had difficulty either uploading to the software or commenting on other students.
That an exam is due on the weekend following Thanksgiving.
Using Laulima for posting is never a pleasant experience. I would prefer to use a better forum for discussion.
I've never been much of a fan for exams to gauge the competency of students regarding the course work.
I wish we could have switched our groups up to get to know everyone in the class.
There were two finals. A project and a test. I rather have just one of those.
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
18. Other comments:
I'd like to thank Professor Brekke for keeping class interesting and educational at the same time. Also showing that she genuinely care about her students and the course she is instructing.
I would strongly recommend this course to others and I am interested in taking more classes that are taught by Professor Brekke.
I had fun in learning this subject.
I loved the class!
Learned a lot about the course. Also, Ms. Brekke replies quickly when emailed which is great.
Great semester!! Thank you for all your help!
She is a nice Professor
I would recommend people to take this class!
N/A
Overall this course was very interesting.
Eunice Brekke gives great help and assistance to students to help study for our exams. Very clear and well presented.
Thank you Professor Brekke. Have a good winter break.
None.
It is extremely evident that the person has thorough knowledge and a passion for this subject. Her interest and enthusiasm really helped to draw in the students and keep us engaged.