eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Karen Umemoto

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PLAN604, Spring 2014
PLAN650, Spring 2014
PLAN699, Spring 2014
PLAN751, Fall 2013
PLAN604, Spring 2013
PLAN650, Spring 2013
PLAN619, Fall 2012
PLAN616, Spring 2012
PLAN600, Fall 2011
PLAN600, Spring 2011
PLAN618, Spring 2011

Karen Umemoto: PLAN604, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 604 - Qualitative Methods Planning Crn (Section): 86954 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.13 10 0.35 Freq(%) 7 (70%) 1 (10%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
structured opportunity to think about methods. instructor's guidance.
readings were really good
The overall course was very helpful. I was a bit skeptical about qualitative research in general and felt that this gave me a clarified explanation on its importance.
The recognition of the different types of qualitative research methods and approaches, and how that lens shapes/is shaped by other aspect of research design. Sharing with classmates, partner exercises, and the challenge of verbalizing aspects of individual research design and values. The small assignments are extremely beneficial in working towards the final assignment.
The consistency in deadlines and feedback was very helpful. The course flowed well between topics. The in class exercises were always helpful.
Learning how to: 1) structure a research methodology, 2) articulate the research purpose and questions, and 3) make a proper research proposal Engaging with other students and the professor helped with organizing my ideas
Karen is a marvelous resource, and brought a wealth of experience, knowledge, and insight to the class. I really learned a lot and will be able to apply the skills I gained from this class in many other academic and professional settings. I also appreciated that she designed the class so that we would systematically and progressively build our research proposals out over the course of the semester. The readings each week were useful and relevant to each phase of our proposal writing.
The most valuable aspect is about the Data Collection and Data Analysis. The class gives me good insight how to collect data in the field and how to process the data when we come to the analysis stage by using data analysis procedures.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
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In-class discussions left one wanting. Not sure if it was the class dynamic or how the instructor usually conducts class. I noticed a few times that dissenting views were not really explored as teachable moments... it seemed to discourage certain people from talking or voicing their thoughts, especially if there was disagreement or a potentially naive question. We were not encouraged to draw upon or share potentially useful experiences that might/might not connect with the subject material.... except through the instructor.
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Class often felt redundant and dragged a bit. The assumption was that we all read the readings and yet it seemed often that the class consisted of a shallow review of the readings. More exercises would have been helpful. Although Karen is very good at synthesizing the readings in an accessible way.
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18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
maybe just one textbook plus other readings. instructor might select examples of well-done qualitative studies.
Maybe take a little more time in the beginning of the class to encourage student-student familiarity and interaction. It might help create a more comfortable environment for discussion. Most of the discussions were one- to-one with the instructor but more learning might have happened with more peer-to-peer interaction. In class time seemed to focus on review of reading and understanding in concrete ways the material covered. The presentations by other more advanced students were really helpful. This class requires one to be flexible as the schedule/readings/project changed throughout the course of the semester. Maybe make that clear up front...
Having second draft assignments due after comments are given.
More diversity in how material is presented would be helpful. More activities and exercises. The class started to feel redundant towards the middle of the semester. It would have been nice to review other students work, this would create more of a workshop feel and space for co-learning. Offer students the flexibility to chose their own interview assignment.
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- Professor makes more comment in class rather than on paper - Professor could be easily reached for individual consultation - The course content could be carefully written
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%) 9 (90%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
34. Other comments:
The best professor in the DURP.
Overall, I loved the course readings and thought the discussions could have been facilitated a little differently. Instructor seemed tired, though, so that is understandable. APA Project: It would have helped if the APA project coordinator communicated better with the instructor (prior to/outside of class). It was frustrating to sit through chunks of class where the instructor and APA oral history project coordinator were having what seemed like the same discussion week after week. It gave the perception of disorganization and/or lack of ownership of the project. At the same time, it seemed like we as student were expected to take this project seriously; it eroded my confidence in both the instructor and APA project coordinator on planning/strategy that we were supposed to be learning about and implementing ourselves. At the same time, maybe it showed us some of the realities of planning qualitative research. Other than that, though, I learned a lot through the readings and iterative drafting and revising of the proposal. It would have helped me greatly to see several solidly written examples of a qualitative research proposal and have a working model in mind as I wrote. I found things online, but I had no idea if they were of sufficient quality to be good examples. At the end of the day, though I'm really glad I took this course. I learned A LOT and it's opened up new ways of thinking for me.
The logistics planning and in-class discussions for the APA-HI Oral Histories Project where often a distraction and interruption for the other PLAN 604 class presentations and discussions. Recognizing the interviews as an important component for the course, the frequency and often lack of information of the project briefings could have better prepared and organized.
