eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Richard Castillo

Available Survey Results

PSY250, Fall 2013
PSY473, PUBA473, Fall 2013
PSY371, Summer II 2013
PSY473, Summer II 2013
ANTH422, PSY422, Summer I 2013
PSY352, Summer I 2013
ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2013
PSY352, Spring 2013
PSY100, Fall 2012
PSY250, Fall 2012
PSY473, PUBA473, Fall 2012
PSY352, Summer II 2012
PSY473, PUBA473, Summer II 2012
ANTH422, PSY422, Summer I 2012
ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Summer I 2012
PSY371, Summer I 2012
ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2012
PSY100, Spring 2012
PSY250, Spring 2012
PSY250, Fall 2011
PSY473, PUBA473, Fall 2011
SSCI486P, Fall 2011
PSY352, Summer II 2011
PSY473, PUBA473, Summer II 2011
ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2011
SSCI486P, Spring 2011
ANTH422, PSY422, Summer II 2010
PSY371, Summer II 2010
ANTH474, PSY474, Spring 2010
PSY100, Spring 2010
PSY352, Spring 2010
SSCI486P, Spring 2010
ANTH422, PSY422, Fall 2009
PSY475, Fall 2009
SSCI486P, Fall 2009
ANTH474, PSY474, Spring 2009
PSY352, Spring 2009
SSCI486P, Spring 2009

Richard Castillo: PSY250, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 68175 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.08 12 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I learned that anger and most all emotions are a choice. That it takes a lot of willpower to sway any decision to good or bad.
This course provided me with a better understanding how peoples belief, culture, and social situations can impact their attitudes and behaviors.
I am encouraged to go forward in pursuing a degree in sociology and Psychology. Dr. Castillo is instrumental in this by his methods
social
This is my second course with Professor Castillo and I love his method of teaching! He has informative videos to watch and incorporates key information in his discussion questions. He posts all the discussions for the semester from the beginning, which allows students to work ahead. His courses definitely enhances my development in my major.
This course taught me a lot about the different methods in social psychology. It was very interesting and intriguing. I definitely learned a lot that has educated me in the field of psychology.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.58 12 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I liked that their were discussions, almost every week, because this is an online course its hard to interact or get to know fellow classmates, but at- least we could read their comments and discussions.
The only area that I could see that would improve my learning would be to have been able to review the question which I got wrong on the quizzes.
more detailed study guides. it was just the topics in the book rather than what would actually be on the test.
social
None; the course is perfect as it is.
None. I liked the format of the class.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
7. 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 12 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Enjoyed the class videos related to the course however tended to be long.
I like that he actually reads our discussions and tells us where we need improvement. I also like that awards us extra points when we show that we thoroughly understand the concepts.
Again the only area I could see for improving would be to allow the student the ability to review the questions which they got wrong on the quizzes.
social
N/A
None
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very awesome, love the way you designed the course, so we know what to expect and what needs to be done.
A. Thanks for a good semester!
He is very knowledgeable and is readily available to answer questions whenever we need him.
This is at least the third on-line course which I have take from Dr. Castillo. I find his choice in reading materials and videos excellent. The video selection really highlights the reading material and lends an hands on tangible type approach to the subject being taught. I found this particular book delightful. I was easy to comprehend and the authors' wit was refreshing. In addition the discussions between classmates were enlightening and availed us the opportunity to view another perspective/interpretation.
Great teacher-well laid out lesson plan that is simple yet challenging. Forces critical thinking
social
I love the overall format of Professor Castillo's courses. I hope to take all his Psychology courses!
Good job
Great professor, great class, so much to learn about and always so very interesting and informative. The structure of the class is very organized, the material is always very interesting and the assignments and expectations are manageable and realistic. Always a pleasure taking classes from Dr. Castillo, one of the best UHWO has to offer!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning 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%)
19. 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  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Fine. Would have liked some kind of power points that went along with the text that emphasized particular areas of the text. Would really appreciate the ability to review quizzes after they are completed. If the same questions are used in the final then maybe close the review of previous quizzes prior to the final, if copying is a concern. As a student being able to see what i missed allows me the opportunity to go back and review the section and get a better understanding of the material.
i liked this class, workload wasn't too overwhelming, but just right, something is due every week.
A- By far, this textbook was one of my favorites of all time! Great choice!
I enjoyed this course and the videos as well. The work load was not excessive nor scarce. It provided us with the right amount of resources and information to understand the lessons.
This course was very informative and can be applied to everyday life.
interesting, great book and videos, learned so much!
social
I wish more professor's would have their courses similar to Professor Castillo. Great professor and love his videos!!
Great, the course was very fascinating.
Excellent! Interesting! Fun! Great!
21. Other comments:
I am looking forward to taking his class again.
harvard

Richard Castillo: PSY473, PUBA473, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 68186 (1)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 68187 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I have a much better understanding of how social factors and psychology impacts healing.
Dr. Castillo's classes are by far the best classes iv'e taken in my college career. I hope to always follow the teachings in the future, I know that the material has impacted my professional as well as personal development.
This class has a lot of interesting resources that make the student more aware of the medical field and is easily applied to my personal life.
One of the best classes I have taken in the field of Psychology. Great videos , readings and discussion post questions
This course gave me a better understanding of the culture of healing
interesting perspectives on healing and really makes you think about what healing is
Learned a lot about how stress has an impact on the human body. Loved this class!
This course has truly taught me the importance of understanding where an individual I might be working with is coming from.
I learned a great deal of information pertaining to psychology of healing
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.73 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
It would've been nice to have the videos hosted and available for streaming via UH rather than real vid.
none.
none
Maybe a couple of lectures!
None
n/a
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in 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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. 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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
15. 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 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none.
Acceptance of late discussion posts for partial credit.
make the videos available for longer periods of time
Just add some lectures, but change nothing else!
The quality of the videos were poor, audio and visual
n/a
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I hold Dr. Castillo in very high regard and hope to shape my career around the lessons iv'e learned in his classes.
One of the best.
Having never met Professor Castillo in person I'd have to say that the material he has presented in this course showed his expertise in this field of study. I'd like to thank him for teaching this course & hope to meet him someday.
great
Excellent!
Dr Castillo is very knowledgeable in his field of study. I really enjoyed being in his class and the reading material required for this class. Though I struggled with his quizzes, I plan on taking another class with Dr. Castillo.
He is an excellent teacher and selects films and texts that are interesting, engaging and compliment each other. I also appreciated that he would promptly score assignments.
n/a
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. 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  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent class that provides a lot of information needed to fully comprehend the complexities of healing and the psychology behind healing.
Great course.
great information.
great course lay out, great videos accompanied by readings and switching up discussion posts with quizzes keeps class from being redundant. Such interesting material
Great course. I learned a lot.
good
excellent!
I didn't know what to expect with this course but the material seems very useful and I am sure I will be able to apply it to my career and even in my everyday life. The fact that it was online made it easily accessible and everything seemed to run smoothly.
n/a
21. Other comments:
I really appreciate how Dr. Castillo organized the work load for this class. Though there was plenty of material to cover, due to the weekly schedule, I was able to keep up with the reading and writing assignments. I would and am recommending this course to all my fellow psych students.
Offer more courses! Your courses fill up in the first 2 minutes of enrollment! Thank you for providing lessons that I will always reflect on.
none
none
None
n/a

Richard Castillo: PSY371, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 371 - Abnormal Psychology Crn (Section): 67054 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
very helpful course
This course was extremely valuable to my concentration/major. I feel that this class was a culmination of all of the courses I have taken thus far.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
No survey responses were found.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
awesome teacher, very organized, replied to emails immediately
Love his course set up and teaching methods. I learned much without feeling the pressure to do so.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
19. 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
very interesting, organized, and enjoyed reading the textbook
Great course and extremely important for those in the Psychology and Social Sciences field.
21. Other comments:
none

