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Instructor: Audrey Mendoza

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SP151, Fall 2011
SP151, Summer II 2011
SP151, Spring 2011
SP151, Fall 2010

Audrey Mendoza: SP151, Fall 2011

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: SP 151 - Personal & Public Speech Crn (Section): 63046 (0)     63149 (0)     63238 (0)    
1. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (67%)
2. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the comfort in this classroom was great because it made giving speeches easier
It really showed my how much we use non verbal skills in daily life and with this it strenghtened my improv skills. It was truly a joy taking this class.
Getting used to speaking in public
Knowledge and attitude of the instructor made learning about speaking interesting, and fun at the same time.
The techniques to use to help develope a speech.
HOW IT FEELS TO DO A PRESENTATION AND BE EVALUATED BY YOUR PEERS, TIMED AGAINST THE CLOCK, DOING AN ANALYSIS TO SELF-EVALUATION
It was helpful in overcoming fears of public speaking.
The most helpful thing was the preparing and presenting the actual speeches. There's nothing better than learning from the actual experience.
Ease my stage freight.
I think Audreys support was the biggest help for me getting through this semester, I honestly dont think I would've made it this far without her words of encourgment. This course I once questioned for its embarassing moments displayed during public speaking, instead I have found a new sense of confidence when delivering my message, and made a good friend while finding it. My hats off to you girl, we need more teachers like you!.
We were directly taught what we needed to know. Instead of going by some rigid lesson plan with things that might be difficult to apply, we were given the information and tools we needed to apply our lessons. Furthermore, we were pressed to apply what we had learned in class. Not only did this help us during our presentations in class, but it also made us more aware of what is happening around us.
Audrey is readily available to help all her students and willing to accommodate our schedules. If we don't understand certain areas she will go over the course material as needed. To me what is most valuable is that the professor values us as students, and genuinely cares about our success individually.
Speaking in front of an audience.
The speeches in front of an audience.
It helped me be more comfortable with public speaking and how to create a presentation.
It taught me how to properly speak and the proper ways of communication
Impromptus. Having to think on your feet and incorporating things we learned during lectures and in the text book help bring the points home. It also made it easier for me to have fun in class because impromptus are something everyone has to do and helps break the ice.
Audrey gave very relevant lectures and found ways to make the concepts interesting and memorable. She was always willing to answer questions and spend time explaining things. She has a great sense of humor and made us all feel comfortable about speaking in front of the class.
The community we created in the classroom was immensely helpful in encouraging and supporting each other to succeed. Our professor's use of relatable examples and visualization helped to grasp concepts and information easily. The most valuable attribute though was her uplifting personality that both engaged me to learn more, and participate with a fun attitude.
The group work and impromptu speeches
Conducting speeches and finding out what needs to be worked on.
giving speecehes in front of the class
Audrey was open minded about the subject being taught.
The ability to increase my confidence when giving a speech in front of people and become a better speaker.
It emphasized the importance not only of public speaking, but communication in general.
I feel like speeches and presentations are common in most classes. I feel I will be able to deliver better speeches
Helped me overcome my fear of public speaking.
Learning techniques of how to present an informative and persuasive speech to an audience.
general practice giving speeches
Good professor
very easy to talk too, didn't feel intimidated by her or my peers.
the teacher
she made going in front of the class and speaking fun instead of it being full of anxiety. she made me feel comfortable when speaking in front of the class.
This class helped me overcome my fear of speaking in front of a large group of people.
Learning how to give write speeches and give them in front of an audience successfully
she made learning interesting in certain ways.
I felt that doing the inprovs were most helpful because it made me feel more comfortable with making speechs in front of the class
It REALLY helps you get over the fear of speaking in front of others and shows you how you go about doing it.
Speech has been helpful in recognizing the difference between a persuasive and informative speech. This course has taught me how to speak comfortably about topics that are drawn randomly.
the confidence i acquired in front of an unknown audience
speaking in front of class.
I found the course to be helpful in that Speech is much more than simply speaking in public.
The process of developing and executing public speeches, which often consists of methods or procedures that one wouldn't consider on their own.
I found Ms. Mendoza's power points, lectures and extra credit opportunities to be most valuable. Impromptus were always a huge help as well. Also, Ms. Mendoza uses visuals and even music, as an attention getter for the class. It was a relevant way to understand what would be discussed.
I learned a lot of helpful speech techniques and I became more confident in giving public speeches. I also learned a lot of communication techniques to use in my everday life as well.
Improving my public speaking, making me feel more confident.
the speeches. through this class i have learned different ways to give and prepare a speech.
Learning to open up and speak out. Making new friends and enjoy hearing my class share what theyʻre passionate about. Teacher very helpful and easy going and very open.
It helped me be more confident on my public speaking
3. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
sometimes the lectures would lose me
I enjoyed all aspects of this whole class.
It was a good course
Extra credit! Should not be allowed.
Nothing, all was valuable.
I don't feel there was anything that wasn't helpful.
Text book.... I learned more from the instructor without confusing myself with terms from the text.
The stress, all those anxiety attacks before you go up in front of the class. Besides that, was well worth it.
I didn't like the textbook at all. There was a lot of things that were strictly organizational or things that might be natural or common sense. Another thing is that, in terms of the exams, it might have been nice for the teacher to explain in the beginning of the class what we were taking notes on. She explained it later on, but at the beginning I was a bit confused. I also think the class was a bit short.
Nothing.
Nothing.
The writing assignments that were assigned were not helpful at all. I donʻt understand how they related to the information in the class.
