eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Richard Castillo

Available Survey Results

PSY250, Spring 2015
PSY352, Spring 2015
PSY422, Spring 2015
PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2015
PSY250, Spring 2014
PSY352, Spring 2014
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, Spring 2015

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 69180 (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  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%) 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 took this course as an elective and it strongly made a connection between the two concentrations of my degree, Psychology and Sociology!
This course taught me to recognize the different relationships between people. It taught me so much about how people influence people and how socialization and relationships can affect our entire lives. I learned that from early life, every little detail can affect your mind and personality. Feelings, interactions and communication between people is more important than I had ever realized. Social relationships are important for human development, this course taught me just how important they are.
This course was very relevant to my field of choice and will help me a lot in the future.
Excellent
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  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
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  
2.2 15 0.86 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 4 (27%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The course is actually pretty good as is, maybe an online lecture would be helpful?
I liked the class but I would have liked t have some audio lectures along with the reading material.
Resources that could be added to this course are more videos on topics in social psychology and more reading materials, such as articles.
Perhaps an online audio lecture could have helped to enhance understanding. But other than that I think all the resources provided made it easy for me to understand the material.
I felt he provided my classmates and I with everything we needed for this course.
None
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.07 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 4 (27%) 6 (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  
4.38 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
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 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 8 (53%) 4 (27%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 8 (50%) 4 (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  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 6 (38%) 6 (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  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
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 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe having an occasional class on campus to enable students to get to know him personally would be helpful?
I thought some of the quiz questions did not pertain to the actual readings or power point slides.
I think more discussion question assignments would be good for improving the course.
I think Richard did a good job considering this is an online course.
I like his teaching style and methods. This was an online course and I felt he did a good job with the overall class structure.
None
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I think that Dr. Castillo is an excellent instructor who has found a teaching style that really works for a wide variety of students. He cares about student success as he gives us all the tools we need to be successful.
He's a good instructor.
He is a great professor.
that he is a good teacher. His material and expectations were reasonable and fair.
He's a great online teacher.
Excellent
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was an amazing course...I thought it would be easy and boring since it is a lower level 200 course, but the information was presented in new ways to help me better understand concepts I already knew and introduce ones I didn't previously know.
I enjoyed learning about social psychology.
Great!
It's very educational and relates a lot to life. I enjoyed this course.
Excellent
21. Other comments:
The videos assigned provided awesome supplementary material!
Learning about social psychology is very useful.
I would take this course again and if any needs a take this class I would send them to Mr. Castillo class.
Excellent :)

Richard Castillo: PSY352, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 352 - Varieties of Sexual Expression Crn (Section): 69183 (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  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (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?
very informative and I have a learned a good deal
This course was very interesting and taught me a lot about sexuality and it addressed all types of people in the world. This is very important going into the education field because I will be working with lots of different people. Whether they are staff, other employees, students, parents, or even other outside factors that influences the life of my students. Very important to understand different disorders including how they might have occurred and how they might have been or could be avoided in the future.
Very interesting and insightful material
Yes this course is for my degree.
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  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (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  
2.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
N/A
Wish there were worksheets or other opportunities that we could have to put what we learn into effect and live in action.
Reasonable amount of content
I loved his course, he is a great teacher.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 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  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (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  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
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 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
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 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%)
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  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
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 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
Wish there was more work we could do to add to our learning. Possibly a large project to bring it all together things such as a large paper or power point. Would like to have applied my learnings in other areas.
None.
The videos need to be fixed because I had a hard time to access the video lab.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a good professor. id definitely recommend him to other students
This course was organized extremely well. It is apparent that the instructor effectively lesson planned and mapped out the learning experience. All assignments were thoroughly explained and students were sent weekly reminders of assignments. I never had any concerns or was confused as to what was expected of me as a student. It was a refreshing online course experience.
always willing to help and answer any questions. However there is no going outside the box as far as extra credit or other opportunities to improve our grades even when we are willing to try.
Excellent!
I always enjoy Dr. Castillo's classes
Mr. Castillo is a good teacher he always gives feed back and his teaching is understandable.
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 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
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 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course, I learned a lot.
so far so good...
I would still recommend this course to other classmates because it's organized well and you know what to expect but I do wish there was more that we could do to apply myself.
Excellent!
I would recommend this course to everybody.
