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Instructor: Drew Kapp

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GEOG102, Spring 2015
GEOG122, Spring 2015
GEOG102, Fall 2014
GEOG122, Fall 2014
GEOG102, Spring 2014
GEOG122, Spring 2014
GEOG122, Fall 2013
GEOG122, Fall 2013
GEOG122, Fall 2013
GEOG122, Fall 2013
GEOG102, Spring 2013
GEOG122, Spring 2013
GEOG122, Fall 2012
GEOG102, Spring 2012
GEOG122, Spring 2012
GEOG102, Fall 2011
GEOG122, Fall 2011
GEOG122, Spring 2011
GEOG122, Fall 2010
GEOG122, Spring 2010
GEOG122, Fall 2009
GEOG102, Fall 2009
GEOG122, Spring 2009
GEOG122, Fall 2008
GEOG122, Spring 2008
GEOG122, Fall 2007

Drew Kapp: GEOG102, Spring 2015

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography Crn (Section): 18267 (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  
4.65 20 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 17 (85%) 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  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (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  
4.4 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 13 (65%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 20 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 13 (65%) 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  
4.35 20 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 14 (70%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%) 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  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (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  
4.35 20 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 12 (60%) 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  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%) 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  
4.4 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 13 (65%) 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  
4.45 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 20 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 17 (85%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I love learning new locations.
he made things interesting
Loved the Huaka'i! I wish more classes were as interactive with our environment!
Everything.
I liked the huakai's! i am more of a hands on person so i really enjoyed the trips. The actual class was Awesome though, always captivating and full of information. It really made grasping the info easier for me.Also, I must say that the instructor was truly amazing with respect to the energy that he brought to the class every day. There was never a time where i saw the teacher was having a bad day or even in a bad mood.this was the catalyst for my appreciation of the material that was being presented.
I really liked that the instructor used a wide variety of teaching techniques, including but not limited to, group projects, presentations, lectures, field trips, online quizzes. I also like that the instructor taught the subject matter in a cross cultural manner.
This class is the bomb. It was fun and I liked it. Everything we did in the class was beyond fun and phenomenal. The teacher is great, and the way he did his class activities, projects, quizzes was awesome. They weren't stressful and fun.
Huaka'i experiences were valuable to me.
It's super cool that we have the option to go on Huakaiis in this class. We actually get to experience different forms of geography around the island while doing community service, so it's pretty sweet. Drew is also really funny so it was entertaining
I like the informal presentation of project 3. I am very horrible at presenting so it was nice having people just write comments about your work.
Huakais are always a fun way to learn more about the subject.
I loved the huaka'i
i really enjoyed the field trips but felt they cut into my personal time a little to much.
The huakais we went on provided a different learning experience that was insightful for both the geological aspect as well as cultural aspect of the land and people.
My favorite thing about his course is everything! I enjoy taking any class with Drew and am always looking forward for whats to come.
he was very engaged with the class and had a lot of energy and enthusiasm as he would lecture, it made going to class a delight.
I liked the huaka'i's we got to attend, very fun and a great experience I won't ever forget.
The variety was good
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None.
i think he does well and every one who has taken has accomplished what they came to do in college. they learned
fix the Air Conditioner on the hottest day of class!
Sometimes I'm not sure if Drew is joking or not because the world has lots of unexpected facts and when something comes out of a teachers mouth you would assume its a actual fact. Although Drew would say some weird fact and be like "Just kidding" and I'm confused wether or not to take notes on what he says sometimes.
none. great job!
None! Itʻs great the way it is.
Too much paperrrrr!!!!!! For a geography class we waste way too much paper on pointless reminders and papers that I honestly don't need because we get these announcements on laulima/ in class so why do we have to waste so much paper:(
More huaka'is!:)
Class time for projects, for peer feedback.
Post the lectures online
its called WORLD Geography. there are Hawaiian Geography classes if i wanted to know about that. skipping over India was not acceptable IMO. The Asian Pacific tour of Hilo was very time consuming and did notice me anything.
Nothing to add, just keep doing what you doing.
NONE
N/A
maybe more info on the power points.
