eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Amy Hubbard

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COMG381, Fall 2013
COMG770, Fall 2013
COMG381, Spring 2013
COMG470, Spring 2013
COMG381, Fall 2012
COMG472, Fall 2012
SP381, Spring 2012
SP470, Spring 2012
SP381, Fall 2011
SP781, Fall 2011
SP395, Spring 2011
SP470, Spring 2011
SP381, Fall 2010
SP381, Spring 2010
SP470, Spring 2010
SP381, Fall 2009
SP470, Fall 2009

Amy Hubbard: COMG381, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: COMG 381 - Interpersonal Relations Crn (Section): 77281 (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  
3.42 26 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 9 (35%) 14 (54%) 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  
1.69 26 0.47 Freq(%) 8 (31%) 18 (69%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (96%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 23 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 26 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 26 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 21 (81%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 26 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 26 (100%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 26 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 25 (96%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 26 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 24 (92%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 26 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (81%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (81%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 26 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 24 (92%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (19%) 19 (73%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (27%) 18 (69%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 26 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (15%) 20 (77%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 23 (88%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (81%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
-Interactive group activities help to reinforce the concepts learned in class -Concepts are tied to studies and applied to real-life scenarios
They way she got the material across
I really liked the examples she gave to explain certain concepts/theories. I also found her very approachable and was not afraid to ask her for help.
She brings energy to the class so early in the morning which is helpful and engaging.
I really like they way she teaches. She makes sure everyone understands everything and she is always there for question.
She is such an amazing teacher. One of my favorite classes I have taken at UH. Makes the material very easy and comprehensive.
She was interactive with the class and also got us to interact with our classmates. She was upbeat everyday but not annoyingly. Showed true interest in teaching.
Her animative attitude.
Dr. Hubbard was enthusiastic and knew what she was talking about. Her ability to provide real-life examples was helpful.
Her enthusiasm every day helped us tackle difficult concepts
Very enthusiastic, knowledgeable professor
The lectures are so fun!! I love listening. Even the assignments are fun and iclickers questions are intriguing.
Helpful teacher!
SHE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE MATERIAL AND SHE COULD ANSWER ALL OF OUR QUESTIONS VERY CLEARLY. FURTHERMORE SHE WAS VERY ENTHUSIASTIC AND MADE THE CLASS FUN. BY DOING THIS, SHE MADE EVERYONE VERY INTERESTED IN THE MATERIALS BEING COVERED.
Enthusiasm! And small activities during class.
She was understanding and did a lot of class exercises that helped us build that understanding
I really enjoyed that the classes were broken up into lectures and activities. It made the class easy to stay interacted and pay attention.
She explained the material effectively and cared about her students success.
The structure of her class is very clear so it helps to study for exams. What is expected of us was made clear from the beginning of the semester and there were no surprises later in the semester.
Liked the videos presented.
I find that her enthusiasm is very helpful in engaging students, as well as her ability to relate complex ideas and information in way that students can understand.
Amy makes class fun. This is one class that I cannot fall asleep in, or would ever want to for that matter. She has a lot of exercises for the class to do to keep students engaged and attentive.
Amy you communicate so well and you are an excellent listener. You exemplify why comg is such a useful major. Respect.
It was never boring but at the same time you are learning something.
She really knew her material and was very friendly and approachable.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
-Clearer expectations for what is required in projects -Exams are very specific
none, love the class
No suggestions. I really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to other students.
Change the lesson format from time to time, powerpoint and lecture every class becomes mundane.
No suggestions.
Review the study guide prior to exam.
I would suggest covering more of what is on the exams, or building exams more around concepts than details.
More depth less breadth
Too many opinion-based questions that I felt were more distracting than helpful. Too much of class time involved giving opinions rather than application of subject knowledge. I tuned out during these periods, as I would were the Real Housewives of New Jersey were on.
None! I love this class!
Nothing.
NOTHING. EVERYTHING WAS TO MY SATISFACTION. THAT IS HOW A CLASS IS SUPPOSE TO BE TAUGHT.
The big group paper due so close to finals week was a bit stressful. Also, smaller groups should be encouraged because the large group size made the project difficult.
NA
I like the way the lectures are done. I just disliked the group paper, because getting people to meet up and contribute was the most difficult part. I would prefer to have my grade given to me based off my individual work.
Thank you for the extra credit secret passwords.
Maybe relate the interpersonal communication information to relationships other than romantic ones. Relating more of the information to parent-child or friend-friend relationships would be helpful and relatable.
For the most part Amy's class is great. I can't really see her improving anything. Amy is an awesome teacher.
Your exams are worth so much and some times people are not good test takers. I feel as though exams will break you and the study guides are so long it seems impossible to review for.
none
nothing I can think of
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
-Energetic -Well versed/knowledgable -Approachable
great, caring, interesting
friendly helpful knowledgeable
Charismatic Enthusiastic Passionate
Nice, helpful, really knows her material
Energetic, Knowledgable, Fair.
Funny, enthusiastic, and upbeat.
Cheerful and excited.
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and organized.
Funny, Fair, Sincere
Sharp Enthusiastic Knowledgeable
enthusiastic, charismatic, passionate
Helpful and Caring
SPIFFY, ENTHUSIASTIC, AWESOME
Enthusiastic, intelligent, nice
caring, compassionate, smart
Energetic, Organized
Caring, organized, punctual
professional real knowledgable
enthusiastic and knowledgeable
Fun, kind, and knowledgeable.
Friendly, Articulate, Smart
energetic, knowledgeable
Knowledgeable, friendly, smart
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 6 (23%) 18 (69%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 26 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 8 (31%) 15 (58%)
24. Other comments:
Great class
She's awesome!!
Favorite teacher by far for this semester!
I suggest taking her class.
Dr. Hubbard is an amazing teacher and person. Her wonderful qualities spill over in class and are contagious. She makes the students want to learn more and become better students and she makes those opportunities possible. This is my second class with Dr. Hubbard and I am sad to say I cannot take her next class for scheduling reasons. If I could, I would take all my classes from her because of her ability to make her students driven and excited about her lessons. I have never had a teacher like Dr. Hubbard and I am so thankful to call her my professor and one of the main reasons for my continued love and interest of communicology. Thank you Dr. Hubbard for all that you do.
BEST TEACHER AT UHM THAT I HAVE HAD SO FAR
Thanks for all your help.
SONA study availability was an issue, but it was explained that all the studies were awaiting approval. Having mandatory SONA credits for classes as part of our grade was a bit of a struggle, so I'm glad it was just extra credit for this class because I don't even have enough credits for my mandatory classes.
Sometimes what you ask of us is to personal and knowing that you have that information is scary. It is like a one way street. You know so much about us and we know so little about you and that is a scary thought. I respect you as a teacher and I think you do your job very well.
none :)
n/a

Amy Hubbard: COMG770, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: COMG 770 - Issues in Message Processing Crn (Section): 78887 (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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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 is enthusiastic about the course material.
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 puts material across in an interesting way.
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%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
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%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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 treated students with respect.
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%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Amy's immediate feedback in class was very valuable and much appreciated. It was very good exercise to have to summarize articles in anywhere from 15s to 5m. Also, the feedback on summaries and discussion questions was helpful, as it gave me specific direction as to how I could improve.
She's extremely knowledgeable on both the topic and everything else in life.
Amy was able to not only teach course content, but she improved me as a student overall. She allowed me to improve the way I read articles and research. Furthermore, she really helped me grasp the idea of being able to summarize research in an effective way.
She clearly knows a lot about the subject and is passionate about it, which makes it enjoyable for the students. She was always available for short or long questions. She taught us useful skills by making us go back and repeat things. She was very clear in her syllabus about what was expected of us each week.
Amy is very knowledgable about the material, which was immensely helpful throughout the semester. She was able to quickly provide answers to any questions that were asked and was able to give helpful advice. Amy was also able to use her knowledge to prompt the students with questions that allowed us to further our thinking and interest in the different topics.
She's very enthusiastic and clearly enjoys the material that she teaches. She is also easy to contact outside of class and makes the subject matter more interesting than it would normally seem.
Amy Hubbard utilized effective immediacy cues to make the class more appealing and productive.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Sometimes her stares are intimidating.
I used a lot of ink and paper this semester, but it wasn't a big deal. I would do it all over again if I had to.
Nothing that I can think of--I really enjoyed the class and Amy's teaching style!
I have no suggestions for the class or for Amy's teaching style. I felt as though the readings and the assignments were relevant to the class and aided our learning. I also felt as though Amy had the right amount of enthusiasm and was able to help each student improve as individuals throughout the semester.
The weekly summaries and discussion questions require the most work and preparation outside of class, yet are only worth ~20% of the total grade. For the effort required to do these well, I feel they should be worth more total points.
None. I truly enjoyed the readings that were selected.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Dedicated, caring, and encouraging.
Smart, fun, friendly
Organized, enthusiastic, and passionate
knowledgeable, fun, passionate
Knowledgable, enthusiastic, credible
Enthusiastic. Welcoming. Bright.
Approachable. Exceptional. Phenomenal.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
24. Other comments:
I definitely felt as though I learned a lot in this class, and I am very glad that I decided to take the course. Although this was inarguably the most labor-intensive class I have taken, I feel as though I am finishing the course with many more skills that I had when I began. Amy is respectful of her students' time and recognizes the effort they put in.
This is by far the most challenging course I took. However, it has been the most rewarding course. I have not gotten as much out of any class as I have for this class. I wish I was able to experience Amy's teaching style at the graduate level in my first semester of grad school, as I think I would have been able to excel even further. I have learned so much throughout this semester and it encouraged me to want to continuing learning. I appreciate the time and effort Amy puts into the course. As a student, I feel like she cares so much about us. Amy allowed me to feel passionate about what we were learning, which is something I aspire to do as a GTA. Amy, thank you for an amazing semester. I really appreciate every single thing I got out of this course.
I enjoyed the weekly article summaries and discussion questions. They helped keep me accountable with myself to do the weekly readings, and forced me to look closer at my article to understand it enough to summarize. I also really enjoyed the class project. It was fun to work on different parts of the project and then all come together to do data collection.
Overall, I enjoyed this course. I feel that not only did my knowledge in the area of nonverbal communication improve, but that I also improved as a person. I think taking this course will not only be beneficial for the rest of my time in this program, but also in any career that I decide to go into in the future.
The text book and sourcebook are quite dense and at times dull compared to the other readings.
I really enjoyed the course! Thank you for challenging me! -James

Amy Hubbard: COMG381, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: COMG 381 - Interpersonal Relations Crn (Section): 88422 (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  
3.12 41 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 5 (12%) 23 (56%) 12 (29%) 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  
1.72 41 0.46 Freq(%) 11 (27%) 28 (68%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 41 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 38 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 41 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 4 (10%) 36 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 41 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (12%) 36 (88%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 41 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 37 (90%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 41 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 37 (90%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 41 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (12%) 35 (85%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 41 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 39 (95%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 41 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (12%) 36 (88%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 41 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (12%) 36 (88%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 41 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 4 (10%) 36 (88%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 41 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 35 (85%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 41 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (17%) 32 (78%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 41 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 8 (20%) 29 (71%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 41 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 35 (85%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 41 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 38 (93%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 41 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 36 (88%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Everything!
Enthusiasm!
Dr. Hubbard was enthusiastic and interesting and used several different methods for teaching material. She lectured, incorporated group discussion, we did various mini projects and experiments and overall, kept the class interesting.
Her enthusiasm, use of class time, examples, and the activities she does in class.
Good job relating class content to real life situations. Good job keeping an open atmosphere that encouraged students to share.
Dr. Hubbard was always available for help and she's willing to repeat herself a few times if the material gets confusing.
Her vast knowledge about the area of communicology and being able to relate the material to the class helped me to remember the information more. I think even remembering my name made the class feel more comfortable for me. Her group projects also made the class enjoyable being able to meet other people. Requirements are clearly defined in the syllabus and Dr. Hubbard was able to clarify any confusion in the class.
I think I have to say that everything seemed valuable and helpful. Amy Hubbard is an amazing teacher.
good knowledge of the subject
The way she talks; its easy to hear even for ESL students, and the involving environment helped a lot to get into discussion.
Her enthusiasm on the topics that she taught made me more interested in learning about interpersonal relationship communication. She related the course material to things that happened everyday between people which made the concepts easy to understand.
She's very enthusiastic about how she teaches. She also explains things clearly if you don't understand.
She is easily available and approachable for students. She has a positive attitude and seems to enjoy her work.
Incredibly knowledgeable on communication, very nice and funny.
Activities to get a point across in almost every class.
Her enthusiasm during every class period.
She is very direct and gets the point across well
Very passionate and engaging teaching style.
Her knowledge of the subject
She brings a lot of energy and positivity to the class and conveys the material in an interesting, engaging way.
she is very knowledgeable in her field, funny and enthusiastic and very friendly.
Each class was interactive and interesting.
Clearly explained lessons and concepts
Able to answer all questions clearly and effectively.
I really enjoyed learning about the different aspects of interpersonal relationships. I have taken what I've learned in this class and applied it to my relationships outside of class.
Her activities and knowledge of the material!
The course material was interesting and class discussions helped to relate the content to our lives.
Her brain
The iclicker polls were helpful in getting students to remember what was just taught as well as see the overall class opinion.
She is very good at making class discussions enjoyable and relatable
Amy Hubbar is a very intelligent women. That knew what she was talking about.
I enjoyed her teaching style. She uses a variety of ways to learn material, for example, iclicker, powerpoint,mini assignments, videos, class group activities, where we are able to interact.
Dr. Hubbard is such a passionate person and she really loves teaching. This is shown through her enthusiastic attitude in class.
She is really enthusiastic about what she teaches and has great activities and examples to explain what we are learning.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nothing!
My only complaint about the class is the use of the Iclicker. I like the idea of voting for different topics and seeing the results and being able to discuss with others about the results, however, with the already extremely high price of tuition and course materials, it is an added expense that is unnecessary, and I may never even use again after this class is over. Some alternatives may be to make the Iclicker optional, rather than such a big part of our grade, voting in by holding up index cards with letters on them or,anonomously writing it down on a sheet of paper, and discussing it at the end of class or the next class.
Less use of the iClicker and less point emphasis on projects
Make sure all content on the exam has been covered in class.
This may not relate to Dr. Hubbard, but perhaps finding an alternative to iclickers if we forget ours at home or if our iclicker dies.
No suggestions
No suggestions.
no comment
Could add more assignments to make sure students are showing understanding of the material, especially the reading.
Posting the study guide at the beginning of the semester would help a lot because there is so much information to study for in such a short amount of time.
I don't think I'd change anything.
It was almost too many activities. Sometimes I just didn't want to share my thoughts with other people, but that was a daily thing.
I think she has it down
she is sometimes too enthusiastic
n/a
keep on keeping on!
Get the whole class involved in the discussions and class.
post assignment reminders
Dr. Hubbard talks fast in class but if you make friends, it isn't too hard to keep up. We cover a lot of material which is good.
N/A
Duo partnerships are already quite difficult, let alone a group. It was difficult getting a group project done and maybe in the future a different project that only requires 2 people?
I dont have suggestions.
More extra credit oppertunities
Sometimes, she makes faces at what people say, which is somewhat discouraging. I sometimes feel as though I have said something wrong, but am not quite sure what she means by making these facial expressions.
None.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Cool funny smiley
Enthusiastic, Caring.
Enthusiastic, fair, interesting
enthusiastic, organized
Very knowledgeable.
Helpful, Knowledgable, Kind
Enthusiastic, kind, knowledgeable
Animated. Goofy. Knowledgeable.
competent, knowledgeable, organized
Encouraging, Helpful
Enthusiastic, Intelligent, and Interesting
Energetic, friendly, and happy.
compliant pleasant
enthusiastic, engaging, knowledgeable
Organized, fun and passionate (about teaching)
Knowledgeable, thorough, challenging
intelligent, organized
clear, energetic, engaging
enthusiastic fun teacher!
Energetic, Knowledgeable, Hardworking
Detail oriented, fun
Bright, smart
Efficient Dependent Resourceful
Fabulous teacher
Enthusiastic Knowledgeable Passionate
Enthusiastic and Genius
Enthusiastic and charming
Organized, relatable, professional
Amy Hubbard was very ecstatic on the subject she taught.
enthusiastic, friendly
Passionate, funny, engaging
Enthusiastic instructor!
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 41 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (24%) 30 (73%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 41 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 10 (24%) 28 (68%)
24. Other comments:
Good job!
Wonderful professor!
I love Dr. Hubbard! She's a great teacher and she's one of the only professors I've gone to their office to talk about classes and questions.
I would definitely recommend this class to other people and take it again if I could. The class discussions were very engaging using the iClickers and just answering her questions.
None.
Thank you so much for this amazing class. I am really glad that I decided not to drop the course.
Definite class must to take. I don't know how you can NOT enjoy this teacher.
I really like the in-class activities. They take the monotony and routine out of sitting through a lecture every day and instead make class fun to attend. Well, as fun as class can be...
I really enjoyed the class.
take this class!
Thanks, Dr. Hubbard!!
Great class, and fun!
Glad I took this class!