21. Other comments:
N/A
I liked the fact that Dr. Castillo posted all of the study materials at the start of the semester (with exception of videos) which was helpful for students like myself who can work ahead when time permitted. The course schedule was well organized and the class discussions made for learning from one another in an online class a lot more engaging!
It was a good class.

Richard Castillo: PSY422, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 422 - Magic Witchcraft & Supernatl Crn (Section): 69539 (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  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 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?
Learned a lot
Dr. Castillo is a very intelligent teacher, who is also organized, and available for consultation if the need arises. I learned so very much in his class (online) this semester, as his material is well-presented, clear, concise, and to the point, while the data simultaneously delivers more relevant information than one could have anticipated initially in the course.
This class was so interesting. I just was testing out the different fields of psy. Cool to learn about and to have an open mind at all times. However it always conflicts with my religion.
This course has opened my mind to knew information and perspectives as well as the development of my critical thinking skills. What I have gained will positively enhance my work in early childhood education.
This course has taught me so much about cultural perspectives, and I enjoyed learning about the different topics. I can take away a lot of information that helps me to develop in my life.
very informative and ranged from many subjects such as shamanism, supernatural, and religon.
By understanding what religion means to the people of my community, I can help to better service them in their time of need. Opening the mind to encompass world religions and the possibility of multiple life experiences, I am able to expand my vision and understanding of the world around me and my current place in it.
This course was taken as an elective, but I found this class to be interesting, informative, and it gave a great perspective on topics that are not considered very mainstream (psychic abilities, cults, 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  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
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  
3.46 13 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%) 2 (15%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Right on point
Dont have so much readings espically when there is a film to watch as well. Also it would be great if the films were there during quiz time so that we could refresh our memory.
I found the current activities and resources to be suitable and additions unnecessary.
N/A
probably a chat day to review the content before the test. The material given held much content and needed some clarification. Maybe, writing a summary after each assignment to show an understanding of the reading material, many of my classmates did not have much understanding of the material or missed a video due to personal emergencies.
I am satisfied with the layout of this course. It flowed smoothly throughout the semester.
I really enjoyed all the assigned reading for this course. I have nothing to add.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
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  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
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  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
moore interaction with students and teacher
Dr. Castillo knows his business, and has his curriculum "down pat." while there is usually room for improvement in everything, that is not the case with Dr. Castillo's class, it is outstanding! I hope to take other classes from Dr. Castillo in the future, as I want to know more about what he knows!
Please provide specific details on the study guide for each film. Because the first film I only wrote what I thought the important parts were. However, I failed that quiz because my notes was not good enough. So I needed to write every single thing down from the film so that I could get the answer just in case the quiz as a question.
I don't see improving the course and/or Richard Castillo's teaching style and methods necessary.
N/A
The quizzes covered so much material it was hard to study for them- I would of liked weekly quizzes to cover our readings. It would of been able to retain better. Also I would of liked to be able to review our quizzes after they were graded especially since the final is cumalative
More interaction with the students, instead of repetitive videos and discussion boards. Probably a short video of a re-cap of the assignments or articles presenting some relating content to the subject, that one article about Jesus' was interesting and wished there were more.
I appreciate Dr. Castillo's teaching style and methods. The chapter summaries of important points to look for are essential when covering such vast amounts of materials.
I have nothing to suggest, I enjoyed this class.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
he really knows his stuff and is a great professor
(see above)
Awesome class. Great discussions. Thanks for always emailing me back.
I would highly recommend Richard Castillo and the courses he instructs to others. He was able to present a vast amount of information and perspectives and support critical thinking by providing resources and activities that were simple, easy to comprehend, and interesting. I appreciated his work very much.
Richard Castillo is a great instructor; he is extremely knowledgeable of the subject matter and structures the class in such a way that is easy to follow.
He is a great instructor, and is well-organized. He cares about his students and easily constructs the website so that it is easy for students.
I really like his teaching style and how he grades. I also was very interested in the topic.
Dr. Castillo was a good professor and always returned my emails quickly and efficiently.
Dr, Castillo has a program that has obviously seen the test of time. HE has refined it to be a smooth-running program that conveys a lot of information in a set amount of time to students. The only thing I have to say is there is ALOT of reading. But it can be done by those who apply themselves diligently.
Great professor that organizes coursework in an easy to follow manner.
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 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (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  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good class
Very intersting and good.