Nothing it was very helpful and Im glad I took it
... That's a trick question, right? Everything was helpful.
Nothing... I learned a lot from her course.
n/a
N/A
nothing really, everything was very helpful
I found the textbook to be least valuable.
Nothing.
I've already taken 3 speech classes in high school so there was really not much else to learn since it's an intro class.
Nothing.
NA
nothing, everything was valuable and helpful
i don't think attendence should be required.
the text book
the tests.
Nothing at all.
Everything in this class was valuable.
writting the outlines.
The textbook.... It did not help and was hard to undestand
...i don't think it's productive to learn how to give a speech from a text book... drop the text book, save us fifty bucks, just lecture more and give us more speeches.
paperwork.
Much of the class is based on each other's participation. Because of this, I found it distracting that so many students rarely showed up to class.
Sometimes the technical terms seem arbitrary and I doubt I will retain them beyond the duration of the class, but that goes for basically any class.
none.
I thought everything in the course was pretty helpful.
None
noting it was a good course I'm glad i took it
none, great teacher.
nothing
4. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 12 (71%)
5. 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  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%)
6. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 13 (65%)
7. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (75%)
8. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 14 (88%)
9. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 16 (89%)
11. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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 (12%) 16 (89%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
13. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
14. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
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 (85%)
15. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%) 17 (85%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 16 (94%)
17. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 14 (82%)
18. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (10%) 14 (78%)
19. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (67%)
20. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
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%) 15 (83%)
21. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 19 (95%)
22. The instructor makes the material interesting.
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%) 15 (75%)
23. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (20%) 13 (81%)
24. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (30%) 13 (76%)
25. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Absolutely, she was a very compassionate person. An awesome teacher.
She did by always staying late to answer questions, by never turning anyone away and telling us to just calm down everything will be okay.
Talks to everyone individually, encourages in class talks, encourages off campus learning such as the UH Manoa debates to more about speech.
By being a solid teacher, making sure all students are on the same page, and encouraging participation. She also effectively utilized both the e-mail and laulima website applications.
Always wants up to participate and when we dont she always asks whats the matter.
THE MATERIALS PROVIDED WERE EASY TO FOLLOW. ALLOWED US TO MAKE UP WITH EXTRA CREDITS.
She was always very helpful and positive in every situation.
She always encourages students to ask questions and express their own ideas. She always offers help and gives great advice.
She was available outside of class and very caring for her students
For someone with such a busy schedule, Audrey always made time for her students, always willing to stop and listen. Off the record I even caught her volunteering at my daughters school at a fun fair for the kids.
She would take the time to put comments on our work and would provide other opportunities for us to succeed if were weren't doing so well in a certain area. She encouraged us to email her and to schedule office visits. It was very helpful to know she was there for us, and she responded to our emails almost immediately.
She provided the help that was needed for me personally as well as the rest of the students. Personally I had some family issues that I had to attend to and Audrey showed compassion and was willing to work with me even though I had issues going on. She "pushed" me to not give up and to just stay focused. It helped me immensely during that rough point in my life.
Made it fun to talk during class
Yes. She takestime to speak to you.
She was always willing to stay and talk to students or meet if we needed help on speeches or ideas.
She taught the class really well and I understood her teachings
She's available for office hours and is willing to work something out. She was even willing to come on campus to help us when she didn't work the day. She lets us know what's expected of us and explains things thoroughly.
Audrey was awesome; she really made an effort to get to know everyone in class and a little about them. She would always ask how we were and you can tell she meant it. If we needed help she was more than willing to spend time with individuals and answer questions. She also took time to make sure we all understood the topics and assignments.
She was very in tune with the class and our level of struggle with certain tasks, she moved at a pace that she knew we could handle and understand, and if any of us were having a hard time with a particular topic, we would go over it until the whole class had an understanding. I think it showed when it was time to take our tests, I felt really prepared.
She always offered help in and out of class and was very encouraging throughout the entire semester.
Asking questions, being available to help.
she answered our questions and helped us better understand things we didnt know. she sacrificed her time out of class to respond to emails or meet with us when we needed her.
She takes questions from her students and makes sure she's clear.
She gave us multiple opportunities for extra credit and made time for us in class as well as after class.
Not sure, I've never needed to talk to her for individual problems.
She made herself readily available to help students outside of class.
She offers to help students outside of class.
She made sure we knew what was going on.
Always trying to get quiet students involved with class discussions.
answering questions
By making sure she gave everything needed to us to pass.
was very understanding for various circumstances that arouse throughout this school semester.
she teaches to us in a way we can understand and adapts to do so effectively
she encouraged us to come study with her out of class and she would help us if needed with our speeches and powerpoints.
She showed concern by offering them make-ups.
She always mentioned that if we were having problems to please come see her that she will help us with whatever our needs may be. She also offered plenty of extra credit.
always offered her services if we needed extra help
She was aware where the class stood as far as already having background knowledge of the subject. If we all didnt undestand soemthing, she understood and went back and gave us credit
She is always telling students how they can improve and encouraging them to come see her.
Offered many opportunities for extra credit and would notify students when and where to receive help. ex. speech lab
she went to extra lengths to meet any extemporaneous situations i had and was both fair and lenient.
Always being available for outside help, offering many chances to improve grades, always providing performance feedback.
She would open up many opportunities during and after class for students to ask questions.
She helped me out with my speech thesis and pointed me in the right direction for my topic.
Being available anytime if we had questions
she helped me with a problem i was having during an assignment.
