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Instructor: Dennis Ogawa

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AMST310, Spring 2015
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Dennis Ogawa: AMST310, Spring 2015

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 87835 (005)    
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  
3.0 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
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%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
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%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
His lectures were great. I learned a lot and he also adds in jokes to make the lecture less boring.
Kristi Hinshaw was my TA. She was the best I have ever had. She was thorough in explaining the subject and communicated really well. She should be a teacher. Seriously I was impressed that she was only a TA. I would recommend this class to be mandatory for anyone wanting a degree from Manoa. I would hope students get an opportunity to learn as much as I did from both Kristi and Mr. Ogawa.
I liked how he didn't need any power points to get his point across. He obviously knows what he's talking about.
The material was engaging and interesting, and Ogawa was good at expressing the Japanese American story in an intimate and intriguing way.
He made class interesting and was very knowledgeable about the course.
All of it were great.
His lectures on his experience on the mainland was very interesting and ey opening. The videos shown in class were great.
The course context was interesting and I learned a lot. The lectures on Mondays and Wednesdays were sometimes hard to follow though. Lab helped to enforce the concepts.
It was both fun and interesting.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
n/a
~Clone his T.A. Kristi Hinshaw so that his lessons are affectively reinforced professionally for everyone.
N/A
Consider making powerpoints.
He did a great job
During the lecture on Monday and Wednesday, I recommend Ogawa to use a visual aid. Since the lecture is mainly just orally, sometimes it is hard to catch the important components in them. HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISUAL AID.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
It fulfilled a focus destination that I needed to cover my requirements for graduation.
Business Culture Class
OC
My mom had taken this course ages ago, and recommended it to me. I really wanted to take an interesting and culturally enriching course.
For my oral credit and to fill fulfill one of my Culture Classes
It fulfills the OC focus.
I am taking this course to fulfill my Japanese culture credit.
I have Japanese blood and was interested to learn more about my culture.
Fulfill O requirement.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
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%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a good professor.
Very charismatic and engaging.
Ogawa is a really great teacher and everyone should take this course.
Excellent Professor, intelligent, humorous
a great professor. He shows great enthusiasm while lecturing and shows passion of this topic. I enjoyed going to class to hear his lectures.
I really liked his lecture and his personality. He is a great professor and he has a lot of knowledge and passion for Japanese Americans. I was inspired by his words of wisdom and his view to make every person better.
Ogawa is very enthusiastic about the course. But visual aid would help a lot. Kristi was a great lab TA.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
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%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
34. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 11 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
35. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 11 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.88 11 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Learning about the history of the Japanese Americans.
Again, I was very impressed with his TA Kristi Hinshaw.
The humorous jokes that complemented the lectures
I got a better understanding of Japanese Americans and how they came about. What I learned in high school was a small fraction of the whole story. It was great hearing the rest of the story. Makes me more aware.
I loved that there was only one group project. Everything else was great.
His lectures and videos
The context.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
n/a
intensive oral stuff
N/A
I dont like that the final exam will be cumulative.
Nothing
The lectures on Monday and Wednesday were a bit hard to follow.
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent professors and TAs.
Best Class geared for everyone.
One of the coolest classes ever
Great class
I enjoyed going to class. Lab class on fridays were helpful. I dont like that we are graded on our participation.
This course was very informative about Japanese Americans. I enjoyed reading about the journey of the Japanese from Japan to Hawaii. I didn't realize how important the Japanese were for Hawaii.
Interesting.
41. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
42. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%) 1 (9%)
43. Other comments:
This course should continue being offered. It was a great class. Consider using powerpoints, it might help students to focus better.
Krisit is an excellent TA and was very helpful.

Dennis Ogawa: AMST310, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 87836 (006)    
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  
2.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. 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  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor presented 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%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
Pretty much everything.
I enjoyed his stories that he told through out the course which provided a personal touch to what he was teaching.
I liked the lectures and the stories that Professor Ogawa talked about. He made everything very interesting.
I like how energetic and passionate he is about the subject
I liked the discussion classes that we had each Friday.
I liked the way he taught the course. He did a lot of storytelling and I like the way we got to watch films that were relevant in the course.
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Nothing in particular.