I have highly recommended this course to others.
Great class--fascinating subject matter presented in a way that is not only easy to understand, but fun and intriguing as well.
It was a great course and I would recommend it to anyone. I enjoyed the topics and I thought everything was well-organized
awesome..so interesting..veyr heavy not the readings but soo interesting
A+
Eye-opening. I would recommend this class to people interested in this subject or to those that should expand their own horizons on their ideas of what religion is and where it originated.
21. Other comments:
I hope to take more courses from you
There should be more courses like this one and courses instructed by Richard Castillo.
N/A

Richard Castillo: PSY474, PUBA474, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 69184 (1)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: PUBA 474 - Culture and Mental Illness Crn (Section): 69186 (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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 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 instructor's courses are very relevant to current topics in this field. I currently coordinate a Hawaii chapter of a national nonprofit that provides education to families with autism and special needs and the topics provided in this course and other courses taught by Prof. Castillo are relevant to the issues faced in this field.
Provided great insights of mental health in cultures throughout the world, and how it altered diagnosis and treatments.
This course fulfilled a course requirement for the substance abuse studies certificate. I work with people with substance abuse and mental health issues. This course was very insightful into this community.
I learned a ton about culture and mental illness.
Course taken as an elective for Healthcare Administration concentration. Though I had my doubts as to its relevance to my major, the course provided a perspective that is very pertinent for potential healthcare administrators.
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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (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  
2.9 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (10%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
This course is structured appropriately for an online course. Due to the Professors interesting topics of discussion, I would love to hear more back about the Professors ideas or commentary on the issues. I would be happy to have done more discussion questions in the course.
Power Points. Quiz reviews.
I really enjoyed the weekly assignments, discussion questions and quizzes. This was a very user friendly online class.
Allow test to be reviewed after completing.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (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  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (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  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
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%) 8 (80%)
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 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
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 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (20%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Professor Castillo's teaching style is well-developed, almost artistically planned, painlessly infusing insight into my knowledge. I truly enjoyed the class.
I appreciate Prof. Castillo's teaching style and especially the content he provided. I was able to utilize the information into my work and my volunteer work to improve outcomes for families I support. I am also a parent of two special needs children and have been able to apply the concepts to better support their development.
All good.
None
None. The class was very interesting and I learned a great deal.
Some of the answers to the quizzes were hard to interpret
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent! I would love to take more courses from this professor.
Although I have not yet met Dr. Castillo in person, I find his book "Culture and Mental Illness" absolutely fascinating and easy to read. One day I hope to take his class in person so I can pick his brain.
Very good.
Great professor and made the class very interesting. I enjoyed learning in this class and I feel I will have better knowledge and.understanding of culture and mental illness.
Dr. Castillo's teaching style and format for this class worked very well for me. I was able to keep up. He was clear and kept the class at a steady pace. Learning was fun.
Very knowledgeable teacher with good feedback on assignments and tests.
Good teacher. Class is educational and worth taking. It was an extra course and it was good.
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 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (20%) 8 (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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (60%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course is very well thought out and provided a great vehicle of knowledge into the mental illness subject especially the course reading of Mental Illness.
I loved this course and recommended it to professionals in the Hawaii special needs field for further professional development.
Very good.
Interesting course and the content and the way work was presented made it fun and interesting.
I would recommend this course to everyone and not just those that may need it to fulfill a requirement.
This was an interesting course. I learned a lot about culture and mental illness.
Great, enlightening course with great content and appropriate learning methods. I would have loved to be able to review my quizzes after taking them, but otherwise no issues or suggestions.
21. Other comments:
The literature "Culture of Mental Illness" was such an easy to understand book that I decided to keep it. It provides terms and definitions as well as medical correlation to the DSM diagnostic. I'm also keeping the DSM-IV-Casebook. Dr. Castillo picked some great classic and reading material that are keepers.
This course should have a cross-listing with Anthropology.
Enjoyed the course greatly.

Richard Castillo: PSY250, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 250 - Social Psychology Crn (Section): 69180 (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  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%) 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 took this course simply so I would be a full time student. However, it turned out to be my favorite class this semester, and I have gained a genuine interest in the field of social psychology.
It helped me to understand what Social Psychology is all about and how our environment and interaction of people are factors that influence our behavior and thinking.