I was pleasantly surprised with how much this course helped me. PLAN 601 also introduces students to research design, I devoted more time to figuring out statistics than design. I think more students, especially those getting a MURP, should be encouraged to take this class. It could really benefit them in their other classes and with their AOC.
Overall, I like the way that the professor deliver her lesson and slow and effective way. As an international student, her slow speech provides me another advantage to keep up with lesson. The professor cares about my understanding by checking my work weekly and provides friendly comments. To sum up, I enjoy this class and her teaching.

Karen Umemoto: PLAN650, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 650 - Research Design Seminar Crn (Section): 85627 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
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%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals 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%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The Spring DURP PhD seminar has been absolutely critical in moving me forward through the PhD program. This is a chance for us to push each other as peers, and also learn how to conduct a critique by having Karen or other faculty offer their own constructive criticisms of our work. I think this seminar should be offered once a year and is as important for PhD students as the required courses.
Goal setting at the beginning of the semester was valuable, especially when we boiled it down to weekly deadlines. I liked the format of rotating each week so we could all receive (and give) regular feedback during the course of the semester. I also appreciated the feedback on elevating the level of theoretical questions when we discussed different students' research questions.
having a dedicated, focused time to think about the phd.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
While the guest speakers were helpful, perhaps it would have been better to set the calendar by the 2nd week or so and be able to email and post up the series with dates to make a more intentional call for participation by a larger audience of PhD students. There are obstacles to gathering PhD students for any kind of event, so I realize this format is just trial and error. While a couple of additional students did join in with minimal "publicity," I still think the conversation among 4-6 students who are at different stages could have been enriched by a larger cross-section of the PhD cohort.
sometimes the variation between student projects was too wide and making linkages or finding relevance was difficult.
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting 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%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
23. 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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
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%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
34. Other comments:
The PhD seminar has been extremely helpful for me in setting and meeting goals for my own progress every time I have taken it. It also provides a formal space for PhD students to present our work in progress and receive feedback. Thank you for offering this seminar!
the students in the class were at various stages of their phd work. So, students working in class on their respective projects say maybe 2-3 times during the semester, for maybe a 1 or 2 hours could have given more tailored assistance from the prof to the student.

Karen Umemoto: PLAN699, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 699 - Directed Reading & Research Crn (Section): 82042 (008)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals 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%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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 course made me think hard and carefully.
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. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
It has been a great opportunity to "shadow" a professional planner through this 699 course. To work alongside someone working in the field, it gave me insight into the intricacies, networking, and organizational skills required of a planner. It has helped me clarify the career path I see myself entering.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
unforeseen delays in acquiring FAMCare!!!
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting 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%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about 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%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to 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%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
Freq(%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
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%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
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%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
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%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
34. Other comments:
Thank you Karen! Your mentorship has been incredibly valuable. I'm looking forward to continuing our work through the summer.

Karen Umemoto: PLAN751, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 751 - Planning Practicum Crn (Section): 79852 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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 developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of 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%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Real world application of knowledge gained throughout the program as well as many chances to develop leadership skills during community meetings and class time
Learning the tai chi of planning.
The hands on experience. The group work. The opportunities to experience a real-life, client project. The opportunities for us students to actually steer the direction of the class and the project. The time to learn from Karen! She is a gem, and is indispensable to the Department, and such a wonderful person to be around and be influence by.
The collaboration with my classmates. It was nice to work together through the whole semester
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
There were some meetings where our presence as students felt redundant, but they were still learning experiences
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to 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%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
23. 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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none.
Thank you for your time Karen! You have so much experience, and so much knowledge to share, and luckily for us you are not stingy AT ALL with sharing. Thank you for guiding us, personally and professionally. It was a gift to have had you as our Professor, and for you to share this work with us.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the 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%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
34. Other comments:
This class really allowed me to use and develop all of the skills I gained during the program from an understanding of planning theory to facilitation. Thanks!
Thank you so much, Karen!!
DURP will suffer greatly should Professor Karen Umemoto not be a staple at the department. Please hold on to her!
If it can be arranged, I would still like to go visit the Juvenile Justice Correctional Facility as a class!

Karen Umemoto: PLAN604, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 604 - Qualitative Methods Planning Crn (Section): 88842 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.11 9 0.33 Freq(%) 8 (89%) 1 (11%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 9 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Lectures, going through key points in the readings
The hands-on approach to learning
The Logic Model.
Doing actual interviews and coding Struggling to interpret the data Peer collaboration Readings were good as reference
I thought experiential learning was a good approach for this course.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Spent a lot of time talking about Weed and Seed not related to qualitative methods (police data, school data)
None.