She always verbally tells the class that sheʻs here for anyone who needs help or have any concern.
by clearly explaining her lecture then going back to re-exlpain if needed
26. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
she was a friendly person that made you feel comfortable
I throughly enjoyed Audrey as my teacher and I can't wait to be her pupil again next semester! I never felt like I wasn't learning something new each time. She had a great opening personality that always made my day brighter. Great job!
I like that everyone must take a step out of their comfort zone in order to succeed.
I'll say her positive attitude and overall knowledge of speaking was impressive.
Loved how she encourages us to participate
I thought the delivery of course material was delivered really well and easy to understand.
I feel like I know everyone in this class. Audrey has done a great job in creating a friendly environment where the students are comfortable with each other and can express themselves openly. This really helps while giving speeches because you feel more comfortable around your classmates than in other classes.
She had an effective was of teaching a well organized.
I think the respect she gave everybody is what won our hearts.
I loved her enthusiasm. Some teachers just teach the material and rush the students out, but you could tell that Audrey liked what she was doing. It seemed that both she and the class were having fun with the material. She was active in her teaching which is great versus going through the motions. As mentioned above though, it was a bit difficult to get an idea of what the test was going to be about before we reviewed for it. She repeated important things a lot, but I missed the connections between "this is important" and "this is going to be part of your exam."
I liked that she was always available, even though she wasn't on campus she was willing to come out of her way to meet with me if her office hours did not fit my schedule. I also liked how she conducted her class, it didnt feel boring and dragged out. She created a fun environment and made it speech easy to deal with in a comfortable way!
I liked her creativity
I liked the power pionts.
NOthing it was great
I loved her power points and the fact she posted them on Laulima which made it easier to access them. Her lectures are great, too. No dislikes here.
She found ways to make it interesting! Audrey shared fun facts and information with us and came up with fun class activities, like impromptu speeches. She uses great examples to help students understand the material. I really learned a lot and improved my public speaking skills. She made the course relevant; I never understood why speech was a graduation requirement, however, I am really glad I took her course!
I like that she kept the classroom environment upbeat and fun. It encouraged me to be brave enough to make mistakes and learn from them in a constructive manner.
She allowed us to be interactive and that aided in learning the material!
Related to the audience well.
she put things in a better way that we would understand. she made classtime fun
I like that Audrey has a sense of humor.
She made the class fun.
She's really fun. I hate speaking in front of people but it was ok.
I liked the fact she made good use of examples to emphasize things.
She uses clear examples and explains the subject clearly
I liked the way she explained things and made it easier to understand.
I liked how we were evaluated by our classmates, it helped a lot.
i liked the enthusiasm and strong knowledge of the subject
Audrey taught the class with an up beat, lectures never boring, class is just overall interesting.
i liked the way she taught and that the majority of her grading was through her speeches. i disliked that attendence was included.
i just like her style of teaching!
i liked that calss was fun and she always kept us engaged in group disscussions and class activities.
Everything. Especialy the presentations.
There is nothing that I did'nt like about the way Audrey taught the course. She went over everything beautifully and made it understandable, easy to learn and above all she was a pure joy to have as an instructor. I would highly recommend her to all students who need this course.
i LIKED how approachable Audrey is. I felt comfortable asking her for help and letting her know that I was lost and confused when I didnt understand something. She made her class interesting. I disliked .......
She provided relevant and current information. Included entire class in small group situations.
nothing to dislike, audrey's a great, fun, vibrant teacher. she knows her subject, and shows a willingness to accommodate and truly educate the student.
the class.
I liked her method of teaching because it wasn't agressive. She focused on what needed to be learned. She also offered many extra credit opportunities.
enthusiasm, well-organized, used laulima well, engaging
LIKES: Ms. Mendoza is very visual, and it made me understand clearly the topic that would be discussed in class. She teaches with a very positive attitude. She would allow students to interact with her while topics are being discussed. She uses a lot of examples to get to her main point. Her method ans ways of teaching is very well equipped. DISLIKES:none
Everything was explained clearly in the syllabus. There were no suprises. She also made a boring topic somewhat interesting to learn.
It was fun and educational and everyone was very open to speaking.
i liked she was vary thorough with assignments and material.
I like that she is young and her teaching method is fresh and she brings to class a different atmosphere which is a positive one. Sheʻs awesome.
her enthusiasm to be in the class with us and encouraging us to come out of our shell on public speaking and what or how to improve it.
27. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Excellent Kumu
Great teacher, need more like her.
Great teacher would recommend her to any one interested in taking a public speech class.
She's a good teacher, prompt, informative, and organized.
Awesome teacher :)
I hope she stays here at Windward, the school needs teachers like her to keep up our good name.
Great teacher in general. Easy to understand. A bit lenient in grading, but in a 151 course I suppose it should be that way.
Audrey is an awesome teacher who obviously loves her job and knows her subject. I appreciate her dedication and passion in teaching because it shows! It's amazing how she made a speech class less nerve-wrecking and more relaxed.
She is really nice and very organzed.
She is a good teacher but I did not think the lectures were very helpful. It was hard to take notes because she was not clear, until the review, what was important information to know.
Awesome teacher
WCC, keep her around!
Great teacher, passionate about her subject.
She rocks!
Good job
she is a great teacher
Great teacher. I'm glad I took this course.
Great teacher!
Easy to approach and provided great feedback.
Nothing.
Her class goes by very fast compared to my other class.
great professor
Great professor, maybe take another class of hers.
very clear and concise instructions, great teacher. i felt very comfortable in her class.