Richard Castillo: PSY473, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 67056 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
All of Professor Castillo's courses are extremely helpful for my major because of the reading material he provides. The books provided multiple examples explaining each section.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
This course was plain, simple and easy to understand. We read the assignment, participate in group discussions, and take our quiz. Nothing is complicated, just as long students keep up with the reading material. Nothing needs to be improved.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nothing. As I said earlier, plain and simple. Sometimes a little plain and simple is better. The course is only easy if you do the assignments (that can be said for all classes).
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A! Overall, he a great Professor who chooses the right course reading materials.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
19. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A! This course provided insight to patient, family, culture, and practitioner. It's an effective way to get a better understanding of the course.
21. Other comments:
N/A

Richard Castillo: ANTH422, PSY422, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 422 - Magic Witchcraft & Supernatl Crn (Section): 67064 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 422 - Magic Witchcraft & Supernatl Crn (Section): 67063 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
No survey responses were found.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
No survey responses were found.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
No survey responses were found.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
19. 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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
No survey responses were found.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Castillo: PSY352, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 352 - Varieties of Sexual Expression Crn (Section): 67062 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course allowed us to analyze and understand behavior and thoughts withing the varieties of sexual expression. It helped us to view the variations from a biological, developmental, psychological perspective. In relevance to my major, it gave me insight to how to better understand and work with individuals depending on social background and diversity.
Helps me understand more about the abnormal ways of people
since this was an online it was self study, it gave me opportunity to enhance my study skills better
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I like all the activities that are including in this online course, however, after we finish our discussion posts, I would appreciate hearing Dr. Castillo's opinion on the question raised as well. Although there is no right or wrong answer in discussion, it would be nice to hear what our instructor has to say overall on the issue or whether or not we were on the right thinking track or perhaps reveal additional knowledge on the subject being discussed.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this 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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I like Dr. Castillo's methods and styles of teaching. It is an online class and students have to realize that a lot of what needs to be done for the course needs to be done by the students (independently). I like how we are still able to interact with other students in the class by participating in weekly discussions. I also like that we are tested weekly on concepts and are able to see instant scores for tests. However, I wish that we could review our tests after we finish them so that we can review what mistakes we've made instead of just knowing that you got points off for so many questions wrong.
videos should be used through a different links just because Real Player does not connect to ipads.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Overall, he is a great instructor and very knowledgable. Though it is not a face-to-face class, he is willing to help via email or phone.
Great Professor and great class.
a very easy teacher to talk to. very helpful! teaching methods are awesome. the quizzes are not to long which is great, the questions are tricky but still relates to the information read and watched.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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. 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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Overall, this course was great! I thought I would just be taking this class because it sounded interesting and fun, but I actually learned a lot! There are many types of variations of sexual expression out there, but many are just unique and normal to differing societies and cultures.
I liked it and I learned a lot.
this is a very interesting course, i have learned a lot within few weeks into this course.
21. Other comments:
I would definitely recommend taking this course and any course from this instructor. He is very helpful and teaches concepts in a great way with visual aid of pictures and videos.

Richard Castillo: ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 66127 (1)     66130 (2)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 66126 (1)     66129 (2)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 66128 (1)     66131 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I have a better understanding of mental illness, and have gained much insight into the different cultural elements that construct mental illness and its treatments.
interesting to see different cultural perspectives, mental illness.
It was very interesting and helpful in understanding mental illnesses, which is very relevant to my major, psychology.
Reminded me why I love my major! Taught me to keep in mind to be open minded and consider the clients/people's backgrounds.
this course was very informative and informational. I would have been better for me to take the course in person. I think I would have been able to better understand the different types of mental illness and how they tie into culture. However, I feel it was an excellent course.
Material was easy to comprehend and understand so it made the work easier to finish
Taught me more about children and medicine in cultures
This has been one of my favorite classes. The book for the class was great and very interesting and I plan on keeping it for future reference.
I am not a psychology major but I really enjoyed this class. It was tough for me at first, but slowly I adjusted. I really enjoyed the text given to us in this class and learned ALOT from just this one course. I wouldn't mind taking another psych class again
I really enjoyed this class and liked that it was a reading intensive class since i love to read. Professor castillo was really helpful with the use of his study guides. Keep up with the readings and answer all the questions on the study guide and you should pass the class with flying colors.
Yes. This class really opened my eyes to the reality of mental illness and made me more sensitive to other cultures. I learned so much about the history and treatment of mental illness and how the pharmaceutical companies produce "clinical trials" that give the desired results to sell the drugs world wide.
I enjoyed this course in particular because it opened my eyes to personal biases regarding culture and mental illness. The material appealed to my personal interest which made learning enjoyable.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.42 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 5 (36%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Professor Castillo provided enough resources for the class.
I have to say, I honestly don't remember much from the first or second texts of the course, except some of the history, which I know is important for creating a foundation of understanding. I learned a great deal from Castillo's text, however, and the Case Book helps solidify understanding of different disorders. I think the discussion posts really helped, also, to solidify different concepts. I appreciate the videos he posts, as well.
none
great discussion post topics
none
Great class!!!! The only thing I missed, because it's an online class, was not being able to have conversations like in class when ideas and questions came to my mind! It's such an interesting class that made me think so much...beyond the weekly discussions!
The books were hard to keep up with but very interesting
Nothing
I really enjoyed this course and was very attractive when we finally got to learn about actual disorders.
Great course outline, please keep all your classes with this format. I've learned so much but was never stressed or overwhelmed with assignments. I definitely look forward to taking more classes in the near future!
I just absolutely loved this class and the only thing that I think could be added, but is not necessary, is maybe a weekly chat session.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (100%) 7 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
8. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (71%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
In regards to the quiz-taking, I wish the quizzes were longer (ex: 20 questions). With all the reading involved in this class, I would have expected more questions on each chapter, video, etc.
none
None, Dr. Castillo has a good style and method.
Pretty happy with how the class was taught!!!
If discussion posts were due on saturdays and not fridays, or at least have two days to turn it in.
Test not so hard
I am good with it - enjoyed the variety of ways to learn. He has you read, watch movies and post your discussion questions! Good variety.
None.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good teacher, gets to the point of the coursework in a timely manner.
Richard Castillo has high standards for his students, which I appreciate. I think I worked hardest on the discussion posts, and wish they held more weight in the class (perhaps 50% discussion, 50% quizzes)? After reading others discussion posts, it's clear that those who do the readings work harder on those posts, which should be reflected in the overall grade (it's easier to take a 12-question quiz and not do the readings than it is to do a thorough discussion post).
Dr. Castillo was the most attentive professor I have had. He took on many occasions, time out from his schedule to set up voice conferences.
A!
Great instructor. I can tell he really knows his subject area and gave us relevant and interesting study materials.
Never met him in person, but from the way he teaches online and having read his book, I admire him.
Good materials like books were very relatable to course subjects
Very informative
He is really good at teaching on line classes and his format is GREAT! It should be standardized for all teachers to use this type of teachings.
I really enjoyed taking Professor Castillo's class. This was my first psychology class and it was a bit tough for me. But I really learned alot, and found myself linking things I have learned in this class with news and events around me. (which made me excited knowing I'm retaining what I learned) I also really enjoyed the book, so easy to read and enjoyable.
great teacher
Great instructor, great class, great course!
I just love Dr. Castillo's classes because they are so informative and forces the student to think outside the box. He also chooses great text books, articles and videos. One will never be bored in one of Dr. Castillo's classes. I really enjoy participating in the class discussions. I love the way he structures the class and his syllabus is clear and easy to follow. Dr. Castillo rocks! What an awesome Professor.
I've never taken a course from Dr. Castillo and had no idea what to expect. However, his curriculm and syllabi is extremely straighforward, without any surprises. I enjoyed how organized Dr. Castillo was and how he graded our discussion posts in a timely manner. Due to his weekly deadlines, it left me no time to procrastinate, especially because "no late discussions [were] accepted," pushing me to get assignments done prior to its deadlines. Also, his quizzes correlated with the material, which I appreciated because I was not caught off guard or confused.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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 (100%) 2 (67%)
19. 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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 11 (79%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Enojyable.
This course was great! I enjoyed learning about all the different mental illnesses, and really empathize with Castillo's crusade for a client-centered way of thinking vs. disease-centered, which, as Castillo points out, is flawed and narrow.
A
great!
Great class. It wasn't hard to read all the material because it was very thought provoking. I would definitely take another class with Dr. Castillo.
Best class I have taken so far!!! Loved it!!!!
Great instructor easy to follow course guidelines. Love the study guides, very helpful
great
Great class to have under your belt - I learned a lot of different terms and ideas with this class.
very interesting subject taught me things i didnt know
Awesomeness! thoroughly enjoyed this class, the information I've learned over the semester & the structure of the course.
I loved this course. The course was great and I would recommend it to anyone attending UH. Definitely one of the best courses I've taken at UH West Oahu so far.
Extremely enjoyed the required readings They were all relevant to the topic
21. Other comments:
none
I would take courses from this ins
fantastic class
Thank you for a great semester, I look forward to attending more classes in the near future!
Please hire more Professors like Dr.Castillo. Better yet, make the rest of the professors take one of his courses so they can learn how to be more effective teachers.

