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Instructor: Drew Kapp

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GEOG122, Fall 2013
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Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 15166 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 15 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the huaka'i that I participated in. The choices of huaka'i i went on was awesome and a very knowledgable experience for me. I enjoyed the projects as well, when I focus on one topic or area, I gained alot of information that I did not know about certain area.
The projects seem to be my favorite experience about this online course. The research was very interesting along with the weekly reflections. Drew Kapp brilliant in his work planned, organized, and made this learning experience relatable to different aspects of life long learning. I would gladly register in other classes he may be offering in the future. Mahalo
Before I even took this course I was drawn to the fact that I would get to go on a huaka'i. I didn't realize though, how much I would learn by going on them. I liked many things about this course. Even though it was online I really liked the power point lectures he gave. I thought the projects were great. They gave me a deeper knowledge and greater perspectives of different areas of Hawaii. I also really liked how we go by anahulu's. I could look at the moon and be reminded of my hoework or know when things were due.
I liked going on Huaka'i and being able to learn about places that I was not familiar with.
I enjoyed the power point lectures as well as the class field trips. The field trips really help students to understand in a different perspective of what we are learning in class.
I enjoyed going on the Huakai's. Learned a lot on these excurtions.
This course helped me understand the way the islands were geologically developed and it association with the native Hawaiians.
The field trips were good experiences.
The Huakai was the best learning experiences. Also the creative geo projects like who I am was great way to learn about one particular geographic place.
Online class with loads of information, but manageable. Drew does a great job of presenting the material. His structured approach is very easy to follow and his power point lectures are fantastic.
Huakai, lectures and projects
The projects and assignments were fun! Drew let his students be creative with there work which was awesome because we got to see the outcome of our our creations.
I really enjoyed this online class. Even though it was online, the teacher made sure that we were able to get together outside to do related activities.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None, awesome job Drew!
I would love to do an trip to Nihoa to extend my learning beyond the classroom. Is it not where the real learning happens? Definitely something to consider for those like myself who are of interest in the field.
I loved this course. I just wish I had taken him in class instead of online!
The thing that was hard for me was having the quizzes available the week after the lecture/discussions. This meant that I had to watch the lecture to participate in the discussions that week and again to be ready for the quiz the next week since I would forget most of it. To me, it would have been better to have the quiz during the same anahulu that way you can take the quiz as soon as you watch the lecture. Other than that, I love Drew's class!
This class is perfect the way it is!
Very well done
Not really, thought Drew did a really good job teaching us about Hawaii Geography.
The sensescape was very difficult to follow. Personally it seemed like it was a disaster. I heard many complaints about this project. Group projects were rather difficult in an online setting as well. Other than these minor issues everything was great. In fact, I feel other teachers could learn a lot from Drew. His courses are amazing.
Thank you for the learning opportunity. I enjoyed looking and learning abut the geography of Hawaii.
No suggestions. This class was really good, and I enjoyed this class.
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
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%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
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%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 15 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
24. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
25. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
26. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 15 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 11 (73%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%)
29. 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%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
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%)
34. 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  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
35. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%) 0 (0%)
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 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%) 0 (0%)
37. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 15 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%) 0 (0%)
38. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%) 0 (0%)
39. Other comments:
Awesome job Drew!
This was a great class that really caught my attention and changed the way I think about our great island.
Thanks Drew!
An interesting course with a great teacher
Drew is a gem for the UH system. I took this class due to the amazing experience I had in his 102 class. His methods for teaching and presenting material are fantastic. There is no excuse to not do well in class. If you do the work and study you will do well, but most importantly you will learn, a lot! There is a lot of work but it is manageable and set up very logically, so there are no grey areas or wasted time trying to understand assignments or subject matter. Drew responds in a timely manner and is easily approachable. The field trips are amazing as well. Cannot say enough good things about this class. I recommend this class to everyone.
Loved and enjoyed your class
Mahalo nui!
Even though this class was online, Kapp made him self available and responded to emails quickly.

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 15302 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 20 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 25 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 22 (88%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The Huakai's very fun and interesting. Drew makes learning fun and interactive
this class had some fun Huakai this semester
I Really like how Drew Is such an Aloha guy, if it were someone else teaching the class learning the subject wouldn't be as fun.
The best part about the class was the multiple huakais that Drew offered us to participate in. On the two that I participated in, I got to visit places that only a select number of people are allowed access. I have lived here on the Big Island all of my life, but Drew's huakais made me realize that there is still a lot more that I have not yet experienced on this island. I am walking away from his class with more knowledge and a greater respect to the island that I call home. Also I really liked Drew's in class activities that related to the subject being thought at the time. It gave me the opportunity to talk to my classmates about the subject and then hear their view and interpretation of the subject.
Art projects, researches, and field trips.
I like that during group projects, he was always involved and would ask of we understood what we were doing.
I loved going on Huakai's as a class and being able to learn more about this island - I've lived here my whole life and didn't know half the things i know now after taking this course. Highly recommend this course especially with Drew Kapp.
I LOVED this class! Kumu was very friendly but yet really knowledgeable. I appreciated a lot that he included many of hula-related topics in lecture. His powerpoint was very beautiful as well as effective to memorize many informations, by connecting knowledge with visual images. His mana'o, from the point of a non-native Hawaiian who loves/believes/practices Hawai'i culture inspired me a lot, since I'm on the same side. His interpretations were great. I loved our huaka'i experiences as well, they were very meaningful moments to actually touch the nature and its beauty. This course helped me a lot to open up a different way of thinking as well as a wider view of observation. I mahalo for his constant reminders on things going on our class. It was very motivated and helpful.
two Huakaʻi and all of the four projects. Also, he provide the attendance sheet every class which i like about a teacher. The in-class activities are effective as well. Quizzes are appropriate and the lectures are effective.
Class lectures are very engaging, stressing the importance of place names and how they help to build a connection to the land. Class Huakai(excursions) are always very engaging and interesting, with a focus on learning of the area and its traditional makeup; plants, animals, and how our Hawaiian ancestors lived and grew from the land. We were given the opportunity to give back to the area with an instilled sense of pono(respect) and kuleana(responsibility)by participating in service projects as a part of these trips involving" beach clean up, watershed restoration, and working in the Mala.
I liked the projects and how it was open to interpretation to say the least, and the huaka'i's because learning especially about geography it is good to get out and actually see, touch, smell, the environment. This course also allowed me to give back to our Hawai'i island communities, in learning sustainability, and revitalizing of native plants and animals, and also touched upon historical maps and the many things that once were.
Thank you for the great experiences!!! I appreciate all of your hard work. You are very awesome !!! I really did enjoy this class and you made me learn to love my community. Thank you!
Well, Drew Kapp, for one. Also the opportunity to learn so much about our 'aina, and have the opportunity to explore so many questions pertaining to our life here and the lives, and life, of our islands. And the honour system for the quizzes, which didn't serve me well!!
class excursions and drew's fun lectures and projects
everything was fun. in class and out
I loved everything about this class! You're a great professor Drew!
I really enjoyed everything about this course. Drew's huakais were majestic.
its the people in the class that makes the class what it is. the class projects and participation is genuine and fun. the huakai's (excursions) are very enlightening and informative. drew kapp is a very akamai and knowledgable teacher who has a deep connection with the areas that are discussed as well as visited by him and the class. drew is a person who knows more about the hawaiian culture and its places than most cultural rooted person here in the islands. props to you ungko drew, keep up the good work and god bless you. mahalo ke kumu
that it was taught with a cultural touch and from a cultural perspective!
I really liked the Huaka'i portion of the class. It allowed me to get hands on experience of the subject matter and made me appreciate the places we visited during the different Huaka'is much more.
I loved this class! It was very fun, and I love the huakais!! Drew is very smart and I learned much Hawaiian geography among many other things in his class. He is very entertaining and his projects are interesting and fun.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
non
more Huakai throughout the semester!!!
None.
Maybe more activities as groups and switching it up so everyone gets to know everyone.
nothing! just awesome as is!
Lecture needs a little pepper, spicing up but ok
You are doing awesome! We need more teachers like you. You are always prepared and on it. Thank you sooooooo sooooo much!!!!!
More Drew-time and more out of doors!
-N/A-
no
Allow students to go on more than 2 Huaka'is.
None, loved this class!
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 25 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (24%) 19 (76%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 20 (80%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 4 (16%) 18 (72%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 25 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (24%) 19 (76%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%)
24. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (28%) 16 (64%)
25. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 25 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (32%) 16 (64%)
26. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 25 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%) 19 (76%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 22 (88%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 22 (88%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 22 (88%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 25 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%)
34. Other comments:
none
This class is fun but needs more Huakai
Great professor!
20% of our grade was on the two excursion, as someone who is disabled Kapp was able accommodate. I was able to pertiapate and recieve my full grade. I enjoyed every excursion and am thankful for the experiences.
Thank you Drew for a awesome semester!
Mahalo e kumu, I had so much fun in your class and now I'm leaving with a brain-full of new knowledge! I recommend HLS students to take this class!
Great class, and great job. Much respect and mahalo for the opportunity to learn so much of Hawaii's geographical features and Hawaiian culture tied in as well.
Thank you for teaching me to love geography. I didn't like it, but you made it fun and adventures. I loved it! Thank you
Drew Kapp brought us all to where we should be: appreciating the forces that created the islands, the forces that hold us all together, and the various levels of forces that form us, and our ohana, including animal, mineral and vegetable; rock, paper, scissors; Meaning all elements of life and chance. Challenging, and fun to behold! (And to participate in!). Especially enjoyed the Huaka'i, and wish there had been more.
I would take his classes again if I had the chance
Happy Holidays Drew!!
Very fun class and I learned a lot!
I highly recommend Drew's class to anyone!

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 15167 (IN2)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I really liked how many of the projects Drew assigned were so creative. They helped me learn more and deepen my understanding of topics, while expressing it in an enjoyable and creative way. The second course project in this class is a fine example of this. It really made learning exciting! Another thing that I really liked in this course, were the materials we had to purchase: Mary Pukui's collection of 'olelo no'eau and our map of Hawai'i. Both of these resources will continue to be valuable to me, even when this course is through. I feel like they are almost the parting gift of this class.
Great Course with a variety of teaching methods.