Amy Hubbard: COMG470, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: COMG 470 - Nonverbal Communication Crn (Section): 88411 (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  
3.38 25 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 10 (40%) 10 (40%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.4 25 0.5 Freq(%) 15 (60%) 10 (40%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 22 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 20 (80%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 23 (92%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
her knowledge of the subject
It is very helpful when the instructor is well prepared and organized. I like that she is always ready and enthusiastic.
That she understood what she was talking about therefore it made it easier for her to share what she knows. Having the ability to share relative information about her life as well made learning very interesting, also. She was also helpful with answering questions if we ever had a difficult understanding a certain subject or theory that was being discussed in the class.
Dr. Hubbard is one of the best (if not the best) professor I have ever had. She never makes you feel stupid for asking questions and answers them all to be sure you understand before moving on. Some professors value time and "covering everything" more, but Amy cares more that you understand everything in class, which made this class so much more enjoyable.
She is very knowledgable in NVC and has a real passion for the material. She works hard to make her classes go smoothly and get the most out of a short time. She is a very skilled teacher.
She was very prompt in returning emails
Dr. Hubbard made herself very available to her students and kept to her syllabus very well. Her enthusiasm inspires me to continue on to a Master's degree in Communicology.
Good explanations of class content, very detailed.
She was very willing to meet with the students outside of class. She answers emails quickly and makes the course fun and relate able.
She made learning fun with interesting topics and great activities/game. I never missed one of her classes! Awesome!
Her lectures were very engaging and the topics were interesting. I love her teaching style and felt that coming to class was enjoyable.
She really knows her material and does well in explaining it to the students.
She's a very dynamic professor who tailors her lectures to be relevant, interesting and interactive. Her enthusiasm keeps her students engaged in activities, and as a result they learn and retain more information. It was a pleasure to be in her class.
I think she was able to explain class material very well and she was able to give good examples. Also she is humorous, which makes the classes fun even though it's a 1:15 hours class.
Amy Hubbard impressively organized this course in a clear and effective manner. She fostered respect for the course and for her as an instructor by sticking fairly to outlined policies, and she made everything (resources) readily accessible to students through laulima, in class/person, through email, and as outlined in the syllabus. She presented the material in clear organized PowerPoint presentations (which are helpful for taking notes), while also utilizing videos, iClicker quizzes/surveys and activities, class discussions, and interactive activities (which I didn't often feel like participating in but nonetheless it kept me attentive). She really knows how to engage the class, and from her behavior it is clear that she pays attention to the class morale and adapts her lessons and delivery as appropriate. She also is meticulous, and grades assignments thoroughly and continually assesses individual student progress. Overall she is a highly qualified and respectable professor with a talent for engaging instruction.
She is very concerned with making sure people understanding the course material.
Passionate, knowledgeable, and understanding. Great professor.
I feel that everything was valuable and helpful. Amy Hubbard is an amazing teacher and I would suggest my classmates to at least take 1 course with her.
Amy Hubbard was very approachable, which allowed me to ask questions or go to her office when something was unclear to me.
Detail oriented and passionate
her enthusiasm
Amy Hubbard is very enthusiastic and knowledgable about all aspects of the class. There was never a question I had that she could not answer and/or back up with a study.
She explains the topic very clearly. Gives great examples and visuals. She is also very enthusiastic and happy. She is very friendly and easy to approach when asking for help. She is always willing to make an appointment to meet up and help outside of class.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no comment
None.
Amy uses powerpoints effectively, but her lectures are interesting and she uses a lot of examples. She also does a lot of class activities when they can be used to explain topics.
Only suggestion is to give out final and midterm study guides earlier. it is very difficult to compile and memorize the material in such a short time for some students.
Make the group project and individual project
I have no suggestions for improvement, this course was amazing. And even though it was the most difficult COMG course I've taken, it was all worth it for what I got out of the class.
Spoke to quickly. Tried to cover too much content over a short amount of time. When it came to exams it was an information overload.
Maybe a little more of a review on the study guide. It is overwhelming.
Dr. Hubbard talks a little fast but students can record the lectures just in case if they need.
A difficulty with this course was the completion of the semester long group project. While a group project is appropriate for this particular class (interpersonal communication students should practice working communicatively with others), group projects in general are problematic for many students across courses. Much of the time a few group members are stuck with the bulk of the work at the last minute when peers fail to contribute their efforts. As a result a piece of work that is supposed to represent the comprehensive body of knowledge the student has gained over the semester ends up being a hastily-compiled piece of work not worth scholarly attention. If students are given less group work, they are able to more individually and fully focus on their topic of interest and produce quality work. I still feel that group work can be effective and is important, but it should be re-allocated within many of the UH Manoa courses of study.
Creative class homeworks which would help us get ready for the final video project.
None.
None.
Address some concepts in the text more.
n/a
less material to cover
Shorten the study guide. The study guide is 100 questions and is very hard to study everything.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
organized, knowledgeable, competent
enthusiastic organized fair
Energetic, High-spirited, and Outstanding
Funny, intelligent, kind
Accomplished, Supportive, Personable
Organized, Friendly, Fair
Very competent.
Fun, energetic, organized
She is awesome!
Fun knowledgeable passionate
Fun, innovative, creative
Dynamic. Organized. Fair.
Humorous, smart, organized
Meticulous, Animated, Quirky
Organized. Friendly. Excited.
Passionate, knowledgeable, and understanding. Great professor.
Animated. Goofy. Knowledgeable.
Friendly and knowledgeable
Detail oriented, fun
enthusiastic, fun, perfectionist.
Bright, smart, charming
Happy, enthusiastic, and professional.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 25 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 18 (72%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 25 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (44%) 12 (48%)
24. Other comments:
I like that there is one packet to print out per semester with all homework activities in it. It makes it easier to follow instead of having to track assignments down one by one.
wonderful class and teacher.
See you in the Fall for Graduate School!!!
Lots of paper wasted because we needed to submit two copies of everything, also depended mostly on group projects and expected students to spend money on their products. I cannot deny that professor Hubbard is definitely an expert in nonverbal communication.
What an amazing professor! Such a smart, interesting and lovely person!
Thank you, Dr. Hubbard! :)
Keep up the great work!
Although she has high standards, she doesn't make it impossible to meet them (e.g. she gives out a lot of opportunities for extra credit) and is a fair grader.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
None.
n/a
Dr. Hubbard is one of the best professors that I have had. Her exams are just very hard and require you to really study and understand the concepts.

Amy Hubbard: COMG381, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: COMG 381 - Interpersonal Relations Crn (Section): 78503 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.18 34 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (18%) 16 (47%) 12 (35%) 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  
1.79 34 0.41 Freq(%) 7 (21%) 27 (79%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 34 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 33 (97%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 34 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 31 (91%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 34 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 32 (94%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 34 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 28 (82%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 34 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 32 (94%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 34 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 3 (9%) 29 (85%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 34 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 31 (91%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 34 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 30 (88%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 34 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 30 (88%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 34 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 27 (79%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 34 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 31 (91%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 34 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 3 (9%) 27 (79%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 34 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (18%) 2 (6%) 26 (76%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 34 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 30 (88%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 34 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 32 (94%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 34 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 32 (94%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I found that giving examples about the material and relating it back to our every day life made it more interesting to learn.
I clicker
Seemed personally vested in the work she presented.
She was kind and very understanding. She also seemed to enjoy teaching the subject and knew a lot about it.
The slides
This class was my favorite class this semester. I enjoyed Amy's teaching style and her energy every class. She always seemed excited about the topics she taught and always tended to her students when they didn't understand.
Dr. Hubbard was very well versed in the subject matter and presented it in a very entertaining and interseting way. I really enjoyed her lectures becasue she was able to relate the class material to things that occur in our daily lives.
The in-class activities made the topics we were discussing clear and easy to understand.
She made class very, very interesting and relative to life. She made the class lively and entertaining. Creating various examples about the main concepts made it much easier for me to learn and recall the concept. As she was enthusiastic about the class, I became enthusiastic too. You make the classroom setting feel comfortable. She connects to her students in the classroom and outside of class.
She was able to keep me engaged throughout the class. It's not just because I enjoyed the material, Amy made it easy to learn the material because she did a great job teaching/explaining.
The Lectures
She knew what she was talking about.
I appreciated Dr. Hubbard's ability to explain concepts in a basic way, and Dr. Hubbard's examples of the concepts helped me to understand the relationship between the class concepts and real-life scenarios.
She is very enthusiastic about everything, it makes you want to learn from her and also makes the material easier to understand.
The most valuable thing about amy is that she is very enthusiastic, which keeps you engaged and interested in the class.
She's always upbeat in class, and this is the only class that I have never fallen asleep.
Her enthusiasm while teaching always helped to make the class excited about the material as well. She always used very practical examples that we could all relate to which made it easier to understand the concepts that she was teaching rather than remembering definitions out of a book.
She makes the classes very interesting and insightful. She makes you want to learn the content she is teaching.
She made everything interesting and made everyone feel comfortable sharing their ideas and experiences.
Dr. Hubbard is a very knowledgable in the course and brings not only experience to the class but also insight and makes the class very fun and interesting.
she is so enthusiastic in every class session. she is so fun to listen to and she motivates me to learn and be successful in her class.
I liked how she is always there when you need help. She is very opened minded to any questions that I may have and she just makes me feel like know matter how hard the work is, I can do it.
Everything.
Found that her passion and energy made the class a lot more enjoyable which ended up making learning the material that much more solid.
I like the feeling of the professor enjoying teaching a course, it makes the class more enjoyable. If I didn't understand a concept a term she gave me examples that helped me better understand the material.
Dr. Hubbard's enthusiasm and knowledge really helped inspire me to want to learn the course objectives.
she's enthusiastic
Awesome teacher easy to talk to and ask for help
She knows her material very well and I felt that she would always make sure we had everything covered before the exam.
She is very personable during her lectures, and extremely friendly inside and outside of class. She is more than willing to help you out, and definitely rewards the students who put effort into participating and doing projects/homework.
She made class fun and made it very engaging. She made the material relate to our daily lives, making it interesting.
Dr. Hubbard always has a smile on her face and always has a positive attitude. She is very enthusiastic in her lectures. She gives great examples to help you better understand. You can always ask her questions if you are unsure about something. She communicates well and emails you back right away. She makes class enjoyable.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Dr. Hubbard's teaching style is fantastic! I love how she uses activities to get the main idea of the material. It helps me understand the material in another level.
None
Nada.
N/A
Study guides are not clear.. Would be nice to not have test that I could know that it was cover and I understand..
I didn't enjoy having 5 point papers versus having it worth more in the class
For the group project, I would suggest having a group chose a group leader to mediate decisions in the group. This will more accurately reflect the real world in which a project leader is always assigned.
N/A
I don't really have any suggestions. All that I have to say is that I thought watching video clips, having iClicker questions, and various group discussions were very helpful to me as I learned about the material. I know that I learned a lot from this course.
She forces us to put literally EVERYTHING in the front of the class and i think that's a bit extreme. If Amy catches someone teaching, she should just automatically fail them. I felt that she didn't trust me.
More review of previous material.
Nothing
It's good how it is
none
N/A. She's perfect as it is.
The textbook is a little dry...if there was something more exciting, that would probably be helpful.
There are no suggestions.
Expectations for papers and projects could be explained more clearly.
She can make her test more light, her study exams especially more light. Overall she did lighten up a lot fromt her nonverbal communication class thank god but her test are still very insane.
Nothing to improve on, she is animated and keeps the class entertained the whole time.
Her tests are way too hard, only because she's very strict about what we wrote down.
the book seemed to have nothing to do with the lectures. The lectures are not organized at all in relation to the book, like the stuff that is covered in one slide show isn't all in the same chapter in the book. the study guide is a lot more complication than it should be. lectures should be coordinated with the chapters in the book so its easier to study.
Your tests make me want to kill myself!! not really but it's annoying getting good grades on home work and projects and then knowing the material but not doing well on the tests and with that being the majority of your grade you end up failing
Maybe assigning a T.A. to her class so they can help us more outside of class like a study session before the class.
Sometimes your exams are a little too rigorous professor!
I understand that she couldn't be here in November because of a conference, but I felt like there wasn't the same depth to the material like there was for the first half of the semester (before the midterm)
n/a
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Enthusiastic. Understanding. Helpful.
Intelligent, Friendly
Bubbly, eccentric, iClicker
Charismatic, knowledgeable, caring.
Nice, smart,
Energetic Knowledgeable Friendly
punctual efficient knowledgable
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Prepared
enthusiastic friendly intelligent
EXCITED. ANIMATED. ORGANIZED.
Friendly, Knowledgeable
Nice, Professional
Energetic, intelligent, meticulous
Quirky Fun Funny
enthusiastic, organized, fun
Perky, helpful.
Fun, friendly, excellent!
Enthusiastic. Knowledgeable.
up-beat, enthusiastic
Charismatic, caring and knowledgable!!! =)
enthusiastic, professional, engaging
Friendly, Intelligent.
Knowledgeable, Energetic
Energetic, honest, passionate
hard, strict, happy
Enthusiastic and relatable
neurotic, energetic, happy
easy going nice helpful
passion. professional.
Kind, Smart, Dedicated
Enthusiastic, articulate and organized.
Friendly, happy, and personal
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 34 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (26%) 25 (74%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 34 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 12 (35%) 19 (56%)
24. Other comments:
None
Nope.
N/A
Study guides are not clear.. Would be nice to not have test that I could know that it was cover and I understand..
Really liked Professor Hubbard as a teacher. I heard of her as the infamous instructor in the comg department and am glad to have finally had her as a teacher.
Thank you Dr. Hubbard
Truthfully, I always looked forward coming to your class. You made it very enjoyable and you made me feel comfortable. Your study guide is very long, but everything on the study guide was important to take note of for the exam.
Don't base grade on attendance.
Thank you Dr. Hubbard for a wonderful semester. I learned so much from you and I truly feel you are one of the best professors at UH-Manoa.
Dr. Hubbard is the best teacher I have ever had. All classes are boring compared to hers. She is a good teacher because she sparks the class's interest which is what a teacher is supposed to do. She always comes into class smiling, so it makes us in a good mood to learn. She also is very sociable, which makes the class have a good atmosphere.
Dr Hubbard is again one of the coolest communicology teachers out there. She makes learning the material super fun and enjoyable but at the same time I still think her test are insane. She did actually lighten up on the exams way more then the non verbal class that I took with her but still if I were to ask anyone about Hubbard every says she is one of the best teachers but her test are stil insane. I did enjoy every moment with her as a teacher and he class is just so fun that I actually look forward to class every week.
Dr. Hubbard is one of two of the best teachers I've ever had at UH Manoa. I've been here for 4 Years now and being a senior, I've had a number of teachers, however, Dr. Hubbard is one of those rare teachers that knows her stuff and knows how to teach it. She is the only teacher though that I enjoy spending every minute of in class because its so FUN. I never thought I would have FUN in a class in college because of all the teachers I've already had, but Dr. Hubbard broke that streak this semester. She's the best!
Very good teacher, really pushed me!
Professor Amy Hubbard is best professor.
One of my favorite and best professors so far.