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  
4.45 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
16. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 12 (60%)
17. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 10 (50%)
18. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 14 (70%)
19. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 20 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 4 (20%) 9 (45%)
20. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
21. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
22. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
23. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
24. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
25. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
26. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
27. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (84%)
28. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 17 (89%)
29. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
30. Other comments:
Have a good summer. Thank you for being an awesome teacher. :)
he is another great teacher. he cares about the students and always made sure they have had every opportunity to pass. even me
Drew has a really big smile someone should blow up a picture of Drew smiling and I think it would make people who see it smile too.
well done...
mahalo.
Drew Kapp is the best, fun, friendly, enthusiastic, and awesome teacher I have had this semester.
Always a fun experience
I took this class because I needed the credits, but it easily changed into a class I enjoyed coming to. I credit this to Drew's teaching method. It made a subject that might not have been interesting to everyone, to be a fun subject that everyone wanted to learn about. Good job!
I ENJOYED THIS CLASS BEST CLASS LIKE ALWAYS! (:
more excursions!
My favorite class by far, awesome teacher, and I would love to take more classes from Drew.!

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 18787 (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  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
It was a very interactive experience. Drew Kapp used a variety of teaching methods including but not limited to visually-aided lecture, creative art activities, and physical immersion in the environment.
Everything was great...really enjoyed this class
I will never forget the experience I got through Huakai. PowerPoint made me easier to understand the subject.
I liked everything about this course. The teacher was enthusiastic and always kept me interested. He used a great mix of individual, group and class assignments that were enlightening and fun.Also everyone in the class was very nice and I met a lot of great people.
The hands-on learning experiences and excursions made learning not only fun but helped me to remember what we learned in class by relating the class work into the physical natural environment.
I loved the quizzes. It was addicting and it actually helped me remember answers
Drew Kapp is a positive, enthusiastic lecturer and class times flew by. I wish he had another course required by my degree. Field trips were very educational.
All the fun and exciting lectures my professor gave us. Either on the huaka'is or in class. Also we always have fun class work.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
To be prepared for the class capability (as a whole) to not match up with the volume of course content. Being prepared to omit certain lessons if the class cannot keep up, without having to sacrifice key information.
Love it!! Very well structured!
Some class members were carrying on their own conversations during Drew Kapp's lectures, numerous times which was a disruption for me. Perhaps they could be encouraged to carry on their personal conversations outside if they are more important than the lectures.
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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
16. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
17. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
18. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
19. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
20. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
21. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
22. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
23. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
24. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
25. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
26. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
27. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
28. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
29. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
30. Other comments:
Thank you Drew for teaching me lots of things!
I really enjoyed this class I will recommend this course to other students. Drew made this course very interesting and fun. I learned more in this class then I have ever learned in any other class I've taken in my last three semesters. Awesome and privileged to have taken this course with Kumu Drew. Mahalo for such an awesome semester.

Drew Kapp: GEOG102, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography Crn (Section): 17828 (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  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%) 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 17 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%) 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  
4.41 17 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (76%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.41 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%) 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  
4.41 17 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 12 (71%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%) 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  
4.71 17 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%) 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  
4.71 17 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%) 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  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%) 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  
4.53 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%) 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  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The lectures were very upbeat, and effective in helping me to remember the material.
we went on huaka'is to further our education.
he was fun, which made going to class fun. His teaching styles were great.
I like going on the Huaka'i in this class. I love the hands on of it.
I enjoyed the projects the best. I was able to learn about different world regions & countries. By doing that I was able to find connections to Hawaiâ??i & describe similar relations.
Huaka'i
Great incorporation of cultural aspects from different world regions. Fun class. Online quiz were totally in line with mid terms. Huakai were great because it gave you hands on experience with our Hawaii.
I loved everything about this course especially the huaka'i's that really helped me a lot in learning about the island and connecting them to other places in the world.
I really enjoyed everything about this course. Drew kept the class very interesting, never a dull moment in class. More than enough time is given to complete each project. The exams are a bit difficult, especially matching the pictures with places and the mapping portions. I loved the fact that we went on Huaka'is
I loved the lectures and the huaka'i's. It helped me learn so much.
I really liked that we were able to visit local places, and learn more about Hawaii and its environment. The projects were also great because they helped me learn so much about each place I was researching.
I loved the huaka'is and the way he taught. Drew your very positive and motivating i enjoyed your class a lot!
The Huakai were very fun and interesting in this course.