Professor Castillo has a way of providing resources to help us relate what we are learning to everyday life, which probably causes us to look within ourselves and our surroundings. The discussion questions allow us to really think about how we are affected and what things are contributing to the effects.
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I learned a lot of new concepts about social psychology that I did not know before.
I better understand the significance of social interaction and just how much of an impact it can have on a person.
This course made me get a better understanding about psychology. I am trying to double major in early education and psychology so this course helped me gain a better understanding about this field that I am hoping to go into.
I wish we could see the answers to the questions we took for the exams. That would have been helpful for the final exam.
I am a Psychology major so this class helped me get a better understanding of certain concepts that I did not really understand previous to this class.
This course helped because it covered topics that we can see numerous examples of in everyday life.
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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
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 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Nothing.
Really enjoyed the text and supplemental materials that were provided, but I do wish we could have more up to date videos because things change everyday.
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I wouldn't change anything about the course.
none
Perhaps, allowing the test to be reviewed might be considered?
A way to see what the scores were for each test to make sure we understood the material. it would help so when we study we are looking to the correct things.
Detailed study guides. There was study guides for every quiz but it was a little vague.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 13 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%) 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  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%)
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  
4.38 13 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 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  
4.08 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
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  
4.31 13 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think that for an online class, this setup was perfect. The material was organized, and we knew exactly what we needed to do each week without changes. There also wasn't any real busy work that was unnecessary to understand the material.
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For the quizzes, you should open it on friday and make it due on Sunday. It is difficult or hard when it is due on Saturday at midnight.
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I know this isnt something that you have any control over but when having the videos that go along with the chapter we are going over I wish that the video was available longer to go back to as a refernce before quizzes and what not
Study guides were helpful. But I wish the powerpoints came with audio so we could listen to it like a lecture.
I have no suggestions, I thought everything was okay.
The teaching methods were effective in the sense that we not only had quizzes frequently, but we were able to participate in discussions.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great, well organized teacher. I wish more online teachers taught classes in this way!
A great Professor for an online course. His discussion topic questions were very interesting and I loved the videos he presented for us to watch.
He understands what is necessary in order for us to "get it." His intention is not to overwhelm us with homework, but provide us with quality learning material and he continues to challenge our way of thinking.
Very well-structured and organize professor.
He is a strict teacher, but he prepares you for what types of leadership figures that you will deal with in the future.
He is a great professor who is very knowledgeable in the subject he teaches.
I liked the fact that for this class every chapter was given a powerpoint that when over the main parts of the chapter. I also liked that he gave feedback when when it was time for our discussion posts.
Knowledgable professor. Wish he was more understanding if we missed a discussion post to let us turn it in late.
Since this was an online class, I don't have much to say but the way he structered this class was legitimate.
Good online teacher. Provides feedback in a timely manner when emailed.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
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  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very interesting class! If you are a psychology, or even sociology major, this class would be a great addition to everything you are learning.
This course was great. I learned so much about social psychology and even watched videos that gave more insight to why people act or react differently based on location, people, environment is all major factors that influences us.
i would certainly take any course he taught. He thinks about why students would be taking an online course and sometimes I feel that he is really thinking of us "non-traditional" students who work full time and would also like to work towards a degree.
I learned a lot about social psychology and it was related to my major which is sociology but I got more knowledge and will take it in consideration as I move on with my future career after I graduate.
It was a good class, and it was doable.
I learned a lot from it and would recommend it to others as well.
My overall evaluation for this course was it was very resourceful. I learned alot from this course. It added to what I already knew about psychology.
Seeing as how this was an online course; some of the above questions are hard to answer.
I liked the videos wish there were more to watch. Interesting class and I like how I started to apply the teachings to others that I observe.
It was an okay class. It was a bit rigorous because it was online but overall the grading, material, quizzes, and discussions were all fair.
Interesting course. Easily understandable.
21. Other comments:
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Richard Castillo: PSY352, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 352 - Varieties of Sexual Expression Crn (Section): 69183 (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  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%) 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 took this class in order to fulfill a graduation requirement.
I always look forward to taking Dr. Castillo's classes as a part of my psychology major. He is an excellent instructor, very well organized and always offers a great amount of knowledge throughout the entire semester. If I could have it my way, Dr. Castillo would teach all the psychology courses offered at UHWO. I've learned so much over the years and appreciate the great insight, discussions, topics and theories he's taught as a part of his course. I have been able to mature as an individual, as a student and as a professional in the field of psychology.