I took the class to fulfill a qualitative research methods requirement for a different department. The experience of doing a service learning project for an actual client was rich and valuable in so many ways. However, the trade-off was that I did not learn other qualitative research and analytical methods that I will need for my research.
I thought much of the final report could have been executed as a group project as opposed to many single projects. The exercise felt redundant.
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
sometimes it feels like it is a qualitative methods class that could be taught in any career. Could be more directed towards urban planning.
None
At some points in the process of the evaluation study, the expectations and assumptions seemed to shift. Partly this was due to the nature of the real life conditions of the research. However, it was also due to the difference between applied and general research, and how we as students are oriented toward our product. Is it a scholarly assignment or a deliverable to a client. This led to some confusion about the audience, what is appropriate to include, etc. I think it might be good to go over the political nature of doing client based, applied research in the beginning, to clarify the conceptual shift that is required in conceiving and implementing the research. Also, there was a trade off between gaining practical research experience in a particular approach versus learning certain qualitative methods (content or discourse analysis, participatory action research, etc.). For students not in planning, it would have been good to know what kind of qualitative methods would and would not be covered in the class.
More feedback from the professor would have been very helpful. Assignments were rarely returned with feedback, and often instructions were confusing in regards to professors expectations.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
34. Other comments:
Karen is so knowledgeable about qualitative methods and responds very thoughtfully to student questions. Really appreciated that she taught this course.
Overall, it was an excellent learning experience. Thank you!

Karen Umemoto: PLAN650, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 650 - Research Design Seminar Crn (Section): 86966 (003)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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 developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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. I developed more confidence in myself.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Listening to other student projects.
The collegial atmosphere and the support was very valuable. Having a class of PhDs was a great environment for furthering ideas for own work as well as to have a sense of togetherness rather than a solitary journey.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No survey responses were found.
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
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%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
23. 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the 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%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
34. Other comments:
The room was hot and small and not well suited for an afternoon seminar!

Karen Umemoto: PLAN619, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 619 - Multicultursm in Plan & Policy Crn (Section): 78608 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of 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%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
13. 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%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Working to summarize the readings is helping me to read more carefully and to understand the argument more clearly which is very beneficial to my future work in know how to take information from scholarly articles in ways that are useful for application.
Well balanced course which is full of student discussion
Karen's down toearthedness made this course more enjoyable. Not sure where she leaves her ego but she definitely doesn't not bring it to class. More professors should learn her teaching style or her sincere respect for students.
1) This class was taught by a minority faculty. Given culture-related courses are predominantly taught by Caucasian faculty who claim themselves a culture expert yet such fact is doubtful from their superficial (or even wrong) approach to this very serious issue, this was a priceless opportunity given to us students. 2) This class was taught by a faculty with world-class intelligence and caliber. 3) Instructor provided us students a truly safe place for "guts on the table"-type discussions in every session, which greatly enriched our learning experience (both cognitively and emotionally).
The Socratic method of communication.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
At least a third of the course should be led by teacher to point out what is important and what is missing.
I cannot think of any.
I felt the amount of reading was a bit much for a 600-level elective.
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
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%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The class was purely group discussion. Might be good to break it up some times into smaller groups so that we can go deeper on something and then share ideas back as a way of reinforcing our learning in the small group and give those that may not feel comfortable in large group space to speak.
None
I don't want her to change in any way!
Less readings, or a section of each (because each was valuable, just lengthy).
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course 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%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding 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%) 6 (86%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
34. Other comments:
Thank you for your wonderfully leading this class. Hope to see you next semester!
I am glad to have been in a class that allowed me to present information (the paper) in a form that is best-fitting to the subject matter.

Karen Umemoto: PLAN616, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 616 - Community Based Planning Crn (Section): 89325 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. 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 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
8. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
9. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
12. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
13. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Learning to facilitate community retreats and develop appropriate planning activities were a huge plus in this class. Also learning all the components that need to be fleshed out for community plan will be tremendously helpful moving forward.
working with other classmates on class agendas, time management, stepping up to take control of the project- Karen really helped steer the class from the backseat.
This course was very practical.
The project based nature of the course was very valuable to the students so that we have a chance to apply the principles we learn in the classroom out in the field, with the community. Working as a group gave us good experience in project/task management. Also, the facilitation training and activities we learned will be very helpful tools to draw upon.
Learning skills applicable to community planning and hands on experience
The practical application. Working directly with the community was by far the most valuable experience I took from this course. In addition, learning the structure of how to write a planning document was invaluable.