All work was interesting which really helped learning and I loved the Huakai'i excursions
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I really do not. I enjoyed this course and learned a lot. At the beginning of the semester I was a bit concerned that it would be confusing to have our schedule based around the Hawaiian week (anahulu), but I think it ended up working very well.
n/a
Already wonderful
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in 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%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
17. 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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
21. I enjoyed 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%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
24. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
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 stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
26. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling 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%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
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%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
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%)
34. 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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
35. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
37. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
38. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
39. Other comments:
I really appreciated Drew's understanding, sensitivity, and conscientiousness as a teacher. He really works, and is successful in, creating a positive learning environment, even within the realm of cyber education.
Loved the course will recommend to others

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 15168 (WE2)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved the projects! It gave us students a chance to be creative which is not something all professors encourage. The lectures were short and full of valuable information, linking various perspectives on the subject, which broadened my own perspective. The huakaʻi was my favorite part of the course. Because this is an online class, it was amazing to get out and meet Drew and our classmates while engaging ourselves in community service projects and cultural activities. This is my favorite class of the semester!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Nothing! It was perfect!
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in 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%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
17. 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%)
18. I learned a lot in 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%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to 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%)
20. 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%)
21. I enjoyed 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%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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 makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
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%)
25. 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%)
26. 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%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling 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%)
29. 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%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 instructor encouraged class discussion.
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 field trips were useful learning experiences.
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. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
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%)
34. 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
35. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
36. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
37. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
38. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
39. Other comments:
Mahalo nui e Drew for an amazing class! I learned a lot from you and I am privileged and honored to have been your haumÄ?na! Aloha :)

Drew Kapp: GEOG102, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography Crn (Section): 18618 (0)     18619 (INT)     18620 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 13 (93%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (33%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Drew was very nice and always right there to help. It didnt even seem like an online class! I loved the huaka'i that i went on, and i feel that he should definitely be able to continue that. The work load was fair, and i feel that every assignment was interesting, and allowed me to demonstate my learnings in different ways.
Everything! Field trips were really amazing. Solid amount of work with variety to keep me interested.
I really enjoyed the huakaʻi portion of it. I got to learn more about my home and even got to share that knowledge in another class.
As always, I love the information that Drew presents us with for each week and the many creative ways he provides for us to actively engage in class participation with each other.
There was a lot of room for creative thinking and writing.
I liked everything, especially the field trips!
I really enjoyed our huaka'is of course. and one of my favorite assignments was were we got to pretend to travel the world haha
I enjoyed Drew's informational lectures with pictures that accompanied the Text book.
Drew is a great teacher I love his curiculim
love the huakais
Our class adventures were my favorite part of the course. I believe it is a wonderful way to learn and to bring people from the online classes together to get to know each other. I also thought that Drew is a very talented teacher. The PowerPoint lectures he made for our class modules were both entertaining and educational. I really enjoyed the manner to which he taught different aspect of the course. His methods were different than any class I've ever taken and I wish more teachers taught with his enthusiasm and pleasant attitude. Overall I would have to say I retained more knowledge from his class than any of mine throughout my 4 semesters. Due to how he presented the information we were to learn and due to the assignments being completely relevant and mostly fun to do I believe he made learning the material not only easier but not something that was to be dreaded. Most of all I think the class adventures are a very valuable part of this course that connects the student to each other and to our island.
I enjoyed the projects, as well as the excursions that were assigned.
I love the field trips with this course. This is my first online class with field trips and it has made the experience incredible.
I liked the quick response when messaging Drew Kapp. Interacting with students in the discussions was a nice way to get more information without reading.
I enjoyed the Huaka'i and learned a lot about the island, and felt a connection to the land.I also enjoyed the geo-projects, especially the different formats, and getting to share and learn from the other classmates. I also appreciated the narrated lectures, they made learning the material much easier, and were full of interesting information and fantastic images.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None! everything was amazing and it was a very fun
None. Very well prepared and presented.
I would probably have a pdf format of the powerpoints because sometimes theyre so big, its difficult to download.
None at this time.
There was too many assignments. I've never done so much work for one online class. Maybe cut down on the work and not assign something every week & sometimes twice or three times in a week.
Not really.
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It would have helped to make the discussions due by wed. and comment on others by friday. Some students didn't do their discussion until the last few hours and left no time for others to make comments. Also making discussions end on friday gave students no weekend time do work. Weekends would be helpful to do works, at least a saturday.
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in 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%) 11 (79%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
17. 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%) 9 (64%)
18. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of 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%)
19. I learned a lot in 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%)
20. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (7%) 1 (33%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
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%)
23. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
26. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
27. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (67%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 2 (67%)
34. Other comments:
Mahalo Nui Drew, for just being a good teacher. It didnt even feel like this was an online class. You were always available when i had questions or needed help. I appreciate that! Everything i learned and every activity i participated was eventful and a blast. I wish you could teach everyone of my classed. Maybe id get better grades, because i would actually learn something.
Drew Kapp is a fantastic instructor and a fantastic human being. The UH system is very lucky to have him as an instructor.
I truly enjoyed this class and learned so much.
I would like to deeply thank Drew Kapp for simply being the best instructor I've ever taken any kind of class from throughout my entire life time experiences of being a student. Drew is very passionate about what he teaches, and on top of that very understanding and compassionate towards his students and their needs. I've come face to face with a very devastating life changing event around mid-semester that has become a huge interference and set back as far as staying on top of school and class work / participation. Drew was the first of my three instructors I've had this semester, that I actually felt very comfortable with to share what has been going on in my personal life outside of school, and in asking him for help in trying to still maintain at least a passing grade for his class. Honestly, if it wasn't for having an awesome instructor like Drew to begin with, I don't think I would've even been able to open up to the rest of my instructors and also asking for their help and suggestions. Thank you Drew!!!!
It was a good class, it just had too much work for a 100 level class.
Drew is an exceptional instructor and a wonderful person. He is a valuable member of the University system in my eyes.
thank you for another wonderful semester
I think that the assessments were kinda long in the amount of time that he gave us! he should make the assessment a little shorter instead of 52 questions! thats the most questions i ever had on a test beside the sats.
Awesome class!!
I really enjoyed Drew's class, and I recommend it to anyone taking a geography class. Online or face to face.
I've planted so many trees after this class because I have found a new love for understanding how to be one with nature.
I very much enjoyed this class and plan on taking another class taught by Drew Kapp next semester!

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 18026 (0)     18621 (0)     18622 (INT)     18623 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 19 (83%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 17 (74%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (26%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 23 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (17%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (33%) 17 (74%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 20 (87%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (22%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 19 (83%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 1 (20%) 16 (70%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 23 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (22%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked projects and huaka`i. I enjoyed that sharing the thought of `Å?lelo No`eau.
I really liked how non-controversial Drew was when it came to talking about parts of Hawaii where it was still up for debate by some. Drew would always say that 'some people say' etc., and I really liked that about him. Also, whenever I stopped by Drew's office, he would always talk with me and never blew me off or made it so I was wasting his time. I felt very encouraged to stop by. Overall, I enjoyed this class very much and I am very glad that I decided to take it. Keep doing what you're doing, Drew!
The huakaʻi we participated in
I enjoyed this class very much, I enjoyed the field trips very much and only wish I would have been able to go on all of them. I enjoyed Drew very much and admire his knowledge on the geography of Hawaii.
I really enjoyed the Huaka'i assignments. It was hands on and you begin to appreciate where you live and the surroundings thats all around you. It makes a big difference to past a place and have a sense that you know about it then not even noticing it at all.
The Huaka'i (field trips) were amazing and such a great experience that taught me so much about my home island. I love that it's not just about learning facts, but about learning about the past and what the future may be like, based on how our world is changing.
Huaka'i, Olelo No'eau, Geoprojects
I most enjoyed the Huaka'i and the three Geoprojects. For the Huaka'i, it was nice to venture beyond the classroom and see in person some of the places we learned about and be able to take part in work-activities. I appreciated the diversity of the Geoprojects and the opportunity to exercise creativity while integrating what we learned in a way that was communicative. Actually, the Geoprojects were probably my favorite because they required the most thought and consideration, unlike the assessments, which could be completed almost exclusively with memorization. I did appreciate, however, the nature of the questions on the assessments--the instructor designed them in such a way that you were forced to examine the information you had memorized from another angle in order to recognize the correct answer. Even though I am not tremendously interested in geography in general, the instructor was extremely enthusiastic (he really has enough energy and excitement to be teaching elementary students, I think), presented the lecture material in a very eye-catching and well-thought-out way (esp. the visuals and the particular attention given to words in the powerpoints via coloration), and used a variety of teaching techniques, so it was interesting and I certainly never knew what to expect from class to class. There were many group discussions, group activities, activities involving maps (painting and coloring--I never thought I'd be using crayons past elementary school--and I thought it would also be useful if we had done sculpture with clay, since that would have helped us learn about elevation and topography), activities in which we pretended to be islands and volcanoes, and cultural activities such as chanting. What I liked about the course overall was that it gave me a more thorough concept of Hawai'i and its features, and I thought it could have gone more into depth or been more difficult than it was and be even more interesting. Already I have been able to apply my knowledge regarding where certain places are located, and what they are known for, so I am grateful for that.
The Huaka`i service learning projects were awesome.
throughout the semester, i loved the feild trips where i never gone before and it was amazing experience. i learned a lot by doing the acitivities, projects, and assignments helps my knowleged very well.
I enjoy field trips on Saturdays to different districts of Hawaii island, met interesting people, learn more about Hawaiian plants, weather, Hawaiian chants and their meaning, help cleaning the land,and planting trees.
The Huaka'i were definitely interesting, and as long as the trips were, I really overall enjoyed the experience.
I enjoy the Huaka'i, it made me feel in touch with my culture and open my eyes to my roots. I also enjoyed the music before class, it's a nice welcoming.
I enjoyed going to huakai excursions. I enjoyed being somewhere else rather than being in the classroom learning about the subject matter in a different place. This course gave me a better understanding of our lands and taught me what to do to preserve and save our resources. This is what these excursions have taught me and what I have enjoyed from them.
Everything
Everything
The Huakai, learning expedition trips were my favorite part of this class. This is the best way to learn, especially about geography. Any student can sit in a class and stare at a powerpoint well trying to memorize place names and their features, but to go out and learn in the very environment we are talking about in class helps put a personal connection on that place.