The material covered was very interesting and progressively formatted. It has made me consider another area within my field of study as a possibility in my future career.
It opened my eyes to the different factors involved in human sexuality. I found it interesting to learn the different sides of homosexual. heterosexual, transexual and bisexual issues.
I took this course thinking that it would possibly better help me to understand this issue of child sexual abuse since I want to go into the field of social work. And yes, this course has provided me with answers and I feel better equipped to handle the tasks of my future career.
It brought a whole new level of perspective with it's varieties of sexual expression.
It enhanced my awareness of various issues and subjects regarding varieties of sexual expressions that vary from culture to culture.
This course enhanced my personal and professional development in my major by teaching me important keys and concepts of human sexuality.
Interesting class
I took this course as a needed elective. I enjoyed this class and feel as if I have learned so much about the topics. I have learned things I didn't know, and I think the information is definitely important in life.
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  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
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  
2.46 13 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The videos that we had to watch for this class were very insightful and had taught me to think about sex in a way that have changed throughout history.
I look forward to taking Dr. Castillo's course because of the fact that he is well organized, shares a lot of knowledge weekly and has great structure and organization to his course. There is nothing to my knowledge that would improve my learning as I have always learned so much with Dr. Castillo's courses.
Structure and material covered was interesting, well-balanced, and easy to follow.
I think that this course is already maximizing on the tools necessary to create successful learners.
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6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
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 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 13 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
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  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
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 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
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  
4.58 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Although I learned many new things in this class, I know that I would learn more if this class was in person. I know that an online class, especially one with a topic like this would elicit giggling from some students. But I feel that there is more to be learned if this class was in person.
Dr. Castillo has an excellent style of teaching because he is organized, knowledgeable and always well prepared for each week and the entire semester of his course. His methods are successful, useful and should definitely be considered by other professors at UHWO. I have gained a lot of useful knowledge not just within in my field but knowledge that I am able to utilize in my every day life.
Really appreciated the varying of discussion questions and quizzes.
There are study guides, chapter pdf's, and discussions to help us learn the course material. I like that there are more ways to aid our learning in this course.
I think that this course is fine just the way it is. I really appreciate the layout of the course since I know what is expected and when.
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a good instructor that has a good idea of where he is going with the class. I would have liked to have this class in person, because I know I would get a better sense of his teaching style and more on what he expects from the students.
AWESOME! GREAT! AMAZING! EDUCATOR! Thank you for all that you do.
Richard Castillo has a well-organized schedule and assignments. I found the schedule easy to follow and enjoyed the material covered and the way in which is was addressed. Some of the videos had poor playback quality and a few were difficult for me to connect to the material we were reading in the text etc. I appreciated the timely manner in which things were graded/returned.
Castillo is a good teacher. I've had him before and I enjoy taking his classes. Everything is structured and I like it that way.
I think that he has done a great job in creating an effective course. The videos, readings, and powerpoints do a good job complimenting each other so that I can understand and learn the material presented thoroughly.
First time taking a class with this professor. Pretty good
I enjoy his courses, especially the videos used throughout the course.
Great teacher. Always there to answer any questions.
Good class. Organized, varied, and interesting.
Mr. Castillo is a great teacher, very attentive and helpful. He posted videos for us to watch, which helped us understand topics a lot better. The material was also covered in power point slides, so that was helpful as well. He is very easy going and allowed us time to finish what needed to get done.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
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  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This is a good class to take because of the nature of the material that is being covered. There are many things that are covered in class that no one covers anymore. In order to see how far sex has progressed, we have to see where it started from. The Chinese foot binding was the gateway for modern day fetishes is one of the examples of what many people do not know.
I would definitely suggest this course to others who are not only studying the field of psychology but as a part of any degree or major.
A- great job!
I learned a lot from this course and I think that the knowledge I've gained will help me in my life as well as help me to help other individuals.
Good course, with a couple of surprises.
Very good professor that makes the course interesting with various videos.
Great course I would recommend it! Learned a great deal of useful information.
I'm glad that the syllabus listed everything that we would need to know when something is due and what the homework would entail. It made the online class go by smoothly.
A
This course was really great! I have learned so much from this semester, and I would recommend it to anyone. There are so many topics I didn't know about, which of course can be very helpful in the real life.
