eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Jeffrey Acido

Available Survey Results

EDEF445, Fall 2014
IP364, Spring 2014
IP368B, Spring 2014
IP364, Fall 2013
HON491, Spring 2013
HON491, Fall 2012
IP364, Fall 2012
IP398, Fall 2012
IP364, Fall 2011

Jeffrey Acido: EDEF445, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Educational Foundations
Course: EDEF 445 - Sociology of Education Crn (Section): 79998 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
7. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
This course helps me understand the value of education, relationship and life itself.
What I found most valuable in this course was that I was able to be part of a community of learners that highly valued education. This class helped me solidify my research interests in motivation within an educational setting.
The most valuable part of the course was the open dialogue encouraged amongst this community of learners. We were given the opportunity to teach course content to demonstrate our knowledge with the guidance of the instructors. There are rare opportunities to present knowledge in this way in other courses. It allowed for interactive activities and critical dialogue. The readings were great selections. The additional readings provided also added to the course content listed in the syllabus. The most helpful part of the course is having the space to draw connections of our individual disciplines. This was the holistic education that challenged all intellectually and soulfully.
This course is hands-down the most meaningful and challenging course I have taken. Through deep discussion & real connections with fellow classmates and instructors inside AND outside the classroom, our class community shared tears, wisdom, & love with one another. This truly compassionate form of teaching provides every student with an opportunity to share their life experiences and reflections and connections to the readings. The readings we covered were the most thought-provoking and profound assignments I have ever received in a classroom in my entire life. There is something extremely powerful to be said by such a safe space to share emotions, critical thinking & growth with classmates. We truly became a family in this course, and the University of Hawaii should truly take note and value this experience. Without this class, my time at UH would be completely different. This is a really life-changing class & these instructors are full of love & brilliance.
Dr. Gordon Lee, the teacher who was assigned to guide my group throughout the semester was consistently available to help and challenge my peers and I, which was instrumental in allowing me to learn in this class and understand the material.
What I found most valuable and helpful about the course was the space and sense of community that was set as an intention since day one and continued to be fostered along the way.
It has helped me broaden my ways of thinking critically and helped me be honest with myself.
This class made it able to open up my mind and gain the knowledge that I would not have had before. I was able to find my story and be able to apply it the academic world.
8. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
N/A
I found the ambitiousness or over ambitiousness rather least valuable, at times it was a bit too overwhelming. Granted I, we learned a lot, but I think it was so much and so compressed at times. I admire Jeff and Gordonâ??s ability in us, but I felt for myself that it was all so hard to process in the given time.
Every piece of this pedagogy is vital and serve equal parts to reach success.
Na
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
10. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
An outstanding, motivated and passionate professor. I would love to take his classes again! He has a great team too in references to his TA's, very helpful and supportive. They all create a well and very positive learning environment for the students. Jeff encouraged students and was always available to answer our questions. He is consistent, well prepared and organized.
that he is intelligent, a hard worker, and incredibly knowledgable about the social conditions necessary to make significant changes in education specifically for the benefit of the underrepresented ethnic minority students.
Jeffreyâ??s skill of facilitating discussion and dialogue with students provided time to reflect and engage in the course content. I know the relationships Jeffrey helped nurture in this community of learners encouraged collaboration, innovation, and creativity. Jeffrey sharing his dissertation helped give language and framework for our educational experience in Hawaii. We students were able to identify with his own educational journey. I would recommend taking a course with Jeffrey Acido here at UH. All professors ought to embody the values, passion, and integrity like Jeffrey Acido. He is very knowledgeable about the sociology of education and provided the frameworks and space to allow for student growth.
Jeff is one of most passionate, approachable, caring, and inspiring instructors I have ever had. I have registered in his courses for at least 4 semesters now, Not only do I learn about myself in his course I learn about my community, I learn about education, and I learn to care about my work. I am truly grateful to have been taught by him.
Jeff provides a learning style which is far more experiential, personal, practical, and useful than any other class I have ever taken. I do not know of any other professor who can provide this sort of education for their students.
My overall evaluation of Dr. Jeff Acido is not only that he is brilliant, but he has an amazing heart and patience like none Iâ??ve ever seen. Beyond an educator, he is truly a mentor, he is truly a great Manong. Our community deserves and would benefit so much from more teachers like him.
Jeffrey is a leader in the community. He is very passionate with what he does and engages students to discover education. He guides students to think critically and analyze and frame certain situations differently. He has helped students stay on path and continue their academic journey by supporting and offering life knowledge skills that are not taught within the walls of the institution.
He is an amazing teach and help me to open up and love school.
15. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
16. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
17. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
19. My overall evaluation of this course is...
We had alot of homeworks, which challenged me to think critically. There were also alot of reading, which helped me expand my knowledge.
that I learned a lot more than I ever expected. I wasn't sure what to expect about a class called "the Sociology of Education" but I did learn how significant and often problematic education has been as a social agent, especially for low income, minority students. This class helped shift my paradigm of what the problems in education are to what can we do as educators to make real, significant, impactful changes.
I hope all students experience this type of pedagogy in their classes. Undergraduates and graduate students alike could benefit from this course. Soul brought into academic journey. I felt challenged intellectually to articulate my learning in a way that is true to me. I felt a deep sense of community and found my classmates very knowledgeable. This is transformative education that challenged me to apply concepts and discussions from my other classes. Reciprocally, I know this course has affected the way I engage as a student, teacher, and community organizer.
This class does not count towards my degree yet I took it simply because I greatly enjoy Jeff's pedagogy and the type of environment created in his courses. I have come to understand the Sociology of Education through my own experiences and the shared experiences of my classmates combined with the framework of provided literatures for this course. Through this course I have grown and explored my potential to teach in ways far greater than in any other class in the university.
My overall evaluation of this course is that I hope it is something that is valued by the higher ups because it truly is valuable to us students. It is a space and process I have grown so much from and I hope that I can continue from here and others may be extended the same opportunity.
Very powerful and life changing class.
This coure should be offered every semester and Jeff should be allowed to teach other classes.
20. Other comments:
Best class this semester!!!
Classes like this are rare. The perspective that Jeff has brought into my life as an educator has changed and shaped what I plan to do moving forward.
This class was extremely difficult, I wish there had been a preparatory class, but after being challenged so much and having overcome I also wish there was a follow up class. I really hope there will one day be a pipeline or rather a pathway in this teaching and learning style.