Though I enjoyed his stories and found them to be delightful and sometimes the highlight of my day there were times when I felt his stories got in the way of his lecture.
n/a
Maybe be more specific on what should be studied for tests. And not make test questions so vague
Maybe have some kind of PowerPoint
He could improve teaching this course by having PowerPoint presentations to go with his storytelling. I think it would enhance everything for visual learners. Also when he says names of people I didn't know how to spell their names so a PowerPoint would be useful because we could find the name on the PowerPoint while we take notes.
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
yes
It fulfilled my OC and my language opt-out credit.
Fulfilled one of my language credits
OC
for the OC credit and from friend recommendations
I chose to take this course because it fulfilled the OC focus.
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
17. 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%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
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%) 7 (100%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's very knowledgeable of what he's teaching and clearly loves it!
Dennis Ogawa is an excellent teacher who is very enthusiastic about teaching. Would recommend everyone to take his class. I really learned a lot during this semester, and I would definitely take another one of his classes.
AWESOME
Very good at what he does, even though there is no type of PowerPoint i found it easy to grab information from his lectures and study for exams
He is an awesome teacher. He's so funny and his storytelling is always something to look forward to. Hope he keeps teaching for many more years!
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
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%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
34. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
35. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 7 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
His stories and even the videos during lecture were great. The mandatory visit to JCCH was also great.
I enjoyed watching movies and listening to lectures
I liked the assignments
I liked how professor ogawa would relate past experiences to his material, it made things easier to memorize
Liked his teaching style. My TA was very helpful and even made sure we knew when it was our day to do our speech.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The sign in process for video days. I think that needs to be handled better.
n/a
N/A
I didn't like how the communication was unclear. In the syllabus and assignment guidelines were very vague. Lot's of people did presentations differently and turned in papers separate or all together as one paper. I wish it were more clear so that everyone's doing the same assignment the same way.
39. 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%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It's a great course to take and I recommend it very highly.
Excellent class overall. Well organized and glad that there were separate labs for smaller groups.
Very good, i would recommend anyone to take this class with professor ogawa
Great class! Would recommend to other students to take as an OC.
41. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
42. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
43. Other comments:
I loved how much he loved what he was teaching. It makes coming to class so much easier and enjoyable when the professor clearly knows and loves the subject matter!
n/a
N/A
N/A.

Dennis Ogawa: AMST411, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 411 - Japanese Amer: Research Topics Crn (Section): 87183 (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  
3.18 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.18 11 0.4 Freq(%) 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
9. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
10. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
11. What did you like best about the course?
Watching so many kinds of Japanese movie
I liked our oral presentations the most because we were allowed to talk about how the movies we saw related to Japanese Americans/ Japanese in Hawaii.
watching the japanese movies and interacting with my classmates in order to listen and get their perspective of what they felt it meant to be japanese in each movie we watched
other than the films, group presentations.
Dr. Ogawa's teaching style is up-lifting and he kept me more interested in my own culture and heritage. The different materials were not only interesting but informative.
Everything
THE EFFECTS OF THE MOVIE SELECTION DR OGAWA CHOSE VERY STRONG AND MOVING
the movies
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
by giving one more extra credit for the class
N/A
I think he did a very well as an instructor and the course was great.
Nothing
NONE HE IS A VERY SMART PROFESSOR
13. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
14. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
15. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
It was one of my upper division elective courses
DH requirement.
I thought it seemed like a fun course!
I took this course because i needed the o-focus also I enjoyed Dr. Ogawa's way of teaching from last semester
For the OC credit. Plus it was once a week only.
I needed it as a culture class for the BSW program and I took his AMST 310 and enjoyed it very much so I enrolled into this course.
Japanese Culture Credit
UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE, OC AND IT WAS ONCE A WEEK CLASS
Finish the AMST requirements
16. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
17. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
18. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
19. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
20. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
22. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
23. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
24. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
25. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's a funny and quirky professor and I always have a good time in his class.
a professor that I would rate as excellent because he helps me whenever I do not understand a particular scene or what is being discussed in class. He also provided an extra credit opportunity for those that missed a couple of classes. Which helped me quite a lot.
Excellent!
He is an insightful person and easy to listen to. He was very helpful throughout the semester and was always willing to help out the students.
Excellent
HE IS A VERY INTERESTING PROFESSOR I ENJOYED THE MATERIAL WE COVERED AND ASSIGNMENTS WE HAD TO DO
Crazy old, goofy man who knows and loves his material.
30. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
31. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
32. Reading assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
34. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%)
35. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 13 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%) 2 (15%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Watching the movies
The learning of the Japanese heritage and how I could relate to them here in Hawaii.