I really enjoyed the excursion he prepared for the class. He really thought me what I really wanted to know about my island home.
I like learning the various Wahi Pana of the areas we got to visit and reciprocating in the form of service projects. Our guides Nohea and Ana, were able to offer deeper insight and appreciation into their backyards.
LOVED how every class wasn't a lecture class. Loved the assignments as it left so much room for creativity. Loved the teacher as he has been the most effective teacher I've had in my journey of knowledge. Huaka'i are the most engaging way to learn.
I enjoyed going on the Huak'i it was a very interesting way to learn from hands on experiences.
I have only had two semesters since returning to higher education so far but Prof. Drew Kapp and his Hawaiian Geography class stands out above the rest. He has been the most involved, dedicated, available of any professor. The class was the most enjoyable and interesting, especially with the two huakai you attend. I can't say enough about this class except sad it's over.
I loved the weekly discussions.
I enjoyed the whole course including all assignments very interesting
The discussion boards were an excellent way to interact with other students. This course felt like an actual classroom setting. The group activities, field trips, lectures, 'olelo no'eau, maps, assessments and geo-projects all combined for an exceptional learning experience.
Activities and projects made the class interesting
I like the He takes us on huaka'i around the island. He cares about his sudents and when I met him in person, he is a very nice man. He is very intelligent about hawaii.
By far the best online class or class that I have ever taken in my entire educational career. Drew made learning fun, challenging, and innovating. Drew used every type of learning method that there is to teach a class. His narrative power points were informative, knowledgeable, and not to mention, COOL! We learned how to use and read a variety of maps and scales. The projects allowed us to do simple research and have the opportunity to express our the things we learned in a creative way. The testes were fair and were a good way to wrap up each section of material we went through. The online discussions and assignments were well thought out. The amount of work was appropriate and Drew was effective with helping us apply our critical thinking skills. His feedback and responses were also really great! He sent equal amount of time giving each and every one of us feedback about everything we learned. I love love love the olelo no'eau book. I think it was my favorite book to use this semester. The hunt to find a good olelo is worth while. Also, I'm sure everyone would agree that the huaka'is or field trips were the best of the best! I got so much out of my experiences and it was definitely great to meet Drew, our instructor in person. I think it brought out more openness and comfort to discussions and assignments once I met him.
I enjoyed the power point lectures and most of the class discussions. I also liked how he responded to every post to let you know if you could improve or if you did everything correctly.
I have taken a total of four online classes thus far in my college career. Two of them were with Drew, two with other instructors. Hands down, the two online courses I took with Drew were the best. I must say that Drew is the only one who actually "instructed" his students. He interacted with all of us, making me feel like I was in class at home. In my other two classes, I felt no engagement, none, any learning that did took place was entirely by my own initiative. I feel like I have wasted my money on those classes, but this is not the case with Drew's classes. To put things in perspective, I am now very leery of taking an online course unless it is absolutely necessary, or unless it is a class with Drew. I also enjoyed our time on the Huaka'i, which helped me connect to the land that we learned about.
i liked the way he presented his lectures it was nice to hear the teacher it helped me learn as an online class. the huaka'i were fun and a neat way to meet the teacher and other students.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I'm not native English speaker. His talking is a bit faster for me. Though we didn't have any text book, it was difficult to catch up his talk and writing note. If he gave some documents for me, I could catch up more better.
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I think the assessments could have been using the notes because it was difficult to have to remember all the sites and their locations. Sometimes I would get lost because there was a lot of information given all at once in groups and not enough time to take good notes.
There is no improvements for this course Drew did an excellent job in preparing for this course and if anything this course should be longer.
The notes were a very helpful study guide for the assessments, but I did also get a lot of hand craps writing them.
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With regards to improvement, I thought the course was well-conceived and well-executed, but there are a few things I would mention, mostly regarding the assessments but also some of the in-class activities. I felt that there was a considerable discrepancy between how the instructor described the assessments in terms of comprehensiveness/difficulty and how comprehensive/difficult they actually were. He was very relaxed about everything, and I think that may have given many of us the false idea that the tests would be just as relaxed and easygoing, but that was not the case, as there really was a great deal to know on each one, and very few of the questions could be answered from casual memory or inference. Now, I am not suggesting that the assessments be made easier, or that anyone be given the slightest excuse for not studying enough, but what I am suggesting is that the comprehensiveness and rigidity of the assessments be clearly communicated by the instructor. I think it is simply a matter of expectations, since the pre-test was easy, and so I expected the assessments to be similar in difficulty. I over-studied before I had taken any of them because I was suspicious of a discrepancy in perceived and actual difficulty, and so did not end up having trouble with the tests, but I can imagine that anyone who was not suspicious did. Also, and I know it might be more difficult, and might affect the easy-going atmosphere of the classroom, but I really think it would be nice if the tests were administered in-class (for students who attend class in person, that is). If that were the case, the instructor would have two less things to worry about (cheating and not everyone completing the assessments on time), and I think there would have been a greater sense of camraderie (not that it is very important in college, but I mention it because the teacher seemed to encourage it). If the length of the assessments would be prohibitive to their being administered in class, perhaps they could be divided and given more frequently. It was a great deal of information to take in at once, and I didn't feel that I retained as much as I would have liked, since much of the material was useful, but I had to cram it in. Finally, I thought that some of the group activites didn't help us learn much(especially the skit) and caused us to fall significantly behind the syllabus. Perhaps there could not be so many, and those that there are could go more into depth.
Nothing, it was a great course.
everything is an amazing!!
I hope Assessments be more easy or at least Drew give more time to do it.
There is so much information that needs to be shared in such little time, I often forgot what the subject at hand was. I don't know if it would have been better, but jumping from island to island seemed difficult for me. Instead of going over volcanoes on all islands, perhaps focus on an island at a time with all their features?
I suggest we not limit our huakai excursions and instead go to all excursions together.I suggest we have a ton more excursions in the future. Very informational, enjoyable and a really great experience to learn about the Hawaiian lands.
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This course was AWSOME!
Keep doing what you're doing. It's amazing.
It would be helpful if deadlines could be extended to the end of day on Saturday or Sunday to give students at least one day from the weekend to complete course assignments which would provide more time for students who are working full time during the week days.
I am tempted to say a third huakai, those are great. A day where we all have a live online discussion, like once a month we all log into a Google hangout or something to discuss a current event or matter about the course. Maybe a Hawaii Geography two course or advanced Hawaiian Geography. Maybe at the beginnining of course assign students to identify an endemic plant that would grow in their area and they plant one and chart its progress with weekly picture and update in discussion. A paper where you pick your local town or one nearby and research its history. Each student picks a month of the Hawaiian calender and does a paper about what that month is about like its fishing, farming, cultural significance, etc. Each student picks a Hawaiian name other than their given name that somehow identifies with them and discuss why and everyone responds in the discussion board. Beginning, mid and/or end of semester get togethers For learning but also just for comraderie and talk story. Each student can introduce themself and one olelo and go from there. Not mandatory but encouraged. I've got more but have to get back to work.
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You might want to go through your audio on each powerpoint. Sometimes it cuts off the last few words you say in a slide and then switches to the next one.
I didn't really understand how he graded the discussions. Sometimes I would try really hard to add more posts but I was still not able to get 100% on any of them. He would leave comments saying I did a good job but then when I would look at my grade I realized I still didn't receive 100%. I understand that some weeks I didn't do very well but over time it gets kind of discouraging.
maybe opening assignments up earlier like sunday or have them due by Saturday by sunset or something,
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (22%) 4 (80%)
17. 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%) 1 (11%) 1 (20%) 17 (74%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (20%) 17 (74%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the 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%) 6 (67%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (13%) 4 (44%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 3 (60%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 23 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (80%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (22%) 16 (70%)
24. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 16 (70%)
25. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 23 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 17 (74%)
26. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (22%) 17 (74%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 3 (60%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (67%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 20 (87%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (40%) 21 (91%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 20 (87%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (9%) 4 (80%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 23 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 4 (17%) 4 (44%)
34. Other comments:
Pay Drew more money
I would take more of his classes because I like his sharing of his life and experiences with us.
Drew was an excellent Lecturer and he should receive an award for the passion he has for sharing his knowledge and always a happy person. There is not much lecturer's that you find that actually love what they do. It makes the course a lot better. His energy was always positive!! Thank you Drew for being a great Lecturer!! Need more class with him!!!
I would like to briefly discuss the teaching style, because it was so distinct. On the whole, the instructor seemed always prepared, always enthusiastic (it's inspiring to see instructors obsessed with their subject material, because it communicates their genuine interest in it), very considerate of students, and astonishingly neutral in his discussion of controversial issues. Up to this point, and even though I could vaguely perceive the instructor's own set of biases, I have never taken a class in which the presentation of viewpoints was so balanced and in which one particular viewpoint was not forced upon the students. So truly, I was impressed at the instructor's openness and humility. It was exceptional. On another point, though, I thought he was perhaps too forgiving and too easygoing. I know his perception of an instructor's authority is different from that of most other professors, and I certainly appreciate his respect for students, but I think he has every right to firmly call the class down if it is being noisy and not paying attention while he is talking, and to demand to be listened to. What I mean is, he really seemed to love what he was teaching, yet he was often apologetic that we had to sit and listen to his lecture, and this indicated that he thought what he had to say wasn't important enough to be worth our time and attention (so his enthusiasm was contradicted). I have found that the most effective and most riveting teachers have not only a considerable love for and command of the material (which he definitely has) but also an expectation to be listened to, because their time is valuable, because they have studied for years and years and care about their subject and want the class to learn and love their subject too. Sometimes strictness, even if it is less pleasant in the short-term for both the instructor and the students, is often more conducive to learning and self-discipline in the long-run than is leniency. This is just my opinion, and I know that others may see the situation differently, but I really hope that the instructor will consider taking on the authority he has as a teacher and not be afraid to push students to learn and to gain a greater appreciation for what he has to say. I believe that this would increase, rather than diminish, students' respect for him, and also make the class even more enjoyable, since is hard to derive great satisfaction from a lecture when the instructor is sorry for asking to be listened to.
Drew was very passionate about everything he shared in class. More instructors should be like drew.
Mahalo Drew for wonderful opportunity learn more about our beautiful Hawaii island ,thank you bring positive, warm energy to our class.
Overall i enjoyed this course with an amazing teacher. YOU GO DREW!!!