Jeffrey Acido: IP364, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Indo-Pacific Languages & Lit
Course: IP 364 - Philippine Popular Culture Crn (Section): 84880 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
8. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
13. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
17. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%)
18. The course has given me more insight into the behavior and culture of native speakers of the language.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
19. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
22. Other comments:
It was a little frustrating coming to class and not knowing what we expected of us, especially when assignments were thrown at us last minute when I had work from other classes to complete.
Considering there was no physical syllabus, its a little hard to answer some of these questions. But a syllabus doesnt make the class, the students and the instructor do and considering there was no syllabus, this was an amazing class to experience!
Very unique class
Jeffrey Acido... A very informative teacher that approached the game of teaching with a unique and productive practice. A way of teaching, complete opposite of a lecture, that targets critical thinking which is a vital part of learning. I've spent 5 months with this professor and i've learned more than i have learned in 3 years of college experience. I've been to Northern Arizona University, Leeward and Kapiolani Community College and has been here at manoa for a couple semesters. Not once have i been confident enough to say that these superbly high college tuition costs was ever worth the education i've received from any of my past semesters. Overall he is a pure educator, a leader with a vision to better the world by one student at a time, one class at a time, one school at a time and eventually create a world with better people.
This course was filled with many wonderful students who were all willing to participate and share their personal stories. The class was ran by the students, who created activities for the class based on the information that was learned. Overall, this class was awesome! I would not change anything about it.
Thanks! Seriously.. this was a life-changing course!