Thanks for a great semester
N/A
Audrey is an impeccable teacher who obviosly loves what she does. She was always enthusiastic and made learning to give speeches fun.
I think shes a wonderful teacher. Speech is a hard class to teach and there are many hard concepts to understand in order to do well in the class. I think that she did a wonderful job with meeting our class neeeds. For a teacher that is coming right out of school and has not been teaching for a while, I think that Audrey is on top of her game. (I honestly dont know any other way to say it.. because I was just suprised that with little experience teaching, she knew what she was doing and as good at it) Everyday she had a lesson plan and during powerpoints, she seemed very knowledgeable with what she was teaching. GO AUDREY!
Does a pretty good job. A little strict at times but I know it's good for us.
Great class I really learned a lot from this course.
i would love to hear her play music. she is a respectable an intelligent person. She understands how crucial her role as a teacher is and is inspiring, both as an educator and a public speaker.
turned a required, lower-division class that could have pandered to the absolute lowest common denominator into a class that was actually interesting.
She is an amazing instructor!
She was a good teacher.
Great teacher..
she made giving speeches not so intimidating and made them fun. as well as the proses of research and building a speech.
Sheʻs a great teacher, her class is fun and I learned a lot. Classes need to be fun to learn and not so serious and boring.
It was fun and not to stressful of a class
28. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Heck yes, infact I did! She has the perfect balance of structure and creativity for a speech class!
Yes, she is great at getting through to her students, shes an excellent communicator
Yes, she made the course fun and interesting at the same time.
Yes because she is a great teacher.
YES. I DON'TS KNOW OF ANY OTHER SPEECH INSTRUCSTOR.
yes, I really enjoyed this class even though it was difficult at times.
Yes, she makes class fun!
Yes. She knows her material and a great teacher.
Definitely, one of my best choices so far here at Windward
I would definitely recommend her to other students. She's not a dull sort of teacher, she's enthusiastic in her teachings, and she's very kind. That is more than I can say for many other teachers, so I would definitely recommend her.
YES! Most people are nervous and "scared shitless" to talk in front of others, groups, etc. But Audrey helps you to work pass those fears and encourages you in a comfortable way that it doesnt feel like your actually doing a speech in front of your peers...she makes it as though your just "talking story."
Yes. Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Yes. She can relate being a new teacher.
Yes I would because she teaches really well and to where you will understand
Definitely. She's down to earth, she's funny, and she showed me that speech class isn't just about public speaking, it's about communication between people.
I would absolutely recommend her to other students! In fact, I already have. She made a required course not only informative, but fun and beneficial as well. Super-great teacher. Truly enjoyed her course. Learned a lot.
Yes I would and have told my friends and classmates that if they need a speech class, Professor Mendoza would be a great class, because it's easy to follow and fun.
Absolutely. She makes the class and information easy and relatable. I really enjoyed taking this class because of her!
Yes, learn a lot while having fun.
yes because her class is fun and fairly easy understandable
Yes. She's a great professor.
Yes, it was a really fun class, and she was the one that made it so because a boring teacher would equal to a boring class, but she was fun.
Yes, she's really good. One of the best teachers I've had.
I would recommend her because she made the class interesting and relevant. I looked forward to attending class.
yes
Yes, because she is a good teacher.
Yes, I would recommend her to other students because her curriculum is easy if you just do the work and her class is not boring.
yes, i was very happy with the course and how it was taught
Yes, because the style of teaching is unique and hard to find which makes the class fun and also learning at the same time.
yes i definetly would because she is easy to communicate with and not intimidating or mean
ALWAYS
shes awesome.
Yes. Very good instructor.
I would recommend Audrey without a doubt to everyone.
yes... shes a good teacher
YES, I think that speech is a hard class but I think Audrey did a good job teaching it.
Yes. She is a very engaging teacher.
Yes, this course will definitely help students communication skills.
i would. mostly because shes tons of fun... also cuz the other speech teachers are horrible excuses for teachers.
yes.
I would definitely recommend her to other students who want a teacher who makes class fun and is fair in grading.
absolutely, see answer to 27.
yes, I would recommend Ms. Mendoza to other students because she knows and understands what she is discussing. She is a very equipped instructor to learn from.
I would strongly recommend Audrey Mendoza to other students. She is an educated, fun, and fair instructor.
Yes. She is a very fair teacher and fun in class
yes. one of my favorite classes.
Yes, I would, because you will learn to break that fear of speaking in public and having fun at the same time.
yes I would very much recommend her to my friends, because she is just a good teacher to have
29. Other comments:
Stupendous job Aubrey! Thank you for the expierence! I can't wait to take your other classes!
Awesome class!
N/A
you guys should give extra credit for stuff its like an assignment
We went to go see this debate competition thingy, and I think it'd be pretty fun if Windward Community College put together its own debate team or Debate Forensics club. In fact, the clubs who competed were wicked. WCC was one of the only schools missing. It should get in there and participate in the big picture!
Thank you, Audrey!
Awesome class!
great teacher, hope you stick around for a long time so that others can take speech from you.
N/A
She is modern and awesome.
i definitely recommend this class to all my friends. your an awesome teacher, you seem like you really enjoy teaching.
Great job and Thank you
RAHJ!

Audrey Mendoza: SP151, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 90455 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
5. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
6. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
7. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
8. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It helped me realize benefits of public speaking, as well as the intelligence one conveys within his/herself as they speak.
I found the activities that Audrey had us do were helpful because it related to the concepts we learned in class. It was also enjoyable and everyone got to know each other better.