Drew is the best Geography 122 teacher,
You are a great teacher!! :)
Best learning experience
It's amazing how I honestly strongly agree with every single question, Thank you Drew!
Hawaiian Geography Two please!!
thank you for a wonderful experience with this online course as it was my first time taking a online course. I am taking one more next semester since I enjoyed it.
Dr. Kapp is an amazing instructor that loves the field he teaches and has developed an excellent method for sharing his extensive knowledge with his students. The variety of methods used kept me very interested in the course, and the responses he gave to some of my discussion subjects helped me to research further at times. It is very important for students to check in to the website frequently to get the most out of this course. I thoroughly enjoyed my geology class and feel that I got an incredible bargain for the tuition paid.
Drew, you're the man!! Keep up the great work!
Mahalo nui loa, Drew, A hui hou

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 17147 (0)     17458 (0)     17459 (INT)     17460 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 23 (96%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (83%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 24 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (8%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 18 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 21 (88%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (83%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 24 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 15 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (13%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 18 (75%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 20 (83%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 24 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 24 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Huaka'i very informative and hands on. In-class activities gave the students the opportunity to interact with each other. Geo-essays are writing pieces to enhance the knowledge of a given area. Over-all enjoyed the learning experience.
It was fun. We went on huakai's. Had minimal work!.
The huaka'i were very fun, enjoyed them. And i appreciate that Drew allowed us to pick the day that would be best for us. I enjoyed not just sitting in class for the entire time, but getting up and doing activities that required movement. The project were fun. I liked learning about different places.
Learned about many important historical sites on this Island. Acquired many new skills, reading maps, understanding use of land and more But I was not happy with religious chants, prayer circles and spiritual games that were constantly displayed in class and on group functions. Great teacher but many students in class did not like all the chants to God'
Drew had vast knowledge of his field of study! he made learning very interesting and fun! I looked forward to going to class everyday!
Projects, field trips, powerpoints.
There was a fair amount of hands on work and a fair amount of note taking.
I enjoyed the variety of methods used to learn about different subjects throughout the course, like going outside to observe the clouds, or making a human chain of the Hawaiian islands, and even introducing us to the hei and learning an important chant. The projects weren't intimidating and were actually fun, along with the Olelo No'eau that we shared with the class, which sort of relieved a lot of the students because of the topic of their Olelo No'eau. And of course, the (2) huaka'i(s) that we needed to participate in for a large percentage of our grades were probably the most pleasurable part of the course.
I like how our class had huakai'i to diffrent spots on the Island. I also liked Drews possitive energy in class.
I really like the trips we went on for this class. This class helped open my eyes to the environment around me.
Geoprojects and huakai were fun and relatable for me.
I enjoyed the many inter-active in class assignments we had and especially the trip to the UH Library Project. Drew is an amazing Professor that provides us with an encouraging environment with many positive feedback to his students. He has the ability to "ENGAGE" his students within minutes of arriving to class and everyone is eager to respond, reflect and participate in class discussions. He is a very fair teacher who also cares about his students by always providing time in class and during business hours to assist us. He is extremely knowlegable about course topic and very organized. He is always well prepared for class and arrives on time. He never appears "stressed out" like most professors are at the end of each semester and is very consistant as to brining Geography to life though his lectures, Power point, class/group projects and class Huaka'i's. He is very well prepared for each Huaka'i and clearly communicates student rules and expectations and ensures the safety and well being of all his students by making sure we bring the appropriate items (lunch, water, clothing, shoes) to each Huaka'i. He works long hours in addition to his weekly class schedule and choses to spend that time with us by taking us around the Big Island to learn about our environment and our native land. He is amazing respect for our Hawaiian Culture and not only teaches us about the Hawaiian Geography, but lives it by his own lifestyle and compassion for people. He is truly a clear example of what a professor/lecuturer/teacher should look like and I am pleased as well as blessed to have been a part of his class and as a Geography student here at Hawai'i Community College. I would like to nominate him for Professor of the Year 2012-2013, should you hold such a prestigious award! He is the best :). Respectfully submitted with much Aloha to Drew Kapp!
The projects were really cool and group activities were really cool too because you never had the same person more then three times.
I never thought that I would ever enjoy learning geography because it seemed so hard, but you made it fun and simple to learn and enjoy.... Mahalo nui
I really enjoyed going on our class-required Huaka'i(s). Attending them allowed me to learn about the places and cultural/environmental backgrounds that much more. They were interactive and also allowed students to work together and get to know eachother in positive ways. The GeoStory project we had to write was very enjoyable as well! I got to do research on something related to the hawaiian islands that i was interested in- and could be creative.
The Huaka'is where awesome some of the most fun I have had in any class.
Excellent teacher, excellent lectures, excellent class!
I liked that he required us to go on Huaka'i to see how the in class material relates directly to what is outside of the classroom and how we are affected by the earths changing features.
I enojoyed going on the Huaka'i; for me, that was the best part of this class!
The best part of the course were the huaka'i (excursions). It was really great to get involved with the community and learn more about the place we live. I also liked the fact that the projects were so varied.
It was interesting and a lot of fun. I enjoyed our huaka'is.
I really enjoyed the huaka'i that were made available for us to go on. Through these huaka'i I was more than able to gain a first hand experience in actually putting the material learned into a much clearer perspective to where I was able to understand what exactly it is I'm supposed to be learning
all assignments and projects were clearly explained in a pleasant way. The huaka'i experiences are priceles to education and individual discovery.
I really enjoyed the course this semester. Drew was very thorough with his on-line lectures and contexts. The experiential activities were very much enjoyable, especially because I was able to go to places not many could go. I will always cherish what I have learned from him and others in the class and from the field trips.
I like the geoessay, geostory, and geoscopeassignments because we (the student) got the opportunity to show what we learned in class and put our self and/or experience(s) in each assignment.
i liked our discussions that we had every week. the projects were fun and didn't really make me stress. i liked the huaka'i i went on as well. plus drew was very accommodating to my needs.
I liked that we got to go on field trips.
The required projects provided the opportunity to sum-up the material I've learned.
I enjoyed many of the assignments and lectures. They were insightful and fun.
Well planned, excellent resources, designed to help students learn and succeed.
I LOVED this course. The huaka'i's were the bomb! I learned so much about my home island.
I liked how he narrarated his powerpoints
I love the field trips and the group interaction where great.
Mr.Kapp is a super fun teacher and very knowledgable about all things Hawaii!
I enjoyed everything about this class. I found the lectures to be fascinating along with the imagery. I loved the Huakai experiences especially interacting with fellow classmates and professor Kapp. I found the Olelo Noeau provers to be inspirational.
Absolutely loved the huaka'i, and the set-up of the class. Very organized.
I loved the field trips, the power points and the geo projects.
Huaka'i were amazing learning and spiritual experiences! I have never had a professor on this campus with the knowledge, passion and love for what they teach! Truly a standard that all professors should strive for!
I especially liked how the information was presented and the optional music selections were great. This class made me mindful of where I live and my environment. The most rewarding part of this class were the huaka'i and meeting several of my classmates in person. I am most thankful that this class made me step out of my comfort zone to post my thoughts and share my opinions. Drew encouraged supportive comments, which always made posting on the discussion board, a positive experience.
Drew has an amazing way in which he approaches the course material and giving guidance in allowing learners to be comfortable as many of us are at different levels of learning and that helps to bring out or discover our potential, this is huge...and the respect and appreciation reflects strongly when allowing us to "tune in" to our natural world. I highly recommend this class.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
NO
No
My beliefs are strong for the separation and church and education/state. Separation of church and education/state is good for all involved.If the class is not a religious class, I do not want prayers in the classroom or group events. This allows churches, and other religious entities, the freedom to worship as they choose. It ensures (or is supposed to ensure) that the government/education will remain neutral in matters of religious faith, neither showing preference nor intolerance toward a particular religious belief. This concept is what has allowed religion to flourish in the United States. It is this concept that has been emulated around the world by nations that have had similar issues with government-sponsored religion. Perhaps most interestingly, it is a lack of religious freedom that the religious right (and most everyone else) despises about Islamic nations, yet it is what they seem to be striving toward in the United States. I for one am thankful that our founding fathers had had enough of government-mandated religion and decided to make their new nation one where all would be free to believe, or not, in whatever religion they felt was true. This is one of our country's foundational rights and the desire to end it should not be praised or taken lightly. I am sure none of us wants to live in a country where the government dictates which religion is the correct one - although that would make for an interesting debate.
Less hawaiian studies based and more science based. More homework based on what is to be on assesments. More strict attendance policies, have other classes that are more strict and late/absent is not as big an issue.
Nope, this class is beyond perfection. [:
No suggestions I loved being in this class.
Lectures were scatter-brained and hard to follow. The pictures, though I'm sure helped other people learn, were ineffective and a complete distraction from my learning.
None.. He did an amazing job!
nada
I wouldn't change anything
Drew, i think you have been running this course very well and professional- i would only suggest to make it longer (time/class wise).
nothing much
maybe if we could use our notes to do the online assesments
No. Great course.
Have huaka'i's that last more than a day. : )
This course could improve by having assignments due at a set time instead of at sunset because the sunsets at many different times.
Overall, this was a great course!
Nope(:
More field trips
There should be more classes that provide this type of enrichment and interaction with classmates and the environment.
N/A
None. I'd only have a few suggestions for students considering this course. 1. Keep an open mind. There are going to be topics that are emotionally charged, but everyone has their own opinion and views. Just treat those with the same respect you'd like to be shown. 2. Don't wait until the last minute to finish up any work...Laulima may go down, your electricity goes out, your computer wigs out, you get sick...yeah, life happens. Post early, save frequently and keep Drew informed of what's going on.
None. Keep up the good work!