1. Real life experience doing actual community based planning that has helped me with my professional development. 2. Getting to see and experience Karen in action, there are many small things that you can pick up from her and her instincts that are very useful. 3. Working in a team. 4. Actual experience writing a conceptual plan. 5. Experience in facilitation. 6. Writing development. 7. Exposure to many different styles of facilitation. 8. Learning all different activities for facilitation. 9. Experience in public speaking and presentation. 10. Time management.
The trips to Kailapa seeing the work displayed in a useful manner for community.
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
writing skills- we didn't really get much individual feedback to improve our own writing
None.
Some detailes were lamented over for too long.
NOTHING!
16. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
17. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
18. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
19. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
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%)
20. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
21. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
22. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
23. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
24. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
25. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
By nature of the planning process the course was pretty flexible, at some points throughout the semester it made it a bit challenging to know exactly what the expectations were and how to move forward. In the end though I think everything came together as planned.
organization of time/tasks, if we could have split up the work earlier, that would have helped to get draft done earlier
Occasionally there were times in class that I thought the discussion became a bit tedious, and there were lengthy discussions over seemingly miniscule points of contention. Part of it is just working in a group. However, seeing that classes went over time regularly, it would have been nice to keep the class a bit more focused and on track.
Break up the course into 2 days. Also, I have heard some students say that their ideas were shot down quickly. These students usually go unnoticed, and more encouragement for them is great.
Students, because we were working in a team, should be held accountable for their work as a team member. Perhaps having peer evaluations? Also, more time should be devoted to the editing process so that a few students are not having to tackle such a huge workload.
27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
28. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
29. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
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%)
30. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
31. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
32. Other comments:
I really enjoyed this course, and the opportunity to work with Kailapa. Thanks
Great class. Wish there was more time available to put together the plan and to spend with the community members/clients
I am very fortuante to have taken this course from Karen. Her skills were with both people, and her theoretical knowledge, was sound. She is an inspiration.
Thank you so much Karen for another amazing class and for the most fun intensive professional development I have ever experienced!

Karen Umemoto: PLAN600, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 600 - Public Policy & Planning Thry Crn (Section): 73021 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (33%) 13 (54%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 16 (70%)
4. 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 24 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 8 (33%) 14 (58%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 11 (46%) 11 (46%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 12 (50%) 10 (42%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 7 (29%) 14 (58%)
8. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 18 (75%)
9. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 13 (54%) 7 (29%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 23 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 7 (30%) 10 (43%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
12. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 6 (25%) 13 (54%)
13. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I felt the in-class activities and exercises were extremely valuable, for they challenged us to apply what we learned from the readings to more concrete situations. Also, the process of working with other students was helpful. Giving the presentation was very valuable, for we had to become "experts" on our topics. Writing weekly papers was also valuable, for it really made me process and digest the information from the readings in a meaningful way.
The readings were pretty good; I felt like the weekly essays challenged me to be a better reader and get through the essays better.
theory
I would say every aspect was valuable. The weekly readings enhanced our knowledge step by step.
discussion and interaction , presentations and the course pattern.
It talks about all of the planning theories,their strength, practices, challenges which is valuable for planning profession. Professor Karen Umemoto assist us to understand the fact through demonstration of class activities.
The most valuable aspect of the course was the weekly assignments that forced me to understand a lot of material in a relatively short amount of time.
The weekly readings force people to actually read the articles. Many other graduate classes have such readings but don't strictly enforce it. Most people don't really read it thoroughly as a result.
I really appreciated the class discussions and group work.
My improvement of writing skills and synthesizing information. This is based on their weekly essay and many reading materials in each week, which are very good to give depth understanding and mindframe of the field.
Dr.Umemoto's lecture sharing her insights. She could clearly explain about the key points of what we should learn from each subject.
part 2: rationales for planning and the role of the planner
Although the weekly reading assignments were quite challenging I found them to be tremendously helpful in my development as a critical and concise writer. Additionally, I think the weekly discussions surrounding the topics really enhanced my understanding of the information and helped gain a greater perspective of knowledge based on everyone's individual perspectives. I though the exercises were extremely relevant and really enjoyed having the variety in teaching styles and perspectives to help further expand the discussions.
The weekly short essays were a good tool in making you synthesize weekly reading materials. I enjoyed class discussions and class exercises done in class, including ones that fellow classmates used as part of their presentations. I enjoyed the film selections that were used periodicaly throughout the semester to enhance weekly theme discussions. I liked that the end-of-the semester review paper's topic was local-related. It was nice to hear from the alumni that is currently working with TEC at the beginning of the semester. I was at every class, except Week 14's class session where we had a guest speaker so I was bummed about missing that week but had been sick the previous weekend. I'm sure interesting discussions came up. Thanks for food at the last class session! And thanks for providing a good framework in which thought-provoking and interesting instruction, dialogue and discussion could come about in each class.
understand the basic background knowledge of Planning
Dr. Umemoto's being a sagacious scholar, not just a mere technician.