Amy Hubbard: COMG472, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: COMG 472 - Deceptive Communication Crn (Section): 79492 (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  
3.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 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  
1.25 20 0.44 Freq(%) 15 (75%) 5 (25%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 15 (75%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Hubbard was very knowledgeable and was able to convey messages in ways that were easy for us to understand. She also made the information very interesting, making it easy for me to follow along in the class.
Dr. Hubbard's classes are difficult. If one is an "A" student, they will get a "B", and so forth. However, the learning opportunity is worth the trade off in harsh grading.
The way she teaches makes learning interesting and fun.
She seems well-versed in teaching. She is friendly, open and personable.
She's very excited in teaching Deception that it really helps the students think more about the topics.
Really friendly and made the class fun. Always excited to go to class
I really like how she makes the material interesting and how she asks questions to get everyone involved.
Dr. Hubbard was able to present the theories and concepts of deception in multiple ways that were both informative and entertaining. I really enjoyed that she didn't just stick to powerpoint slides, but varied the material with multimedia and guest speakers.
Having taken Dr.Hubbard for other Communicology courses in the past, I appreciated her consistency in always being well-prepared with her lectures and course content, dressing professionally, while also being friendly and approachable. Her enthusiasm for the class content motivated me to actively participate in class as well as see her during office hours to discuss in more detail about class material, etc.
Teaching style and amount of work
She is very passionate about teaching her students the subject matter. In turn, the students seemed passionate to engage themselves in their learning.
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Her knowledge about Communicology and her effective teaching style.
Most valuable would have to be all of the content about deception. Amy Hubbard is most helpful in the sense that she is willing to repeat explanations if a student doesn't understand.
Friendly and open to discussion.
She makes every class I take from her interesting and exciting. She makes me want to learn to get good grades in her class, because she is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Amy has expertise in her subject and is adept at explaining complex ideas.
Amy has one of the best teaching methods I have ever experienced. Technically, it is still called a "lecture," however, Amy makes lectures fun and interactive. She is always open to other people's opinions and is always willing to take that extra time and step to make sure a student understands the content. Amy explains the content so well that it's nearly impossible for one to not understand something. That's how good she is at teaching. And I also loved that we had entertaining guest speakers for this class.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The only suggestion I would have is making an option for the final project/paper as an individual work.
n/a
I like Dr. Hubbard as a professor but not the way she teaches. She comes off as contradictory. She is always smiling, which one would attribute to having easy exams but that is not the case. Her exams are long and tedious. She has a certain reputation within in the COMG dept. being known as the most difficult professor. I'm not saying that it is entirely her fault but she could ease up on her exams. I feel that I struggle to complete it within the time allotted. She may come off as intimating at first but I have learned to enjoy her as a professor. I still do not enjoy exams. I also have difficulty completing the review sheet. 88 questions (I've heard they were more in the past) to study is not something to mess with. For me, 50 questions is manageable. 88 is nearly double that amount.
MORE CANDY!
None
Class is an A+
N/A
Perhaps not so much reliance on the iclicker questions to factor into our overall grades. It was sort of a hassle to always remember to bring my iclicker with me to class in order to get attendance and participation credit for the day.
I wish to have learn more on detecting deception. How people to detect me on deception
Small assignments included on the syllabus schedule.
Textbook is hard to read
None.
Is currently fine the way it is.
None.
Amy doesn't need to make any improvements. Her teaching method is perfect.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Interesting, intelligent, and organized
Effective Memorable
Enthusiastic, passionate, organized
enthusiastic, welcoming, too happy I can honestly say that I have never met anyone like her. I don't mean to offend but she seems too happy for some reason. She also appears closed as a person (e.g., keeping her facebook private, not answering simple questions like what movie theatre she goes to, etc.).
BEST TEACHER EVER
Friendly, funny, awesome
Best professor
Professional, enthusiastic, engaging
Friendly, approachable, and enthusiastic.
Happy, Smart
Passionate, Knowledgeable, Engaging
Friendly, Smart, Enthusiastic
Intelligent, caring, and fun.
Funny, enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Enthusiastic. Intelligent. Lawful.
professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Perfect, Amazing, Wonderful
Bubbly, Professional, and Understanding.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
24. Other comments:
I enjoyed this class a lot.
The text book Deceptive Communication In Human Interactions is a keeper.
I hope she takes these comments into consideration for her future classes. Albeit, she is a strict grader and her exams are tedious, students still enjoy having her as a professor. If her exams were easier, I would think more students would enjoy having her. She does have some weird mannerisms (e.g., waving hands in the air when class is done, always smiling, etc.). Thank You Dr. Hubbard for teaching COMG 472. It was a long and hard-fought journey to the end. I tried aiming for that A but as long as I pass your class, I am good. This was the first time 472 was officially taught as a class. If this class is taught again the future, the professor who is teaching it, whether it is you or some one else, can learn from us "the guinea pig class" and implement some better changes to the curriculum. I did like those guest presenters. I would say I enjoyed Chris the Magician more so than the lie detector expert. It was informative, nonetheless.
MORE CANDY FOREAL
Need to keep the deception class
Looking forward to Grad School :)
Amy is an amazing teacher.
Best Deceptive Communicology class I've ever taken.
my only complaint is that the text is so expensive.
Best instructor at UH.
This course was one of the most interesting courses out of all of Communicology for me personally. It was just so captivating and stimulating to learn about deception, something that is looked down upon in society.

Amy Hubbard: SP381, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: SP 381 - Interpersonal Relations Crn (Section): 85228 (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  
3.37 35 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 14 (40%) 16 (46%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 35 0.49 Freq(%) 13 (37%) 22 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 35 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 33 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 30 (86%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (29%) 25 (71%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 35 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 34 (97%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (23%) 27 (77%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 35 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 32 (91%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 29 (83%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 29 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 35 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 32 (91%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (86%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 35 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (23%) 25 (71%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 34 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (24%) 8 (24%) 18 (53%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (23%) 27 (77%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 35 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 31 (89%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (23%) 27 (77%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Very interactive during class and makes it very easy to listen and learn.
She was friendly and approachable and knew how to answer all questions in clear, precise ways. She made the expectations clear in the syllabus and made the class interesting and relevant.
She is very enthusiastic. Class was never boring. Lectures were well organized and I like hearing insights from others when she asks for examples or questions and comments throughout the lectures. They help me understand the concepts better and in a different way. Dr. Hubbard goes into the material in depth mentioning studies that are interesting and personal experiences that make the concepts more relatable. I like how she is always positive and encouraging to students. She is very respectful of others opinions and values others comments on the subjects.
GREAT professor. I actually enjoyed coming to class. Discussions were great, made me want to participate in class
She was very knowledgable on the subject and gave great examples that were relatable to each student.
She presented a lot of good material that supplemented information from the book, and chose good relevant and interesting assignments.
She uses class time very effectively and course material is presented in a good way.
She was always available in class to answer a students question before moving on to new subject material. I think she made all of us feel welcomed to participate and ask questions.
her enthusiasm and way of involving the class made it a lecture class that i wasnt almost falling asleep in halfway through.
What I found most valuable and helpful is that she allowed us to fully understand the course material, as well as each lesson that was taught. What I found most valuable is that her teaching style always engaged me into the lessons, and she made the class very interesting which is very important when it comes to learning.
I enjoyed how she wanted the class to interact with each other.
She was very energetic.
Amy Hubbard's enthusiasm and variety of teaching methods were most valuable.
Examples help me to understand concepts better. And the projects were beneficial as well.
very friendly, easy to ask those questions people might think are "dumb"
1. Amy treated all students with respect and her Iclicker questions kept the students involved in class.
Her professionalism and enthusiasm for the material made class fun and interesting and made me want to go to class
communication ability
Enthusiastic, clear, lots of examples
When a professor is as passionate about what she is teaching, as Amy Hubbard is, you can't help but learn!
-she was enthusiastic about course content -she presented in fun ways, using videos, pictures, relevant examples, iclicker questions
Enthusiasm.
Dr. Hubbard was very organized and makes her lectures interactive, which really helps with retention.
Provided a very detailed syllabus that gave students what is to be expected of them. Very cheerful while teaching.
She is very enthusiastic about the class and made it fun to learn
The examples that Dr. Hubbard used to explain terms were extremely helpful. She was able to relate everything we covered in class to us personally. Loved it!
Even though some of the material was hard, Hubbard was engaging and helped students learn the material in a relatable way. Her energy kept the class attentive.
I fully enjoy Dr. Hubbard's teaching style. Her lectures are very interactive and kept the students attentive throughout each class.
Hubbard provides a engaging, entertaining, and educational environment that makes learning easy and information retainable. The lectures given are useful, applicable, and relevant to everyday life. She is also funny, well-dressed, and easygoing.
she loves the subject so it makes it easy to understand!
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Have more tests during the semester, so the points dont lie heavily on these.
Give the study guides out earlier. Coordinate with other speech professors so that projects and midterms aren't all on the same day. Allow in class work time for projects.
Study guide could be more organized and on powerpoints have a reference page we could make to book.
It was difficult to keep up with the notes by hand and notes are quite essential to do well on the very heavily-weighted, challenging exams.
I think if we could have more time to take better notes. At times we do fly by the material.
Can't think of anything. She is good.
There is none. I enjoyed it very much.
Maybe go into depth on the lectures and readings (elaborate more).
She is very good!!
There is a lot of course content to comprehend and lectures seem to occur rapidly. I think more review time either after a lecture or an additional session before exams would be helpful.
The projects were fun but it'd be better if they weren't too time consuming and theyy can be worth less points as well.
n/a
1. More group work- it allows the class to get to know each other.
I would limit the amount of group papers. Everyone is too busy to met and it is very stressful.
no improvement required
Shut up the misogynists. Everyone is entitles to an opinion but not when it's blatantly disrespectful to half + the class. It didn't facilitate an open environment. (That's not your fault of course).
It's great! I would love to space out the tests more though instead of just having two! There is a lot covered for each test.
-tons of info to learn and remember -hated the group projects, please take them out or reduce the amount of group projects
Recapping material.
N/A
I feel the power point slides should contain more written content instead of being used solely for teaching purposes. That way it can serve as additional notes for exam preparation or for when students missed class. Clicker sessions should just be removed quickly and replaced with group discussions or simply incorporated into the lecture w/o the use of clicking & guessing the answer.
i feel she goes over concepts really fast and speaks really fast so it hard to write as fast as she talks
I can't think of any! It was great!
Her testing methods are not effective. She requires students to study 80-100 questions just for a study guide, when they could have been shorter. The completion of her projects already show students' knowledge of the material, so her tests don't have to be that extensive.
Please do not make the study guides for the tests/midterms so long! Study guides with over 100 questions is quite an overload of information for the students.
While I value my peers' opinions and thoughts, sometimes they are not always pertinent to the discussion topic at hand. I find it can be very tedious listening to irrelevant comments when class time is so limited.
She speaks too fast and sometimes loses the students
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Energetic, well-spoken
Organized, energetic, knowledgable
Enthusiastic Thorough Knowledgeable
AMAZING PROFESSOR KNOWS HER STUFF
Passionate, Kind, Knowledgable.
amiable, energetic, and intelligent
knowing and friendly
Enthusiastic, intelligent, and pretty.
happy, enthusiastic, energetic
Energetic, Enthusiastic, Eager
Friendly, awesome, intellectual
Excellent
detailed energetic intense
Lively and Intelligent
enthusiastic, peppy
1. Many different outfits
Professional Enthusiastic Well dressed
amazing, professional.
Enthusiastic, concise, clear
Enthusiastic Funny Lighthearted
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, little bit crazy
Very very enthusiastic.
Organized, dedicated, friendly :)
Enthusiastic, thorough, and knowledgeable.
enthusiastic, hard exams
Intelligent, Prepared, Passionate
Upbeat, Approachable, Intelligent
energetic, knowledgeable
Friendly, energetic, professional
Bright, charming, and full-of-energy!
funny, happy, excited
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 35 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 14 (40%) 20 (57%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 34 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (12%) 16 (47%) 13 (38%)
24. Other comments:
One of my favorite professors I've had even though the class is challenging. Part of the reason I've decided to become a speech major.
Overall very interesting course. I learned a lot about the subject of Interpersonal Relations. Dr. Hubbard is an excellent instructor.
My only favorite class this semester
I find that the text book is written in an unorganized way.
She deserves a raise!
Love Dr. Hubbard's class!!!!! Amazing!!
thank you!
My favorite teacher at UH
Every professor at UH has let me down in term of academic expectations except Amy Hubbard. Please ask her to provide communication workshops for the rest of the university. This seriously needs to be adressed...
Class projects were not exactly related to course goals, it was a free for all- pick what you want, etc. Fun though.
I really enjoyed your class!!
-class always went by fast because she made it fun and entertaining -please do away with group projects
Mahalo for a wonderful semester Dr. Hubbard. I'm looking forward to Grad-school :)
It was fun to be in the class I feel i learned alot of information however she expects far too much our of her students
This professor is awesome. She is a tough grader but this not only prepares you to do well in her class, the structure is conducive to taking things from this course that are applicable to achieving success in life! Thanks Dr.Hubbard! : )
This is the only class this semester that I actually enjoyed attending. Excellent class!