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 16 (67%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 24 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 5 (100%)
17. 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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (63%)
18. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
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%) 13 (72%)
19. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 5 (100%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 24 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (100%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
23. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 24 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 24 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 21 (88%)
26. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 24 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
27. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 24 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 21 (88%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (83%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 19 (79%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (4%) 5 (100%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 24 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 3 (13%) 15 (83%)
34. Other comments:
My beliefs are strong for the separation and church and education/state. Separation of church and education/state is good for all involved.If the class is not a religious class, I do not want prayers in the classroom or group events. This allows churches, and other religious entities, the freedom to worship as they choose. It ensures (or is supposed to ensure) that the government/education will remain neutral in matters of religious faith, neither showing preference nor intolerance toward a particular religious belief. This concept is what has allowed religion to flourish in the United States. It is this concept that has been emulated around the world by nations that have had similar issues with government-sponsored religion. Perhaps most interestingly, it is a lack of religious freedom that the religious right (and most everyone else) despises about Islamic nations, yet it is what they seem to be striving toward in the United States. I for one am thankful that our founding fathers had had enough of government-mandated religion and decided to make their new nation one where all would be free to believe, or not, in whatever religion they felt was true. This is one of our country's foundational rights and the desire to end it should not be praised or taken lightly. I am sure none of us wants to live in a country where the government dictates which religion is the correct one - although that would make for an interesting debate.
The excursions really gave me a greater sense of involvement in my community! Drews involvment in the Hawaiian community was amazing! One of the best teachers I have ever had!!!
After taking extensive notes and printing and highliting power points I felt less thatn prepared when the assesment reviews came out. Personally would have retained more with more homework assignments and less out of the box classwork. Assesments seemed difficult due to lack of familiarity with Hawaiian language and previous local geography knowledge. Alot of material to take in with no homework practice. Memorization of geographic features from photos seemd less relevant than placement on a map. Trying to relate english terms to hawaiian seemed backwards since it is not a Hawaiian studies class. Relating hawaiian to english would have helped more in my case. Very uncomfortable with chanting in class and on field trips. Seemed more like practicing ritual than information about local cuture. I wouldnt have to go to a catholic church and pray in order to learn what christians believe.
very energetic and pleasing to watch. made me want to pay attention
I definitely learned a lot in this class and it inspired me to learn more about the Hawaiian culture. I'm now sort of obsessed with trying to learn the original Hawaiian names of certain place names to preserve the culture by using the language. I also have many conversations with others I know about the interesting things I learned in class, and it gave me a new love and respect for the island I live on, for which there had been almost none there before. (:
I like how drew was always willing to help his students. I also liked that I could just see him anytime if I needed anything.
Kumu Kapp is a great teacher and a great man, he was able to get me excited about a subject I never really cared for. This class helped me find a new appreciation for the beauty and power of the Hawaiian Islands.
Take Drew's class. He is very fun and very energetic.
If I could take more classes with you I would in a heartbeat. Mahalo nui for being your unique you.
Thank you for a great class and semester! Keep doing what you do, people/students learn a lot from what you taught in the class.
really enjoyed class!! the learning experience was unquie and i reccomend this course should be taken by everyone attending this college. I find that it is important to know of the island you live on and you plan to explore on.
This was a really great course, and I learned a lot. The atmosphere that Drew creates in the classroom really fosters learning. It made me want to go to class. The assignments, projects, and excursions were so varied and really rounded out the course.
By far, Drew Kapp is one of the best instructors I've ever had in all of my educational years. I am so glad he was recommended to me as an instructor and I absolutely love this course. Thank you so much Drew for sharing all your wonderful knowledge about Hawaii island. I was able to learn way more with you than 95% of the teachers/ instructors I have ever had.
This course is perfect! Individuals benefit from the in depth and fun learning!
Mahalo Drew!
Drew kapp is an excellent teacher!!! I have learned a lot not just about geography of hawaii and the other islands located in our large chain, but I learned a lot about myself. Drew did an excellent job and I look forward to taking another class from him (hopefully). I will and would recommend him to future students. Mahalo drew for an amazing semester that has given me life long memories!!!!
i am very glad i took this class.!
Mahalo Drew for helping me to remember! I am grateful for your genuine aloha and commitment to teaching! Mahalo Nui
Great Job Drew!!
mahalo for being so flexible
Drew is an excellent teacher easy to follow and understand in all the material i had to learn.His power point are so clear and informative.
I look forward to attending another one of Professor Kapp's online classes! Great professor and experience.
Hybrid class was a great experience, and my knowledge base of what geography truly means is expanded greatly. Drew is a 'gem'. Mahalo
It was truly a privilege to be a student of Drew Kapp!
I am inspired by Drew, more, more!

Drew Kapp: GEOG102, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography Crn (Section): 16519 (0)     16520 (INT)     16521 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 14 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 14 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (79%) 1 (7%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Drew's Huaka'is was amazing and a great learning experience!
The class was great I really liked going on the huakai'i.
I loved that the professor is so clear on the instructions easy to understand his lectures and home works
I really enjoyed going on the huaka'i and enjoyed the variety of ways we posted our discussion,for example using our imagination and going on a virtual tour of europe. Drew is very creative and made learning online fun!
The Geo-projects were fun and required research which expanded our learning of the subject.
the level of interaction and the 2 required trips
great instructor.
Drew was very helpful and made EVERY topic fun and entertaining so I was always interested. What I enjoyed the most was the class discussions, lectures, and especially the service trips. Also the knowledge I gained from this class was very useful outside of the classroom environment and made me more aware of issues that I once never heard or thought of.
the field trips!
In our online class, Drew required us students to write a post on each region of the world. Doing this required us to research the region and then write the information in our own words. I learned a lot by doing these kinds of assignments. Also, the special projects and assessments required a lot of research and study and by doing these things, the information was more firmly planted in my mind. The huaka'i's were very enjoyable and I liked that we had to go to at least two of them. In this way, we in the online class could meet one another and put a face to the name. This class has increased my hunger to learn more about the world.
The different huaka'i he offered! It provided hands-on learning.
The fieldtrip very informative... online lectures excellent and very detailed! Assignments were interesting and challenging.. assesement test- hard but good... excellent teacher
this was a fun class. I enjoyed the reading and learning about all the different places in the world. Each week how the assignment was very creative and fun.
I love the activities (Hua'kai); it's the first time that I met my online instructor. The places we were able to go, due to this class and Drew was Gorgeous. I am very thankful to have gone to this places.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Keep it up!
none, course was great!
The text book chapters are 50+ pages.
None. Highly recommend this class.
none.
none, it was amazing.
N/A
Keep up the good work Drew.
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in 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%) 12 (86%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%) 11 (79%)
18. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
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%)
19. I learned a lot in this course.
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. I became interested in community projects related to the 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%) 4 (29%) 2 (50%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
23. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
26. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
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%)
27. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
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%) 4 (100%)
34. Other comments:
So far he is ine of my best teachers ! he is awesome teacher.
I think Drew is an excellent teacher.
Keep up the good work! Its classes like these that remind me why I love going to school. Also piqued my interest in this subject.
I would definitely take another class by Drew.
Mahalo for the wonderful learning experiences!
Very good geography class... super informative kept wanting to learn more...
FUN CLASS!!!
Your awesome Drew

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 16073 (0)     16526 (0)     16527 (INT)     16528 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 20 (87%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (87%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 19 (83%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (91%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 12 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 19 (83%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 20 (87%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 13 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
It allowed me to understand our islands. Field trips was about learning that particular geographic area. Loved everything about this class!!
Learning about Hawaii!!!
Huakai
The things that I liked about this course was the interaction that he had created with us, the assignments and projects that really made us look at how well we could do research pertaining to a specific area. Loved it when there were exercises that were done outside of class and the many different ways of how to read a map. Some of us have never read a map before, but with the help of Drew, he encouraged us to try our best. That showed that he cared about what he was teaching us which is a good thing.
Projects and assignments were not over the top. He gave us study guides which helped tremendously. We were able to choose from a variety of different excursions which best suited us and helped to inform us about our island. I enjoyed the Geo-story and Geo-scape which were both made from our own knowledge.
Huaka'i Group class activities Power points Olelo Noeau Geo essays, stories
The Huakai was very helpful and learned a lot; with drews style of teaching.
went on field trips, library assignment, got to creatively express our artistic side and learn about many topics that were thoroughly explained. Professor was kind and humorous and had everyone participating together in hands on experiences and learning themes.
I really enjoyed the enthusiasm that Drew had for his course..he made it fun and very enjoyable..love his humor and his direct way...Very effective instructor
I absolutely enjoyed being in this class. Drew's methods of teaching allows for students to succeed in class. I also liked how prepared he was throughout the semester utilizing the Laulima system and email communication to keep me updated with assignments and class announcements. Being in this class has inspired me to continue school and learn more about geography.
I enjoyed everything about the course, Drew you are an awesome Professor and teacher. I am so glad that I took his class.
Great class, a lot of hands on learning
Overall, this course opened your knowledge, peaked your interests, and gave you as the student a greater understanding.
what i liked about this course was he was able to intwine all cultural practices . the activities were really good and the projects i loved writing a non fiction story it really made me express myself through writing which i love . the assignments wasnt a problem and if i did have a problem then i would see him after class or before depending .
i liked our geoprojects those were actually kinda of fun even though they were papers. i loved the mandatory huaka'i. and the lectures were so much fun.
drew has great knowledge of this subject and teaches it well
I liked the way Drew taught the class. It was a very comfortable atmosphere and it helped me learn better. Everyone was treated equally and there was a lot of class participation.
teacher was very understandable in teaching
I liked how interactive he was. I also liked how personal he made the content. He made the semester so that i could connect to what we were learning and that made it easier to learn and understand.
The Power points supplemented his lecturer very well. The Huakais were enjoyable and educational. The online assessments really displayed the knowledge that you were gaining from his teachings.
I really enjoyed the huaka'i, because it was nice to experience Hawai'i in such a personal way. I also enjoyed the map activities.
The Huaka`i helped me to get to know the teacher, which I feel motivated me to do better/good in this class. Plus, the Huaka`i trips were fun and I learned a lot of things that I wouldn't be able to learn anywhere else.
even though this was an online class, we had to participate with three excursions which made a big impact in my learning.
Enjoyed the projects that were given to us
Not sure if it's do-able however, having the huaka`i for the week be about the area we are studying in our course work. I know it would be difficult but it would help to coagulate the material and the meaning.
The lecture was always interesting to watch, and huaka'i was great!
I liked everything about this class, and I especially liked going on the Huaka'i. It was a wonderful experience.
One thing I appreciated was that almost no two assignments/class discussions were the same. It always seemed like interesting new formats that more asked your opinion about a subject instead of just regurgitating it, that was refreshing.
I enjoyed the Huaka'i's that was prepared for us as well as the online work the was provided for us. They were every educating.
