eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: R Stewart

Available Survey Results

R Stewart: HON495, Spring 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 495 - Introduction to Research Crn (Section): 81805 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. I developed the ability to carry out original research in this area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The support from the peers and teachers was amazing. It would have been really hard to get up in and do the speech at the symposium without them !
Learning to set up a year long research project was valuable. Also, the experience of searching for and changing/altering research topics and mentors was another challenge/
The Spring Symposium, even though it was such a challenge was a great experience. I also learned to use UH research databases and library resources that I previously did not know about. Both these things will probably help me for the rest of my life.
The most valuable aspects was meeting as a class and community to work through our ideas. It really gave us a sense of support and others with whom we could share our work with. It also gave us a chance to bounce our ideas off of each other and articulate our ideas better. Just really learning how to network and work with each other and gain our individual ideas.
the group participation and interaction. I think that the blog idea was a great tool in this course as well
Frank Stewart's flexibility and willingness to help students individually was very valuable. Perhaps more so was the way in which he fostered a classroom community that was cohesive helped students therein with developing their projects and overcoming obstacles.
7. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Sometimes in class it felt like we were wasting time especially in the beginning of the semester, later though class began to help me a lot.
This class could have met once a week; the extra day would have been good actually to do research.
Sometimes I felt like the time would have been better spent if we just didnt have class and were able to work on our projects instead of just talking about them.
The least valuable... we never have enough time! Sometimes I felt we went off topic, although the things we talked about were important (ahem, environmental economics).
I would have liked better communications with the honors program as a whole and between the director and instructor.
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
10. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
13. I received personal attention from the instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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In the very beginning of the course we should have started brainstorming ideas right away instead of reading random books and having random discussions. I felt when we had to say what idea we were formulating I wasnt prepared because I hadnt been focusing on that, but instead required readings.
I just wish we had more time during some phases of our research process. I also think that we could have utilized our community website better, like really commented on each other's work and post more things on there. I hope that we can and will use it more in the future, but there hasn't been enough emphasis on using it as a tool and way of communicating. If we could use it like facebook, it'd be great!
perhaps make this a part of a larger comunity of honors students.
I would have liked to discuss the course readings a bit more in class.
16. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
encouraging enthusiastic Helpful
Understanding, intelligent, helpful
Encouraging Kind Helpful
Caring, understanding, encouraging. :D
fun, informative, and creative
Approachable, helpful, caring
17. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
18. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
19. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
20. Other comments:
Prof. Stewart was an amazing facilitator/mentor for this class.
Awesome class. I just wish the community will continue until I graduate!
the blog wite was a great idea, perhaps maybe get one with a live chat so if someone needs help or ideas there is a place to go outside of class hours.