Richard Castillo: PSY352, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 352 - Varieties of Sexual Expression Crn (Section): 66121 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
it made me more knowledgeable about sexual behaviors, theories and mannerisms to look out for when i work in the field. considering this as a concentration for field work.
Loved this class! Would have loved it even more were it a face to face class. Descriptions and pictures in the text were up to date and very helpful.
I have learned a great deal of information regarding sexual varieties in the psychological sense that enhanced my sociology studies.
It didn't.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.47 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.33 15 1.05 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 9 (60%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Chats are informative. It added to the required readings but from another's perspective.
I would have liked some lectures to listen to that had explaining of some of the course content.
N/A
Maybe some extra credit?
None
Some interaction with the teacher would be helpful. He barely provides feedback, and does not engage in the discussions.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.27 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (60%) 5 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
He staggers the discussion posts and quizzes so it's not overwhelming AND most of all, not redundant and enjoyable. I'm able to retain this info because this keeps things interesting
Just lectures for listening too.
N/A
There is no need for the soft porn video that the students were forced to view at the end of this course. The learning contents within the video could have been edited down to a 40 minute piece rather than an hour and a half video of people having sex. I am unclear as to the point the teacher was trying to make other than to enrage some students who will be insulted by this content.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great open discussion questions, interesting reads- not one was boring Covers almost all aspects of topic in a given amount of time. Videos were relevant and connected to each other
he is a very good professor but I feel he needs to talk more to his students. With this being an online course, I felt like there should have been more interaction whether it was more discussions every week or something similar.
Excellent!!
good professor, easy to talk to, willing to help, wants you to do well
Awesome!
Excellent!
Excellent instructor
This is my second class with Richard Castillo and I appreciate his style for online classes.the videos were very interesting and conducive to material taught. The powers points were also very good - main points were clearly covered which allowed for a good outline to follow while reading the chapter. I also appreciate that the quizzes covered two chapters at a time. But my favorite part of his teaching style is the discussion board. It's a great way to share one's thoughts and opinions and professor asks the hard questions that really make you think! And reading what others write is also great because it gives me an idea of how others feel about some sensitive issues. Awesome class and I look forward to Psych250 next semester! Mahalo!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. 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  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Would highly recommend this course Actually learning something instead of just doing the assignments for a grade.
interesting and very informative. The material was straight forward and Castillo's study guides really helped. Which I'm so thankful for. He gives an equal amount of work and schedules the due dates far from other assignments which really was awesome. I loved this class and would recommend this class and instructor to anyone.
Good!
A
Face to face
Excellent!
The textbook was fine. Again, the soft porn video was unnecessary.
good
See my comments in the previous box
21. Other comments:
none
I enjoy the videos that he has provided us to watch. They were extremely relevant to the course material for the week.

Richard Castillo: PSY100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 65154 (1)     65271 (3)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 8 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 1 (13%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I found myself thoroughly engaged in the material. I understand why people change their majors to psychology during their college years.
Great info. Good instructor.
I have a better understanding of psychology.
It helped me o be responsible, being that it is online. All of the work was self guided.
This course kind of ties into the psychology part of my requirements while also filling a graduation requirement. For a 100 class, and online, this class is not so bad. I recommend it for those who can't make it to class all the time, they can get things done when they are able to. Just as long as they do the quizzes and discussion questions between friday and saturday.
This class has thought me to better understand how psychology works and operates. Lots of critical thinking,and how we experience the real world. I was able to learn verbally, visually. and experiencing with different types of psychology methods. I was able to challenge my thinking.
I know the knowledge of Psychology.
it got me interested to learn more
I feel this course helped give me a better understanding of the young minds that I will be teaching. I enjoyed this course & I would consider taking another psychology course to help me dig deeper into the human mind.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 3 (43%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
none
I always like hearing lectures
More helpful resources that will help us on test.
Everything went well, i enjoyed this class.
More student and teacher interaction through email. I felt as though I could never get a hold of him when I needed to ask him a question.
N/A
if we had a couple homework assignments online that we could do every week.
I appreciate the additional study guides & powerpoints because it highlighted the chapter/topics for me & helped me study for the quizzes. I feel these additional resources helped me succeed in this course.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%) 4 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (50%) 4 (57%)
15. 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 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Dr. Castillo's method in teaching the course was very "cut-and-dried", so to speak. When first perusing the syllabus I was really happy with the way this course was designed. It made it very easy to manage my time.
None
Maybe have the class meet at least once so everyone knows what is going on.
If you could get back to me more when I emailed you, then that could have helped me do a little better this semester.
N/A
you should accept late work at least once from each student.and provide more work to do
I don't have any suggestions because being a first time online student I felt Professor Castillo made this a very easy to adapt to class & I really appreciate that.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a professional teacher with a well-designed online course.
A+
Good teacher!
Interesting course, requirments are clear.
He seems like a very intelligent and somewhat friendly professor, but I wish that I could have received some kind of help through sending emails and questions.
Mr.Castillo I enjoyed and got to learn a lot in this course. He has a great system that allows you to know how you are doing with assignments. His discussion board is easy read and you are able to follow along with no hassles or problems. It is clear and understandable. I was able to complete assignments in a timely matter. Great job!
A
he's an okay teacher.
He is an amazing professor & very fair! I feel he is very thorough in his teaching method & I appreciate the extra time he took to make the PowerPoint slides, study guides, & detailed syllabus.
He was an excellent online teacher, I understood assignments, and was prepared in advance for tests and discussion boards. Multiple media was used; video/Power Point/articles, etc.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
19. 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 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent course.
Good class w/ solid foundation for other Psy.
Great class, your learning is up to you!
Great online class.
I liked this online class, it was pretty much straight forward. The PowerPoints and study guides were really helpful for the quizzes.
If you want to see what taking up a psychology major will be like, then this might be the class for you. It goes over key factors of psychology and gives you time to do the work when you can (online class)
Very good! Great instructor & terrific learning experience. :)
A
pretty easy..8/10
Very user friendly & I enjoyed this course!
excellent
21. Other comments:
I will recommend this class to other students & any one who might be interested in this course.
N/A
Thank you Professor Castillo!