Everything
WATCH JAPANESE FILMS AND DISCUSSIONS WE HAD
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Watching certain movies that I did not particularly enjoy
how the Final test is set up.
The time I got out to fight the traffic.
Nothing
WATCHING FILMS
39. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
40. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I enjoyed this class, but felt it was good, but not excellent
Great, and would recommend to other students.
I feel that this course is a very good course and that Dr. Ogawa is a very good instructor. I would recommend this course or any other of Dr. Ogawa's classes to everyone.
Excellent
THIS WAS THE BEST COURSE I HAD AT MANOA
41. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
42. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
43. Other comments:
Thank you for the class. I learned a lot.
I HOPE TO TAKE OTHER COURSES IN FUTURE WITH DR OGAWA

Dennis Ogawa: AMST310, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 91157 (701)    
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  
3.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
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 learned a lot in 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%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
11. 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%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
he knew the subject well and had great stories to tell.
He was a great lecturer and he provided personal stories as a way to back up the information he was presenting in class.
Very fun to listen to
smart teacher that understood the corse inside and out, very funny and made class feel comfortable.
Dr. Ogawa has a lot of knowledge on the course that he is teaching. I had a lot of American Studies classes but Dr. Ogawa had very interesting lectures that made me want to learn more about the Japanese American history.
Not the greatest. He spent more time talking stories about irrelevant things.
Professor Ogawa really knows how to make the materials easy to understand.
Very good teacher. I enjoyed his lectures, he made them very fun an interactive.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i enjoyed the personal stories which made learning a lot more interesting. I also liked the review sessions and how the TA was really helpful.
I liked listening to the stories and lectures during the class. I also like the labs because it allowed me to get my questions answered and have a better understanding of the lectures.
Dr. Ogawa's stories
The stories and history.
I liked the paper and discussions that were held in class. Professor Kitano was also a very good lecturer and I learned a lot about literature when she taught our class. Dr. Ogawa's lectures were also interesting to listen to and I really liked his "story-time" style of lecturing.
I like how he incorporates life stories along with the lessons.
The stories and lectures.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
everything was crammed at the ending of the summer session. I wished students knew ahead of time about specific details dealing projects and papers. Groups should've formed at the beginning of the semester so we could have more time to meet up and work on the final presentation. It was hard completing all these assignments within the last few weeks especially if students have other classes to worry about.
The presentations were something I am not as comfortable with but the lab TA did her best to make us comfortable when we presented in front of the class.
Poems
n/a
The presentations were quite difficult since I'm not used to presenting in front of a class. But I understood that it was a requirement due to this class being an O-credit course. Overall, the presentation wasn't too bad, it was actually a good learning experience.
N/A
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This class was fun and i learned a lot about Japanese Americans. It made me appreciate all the Japanese who fought for America even though people were racist towards them.
that it was a great lecture/class and I learned alot.
The course was very interesting and it made me appreciate the Issei and Nisei more.
fun and great to take.
I really enjoyed this course. It was sort of hectic in the middle of the semester due to this course being a summer course (very condensed course) but our T.A. Kari Urada was very helpful, she was probably one of the most helpful T.A. I had at UH Manoa. Great class and wonderful professors/T.A. teaching this summer course.
A good subject, needs better structure
Excellent course
18. Other comments:
one suggestion is form groups earlier and layout the syllabus early with specific details about papers and projects. BUT GREAT CLASS!!!:)
n/a
None

Dennis Ogawa: AMST310, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 75865 (001)     75866 (002)     75867 (003)     75868 (004)     75869 (005)     75872 (006)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 8 (89%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
5. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 2 (22%) 3 (38%)
8. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
10. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (50%) 5 (63%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
a very good professor with many interesting stories that are related to the topics discussed in class.
Awesome teacher! Very funny and easy to talk too. He knows his material very well and is very passionate about it.
He knows his history and has great stories
Dr. Ogawa is a great professor and he really makes class enjoyable. He knows a lot and teaches the material well. Highly recommended.
he is a well informed teacher with first witness/personal situations which help explain the information given in the class
One of the best professor i had here in uhm. Very funny and very modest and a well known reputation.
Great. He is a great professor and easy to learn from. He made the class enjoyable and pleasant.
very good. His lectures were so interesting because he always talked with his experiences. It made me familiar with understanding about American study.