Amy Hubbard: SP470, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: SP 470 - Nonverbal Communication Crn (Section): 86586 (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  
3.4 42 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 18 (43%) 19 (45%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.39 41 0.49 Freq(%) 25 (61%) 16 (39%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 43 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 39 (91%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 43 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (19%) 34 (79%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 43 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (19%) 34 (79%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 43 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 9 (21%) 31 (72%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 43 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 40 (93%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 43 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 35 (81%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 40 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 37 (93%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 42 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 6 (14%) 35 (83%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 43 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (12%) 37 (86%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 43 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 2 (5%) 7 (16%) 33 (77%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 42 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (17%) 35 (83%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 43 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 10 (23%) 32 (74%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 42 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 11 (26%) 29 (69%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 42 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 7 (17%) 33 (79%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 43 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 39 (91%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 41 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 4 (10%) 36 (88%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
high energy class kept attention of students
-enthusiastic
She's very knowledgeable on the subject material, so if a student doesn't understand, she has other ways or angles of explaining the concept.
Dr. Hubbard is every engaging in her lecture. I love her mix of real life examples, exercises and theory.
Dr. Hubbard is the most enthusiastic teacher that I've ever had, and we would all be getting our moneys worth at this university if every professor taught like Dr. Hubbard.
I like how she uses a variety of teaching methods to explain class material. I wasn't sure about the class until the semester began. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she demonstrates her knowledge in ways that are applicable to everyone. I appreciate that she is organized. Also, appreciative that she posts her powerpoint notes on Laulima. It makes it a lot easier to prepare for class and feel certain about the readings that should be done prior to class.
Displays exceptional enthusiasm on the things she teaches
Allowing us to get involved in group discussions and allowing to hear what other students wanted to say.
Dr. Hubbard is always very prepared for each lesson. She creates an environment for her students to be challenged and excel in their educational endeavors.
She is thorough in presenting class lectures, presented the material in a way as to engage my undivided attention for the hour and fifteen minutes of class time, twice a week, and - yes, when I recall Communicology Department, she definite pops up in my head of noteworthy professors.
Her enthusiasm for the course material was contagious.
She is great.
She was wiling to go out of her way to help me regarding even things unrelated to her class material!
Dr. Hubbard exhibited a very comprehensive knowledge of the field. She was also extremely helpful in her office hours. Her course content was structured and we never wasted class time.
She keeps class fun and interesting. She is very funny and makes the material very easy to relate to.
she is very nice
I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Hubbard's teaching and lecture style. Her classes are both interactive and fun, keeping students attentive while learning quite a lot.
The study guides and the fun secret passwords for extra credit.
Her requirements for projects were specific, which helped students understand exactly how she wanted the assignment to be done.
NA
Excited about the topic!
The instructor's wealth of knowledge
The sessions when I met her outside of class for our group projects. We really got a sense of where to go from these meetings.
Her knowledge of the subjects she teaches is so vast that any problem or misunderstanding you might have with the course work she can diffuse immediately.
Dr. Hubbard is an amazing lecturer. Sheâ??s dynamic, always willing to engage with students during class, and demonstrates concepts and gives examples which are humorous, memorable, and easy to understand.
She is very friendly and easy to talk to. Almost brings her self down to a college level mentality. Easy to relate.
Wonderful and brilliant!
She knew the course material like the back of her hand. This helped us when we had hard questions about the course content.
Professor Hubbard is one of the most dynamic instructors on the UH campus. The amount of material she covers in class is sometimes overwhelming, but her enthusiasm for the the subject (as witnessed in every class lecture) makes up for it.
She is very friendly and approachable. She makes the content interesting and fun.
easy to talk to and very helpful when you need it
She is very enthusiastic, funny, and has great class exercises.
Amy was really approachable and easy to talk to. Amy knows her material really well and is able to explain/break something down till it makes sense.
Dr. Hubbard's comprehensive knowledge of the course matter and her ability to clearly explain difficult concepts and drill knowledge home, not only through repetition, but also through relevant exercises make her a valuable and helpful teacher.
She is really bubbly and friendly. It's easy to go up to her after class and talk about any issues you may have.
Her examples of terms were easy to follow because she relates these concepts to everyday life situations.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
-more info on slides of ppt -less group assignments
Very context heavy. Might lighten the context load!
just keep doing what you are doing Professor.
None.
I found myself having a hard time keeping up with the lectures in the way they were structured. Important definitions and examples were spoken only verbally, and she moved so quickly that it was hard to get the important information down. Even having read the book, and reviewing my notes (which I take pretty meticulously) I still had missed the 'key concepts' that were found on the test. I felt that I had a firm grasp of the study guide, and still got a low C on the exam. I don't know if anyone else had this problem, but perhaps writing the definitions on the slides for in class (and omitting them from what she puts online) would help?
more information on slides, i didnt learn well from her powerpoints
I would suggest shortening the study guides for the midterm/final. They were quite long and excessive. So probably in the future, working on consising the study guides for students would be extremely helpful in their studying.
Give time in class for the project and explain the project a little more, make it a little less costly, and give more options
Her study guides and exams did not have to be so long, especially for students taking two of her classes. It is a lot of material to study for. Also, her projects for her classes were due around the same time, which is unfair for students.
NA
She speaks too fast!
Hmmm...less iClicker maybe? (Takes up a lot of time)
Maybe a more structured rubric for the project, not just a paragraph. Sometimes the chart version is a little more eye pleasing and easier to understand exactly what was required.
Not so long study guides :)
This class requires a semester-long group project and, on the first day, she specifically instructed students to NOT work with people they already knew. Despite this, the vast majority of students paired up with their friends and formed groups from the very first day. That made it extremely hard for non-majors or new majors to break into the already established cliques. And God forbid you should be stuck in a group full of non-majors who are only taking the class for â??funâ??. This is a senior-level class and when the going got tough, a lot of my teammates stopped putting in the required effort. I didnâ??t feel like I could talk to Dr. Hubbard about my situation because I felt certain that I wouldâ??ve gotten a response along the lines of, â??You knew what you were getting into.â?? The group project also didnâ??t teach me much, aside from where to find the best deals on printing and how to order around people. This class requires a fairly substantial investment of money to meet the requirement of having a professionally printed manual and materials. I feel like that shouldâ??ve been more explicitly stated at the beginning. The exact project requirements were also rather nebulous, since they change slightly depending on what exactly youâ??re doing. While this might be fine if youâ??re doing the more common topics, but once you start going down the path less traveled, youâ??ll almost certainly be emailing her every week asking for confirmation on everything. I wouldâ??ve gotten a lot more out of the class if it were taught more in the style of a seminar with exams and/or quizzes in place of huge projects.
None
Lots of content and some of it is not well represented on the exams. Some items on the exams are not thoroughly explained in class and seem like a minor detail. Other things that are explained in depth and are repeated aren't on the exam.
I loved it all.
Professor Hubbard's teaching style is "on point". She knows her audience and how to keep them captivated. My only suggestion for improving the course would be to ditch the group projects. Students should be responsible for their individual learning and assessment. Group projects facilitate shirking.
make more deadlines for the semester project to eliminate procrastination
We cover A LOT in VERY LITTLE time. Maybe explain things slower or emphasize important points that will be tested often.
I honestly can't suggest much, except releasing study guides for exams a little earlier!
The project was very vague. If the rubric was more structured, it would be easier to have a sense of direction.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
patient kind clear
knowledgeable, high pitched voice, enthusiastic
Energetic, enthusiastic, prompt
Enthusiastic, upbeat and engaging.
Enthusiastic, Caring, Knowledgeable, Awesome
Knowledgeable, Interesting, Motivating
Enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable
Energetic Understanding Strict
Professional, hard-working, intelligent
Proficient - Professional - Proactive - Productive - a Pleasure to finally take a class by her!
comfortable, open, engaging
Awesome, cool, great
Charismatic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable
Knowledgable, Passionate, Organized
Smart Funny Nice
Nice, intelligent, happy
Friendly, energetic, knowledgable
Bubbly, intelligent, kind
energetic, knowledgeable
NA
excited, funny, smart
Smiley/Knowledgable!
-Enthusiastic -Phenomenal Teacher -supportive
Energetic, patient, and humorous.
Rigorous, entertaining, knowledgeable.
Happy, Intellignet, friendly
Brilliant and stern.
Happy, Intelligent, and Enthusiastic
Professional Energetic Knowledgeable
Fun, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable
Energetic Friendly Knowledgeable
Expert, Intelligent, Funny
Happy! Knowledgeable!
Charismatic and Knowledgeable
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 43 0.72 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (26%) 31 (72%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.51 43 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 5 (12%) 7 (16%) 30 (70%)
24. Other comments:
Love taking courses offered by Amy Hubbard!
Dr. Hubbard deserves a raise!
I think everyone should take at least one class from Dr. Hubbard!!!
I extremely got my money's worth for this class, maybe because it was a 470 level, but definitely in my top five of challenging classes I have taken in my academic career here at UHM.
I enjoyed this class immensely. I will be taking two courses from her next semester and I am looking forward to them very much!
The in-class activities were awesome! Especially the ones where we were supposed to identify age, nationality and language. I wasn't very good at it, but it was a really interesting component for the class!
this class was very challenging and stressful
I hope to take a class with Dr. Hubbard again in the future.
NA
One of my favorite classes so far in my college career.
Nonverbal Communication was a pleasure taking!
The good project is a great application of class content.
Group projects are terrible. It's so hard to work with people who don't want to do the same amount of work as you do.
Enjoyed the class
Amy is so enthusiastic and a big ball of charisma that it is hard NOT to come to class or study.
Excellent course; excellent instructor.
Professor Hubbard is such a happy person to be around. She made a dull subject very interesting to listen to! I would take a class from her again! :D