I enjoyed the narrative powerpoint presentations, the excursions & work we did such as restoration work, etc. The class discussions were helpful for us to learn as a team.
I felt the excursions really helped me better understand the concepts. Drew is a spectacular teacher and has great power points with so much helpful information. He makes learning geography fun and easier.
I liked our Huakaʻi. This gave out a better understanding on what we do in geography,
The field trips. Because this course is an online class, creating field trips allowed many of the online classmates to interact with each other and learn new, meaningful information.
I liked that we knew exactly when the assignments/discussions were going to be opened at the beginning of the week and exactly when it would close at the end of the week.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Class is fine.
Not a thing
great as is
Just keep up the good work Drew, you are really doing a FANTASTIC job.
Maybe more opportunities to go on different excursions. There was not enough room for everyone because there are only two vans available.
More in class group activities
I enjoyed it and like it the way it is.
I really can't think of anything to improve the course, it was my favorite...Drew does a great job...Very organized and informative...
Nothing to improve on. Excellent all around kumu!
zero, nadda, Don't change a thing!!
i really dont have anthing to say but his class is the best i've ever taken since socology :)
he already does a great job
only one thing id change and that would be the last part of course where he loses his touch it boring and i dont find it useful like other things he thought during the begin of semster
None
Keep making us laugh.
More Huaka'is
Some of the questions on the map activities, like the one in the library, weren't very clear to me, I had a hard time understanding what was being asked of me. Also, there was a lot of talking among classmates during class which was distracting. If there is a way to help control the class volume, I think the class would have had more to offer, because instead of trying to listen to the lecture instead of other people's conversations, I could just soak up the information.
n/a
If he can give us the study guide for the quiz a bit earlier, that would be great.
The more Huaka'i the better!
I wish he had more classes (in-person) so we didn't have to do online. He seems like a great teacher, I only met him a few times.
More Huakaʻi.
No so much. I do suggest, however, that the lectures were a bit more enticing. Often times I found myself astray from the slideshows. However, all the content and information was there perfectly.
None
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (83%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (17%) 2 (67%)
17. 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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 21 (91%)
18. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 6 (46%)
19. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
20. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (13%) 2 (67%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (100%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
23. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 21 (91%)
26. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 23 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 3 (13%) 16 (70%)
27. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (83%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
29. 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%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 3 (100%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 13 (100%)
34. Other comments:
What I liked about this class is the instructor Drew Kapp. He is very open-minded to his students and is not about taking his job extremely serious. I felt so much courage in his class and he spoke on all types of levels of comprehensions. I would advice anyone to take his course if it is needed.
Have a great summer!!!
I'm going to really miss this class. I love the way Drew teaches and incorporates his own mana'o in his presentations. DREW YOUR THE BEST!!!!
I know Drew is doing a fantastic job. He is very knowledgeable and he know his Geography!I will take his class again if I ever need another Geography
Drew is an Awesome Teacher , it would be great if more of our professors , instructors were more like him. He is always so energetic, welcoming when we come into class, and he makes learning about Geography fun, interesting , and educational, and he explains subjects more clearly. I really enjoyed my time in his class and I hope to encourage more students to take his class. A++ FOR DREW
Excellent class and will recommend it to others if they need a geography class.
Really enjoyed the course I will recommend it to others...
I truly appreciated Drew's sensitivity to Hawaiian culture, history, place and people. His wealth of knowledge pertaining to geography and Hawaii really supported the quality of lessons delivered. I wish all kumu in college were able to allow students a win-win situation in pursing higher education like the way Drew does.
Drew Kapp is awesome!!!!!!!
More courses should be structured this way. The hands on experience enhances the lectures and reading materials.
Mahalo nui kumu Drew Kapp
I really enjoyed this class. Fun and educational. Bottom line you must attend class gain the full learning experience.
I very much enjoyed the class and I wouldn't mind taking more classes with Drew or classes related to Hawai'i or geography.
Mahalo:)!
Great teacher
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I wasn't prepared to take proctored exams; however, I was able to get the time off from work to fulfill them. That was my only hang-up where this course was concerned. Drew went out of his way to make the students feel comfortable during the huaka`i. At the same time, the student gets out of it what the student puts in to it.
It would be amazing if there were a class offered that was only Huaka'i the whole semester.
I heard good things about Drew before taking the class, not only from student but from his colleagues as well. These praises were all true about him.
Thanks.
I really enjoyed this class and will recommend to everyone I know interested in taking Geography of Hawaii
I hope I am able to take more classes with Drew. He made me want to know about geography!
Drew is a very great teacher

Drew Kapp: GEOG102, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography Crn (Section): 15455 (0)     15456 (INT)     15457 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked the huaka'i and the geo projects!
I enjoyed the Geoprojects and the Huaka'i (or field trips) that students were asked to participate in. I feel it gave me a better connection with others in my online class as well as allowed me to be more creative with learning the material.
The hands on activities were great, i loved the field trips.
I enjoy this class. I have learned so much. This class has opened a window for me to see the world in a much different way. I enjoy this course immensely. What makes a course enjoyable for me is when it opens my eyes, triggers an emotion, and connects all of it, so that I can see a bigger picture. I realize that I need to be aware of opportunities that can make a difference to the environment that I am apart of. Learning about other countries and the hardships that they face in this century, although I read about it in the news, it didn't connect for me until now. Most of my life I have seen Geography like a flat pane of glass all broken and disconnected. What I appreciate about this course is in how he was able to present the total package of the earth. I can see that it is literally cut into regions, but what I see is layers like an egg. At one time connected, complete, whole, perfect. Eventually the changes began, not the growing pains of evolution but the steady destruction of the surface. Each layer of the shell is no less important than what it holds inside. I got that by the way in which the instructor presented the course, the projects that I was given and rhythm of the course. I recommend this course for anyone who is going to any field and the reason is that you are able to find your own path in the vast choices like economics, environmental studies, politics, etc.
Huaka'i
i liked how we had many options of how to do our assignments and a few were difficult but most were pretty much common sense if you read and watched the power points.
none
Drew Kapp's power point lectures were well thought out, and executed with excellent, thought provoking information, and amazing pictures. Supplemental materials such as documentary films, and music from the various regions and cultures of the world gave me a perspective on the subject that I would not have been able to get from just reading a text book or listening to a lecture. The text book was also a great resource full of up to date information on world geography. Weekly class discussion topics were varied and interesting, it was never the same so as a student you had to be on your toes. The projects were fun and interesting and allowed us to take what we learned in class and go seek further knowledge and demonstrate that to the rest of the class. The exams were also well though out, not easy by any means, but not unreasonably difficult either. I suppose this is just a testament to Professor Kapp's ability to successfully convey the subject material to his students. Projects and exams were spread out evenly throughout the semester and I cannot express enough how much this has helped me to succeed as a student. The field trips were excellent as well, helping to provide contact and discussion between students who otherwise may never meet each other in person. The field trips also helped us as students to connect with the land and the people in our community, even other students from HawCC and UH Hilo. Excellent course, I highly recommend Drew Kapp as a teacher.
The huaka'i (field trips) of the semester was really enjoyable, and provided a different view of learning about our land.
The Huakai was by far the most enjoyable activity I have done in college.
The discussions were a great way to learn.
I really like how Drew made the class fun. All the assignments were well thought out and I enjoyed being able to use my imagination on the discussions rather than having traditional textbook questions. I also enjoyed the Geoprojects. They were alot of fun and were a great way to integrate what we learned into a creative thinking project.
I enjoyed all the areas of this course. The field trips were very interesting and even though at first not something I really wanted to do became the high light of the course.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
na, good job!
More Huaka'i availale. Most Geo students were able to join into 2 trips max. We like doing service work, so let's get more done in one semester!
none that i can think of
none
I honestly cannot think of any way to improve this course. It was excellent, informative, engaging, and fun. Perfect!
More Huakai requirements, as i feel i learned more on those then at home.
None, I think it is great as is.
none
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (50%) 8 (73%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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 (9%) 10 (91%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%) 7 (64%)
18. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of 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%)
19. I learned a lot in this course.
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. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (75%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
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. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
26. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%)
27. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
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%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
34. Other comments:
Thank you~~~
none
Mahalo nui!
Mahalo and excellent job!

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 15035 (0)     15461 (0)     15462 (INT)     15463 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 15 (79%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 19 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.53 19 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (16%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 15 (79%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (33%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 19 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (5%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I really enjoyed the huakai
Huakai
I enjoy this course!! Drew did an awesome job!! The Huaka'i's (field trips) were inspirational. Group projects were helpful, fun, and learning was easier.
I think the one thing I loved were the huaka'i trips. My trip to Hualalai was definitely an eyeopener. It was my first time there too, so it was a great experience. It was good to be able to use the information learned in the classroom and apply it outside in our own personal lives. For example, weather conditions and such.
huakai's are great.
Drew was one of the most engaging instructors I've ever had. His energy level was always high as was his passion for teaching. I not only learned the subject matter, but began to understand how Geography encompasses many other subjects. His devotion to educating us about good land stewardship was inspirational. He also managed to make learning the subject matter fun.
I loved the Huakaiawith other classmates it was educational and fun. I absolutely LOVED the opportunity to do our quiz only in the comfort of our home without the anxiety of doing it in class.
Listening to lectures was not boring as many often are. The way he speaks to the class keeps it entertaining and educational. The content shared is also interesting. Would love to take another class from Drew.
you the best..
I loved everything about this course. I frequently learned a lot. Drew Kapp is a wonderful teacher
huakaʻi
i like the huakai field trip activities. there are many place we can choose to go. Also i like the class activities. we can learn many thing from class work.
A rather enjoyable class. Overall was excellent.
i think i like the field trips
I really enjoyed this class because Drew created a thoughtful lesson plan that took us out of the classroom on various huakaʻi which enables us to learn in a more productive hands-on way and encourages us to be more community minded by giving back in ways so important to the aina. I also appreciated the cultural sensitivity that is present at every class, it was very compatible to the Hawaiian Lifestyles program that I am in. Mahalo nui loa e Drew!
Drew Kapp does an amazing job at incorporating equal amounts of book work, class discussions, and hands-on experience. He is extremely helpful and allows for the students to not only learn from him, but from each other as well. If you want a teacher who genuinely cares about the students and their growth and development in their knowledge in Hawaiian Geography, Drew Kapp is your teacher!
loved the the huak'i trips although it is real challenging for a student that has a family and a job to make it to all three. i loved the trips but they were a sacrifice for me to go to.