I really loved the Huaka'i(fieldtrips) they were all awesome experiences. He had very engaging lectures, class work that connected to uor material and helped see the relevance of learning this subject. Everything we did in class showed up on our quizzes which made me feel better about coming to class.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No
none
GREAT!!! KEEP IT UP DREW!!!! To everybody else JUST DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND IT'LL BE FINE. I wish all other classes could incorporate Hawaiian aspects into each curriculum to keep it relevant to Hawaii.
Awesome as it is now!
This course is excellent in every way.
N/A
None, I think Drew knows how to teach very well.
More work that is direct to the content
Continue to be awesome!!!
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  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
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 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
25. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
26. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
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  
4.56 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
34. Other comments:
Drew Kapp is a great teacher with respect for his students; as well as his geographic knowledge. Overall Drew was a great teacher who made the class very enjoyable.
:)
Drew is a very kind & humble Kanaka! I recommend his class to all my friends who are going to take geography next semester. By far my favorite class this semester! Thank you for a wonderful semester! :)
I Mahalo Drew Kapp and teachers like him with great passion for educating.
Thanks Drew and I plan on taking all of my geography classes with you!
I genuinely enjoyed this course. I was going to drop this course in the beginning but Drew's personality and enthusiasm made me stay. I would want to take more courses though by Drew
I enjoyed this class very much, and learned a lot. Drew is truly an excellent instructor.
Love your vibe!
This was an awesome class and I got so much more out of it than I was expecting to get from a 100 level class.

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 17192 (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  
4.82 22 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 18 (82%) 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  
4.77 22 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 17 (77%) 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  
4.5 22 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 4 (18%) 15 (68%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 16 (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  
4.73 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%) 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  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%) 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  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%) 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  
4.7 21 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%) 1 (5%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.59 22 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (18%) 16 (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  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%) 2 (9%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
HUaKA'i
This is one of the best classes I have ever taken. Drew did a phenomenal job of making learning genuinely enjoyable. He has incorporated culture into this course masterfully. He created the scaffolding in this course to allow us to make connections with the material and our lives and our community. I cannot think of anything negative at all for this course. More teachers should be teaching in this way. I was excited to come to every class and very sad when I had to miss one. The huaka'i were invaluable. Being able to learn about our geography first hand was an amazing experience. It made me very happy to give back to the aina through service projects. This class was simply perfect.
Drew made the class fun with hands on projects working as a group.
I loved the huaka'i we had to go on. Those experiences were one of a kind. Drew is a great teacher and really cares about his students and thinks about fun ways to teach. He also keeps his class entertaining yet he gets the message across. A lot of group activities also helped me to learn the geography way better.
I loved drew's energy and enthusiasm! It really made the class enjoyable. I also enjoyed how he was very knowledgable about the subject and Hawaiian culture and intermixed the two.
I loved all projects, group work, the map scavenger hunt in Hawaiian collections, the slides and in class discussions. I loved deeping my understanding of HawaiÊ»i paeÊ»Ä?ina. Mahalo Kumu!
I mostly like the course.
I liked doing the "olelo No'eau and group activities
What I like most about this course was the field trips, which we not only visited places, but to connect to the environment and relate to it and learn from it and most of all help protect it.
I liked everything about this class. and i really liked that we do a lot of class activities because we get to know our classmates in class and also on out Huaka'i.
everything from the lectures to the yes the best huakai ever, I have never been on a haukai like the ones with Prof Kapp, I enjoyed ever bit of my learning of the ocean, land, mountain and all the rest of the aina.Mahalo again Drew
Drew Kapp is one of the best instructor's that I have ever had.
group course material, huaka'i
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I enjoyed the field trips and art mapping.
Dru had the best assignments and huakai's.
Drew is a wonderful teacher and is passionate about the subject that he teaches and his students. I particularly like that he requires us to get out of the classroom and learn in the natural environment. Not many teachers go above and beyond for their students like Drew does. He makes coming to class and learning and enjoyable. The projects that he assigns are all different which gets students to think outside of the box. He really wants the class to reflect about what we have learned, which I think allows for deeper understanding of the course material. Overall Drew is terrific and I would highly recommend his class to fellow students.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Freebies
Drew did such an amazing job in every aspect of this course that I cannot think of a single way to improve it, except to have more classes and longer class times and more huaka'i.