Great. I enjoyed his class and lectures.
Very funny, easy to talk to, always keeps students interested in lectures
listening to his lectures was very enjoyable and informative. his enthusiasm and knowledge were very encouraging
He is a good lecturer. But a lot of times I wonder where he is getting his facts from. They don't seem true. With no textual evidence or support, it feels like he is just pulling them from thin air, especially when they don't concur with things I believe in. For example he said in one lecture that the most powerful man in the US is Senator Daniel Inouye. Ogawa claimed that he is even more powerful than the president. I don't doubt Senator Inouye is a very powerful man, but I don't see how he can be more powerful than the president. So because of statements like these, it made me question the validity of the other things he talked about. Was he stating facts or opinions? But overall, he is a very good and entertaining lecturer, his class entertained me for the full 50 min from beginning to end.
Dr. Ogawa is an amazing teacher. His enthusiasm teaching the material is what makes the class so interesting, and easy to learn. If all of my teachers were as enthusiastic as he, I would love going to every class every day.
very organized and prepared.
Dr. Ogawa is a very funny professor
an excellent professor and public speaker. very knowledgeable on the subject matter
He is a great professor who knows a great deal about the Japanese/Japanese-American culture. He is easy to listen- his lectures didn't feel like lectures, they often felt like he was telling a story. Very interesting!
Knowledgable and genuine about the topic. Organized.
GOOD Professor
He is a great story teller because I was always engaged in his lectures. He has very strong opinions on certain things, but it shows that he is passionate about what he is teaching.
prof ogawa is truly passionate about his teaching and really tries to use his first hand experiences as a way of connecting the students with his concepts. he's very enthusiastic during lecture and always wants to be there. his stories and experiences really help the students to gain a better understanding of what actually happened to the Japanese in Hawaii during then olden days. his lectures are always interesting and his words of wisdom should be taken to heart. he really stresses the humanities section of his class and truly helped the students see his standpoints. :)
I think Dennis Ogawa is very funny. With his stories and experiences, it somehow supplements the material he is teaching. It is obvious that he knows a lot about the subject area which makes it easy to learn from him.(esp being the author of the textbooks required for this class)
He was a very good professor and a very good speaker. I like that he came to class everyday and had a story for us, even if it didn't pertain to the lesson. In the end, we always ended up getting to the subject at hand and I am constantly taking notes in that class because there is so much information packed in to one lecture.
Very knowledgeable of the course material and presented the lectures very interestingly. Knew how to transfer information through stories which made it very easy to learn. The best lecturer I have seen so far during my time at UH Manoa.
AWESOME!
Interesting teacher.
funny teacher~
Very personable and has an extensive knowledge of Japanese American history.
He is an excellent speaker. I feel like he has a lot of life experience and does well to share them with others. He made me excited to learn and come to lecture even though sometimes it wasn't always necessary.
excelelnt
very interesting and engaging instructor.
is excellent, A status. He made class fun by telling true stories that he heard from people who experienced life in Hawaii in the past. He had very good knowledge of the subject and made me think about how the Japanese people suffered when they first came here and yet look where we are today. Some Japanese Americans are very successful.
makes the class interesting
He is a very good lecturer. Compared to other classes, you don't fall asleep in his class because he talks about the points of the course in addition to other stories which tie into his lecturer
12. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (22%) 2 (25%) 5 (56%)
13. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The videos.
Everything about the class was pretty good. I enjoyed watching the movies especially.
The historical stories
I really like the fact that Dr. Ogawa is very animated in his lectures.
i am japanese so i could relate to a majority of the subject matter
I love the stories that Professor Ogawa shares with his lectures. Also i love the small lab group interactions.
I liked the videos they were great to learn from and went along with the course.
I like the section on relationships that applied to current ones and the Glen Grant video was very entertaining.
I enjoyed his stories and his enthusiasm for the course
the lectures and videos
how the projects and work were directly related to the lectures and book.
watching videos, visiting JCCH, and attending lecture class
like it all. lectures were informative, videos were informative and enjoyable as well.
One of my favorite lectures was the lecture about Characteristics of a Japanese-American Family. I just related to the content so much! At first, I didn't really want to go to the JCCH, but it turned out to be an enjoyable experience and I liked walking through the exhibit.
Good videos to supplement. I like how the labs are designed to assist with lectures. Lectures were also interesting.