I found the section on self awareness and how understanding yourself is the key to being an effective communicator. I also thought that the impromptu speeches were very helpful in improving my communication.
I've always been deathly afraid of impromptu speaking, and while I'm still afraid of it, I'm glad that the instructor made us do impromptus on a regular basis. Even if it's not fun, it gets a bit easier every time. Same goes for class participation--even though it must have been frustrating to get us to talk, it was good for us and me especially.
Speech principles
I felt the pointers on how to give a presentation was the most valuable and helpful
She's really nice and helpful.
The small class size was helpful because it allowed us to overcome our timidity a lot faster in order to improve our presentation skills.
I found that the way we needed to work together at times helped me to further my team work abilities.
Being able to identify where my "fillers" were every time I gave a presentation or an impromptu during class. This was helpful because I learned to speak in a more fluent sense and I was able to organize my thoughts in a better fashion due to the impromptus that we had to do in class.
9. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I wish we would have done a lot more impromptu speeches.
I didn't think the writing assignments were very helpful.
The text book was the least helpful aspect of this class. I only used it to look up vocabulary words. The information was much easier to understand when it was presented in class or part of an in class activity.
Some of the terminology/vocabulary learned in this course seemed like statements of the obvious. An example would be "irresolvable conflict"--I felt that term was self-explanatory and didn't exactly need to be defined in the textbook.
Impromptus
I didn't find anything least valuable and helpful about the course.
Nothing really
The portion of our grade that required us to participate in research studies or complete surveys... we did not have a lot of options or opportunities.
Even though the surveys were used as a way to understand the course material and yourself I found them a little unnecessary.
I would have to say buying the book because from the lectures themselves, our instructor gave a very thorough presentation and covered all of the important parts of her lecture. So in that case, a book was not necessary to buy for the course, in my opinion.
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
12. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
13. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
14. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
15. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She always engaged the students. The class was a blast, and really beneficial.
She really enjoys what she's talking about and was very open with the class. She always gave us examples and would find a story to relate to whatever topic we were talking about, which made it easier for us to understand and remember.
Her willingness to help students when we did not understand concepts or ideas
She tried hard to get us all to participate whereas I've had teachers who would just let the loud people talk and dock the quiet people's points, which meant that less people participated unless they were desperate to raise their grades.
Very friendly. Great speaker
I find that her being open to us made us trust her more and that's what I found most valuable and helpful.
Her helpfulness
She used various exercises to help us with our communication skills. On top of that, Audrey provided personal examples during lectures, which made the terms and theories easily understandable.
She was really fast on answering any questions that we had. Her teaching method made learning the material interesting.
I found most valuable about Audrey Mendoza was the fact that she took the time to go over the material with the whole class. She made sure that everyone understood the lesson before moving on and also offered her office hours as a way of further learning the subject if we did not understand the subject right away. I also found most valuable her willingness to be open about expressing our ideas on communication, which was helpful in helping us speak up in front of a class and being more open to speak in a public setting.
17. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Absolutely nothing.
Nothing, she was awesome.
Sometimes class materials were not posted to laulima when they needed to be. For example one of the homework assignments was not posted when it was assigned so I had to wait until it was posted before I could start the assignment.
Sometimes I feel she is too kind and not critical enough in her evaluations of us.
Intimidating at first
Nothing.
Nothing really
Nothing really applies to this field that I can think of.
I found nothing that was least valuable about Audrey Mendoza.
18. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
19. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
20. Student presentations significantly contribute to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
21. Student presentations in class are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
22. What changes would you make in the discussion sections?
Nothing.
The in class activities such as impromptus and article based presentations were very helpful in understanding the material presented in lecture. I would have liked to have done more of these activities since they allowed me to actually see the concepts in action rather than just reading about them. Audrey's hands on approach to this class was very helpful and it would be nice if the class have more of these activities.
Perhaps harsher penalties would motivate students to participate more.
More time to discuss
More material and a review sheet for tests
The homework assignments did not appeal to me as "relevant" to the lectures.
Nothing, it was very good in my opinion.
I suggest adding more in-class based assignments such as more impromptus and group assignments because those helped me become more acquainted with everyone in the class. It also helped me to practice my presentation skills while learning to think on the spot, especially with impromptus.

Audrey Mendoza: SP151, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 87623 (006)     87625 (008)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (67%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
4. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
5. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
6. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 9 (50%)
7. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%) 8 (44%)
8. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 12 (67%) 12 (71%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The aspect of this course that I foundmost valuable was the section where we talked about relationships. This was because I was in a realtionship at the time and it helped me realize some of the things that I learned I could use to try and help my relationships.
i really enjoyed the impromtus...kept us on our toes i also really liked the different activities such as the scavenger hunt
Learning to speak up in class.
That she made us all participate during class so that we were comfortable talking in front of eachother.
I like the content presented to us and how to relate it to our experiences.
impromptu speeches
The aspects of the course that were most valuable were the actual public speaking parts of the course. It was good to practice a little bit by doing impromptus and things like that because it helped to make speaking in front of other people more comfortable.
By taking this course, I could get some valuable knowledge related to communication between person and person. And some words such as jamming were kind of useful for me.
Public Speaking
The powerpoint slides regarding nonverbal and verbal messages.
The aspects I found most valuable were the sections about the types of conflict and different problem solving techniques. It was something I can relate to in my friendships and relationships in my life.
helped me become more self aware
Powerpoints and class discussions, and impromptu speeches. Class discussions were very engaging and at most times, interesting and entertaining. For a class after lunch, I stay awake in this class :) The impromptu speeches not only served as practices, but also helped to be comfortable with your classmates.