Richard Castillo: PSY250, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 65157 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
this course gave me a clear understanding of the human development and stages of human socialization. I feel this will help me through the other PSY courses that are required of me.
yes
My major is in sociology -- I took this course because I am interested in social interactions.
It gave accurate and researched insite to many different kinds of social topics/situations/research experiments.
This class has encouraged me to go into the field of psychology even more! I found it very interesting and I've learned a lot!
Even though it is a 200 level course, this course taught me a whole lot about social psychology. I loved the textbook as well.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.77 13 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Needs more groups work
Because I am on a Mac, I was unable to watch the videos thru the links provided. I was able to google the videos and watch them on other websites (like Hulu) but I would suggest either providing students with this knowledge (that they can google the videos) or provide the videos in a Mac- friendly format :)
I really like this format! Leave it alone. It forces you to read the book and learn; followed by weekly quizes in order to check/verify your knowledge. I am a firm believer in frequent quizes.
I don't feel as though there is anything that the professor can do to improve the course. It was a really good course.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.85 13 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
-needs more teacher involvement.
I wouldn't change anything, except about the video formats but I was able to get over that hurdle.
Good Job...Leave it alone...it is NOT broke so don't fix the format or the teacher.
I would suggest that he is more willing to help students and not to be so cut throat and to maybe be more understanding.
Like I said, the professor should keep doing what he's doing because I feel like I learned a lot. I missed two assignment, so it lowered my grade to an F originally. I was able to do well on all the material after that because I applied myself and because the information was so clearly laid out for me.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great instructor!
Clear in expectation, good teacher.
I loved this class -- I learned a lot and the class was well-formatted and Castillo always responded in a timely manner when I emailed him. Loved this course!
I am very happy!!! I have him again next semester.
He should be more reasonable and understanding. His course did teach me what I needed to know.
He's an awesome teacher and he makes having an online class simple but I learn a lot!
I really love taking classes with Richard Castillo. He responds to emails in a very timely manner and he is very knowledgeable in this subject. I feel as though he has a true passion to teach his students and help them understand the subject.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
19. 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  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very hard, if you have questions, you feel lonely. First online class, doubt ill be taking online classes for awhile.
One of my favorites! Great experience
What an online class is expected to be.
A+
Ok
Enjoyed taking this course and I'm glad that I took it!
i loved this class.
21. Other comments:
Quizzes could be available through the weekend instead of just Friday and Saturday. It will allow working students and parents to have more time and flexibility to finish the quiz.
Good experience.
None
He should try other alternatives for videos uploaded for Mac users and not just give them the oh well alternative.

Richard Castillo: PSY473, PUBA473, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 65167 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 65168 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has enhanced my personal development as I took this course on the basis of fulfilling a personal goal. To learn the clinical side of the sick patient.
This was an excellent elective class for me (PUBA: HCAD/DPEM) It enhanced the concepts and cultural ideas taught in our core classes.
The bi-weekly quizzes and discussion posts helped regulate my studying time.
This course greatly enhanced my understanding and knowledge base.
it showed me so many things that not many people take notice of and i love that! its what keeps me passionate about psychology!
Very interesting class. Opened my mind to what really goes on in and around the medical field especially since Im currently working in that field.
This course helped me understand how healing works in different social and religious groups. I really like this class.
This course has way too much books and reading.
n/a
Learning about different ways people felt about diseases, medications, cancer etc
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Not sure, I enjoyed the videos
Dr. Castillo gave the right amount of weekly readings, discussion and video assignments to understand the psychology behind health care and culture. The videos were very informative (albeit some were depressing) and I believe it helped me to understand better the readings. The ideas were straightforward, nothing to difficult to understand.
There were the right amount of resources available for us students.
Nothing, it's perfect the way it is.
none
none
Nothing, this class was great.
No more addition please.. Way too many videos to watch and way too many books! In fact, he should lessen some of the books required. It's expensive and it's just way too much! His videos are like 2 hrs each!
Study guides for the videos
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.08 14 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5 (36%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 11 (79%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 12 (86%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (7%) 1 (20%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I would like to have seen the quiz correct answers so that I know which questions I answered were incorrect. Sometimes I felt confident that my grades would be higher but they were not and I was not able to decipher which questions were wrong.
Nothing...my best class this semester! He gave the right amounts of information and assignments.
Instead of having bi-weekly quizzes, maybe you should have WEEKLY quizzes. I think it would help students' learning skills and improve their grades as well.
The amount of reading required is a bit demanding.
none he's awesome
none
there is nothing that he should improve on.
Lessen the videos especially if they are 2 hrs each. We have other classes to attend to. Lessen the amount of books required for the course. It is expensive. It is so hard to read 167 pages for a 20 point quiz.
The videos in this course were extremely long, and because there was no study guide, I was not sure of what notes and information to take for the quiz.
Amount of material to study was too broad. If he could narrow it down a little more. Some of the things on the study guide could be 20 pages and only have a few questions from those 20 pages.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Castillo was great to learn from. I loved his learning environment and teaching method. The workload was feasible and the course content was relevant. These are concepts I believe that I can truly take in and grow from. I am eager to learn more of Professor Castillo's other courses and written material he has produced.
Great...wish I took more classes from him earlier on, and in person. This was an online class and I think I would've enjoyed it even more if it had been in-person :)
I like that Castillo is a very organized person; he has everything ready for us when we need to do it. He seems as if he is ON IT. I talked to him about a month ago for a course he is teaching next semester, he already had the syllabus for it. I like that. I also like that he responds to emails pretty quickly.
I love the way he presents and teaches his online classes, my favorite professor.
awesome professor that i am privileged to be a student of! i wish he could be my mentor. Ive took about 3 or 4 classes from him so far and loved them all. very organized and he knows what works/ is effective. extremely legit and knowledgeable in the subject.
His class is quite simple you do the assignments and get graded on them, very straight forward.
I love taking classes with him. He is very clear and precise and answers emails in a timely manner.
Course is alright but the teacher is on "work overload" mode at all times.
B
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
19. 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  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great! The videos were fun to watch and the Discussion questions provided me with a better understanding and well-rounded view of the stated question.
AWESOME...GREAT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
This was a great course, I can't wait to take another online course from Castillo!
Couldn't be better, I'd love to take all of my classes from him.
you must take it if youre a psych major. doctors should also take this class!!
Ive taken a class from Castillo before and I like it. Its very scheduled so you have to keep up with the due dates or else it will greatly affect your grade.
Good, I liked this class.
Too much work! I like that the moral lesson I got from the course is to understand how to be positive in all aspects of life.
C
21. Other comments:
N/A.
A+++++++++++++++++
none
Mahalo

Richard Castillo: PSY352, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 352 - Varieties of Sexual Expression Crn (Section): 67057 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It really provided a very thorough and mature look at sexuality and it's influence on various cultures. This course fits well with the psychology program as it provides unsworn perspectives and insight into choices and sexual habits.
Psychology major- This course broadened my knowledge on human sexuality.
This course allowed me to learn about a subject that is usually taboo in society and therefore enhanced my understanding of sexual experession not only in Western culture but others.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None. Course was amazing.
I felt the resources were helpful and there was not another way to improve my learning.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. 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 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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 acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
It would be nice to be able to see what questions on the tests we got wrong and the correct answers so we can learn from our errors
No need for improvement. Castillo provides a great style of teaching and methods.
The course is great how it is.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great instructor! Very organized and consistent . I have had him for three classes now and really enjoy his classes.
Fantastic professor. Will recommend his courses to all of my friends and other classmates.
He is a great teacher. I have taken classes with him as an instructor before. I love the fact his course is understandable and is so straight forward.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
19. 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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very interesting!
Fabulous course. Extremely informative and interesting. Helped me understand different types of people and their sexuality. Helped me understand and better my relationship with my significant other.
The course was interesting and I am happy I took it because of the experience I have obtained.
21. Other comments:
Great job Catillo again great course!