Though the amount of readings were at some times overwhelming, I really do appreciate being forced to read and comprehend them. I think that if I did not have to write a credible sythesis of the readings each week, I probably would not have been able to get through them. I found some authors that I really enjoyed amongst the mix, which was unexpected. I also enjoyed the speakers that we had, as well as the class activities that mimicked planning situations.
The aspects of the course I found most valuable were the group presentations and group discussions. I like the idea of students creating a learning environment and being responsible for their learning with the instructor facilitating with guiding questions and getting past group disagreements.
Class discussions. A great array of reading materials. The opportunity to present. The weekly paper assignments that encouraged engagement with the material.
This class gave me a broad theoretical base that I can use to view the field of planning
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Watching the presentations given by classmates, for I often felt like it was a bit like the blind leading the blind, and I felt like (although everybody tried their best) there was some misinformation and some of the students didn't fully understand what they were presenting. Also, although the weekly papers were valuable, perhaps the requirement could be reduced to 8 papers instead of 10? It was a little overwhelming to have to write a paper every week for 10 weeks AND write a final paper.
I felt frustrated with the student facilitations taking over half the class. This was especially unfair to those students earlier in the semester who had kept to their time quota. I felt like class time could have better used with a more formal lecture and would loved to have heard Karen speak more.
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there are two group activities, its a bit redundant.
The readings and weekly writing responses were very valuable, though overly time-consuming. This course caused me a great deal of stress as I tried to find a way to accomplish my work thoroughly and promptly.
All of the aspects in class are necessary, but sometimes same topics of case study is being repeated few times in other topics.
1. "Power, Participation, and Social Learning" lecture by Dr.Wendy Sarkissian. I was a bit disappointed that Dr. Sarkissan was mainly shared about her personal problem with the class instead of sharing her insight about planning theory or practice that could apply to that particular problem. 2. Student's presentation. Although, it is a great learning experience as a presenter, I would rather learn the subjects from Dr. Umemoto instead of spending time observing about students' interpretation of each subject. The presentation took up too much class time from Dr. Umemoto's lecture or class activities. (still, Dr. Umemoto's short summary after each presentation helped me to understand the subject in the deeper level )
Sometimes I wish there had been a little extra time to flesh out ideas in discussion and a little less time on activities. But overall there was a great balance between activities, discussion, and related topics.
Sometimes it was difficult to sit through some of the student presentations, but thats because students need to work on how they present materials, stick to the time limit, etc. I don't know how we could work on this since learning presentation skills is not really the focus of this course, though as Karen mentioned its a big part of becoming a good planner.
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The aspects of the course I found least valuable was not establishing enough time to build community as a group to help facilitate deeper conversations.
some of the class presentations were too long and lost their value. the weekly papers were a little too structured, so didnt require critical thinking. sometimes the breakout sessions would not be as valuable if fellow students hadnt read the material.
Student presentations were often redundant and took up large portions of class time! The time limit set on these presentations wasn't enforced, this may be unfair to students who presented at the beginning of class as they followed the time limits.
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16. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 8 (33%) 13 (54%)
17. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 7 (29%) 14 (58%)
18. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 17 (71%)
19. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 10 (42%) 12 (50%)
20. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 16 (70%)
21. 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 24 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 17 (71%)
22. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
23. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 24 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 8 (33%) 12 (50%)
24. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 6 (25%) 14 (58%)
25. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (42%) 13 (54%)
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I thought maybe a little more of a traditional, structured lecture from the professor -- especially after each student presentation -- would have helped to confirm or clarify what we learned from the readings. Also, maybe having a little more true team teaching in each class -- rather than having just one professor or TA lead each class -- would have been helpful.
I'd like to hear her lecture more- it was great having the TAs and another professor but I would have liked some more formal lecture time from Karen.
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My only complaint would be being fair on time duration for the presentations students have to make. Some took too long while others restrained themselves to the time limit. It is obvious that one can explain more with long time, but the ones who restricted to time limit had to explain in shortened way.
Student presentations could be kept to a more strict time limit so as to leave enough time to discuss the readings as a whole class.
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Though the instruction way is quite interesting but sometimes I feel I could not understand the actual point. For example: In each class student(s)presents their perception about the reading through power point. But after that I think we need feedback from the instructor that she could summaries the whole topic with the assigned questions respectively. Because sometimes in our writing or presentation we may miss some important points. It will be better if preliminary idea about the topic can be given before starting.