The most valuable were learning how this subject can, and does, relate to my life.
lecture
I thought impromptu speeches were most valuable for me. I really don't like speaking in front of the class especially if I'm not prepared and impromptu speeches definitely pushed me and made me a better speaker.
This course really helped me develop public speaking skills. Before taking this I was not comfortable with speaking in front of large groups of people, and now I'm not so hesitant.
All of her lectures were very knowledgeable and I liked that she used Power Point for her lectures. I liked all of the examples she'd use to relate what we were learning to our every day lives.
The aspects of the course that were most valuable were the chapters on effective non verbal communication and group communication.
The concept of communication as a whole. I learned there is alot more to good communication than just verbal.
the aspects that were most valuable was her powerpoints and her examples of explaining the material.
Audrey was a great/fun teacher!!
related to real life
The most valuable information in the course would be effective communication within relationships. I personally believe that is can be help in communicating problems with your peers, boss, or friends. Most importantly, it can be very helpful when applying for a job.
I really liked learning about different speech terms and words. Audrey was always really enthusiastic and kept the class really interested!
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I am not sure if any of the concepts were any less valuable than some of the others. I did find some of the chapters not as interesting as some of the others, such as the one as the one on cultural communication, because I previously took a class that got more indepth into that concept. So it felt like a repeat of the same information.
n/a
All aspects were valuable.
nothing
the text book. We never talked about it in class and when I read it I had no idea what was going to be on the test so a little more help there would have been nice. I can't learn from reading and it makes the tests very difficult to study for.
The aspects of the course that were least valuable were a lot of the terminology that we learned from the book. I felt that a lot of the stuff from the book was useless because it was just about memorizing the text and it was not actually anything that could be applied in class. I do not like to memorize who invented a certain graph or who invented this communication theory, but instead I would rather learn something that I can actually apply in my life.
Well, I think there was no invaluable aspects in this course.
Speech models
The aspects I found least valuable were the sections about attraction and such. I felt like it didn't really help boost my knowledge about public speaking.
Being required to take midterms and a final was the least valuable.
none
I thought our scavenger hunt was the least valuable thing we did this semester.
N/A
Everything we went over in class needed to be discussed so I guess there isn't anything that wasn't valuable.
I can't say any aspects were least valuable. All aspects covered are valuable.
Everything had equal value and importance.
no comment.
maybe more activities like scavenger hunts!!
the past
N/A
I think there were a few terms we should not have had to memorize.
12. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 6 (35%)
13. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 10 (63%)
14. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
16. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
17. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
18. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 9 (50%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
That she came to class prepared and ready to teach. She had a good understanding of the information that she was presenting and was able to explain it very clearly to the class.
she was very nice and could tell she wants students to succeed
She is friendly and approachable.
She was get at getting the class to talk. Seemed very personable, like a friend but still obviously had authority.
Very knowledgeable in her field of study. Knew what she was talking about.
What I found most valuable about Audrey Mendoza was that she applied things to our lives. She did not just go through the text word for word and bore us to death, but instead she would give us real life examples of things we could relate to and this made it much easier and more interesting to learn about these communication principles.
The instructor tried to use easy words for helping my understanding-well, it's just my feeling, but I appreciate that. And she was glad to be asked many questions in her class and also she was dealing with them wisely.
She allowed us to ask questions whenever and speak out when we wanted to. She gave the classroom a very comfortable and open feel so it was easy to be confident.
She did a great job presenting the different chapters. Her powerpoints were very concise and easy to follow. I liked the way she was very poised while presenting and made the information interesting to learn; she wasn't monotone or boring like a lot of other lectures can be.
She listens to what her students have to say, with interest. She incorporates contemporary music and videos into the lectures, and they do help to understand terms and concepts.
The most valuable is that she knows what she is talking about and is easy to talk to.
her willingnes to help and care
I thought the atmosphere and excitement in the class was helpful and made it easy to pay attention and learn.
The way she conducted lessons. She made me feel very comfortable as her student, and she encouraged everyone in class to participate, which gave me a sense of belonging.
I liked how she made good use of the book and her own knowledge learned that wasn't in the book.
Her teaching style was very good. She wasn't forceful in making you participate because her style of teaching makes students WANT to participate. A teaching ability that should be passed on to other professors....
Her friendliness made it easy to talk to her and ask for help.
she was willing to help in and outside of class.
Audrey made the class really comfortable to speak and engage with the material, ask questions, etc. For me, this made the class interesting and enjoyable. Good job Audrey!!
after hous helping
She made the class interesting and fun. We used examples that were relatable to us. She also use activities and games.
Audrey really enjoys what she teaches and I really enjoyed getting to know her. She was very approachable and taught about many topics college students should be informed about.
20. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Nothing. Everything is valuable.
nothing
On a lot of my writing assignments I got 23/25 or on a test 8/10 with no explanation of why I got points off. The lack of feedback was not helpful with my papers or short answers.
Some of the writing assignments and tests were not very useful in my opinion. could be better ways to see what students have learned.
What I found least helpful was the preparation for the test. We had an in class review for one of the tests, but some of the questions on the tests asked for things that were very specific, so if you knew the general idea of a principle, but you did not know every exact detail, then you would not know get the answer right.
I think she didn't mention useless word in this class. She tried to be a good model of speech and succeeded.
I thought the tardy/absence policy was a little too strict. The unexcused absences I can understand being firm about, but the marking people absent when late is a little much, I think. I know it's a personal responsibility to make sure you are in class on time but some people have classes or prior commitments before that have them running a little late.
i cant think of anything
NOthing. i thought she was very helpful.