Only suggestion would be to make the field trips optional. Especially at the community college level many of the students like myself are working parents that work on the weekends and can't take off of work. Or single parents that don't have sitters. Other than that great course and even greater teacher
Drop the 'everyone is an island feature' outside activity because people at one end of the group can't hear people at the other end because outside the sound goes away and people don't yell. Therefore it wastes time. It would be better inside where we can hear each other.
none
As for me, I do not see how the course can be improve and it seems that the addition of the midterm and final exams have encouraged us students to study harder and give our best and to this course and to expect the unexpected.
N/A
No keep it the way it is with all the huakai and all enjoyed it as it is
No
none
My only suggestion is to let students know exactly everything they will be doing on a huaka'i.
None.
I did not like the 3 olelo noeau that each student had to do throughout the semester, which were presented daily. It seemed like a waste of class time. I honestly do not think that students put the amount of effort into them that Drew wanted, and to me that stripped the meaning of the assignment. Perhaps it could be a good idea, but maybe needs some work to get students to execute the assignment in a more meaningful way. Because of the daily olelo noeau, it felt like we had to rush trough the lectures. I would have preferred to skip them and have more time for lecture. Also, I did not think the required course materials were useful. The calendar was confusing and was something that I would never use. I never used the required map once (which was fine because I already owned it).
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 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 14 (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  
4.32 22 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 8 (36%) 11 (50%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (32%) 14 (64%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 22 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 11 (50%) 9 (41%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 10 (45%) 11 (50%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (32%) 14 (64%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 22 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 13 (59%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
24. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%)
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 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 11 (52%)
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 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
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 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 19 (86%)
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  
4.68 22 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (23%) 16 (73%)
34. Other comments:
hi
PERFECT. AMAZING. PHENOMENAL. Best class I EVER had.
#24 - N/A. I didn't have difficulties. #28 - Both the teacher and the class are responsible for the atmosphere of a class.
Mahalo nui Drew! I will miss you!
If there is a word to describe this course, well it should be, "perfect!"
I loved this class and encouraged others to take it.
Drew is one of the best instructor's in the system!!!!!!!
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Drew Kapp is a wonderful instructor and I would tell anyone to take his class.
Dru is the best instructor on campus.

Drew Kapp: GEOG102, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 102 - World Regional Geography Crn (Section): 16165 (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  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%) 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  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%) 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  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 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  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%) 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  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%) 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  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%) 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  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%) 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%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (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  
4.88 18 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (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  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Projects were fun and huakai were nice change of scenery.
content and presentation was suburb.
I liked the huakaʻi, Drewʻs teaching style made it very interesting, made us laugh and want to return week after week to learn about the places around the world and our backyards too! Assignments were challenging but fun. Although, I am a better learner by myself the group activities he made us participate in made me play better with others:)
I liked the feild trips the best. Drew is a great teacher part of what makes him such is that he shares the teaching role with others like the people we get to meet and interact with on field trips. I liked making maps! i Liked how we made connections between Hawaii and the rest of the world. working in groups is always good.
I loved the Huakais. It is amazing to learn about the place we live in. It's a wonderful place and sometimes you forget that when you get caught up in the day to day business of life. Drew's Huakai forced me to take a new look at our home and I appreciated that. I also enjoyed helping with service projects.
huaka i
EVERYTHING DREW DOES IS AMAZING!
everyone was involved and drew was very enthusiastic about his lectures. on point
What I like about this course was the field trips because we visited places and learned about them and how important they are culturally. It was very interesting and special.
I really liked the weekend trips that we went on throughout the year, I didnt get to go to the ones i wanted to because of work but i still had fun going to the ones i did!
I really enjoyed the huaka'is that Drew allowed us to attend.. They were great opportunities to experience places on this island that I have never seen before and at the same time learn about the area's importance and cultural history.
The class excursions were very fun and memorable experiences. They were extremely useful in helping me understand the essence behind geography. It's more than learning about locations of places in time and space. It is also the deep connection and meaning that comes with those places.
I loved the Huaka'is. It was very interesting and I learned a lot from the hands-on experience.
I liked everything about the class. It is very obvious how much time and preparation Drew puts into his class. It is very well structured and organized making it every easy to know exactly where we are in the semester and what we are doing. I loved all of the projects. They were each unique, but all offered learning experience. The Huaka'i's were wonderful! Drew's dedication to getting the students outside of the classroom is amazing. Learning in Drew's class is fun and exciting. I was really impressed by Drew! I think that Drew deserves great appreciation for the wonderful professor that he is!!!