Ogawa's lectures
how he can relate his real-life experiences to topics that he is currently discussing in class. :)
I really liked the fact that we had lecture for two of the three days of class and on every Friday we had a lab day with a lab leader. It really helped with learning and understanding the information. I also really liked the film days. They were very appropriate and fun to watch.They weren't really boring and it was a nice change from lectures all day.
I like the fact that he is entertaining when he talks. There are some professors at Manoa that are really boring and make me want to go to sleep when they talk, but Professor Ogawa has a lot of information to share and is very enthusiastic about the subject. I also like the videos he shows in class; they are very interesting and provide a lot of information as well.
The stories he told.
Lectures
The stories the teacher told to put a concept or idea into perspective.
I liked hearing about Dr. Ogawa's experiences during his interviews with Japanese Americans as well as his traveling.
I cannot express how much I enjoyed his lecture. I have friends who have taken this course years ago and it has evolved greatly.
videos
i enjoyed how he was able to convey his lessons to us as if he were our friend. It made the lessons enjoyable while all the while making it easier for us to relate just because he was able to speak to us as is we were his equals.
I liked the lectures when Dr. Ogawa told stories rather than just giving a regular lecture off a powerpoint or something. He told some interesting stories and tied it in with the lectures.
His lectures were extremely helpful. Maybe the lab not so much because the TA was "interesting" for the lack of a better word. He helped reinforce what i had previously learned in ES 330 so that was good.
14. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
There wasn't really anything bad about the course. If anything the class was a bit full so sometimes, it was hard to find a decent seat since a lot of the chairs in the lecture room were cracked/broken.
Hmmm, not sure
There really wasn't anything to not like.
nothing
N/A
Professor Ogawa has an entire lecture dedicated to why Hawaii, in his own words, is "shit". In this lecture he describes how Hawaii's food is inferior, the education is sub par, the cost of living is too high and people living in Hawaii get paid too little. Ogawa goes on to talk about how our medical facilities, namely Queens Medical Center is terrible because the UH Manoa medical department is terrible, and patients are going to die without question. My father is hospitalized in Queens Medical Center's ICU fighting for his life at the moment. Thank you very much Professor Ogawa. Not only were Professor Ogawa's comments extremely callous and insensitive, it seemed to have no real connection to the material aside from blatant ego stroking of his own success and experiences that have allowed him to travel elsewhere in the country. Ogawa offered no clear alternatives to fix the "problems" he described aside from "don't live in Hawaii". As we all know, Hawaii is already facing a great exodus of educated young people leaving the islands for greener pastures on the mainland; Ogawa's comments just further compound the situation by discouraging students to remain in Hawaii. I also found it extremely puzzling and hypocritical, that if the education in Hawaii is so poor and lack-luster, and Ogawa is an educator in Hawaii, isn't he just as much a contributor to the problem? Perhaps the real "fix" here, is to send nay saying doom-and-gloom professors packing to the mainland that they profess to love so much. Now, this scathing review of Professor Ogawa may be dismissed as simply an emotional reaction by someone who has a father in the hospital and was told by a professor their father would die without question. Or it can be taken as insight into a professor who delights in poisoning the minds of his students by telling them: there is no hope, there is no future for you here. If I were athe administrator of an educational institution, I would be gravely concerned by a professor who turns people away by telling them their education (and by implication, the school that gave it to them) is worthless... but that might just be me.
NONE. Great course!
the JCCH writing assignment
i felt like the lectures were just story time.
N/A
nothing i didnt like
Honestly, some of the videos were a little boring but I did enjoy the one on Glenn Grant, Tokio Rose, and also a few about Pearl Harbor
Nothing much.
redundant videos
n/a
Too much videos.
Most of the videos
Sometimes I wasn't sure if I should believe some of the stories.
I did not care for the last project. I ended up getting a topic that I was not very interested in and I feel I could have been more successful if we were able to suggest topics we wanted to do.
no comments.
Again, the lab group in this one was kind of questionable. I believe that it was because of the TA and the fact that we had so many people who came from one particular high school. there were disruptive at times.
15. My overall evaluation of this course is...
a great course especially for an O communication credit
Awesome course, great teacher, very helpful TA's. Good way to get your Oral focus and actually have fun obtaining it.
Great, fun and interesting class
Great course. You can learn a lot and fulfill an Oral Communication requirement. Really easy to pass as long as you put in some kind of effort. Highly recommended to anyone who needs an O or anyone who simply wants to learn about Japanese Americans.