21. Other comments:
Thank you again for everything, I greatly appreciate it.
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Richard Castillo: PSY250, Fall 2013     Back to top

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 am encouraged to go forward in pursuing a degree in sociology and Psychology. Dr. Castillo is instrumental in this by his methods
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.
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.
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.
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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.
None. I liked the format of the class.
None; the course is perfect as it is.
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.
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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.
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.
Enjoyed the class videos related to the course however tended to be long.
None
N/A
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.
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is very knowledgeable and is readily available to answer questions whenever we need him.
Very awesome, love the way you designed the course, so we know what to expect and what needs to be done.
Great teacher-well laid out lesson plan that is simple yet challenging. Forces critical thinking
Good job
I love the overall format of Professor Castillo's courses. I hope to take all his Psychology courses!
A. Thanks for a good semester!
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 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!
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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...
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.
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.
interesting, great book and videos, learned so much!
Great, the course was very fascinating.
I wish more professor's would have their courses similar to Professor Castillo. Great professor and love his videos!!
A- By far, this textbook was one of my favorites of all time! Great choice!
This course was very informative and can be applied to everyday life.
Excellent! Interesting! Fun! Great!
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21. Other comments:
I am looking forward to taking his class again.
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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?
interesting perspectives on healing and really makes you think about what healing is
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.
I have a much better understanding of how social factors and psychology impacts healing.
Learned a lot about how stress has an impact on the human body. Loved this class!
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
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.
I learned a great deal of information pertaining to psychology of healing
This course has truly taught me the importance of understanding where an individual I might be working with is coming from.
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.
none
none.
It would've been nice to have the videos hosted and available for streaming via UH rather than real vid.
Maybe a couple of lectures!
n/a
None
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.
make the videos available for longer periods of time
none.
Just add some lectures, but change nothing else!
Acceptance of late discussion posts for partial credit.
n/a
The quality of the videos were poor, audio and visual
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great
I hold Dr. Castillo in very high regard and hope to shape my career around the lessons iv'e learned in his classes.
Excellent!
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.
n/a
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.
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.
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...
good
Great course.
Excellent class that provides a lot of information needed to fully comprehend the complexities of healing and the psychology behind healing.
excellent!
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.
great information.
n/a
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.
21. Other comments:
none
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.
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.
none
n/a
None

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.
since this was an online it was self study, it gave me opportunity to enhance my study skills better
Helps me understand more about the abnormal ways of people
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%) 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?
It was very interesting and helpful in understanding mental illnesses, which is very relevant to my major, psychology.
interesting to see different cultural perspectives, mental illness.
Reminded me why I love my major! Taught me to keep in mind to be open minded and consider the clients/people's backgrounds.
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.
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
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.
Taught me more about children and medicine in cultures
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 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.
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 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 10 (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  
2.42 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 5 (36%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%)
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.
none
none
great discussion post topics
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!
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.
The books were hard to keep up with but very interesting
I really enjoyed this course and was very attractive when we finally got to learn about actual disorders.
Nothing
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.
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!
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 (33%) 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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 1 (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%) 1 (100%) 1 (100%)
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 (14%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (64%)
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%) 1 (14%) 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
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%) 3 (21%) 6 (86%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None, Dr. Castillo has a good style and method.
none
Pretty happy with how the class was taught!!!
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.
If discussion posts were due on saturdays and not fridays, or at least have two days to turn it in.
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.
Test not so hard
None.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good teacher, gets to the point of the coursework in a timely manner.
Great instructor. I can tell he really knows his subject area and gave us relevant and interesting study materials.
A!
Never met him in person, but from the way he teaches online and having read his book, I admire him.
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.
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).
Good materials like books were very relatable to course subjects
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.
Very informative
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.
great teacher
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 instructor, great class, great course!
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (79%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Enojyable.
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.
A
great!
Best class I have taken so far!!! Loved it!!!!
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.
Great instructor easy to follow course guidelines. Love the study guides, very helpful
Great class to have under your belt - I learned a lot of different terms and ideas with this class.
great
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
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.
21. Other comments:
none
I would take courses from this ins
fantastic class
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.
Thank you for a great semester, I look forward to attending more classes in the near future!

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?
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.
It didn't.
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.
I have learned a great deal of information regarding sexual varieties in the psychological sense that enhanced my sociology studies.