I loved the Huakahi that we got to go on this semester. They were very adventurous and full of fun. I also enjoyed the online quizzes because it was a lot more relaxing to do in the comfort of our own space and time instead of being pressured and timed in a school setting.
I appreciated and like the huaka'i for the course. I did gain more iknowledge to help me with rediscovering Hawaii island as well as my hawaiian studies.
all the out of school actvites, very fun
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I did not like the fact that field trips for the class, of which there were two required had to be done on Saturdays. For many of us students who have families taking an entire Saturday away from us and our families is a lot to ask aside from the amount we pay for tuition. If field trips could be scheduled during the week it would be better. For us full time students we cherish the time we can find to be with our family and loved ones and taking a Saturday away from us takes that time away from our families. I know its only two Saturdays out of the semester but anything taken away from our families is a big deal to me.
This course is great just the way Drew teaches it, I personally wouldnʻt change it, theres always room for suggests and improvements, but I found it to cover geography in detail.
more maps, more interactive. we should play games that help us learn maybe?
NO IMPROVEMENTS! EVERYTHING DREW DOES IS AMAZING! HE KNOWS THE SUBJECT WELL!
i feel i would learn a lot better if the school provided the class text books on tape.
There is no suggestion for this course to be improved. The instructor is always ready for us and the course materials and subjects are good.
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NONE! this class was awesome.
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  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
17. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 18 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 18 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (89%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
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 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
25. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
26. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
28. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 18 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (100%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
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  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
34. Other comments:
Looking forward to your geography 122 class:)
Drew Kapp is a fantastic teacher and a wonderful person. I very much enjoyed our class time. I hope i have the opportunity to be in another one of his classes again.
Excellent job Drew E. Kapp- Mahalo:)
Awesome class!
EVERYTHING IS AMAZING ABOUT HIS CLASSES! EVERYTHING MAKES ME LOVE GEOGRAPHY AND THE HAWAIIAN CULTURE!
mahalo drew
I am very happy about the instructor for doing his job and I am thankful because he helped us help ourselves.
N/A
Awesome course! I would definitely recommend people to take this class!
this clss is not what I expected, it was more. Drew is an good teacher and we could use more teachers like this. you can tell he loves what he does an tries his best to give the students the best of an good education.

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai'i Crn (Section): 16862 (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  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 1 (11%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I Enjoyed this course a lot and it gave me a great deal of respect for this aina that we live on. I thought Drew is a great teacher and very engaged in his work.
Great course. Huaka'i, lectures, projects, team activities.... everything involved Geography!!!
I loved the huaka'is it was a great visual and experience to increase my knowledge of the information learned in class. The projects were helpful to remember the issues and areas that we learned in class from the research. With these projects I could be very creative, think outside the box but get the information together to share to the class.
I enjoyed looking at old maps and learning about winds, rain, ocean, streams and mountains. I learned a lot from this class.
I enjoyed the slide presentations. The pictures and visuals are always helpful.The assignment were fun and "out of the box", so it made me think a lot in a creative way, than express geography through it.
This class was a community class with HWST 104, Hawaiian Mythology. A lot of the materials that were discussed in class was also discussed in our Hawaiian Myth class. But what I really liked was that I made connections with my other classes. For example, we talked about the silver sword plant very briefly in Geology and then the next day my Botany class discussed it as well! I really loved those connections.
I enjoyed the overall class. The lectures were informative, through group exercises we were able to learn a little bit more about each other, and the huaka'i were phenomenal. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to take this class. Personally this class has made me more aware and better connected to the aina. Mahalo Kumu for a wonderful semester.
I really enjoyed the huaka`i's we attended for this class. Drew really knows how to combine both physical and mental learning. Being in the environment that we were learning about made it easier for me to understand and grasp key learning concepts. He makes the learning environment tremendously fun and exciting!!
I enjoyed all of the different activities Drew has created to entertain us as students. The class powerpoints were very relevant, easy to follow, and Drew gave great personal examples that went well with everything he has taught us. While I initally dreaded going to the Huakai field trips, at the end of each trip, I felt really thankful that I could be a part of them and never regretted going. These field trips gave me a better understanding/appreciation for where I live. I also enjoyed that every class was not held in a class room. example such as Observing outside, travelling downtown, or visiting the library definitely made this course much more enjoyable.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None
Please offer a Physical Science with Drew Kapp!!!!!