Richard Castillo: PSY473, PUBA473, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 67058 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 67059 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has brought great awareness and understanding of the complexities of the medical industry, and it was a very profound learning experience because I will be a more informed and compassionate consumer-patient and public healthcare employee. As a citizen I am also more informed of the political and social consequences of my ations and responsibilities. I appreciated the honesty and frank discussions from a myriad flow of communication channels---the weekly videos, the textbooks, and the peer-to=peer student discussion boards. I strongly felt the this course presented material that were unbiased and progressive, and encouraged me to be a critical thinker, while compelling me to be an advocate and activist in the healthcare industry.
it helped me to get a better understanding of how psychological issues help with health and healing in people and the different terms and how it affects everyone differently and how it is managed and portrayed in america.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Although the professor was always available and engaged,and he provided excellent study guides, I would have enjoyed a live stream lecture to summarize each week's study. It would have felt more personal, and tied everything together.
have the video formats easily compatible for macs.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 2 (67%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Add lectures with audio and video!
have the video formats be easier compatible for macs.
Way to much material was covered over a short period of time.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent --- great job on the class material content!
it was a great course and he's a great professor.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. 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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Throughly enjoyed it! I ordered most of the textbooks on my Kindle, and listened with enthusiasm while driving or running errands. Most of the material was presented in a way that I was able to relate it to personal experiences. I also enjoyed the videos that were from reliable sources, all of which were exremely informative and enriching. With the exception of "Sicko" by Michael Moore, I would not have had the opportunity to watch them outside an academic setting.
i learned a lot and enjoyed watching all the videos so far.
21. Other comments:
Add more courses similiar to this one!
n/a

Richard Castillo: ANTH422, PSY422, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 422 - Magic Witchcraft & Supernatl Crn (Section): 67044 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 422 - Magic Witchcraft & Supernatl Crn (Section): 67043 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
confirmed my suspicions about the relationship between mental illness and supernatural.
I feel I learned a lot of interesting concepts that I could not have been taught in another class that not only expanded my knowledge but really made me analyze society's way of thinking in each event.
This course lent me another opportunity to learn about different cultures and their belief systems. In the future, this will help me help others better-especially those who come from different backgrounds and religions than I do.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I enjoyed all the videos that Professor Castillo provided and I believe it was helpful to not only read about it but actually see videos which helped stick with me.
Nothing. The course textbooks and resources such as videos and other reading materials were sufficient.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
8. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I'd like to see a specific time when we can all be on and ask questions and have an online discussion. Like a chat room.
I do not have any suggestion for improvement. The course was excellently ran and the materials provided a strong structure for learning.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Castillo was diligent in returning emails and answering questions. He is a very intelligent person and I hoped to meet him in the future.
that he is a great teacher. He is very organized and clear in what he expected when it came to what he expected. I will be definitely taking more classes with him.
An excellent professor who knows how to present the material well. He appears to be really knowledgeable in this field of study. The readings and video he used tied in nicely with each other to help students understand the subject with ease.
fantastic professor! Always a pleasure to take a course from him!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was an online course and I believe I would've enjoyed class better if it was in a classroom setting. I did learn a substantial amount but I could've learned more.
excellent because of the materials covered. I had a lot of interesting subjects to learn about and I enjoyed sharing my knowledge with friends.
I appreciate this class being offered online during summer. Please have more online classes available.
A great course to take. Given that this is an accelerated summer course, the way the assignments (reading, videos, etc) were all arranged really helped me to understand the subject/material easier than I had imagined. I would definitely recommend this course for others to take.
awesome class! I took a religion course and this class just expanded on some of the things I previously learned. It's always great to learn new perspectives.
21. Other comments:
Dr Castillo did not disappoint this class was everything I expected and more the only thing that I didn't like is reading about religion in the "Jesus Mysteries". That was Junk and it wasn't in a classroom.
I recommend this class to other students because of its unique subject.
Thank you Professor Castillo. I really enjoyed taking this course from you.

Richard Castillo: ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 67046 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 67045 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 67047 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course gave me an overview of mental illnesses in cultural settings.
I was able to learn that diagnosis can differ depending on the culture and that actually culture makes a big difference when having to analyze anything. This was great to learn because it will help me understand that when doing field work.
fulfilled complimentary credits
This course challenged me to meet the individual at their level . . . in the sense that I must be mindful of learning about their culture and not allow my biases to skew an evaluation/assessment. It is important to be a good listener and to ask the client to explain what their symptoms mean to them and whether or not they know why they are experiencing their symptoms. Further research should be done with colleagues to determine if there is any cultural events or expectation which may be present that could be attributed to the clients symptoms. It is all about the client's perspective and once that is understood then a client centered approach can occur and hopefully effective treatment can happen.
This course gave me more of an in-depth look into this subject and provided me with a more complete view and foundation for my field of study.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I do not have any suggestions. The videos are very helpful.
having online chat session directly w/instructor and students.
Possibly allowing the quizzes to be reviewed after they are corrected so that one can understand their error and what the correct response should be.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I do not have any suggestions. He had a great teaching style that could be flexible for any type of student.
Improve quality of videos
None that I can think of at this time.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great professor. I think it's great he gives feedback on discussion posts.
that he was a great teacher and had covered so many intersting points. His book helped with understanding the material and the videos gave a great visual.
Organized. Hard to say I've never met him but based on the way the class is structured I'd say he's organized.
The reading materials Professor Castillo provided were excellent examples of the subject matter. The videos which he assigned were very informative, as well as, thought provoking.
An excellent professor who knows how to present the material well. He appears to be really knowledgeable in this field of study. The readings and video he used  tied in nicely with each other to help students understand the subject with ease. 
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
19. 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course, really interesting. The text books were awesome.
A great course to take. I would suggest this to any student whether they are a psychology major or not.
Loved it and would recommend it to other students. Expectations were clear. I wish I had person to person opportunities to discuss issues. I felt the discussions weren't really discussions just turn in essay every week. Didn't feel I got anything from "discussions".
Very enlightening. Excellent examples on the need to understand the client's cultural practices and perspective of their illness in order to be able to effectively diagnose and treat their symptoms.
A great course to take. Given that this is an accelerated summer course, the way the assignments (reading, videos, etc) were all arranged really helped me to understand the subject/material easier than I had imagined. I would definitely recommend this course for others to take. 
21. Other comments:
I think it's amazing that a textbook we used was one he wrote. I'm extremely impressed and really glad that I took this course.
I got a lot of information from taking this class. I'd keep the text books as they are good reference materials.
This evaluation is not tailored to this online course -- questions 10, 12 & 13 are not necessarily relevant to this online course. Possibly including a N/A choice would remedy this issue.
Thank you Professor Castillo. I really enjoyed taking this course from you.

Richard Castillo: PSY371, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 371 - Abnormal Psychology Crn (Section): 67042 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Taught me about disorders and how to treat them
This was an elective course for me.
This course really helped peaked my interest in Abnormal Psychology. I am strongly now considering a focus in the mental health field.
It helped me look at the bigger picture when looking at certain illnesses.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.83 6 1.47 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None
I loved the weekly discussions we had, they helped alot.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
7. 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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
8. 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 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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 acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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 easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None
I think more videos would be good. I think they helped alot!
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome interesting easy to follow instructor. Love his classes! Fun!
great instructor. very organized.
an amazing instructor whom I will definitely take again.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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. 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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Interesting and fun
great course. very challenging for a summer class.
Its a very good course to take, especially if your an Anthropology major.
21. Other comments:
Favorite professor!!!! :)