N/A
Nothing really. I wasn't into the course just because it was something I'm not interested in. However, it had nothing to do with her and how she taught.
nothing everything she did was valuable
Nothing. Everything she did was helpful and towards our benefit.
no comment
sometimes I felt the grading on the writing assignments were a bit extreme, and the criteria not made clear. If exact criteria wasn't met the way she wanted it to be met, we were sometimes docked a lot of points.
nothing
N/A
Audrey was an amazing teacher, nothing.
21. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 12 (71%) 3 (18%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I enjoyed the interactive nature of the class, as we were free to ask questions and some of the assignments that we worked on in class were as a group where we had to collaborate in order to get the task completed.
Material was interesting and relative to students.
group discussions.
Since it was a speech class, I like giving speeches. I wish there had been more of them and count more towards our final grade.
I liked how we were all free to ask questions and discuss things in class.
The aspects of the course that I liked the best was just the fact that it was interesting. I liked the fact that I was not falling asleep in the class and that it was usually interesting to learn about. I was never checking the time like I do in all my other classes and I liked the fact that it seemed easy to learn.
What I liked the most in this class was that Persuade part. It was a quite interesting chapter, since I'm not a person who can easily persuade someone.
I liked learning about the different types of communication.
I really liked the relaxed environment of the class. It was easy to share opinions and ask questions; Audrey made it really comfortable and didn't embarrass anyone when they needed clarification about anything.
Class discussions.
I liked learning about the other students in the class, the conversations we had, and the games we did.
jeopardy
Impromptus.
The way the course was run and the people in it.
I liked to our improvtus
I liked the informative speeches
It didn't happen yet but I think I will enjoy the informative speech.
powerpoints, examples, visuals ect.
i liked the conversations with classmates and engaging the materials the best.
I like the activities
I liked learning about different communication terms and watching videos. I also liked how we played jeopardy a few times before exams.
23. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I did not always enjoy some of the lectures, because of having to sit throughout the whole class period. Though I understand that sometimes we need to go though notes in a lecture format in order to get more information across.
I liked all aspects.
just having to speak in front of the class sometimes
The tests. The short answer section was hard to study for because there are so many lists in class and in the book It's hard to remember all of them but for me it is impossible to remember the ones from the book. A little more clarification for the material that will be on the test would be helpful.
the mandatory attendance.
The aspects of the course that I liked the least was the fact that we had to know information from the book. I think it would have been more effective to just learn everything in class and then really study those main points. I felt that it comes to a point of information overload when we learn material in class, and then we go and read a lot of stuff out of the book that we usually do not even retain.
I had some difficulties when I dealt with first chapter. There were many technological words, I didn't like it.
The informative speech powerpoints and outlines
I would've liked to have more speeches. I expected there to be more speaking involved not so much bookwork. It didn't really give me the confidence in speaking in front of people when I only did a few very short impromptus and one informative speech. Maybe we could've had speeches instead of homework assignments? That way we could incorporate the book and have the presenting time as well.
Nothing.
Having to do the presentation.
harshness of grading
Lectures
It could get boring during lectures, but it was nothing too bad.
I wasn't a fan of the exams. I didn't like how they were structured point based.
The exams
The midterms.
the speech we had to give at the end of class and she wasn't clear of what materials in the book would be on the test.
Again, sometimes criteria of writing assignments weren't made clear.
writing assignments
I did not like how we did not practice speech ahead of time. We should have been given more oppurtunities to practice.
24. Other comments:
N/A.
In my case, it was a kind of challenge to take this course. Since my first language is not English, there was no wonder that I felt some difficulties-even though this class was 100 level.
ak loves audrey mendoza becuase shes real and a great teacher!
Audrey did a good job and I think she's not only a good lecturer but someone I can talk to if I have any issues or concerns.
Thank you so much for the fun class! :)
no
Overall, very good course and teacher!!
N/A
This was my favorite class this semester. I am even considering changing my major to speech, thank you Audrey for being such a great teacher!

Audrey Mendoza: SP151, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 74501 (001)     74728 (003)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 10 (56%)
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%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 10 (56%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 9 (50%)
4. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 18 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 5 (28%) 14 (78%)
5. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 18 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 11 (61%)
6. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 6 (33%) 6 (33%)
7. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%)
8. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
learning how to speak in public
I found that it helped with preparation and reducing my anxiety during public speaking.
Extra credit assignments, powerpoints on Laulima
Just the chance to speak in front of people and building confidence while getting better.
I learned to be more comfortable in public speaking.
The Impromptu speeches helped strengthened my confidence in standing up infront of people.
I found presenting in front of peers to be most helpful. It helped me to be more confident in front of others.
methods of communication
I liked learning about how we have physical and emotional needs.
I found learning about interpersonal relationships and conflict most valuable because I can actually apply to situations and relationships that I experience everyday. Learning how to properly do presentions was also helpful.
The credit.
I like the group activities/games we did because it was fun and also taught us the main point/concepts we were learning.
The powerpoints and information
PowerPoint lectures. Extra credit opportunities
Audrey is an incredible teacher and she is always prepared and knows her stuff! The book was easy to get through and read especially with Audrey's powerpoints which she always explained really well.
self learning & group work
Even master students (not professors or certified teachers) can also be biased in towards their students and unbiased towards others, helps to keep your place so they don't fail you just because they don't like you.