I would like to have had the weekly essays give a little more room for what we individually took from the readings, instead of only having us address a certain set of questions every week. The questions should be there as guidance for what we might consider --but as far as what we thought were the most interesting/important points, it should be under our discretion. It felt too much like regurgitation of information. I would also suggest tying in more current relevance in the topics for the first few weeks. Those planning theories were so dense and new for many of us; it would be nice to have it be a little more relevant to current issues for the sake of more engaging and interesting.
Much of the questions in the homework are sometimes not clear. Some of the weekly questions asked were not good either.
Please give the primary understanding in each topics, so students will understand at least the points of understanding. It is undeiable that students will have different interpretation and understanding to the material s given.
Only suggestion (or more like a wish) I have for this class or Dr. Umemoto's teaching style is for Dr. Umemoto to provide more time for her own lecture and class activities by limiting students' presentation time.(sorry, our group presentation probably took the longest time...) I wanted to learn more about her thoughts and explanation.
I do not want Dr. Umemoto to change a bit because she is a beyond excellent teacher.
1. I commend your obvious effort to keep all the instructors and TAs on the same page and keep everything consistant, but sometimes there are just too many cooks in the kitchen. It is also very distracting when instructors and TA's have other things going (ie laptops, phones, conversations) during the class. 2. I do enjoy an environment that promotes or even forces all students participation, however, I don't pay (an exorbitant amount of money) to hear what my classmates think the readings are about, or how it affects them. I first want to hear what my instuctors have to say, and when there is time, then I am more than happy to hear the input of my fellow classmates. The opinions of the knowledgable, practiced, and experienced are my priority. 3. If you specify that presentations should be 10-15 mins long, they need to be 10-15 mins long. If students do not adhere to this stipulation, there should be points taken off for not following the guidelines of the assignment, not points added for "thoroughness". And if time is not an issue, then it should not be included in the guidelines. I feel that those that made great effort to adhere to this specific guideline got poor marks when they should have gotten better marks. 4. Again, please, more instructor input in class discussions!
A suggestion I have for improving the course is to be consistent with presentation expectations. For example presentations were suppose to be 20-30 minutes but as the course progressed presentation that were longer in length were praised for their thoroughness and given higher scores.
There was not clear direction about how long the presentations should be and the timing was not facilitated, so some groups were allowed to go much longer. I would have liked more examples of specific policy interventions used in planning and how they relate to theory. These classes should NOT be so big. If everyone can't fit around the table, it is too big. Graduate core courses should have smaller sizes to not only encourage student engagement, but so relationships with professors can be established early on.
Student discussion took up the vast majority of time. Though I value social learning I would have appreciated much more input from the professor and TAs.
27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.65 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 16 (70%)
28. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 17 (71%)
29. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
30. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 6 (25%) 13 (54%)
31. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 24 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (42%) 13 (54%)
32. Other comments:
I think this is probably one of the best classes I have ever taken in my long academic career! It was definitely challenging, and I feel like I have a solid theoretical foundation in the field. It was especially wonderful to have TWO excellent professors and two outstanding TA's.
The TAs were wonderful- so accessible, friendly, helpful and really a great addition to the class. It would have been great to hear them lecture a bit more and the students less.
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I find the course very good. But I still have to have some practical ground to test it, though live projects ahve been illustrated during the course.
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Same as Q 26
I really appreciated having two TA's and two professors to lead a wider range of discussion.
Karen did a great job, and she is very wise,friendly, and respectful lecturer. I like in how she conclude each weeks topic. But, I can see disparities in student understanding because of several reasons, as example fresh international students, or students who are still not used to speak and write in English. Somehow, I think she has to give balance on it.
PLAN600 was a very challenging class for me, but helped me a lot to go though the transition from Engineering (with an absolute governing theory) to Planning (with co-existing multiple theories). Now I can think about many different aspects of one thing instead of stick to the one dimensional thinking, thanks to Dr. Umomoto's great guidance.
very useful course and very good instructors!
* I wish Dr. Umemoto had much more "air-time" giving us a talk & lecture, especially given that this was the last time she taught this class. 2TAs and a guest lecturer didn't spoil the broth but I felt that there were too many individuals in the teaching role. Given the small class size, one TA must be more reasonable. * American students should be the priority in paring up with international students for the presentation since they are the one who should take the full advantage of the DURP having the diverse student body. So-called best presentations came out from the American student teams, which is nothing surprising since they don't have to waste their time and energy for dealing with numerous obstacles derived from cultural differences and cultural shock... * The ESL students whose speech cannot be comprehended by many should be properly advised so that they can actually make an improvement in their speech as the semester goes by. It is a shame if they won't make any improvement after 5 months of studying so hard... * I had an impression that as the semester went by, presentations that simply gave detailed summary of each article received a favorable assessment, which was disappointing. I started to see that the degree of creativity amongst student went downhill since that point on.