Amy Hubbard: SP381, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: SP 381 - Interpersonal Relations Crn (Section): 73383 (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  
3.33 46 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 21 (46%) 20 (43%) 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  
1.76 46 0.43 Freq(%) 11 (24%) 35 (76%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 46 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 10 (22%) 35 (76%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 46 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 11 (24%) 34 (74%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 45 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 1 (2%) 11 (24%) 31 (69%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 46 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 14 (30%) 28 (61%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 46 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (15%) 38 (83%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 45 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 11 (24%) 29 (64%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 46 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (20%) 37 (80%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 46 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 12 (26%) 33 (72%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 46 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 13 (28%) 32 (70%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 46 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 2 (4%) 13 (28%) 30 (65%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 46 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (28%) 33 (72%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 45 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (11%) 15 (33%) 24 (53%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 46 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 17 (37%) 24 (52%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 46 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 16 (35%) 28 (61%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 46 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 10 (22%) 35 (76%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 46 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 2 (4%) 10 (22%) 33 (72%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Amy's knowledge of the material and enthusiasm was the most valuable and helpful aspects of her teaching. She seems excited when teaching and engages us.
Dr. Hubbard was very knowledgeable about what she was teaching. I really liked how she went over important things that were in the book, but a lot of her teaching was information that we couldn't find in the book, but explained it better than the book.
she has some interesting stories about doodoo and shishi...
The tests were valuable because they forced me to focus on the content of lectures.
Being enthusiastic about subject matter helps keep students engaged and wanting to come to class.
Her extensive knowledge of the subject.
Examples for concepts learned in class were good enough to give us a bit of understanding in certain contexts
She really cared about what she was teaching and wanted the class to learn
Dr. Hubbard is an excellent professor who shows clear understanding of what she is teaching. Fast paced, but will slow down for any student who needs help.
She presented the course material in a way that was fun and interesting. I especially enjoyed her little in-class activities. Since I am a Communications major, this class proved to be one that I will surely remember and incorporate in my life overall. Because her tests were surely difficult, it pushed me to study harder than usual... I appreciated that because of the extra motivation to earn the best grade possible.
She was very knowledgeable on the subject and found ways to entertain the entire class to keep our attention.
She is a very nice teacher, and cares abut the students.
new and interesting information about all sorts of relationships and especially romantic ones.
The most valuable aspect of Dr. Hubbard's teaching is the enthusiasm she exhibits in her lectures. She is always very excited about the concepts she covers and does a phenomenal job at keeping the students engaged and interested.
powerpoint slides, iclicker participation, videos/movies/study guide
She presented material in a way that related to me. It just make things a lot easier to understand.
Everything. I love her!
Clear and direct teaching style
Iclicker questions
She took time to personally answer any and all questions students had and listened attentively to all comments that students gave.
Knowledgeable about course content. Passionate about teaching and subject.
Dr. Hubbard consistently makes class interesting. You can tell by sitting in her class that she is very passionate about the subject matter and she is eager to encourage students to feel the same way about the material. Instead of just lecturing during class, Dr. Hubbard creates interactive activities for her students to not only get them involved to participate, but to enrich the education that is being delivered. Her class projects, assignments and lectures center around our own personal interests, which makes me interested in interpersonal relationships at another level. Dr. Hubbard doesn't only stick to one learning style approach; instead she uses a variety of ways to get our attention, which motivates her students to learn.
Her ability to relate topics discussed in class to our lives
She has so much enthusiasm that makes the content more interesting and exciting.
The way she explains the theories was super helpful.
Classes are always interesting and has people getting involved. It made learning fun and made you want to come to class. Amy Hubbard also is available to help and is very helpful when needed too.
She has a very energetic teaching style, so her lectures are always entertaining.
Group discussions and activities were my favorite things about class. The topics covered in this class are very interesting to begin with but Amy presents the material in a really efficient and interesting manner.
very professional yet fun
She keeps the class going, never boring or dull
I found Professor Hubbard to be extremely friendly and helpful towards her students. Out of my three years attending college, this course was by far my favorite and she was my favorite instructor because she demonstrates a great atmosphere in her classroom where students like myself actually wants to learn.
She had a good, positive attitude toward teaching. Made me want to come to class. Having the power points online
Her insight into interpersonal relationships
How she interacted with everyone (40 students) in the classroom. How she explained the material by using real life situations really made it easier to understand. She's great with interactions and has students voluntarily participate in class. She also gives extra credit to her exams
The most valuable thing about Amy Hubbard would be her teaching style because it keeps the class lively which leads to their participation. She doesn't undermine anyone's opinions but helps them understand their point of view.
Is extremely knowledgeable and excited about every lecture, which made going to class really easy and fun!
Amy always shows a lot of enthusiasm and uses the class time very efficiently. Her teaching style makes class fun and her examples are very useful.
Able to explain concepts
All requirements for class projects and assignments were clearly laid out.
She is easy to talk to and wants to help you succeed.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Amy could move a little slower when teaching. Sometimes she gets too fast (probably because of her enthusiasm and excitement for class).
no group project please. dont make it so obvious that you are actively listening, sometimes when you are actively listening you kind of interrupt and misinterpret stuff
The book seemed irrelevant to the course. I did not buy it, and seemed to get along fine. Papers need to have rubrics for point distribution. Without a rubric it seems that the professor would have a hard time defending grades. There must be a clear explanation for a 77 on a paper verses a 78. The student should clearly be able to recognize this without reading between the lines of "this is a really good paper". Without a rubric a student may feel like papers have been graded based on opinion.
Dr. Hubbard is extremely fast-paced in both her coursework and teaching style. She covers a lot of ground and doesn't slow down.
I think a rubric should be implemented for homework assignments and projects versus basing points, given or deducted, for components of the assignment you feel are thorough or insufficient. There's an overview of what we should include, but there is no point system specifying where points are awarded. Also, material covered in the text should be mentioned in the lecture so we know what information in the text to make a note of.
having clearer notes... more definitions
Perhaps slowing down speaking/lectures in general. Lectures covers too much too fast, not impossible but I think all students would have a fully better understanding if she spent more time lecturing less work.
This course was packed with loads of information and our class met 50 minutes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That being said, I felt as though her lectures were really fast and I would often feel rushed when jotting down notes. One time in particular, a student even had to ask her to slow down her rate of speech. Perhaps for future students, this class should only be scheduled two days (such as Tuesdays and Thursdays) so instead of 50 mins, it's an hour and 15. I'm aware that overall it's still 2 and a half hours per week, but I feel as though the instructor wouldn't feel as rushed to give lectures if time weren't so short. This has nothing to do with her teaching methods, just time. I have no problem with the way she taught this course.
I feel that the exams cover a little too much content. Memorizing many lists is kind of pointless and not very effective.
More clarity for exams
There are no suggestions I can make for improving the course or Dr. Hubbard's teaching style/methods. All of Dr. Hubbard's students recognize and respect that she ALWAYS puts an incredible amount of time and effort into her class. So although her classes have a reputation of being demanding, she comes highly recommended for any student who desires to gain a wealth of knowledge from one of the best professors within the whole University of Hawaii system. Dr. Hubbard does everything within her means to provide the best learning environment and appreciates and rewards the hard work of her students.
maybe for the breakup song presentation, be more specific (more details) as to what is expected...maybe show examples as to what you want to see to get a good grade!
She goes through the subject matter a little fast.
She is great!
Dr. Hubbard tends to talk really quickly when she gets into a grove. Maybe just slow down a tad.
The notes should include more from the book
More time to cover all the course content. :)
Dr. Hubbard's exams are very challenging, so maybe creating a way to give pointers,helpful tips or example essay questions beforehand that will allow us to understand how to tackle the exam in a better way.
slow down talking sometimes
Amy has a tenancy to talk way to fast. Because her exams are filled with terms and definitions, it would benefit the students if she SLOWED down. Less group time during class would be beneficial. These breaks are unnecessary and distracting. College students do not need to break into group discussion every 15 minutes. Lastly, drop the group paper. Putting five different minds and writing styles into one paper is often a disaster.
I wasn't a fan of the text book. It was hard to find certain concepts and very long chapters with long paragraphs. Also she talks fast so sometimes I would write concepts down but they would not stick in my head.
If there were to be more live examples of showing what we've learned rather than strictly being tested on it, it would've made the class much much better.
Slow down a little. It's funny how she gets excited and starts talking really fast though.
i didnt like how we were tested on things on the book that werent covered by lecture.
None
N/a
Time management, a lot of time too much talking over the time when class was suppose to be done
I heard a lot of my peers complain that she is to critical a grader.
The exams were a little tough and there was too much information to retain.
I have had this professor in a previous class and find no discrepancy in her teaching style and methods. They work well and have been proven. The projects are highly affective on your grade.
None
Sometimes there will be random homework assignments that are not listed in the syllabus. Even though they were easy to complete, I can be difficult on people who are hard pressed for time.
None
Perhaps slowing down on explaining the material covered, or cutting down on the topics or subjects covered. Sometimes it is a bit overwhelming.
I think they break up songs analysis project should NOT be a group assignment or should be optional as an individual or group assignment.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
AWESOME TEACHER! <3
Knowledgeable and energetic
eeeeeeeee, smiley, lol
enthusiastic intelligent (by-the-book) one word
knowledgable fair
Intelligent, Enthusiastic, Spastic
tedious, energetic, over-analytical
Peppy, excited, knowledgable
Understanding, compassionate, enthusiastic.
Energetic, knowledgeable, and humorous.
Energetic, Enthusiastic, Helpful
Happy Kind Entertaining
informative, energetic and fun
Hard-woking, well-organized, inspiring
friendly energetic knowledgeable engaging
Funny, Eloquent.
Fun, Knowledgeable, Great Teacher!
Clear, engaged and friendly
extremely enthusiastic
enthusiastic, comfortable, charismatic
Organized. Knowledgeable. Passionate.
friendly, understanding, encouraging
energetic, enthusiastic
kind, enthusiastic, professional
BEST TEACHER EVARGH!
Entertaining, helpful, fun
Passionate Knowledgeable Patient
Energetic, funny, quirky.
professional, nice, knowledgeble
Energetic, Friendly, and Fun
Bubbly, energetic, enthusiastic
Friendly, Flexible, Fair.
Happy, positive and learns the names of students
competent knowledgeable
Enthusiastic, Intelligent, Kind.
Energetic and Really Smart
Best teacher ever
Bubbly, efficient, knowledgeable.
Very nice and easy to get along with
Clear, Understanding
Nice, funny, entertaining
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 46 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 2 (4%) 12 (26%) 30 (65%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 46 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 3 (7%) 15 (33%) 24 (52%)
24. Other comments:
very good teacher :]
Group projects do not access group work. In actuality they access how well one or two people can do an entire project. Is that what you want to know? A defense may be that there are evaluations. Do these evaluations do anything? I do not understand why professors assign group projects. Instead of five person groups, consider doing pairs of people. This way work can be distributed more equally. Five people cannot write a five page paper that is at the college level. I took a Group Leadership class over the Summer in the Speech Department. My professor shunned group work...for a class about group work, this should say something. This class was insightful.. I had a closed mind toward relationships upon registering for the course, and now my mind is even more closed.
I am planning on taking her Non-verbal class next semester.
None.
She never wears the same outfit :)
For the group project at the end of the semester, she should not have a group member evaluation. Although this seems to be a fair way to give everyone in the group the grade that they deserve, I believe that it may harm an individual. I had given my group members ideas and suggestions and said that I would help finalize the paper but then they asked what grade I had gotten from a previous paper and I was told that they wanted someone else instead. I felt that I had given a honest effort in trying to contribute to the group but was singled out and was told that a group member thought that I did not do anything. Of course I could not contribute as much as I wanted to if I kept getting shut down and told that someone else is going to do a certain part of the paper.
Dr. Hubbard exemplifies the essential skills needed to achieve success not only in school, but in all facets of life.
great class, great teacher, learned a lot!
Amy Hubbard is a great professor. I have already recommended the class to some of my friends. She explains things easily and gives real-life examples to support the research in the texts.
really enjoyed this class!
The tests were very off putting. Her standards for papers are not concise
The text book was rather dry reading.
Dr. Hubbard is probably the best professor I've taken at UH. She is always well prepared and the most organized. I would recommend her to any student.
I really enjoy taking classes from Dr. Hubbard. She is an excellent instructor, the only thing that I have a extremely difficult time on is her exams. For her exams, it's important to know everything, even the material outside the study guide, including the textbook. However, it is worth it to take a class from her because she challenges you in ways that push yourself to go above and beyond.
Other comments:
Too much of our grade is ridden on a test, but it was still an awesome class.
Group papers are really difficult because most times people don't put in work and it's left all up to one or two people. It's good to have them though because it teaches us how to work in groups in the real world.
She made coming to class enjoyable and the class period just flew by. I learned a lot from this class as well as about myself. I really enjoyed her as a professor because of her bubbly personality.
Keep up with your teaching methods! They're great and really got everyone in class interesting. The exams are tough but the material and how you present them really balances out with the exams :)
This class was by far my favorite class taken at UH
None
Thanks for an awesome semester.

Amy Hubbard: SP781, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Communicology
Course: SP 781 - Seminar in Relational Comm Crn (Section): 79048 (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  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 7 (78%) 2 (22%)
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 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
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%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The way course readings were integrated from beginning to end, and explaining how the theories and concepts related to each other.
Amy is accessible to students even during last minute notifications. She is very helpful and explains everything thoroughly.
Her feedback about my performance as a student - very constructive and motivating. And, although at times the work attached to this course seemed overwhelming, I can confidently say that this class taught me more material and improved my abilities as a student more so than any other course I've taken as an undergrad or grad.
This class was extremely well organized. Anything I was unclear about, Amy was right there to help me gain a better understanding. I would recommend any of her class to everyone looking to get there moneys worth in college. You will come out of the class with a sense of accomplishment. I always enjoy Amy's energy in class and never feel that I am bored in class. Thanks for a wonderful semester!
The significant time that was allowed for class discussion provided us with the opportunity to voice differing opinions, critically analyze the content, and propose new theories. This was very valuable!
She gave us informative and clear feedback to our presentation and weekly assignments. Such feedback is valuable to me. I think I was able to improve my presentation and writing based on her feedback.
Her depth of knowledge was amazing. She would have complete grasp of the theory and methodology behind ALL the readings. Not most, all of them. Not only that, she knew OTHER research that informed the current material--along with THEIR theory and methodology. Astounding.
She was Amy Hubbard
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Sometimes Amy is very intimidating so it scares students a little bit. People might anticipate speaking because of it.
- Review assigned readings the day they were due...going over articles that were from 2 classes ago took up time and was too difficult given the amount of readings assigned each week.
I wish I could offer some constructive criticism, but honestly this class is very well organized!
The weekly readings and writings were informative and invaluable, but they accounted for 75% of the coursework in hours while only being worth 10% of the coursework in points. I feel that they should be worth more points so that there is a greater feeling of justification for the time spent.
I loved her teaching style. One thing is that I felt sometime overwhelmed by a lot of weekly readings and writing discussion questions to each of them. At one point, I felt that I might be able to absorb the reading materials better if there were less readings. However, thinking from now, I am glad that I was exposed to a lot of reading materials. This helped me learn how to read articles quickly yet efficiently.
The activity where students were filmed and "interrogated" was a little off- putting, I think. Definitely inventive and even useful--but slightly abrasive. Perhaps some forewarning or other semblance of informed consent could be gained before repeating it. I'm also a little wary about so much emphasis being placed on the class research project. A failure of the project suggests failure of the class-- which is not necessarily in the control of the students. We shall see.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable, available, intense
Enthusiastic, intelligent, personable
Enthusiastic, understanding, and demanding (in the best way!)
Wow I have 2500 characters to write two or three single words... Ok. Amy is a Caring, Thoughtful person. Very Knowledgeable about the course work and materials. Enthusiastic!
Organized, professional, well-informed
To the point Efficient Helpful
Rigorous Intelligent Polite
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
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%)
24. Other comments:
the amount of course readings was overwhelming, however, the content was fascinating
Discussions during class were very helpful! Amy made sure all students grasp the concept before moving on to a different topic! She is a great teacher! I learned a lot from the deception course!
Thanks again for everything you helped me accomplish this semester!
I hope this class remains a staple of the program. I dare say I have learned more in this class than in any other class in the department.