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.
Maybe some extra credit?
Chats are informative. It added to the required readings but from another's perspective.
Some interaction with the teacher would be helpful. He barely provides feedback, and does not engage in the discussions.
I would have liked some lectures to listen to that had explaining of some of the course content.
N/A
None
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
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.
Just lectures for listening too.
N/A
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
Awesome!
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
Excellent!!
good professor, easy to talk to, willing to help, wants you to do well
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!
Excellent!
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...
Face to face
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.
Would highly recommend this course Actually learning something instead of just doing the assignments for a grade.
The textbook was fine. Again, the soft porn video was unnecessary.
Good!
A
good
See my comments in the previous box
Excellent!
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%) 0 (0%) 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.
It helped me o be responsible, being that it is online. All of the work was self guided.
Great info. Good instructor.
I have a better understanding of psychology.
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 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.
I know the knowledge of Psychology.
it got me interested to learn more
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.
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%) 4 (57%)
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  
2.63 8 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
none
Everything went well, i enjoyed this class.
I always like hearing lectures
More helpful resources that will help us on test.
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.
N/A
if we had a couple homework assignments online that we could do every week.
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.
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%) 4 (50%) 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  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 2 (29%) 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 (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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
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%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 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  
4.14 7 0.9 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.
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.
N/A
you should accept late work at least once from each student.and provide more work to do
If you could get back to me more when I emailed you, then that could have helped me do a little better this semester.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a professional teacher with a well-designed online course.
Interesting course, requirments are clear.
A+
Good teacher!
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!
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.
A
he's an okay teacher.
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.
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%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (57%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent course.
Great online class.
Good class w/ solid foundation for other Psy.
Great class, your learning is up to you!
I liked this online class, it was pretty much straight forward. The PowerPoints and study guides were really helpful for the quizzes.
Very good! Great instructor & terrific learning experience. :)
Very user friendly & I enjoyed this course!
A
pretty easy..8/10
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)
excellent
21. Other comments:
I will recommend this class to other students & any one who might be interested in this course.
Thank you Professor Castillo!
N/A

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?
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 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
Even though it is a 200 level course, this course taught me a whole lot about social psychology. I loved the textbook as well.
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!
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.
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.
Needs more groups work
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.
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.
-needs more teacher involvement.
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....
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.
great instructor!
Clear in expectation, good teacher.
He should be more reasonable and understanding. His course did teach me what I needed to know.
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.
He's an awesome teacher and he makes having an online class simple but I learn a lot!
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...
What an online class is expected to be.
One of my favorites! Great experience
A+
Very hard, if you have questions, you feel lonely. First online class, doubt ill be taking online classes for awhile.
Ok
i loved this class.
Enjoyed taking this course and I'm glad that I took it!
21. Other comments:
None
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.
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%) 1 (7%) 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 was an excellent elective class for me (PUBA: HCAD/DPEM) It enhanced the concepts and cultural ideas taught in our core classes.
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.
it showed me so many things that not many people take notice of and i love that! its what keeps me passionate about psychology!
The bi-weekly quizzes and discussion posts helped regulate my studying time.
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.
This course greatly enhanced my understanding and knowledge base.
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.
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%) 1 (20%)
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  
2.93 14 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%) 2 (40%) 2 (14%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
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.
none
none
There were the right amount of resources available for us students.
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!
Nothing, it's perfect the way it is.
Not sure, I enjoyed the videos
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 3 (21%) 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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 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%) 2 (40%) 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%) 11 (79%)
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%) 2 (40%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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 (21%) 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  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 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  
3.6 5 1.14 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.
Nothing...my best class this semester! He gave the right amounts of information and assignments.
none
none he's awesome
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.
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 amount of reading required is a bit demanding.
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.
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....
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 :)
His class is quite simple you do the assignments and get graded on them, very straight forward.
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.
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 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.
I love the way he presents and teaches his online classes, my favorite professor.
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.
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%) 2 (40%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
AWESOME...GREAT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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.
you must take it if youre a psych major. doctors should also take this class!!
This was a great course, I can't wait to take another online course from Castillo!
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.
Couldn't be better, I'd love to take all of my classes from him.
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.
C
21. Other comments:
none
A+++++++++++++++++
N/A.
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?
Psychology major- This course broadened my knowledge on human sexuality.