Richard Castillo: ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 66260 (0)     66308 (2)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 66259 (0)     66307 (2)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 66261 (0)     66309 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It showed me how the mental health services affected health care in general. I have used these concepts in my other health classes, which I found was really helpful.
How culture really plays an important role in real life situations dealing with different kinds of illnesses.
This course made me look at the whole field of psychology differently.
This course absolutely enriched my understanding of MI in our global cultures. It has enriched my life.
PSY 474, Culture and Mental Illness, broadend my knowledge about mental illness. It really enhanced me personally to understand the numerous of illness out there.
Different mental illnesses across cultures. Can't look at us's way only of diagnosing and evaluating mental illnesses.
n/a
It opened my eyes to the cultural perspectives involved with mental disorders and it really is something that should be taken into consideration when working with human being in general.
The contents in this course was quite disturbing but it has raised awareness and understanding in which may pertain to the real world especially dealing with the general public.
Excellent course, more likely to learn a lot.
Some knowledge was retained from this course that will definitely help in the future.
It has made me even more passionate about Psychology!
I loved this course. I wasn't exactly sure what Culture and Mental Illness was going to be like at the beginning of this semester, but it turned out to be completely eyeopening and fascinating. This course isn't only important in my personal development or for solely my major -- it is good for every single human being. This is precisely because culture's influence has shaped the lives of individuals and, through this, we are able to grasp why things work the way they do (and how paradigm shifts occur when they do.)
This course has definitely enhanced my education development by fulfilling my major and concentration. Dr. Castillo, is an excellent Professor. I love his class.
This course was used to fulfill my social sciences requirement. It was not very relevant to my major but I did enjoy the information that was taught.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
nothing.
n/a
It is perfect the way it is.
The Casebook was really helpful. Although, I think there could have been more discussions about the videos that we watched. There were seven discussions regarding the required readings. I wish we had a discussions solely for the videos and what we learned or had an opinion about it. I really wanted to see what other students thought.
None
n/a
Dr. Castillo's videos of factual information related to the course are great tools to see the other side of the subject rather than just reading the textbook.
Resources provided within course were good.
Cant think of anything
Perhaps a couple more videos on the anxiety disorders that we discussed towards the end of this semester.
I thought the resources were good.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 1 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
8. 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (50%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
nothing. The videos were a little hard to get to in the beginning so maybe another tool? Unsure of where but maybe an easier way to access the videos.
Nothing, very good teaching style.
One suggestion would be to offer this course in person. I really wanted to discuss the material in person instead of through the discussion boards. Also make it so that once everyone has taken the quizzes we can review it. Thinking you got all of the questions right and than missing one will drove me crazy because I couldn't see which one it was.
Professor Castillo's classes are great. From syllabus to final exams the work is clear, thorough and very interesting. I will definitely apply his teachings in my professional career. I am very grateful that I discovered Professor Castillo.
None.
The requirements were clear and although the reading were time consuming I really learned a lot from the readings and board discussions.
I thought Dr. Castillo's course was quite straightforward.
none
Some of the resources within the beginning of the course seemed to be a bit overwhelming. Considering other students have other course loads in classes, I didn't think Professor took this into consideration.
Msybe adding more personality by joining discussions
n/a
N/A He is vey professional in his teaching style and methods. He even wrote his own textbooks. And we are using them in this class.
I enjoyed the course and the information given. Possibly finding some more up to date videos would help.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a really fair professor. I thought it was cool that he wrote his own book. It made me feel a little intimidated in the beginning but as long as you did the work you got the credit. He answered emails quickly and his assignments and quizzes were clear to understand, you just had to study and do the reading.
Richard Castillo is a very good teacher.
Good teacher, great materials.
Brilliant!
He knows his subject.
Interesting, easy to follow clear instructions! Awesome professor!
Great. Will look into future courses with Dr. Castillo.
He knows his stuff and shares his knowledge well
Dr. Castillo assignment and test were fair. Thank you this actually has changed how I view things when it comes to dealing with the general public and customer service. I deal with the military individual(s) constantly unknowingly those with PSTD I have already witness a few scary outburst(s) and general public. This course provided helpful information.
He is an excellent teacher for an online course.
Good professor, though sometimes I not there lacked a communication.
Exellent teacher!! Im taking him for the 3rd time next semester! Uses great material for the class (books and video) real eye openers. They explore a different aspect of the subject to make you really think about the issues.
Dr. Castillo is a phenomenal teacher. He is a professor that wants us to learn how the individuals of our world are constantly being reshaped throughout history by the various cultural issues that communities face. On top of that, the readings that Dr. Castillo assigned were so good (and offered stunning information.) He really focuses on the effects that ethnocentrism in Western clinicians have on the world, especially in psychotherapy. He broadened our knowledge by teaching us information that hardly any professors out there would teach....this I know because I have never even almost considered or pondered the various topics Dr. Castillo highlighted throughout this term. Dr. Castillo is a highly-knowledgable, interesting and helpful person. His quizzes, readings, and discussion questions were always well thought out.
DR. Castillo definitely knows his professional knowledge in this class. This is my 1st class with him. I totally enjoyed it. I learned so much from and all the material that he provided for us in this class.
A knowledgeable professor.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 5 (83%)
19. 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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Although it was online, this class helped me to perform time management and gave a fair amount of work so I never felt like I had nothing to do. The videos were helpful as well.
that I learned alot!
This was a great class, definitely one of the best psych classes I've ever taken.
Great
Great. Illness can affect you mentally.
Loved it! Interesting and easy to follow!
Great course, I definitely learned a great deal. Will look into future classes with Dr. Castillo.
Overall enjoyable, I learned a lot of interesting things about the human nature and different cultures perspective on mental illness. The old school videos helped a lot too.
I found the course quite disturbing to read in terms of the subject but I guess its straightforward reality that needs addressed. I gained an understanding of how different cultures may view things that we today view as taboo. Also, learning and gaining information on the effects of drugs on how it affects an individuals.
This course should be taken to those are in pyschology major. It is information.
Course was good.
Exellent! My favorite class so far! It opened my eyes to so many issues most people have no idea about.
Great class. I am so thankful that I took this with Dr. Castillo. The assignment's due dates, readings and class expectations were the clearest that they have ever been for me -- and I have taken several online courses.
EXCELLENT! course. I would highly recommend this class or his class to anyone.
A great course. It was very enjoyable and the information was interesting.
21. Other comments:
Good teacher!
Offer this class in person!
I recommend Professor Castillo's classes to whomever will listen!
none.
Thank u! Love this professor!
Although, some of the contents were interesting yet disturbing. I was shocked to that I actually remembered what I learned.
I will definetely recommend others to take his classes.
Thank You! Dr. Castillo! for this class, my learning throughout this class. Knowledge is a lifelong process. Knowledge is priceless. I enjoyed your class. To be honest, at first, I thought Oh! NO! this class is too hard for me. But, It's not, and I am getting good grades so far, except on test scores, there a little low..but my assignment grades are good. You are the BEST Professor! Take Good Care! I hope I get to take another of your classes.
Mahalo!

Richard Castillo: PSY100, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 66072 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It taught me a lot about the general study of psychology and it's history. It definitely sparked a fire in my to learn more!
This course was an online course that helped me prioritize my goals and tasks. Since we did not meet and only had discussion online, it helped me better enhance me technology skills.
It helped me to be more responsible and stay on track on my work.
N/A
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
1.73 11 0.9 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
It was great the way it was :)
Its up to the students to do all the individual studying. The course is already the best it could be. If you study for tests and read the chapters for the discussions then the class will be easier to handle.
Maybe more general class discussions.
It would be nice if it was a in class instead of an online class.
N/A
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%)
7. 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 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
n/a
No improvements needed.
Have more class discussions or exercises that allow the students to find application in the material.
It would be helpful to know what I got right or wrong after taking the quizzes. Some of the powerpoints were unclear in relating back to the book. The study guides were very vague since it was full sections of certain parts of the chapter.
I would have taken this class if it was a in class.
Letting us know what grade we have throughout the course
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He structured the class very well, and he is easy to reach. I also liked how he actually took the time to read our discussion posts and gave extra points for "good comments" :)!!!
Professor Castillo gives reasonable amount of homework. The study guides he hands out before every quiz is really helpful.
Great teacher. Very knowledgeable.
He is a decent teacher for an online class. He provided powerpoints, study guides, and gave feedback comments when grading our discussions.
Very straight forward. Very graceful especially in the beginning of the semester.
N/A
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
19. 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  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was a great class, and even though I didn't do great on every test, I liked how the tests/quizzes were structured. It was more of understanding the concepts then the actually material that we read. Hence you actually had to learn the material instead of just memorizing information for an exam.
This class was my first online course and I handled it pretty good. The assignments were pretty reasonable and straight to the point.
A little challenging, but not ridiculous. It is very straightforward and relatively easy to get through with a little work.
This was a very straight forward class. It was more self-learning since the quizzes and discussions were very closely related to the book. I was still able to learn from reading the book.
Very challenging. But learning about how the brain works is very interesting.
Good
21. Other comments:
awesome class, cant wait to take another one with him!
N/A