Cant think of anything to improve the course. Drew teaches his students very well.
Make the Huakaʻi on the weekdays. I work on weekends.
Maybe collaborate more with Hawaiian Myth class and maybe combine classes sometimes!
I can honestly say there is nothing I can think of to improve this class. Drew does everything wonderfully.
None at all! Drew is very entertaining and his love for his students and his profession shined throughout the course.
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
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 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
18. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
19. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
21. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
23. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
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 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
25. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
26. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
27. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
29. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
32. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
34. Other comments:
I had a great experience.
Overall great experience. Mahalo Drew
The learning community of Geography and Myth is a perfect combination. Both classes go hand in hand as we learn Hawaiian culture.
Mahalo Drew
Thank you so much Drew! I learned so much in class and I'm thinking of taking another Geology class because of it :]
Great class, terrific Kumu.
Thanks for a great semester!
I really enjoyed this class. It is rare to find a class that actually makes me a little sad that the semester is coming to an end.

Drew Kapp: GEOG122, Fall 2013     Back to top

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.?
Huakai, lectures and projects
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
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.
The field trips were good experiences.
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 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.
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.
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 liked going on Huaka'i and being able to learn about places that I was not familiar with.
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.
This course helped me understand the way the islands were geologically developed and it association with the native Hawaiians.
I enjoyed going on the Huakai's. Learned a lot on these excurtions.
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?
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.
Not really, thought Drew did a really good job teaching us about Hawaii Geography.
I loved this course. I just wish I had taken him in class instead of online!
This class is perfect the way it is!
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.
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!
None, awesome job Drew!
Very well done
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:
Loved and enjoyed your class
An interesting course with a great teacher
This was a great class that really caught my attention and changed the way I think about our great island.
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.
Mahalo nui!
Awesome job Drew!
Thanks Drew!
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.?
Art projects, researches, and field trips.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I loved everything about this class! You're a great professor Drew!
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.
I like that during group projects, he was always involved and would ask of we understood what we were doing.
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.
that it was taught with a cultural touch and from a cultural perspective!
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
everything was fun. in class and out
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.
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.
class excursions and drew's fun lectures and projects
I really enjoyed everything about this course. Drew's huakais were majestic.
The Huakai's very fun and interesting. Drew makes learning fun and interactive
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More Drew-time and more out of doors!
more Huakai throughout the semester!!!
Maybe more activities as groups and switching it up so everyone gets to know everyone.
None.
You are doing awesome! We need more teachers like you. You are always prepared and on it. Thank you sooooooo sooooo much!!!!!
Lecture needs a little pepper, spicing up but ok
no
nothing! just awesome as is!
Allow students to go on more than 2 Huaka'is.
None, loved this class!
-N/A-
non
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:
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.
This class is fun but needs more Huakai
Thank you Drew for a awesome semester!
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
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.
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.
I would take his classes again if I had the chance
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 professor!
Very fun class and I learned a lot!
I highly recommend Drew's class to anyone!
Happy Holidays Drew!!
none

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.
All work was interesting which really helped learning and I loved the Huakai'i excursions
Great Course with a variety of teaching methods.
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.
Already wonderful
n/a
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  
4.67 3 0.58 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%) 11 (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  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.43 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  
4.0 3 1.0 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%) 12 (86%) 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%) 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  
4.93 14 0.27 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  
4.67 3 0.58 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%) 11 (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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 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 14 0.0 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.?
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.
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.
Drew is a great teacher I love his curiculim
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
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.
There was a lot of room for creative thinking and writing.
love the huakais
I enjoyed the projects, as well as the excursions that were assigned.
I liked everything, especially the field trips!
I enjoyed Drew's informational lectures with pictures that accompanied the Text book.
Everything! Field trips were really amazing. Solid amount of work with variety to keep me interested.
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 love the field trips with this course. This is my first online class with field trips and it has made the experience incredible.
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?
I would probably have a pdf format of the powerpoints because sometimes theyre so big, its difficult to download.
None at this time.
None! everything was amazing and it was a very fun
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.
N/A
Not really.
None. Very well prepared and presented.
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.
N/A
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%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 2 (67%)
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%) 3 (21%) 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  
4.36 14 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
22. 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 (7%) 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%) 2 (67%) 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  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 11 (79%)
34. Other comments:
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!!!!