The geoprojects and huaka'i
i enjoyed the lectures.
I really enjoyed our weekend field trips. It was very informative of what is going on around our island and what we can do to Malama our Aina.
I like how Drew was so helpful and very knowledgeable about the 'aina. He was truly one if not the best teacherI have ever had.
I love that this online course was user friendly, Drew presented power points and spoke along with the power points making it feel like we were in his physical class. All online courses should use power point and speak along with the lesson. It was very helpful.
I liked the powerpoints, especially because they were narrated by Drew. These made it easier to understand the content.
The thing I liked most about this course were the projects.
Huaka'i's were fun and educational.
I liked everything about this course. I enjoyed most our hua ka'i experiences and projects too!!
how to make a positive impact on the people and my environment
I liked everything about this course, it was beneficial and learned so much. Mahalo Kumu Drew.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No
Drew is Great
No improvements needed.
No, I love it just the way it is. I would absolutely repeat this course just for the fun of it :)
Quizes were hard unless you had hawaiian classes before
Not really..
My only complaint was that Mr. Kapp was too lenient with the disruptive students in the class. This was a problem that caused me great annoyance.
Nope he's an awesome teacher
None. Job well done!
more hands on..
more outside activities
There really is nothing more that could be improved with this course. It was GREAT!!!!
when a students comes to him with problems that he and the student come up with a plan so that student doesnt fall behind and have to withdrawal from the class do to personal problems
The only suggestion I would have is there were a few individuals in class that were consistently disruptive and made learning challenging. I would suggest those people be removed from the class since other methods, i.e. "contracts" didnt work at all.
Not at all
It is a great course. I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much. Drew is a wonderful teacher!
No
More field trips
More huaka'i
He could provide extra credit of some sort for those who are having trouble in his course.
None
Not really. It is pretty perfect. :)
make more availablity to huaka'i on other islands as well
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (67%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
17. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (63%)
18. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
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%) 7 (64%)
19. 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 (67%)
20. I became interested in community projects related to 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%) 5 (26%) 2 (100%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (100%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
23. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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 is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
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%)
27. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to 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%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%)
29. 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%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (11%) 3 (100%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
34. Other comments:
I'm most definitely recommending people to take Drew's course!!
I'm extremely sad this class is coming to an end. I wish I could repeat it so badly. I'll always keep in touch with Drew :)
Drew has to toughen up with disruptive students; I would suggest making the students that talked - almost constantly - in his class sit in separate areas of the classroom. Other than that, Drew Kapp is an excellent and devoted teacher.
Mahalo Drew your class was awesome :)) Thank you for taking time off of your hands to take us to the huaka'i:)))
SUCH A GREAT CLASS, wonderful energy and thought provoking discussions.
drew i wish that you would have helped me a little bit more and helped me a little bit more on my personal problems like my i thought you would because all my other teachers helped so much
I definitely would recommend this class because of Drewʻs enthusiasm
Great class!!!
Mahalo
Drew Kapp makes great mamaki tea!
Best class ever! Drew is an awesome instructor.
One thing that made a huge difference for me in this class was to have had the opportunity to meet my teacher and class mates, even though the course was an online course. Perhaps online classes should meet at least once to do a weekend group work..... (class mates and teachers too!) :))

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 18027 (0)     18399 (0)     18400 (INT)     18401 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (9%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (95%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Besides the fact that Drew is very enthusiastic towards his lessons, the activities were useful for learning and I enjoyed the field trip outside of class.
I really enjoyed the way Kumu Drew always was excited and passionate about what he taught. He has content mastery in the subject and was very creative in the way he would teach us in each and every class. It was never a dull moment. Kumu Drew has a gift of making learning fun. I especially enjoyed the huaka'i to Mauna a Wakea and only wish I was able to hike all the way with the rest of my group. The projects were also a lot of fun and I have learned so much more about the islands and how Geography has to do with a lot of other things in our environment.
I enjoyed Drew Kapp geog 122 class. It was very informative, we had various class participation which was fun.I have endured a lot of knowledge by enrolling in this class. I'm looking forward to future classes with Drew Kapp as the instructor.
Class was really fun. Drew's class was actually the highlight for me this semester.
i liked how we did not only have power points every class. i liked getting into groups and doing things together or in groups.
I liked the lecture and huaka`i because I could learn general knowledges instead of too much professional things.
the field trips
Everything
I loved this entire course! Drew Kapp is an excellent instructor, I liked learning in the classroom and on our field trips. The course was absolutely hands on. We worked in groups almost every class session and we worked with maps and eachother. I like the way that Drew lectures and interacts with the class. I also liked the geo-projects online and the assessments online too.
I like the Geo projects they helped me to learn the subjects that I choose well.
In my opinion, the online assessments were appropriate regarding content and difficulty. The huaka'i were engaging and encouraged students to contribute to various causes through volunteering.
i LIKED ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES.Drew is very animated and interesting
i really enjoyed the very enthusiastic lectures that were very informing and educational.
I enjoyed the "Geo-Projects" that he assigned it allowed me to do the project however I wanted and to choose the place that I would like to do.
The up tempo kept me alert an in class. Enjoyed the field trips
I loved the Huaka'is and the material which we learned.
The learning aspect of the course in general and how Drew approached and taught the class.
Field Trips, Group projects and work, Learning about different lands, plants, and species/animals.
I really enjoyed the huakai!
It was a very well designed course, the power point presentations were very informative
everything about this class was amazing, wonderful, enlightening, perfect!
Activities were great. Very effective professor. I would take his class again.
My favorite part of everything was when we got to do outside of class expeditions. It was wonderful to be able to meet our class mates and learning in that style allowed for what we learned to actually stick with me.
Drew really helps to build a sense of community among students, which is a difficult thing to do in an online environment. He is passionate about his subject matter and it comes through in his teaching. This was an excellent class!
In this course I really enjoyed the Geo-projects as well as the group discussions. The Geo-projects were a really great way to learn the information discussed in each Unit. Also, the fact that we were all given the choice of what topics we wanted to research was a great way to further our own education in the topics of our greatest interest. As for the group discussions, Drew Kapp really put a great effort into making each topic really interesting and I learned a lot from my classmates!
MAhalo, enjoyed the class
I feel that Drew successfully taught Western subject matter in such a way that it is accessible to local people who may have otherwise had a difficult time learning Geography. Drew's sensitivity to local issues and attitudes, his enthusiasm for the subject matter and his excellent use of visuals during lectures created a healthy and vibrant class atmosphere that was very apparent even though this is an online class. The huaka'i were excellent and exciting opportunities to see parts of the island that may not always be open to the general public and helped to create a sense of responsibility for the islands we live on.
I enjoyed this course in it's entirety. The assignments were fun and I really was able to learn from interacting with my classmates, not only from Drew. I especially loved the huaka'i required of us. I wish I could continue attending them!!! Taking this course has opened my eyes to so much more & has given me a new perspective of my environment. Seriously got me thinking about changing my major...
The structured Monday lectures and involvement Drew put in. Also, the 3 Field Trips was very appropriate & great!
I really liked the interactiveness of the course. As part of the class work the student was able to present their learning and understanding as they developed and worked in a variety of different ways (essay, creative expression, discussion topics, assessments.) This gave the student the opportunity to be evaluated in many ways. The class was a well rounded learning experience. The Huaka'i (fieldtrips/service learning projects) were an awesome and a very important part of the learning adventure. This gave online student to opportunity to meet face-to-face. They also connected directly with the course topic. These places are very special and were carefully selected by the teacher.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
None. Kumu Drew was wonderful!
I do not have any suggestions at this time
assesments we're pretty tough... and laulima doesn't work all the time.
none that i can think of.
more out of class activites
For the hawaiian names of places that we have to identify on mostly blank maps: I suggest a little more practice spelling those names and pronouncing them in class and drawing them on maps before the test, we did do that but to practice it more would be helpful. Maybe testing eachother in class before the assessment.
No
I think if you prepare the papers of your power point, it will help to listen your lecture.
no
nothing at all oooh oooh nothing at all
More field trips!
godd job
No, but we need more Drew Kapp's teaching.
not much more that could be done to make it more informative. a good idea would be to give an entire week to finish course assignments, that would be especially helpful for people who work full time jobs and do online courses.
Maybe the exams could have been a little easier, they were really hard and took all of the time alotted to complete.
I think there should be some sort of assignments included through the course to 1) allow for make up if a discussion is missed and 2) to make the class more engaging. An online format is really hard to want to be a part of if the class is nothing more than lectures and discussions...this was how it was for me anyway. In a classroom you can relate to people around you and the teacher and get face to face learning but with the online course I think if there was a way to introduce assignments that forced memorization and creativity it would stick with people better.
I have no suggestions on improvement for this course.
Honestly I think this course is excellent and I cannot see where any improvements are needed. Why fix something that's not broken?
None! Drew & his course are the best!!!
Perhaps more lectures and maybe a live lecture or Webinar.
Hard pressed to think of something specific. I will say the sad part is that once the class is finished there is no longer assess the resources of the material and the discussions, that I know of on Laulima.
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 1 (100%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (27%) 1 (100%)
17. 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%) 17 (77%)
18. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of 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%) 8 (80%)
19. I learned a lot in 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%)
20. I became interested in community projects related to 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%) 5 (23%) 1 (100%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
23. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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 is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
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 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%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling 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%)
29. 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%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (100%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (100%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 1 (100%)
34. Other comments:
The exams were tough!
Aloha e Kumu Drew, Mahalo from the bottom of my heart for taking a chance and allowing me to continue your class on-line due to the situation that I was facing. I really enjoyed this class and thought that I was just going to learn about how to read a map and practice on the Islands of Hawai'i. Never did I imagine that I would learn more about me and the values that I hold and the openness to new thoughts about subjects I was never aware of. It makes me feel like I am a stranger to my own island. Mahalo for broadening my hermeneutics. Thank you also for sharing the culture with others who do not understand our ways. Maybe now, they can get a glimpse of the true Hawai'i. Mahalo for being such a wonderful and compassionate kumu. A hui hou.
I loved that we had independant responsibility for taking the assessments online. Drew was super easy to get in touch with and when he wasn't he was clear about when he wouldn't be available. I feel I lucked out when I got Mr. Kapp for my instructor this semester.