Richard Castillo: PSY250, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 66073 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.17 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 3 (25%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course taught me a great deal about other people and how people act in different situations.
It provided me an opportunity to get an indepth look into social psychology.
It gave me a better understanding of society and how the people in it function.
This course helped me see why people are the way they are and the reasons behind it
This is the first Psychology class I've taken since Psych 100 and it's really helping me decide what concentration in Psychology I want to go into.
Help to expand my knowledge base on social psychology
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.36 11 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Activities and resources were all great.
I think that power points that cover important subjects would be very helpful.
The textbook & the videos are good resources for this course. It helps to understand what the textbook explains.
none
I don't think anything could be added. He's very organized and clear with what he wants from students. He doesn't have too many assignments which I liked only because this is an online class and it allows me to focus on my other classes as well.
none
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 4 (33%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No improvements needed on teaching style and methods.
Professor Castillo's teaching styles and methods are reasonable and great for an online course! The deadlines for tests and discussions are always accessible. I really like that he uses the mail tool/announcements to remind students of deadlines and when quizzes are open til.
none
N/A
none
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Richard Castillo is fair, understanding, states the objectives and requirements for the course, and always available if help was ever needed.
Great teacher! Very organized and easy to understand instruction.
I don't think I can really evaluate Professor Castillo accurately because I am taking his course online and make very little contact with him.
Great! I enjoy his teaching style. It is easy to follow along and keep up with during an online course.
Dont really know him, but he seems fair given that it was an online class
I'm looking forward to taking more classes from him in the future.
Good teacher
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. 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  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course, fairly easy, learned a lot about people, and films were very interesting and relevant.
Good course!
Very informational! I always found myself trying to relate someone or some part of my life to the focused topic.
I liked it. Easy to follow because it was online and all the due dates were available.
Great course.
I thought it was a good course enjoyed the videos very informative
21. Other comments:
none.
none
none

Richard Castillo: PSY250, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 65141 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This class covers main/important topics in psycholoy. My other classes discuss many of the things I learned from this class.It also will help me understand clients better in the near future.
I know more and i understand more about social psychology
This is an online class so there little interaction with the professor. The te4xtbook is very informative and I plan on keeping it for reference. This is a Social Psychology class and it enhanced my knowledge base in both my personal and professional life.
Taught me what social psychology is and how our thoughts and behaviors are affected by those around us.
This course provided me with information that I would be able to use after I graduate in the work force. I'm looking at options that I would be able to specialize in and thinking that counseling may be good option for me and my personality, learning what I did through this course.
I have learned about lifestyles, and how it affected happiness. How money doesnt always mean happiness, but it could lead to happiness.
This course gave me a deeper understanding of social interactions.
This course opened me up to another side of psychology and I also found that a lot of what were studying, I was able to relate to things going on in my own personal life. Found it to be very helpful personally and it exposed me to other areas in psychology that I hadn't yet considered as a specific area to study.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.07 15 0.46 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
A summary and reaction on the videos.
Cant think of anything. Instructor had a good balance.
Nothing. I felt that what was in the course was effective enough.
Since this was an online course, it would be nice if we could review the quizzes after the due date so we know which questions we got wrong.
I found that this course offered a well-rounded course work load.
no comment
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.13 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (60%) 4 (27%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Having the quizzes available to review so we are able to know what we got correct and what was wrong, and the correct answer.
none
Nothing. He does a great job.
this course was pretty difficult on taking the tests. Even though we had to study before the timed quizzes, it was hard to keep the material in your head and the questions are unexpected; which we had to refer back into the book again to find the answer. but if you read before the test, it really helps to have it easier for you to find the answer with the main points.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good
He made my semester a little less stressful, i'm thankful for that. He didnt load on the work but I STILL learned the material well. He allows for you to learn/study at your own paste. Helpful when emailed. Liked that he posted a gradebook on laulima, and I really enjoyed the videos he assigned us. I already recommended the videos to a friend. I am hoping to take another online class with Castillo if I get in from the waitlist.
He is helpful and approachable.
great! He seems very knowledgeable in his field of expertise.
Awesome Professor. His syllabus and materials are clear and interesting. I've taken his other classes and also had a good online experience. Great job Professor!!!
Professor Castillo was reasonable in grading system and made adjustments where needed.
A really nice teacher who gives a fair amount of work.
Organized, available, fair
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. 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  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Good and very interesting subject.
Very interesting and useful. I now use the material I learned on almost a daily basis.
This being my first online class experience I found it easy to approach the subject in this format.
great. I am a psychology major and love taking Dr. Castillo's courses.
This course wasn't that easy, nor that difficult. It challenged me to think and understand what concepts that I was misunderstood.
I really like psychology. Even though it's not part of my major, psychology amuses me. I've learned a lot about life and feelings that i never thought i would learn. I really enjoyed this course.
Very interesting, assignments were informative, homework load was appropriate. Very much enjoyed this class.
21. Other comments:
n/a
none
no other comment.

Richard Castillo: PSY473, PUBA473, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 65167 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 65168 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It taught me the different meanings of illnesses and how families of chronically ill persons cope with disease and biomedical personnel as well as alternative healing. The different cultures and their methods of healing was the most interesting and informative.
I learned more to apply to real life scenarios.
This was an elective course for me but I STRONGLY feel it should be added to the PSY cluster of the BASSS course curriculum. The subject matter is very much in alignment with that cluster and this is an amazing course!
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
There was ample reading materials and videos to make the subject informative and interesting.
I felt the course was fine for my learning experience.
I thought the textbooks and the video's selected for this course were excellent because they have so much valuable information. It would be great if this course had more interaction between professor and students as well as between students. There are ways to do this either using mandatory chat or requiring students to actually read and comment on each other's post. While this expectation was noted in the syllabus, I did not notice many of my classmates doing this.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 5 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (80%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (50%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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 (50%) 1 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
great readings, great discussions, tests, what more could make it improved? I feel it is just right! Perfect amount of work to do weekly!
I did enjoy the reading material although the first book Culture and Health was difficult for me to get through. I understood the case studies because of the plain English. There were medical words that I was unfamiliar with and needed to consult a friend who had a medical dictionary and knew many of the terms.
I liked the formatting of the course. It was easy to work with and not all over the place in Laulima. I clearly understood what was expected of me.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great material covered, loved the videos, learned so much to have a fresh new perspective on our medical systems, hospitals, and illnesss and recovery, healing, etc.
Excellent.
Excellent!
Good teacher.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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. 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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
He presents awesome materials, especially enjoyed the videos! This course enables the student to learn new perspective on the subject matter...
Enjoyed the course and especially the videos that made the course clearer to understand because it put real people with real illnesses into perspective. I also thought about how the medical community are teaching interns to be more empathic and compassionate.
Excellent!
One of the best courses I have taken in terms of the subject matter, but the current course format does not provide much opportunity for interaction with the professor or with other students, which I believe would give the subject discourse more depth.
21. Other comments:
I love Dr. Castillo and his teaching style! I feel so privilged to have been a student of his.
None.