I would recommend everyone to take it. Very good humanitarianism approach in the Japanese American culture.
an A
very well. I could learn about the situations/ issues about Japanese-American through his lectures.
I think anyone that has any association with the Hawaiian Islands, people with Japanese heritage or simply anyone, should take this class. For me being mixed race with 50% Japanese, this class broadened my appreciation for being Japanese. Dr. Ogawa is an awesome professor, being that he is very knowledgeable from experience and study. He says and expresses thoughts that I could surely relate to.
I would take it again if I could.
this was a great course and really opened my eyes to the Japanese influence in Hawaiian culture
pretty good
Great!
an excellent course, learned a lot from it. would recommend it to everyone.
Great class, I would definitely recommend to others
Good class to take.
I learned a lot from this course even though the work load was not as heavy. It is a great class to sit in to listen and take notes on for personal thoughts and exams.
i would highly recommend this class to my friends or to anyone who needs an O focus credit.
it was a really good course to take. The O requirement scared me at first, but it was a good amount of talking in front of the rest of the class. I recommend everyone take this course if they need an O requirement.
This was a very good course, and I would recommend this course for anyone. Even if you don't need to fulfill the oral credit, I would tell anyone who is interested in Japanese Americans to take this class. Good professor and very helpful TAs.
The only course that I can say I enjoyed the lectures more than the videos.
Good
Good course if wanting to learn about Japanese-Americans.
This is a good course. Being of japanese ancestry made me more interested in my culture
EXCELLENT!!!
I give the course an A because it was just very interesting. I like that I know the history of Hawaii and what my ancestry had gone through. If my great-grandparents hadn't gone to Kona, then I don't think I would be alive or living for that matter. I learned a lot through this course and realized that because of World War II, the lives of the Japanese Americans changed and shaped our lives today. I can't imagine how my grandparents survived in that time and seeing how successful my dad, the first born, had turned out, I can see he was disciplined by the old traditional Japanese way.
a lot of facts but still interesting
This is a course definitely worth taking and keeping around. I feel it is much better than ES 330 by a long shot.
16. Other comments:
Keep up the good work! Thank you.
I had a great time taking this course.
n/a
I really enjoyed this course, and I would recommend this course and Professor Ogawa to anyone who is thinking about taking AMST.
keep up the passionate and great work prof!!
GREAT instructor, one of the best i've ever had at UH, and thats saying something.

Dennis Ogawa: AMST411, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 411 - Japanese Amer: Research Topics Crn (Section): 86219 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
7. 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 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
8. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
9. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
10. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Funny, he provided good examples in his teaching to prove his points and knowledge in the course.
Professor Ogawa always got points of the class. So it was sasy to follow and fun.
really nice teacher. He talks a lot during class, but he knows everything and his story is really fun. Dr. Ogawa is a good teacher.
He is a Great teacher!
Dr. Ogawa was a fun teacher.
He was a great professor! All the classes were very fun and he communicated very well with students. We learned a lot about the course materials and they were the knowledge which would be useful in our daily lives.
really knowledgeable and makes the students think
12. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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%)
13. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Group assignments, critical thinking and observation.
we had lots of group projects. I liked it the best.
Group project is one of the best thing in this class. We can know each other and everybody so nice student. Everytime we help each other for project.
I like the group aspect of the course the best.
All the movies we saw.
Being able to watch movies that portrayed stereotypes of Japanese Americans, it helped to give me a better idea of what they identify with.
14. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
nothing
none
I do not have any.
Some of the movies were not my favorite.
na
15. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great class, learned a lot from Ogawa's style of teaching, would recommend it to anyone who needs this class for their major or part of the required in general.
Professor Ogawa knows lots of interesting stories and he told us many of them. It was a really great class.
good! We can learn so many things from Dr. Ogawa and this class.
Great course!
It was one of the most interesting courses I have taken in UH. I enjoyed it a lot.
that this course is a great learning tool for learning about Japanese culture.
16. Other comments:
Great work Ogawa!
Thank you so much. This class was so nice. I could learn so many things about Japanese American and Japanese.

Dennis Ogawa: AMST499, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 499 - Readings in American Studies Crn (Section): 80029 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. 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%)
10. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
The best!
Awesome professor! very knowledgeable and explains very well
12. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Everything.
NA
14. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing.
NA
15. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent!
NA
16. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.