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.
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.
No need for improvement. Castillo provides a great style of teaching 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
The course is great how it is.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Fantastic professor. Will recommend his courses to all of my friends and other classmates.
Great instructor! Very organized and consistent . I have had him for three classes now and really enjoy his classes.
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...
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.
Very interesting!
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 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  
2.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 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%) 1 (33%) 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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 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%) 1 (33%) 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%) 2 (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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
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%) 1 (33%) 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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 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  
3.67 3 1.53 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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%) 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  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 1 (33%) 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  
4.67 3 0.58 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%) 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  
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%) 1 (33%) 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  
5.0 2 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'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.
fulfilled complimentary credits
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.
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%) 2 (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  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
having online chat session directly w/instructor and students.
I do not have any suggestions. The videos are very helpful.
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 4 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%) 2 (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%) 2 (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%) 1 (25%) 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 4 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 2 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.
Improve quality of videos
I do not have any suggestions. He had a great teaching style that could be flexible for any type of student.
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.
Organized. Hard to say I've never met him but based on the way the class is structured I'd say he's organized.
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.
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%) 2 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course, really interesting. The text books were awesome.
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".
A great course to take. I would suggest this to any student whether they are a psychology major or not.
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?
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.
Taught me about disorders and how to treat them
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....
great instructor. very organized.
Awesome interesting easy to follow instructor. Love his classes! Fun!
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...
great course. very challenging for a summer class.
Interesting and fun
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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?
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.
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.
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.
This course absolutely enriched my understanding of MI in our global cultures. It has enriched my life.
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.
It has made me even more passionate about Psychology!
Some knowledge was retained from this course that will definitely help in the future.
This course has definitely enhanced my education development by fulfilling my major and concentration. Dr. Castillo, is an excellent Professor. I love his class.
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 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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 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  
2.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
n/a
nothing.
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.
It is perfect the way it is.
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.
Cant think of anything
Resources provided within course were good.
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%) 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (33%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 4 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 4 (100%)
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%) 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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
4.67 6 0.82 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 2 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
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.
None.
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.
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
Msybe adding more personality by joining discussions
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.
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.
n/a
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....
Richard Castillo is a very good teacher.
Good teacher, great materials.
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.
He knows his subject.
Brilliant!
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.
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.
Good professor, though sometimes I not there lacked a communication.
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.
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.
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%) 0 (0%) 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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
that I learned alot!
This was a great class, definitely one of the best psych classes I've ever taken.
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.
Great. Illness can affect you mentally.
Great
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.
Exellent! My favorite class so far! It opened my eyes to so many issues most people have no idea about.
Course was good.
EXCELLENT! course. I would highly recommend this class or his class to anyone.
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.
A great course. It was very enjoyable and the information was interesting.
21. Other comments:
Good teacher!
Offer this class in person!
none.
I recommend Professor Castillo's classes to whomever will listen!
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?
N/A
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 taught me a lot about the general study of psychology and it's history. It definitely sparked a fire in my to learn more!
It helped me to be more responsible and stay on track on my work.
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.
N/A
Maybe more general class discussions.
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.
It was great the way it was :)
It would be nice if it was a in class instead of an online class.
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.
Letting us know what grade we have throughout the course
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.
Have more class discussions or exercises that allow the students to find application in the material.
No improvements needed.
n/a
I would have taken this class if it was a in class.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
N/A
He is a decent teacher for an online class. He provided powerpoints, study guides, and gave feedback comments when grading our discussions.
Great teacher. Very knowledgeable.
Professor Castillo gives reasonable amount of homework. The study guides he hands out before every quiz is really helpful.
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" :)!!!
Very straight forward. Very graceful especially in the beginning of the semester.
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...
Good
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.
A little challenging, but not ridiculous. It is very straightforward and relatively easy to get through with a little work.
This class was my first online course and I handled it pretty good. The assignments were pretty reasonable and straight to the point.
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.
Very challenging. But learning about how the brain works is very interesting.
21. Other comments:
N/A
awesome class, cant wait to take another one with him!

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?
It provided me an opportunity to get an indepth look into social psychology.
This course taught me a great deal about other people and how people act in different situations.
Help to expand my knowledge base on social psychology
This course helped me see why people are the way they are and the reasons behind it
It gave me a better understanding of society and how the people in it function.
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.
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?