eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Mark Hanson

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Mark Hanson: PSY322, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: PSY 322 - Learning Motivation & Beh Mod Crn (Section): 65144 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course helped me understand learning motivation and behavior methods through Psychological thinking.
I liked how thorough each lesson was to help me better understand the subject rather than just breezing through the lectures. Examples that were given to explain the new terms/concepts helped immensely. The organized set up of the slides were nicely done.
This course allowed e to have a better understanding of how behavior is motivated. If I do decide to go into counseling I will have a better understanding of how their behavior is motivated.
A lot of material was covered in this course. Information that would be considered important "background" info and information that I'm familiar with through my "profession". [I don't think any of the material was off topic/subject...]
It enhanced my understanding for behavioral psychology and was overall awesome and interesting.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.25 16 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 4 (25%) 8 (50%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.44 16 0.96 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 6 (38%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The course was perfect just the way it was
I'm not sure what could be added since it is a distance learning course, however maybe something like an experiment or group project via email and chat sessions would help us gain a better understandng of some principles.
I like that Dr. Hanson made study guides and allowed us to ask questions when needed, but I think maybe optional question assignments or something would've helped me too. I did the study guides, studied, etc I just did not do so well on the exams. [the highest grade was a "C".] I think if there was optional question assignments, that could've helped me retain or understand the lesson material better I would have took advantage of those "resources".
none
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.56 16 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%) 2 (13%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 8 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More extra credit, the course was a little difficult but I know I should of adjusted my study habits.
It was perfect
Because there is so much information, maybe having more exams/midterms after each chapter or two. There is just so much information it is hard to keep up and really get to learn and understand it all.
give points for chat; no one attended the weekly chats
The lectures were a bit too much during the week. Maybe combine a few lectures into 1 rather then several lectures per week.
Like I mentioned before, I think if additional optional questions or assignments were available [doesn't have to be grade work] just something that could have helped us retain and understand the course material better I would have liked that and took advantage of those resourcs.
no suggestions, Dr. Hanson's teaching style is awesome!
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome!
Great professor. Very clear & thorough instructor.
Good teacher, always keeps us updated, gets grades back in a timely manner
I love him as a professor. I have another course taught by him next semester!
Professor Mark Hanson has been very helpful giving his student different ways to learn topics throughout the semester.
He is a good instructor and everything was made clear at for the class at the begining of the course. He also made himself available if needed.
It was an effective learning course for me.
I though the course lessons were organized [the offline lessons were not labeled, but saving all the lessons "correctly" was doable]. I also like how you assigned the lessons weekly to help us manage our time... I like how we were allowed to email you with any questions and you got back within a reasonable amount of time. I liked how you posted the chat conversations for those who couldn't make them. My overall experience with this course was okay, I just had a difficult time retaining and "really" understanding the material enough for the exams and wish I could've done better.
He is very knowledgeable and definitely knows the subject matter. I like the resources that he gave for the lectures and the study guides for the tests. I like the fact that I could also print out the lectures in a pdf format. He always made himself available to the students.
Awesome!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very good.
Great! I enjoyed this course.
Very very good
This course has taught me a great deal about learning motivation.
I had a difficult time with the course just because there is so much information. I had to read chapters over and over again and listen to lectures more than one time so that I culd clearly understand all the concepts. After doing all this, I still had difficulty with the exams. Other than that, the course was fine and I had no issues with the instructor
I enjoyed it because of the subject matter and the fact that I could see the uses of the methods, principles, and theories of the subject matter where I work. I could connect the dots and understand things a little better where I work at.
Awesome!
21. Other comments:
Great course!
Althought I struggled with personal family matters during this semester, and wasn't able to keep up, I feel Prof Hanson presented the course well. I will probably take it again from him next semester.
Thank you...