Jeffrey Acido: IP368B, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Indo-Pacific Languages & Lit
Course: IP 368B - Intro to S/SE Asian Film: FIL Crn (Section): 89914 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.78 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
8. 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 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
17. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
18. The course has given me more insight into the behavior and culture of native speakers of the language.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
19. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
22. Other comments:
This class has broadened my knowledge of south/south east asian films and about the people that live and come from there. This class tested our minds and most definitely gave students a better understanding of the subject matter utilizing our own personal experiences to relate to the course matter. If I could, I would take this class again and take more classes taught solely by Jeffrey Acido. I look forward to more classes like this to add onto my curriculum.
Great!!!!
A great class! very engaging and I learned a lot.
Awesome teacher!!!!! :) I really enjoyed taking this class. I learned a lot.
I took this class to help fulfill my Ilokano Minor. Sadly, this class has not broadened my knowledge of Filipino film. This class felt more like AA than a class. It lacked structure. There was no syllabus until several weeks into the semester. A syllabus was presented after it was brought to the coordinator's attention. All that we accomplished in this class was making a film. If i wanted to take a film making class I wouldve taken an ACM class. We hadnt watch one Filipino film in class nor had we incorporated any of the Filipino filming techniques into our film. This class was a waste of my education - more specifically my minor. I had no other option but to take this course to fulfill my minor requirements but this class did nothing beneficial for it. I am severely disappointed with the materials we were given. I felt like I was in therapy. We wasted weeks of valuable education just talking stories in a circle. I felt cheated and robbed of my tuition money, my time and energy.
I enrolled in this class as an elective not really caring about the subject. I stayed in the class because Professor Acido made the class fairly enjoyable. The best way to learn is to have fun doing so. I enjoyed everything in this class but i am not writing this comment solely as an evaluation for his work in this class. I am writing this to show appreciation for his hard work and dedication in educating others and doing an excellent job at it. He has the ideal passion you want in an educator. You know a persons true meaning when he does something he clearly doesnt need to do. I was nearly bout to call it quits and drop out due to financial obligations and fafsa restrictions. I came to him thinking it was my last day of school and ironically his IP368 was my last class of the day. It's funny how an elective course was the driving force of how it is possible for me to even do this evaluation right now. He took the time out of his busy schedule to walk through alternatives and eventually guided me to have my Student Academic Progress appeal approved which has prolonged this academic journey of mine. He's intentions are exactly what you need in a leader, an educator and a role model. Jeffrey Acido is most definitely a great asset to any university.
The film festival was an amazing event. There were parents, children, and friends. I felt a great sense of community. The films were powerful and allowed for students to express ourselves. I wished more of my classes were like this!

Jeffrey Acido: IP364, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Indo-Pacific Languages & Lit
Course: IP 364 - Philippine Popular Culture Crn (Section): 75072 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.57 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.21 14 0.43 Freq(%) 11 (79%) 3 (21%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 14 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%) 4 (29%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%)
8. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 14 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 14 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%)
12. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
13. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 14 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.07 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 14 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%)
17. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 14 1.27 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%)
18. The course has given me more insight into the behavior and culture of native speakers of the language.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.49 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 8 (57%)
19. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 14 1.56 Freq(%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 14 1.42 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%)
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 14 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%)
22. Other comments:
Essays were useless. I didn't know what I was talking about.
I love him and my ancestors are proud of me.
You will learn from IP 364 with Jeffrey Acido only if you suffer. There is no format yet the class feels like an interrogation rather than a discussion. Papers are not graded and the course reader is said to be a mandatory material; yet, it was hardly used.
the instructor is very passionate about the way he teaches the class. there are times, though, where we dont talk about the subject thats supposed to be taught in class. we deviate most of the time and end up talking about random stuff. other than that, he is a good instructor and would consider taking another class from him.
bestest class brah!!
Great class!

Jeffrey Acido: HON491, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 491 - Junior Seminar Crn (Section): 89298 (012)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
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%)
9. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Jeffrey Acido: HON491, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 491 - Junior Seminar Crn (Section): 78251 (005)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
8. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. Other comments:
Love this class. We need more classes like this in school!!
Crazy stressful but awesome. This class is a class that everyone needs to take. I learned more about myself, my community, and my culture in a way that makes me want to share the knowledge I learned to others. It is amazing the change that I have gone through while taking this class. I love this class <3
thank you for having Professors like Jeffery Acido! gave me the opportunity to find myself through understanding my cultures.this has made me realize that I'm special because of who I am and the prefect person I'm about to become. thank you, University of Hawaii for this education that will make this world a better place for you and me.
Followed the class schedule really good, and also provided time outside of class to meet with you. The overall communication was good but the only down side was he didn't reply to some emails. But that not to say my email wasn't answered by another professor.
BEST teacher ever. There's a reason why I took his class twice in a row and looking forward to finishing up my degree with his IP courses that he offers. I think he is a great scholar and a hardworking individual who knows what he's talking about.
The best teacher at UH Manoa. Forces you to think critically and will motivate you to make a difference in the world. Everyone should take a class similar to this.

Jeffrey Acido: IP364, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Indo-Pacific Languages & Lit
Course: IP 364 - Philippine Popular Culture Crn (Section): 75497 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
8. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
17. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
18. The course has given me more insight into the behavior and culture of native speakers of the language.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
19. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
22. Other comments:
I really enjoyed this class and his teaching style is so different but i really liked that about it. I love that this class was all about deep thinking, debates, sharing of experiences and thoughts, making connections, and everything all connected.