Amy Hubbard: SP395, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 395 - Research on Speech Behavior Crn (Section): 89178 (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  
3.71 21 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 15 (71%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.11 19 0.32 Freq(%) 17 (89%) 2 (11%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (100%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (100%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (100%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (95%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 18 (82%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (100%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Her personality.
Amy is there to help any student with whatever they need, she is very patient with all of her students.
Professor Hubbard is an amazing educator. She is very clear and communicates the course material with a lot of enthusiasm. Her positive attitude is infectious. It is obvious that she puts a lot of effort into organizing her lectures, assignments, and exams. Her integrity goes unmatched! Professor Hubbard's work ethic is OUTSTANDING. She motivated me to go beyond simply completing the assignments and strive for excellence. I have not met many other professors with her caliber of professionalism and dedication to each and every one of her students.
This is my third course with Dr. Hubbard and what is most valuable about Dr. Hubbard is her ability to make the course material interesting and easy to understand. Dr. Hubbard is extremely helpful and is open to questions.
The fact that she knows all the latest research and answered all of our questions to the best of her knowledge (she pretty much knew every answer to our questions) and the fact she was available for help outside of class time made this class an enjoyable one.
Group work done in class to better understand concepts
very helpful and enthusiastic about the material
Lectures were great, kept attention. Guest speakers aided to what we were learning and were interesting. Dr. Hubbard is always enthusastic and shows that she loves what she is doing.
You can tell that she really loves teaching the material =)
Wonderful professor- I would highly recommend her.
Her lectures are very interesting, easy to listen to and cover a lot of material.
I valued your knowledge. You were so helpful in providing clear information regarding the resources available to do well in your class. (Ex. Use of office hours, making appts with you if we can't make office hours, etc. Also, the trust you gave to borrow the brand-new camera to record the deception experiment. Mahalo)
She is very enthused and knowledgeable on the topic.
Very prepared, organized, clear with instructions, and helpful. Also, Amy asks questions that encourage students to engage in critical thinking.
she is the best teacher i have ever had
She is the most enthusiastic, well informed and challenging teacher I have had while at the University of Hawaii. She makes her classes fun and interesting with dynamic activities and class work, yet still maintains a professional and highly challenging curriculum.
She always takes the time to explain difficult concepts in a way that everyone will understand. She is really passionate about teaching and that encourages us to be enthusiastic as well.
Her willingness to use every type of technological tool available in order to show us the varying degrees of deception that occurs in our every day lives. Also her willingness to help any student if needed.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/a
I think Amy does a great job with teaching, but could improve on giving more precise instructions for projects.
N/A
I like how are her classes basically have the same standards. The group project though was a bit difficult but it was her first try in trying to set up a class research project. But she had everything ready and made changes when needed so it was fun and enjoyable to do.
none
EVerything was great how it was, wouldn't change anything
none
I like the way the class is structured in style and organization. Sometimes we cover a topic too swiftly- it would be more effective to have a review and bridge ideas from topic to topic.
I can't think of anyway she could improve.
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no comment
I have no suggestions as she is an amazing teacher.
I would suggest listing all assignments on the syllabus, not just the big ones. That way everyone will know exactly what is due for the next class. I would also suggest more tv/moive clips opposed to full length episodes.
I have no suggestions
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21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Sweet and charming
Friendly, Great teacher.
encouraging, hard-working, and respected
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, and Interesting
Knowledgeable, Funny and Charismatic
enthusiastic, organized, nice
Giggly, Enthusiastic
organized smart funny
Intelligent, Enthusiastic, Caring
Enthusiastic, Exciting, Knowledgable
Engaging,knowledgeable,amicable.
Professional, interesting, smart
Intelligent, driven, generous
smart & pretty
Organized, friendly, helpful
amazing teacher
enthusiastic, intelligent, caring
passionate, understanding, insightful
Friendly, Enthusiastic, Brilliant
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
24. Other comments:
Enjoyed the class, but did not really like the projects. The debate was good except I didn't feel like any of us knew what we were doing, and the research project was a little difficult trying to get friends to deceive other people on one particular day.
I think Amy Hubbard deserves a raise! :)
N/A
I AM SOOO SAD I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE ANY MORE OF HER CLASSES! Dr. Hubbard is a rare to find such a great teacher and I am truly grateful in having her as a teacher these past 2 years. =)
none
THe readings and lectures were interesting and good, projects were fun and helpful. Learned a lot from this class. I would definitely recommend this class and Hubbard to everyone I know.
I loved this class!
Although I think the world of her as a professor, this class is a lot of hard work. My only criticism is to reevaluate the course load. Projects serve their purpose but having too many can do more harm than good in terms of learning the material in application. The tests are tricky enough! I'm sure other student share my sentiment. I enjoyed learning about deception!!! I'm a more skeptic consumer because of it.
I had a great time in this class. I have loved all the classes I have taken with Amy Hubbard.
Thank You for really asking to know our thoughts.
Great instructor!
Thank you for the best semester and years at UHM.

Amy Hubbard: SP470, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 470 - Nonverbal Communication Crn (Section): 87619 (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  
3.23 44 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (14%) 23 (52%) 14 (32%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.56 43 0.5 Freq(%) 19 (44%) 24 (56%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 43 0.64 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 40 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 42 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (12%) 35 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 43 0.75 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (19%) 33 (77%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 44 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 8 (18%) 32 (73%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 44 0.62 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 42 (95%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 42 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (12%) 35 (83%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 43 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 41 (95%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 43 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 6 (14%) 35 (81%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 43 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (12%) 36 (84%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 44 0.72 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (11%) 37 (84%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 44 0.92 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 34 (77%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 44 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 5 (11%) 36 (82%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 43 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (23%) 32 (74%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 44 0.67 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 38 (86%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 44 0.64 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 40 (91%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 44 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 4 (9%) 38 (86%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I felt that Amy was very helpful in every way. She was always willing to take time to answer our questions and her examples and activities helped to explain what she was discussing. I also like her exam study guides a lot because they are very specific and help us know what will be on the test.
She was friendly. She had great activities in class to illustrate course concepts.
Professor Hubbard is very enthusiastic about the contents she teaches in class and I enjoy every last second of it. Thank you!
Dr. Hubbard really works extremely hard to put in the time and effort to teach her students in a beneficial way. You can tell by her examples and activities in class that she tries her best to make sure that her students understand the material by relating the concepts to our own personal lives. I feel the energy that she brings to class not only motivates me to learn, but it also pushes me to be the best I can be. As a student she has really made me realize how far I can go and what I am capable of. Amy is an excellent teacher and I think her method of teaching is what inspires me to succeed.
Her enthusiasm. It is very refreshing to see someone truly enjoy what they do. I hope that when I found a career, I am as passionate about what I do as she is.
shes always willing to answer questions and works very hard
Your teaching method goes beyond the tests you give. They were hard ass tests! They pushed you to think beyond what the book covers. But as you said after the first midterm, it is what you LEARN what matters. Not just the letter grade earned. I am grateful to you for offering the opportunity to re-do some of the questions we missed on the exam. The in-class activities, outside of class experimentation with strangers and using the iClicker was cool. All of this aided the real-world application of what we were learning and what you were teaching.
She has a friendly vibe, and she knows a lot about nonverbal communication especially when we ask her questions about the concepts in class.
I loved how she was so enthusiastic about the course material. It really helped the learning process.
Lecture and interpretations of meanings. She was really good at explaining things so it's easier to understand and remember. Good energy in class, makes you want to stay longer.
She was very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and was extremely well prepared for every class. She knew exactly what she wanted to do and how she wanted to spend the time. She had a very good command of the class, even when having us move around and perform various tasks. I am glad I am a Speech/Communicology Minor because I think that some people would not be as comfortable performing some of the tasks.
The activities that Dr. Hubbard included in her lectures made things a lot easier for me to understand the concepts/material.
Amy was very friendly and she spoke to us in a way that brought her down to the students level. It was a effective way to break the barrier between student and teacher.
Her availability and quick responses to emails and meeting requests. She also spoke loudly and clearly and did fun hand motions to keep us engaged.
Always organized, professional, and enthusiastic about lecture! It was always pleasant! Although the course was tough and challenging, I enjoyed it! She's an awesome professor that really knows her stuff! I also appreciated how she would take the time to make sure that you achieved understanding about the topics that were discussed. She would put the context in relatable situations! Class was always interactive and I really informative which I love!
Shes great
Amy Hubbard's enthusiasm was by far her best quality of teaching.
great at teaching, very friendly, and great knowledge of material
very knowledgable. she explained the material in depth.
I really enjoy Professor Hubbard's teaching style. Her class is one that goes by quickly because she makes the course material fun and interesting. I think her examples that she provides and the way she gets her students involved in class discussions are really helpful and allows eveyone to better understand the course material. She also has a clearly optimistic and enthusiastic personality, which keeps the class more interested in what is being taught.
she genuinely wanted to be there and wanted us to understand and comprehend the material and you can see that through her teaching
She knows what she's talking about and very excited to teach it.
enthusiasm and ability to make the class lively by using in class participation and reenacting the theories taught in class.
Great professor.
Her enthusiasm for her job and the content makes you WANT to go to class and learn
Everything she is the most awesome teacher I ever had.
she explained the material really well
Dr. Hubbard presents her material in way that is interesting and easy to understand. I really enjoy her class.
She is extremely organized, which helped me understand the material a lot better because my mind wasn't all over the place. She is truly an amazing instructor who is passionate about the courses she teaches. Her power points are also very helpful. It makes it a lot easier to follow along with lecture.
She is a very approachable teacher because she's really nice, but she means business
she was willing to help
She uses a lot of example and does at least one exercise per chapter to help aid the learning process. Instead of always just lecturing, the student interaction helped me learn the concepts in new and different ways.
Engaging; ties in a lot of outside (really useful) activities to complement what we were learning about in class...makes learning exciting.
She was very enthusiastic in her lectures and overall she is a really good teacher specifically for this subject.
Her knowledge and skill of teaching us by effective ways so that I can apply it to life.
I found it most helpful that Amy Hubbard goes in depth on the material and is willing to give a clearer explanation on something that we do not understand. She understands the point of view of the students and works from there for us to come into a mutual understanding.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I liked the fact that she engaged with our class very well. She made the material relevant to our daily lives and she was very enthusiastic about the topic. The i-clicker definitely helped us in gauging how well we knew the material and it was motivation to come to class. Activities during class was also very helpful because it was applied and we saw it in action. I enjoyed coming to her class everyday, but it was hard to pass her tests. I feel that majority of her test questions came from the book and if that was the case, she should have spent more time about what was in the book than what was gone over in class. It would feel a little more fair if that was what we were mentally prepared for, especially when it comes to tests. I don't think it was fair that more than 50% of the class fell below the C curve.
The only thing I would change is to maybe have two midterms instead of just one. There was a lot of information to remember for the midterm and final and would have been a little better if they were portioned out more.
There's nothing to improve.
The content covered in the tests are very specific, maybe if it were made a little more general, it may be better. Although, I do believe the make-up recovers for the lost points.
Dr. Hubbard's tests are very challenging. It is something that you definitely shouldn't take lightly at all. Although you think you know the concepts, it's important that you understand them to the best of your ability. I think giving the study guides from the beginning of the semester would be helpful to students because that way they can fill it out each week as we go along with the concepts, rather having to do the entire study guide the week before and having to re-read the chapter or go back to find the concepts. This way students can start studying from the beginning. Maybe even providing examples of what to expect on the exam as far as fill in the blank, short answer or essay questions would also be helpful.
Although I thought the tests were very difficult, I appreciated her option of re-doing some of the questions we may have gotten wrong to boost our grade a little. I also really liked the I-clicker class participation...It made everything more hands-on.
Please stop other rude students who talk when YOU are talking. I don't get where these assholes think that just b/c they sit in the back it gives them a license to hold an all-out-class-length conversation competing with the professor. They don't even make the attempt to whisper. I turned around and asked them to please be quiet b/c I couldn't hear you. Well! I was given the look of death when it was THEM that were being rude! And this isn't the only class I encountered this situation. It happens in all of my classes at UH. It's like there's no respect for the professor or fellow students! It's very annoying and I think that the professor should be the one to shut them up. Interestingly enough, none of the professors would say anything and it's not like they couldn't hear them.
I think she has integrated a lot of past suggestions because I don't have anything in particular that should have even more improvement.
Less material to memorize for exams. Study guides were a bit long and hard to retain ALL information.
I think having 6 people for the group project is too many people. It's hard to truly divide the work equally and it's easy for some group members to kind of get away without doing as much work. I think the maximum amount of people for a group should be 5 instead of 6. The group project turned out as I wanted it to, but it is a bit daunting. I think it is very crucial to really know that you have a group that has somebody who can work with media (i.e. video editing) and others who may be more inclined towards researching. It is difficult to find a balance, so I am glad that we had the 'speed dating' day to discover who we could have in our group. I also liked the deadlines that were proposed for the project; maybe make the manual due sooner so that we know how to incorporate it well into our video and presentation later. Over 100 items on the study guide seems a little unfair. While there is certainly plenty of topics to cover, that makes it very difficult to really grasp a breadth of topics. Also, it is very difficult to do the readings when there are various little assignments and then the group project. Overall, I feel that this class was too demanding.
I really enjoyed our semester project, but I thought that the required material that we needed to hand in became quite expensive.
Amy's teaching style was very unique to me and I appreciate everything about it. Job well done.
I felt that the field work and in class assignments (ie video watching, pairing up to do things, etc) were extremely fun, and the powerpoints were filled with fantastic examples/stories/discussion. But, not a lot of that was seen on the mid term. Other classes I have had are taught straight from the book and is exactly what shows up on the exam, or is straight from the lectures and is what shows up on the exam. I felt this class's exam wanted us to make the connections between the two which is a little difficult as seen in the mid term grades. I feel that even if the power points were straight from the text book it would be extremely interesting and informative.
lose the project
The amount of material covered in tests is quite a lot, but of course it can be completed and studied. The study guides being given out with plenty of time ahead of the test would be helpful. We would then have enough time to really study the material instead of memorize and forget shortly after.
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I really don't have any suggestions of improvement. While the semester long project was somewhat stressful because of how many points it is worth altogether, I thought it was a great way to get the class more involved in the course material and in the end, was greatly beneficial.
Our first exam's class avg. was below a C. She showed how everyone did and basically half the class got D's and F's. She did not curve it, but made a assignment of picking 5 questions to do from the test to help out test scores. Even though we were offered the 5 questions I don't believe it helped that many students including me. I also think limiting her study guide questions of like 130 to just a basic outline would help the class do better on exams.
Make your midterm not so complicated. If most of your students either get a C or D or F then its saying that your test is either to hard, or to long, or your wording is to difficult. I don't understand why teachers make test so hard and so difficult to understand.
get your students a little more prepared for the tests
Dr. Hubbard's class is challenging, especially because a lot of the information on exams come not only from the class lectures but from the textbook as well. The amount of information is overwhelming - I did the study guide, went to every class, and read all the required readings, yet I had a difficult time with the exams. Perhaps having two midterms instead of just one would make it a little easier for the students. Her semester project was also very demanding considering that not all of us are good with making videos. Other than the video part, the project was okay.
I think her teaching style is awesome, the exams are extremely difficult though. It almost makes you discouraged. I've been learning so much in this course, but I feel the exams are so difficult that i feel defeated.
provide study guide for exams a little earlier than a week before
breakdown the material better, there were so many questions on the study guide (300) and only fifty on the test...im sorry but thats pretty rediculous.
Posting the lecture notes and power points online. She speaks very quickly and its hard to always keep up with every word she says. Posting the power points would definitely help students remember what was said in class and help them study for the tests as well.
Having only one midterm and one final is rough; a lot of in depth material to be covered was a little rough. In my opinion, possibly having 2 midterms and one final makes for a more manageable load.
Overall I have no complaints about her teaching style whatsoever. Her energy is great and I learned a lot. I think she's a wonderful professor. However, the project was very time consuming and difficult to do with such big groups. I felt like there were a lot of requirements and restrictions that made a simple concept for the project seem very tedious and difficult. It made things a lot less fun. I would also say that the tests are very difficult. I've taken speech classes with challenging tests that prove I've studied the material and understood it. It's difficult for even the people who understand the material to do well. There's a reason why only 1 or 2 people did very well on the tests. The expectation level of understanding everything is too high.
There is a lot of material in the class to uphold. The slides could give a little more information.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
QUIRKY AND ENTHUSIASTIC
Organized and knowledgeable
Organized, enthusiastic, sanguine
Fun&Happy.
intelligent, approachable, devoted
Enthusiastic and intelligent
organized clear knowledgeable
"3 P's"
friendly, intelligent, professional
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, prepared
Enthusiastic, Good communicator and well organized.
local, enthusiastic, perky
intelligent, enthusiastic
FUN and FAIR.
Effervescent, auto-pilot
THEE BOMB!
Unique, energetic, passionate
fun, engaging, energetic
fun, knowledgable, thorough.
Enthusiastic, Cheerful, Helpful.
energetic and academic tough
cute, cool, smart
Passionate. Nice. Intelligent and well-knowledged.
enthusiastic professional credible
Awesome, nice, helpful; The way she just explains everything I really look forward to going to class every Tuesday Thursday.
crazy, fun, exciting
Energetic. Enthusiastic. Helpful.
organized, intelligent, passionate (about teaching)
energetic, enthusiastic, tough
energetic, ...
Energetic, intelligent, interactive.
knowledgeable consistent challenging
Energetic and wise.
Knowledgable
Energetic, Fun, and Challenging
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 44 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 8 (18%) 33 (75%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 44 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 3 (7%) 15 (34%) 24 (55%)
24. Other comments:
I learned a lot in this class. The handouts and class activities were fun and kept our attention.
I really enjoyed taking nonverbal communication from Amy Hubbard. Although her class is tough, she is an excellent teacher and is a great example of how other professors should format their classes. Her teaching style is very effective and enjoyable for students. I think she should be teaching other professors on how to better teach their students with her methods.
I would strongly recommend students to take this class regardless of their major. The content is so interesting and you learn something new everyday...the things you learn are things you can take into your life long after you take the class.
Enjoyed this class.
The professor gave a fair warning at the beginning of the semester that this course will require a lot of time. As a graduating senior who is taking only 4 classes including this one, I still felt this was the hardest, most demanding class I have ever taken in my 4 years at this university. To do all of the work for the group project and then keep up with the readings and the class material is very difficult. Perhaps at the very least the project should be worth more than just 30% of the final grade. I spent way more time on the group project than studying for any one exam (both the midterm and final were worth 30%). I think it might be more fair to make the project worth more like 40% and the exams worth 25% each. I can see the flaw being that if somebody received a poor grade on the group project, it would really set them behind. However, this might also encourage people to really devote time to the project. Despite all I have said, I do feel I have learned from this class. I just wish it wasn't as trying to be able to learn the material.
Over all fantastic class!
Thank you for being so dedicated to helping students learn. There are a few professors that genuinely care about the subject and students they teach. I always looked forward to attending class! you really challenged and help me to grow as a speech minor and person! THANK YOU!
feels that the project was unnecessary n that the exams covers too much. i rather take 3 exams that cover less material than 2 exams that cover alot.
I learned a lot from this course and really did enjoy it.
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I honestly felt that this was one of the best classes I have taken thus far at the University. Professor Hubbard was very clear with the content given and although there is a lot of material to cover for the exams and the semester long project, I feel that this class is very interesting and I would recommend it to others as one to take.
She's an awesome teacher and I plan to take more or even all classes with her if possible. But just her midterms are so difficult. I wish she could make it more fun in a way we can show what we learned.
Her grading is very difficult, but I've learned so much from this class and I truly enjoy Amy's teaching.
the syllabus is difficult to follow, I was never really sure what was due unless she said it before class. Again tests were rediculously hard and preparing for them was even worse. So many questions to understand, and there were only two exams. if she broke them up, yes there would be more tests but there would be less information that we would have to study and know.
Definitely learned a lot of valuable material that can be used in all aspects of life! Being aware of self and others makes for becoming a better communicator!
The materials learned are great for outside use. However, the exams are extremely difficult and are not curved. This is a class where it really tests you're knowledge. I would say that there should be some sort of teacher's approval to get into this class as it's very challenging. I wouldn't suggest this as a class to just get by in.