How to communicate effectively verbally and nonverbally to get your message across. Different methods to communicate and what people pay attention to when you are the speaker. I especially value all the characteristics a speaker must have in order to be a more effective speaker in order for his/her audience to understand the message being sent across.
I found that the most valuable and helpful part about this course was a good teacher and great peers. Very easy to connect with and communicate with.
Many of the lessons are applicable to many real-life situations
the group activities and encouraging everyone to participate
Using your own examples, including comic strips and youtube videos, so we can easily understand what we're learning.
Audrey was great
It helped prepare me for speeches in other classes
explained principles
Speaking in front of the classes. Informative speeches were cool.
Lectures were very effective and connection between class and Audrey was very strong. Class felt comfortable in classroom setting to speak up.
Just being able to get more public speaking experience.
Good group activities
real life application, in class exercises
Activities
9. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
writing papers
Textbook information seems practically useless without Audrey Mendoza's personal stories as examples.
The book -- it was really expensive, yet I only opened it the day before exams
Definitions about speaking and human behavior, thought processes
Debate. even though it was fun, i dont think im going to be in a debate in the future
The scavenger hunt
Nothing was not a big help from the course. Everything in class led to some important point.
I didn't like how the assignments were boring and the classes were uninteresting. The book was also boring.
I can't really think of anything specific that wasn't helpful in some way.
I didn't learn much, especially about speech.
Nothing, really.
None
Outline for speeches is worth too much points compared to the actual speech. Homework papers were graded harder than my English class papers. Impromptu speeches.
textbook information
Learning about everything I already knew about public speech because if I'm not mistaken, students have taken public speech since high school, maybe even middle school.
Nothing.
I found that the book wasn't really helpful during this course. I am not so sure you need it because most of the information was presented to you.
everything was good
Everything was valuable
The textbook, didn't look into it as much
N/A. Everything was helpful and valuable.
Speech Debate. I felt that it was quite unnecessary.
Nothing.
Learned how to get up and give a speech with confidence
lectures
homework
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
11. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
15. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
16. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 13 (72%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
18. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
not grading the papers so hard and the test
Possibly make her questions more clear. Also, refrain from asking questions about things we just went over, no more than a minute ago. We're not sure whether you want us to just think or repeat what we see/hear.
Sometimes the timing of questions right after explaining something would make students not feel like answering them because they were almost rhetorical and easy. But getting interaction and participation from young adults is a hard thing that comes with time i think
Nothing. Class is taught well.
She was very enthusiastic, and seemed as if she enjoyed teaching us this topic.
She was a good TA. If anything, it would help if on the assignments she would explain a little bit more for what she wants us to write.
It is hard to answer the questions she asks us when we are supposed to be taking notes on a power point. I end up ignoring her speaking so I can properly write down the class material. I think if she waited to ask questions after we read what was on the power point I would have learned more. I also think that she should teach more about communicating effectively and how we communicate with each other. I wish I learned more about speaking in public as well.
I thought it was well done. The class didn't engage too much but that was mostly our own fault.
Teach better.
nothing, really.
She's good
Easier on grading homework papers.
Absolutely nothing! I am sad that this course is coming to an end and I really am going to miss the comfortable yet educational atmosphere of her classroom! I truly enjoyed taking this course.
Be more fundamental. Her teaching method is set so strongly on in one manner. Try to mix things up a bit and do something different, go about your teaching methods a little different from time to time. Also have more time for speech and less time learning about things we already know.
It's hard to say because Audrey was very consistent in her teaching and had a very fun and effective approach to our class but one thing that she can improve on is just giving more smaller assignments that can make a difference in our grade. I think that the bigger projects make it more difficult because it makes such a big impact on our grade and is harder to change. But she did provide a lot of extra credits which were really good.
Maybe, get a class vote on what types of speeches they want to do. For example, a persuasive and demonstration speech rather then a debate and informative. Switch it up a bit.
Classroom disipline. Many disruptive students made it difficult to learn, I just wish she had booted them out. I pay a large sum of money to come to this school from out of state.
she was awesome
Have more small speeches, like impromptus, so students can be more comfortable when talking in front of an audience and not get so nervous.
Shes doing great
Make attendance mandatory so everybody will show up
No need. She's doing just fine.
All Good.
Maybe have a printed study guide for the tests
gain better control of class, students clearly don't respect her
more practice
19. Assignments (papers, problem sets) seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 6 (33%)
20. Other comments:
good teacher
Good teacher overall. Like the enthusiam.
The class was not what i expected.
Sorry we were so quiet all semester.
Audrey is a really good teacher and I enjoy her class. She makes it fun and enjoyable. She is always available to help and even when i email her on the weekends, she gets back to me right away.
I would recommend (and have recommended) Audrey to many of my peers! She is so approachable and was made to be a teacher!
Audrey is a decent teacher, being that she hasn't been teaching very long. She has a lot to improve on but in time she has the characteristics of becoming a good teacher, whom everyone could take a liking to. Staying more on the speech subject will help, some classes seem to veer off to subjects related to speech but not of direct importance to actual public speech and communication.
N/A
Audrey came to class everyday with a great attitude and a big smile on her face, which made her class a great learning environment. She always tried to encourage all of us to become involved with class discussions. She was very knowledgable about the course and used great examples to help her explanations. She knows how to teach in a way to keep "college students" attention. I recommend her class to anyone else and I would take another course with her if I have the chance to.
Nice teacher, very approachable
really liked her class, very understanding teacher and made me feel like i could ask for help
Fun class. And I learned a lot. I love all the extra credit assignments.