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.
thank you for another wonderful semester
Awesome class!!
It was a good class, it just had too much work for a 100 level class.
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.
I really enjoyed Drew's class, and I recommend it to anyone taking a geography class. Online or face to face.
Drew is an exceptional instructor and a wonderful person. He is a valuable member of the University system in my eyes.
Drew Kapp is a fantastic instructor and a fantastic human being. The UH system is very lucky to have him as an instructor.
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%) 4 (17%) 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%) 1 (11%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 4 (17%) 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 (11%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 3 (13%) 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  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 1 (11%) 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%) 2 (40%) 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 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.
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 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!
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 service learning projects were awesome.
The huakaʻi we participated in
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.
I liked projects and huaka`i. I enjoyed that sharing the thought of `Å?lelo No`eau.
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.
Huaka'i, Olelo No'eau, Geoprojects
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.
I really enjoyed the excursion he prepared for the class. He really thought me what I really wanted to know about my island home.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Activities and projects made the class interesting
I enjoyed the whole course including all assignments very interesting
I loved the weekly discussions.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
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.
Keep doing what you're doing. It's amazing.
I hope Assessments be more easy or at least Drew give more time to do it.
Nothing, it was a great course.
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The notes were a very helpful study guide for the assessments, but I did also get a lot of hand craps writing them.
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 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.
This course was AWSOME!
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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.
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 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?
everything is an amazing!!
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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.
maybe opening assignments up earlier like sunday or have them due by Saturday by sunset or something,
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.
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  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (13%) 5 (100%)
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%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 6 (67%)
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%) 6 (26%) 6 (67%)
20. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (13%) 4 (80%)
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%) 2 (22%) 3 (60%)
22. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 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  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 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  
4.61 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 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%) 1 (11%) 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 (4%) 5 (22%) 3 (60%)
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%) 6 (67%)
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%) 21 (91%)
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 (40%) 20 (87%)
30. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (22%) 21 (91%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (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  
4.55 23 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 1 (20%) 4 (44%)
34. Other comments:
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!!!
It's amazing how I honestly strongly agree with every single question, Thank you Drew!
Mahalo Drew for wonderful opportunity learn more about our beautiful Hawaii island ,thank you bring positive, warm energy to our class.
Drew was very passionate about everything he shared in class. More instructors should be like drew.
Pay Drew more money
Overall i enjoyed this course with an amazing teacher. YOU GO DREW!!!
Best learning experience
Drew is the best Geography 122 teacher,
You are a great teacher!! :)
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.
I would take more of his classes because I like his sharing of his life and experiences with us.
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.
Hawaiian Geography Two please!!
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%) 1 (4%) 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%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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 (8%) 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%) 1 (6%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 3 (13%) 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%) 5 (28%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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.?
Projects, field trips, powerpoints.
I enojoyed going on the Huaka'i; for me, that was the best part of this class!
Drew had vast knowledge of his field of study! he made learning very interesting and fun! I looked forward to going to class everyday!
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.
It was interesting and a lot of fun. I enjoyed our huaka'is.
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!
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.
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.
I like how our class had huakai'i to diffrent spots on the Island. I also liked Drews possitive energy in class.
The projects were really cool and group activities were really cool too because you never had the same person more then three times.
Excellent teacher, excellent lectures, excellent class!
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 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.
It was fun. We went on huakai's. Had minimal work!.
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'
The Huaka'is where awesome some of the most fun I have had in any 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.
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.
There was a fair amount of hands on work and a fair amount of note taking.
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 love the field trips and the group interaction where great.
all assignments and projects were clearly explained in a pleasant way. The huaka'i experiences are priceles to education and individual discovery.
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.
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.
Mr.Kapp is a super fun teacher and very knowledgable about all things Hawaii!
I liked how he narrarated his powerpoints
The required projects provided the opportunity to sum-up the material I've learned.
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 that we got to go on field trips.
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
I enjoyed many of the assignments and lectures. They were insightful and fun.
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.
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!
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.
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.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
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.
None.. He did an amazing job!
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.
No. Great course.
nada
maybe if we could use our notes to do the online assesments
Nope, this class is beyond perfection. [:
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).
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.
nothing much
NO
Nope(:
More field trips
There should be more classes that provide this type of enrichment and interaction with classmates and the environment.
Overall, this was a 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.
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!