Amy Hubbard: SP381, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 381 - Interpersonal Relations Crn (Section): 73648 (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  
3.53 45 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 18 (40%) 23 (51%) 2 (4%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.63 43 0.49 Freq(%) 16 (37%) 27 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 44 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 40 (91%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 45 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (16%) 38 (84%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 44 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 3 (7%) 40 (91%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 45 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (18%) 36 (80%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 44 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 41 (93%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 45 0.75 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 4 (9%) 38 (84%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 45 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 41 (91%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 45 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 2 (4%) 42 (93%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 45 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 40 (89%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 45 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 6 (13%) 38 (84%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 43 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 3 (7%) 39 (91%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 45 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 4 (9%) 38 (84%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 45 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 7 (16%) 34 (76%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 45 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (18%) 37 (82%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 44 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 40 (91%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 42 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 4 (10%) 37 (88%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She was clarified theories, terms, and concepts in a way that any student would understand. She answered all questions asked by students while being aware of amount of time allowed for class sessions.
She was always in a good mood, and able to communicate class topics effectively.
Dr.Hubbard excels at teaching and makes the material so easy to learn. This just may be the most life altering course I've taken!
everything,,,,,,,very exited about what she teaches
Prof. Hubbard poured much time and effort in every day's lesson. She was interesting to listen to and presented compelling content.
Although Amy is a tough teacher, I find that her classes are more valuable to me than other courses, I always learn something new in her classes, and work hard to make sure I understand everything she gives us.
She seemed to have everything memorized. She never had to read notes or anything. She's a teaching MACHINE. She somehow managed to memorize everyone's names without asking us within a few weeks...
Even though she mostly just lectured the whole time, she made the lectures interesting and funny.
She seems very passionate about her job.
She really engages the students into the lecture, including the use of iclickers and discussions. It was very effective in keeping us interested in the material, which makes us want to learn it even more.
friendly, approachable, kind, nice, knowledgable
she has a great attitude when teaching and giving lectures in class.
She always has high energy and knows her subject well.
Amy Hubbard is very enthusiastic and organized which makes it easier to understand the material.
Thourough in the teaching material.
She will take her time to explain a concept better.
her enthusiasm made learning the material more enjoyable
It is very easy to ask for help because she is very friendly, nice, and really makes you feel like she wants you to do your best in the class.
Dr. Hubbard knew how to keep the class involved and kept our attention very well. She always included practical application to the information she was teaching us, and she encouraged us to give personal examples to our classmates to see how the concepts related to real life.
Her attitude towards the class and the material.
Dr. Hubbard teaches this course in a refreshing manner. She encourages students to come to class and take notes by not adding the valuable information in her handouts. She uses TV shows, movies, and songs as examples to further elaborate her lessons. She also is willing to help out students when they need help by offering study sessions for exams and always being available through office hours, before and after class, and email.
Her lectures are always worth going to and making participation a part of our grades.
At the beginning of each class, she goes over the main points that was discussed in the previous class. the topics that were the more difficult to understand, she spend more time discussing and answering the questions we had. By splitting the semester into 3 sections made it easier and less stressful to study for her exams.
Her lectures are so interesting. She makes great use of class time. I never missed a single class because I enjoyed them so much.
She is always willing to help. I never hesitated to ask her for assistance in anything. Thank you.
Break-up songs project was a lot of work, but so much fun. I learned a lot from that and had a great time!
she was very knowlegeable about the course subjects. she was very helpful outside of class to help me understand the concepts better.
She teaches the course content by keeping the class involved using the iclicker and other creative techniques like group work.
The subject matter was immediately applicable to my real life. However, I was only able to truly realized how applicable it was due to Prof. Hubbard's extraordinarily structured teaching style. Every class felt full of content and I'd feel bad if I had to miss a class because I'd think, "oh no, I'm gonna miss out on taking some valuable notes!" I usually don't feel that way about my notes for other classes.
she keeps the lecture very interesting.
I found that it was very helpful to have the study guides for exams, and that Professor Hubbard knew the course material thoroughly. It also helped that she turned the class into an enjoyable experience. =)
How optimistic she is!
Dr. Hubbard was very thorough and understood the course material very well. Any questions that were asked were quickly and easily answered by her. She was also a very efficient grader.
She is a fair grader. She helps people understand the material in a interesting way. She takes the time to make sure everything is okay.
Available to talk to and answer questions. Doesn't make me feel stupid when I answer a question.
Use of the i-clicker was good. She knew a lot about off topic questions. MAde it seem she just knew everything
The examples she gave of each communication theory. The fact that she holds such high standards, motivates students to put forward their best efforts.
Lectures were clear and kept attention, not boring. I really enjoyed the projects and how it incorporated what we were learning.
i like how she puts her pp online
She always made the class interesting, fun, and useful in real life so that I felt I was actually able to learn something.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Quizzes throughout the semester would've been helpful for the students to keep up with the material. Other than that, the amount of work given was moderate and not overwhelming. Although our reading assignments were listed in the syllabus, oral reminders on what sections to read in the text would've been helpful.
Make the actual class powerpoints available through Laulima for studying.
NONE
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I think that she could improving, by grading a little different, I find that sometimes no matter how much works goes into the project it may still not get the grade I feel that I put in. And maybe slowing some of the course down, there is a lot of information and sometimes when we move so quickly its hard to retain the information.
No movie analysis. That wasn't fun.
Perhaps, she should be more prepared for class and troubleshoot any media on the classroom computer ahead of time so she wouldn't have to push back certain parts of her lecture to another class.
Sometimes Amy speaks WAY too fast. Many times in class, I was literally scribbling as fast as I could the entire 50 minutes of lecture just to try jot down everything she was saying. It would've been MUCH more enjoyable if Amy slowed down from time to time and actually let us absorb the information -- which was very interesting.
I can't think of anything to improve.
more class mate interactions
maybe more explanations and class time for big projects. i didn't understand everything we had to do for our song-project.
N/A
Please be more clear in instructions for the 1st project.
Give out the study guide a little earlier.
individual projects as opposed to group projects
Most of the projects and papers had very specific and strict rules to follow. I would suggesting having a few open assignments, where the rules aren't so strict,allowing for more creativity.
I think that this course could be improved if we had more group assignments.
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enforce the rule about having more than one iclicker
I enjoyed the iclicker questions and it really helped understand and emphasize the concepts. Using more of the iclicker would help.
I don't know how she could possibly improve. This was the best class I have ever taken. I loved it.
She moves fast; however, she is willing to slow down the pace whenever the class asks for it.
Hubbard is strict on following the criteria exactly--this is good because it teaches students to read/follow directions carefully. But, if she weren't so strict, students might be able to get more creative in the projects and add their own style/ideas rather being restricted/limited to her exact format.
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i don't have any, she is a phenomenal teaceher
More opportunities for extra credit would be greatly appreciated. Also, Prof. Hubbard's method of letting students redeem themselves after getting questions wrong on an exam is the main thing I thought was missing from this class. Through this method, students could write the questions they got wrong, write the correct answer, write why they chose their answer, and finally, why the correct answer is the correct answer. The option to do this was a great teaching tool in other classes I've taken with Prof. Hubbard and would have helped quite a bit for this class also.
she doing perfectly fine.
More extra credit opportunities and less group projects would be greatly appreciated.
I think she should improve the study guide I don't that that how she does the study guide now is very helpful
Maybe a little easier quiz's.
Dr. Hubbard is extremely anal retentive and needs to loosen up regarding the requirements for her assignments. If a student misses a small detail on an assignment, they automatically receive a 0 for it, which I have to say isn't an entirely fair policy.
It's already good. She does talk a little fast.
Explaining homeworks to us more clearly
Make the test's easier and have more clear answer's instead of having to pick between like three very similar terms.
Grade easier :)Test questions no need be sop tricky
I didn't find the group activities as valuable as the lectures.
Nothing
nothing so far
On the exams, she put questions from the text that she never explained and expected us to know. So that would be more helpful if she could cover more about the text.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable, enthusiastic.
Enthusiastic, Understandable.
Brilliant, professional, energetic.
exciting, and skillful
Energetic Creative Knowledgeable
Charismatic, lively, smart.
organized funny short
enthusiastic, friendly, fair
Friendly, Bright.
clear, organized, and happy
smart, nice, cool
happy, friendly and nice
Friendly, enthusiastic, helpful
Enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable
Well knowledgable
Energetic and freindly
enthusiastic, energetic, intelligent
friendly approachable nice
Enthusiastic Knowledgeable Interactive
Enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable.
Friendly, helpful, and fair.
distinguished and knowledgeable
enthusiastic and enjoys teaching. The type of teacher that wants you to really know and understand the material
Best speaker ever.
Passionate, Driven, Caring
Particular Enthusiastic Intelligent
enthusiastic friendly knowlegeable
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly
Energetic, structured, exact.
entertaining and interesting
Enthusiastic, self-assured, & intellectual.
Exciting, encouraging and fun
enthusiastic and joyful.
Bright, attractive, honest
Friendly and helpful
Enthusiastic, kind, understanding
hard, happy, nice
energetic, knowledgeable, funny
Thurough, effective.
Enthusiastic, passionate, fun
funny and entertaining
Fun, energetic, knowledgeable
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 45 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 9 (20%) 35 (78%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 44 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 4 (9%) 13 (30%) 26 (59%)
24. Other comments:
Amy Hubbard is an outstanding instructor that knows the subject material well and very helpful to students. I would recommend Amy to anyone who is interested in Interpersonal Communications, whether it be for a major class or elective class.
She is one of the best professors at UH. A real gem. I've learned so much!
very enthusiastic about her work.
The book that you picked was good, but sometimes I felt the writer was trying to hard to relate to young adults and just came off as creepy... like the hippo collection obsession... Other than that I think Amy is a great teacher, but her grading is a little scary.
The projects were fun. The movie analysis wasn't as fun as the break-up songs project though.
The textbook is horribly organized. I often needed to refer to the internet rather than my textbook because I couldn't find the information I was looking for. This shouldn't happen with an expensive book. Overall, I'm satisfied with the course and professor, and I wouldn't definitely recommend the course to a friend: in fact, I already have.
I wish we had more individual projects. Group projects are a major pain in the behind and no college student likes them.
I had an overall good experience in this class. I felt as though I learned a lot and was able to grasp the information well. Amy is one of the best professors I have had so far.
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Great class professor.
the text book seems useless
I would strongly recommend Dr. Hubbard to anyone interested in taking this, or any other course with her. She is a great professor with a great lesson plan and teaching ethic.
Amy Hubbard is hands down the best professor I have ever had. Her classes are interesting and her presentations are amazing.
The class was amazing. By far my favorite class so far! Thank you Amy!
i loved this class, she is a tough teacher and it is not easy to get a good grade. you have to work really hard but she makes the class really interesting. one of my favourite classes i have taken at UH
Please have extra credit. I'm begging you.
Your class was thoroughly enjoyable! Also, your class was slightly on the harder side, but it made it that much more rewarding.
Take this course, yes its a 300 level course and I was the only freshmen in class but I learned so much relating to class and it was manageable! very enjoyable and made friends!!
Grades really hard and should make test's easier
Dr. Hubbard's classes are never easy. Typically it seems as though an average A student will end up with a B, but I always learn a lot and will continue to take classes from her.
I loved this class and the professor. Grading was hard but I learned so much.
I enjoyed your class! Thank you :)