-Have ONE PERSON explain the criteria for the papers in as descriptive a way as possible at the beginning of the semester. -Explicitly state the manner in which quotes or general reference to authors should be made (this was done casually while both the importance of citation and the specific citation style that was required were "down- played" or, made to appear less important than they in fact were) -Additionally, do not down-play the expectation of rigor and craft in class papers; this is especially important when these things are expected and casual language in initial paper description liken expectations in them to glorified book reports In summation, make both the written and verbal description of weekly papers substantially more descriptive to avoid misleading students; some students will bring their "A" game regardless of this, while others, may take a casual air around instructions and an underdeveloped list of requirements as a sign of low expectations while continuing to struggle with true expectations as they were presented verbally from multiple sources and written poorly.
I really enjoyed this course. I may be a bit harsh in my critique, but I do want you folks to know that I am so happy to have taken this course, and definitely feel enriched by it! Ashok - I wish that I would have had more opportunity to hear your thoughts and opinions on various topics throughout the semester because the few times that I did hear them expressed, it was really intiguing and so very interesting. I also appreciate that you did not always hold to the PC thing to say, and you said what you really felt or believed in. I have always been a realist, and it is sometimes overwhelming to be trapped in a box where everyone is only ever politically correct. Khlou - You can be quite intimidating at times. I am not sure if this is your intent, but it is certainly how I felt. That being said, I am so thankful for all of your help throughout the semester. I came to see that you are very kind and so very helpful. I do not envy your job as TA for this course, and I am truly grateful for the time and effort that you put in to being the TA. You and Hao are the best TA's I have ever had, and I wish you much luck and a successful teaching career should you choose it. Hao - You are so warm and so kind and the most helpful person I have ever met! I am beyond grateful to you for your efforts in this class. I appreciated the times when you spoke up in class about topics of interest to you, and only wish there had been more opportunity to hear from you. I also think you will be a wonderful teacher! And wish you all the best. Karen - You are the epitome of humble and understated. I am so grateful for your instruction. I feel that this class, more than any other, has really influenced (in a good way) my future career as a planner. I am still reeling from all the papers for this class, but I have never learned so much, nor grown so much from a single course. I have also never been so challenged ever in my academic life, as far as the workload, and demand for personal growth and constant reflection. Thank you indeed for all of the above.
Overall, I enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to incoming students.
Mahalo to Karen and the other instructors. Having so many instructors provided a breadth of experience, but also seemed to limit engagement with professor. also, different grading styles were apparent in weekly essays, which was an added challenge to adapt.

Karen Umemoto: PLAN600, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 600 - Public Policy & Planning Thry Crn (Section): 89082 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (67%) 5 (33%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
8. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
9. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%) 4 (27%)
12. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (64%) 3 (21%)
13. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Weekly papers and discussing them.
Group discussions and exercises were useful and discussing the reading in depth to ensure that all students understand the readings.
theory about the planning, and it development process.
from this course, I understand what a planner does and what problems a planner has to concern when doing a plan
Late in the semester the use of exercises and applied examples of theories was great for providing traction to more of socratic-style discussion â?? but unfortunately it was too little too late. Great idea of having each student take turns presenting the weekly topic â?? but it could have been beneficial to have student then lead class discussion. 5 minute presentation didnâ??t sustain 3 hour class discussion. Laissez faire ambiance of course should have invited good discussion, but instead left students unresponsive and indifferent. Ive never taken a class where everyone was so disengaged from participating. Awkward!
Case Study and submitting Weekly abstracts of reading assignments.
Group discussions.
learning various perspective on planning
The many of the readings were very good.
Karen was very deliberate, in class, to promote discussion on subject material. She was provided a safe atmosphere for ESL students and encouraged them to share their perspectives on subject matter that was culturally reflective. The Subject was presented in a way that was digestible, yet required critical thinking about the applicative values of subject matter. I am more confident in my abilities as a student in the DURP program after having this class assist in the formation of my academic foundation of planning.
Planning theories, planning principles
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The presentations by other students were largely unhelpful for understanding the readings. Only a few students took the time to fully develop a position or their thoughts on the subject. It was probably a good exercise to put people in front of a group and present to others since that will most likely be a common occurrence for planning students.
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An overall total lack of guided discussion proved absolutely ineffective way to analyze theories. No â??heavingâ?? thinking encouraged â?? no challenge! A split class of ESL students doesnâ??t mean a professor should â??dumb downâ?? curriculum. Guest speakers often were a waste of time â??diatribes that lost sight of course topics and left students even less engaged and interested.