N/A
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  
4.7 24 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (29%) 5 (100%)
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%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (61%)
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%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
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%) 7 (29%) 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  
4.48 24 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (100%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
22. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 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%) 1 (6%) 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  
4.78 24 0.52 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  
4.87 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (83%)
31. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 24 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
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 (4%) 1 (4%) 16 (89%)
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%) 0 (0%) 15 (83%)
34. Other comments:
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Take Drew's class. He is very fun and very energetic.
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. (:
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.
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.
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.
very energetic and pleasing to watch. made me want to pay attention
Mahalo Drew for helping me to remember! I am grateful for your genuine aloha and commitment to teaching! Mahalo Nui
Great Job Drew!!
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.
This course is perfect! Individuals benefit from the in depth and fun learning!
I look forward to attending another one of Professor Kapp's online classes! Great professor and experience.
i am very glad i took this class.!
mahalo for being so flexible
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!!!!
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.
It was truly a privilege to be a student of Drew Kapp!
I am inspired by Drew, more, more!
Hybrid class was a great experience, and my knowledge base of what geography truly means is expanded greatly. Drew is a 'gem'. Mahalo

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  
4.75 4 0.5 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%) 14 (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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (75%) 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 14 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 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  
4.25 4 0.96 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%) 14 (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 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 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  
4.93 14 0.27 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  
5.0 4 0.0 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%) 13 (93%) 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%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved that the professor is so clear on the instructions easy to understand his lectures and home works
the level of interaction and the 2 required trips
The class was great I really liked going on the huakai'i.
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 Geo-projects were fun and required research which expanded our learning of the subject.
great instructor.
The fieldtrip very informative... online lectures excellent and very detailed! Assignments were interesting and challenging.. assesement test- hard but good... excellent teacher
The different huaka'i he offered! It provided hands-on learning.
the field trips!
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!
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.
Drew's Huaka'is was amazing and a great learning experience!
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?
None. Highly recommend this class.
The text book chapters are 50+ pages.
none, it was amazing.
none.
none, course was great!
Keep it up!
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%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
16. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 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%) 3 (75%)
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%) 3 (21%) 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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
21. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
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%) 10 (77%)
34. Other comments:
So far he is ine of my best teachers ! he is awesome 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.
Very good geography class... super informative kept wanting to learn more...
Mahalo for the wonderful learning experiences!
I think Drew is an excellent teacher.
I would definitely take another class by Drew.
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%) 3 (13%) 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%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 4 (17%) 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%) 1 (33%) 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%) 4 (17%) 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 (8%) 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%) 1 (33%) 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.?
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.
Huakai
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 enjoyed everything about the course, Drew you are an awesome Professor and teacher. I am so glad that I took his class.
teacher was very understandable in teaching
Learning about Hawaii!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
Great class, a lot of hands on learning
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.
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.
Overall, this course opened your knowledge, peaked your interests, and gave you as the student a greater understanding.
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.
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 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 enthusiasm that Drew had for his course..he made it fun and very enjoyable..love his humor and his direct way...Very effective instructor
It allowed me to understand our islands. Field trips was about learning that particular geographic area. Loved everything about this class!!
I liked our Huakaʻi. This gave out a better understanding on what we do in geography,
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.
Enjoyed the projects that were given to us
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 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.
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.
I liked everything about this class, and I especially liked going on the Huaka'i. It was a wonderful experience.
even though this was an online class, we had to participate with three excursions which made a big impact in my learning.
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.
The lecture was always interesting to watch, and huaka'i was great!
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.
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?
More in class group activities
great as is
i really dont have anthing to say but his class is the best i've ever taken since socology :)
zero, nadda, Don't change a thing!!
Not a thing
None
I enjoyed it and like it the way it is.
Maybe more opportunities to go on different excursions. There was not enough room for everyone because there are only two vans available.
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
Keep making us laugh.
Nothing to improve on. Excellent all around kumu!
Just keep up the good work Drew, you are really doing a FANTASTIC job.
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.
More Huaka'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...
Class is fine.
More Huakaʻi.
n/a
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.
The more Huaka'i the better!
If he can give us the study guide for the quiz a bit earlier, that would be great.
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.
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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  
4.83 23 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 2 (67%)
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%) 10 (83%)
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%) 1 (8%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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%) 3 (13%) 1 (33%)
20. I became interested in community projects related to the course.
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