Amy Hubbard: SP381, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 381 - Interpersonal Relations Crn (Section): 86214 (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  
3.26 38 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 17 (45%) 16 (42%) 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  
1.63 38 0.49 Freq(%) 14 (37%) 24 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 38 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 36 (95%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 38 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 3 (8%) 33 (87%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 37 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 35 (95%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 37 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 32 (86%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 38 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 36 (95%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 38 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 33 (87%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 5 (13%) 31 (82%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 38 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (13%) 32 (84%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 4 (11%) 31 (82%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 38 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 6 (16%) 29 (76%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 38 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 34 (89%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 38 0.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 37 (97%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The way she holds herself in class. She's a great teacher and she makes class fun and interesting.
Her lectures are some of the best I have ever sat in. SO informative, clear, and organized. I never got bored, and she has a way of teaching that makes the students engage and have fun.
the way the course was taught
she's really helpful if someone needs help with the lectures.
She has an amazing enthusiasm for what she teaches. This motivates the students to want to learn.
She was extremely prompt when answering question through email. She made her class extremely fascinating.
She knows everything! I don't think there was a single question this semester that she didn't have an answer for.
Just the fact that she is so passionate and is such a great lecturer. She helps students to engage in the class and her passion comes off to the students. She is also very knowledgeable of the content and she definitely knows what she is doing and teaching. She's probably one of the best instructors UH has in any department/program.
EVERYTHING
Makes the class very interesting!It is easy not to text in her class, lol. She did a good job at including people comments and inputs and stretching it to relate to the material and what was being discussed even if it wasnt really an example of what it was supposed to be.
how nice she is, and how helpful she is
Shes easy to understand and she eplains what she wants throughly so there is no confusion.
Her enthusiasm and love for teaching, she was able to explain the content that was easy to understand and remember for exams and presentations.
She has such comprehensive powerpoints and lectures. They tie into each other well.
enthusiasm about the subject matter
good email communication
The format of the class was well organized. Directions were straight forward and easy to understand.
How much she enjoys what she does. She is passionate about what she does and it shows through her lectures.
She never seems lost and always has an enthusiastic attitude.
Dr. Hubbard teaches the material for this class with an enthusiastic manner, and in a way which captures the attention of students and enables them to understand concepts with clear examples.
Dr. Hubbard is such a great instructor. This is my second semester of taking a course with her and I truly enjoyed it. Dr. Hubbard is so enthusiastic and passionate about her course material, it makes learning so much easier.
shes willing to sit down and work with you on whatever problem you have with the class. She breaks the information down and makes it so easy to learn for just about anyone. Shes ver enthusiastic and really knows what shes talking about and knows how to get the class involved in every class.
Her lectures are great and interesting!
I find what she teaches about the class is very memorable, and I would take all of the lessons from the class to try to integrate in my own life. She also provides useful help outside of class or before class time.
Her effective lectures were very helpful.
She is an awesome teacher!
Everything she taught in class was very valuable
Amy Hubbard explained things very well and confirmed understanding through questions.
The most valuable and helpful thing about Amy Hubbard is that she really knew the material she was teaching. She was able to make the class fun and exciting.
Dr. Hubbard portrays all of the course materials in an interesting and fun way. She explains everything really well and her examples are very helpful.
I found her powerpoint slides and questions she posed on the class were very insighful and informative. She always had an optimistic demeanor and made the class very interesting and enjoyable.
Very smart and well-educated teacher. She knows a lot of information and was able to answer any questions that our class had with a very specific explanantion
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A. Great job as always!
I have no suggestions. Her teaching method is the best.
I dunno
none
Nothing can be improved, she is a phenomenal teacher.
None. I love her methods of teaching course material.
Nothing, she's the best and everything she does works well in class.
Maybe be a little more clear on the grading criteria for the projects. Seems to grade more harsh on individual projects rather than group projects. Bias towards people who like to present? But I'm really glad she has the individual option.
no improvement needed
Maybe include more videos that can help us learn the material better than simply reading from the materials and book.
I loved it all! I hope to take another class with her.
more elaborate powerpoint presentations (instead of simple bullet points)
None
speak slower, cant take notes fast
n/a
I think the class is great as it is. The test are pretty long and extensive
The only thing I can think of is the speed at which Dr. Hubbard teaches. She introduces the material at a speed which I'm able to keep up with and comprehend, but when I'm writing my notes, it seems she's off to the next explanation. Possibly giving a pause after each explanation even if it's just 5 seconds.
none.
Amy is perfect juthe way she teaches. The only thing that I have a probem with in this class is the tests are very hard.
I think you do a good job already.
No suggestions or complaints
Make the class longer
Make exams easier.
n/a
I do not have any suggestions for improvement. I enjoyed her class very much.
She talks fast but I know it is probably because there is a lot of information she needs to share.
Too much group work. A large portion of our grade was based on group work/projects and we weren't given any class time to complete them, making it difficult to coordinate meetings outside of class. A lot of students work or are involved in sports so having to constantly meet outside of class was difficult
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Fun, energetic, EXTREMELYknowledgeable.
Organized, friendly, and intelligent.
outgoing, helpful, funny
friendly
Enthusiastic Intelligent Considerate
Enthusiastic, approachable.
friendly, smart
Fun. Hard-Core. Enthusiastic.
Enthusiastic. Passionate. Knowledgeable.
FUN, SMART, HOT
Fun Organized
energetic and fun
Focus, Understandable, Hot
Funny, Enthusiastic and Animated
enthusiastic, prepared, thorough
enthusiastic, friendly, intelligent
enthusiastic, pleasant, intelligent
friendly and organized
Awesome! Intelligent!
Fun, knowledgeable, and charismatic.
enthusiastic, knowledgable, helpful
passionate, enthusiastic, friendly
enthusiastic, willing to teach anyone,fun
SHE IS GREAT!
enthusiastic, well-prepared, fair
Awesomely educational.
Awesome, Interesting, Fun
Smart, funny, cute
Upbeat, perky, fun.
Fun, Knowledgeable, and Enthusiastic
animated. intelligent.
Optimistic. Intelligent. Fair.
Energetic, brilliant, intelligent
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 38 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 33 (87%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 37 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 8 (22%) 26 (70%)
24. Other comments:
Dr. Hubbard is one of the best! She should teach all Speech classes! :)
Amy Hubbard's SP381 class is the best class I have taken in college thus far. She has a way of teaching that is very clear and organized, letting me understand the materials at ease. She makes sure we understand the content before moving on, and she is very funny. I never got bored in this class! Best class ever!
very glad to have taken this course
Lectures and text books can be boring, but with Dr. Hubbard she presented course material through videos, mini projects, discussion and projects.
Dr. Hubbard is the BEST instructor I've ever had. I would take any class she taught just because I know I'd learn and be engaged in the material because of how great of an instructor she is.
This is the best class ever. I'm not even joking, I've never had so much fun learning.
Sweet class!
I loved loved loved loved loved this class!
No.
Amy is the best teacher I have had at UH. 100% the truth!!!!!!!!!!!
Give her a raise, she deserves it. She is a very challenging teacher, but very excellent. This class is probably the class I'll get my lowest grade, but I am very glad I took it! She genuinely seems to love the subject and thoroughly interested in teaching so class is a very enjoyable experience. Chee! ~Sincerely, Sexy
Great teacher!
BEST TEACHER EVER
Dr. Hubbard has been my favorite professor at UHM.
Thanks for the fun and informative semester!!!

Amy Hubbard: SP470, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 470 - Nonverbal Communication Crn (Section): 89081 (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  
3.49 37 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 18 (49%) 17 (46%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.57 37 0.5 Freq(%) 16 (43%) 21 (57%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 37 0.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 36 (97%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 37 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 34 (92%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 36 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (89%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 37 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (16%) 30 (81%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 37 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 35 (95%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 37 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 33 (89%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 37 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 35 (95%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 37 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 35 (95%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 37 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 34 (92%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 37 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (86%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 37 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 34 (92%)
14. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 36 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 30 (83%)
15. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 37 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (16%) 30 (81%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 36 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 34 (94%)
17. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 37 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 37 (100%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 36 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (89%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She explains everything clearly and is always willing to help us understand.
Dr. Hubbard's course activities and examples made new information easy to retain for her class. I appreciated Dr. Hubbard's well structured class because it made it easy to predict and retain information. Dr. Hubbard is very enthusiastic about course material. Her enthusiasm made class hours fly by.
She was very well organized with everything she does in class. There was a lot of chances for us to use the material we learned both inside and outside of class. Splitting us into groups to put into practice the nonverbal principles made it easier to remember and easier to understand.
Amy Hubbard explained the material very well and used examples that were relevant to the students. Her high energy and enthusiasm for the material made the class enjoyable and the material easier to understand. It was one of my most enjoyable classes because of the way she delivered the information.
I found that Dr. Hubbard related all of her information to us, which made the class easier to learn.
She's really passionate about the subject and I feel comfortable talking to her about my interests. She also seems to take a genuine interest in her students (like learning all our names)! Also its awesome that she shares about current research being done in the field. Very helpful for students who are planning on going into research and who want to keep up with the latest studies!
She was very knowledgeable about the subject and incorporated information in the lectures that was not in the textbook. She was very entertaining and kept class interesting.
She had very vivid and practical examples that applied what we covered during the lectures.
her presentations of all the information, I loved comming to class
Everything in Amy's class was so interesting! All of the different activities added to the class experience and they were all relavent. All of the different videos also made the class super fun. The project, although sometimes overbearing, turned out to be a great experience, just like Amy said.
Ability to teach in an enthusiastic way, that makes topics more interesting.
She was so Knowledgeable about the subject that she made it interesting!
She taught the course very well and created an interesting and stimulating environment for the class. The material that was covered was done so in a way to teach the material and apply it in a practical way.
I really appreciated her dedication to each student and to the course. She seems to enjoy teaching us, which in turn, lets us enjoy the class.
I thought her enthusiasm and her up-to-date knowledge about nonverbal communication was great. It shows that she is interested in the material and continues to read about the subject. If a student asked a question about a certain area of nonverbal communication, Hubbard would most times be able to respond with recent studies' findings. The interaction with the iClicker was also helpful to see if we understood what was being taught in class.
She answered emails extremely promptly and she genuinely cares about the material and therefore cares about whether we understand it or not.
How excited she was about the material! Her excitement made is more exciting and interesting to learn!
she made the class very fun by all the activities, made me want to go to class. She was always available when needed help.
She was very thourough in her discussions.
She is always prompt on replying to email, always able to help out and give great advice on our project and how it can be improved or corrected. She is always able to answer any questions. Even though she talks way faster than you can write the definition she always answers questions.
Made course material interesting and easy to understand.
The way she explained things and her classroom activities
Her teaching style is very effective. I love how enthusiastic she is. her class is very fun. Also, she has no problem setting aside time to assist her students.
She is very entertaining during her lectures. I was able to enjoy attending class.
She explained course content very well. Knows what she is talking about and was able to clear up any confusion we had
She is very friendly, and helpful as well as incredibly intelligent while still being easy to talk to. A great professor and it was an honor to take her course. I am hoping to take more courses from her.
Everything!
She was very professional and knowledgeable about subject matter.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
i loved this class and think prof. hubbard is an amazing teacher!
It would help if Dr. Hubbard slowed down the pace of her speech, especially when she is explaining difficult examples.
I thought that the project helped me to understand the course content but I wish that it was not a semester long project. I felt as though over time I lost part of my interest in the project.
Sometimes it was difficult to keep up with the assignments because it would be mentioned maybe only once during class. However, I did enjoy doing the exercises and taking all of the different inventories. The class is very applicable to everyday life, and I really enjoyed it.
Lessen the study guide or give a little bit more time to work on it.
Have computer in class updated to accept a variety of video formats so that students can embed their videos into their powerpoint. Room is sociopetal. People don't want to move around to participate in activities. Maybe she could take everyone outside or something to encourage participation.
Maybe next time in class we could form groups to study for the mid-term and final with.
Everything was great! She was always super enthusiastic when she taught, and it made going to class exciting everyday.
None.
The only improvements i would suggest is for the quantity of material covered, the study guides should have been more in depth and easy to understand. The study guides were mainly themes and is good for understanding the material, but the quantity of material made it hard to study for.
N/A
I think her style is great. I enjoy the activities.
None, I enjoyed the way the course material was presented.
Some subject matter was still confusing. More common examples that students can relate to may help.
None.
a little more specific study guides
N/A
exams are ridiculously difficult!
I like the way she teaches the course. I like everything the way it is. The final project is a bit nuts, but if you start working on it when she assigns it (beginning of the semester), instead of a couple weeks before it is due. Then, it is definitely possible to do great on it.
Not to have the course in Shidler, the classroom doesn't do justice for the course.
The tests are very hard, maybe more review before tests.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
enthusiastic and fun
Enthusiastic, Structured, Intelligent
BEST TEACHER EVER!
Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable
Fun, happy
Enthusiastic Knowledgeable Helpful
Amazing. Entertaining. Knowledgeable.
Enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable.
Precise. Challenging.
energetic, fun, smart !
Enthusiastic, entertaining, fun!
Enthusiastic Understanding Positive
Cute, intelligent, and nice!
Enthusiastic, energetic, witty
energetic, kind, intelligent
Enthusiastic and effective
Enthusiastic, approachable
Awesome! Intelligent!
strict, fun
Friendly Open
Interactive, Energetic
Friendly Helpful Outgoing
fun, knowledgeable, cute
Energetic. Credible. Professional.
awesome, organized, fun
Fun, entertaining, Helpful
Nice, intelligent, friendly
Funny, Enthusiastic and Animated
Professional and Enthusiastic
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 37 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 34 (92%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 37 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 8 (22%) 26 (70%)
24. Other comments:
Group efforts are never equalized among group members. Group assignments are stressful!
none
Just make sure the grades are a little more of a secret, such as giving friends the paper back with the grade instead of directly to the student.
Awesome awesome class! I'm definitely going to try and take another class from her! :)
I really enjoyed taking her class. Great professor!
I'm pretty sure everyone got one grade level lower than what they are used to. A students became B, etc. However, the course was interesting and knowing that the bar was set high, caused me to work harder on the projects.
I wish I could take one more class with you, Amy! I already took SP381 with you already though :-( Both classes were fun!
Thank you for being such a great teacher!!