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The lectures and discussions.
None.
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16. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
17. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
18. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
19. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
20. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
21. 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 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
22. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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%)
23. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%)
24. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
25. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The class could have had a better variety of student participation. Only a third of the class participated on a regular basis so a lot of differing opinions were probably left out of the discussions. The professor could possibly call on different students to instigate more vigorous discussions. Theory is a very open ended topic most times but I felt that it was left up to the students to explore the subjects especially in the beginning of the semester. No one knew where the conversations would be going and sometimes I felt that I didn't get much out of the class. When there wasn't much difference of opinion among the students we were often left wondering if we were on the right track.
More small-group work makes students feel more comfortable. Check on videos before class to ensure they work.
Karen is very understanding and open to new ideas. She is very easy to understand, especially if english is your second language. She speaks clearly and makes sure that everyone understands in the class.
i would like more guest speaker and in-class exercise.
Iâ??d have liked to see a more forward-thinking course direction â?? with progressive ideas and materials that stretched students assumptions of planning. When I think of â??theoryâ?? I expect new and innovative ideas. I donâ??t know that I learned anything outside the obvious from class material or discussions. There was no reason to get excited to attend this course. Snoozefest. Karen is a WONDERFUL human being â?? a caring and inviting person with wealth of knowledge and experiences to share. Sheâ??s a great friend, but for this course-a terrible professor. I wonder if her tenure in teaching this course hasnâ??t come to term? Her reactive teaching style didnâ??t demonstrate any sense of â??planningâ??. No real efforts to improve participation throughout semester.
More preparation put into lectures may help. The classes meandered a lot but with so many international students, the class discussions also bogged down a lot.
Providing readings that are, physically, easier to read would be better. Some of the quality of the readings was slightly aged. Providing searchable PDF material would be beneficial.
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27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 15 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
28. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
29. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
30. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
31. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 15 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
32. Other comments:
Thanks Karen for teaching this course! I appreciate your teaching style. You are a great facilitator and I always felt comfortable expressing my ideas in your class.
i would like more case study to connect the theory to what is exactly under going.
What a shame. Could have been great.
Thank you so much
I think there should be better copies of the readings. Many times it was a strain to read them. Having a 50% ratio of international students made for quiet and slow discussions. It would be better if there they represented at most, a third of the class.
I look forward to taking other courses with Karen.
Karen Umemoto is a nice and excellent professor.

Karen Umemoto: PLAN618, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 618 - Community Economic Development Crn (Section): 87285 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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4.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
8. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
9. I developed more confidence in myself.
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4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
11. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
12. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
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4.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
13. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The service-learning component was a great chance to apply the concepts of community development in a local context. The professor's presentations of examples and concepts was helpful and clear. I valued the chance to work on a project that required interacting with the community and that can have a tangible impact.
Just working with a Hawaiian community and understanding the principles of community econ development live in the field was a great experience. HANP was a spectacular group to deal with and Karen directed our group work very well.
in this class I understand the role of planners in developing community and its purpose turns to low-income people to participate the community
The group projec because I learned from the activity. Relevant Readings are well provided. Weekly reflections, forced us to read and think.
The practical lessons
Reading assignments, weekly reflection and class discussion help me a lot in understanding how to develop community economics. This course also gives me many alternative strategy in doing so, what factors should i consider, and the likes.
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I think some of the readings on business plans and community wealth could have been more relevant and concise. The class discussions of readings often didn't seem very fruitful.
Some of the readings for each week were a bit repetitive adn I thought could have been condensed.
I think we have limited practical environment.
the reflections
Working with HANP is very valuable experiences, but it is quite different with my expectation, that is working with the community to develop their economic. So, I have not gotten a practical experiences yet on developing community economic using the theories I have from this class.
16. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
17. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
18. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
19. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
20. The instructor treated students fairly.
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4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
21. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
22. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
23. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
24. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
25. The course objectives were clear.
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4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe setting deadlines for report drafts and deliverables even sooner would help students get moving and end up with a more polished report/project for the organization. Also, it's helpful for readings to be organized in folders by week on Laulima, and titled with the author's last name and year.
Encourage more students sharing of ideas in the classroom.
It will be perfect to have theories and practical skills. If it is possible, Karen can facilitates students to collaborate with any organization that is working with developing their economic,so students would have opportunity to implement what they have learned from this class.
27. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
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4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
28. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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3.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
29. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
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4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
30. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
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3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
31. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
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4.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
32. Other comments:
Ho'oulu Aina was a great organization to work with. Thanks for a great semester!