Very passionate and helpful teaching info. Good at speeches.
The class is very engaging and the instructor is such a positive educator. I appreciated the infusion of Hawaiian cultural values, terms and concerns the instructor shared. EXCELLENT!
meuy bien senor
none.
Great
Good job Drew!!!!
Mahalo Nui!!!
I LOVE this class!
I would definetly enroll in another course taught by Drew Kapp
Great Professor. Made me want to come to class and online lectures.
Mahalo
Mahalo nui!
This was hands down the best on-line hybrid course that I have taken over the longevity of my current course work in the UH system! The class was very well organized and the progression of learning was appropriate for the topic. The students were required to interact with each other within a specific time frame online, in addition to face to face class field trips/ service learning projects (huaka'i). The integration, sensitivity and respect for the "host" Hawaiian culture was a very positive part of this class. I would highly recommend this class, the format and the teacher. I have earned so much in this course work and have been able to create friendship bonds with other classmates. Mahalo for a great experience!

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 17094 (0)     17459 (0)     17460 (INT)     17461 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (15%) 21 (81%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 26 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (23%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 26 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 16 (62%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 5 (19%) 18 (69%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 26 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 16 (62%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 26 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 21 (81%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 26 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 1 (8%) 17 (65%) 2 (8%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 26 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 26 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (23%) 18 (69%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
every assiganment we got was understandable. Our project was alway fun and a great way to learn. I also liked the field trip that we had, I actually learn a lot more than expected! He is a great teacher.
Drew Kapp's style of teaching is unusual, he uses humor, and other techniques to engulf the class in knowledge of the subject taught. I really enjoyed him as a teacher and the subject too. The activities, projects, and assignments were knowledgeable.
I loved the projects. I had a great time doing them and I learned a lot. The activities were awesome and fun.
the course is joyful because the activities are fun in the class.
mapping of the hawaiian islands and it's very old maps. Many of the huaka'is were such a good knowlege of the enviroment around us.
u put a lot of work into the field trip but it was always an amazing experience. Thank you Thank you I always had fun
Drew makes learning fun and interesting. I have learned so much from Drew. What I really enjoyed was working in groups which Drew does a lot of. The reason for this is that you get to see things from other peoples point of view. Another thing I enjoyed was the field trip to Volcano. I couldn't find a sitter so I took my son with me. We both had such a nice time and the best thing about it is that it actually made me feel good knowing I was a part of something.
Huaka`i and Geo-projects. Very Creative And Hands on!
I enjoyed this class!
I enjoyed the group activities, there was always at least one activity seperate from note taking and lectures. Brownie pionts to Drew. Also lots of beautiful pictures.
I liked the teacher since he organized his class well every time. I enjoyed doing all activities he gave us. It helped me to talk with my classmates in class. I liked the projects, especially GeoEssay. It was fun to create a fictional story about Hawaii. I am glad to take this class this semester, and I highly recommend to take his class to my friends.
I loved it all Drew, don't change a thing....except for the assessment being due friday instead of sunday. I thought that was a good idea, less procrastination...
Loved the huaka'i, there should be more
Geo projects and assesments were fun and challenging at the same time. Instructor has alot of knowledge and teaching style is laid back and fun. The students attending school here in Hawaii respond to that style. Drew did a great job, I would take another class he taught.
What I liked about this course was the huaka'i, which is a field trip to a certain place. I learned many thnigs and even went to places where I never went before. I also liked the activities because we got to work in groups and that helped us to get to know one another and also to cooperate with others.
I like that students were able to do comunity service.
huaka'i
I like his organized class. I learned many things about Hawaii through this class. Especially I learned a lot from Geo project.
All projects, activities and assignments were helpful in committing information to memory. Creating study groups were the best help for me on quizzes. He gets us to answer information and I learned so much.
I really liked learning more about native hawaiian plants and natural areas and their importance on the Islands.
huaka'i at keahou and other interesting facts of the islands that i have never knew about
I totally enjoy the huaka'i. It was a amazing experience to me.
This was an online class and I liked that it was a mix so I got to see Drew and my fellow classmates on activity days. I greatly enjoyed going to different places and learning about their environments.
I loved the course i only wish that i could have had an on campus class with drew so i could have completed more of my assignments. Great teacher and fun class.
I loved the feild trips. Doing hands on work is my favorite way to learn
i enjoyed the field trips (3 Huakai's), and the projects in the class.
I enjoyed the projects. It was fun and creative! I most liked the field trip that I got to attend to the kona dryland forest and also the rec center. It was a great experience and I would definitely want to go on another field trip again! =) Mahalo Drew for an enjoyable semester!
Assignments were easy to post on laulima and communication about activities were easy amongst students.
I like the huaka'i we went on and learn things that I did not know and ways I can help with preserving our ahupua'a.
i liked how drew put together different group discussions and the different topics we worked on.
I enjoyed that Drew incorporated Field trips for an online class to get us (students)to get to meet in person. I think it was a great idea and I enjoyed it a lot.
I really loved this course! I feel that I could express my opinions in an understanding environment. I learned about many new things about everything about Hawaii. I also feel that I learned many new things about myself. I feel that the assignments were fairly easy for myself but also challenged me to think deeper. I am glad that I gained new knowledge through this course.
Huakai's, all projects, all assignments, lectures, group discussions.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
nothing! he is doing a great job on how everything is done!
to much information at one time
NONE
may be little more materials to provide to students other than the notes
He is doing such a good job.
I don't feel this class needs any improvement.
More Huaka`i
No
Small homework assignments, or daily top five questions make learning more accountable for myself. Re-reading notes and looking thru the Atlas is good but small worksheets can be fun and encourage a more comprehensive understanding. MAPS ON THE WALL or COOL POSTERS...
nope. other than that the class was awesome. your a great teacher.
nope, it was just fine
none.
I don't have any suggestions to improve this course.
I feel that Drew used to much hawaiian words to remember words and meaning,and there was to much power point lectures. i enjoyed the geo projects and the hands on work during class.
no
Drew is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. But sometimes in large classes, other vocal students are able to take over the discussion and take up valuable class time. After a few weeks, Drew gained better control of the class. There are so many great things in Drew's class. But he could improve only by having more control of the class and allow a little less freedom.
The course is great i enjoyed the way Drew gave his lectures.
n/a wouldn't change anything
Nothing,he's great!!! very kind and compassion to others. WE need MORE TEACHERS LIKE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!
Activities to be made optional after the requiered 3.
Let Drew teach all of the courses.
N/A
More huakai's
N/A
None
no, i like how it is now.
I think for myself I would recommend that along with the powerpoint that there would be notes attached to them of what Drew is saying because sometimes I was unable to make out what he was saying sometimes?
no
15. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (33%) 16 (62%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 8 (31%) 16 (62%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%) 15 (58%)
18. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
19. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
20. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (31%) 9 (69%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
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%)
23. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (35%) 17 (65%)
25. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 25 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 20 (80%)
26. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 26 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (31%) 16 (62%)
27. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 6 (23%) 18 (69%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 19 (73%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (24%) 18 (72%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 19 (73%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 26 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (27%) 19 (73%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 26 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 11 (85%)
33. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (35%) 11 (85%)
34. Other comments:
Drew is an exceptional instructor. I am very glad I was able to take his class.
Just keep doing what you're doing because its a great job!
This course was wonderful and interesting. I have learned alot about my surroundings and my home.
Drew Kapp is an awesome Instructor. He really knows his stuff and always has an answer to our questions. He has excellent pronunciation with Hawaiian words and names and when asked a question, I have never heard Drew say, "I don't know." I never liked Geography in High School and I thought taking this class was going to be a nightmare, but now I'm glad I took it because I have learned so much in such a short time. Drew comes to class every day in good spirits and with a positive attitude. Having a positive Instructor really makes a big difference. Another thing is that Drew is very easy to contact outside of class time when questions arise. He constantly reminds us that if we need help with anything to call. If we have any questions or concerns, Drew encourages us to call or email him and he always responds in a timely manner. I'd just like to say, "thank you Drew for an awesome semester, for being a great Instructor and most of all for educating me." Mahalo, Malia Duvauchelle
No i had a great semester and i enjoyed it!
Drew Kapp is a wonderful passionate teacher.
I have learned a lot of things about Hawaii in this class. I am never bored during the class. Mahalo nui loa.
like i said you and the class is awesome
Mahalo!!!
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ther was good things that i enjoyed during class and wished i could have gotten more out of the context .
I love his class because his teaching was very nice and also his personality is nice.
Drew is a GREAT teacher and is open to many different ways of learning. I enjoyed being in his class. He made me enjoy Hawaii even more. Now I want to learn as much as I can about Hawaii.
Drew it was fun having a geography class i learned alot.
lOVE HIS CLASS!!!!!!!!
Thank you for the opportunity to express myself and learn more about my home.
Mahalo for the experience!
I would of wanted more hands-on wrok but that's what you get when taking an online class. Was excited to learn that we were taking field trips and was bummed out that I couldn't make it to all the trips! =(
Mahalo Drew for all the fun field trips and useful information.
Drew is a great and awsome teacher and I would take his class again.
i really enjoyed drew's online course, it was just too bad i couldnt attend the field trips this semester, next semester i shall :)
Great class!
Great Class!
This course was quite enjoyable!

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 16024 (0)     16578 (0)     16579 (IN2)     16580 (WE2)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 1 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 11 (85%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (11%) 1 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (77%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%) 13 (72%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (15%) 11 (61%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 12 (67%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (18%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 9 (69%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 13 (72%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (8%) 13 (72%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (23%) 13 (72%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
More trips aropund the island. This is not drews fault, but the schools lack of appreciation and funding.
more hoike, with a camping trip. change the test.
nothing
Make attendance more important. There was a diminishing of the students, which is always understandable beacuse many students are slackers, but if attendance was a bigger part of the grade, that could possibly motivate students to come to class more often.
I wouldn't change a thing. Drew Kapp has an excellent way of teaching the material.
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Nothing At All
I would maybe have more fieldtrips. Give a little more information on what we were learning. Have a day that we went over the upcoming exams.The way that Drew taught was pretty good.
NOTHING. He's already perfect.
i would not require textbook
I would change nothing
a.nothing!!! b. not a thing!!!
help prepair for exams in class more.
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