Jeffrey Acido: IP398, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Indo-Pacific Languages & Lit
Course: IP 398 - Filipino Diasporic Literatures Crn (Section): 79086 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
6. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
8. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
10. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
13. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
16. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
17. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
18. The course has given me more insight into the behavior and culture of native speakers of the language.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
19. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
22. Other comments:
the best class in the whole university of hawaii system.
Very fun class! Really broadened my knowledge of the subject and provided a different perspective on a subject that has not gotten the attention it deserves. I would definitely consider taking it again.
Best teacher and best class I've ever taken in my entire academic life! I wish there were more teachers like Jeff out there.
This class was AWESOME! I really enjoyed everything that we learned and it helped me learn things about myself and my culture. The class made me think about things that were really deep and at times, difficult to answer. I really wish we had more time together, but it was fun while it lasted! :)
This class made me think outside of the box. I really enjoyed this class!
Jeffrey Acido's IP 398 course was one of the most amazing classes that I have taken to date as a student here in the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM). I really think that more classes like his should be offered at UHM. His way of leading the class provides his students the opportunity to teach the class through discussion and debate. Acido's class has also made me appreciate my culture and family. For this, I'm very thankful for having this class offered at UHM for both my personal and intellectual growth. I think that the amount of work assigned for this class was fairly given. However, I think that Acido should have a more transparent grading system. It would also be helpful if he provided a syllabus in the beginning of class for those students who start the semester off better with a hard copy of the guidelines and expectations of the class. Other than these notes, I really enjoyed the class and would recommend it to many others! :)

Jeffrey Acido: IP364, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Indo-Pacific Languages & Lit
Course: IP 364 - Philippine Popular Culture Crn (Section): 76081 (001)     78489 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (75%)
4. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
6. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
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%)
7. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
10. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 13 (72%)
11. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 14 (78%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
14. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
15. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 11 (61%)
16. The course has given me more insight into the behavior and culture of native speakers of the language.
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%) 13 (72%)
17. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
18. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (24%) 6 (67%)
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 14 (78%)
20. Other comments:
Never give up.
Out of all the years I've been at UHM this class, by far, really pushed me mentally and opened my eyes about my "identity"!! Please give Jeff a raise! His procedures in conducting class time is engaging and interactive! I've never cried in a class yet love it at the same time with a passion!!
THE BEST TEACH I HAVE EVER HAD. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, EASY TO APPROACH, MADE SURE ALL STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE MATERIAL.
I loved this course. It really gave me a better understanding about the Ilokano culture and how pop culture influences everything that we do, even culture. This class actually opened my mind to events that not only deal with class, but to the outside world. This class was a great learning experience and i would gladly take it again or take a class with this professor.
Manong Jeff was able to help us all respect and gain trust for every individual in the classroom. All of us were able to mirror parts of our existence into information from every class meeting discussion. The short clips, films and articles that were brought up in the class all facilitated us to gain more of an understanding about the Filipino culture.
One of the best courses and teachers ive ever took here at UH. Changed my life!
Jeff was a phenomenal teacher. He would teach us so much in a little amount of time. I learned a lot about pop culture and the ways it has affected my culture and other cultures in society. Excellent class! I recommended all of my friends to take this class because I believe my whole perspective on life changed so much just from this teacher. I hope he will be able to teach more classes in the future because I would love to take another class from him.
I must say this is one of the best class I have ever taken. Jeff is still a young teacher and really relates to us students and is still fun to learn from. He is very enthusiastic and passionate in what he teaches and has us really thinking about things.I have learned so many things from this class and shared alot of ideas with my classmates. Class discussions have been powerfuland has inspired all of us to appreciate the Ilokano culture more.
Class structure is effective and well organized. Content was relevant to everything that was covered. I believe we all took more than just knowledge from this course that we are able to apply to our daily lives; really enjoyable class.
I love how Jeff is so passionate about Philippine Popular Culture!!
The course as well as the instructor makes you want to learn. Jeff is very passionate about what he teaches in the classroom and it shows. Im glad i took this class because i have more knowledge and more understanding of my culture. I appreciate who i am as a person and where i come from as well as my parents. This class is life-changing :)
Great Teacher! will take another class from him if I could. Recomend this class and teacher to all of my friends and peers!
Jeffrey is an excellent teacher who knows his stuff. He always gives good examples and has that willingness to teach his best to get through his students. Jeff demonstrates the best while teaching.
I enjoyed this class, and that's why time flies during this class.
Jeffrey is an awesome guy that inspires students to think critically and to try their hardest. He brings a burst of energy and happiness to the classroom making it an enjoyable environment.
Jeff was a good professor. easy to talk to and approach. i wouldnt mind taking a class from him again.
This was a very interesting class. It is very different from other lecture classes that I have taken. It put a lot of things about Filipino pop culture into perspective and has opened my mind about other issues as well. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in learning about society as well as culture.