Richard Castillo: SSCI486P, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: SSCI 486P - WI Senior Project Psychology Crn (Section): 65088 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I learned a lot about my field of study. From this literary analysis, I gained deep insight into various effective methods of field practice. My research has given me a new perspective on how to treat and service others.
I have never done a literature review before and this course taught me a new skill I will need for my future education.
It helped me to sum up my education in the psychology field by allowing me to produce work that is both challenging and meaningful
This course has definitely helped me improve in terms of researching information
the course material that i chose to research on gave me a better understanding of the topic in which i can help to apply to my everyday work settings.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Some face-to-face instruction or interaction with teacher and classmates would help.
I wish this course would be offered as a in person class and not just on line.
none
I don't have any recommendations on what resources or activities should be added to this course because I felt like this course was challenging enough because it required a lot of self-discipline.
n/a
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.25 8 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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. 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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. 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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Perhaps having some face-to-face instructional time throughout the semester.
I learned much and am satisfied with the way the course was taught.
none
Everything was fine, except, I didn't really like the textbook that was required for this course. I know there's more textbooks out there that are easier to read and follow. I found that going online for APA format information was much more helpful than this textbook.
n/a
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a very good teacher. He is very precise and consistent in his work and when helping his students. He is understanding and approachable when dealing with a conflict, and was accessible when help was needed.
Dr Castillo was available for as long as I needed, when I went to his office for help. He was helpful and took time to explain anything I didn't understand.
great
He's really straightforward of what is expected throughout the course. He's always organized and doesn't stray away from the syllabus, which I really like.
his feedback on our papers were very helpful and i appreciated them.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning 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%)
19. 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  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was a great course. Doing a literary analysis enabled me to learn way more about my field of study in this short period of time than I had previously learned over the past two years of majoring in Psychology.
Good course and helpful for my future education.
great
I really liked this course and I felt like the way he divided up the paper assignments was much less intimidating than turning in one whole 16 page paper all at once.
it was a very enjoyable course and it helped me learn a lot about my topic.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Castillo: PSY352, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 352 - Varieties of Sexual Expression Crn (Section): 69047 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.29 7 1.89 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It helped me learn about the human psyche of sexuality.
This course opened my mind to all kinds of various cultures and sexualities. It definitely put into perspective how we must take a look at people from their point of view, rather than judging merely off of what we know or consider normal.
I believe this course has opened my eyes to many different views and ideas as opposed to having a general/stereotypical idea of certain things.
It has helped me expand my horizons and understand others
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.71 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The videos and powerpoint hand outs were a great source to do well on the quizzes!
Class discussions, rather than just creating entries each week, encourage us to look at other classmates work.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this 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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
More interaction either with professor himself or with other classmates.
I would've liked to have been able to review my test and see which questions I answered incorrectly.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A++++
Provided very good and interesting material for us to review. Would like more interaction in class though.
Expectations were clearly stated. Wide variety of topics covered. Questions answered in a timely manner and the reading/discussion assignments were very interesting.
AWESOME PROFESSOR!!! Very informative, learned a great deal of information but it was not overwhelming even for a summer course. Videos was so very relevant and made me understand a lot about healthcare and relationship between doctor and patient. Looking forward to taking more courses from Professor Castillo : )
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
19. 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
GREAT COURSE! LEARNED A LOT IN A EFFECTIVE WAY EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ONLINE.
Great course for the growing mind.
Informative, interesting, and helpful in opening up my mind to different scenarios/ideas. I believe I learned a lot from this course.
Very educational. I'm glad I took this course.

Richard Castillo: PSY473, PUBA473, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 69049 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 473 - Psychology of Healing Crn (Section): 69050 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Learning different meanings of illness and about things that contribute to healing or are factors of the healing process, has been very interesting. I believe this course has helped me to consider different factors (culture, financial status, scenery, etc)when looking at different ways people heal and/or deal with illnesses. This course has also taught me a lot about our health care in comparison to other countries.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
No survey responses were found.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great, always available, and presented the course in an interesting/informative manner by the reading/video materials/discussion topics assigned.
Awesome professor... sorry mixed up my psy. 352 evaluation with this one. Anyway, he is very organized and readings/videos were very relevant to topic with both of my classes. It was nice as an online class because sometimes too much in-class lecture (not saying him since I did not take any in-class courses from Professor Castillo) sometimes gets boring. This way we had a chance to read/view information and draw our own conclusions which helped me really understand the topic.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very interesting and relevant towards the degree I am seeking.

Richard Castillo: ANTH474, PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 68004 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 68003 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 68005 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I really enjoyed the information presented in the course, and learned a lot of new and helpful information.
It gave me an understanding into the different mental illnesses.
I really learned all the different Mental Illnesses and how it differs in each culture around the world compared to the US.
Reminds me to think holistically about the patients I will someday support.
Best online course I've taken so far! I love this subject of how culture and mental illness course with Dr. Castillo enhance my understanding of how we can work to understand and serve mental health residents coming from various cultures.
It was a really great course for students that are workimng and the in-class senior project class didn't fit their schedule. I truly am having a positive learning experience from this class.
This course really helped me gain an understanding of a client-centered therapy and how culture has a profound impact on the manifestations of various mental disorders.
The information covered during this course enhanced my personal and proffesional development by really thinking about the issues we needed post discussions on. By being asked cultural questions in relation to mental health, this allowed me to broaden my current understanding of applying the knowledge that I have learned.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I liked the combination of online resources for the course.
maybe a term paper?
The course was organized and you knew exactly what was expected and what was due when.
Perhaps more videos as they were a welcome visual aid to an online class.
None, everything that was provided for this course which included class readings and videos were very informational and sufficient in relation to the topics discussed.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%)
8. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The only thing gripe I have about this course is that the discussion are due on Fridays at 5pm. It's hard to remember to submit the info by this time because usually all other online courses have 12 midnight due date times.
It was an outstanding course, but there is too much reading evolved. I would of like to see him do some lecturing, because he sounds like a brilliant instructor, form reading his books.
Dr. Castillo is a perfect intelligent, professional professor! His teaching style is awesome he makes the class interesting and you can tell he is very passionate about the subject matter!!! His method online is just perfect, not overwhelming and it is just right information, reading, videos, with great current information. I'm looking forward to taking more online classes with him!
Maybe a weekly chat to discuss the questions asked for a group interaction versus individual postings.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I think he's very knowledgeable in what he teaches, and his course is well organized and clear.
that he is a really knowledgeable and knows what he is teaching in this course.
Perfection! Great current information, and lots of good discussions between the students and Professor Castillo on that weeks subject matter! Believe me, the students make recommendations on who is a great professor to take and he is in the zone of the students wanting to take his classes. Mahalo nui loa Dr. Castillo!
Dr. Castillo has been a great professor on our campus. His passion for psychology and the different entities that he teaches are very interesting and detailed. I really enjoyed reading his book, "Culture and mental Illness". I learned a lot of the way culture affects the concepts of mental illness and the treatments. Dr. Castillo is very organized and you know the expectations of the class from the first day. Thank you for your passion and direction, Dr. Castillo!!!
awesome and knowledgeable!!
Very organized instructor, Great information with a lot of detailed material which was presented in a simple manner. Easy to follow schedule with adequate amount of time in between scheduled assignments.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning 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%)
19. 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  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This class has been an insightful class that has taught me to view and value other peoples cultures
I enjoyed the course subject matter and info presented in this course.
this was a great learning for me about mental illnesses. I had little knowledge about the types of illnesses that were in this world. I learned a lot about other illnesses in other countries besides the US.
Excellent choice of course materials.
Great course and very informative!
Being that I work with adults with mental illness in my current job at the Hawaii State Hopsital, this course was very helpful with information of different cultures and their backgrounds. This course helps me to have a better understanding of other cultures in the dealing with those from many various cultures and how I may serve them better.
A very interesting class and I encourage other psychology majors to take this class. You get a lot of information and learn a lot of the different cultures and how mentall illness affects their livelihood.
very informational. Best class I had this semester!!
Great course, I wouldn't mind taking this course again just to be able to have more discussion on topucs and questions discussed.
21. Other comments:
Reading the case studies in the textbooks REALLY opened my eyes to what off the wall behaviors people with mental illnesses have. I REALLY didn't know that there are really crazy cases around the world.
I have recommended Dr. Castillos online classes to other fellow students. This course is awesome, Mahalo Dr. Castillo!

Richard Castillo: SSCI486P, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: SSCI 486P - WI Senior Project Psychology Crn (Section): 68047 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I had to re-learn how to focus
After doing this project I have more understanding of my topic as well as a greater interest in pursuing it.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.71 7 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
mandatory meet with Professor
nothing could have been added, resources were sufficient.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree