eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Taupouri Tangaro

Available Survey Results

HWST130, Fall 2013
HWST231, Fall 2009
HWST129, Fall 2008
HWST130, Fall 2008
HWST237, Fall 2008
HWST268, Fall 2008
HWST130, Spring 2008
HWST124, Fall 2007
HWST129, Fall 2007
HWST231, Fall 2007

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST130, Fall 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 130 - Hula I: 'Aiha'a Crn (Section): 15602 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.59 22 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 1 (5%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 22 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 22 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 0 (0%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.59 22 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 1 (5%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 22 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 22 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 22 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 17 (77%) 1 (5%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 22 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
this is one of the best classes I've taken ever, everything taught has purpose and that really is an important thing to me in terms of learning.
I appreciated the plethora of insight that he offers in his course. He adequately stimulates discussions in class and keeps each student engaged daily.
You really get to connect your spirit to another realm. The students bond amongst my classmates was good. I enjoyed myself in every class
I LOVED everything about this class. Although it was a bit "tough" on the body, it was worth the pain.
I liked when we had to print our Pa'u, I liked dancing hula, and chanting. It was a great work out.
knowledgable in his culture and hula. I learned more about me as a hawaiian student.
I enjoyed the spirituality conversations in relation to hula. I also liked that we were making our pa'us ourselves.
tangaro is an awesome teacher to have it's like he can see right through you the positive and negative energy that we have when we come to class I love listening to the stories of ancient Hawaiians and others. you can overcome anything if you put your mind to it.
I Love The Way TangarÅ? Taught The Class It Is A Newer Experience Than The Ways I Dances Hula When I Was Younger. This Class Has Taught Me A lot More On Respect Toward Others, The Land, But Mostly Respect Toward YourSelf.
He really sought to teach us the Hawaiian culture. The lectures were inspiring and so was the actual hula.
He is awesome... I like him very much!! Mahalo nui loa.
There are so many levels of appreciation I've attained regarding this particular course, with this particular instructor, this particular class (fellow classmates)and in this particular semester. One level of appreciation for me has been the opportunity, finding an avenue, a concentrated port, a life source, a launching pad, a safe place where I can connect and/or re-connect to a culture that has become so foreign to me. I cannot fully express my gratitude for having been given this special awakening by way of these Classes. This class specifically. Class activities coupled with an unconventional way of learning as well as identifying concepts, mindsets, ideas and ideals reaches beyond a certain mentality of understanding, it goes much deeper into a sphere of ones self. Self discovery ones psyche. This course, this class, this instructor challenges one to push forward to examine life, to enjoy hard work, to seek vibrancy in all things. Our assignments have been difficult and more than challenging in my opinion simply for the fact it forces one to look within. To look within one self especially in places where it has been dormant, dark, lonely, abandoned, to look it right in the eye and say "enough"-- that's life and go on no longer weighed down by these adjectives. So what did I like about this course? Everything and more.
I loved learning all of these dances although challenging at times, it helped with with many areas of life like leadership, understanding, collaboration, and many more things. My favorite class.
This course has allowed me to connect with my spirit and express it through hula. I have learned so much and for that I am grateful.
The experience is unmatched.
His knowledge of the course I was impressed by the years of hula he and all that he had to share with us
I really enjoyed it a whole lot, learning about your own culture is very exciting!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
none
No.
No. It is a wonderful and enjoyable course to take and I had so much fun.
We need more time each class to go over each dance. I found that for a beginner like myself, going over a new dance only once or twice is not enough. That did not help me to learn the dance to be able to demonstrate it next class. Going over the chants in class using the text would be more helpful to memorize the material.
no
None
Don't ever discontinue this course!
I am grateful to have learned everything I did. He worked with the atmosphere of the class and I have no suggestions.
Knee Pads ;-)
no even on us kupuna he was mellow
None at all
15. Other comments:
maikaʻi
Kumu Tangaro is a wonderful hula teacher. I loved coming to class. He always made me laugh. Sometimes I use to be stressing out on other classes feeling overwhelmed, but when I went to class Kumu Tangaro made me forget all of it while I was there in class. He is awesome.
I believe that the whole dance should be shown to new students in the beginning of the semester so that they all have a clear idea what they are moving toward. Also, having videos of the dances are paramount for learning since the class time is short. Or at least there should be a tutor.
awesome instructor
Mahalo nui loa!
Thank You so Much Tangaro for all your time and energy that you have brought to me throughout this semester.. Mahalo, Fafetai, Mahalo, Fafetai
To be fortunate enough to take a class taught by Dr. Tangaro Taupouri is a great privilege. No other instructor IÊ»ve had in college has compared to the caliber of experience and learning that Tangaro brings to the students. You are not just learning hula and Hawaiian traditions and practicesâ?¦.With TangarÅ? you are becoming that practice. Moving and powerful. Mahalo e TangarÅ?.
Mahalo nui
n/a
The experience iʻve gained from Tangaro was such a liberating one. I feel fortunate to have been able to gain this experience from him and gain a better insight and appreciation for the art of hula. The connections iʻve made allowed me to appreciate myself and those around me!.. I love my brothers and sisters, and glad that i was fortunate to experience ths with them... Mahalo Tangaro

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST231, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 231 - Hula IV: Hu'elepo Crn (Section): 15724 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (5%) 16 (84%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
18. 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  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I don't think that anyone, except a few faculty in this discipline, would be able to match Tangaro's mastery.
I think it would be helpful if the students had some language (Hawaiian) ability. It would make the learning much richer.
Again longer classroom time and more huakai.
I would not change a thing. The course was well taught.
Not one thing!
Nothing at all.
Teaching this course requires unique talents and we have been given the best in Dr. Tangaro.
a. Offer an audio CD of songs/chants to be learned for a fee (like buying a book). b. Nothing. I have found the program, instructor, and material useful and life changing. I have learned more than just a subject. I have something that I can and will pass on to future generations. Its value is immeasurable!! Mahalo nui loa!
Nobody else could not possibly teach course.
For those of us that do not pick up the Hawaiian language/chants as quickly as others, I would have appreciated more time spent in the classroom or opportunties outside of the classroom to get "secret tutoring" on our chants in addition to our "secret hula" - even though the "secret hula" was initiated by the stuents. Additionally, it woul have been helpful to receive copies of the awanas because while these may be local Hawaiian traditional songs - not all of us are Hawaiian, but we are wanting to learn these traditional songs and it can be difficult if it's assumed that all of us know the meles already. I recognize that it was my responsibiity to ask - which I eventually did, but it was a challenge none the less.
Nothing. This course was moving along at a brisk pace and although it may have been overwhelming at times, there was still a lesson in that.
The course met all of the prescribed expectations and more. My greatest disappointment is that the "cohort" that was developed over 4 semesters agos will be ending with this course. I believe there is sufficient interest and need to to continue a similar type of cohort model like this as students are able to develop excellent inter-group relations over a longer period of time that does not usually occur in a one semester course, strong peer support, and mentor-student relationship with the instructor to ensure every student met their potential and their perceived level of success.
All of the assignments and activities were directed toward achieving the learning goals. The instructor was supportive and clear in expectations. I can't suggest any improvements.
a. This class was very enjoyable and thus difficult to improve. That being said, I do feel it would have been an improvement to take on less in this class. b. I would prefer to further refine any dances we learn rather than continuing to learn new dances throughout the semester. I'm really glad we didn't learn another `auana, although I would have liked to learn one using the `ili`ili. While I understand that this is our capstone class, it did require a very large commitment of time. It seems better not to try and fit too much in just because it's our last semester. I prefer to remain focused on, and perfect, the ones we learn. As for the ho`ike, I'm really disappointed that we won't be sharing the pahus or`auana dances for our performance. I understand that the `ukeke is a valid display, however some of the dances would have been wonderful, too.
This class was awesome. The only problem was that class wasn't long enough, but then there are only 24 hours in a day.
a. The class was wonderful. Nothing really needs improvment b. i would change nothing, it was a fun class, and i learned alot.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Tangaro has the gift of expressing the dance not only through motions but also with thoughtful/profound words. This semester, we experienced a third element to have visited areas related to the chants that we learned.
Tangaro was very patient when dealing with our class. We are a melting pot with various levels of skill and knowledge in hula. He helped each one of us, no matter what our skill level was, to improve. He was very supportive and fostered our love for hula and the Hawaiian culture.
I love him...even if I did not understand at the beginning of the learning where he was going. He lives the hula and it shows greatly in his pedagogy. He also brought in outside resources that enriched the learning. I am not the same person I was when I began this journey.
Superb, inspiring
I think this kind of learning should be done in every classroom here at HawCC and everywhere. Community learning opportunities were so plentiful and I am grateful because I find it the best learning experience for me and I know for many.
Dr. Tangaro is one of the best educator in the Hawaiian Lifestyles program. He makes learning the Hula and chants educational as well as fun. We are not only chanting to chant words but we all have an understanding of the chant because explains the meaning of the words behind it. Also, this class is not the usual HawCC student class but is made up of learners, faculty and staff that are not the traditional student (age wise)he has geared the class to fit our stamina and his purpose in this class.
The instructor provided an experiential learning experience and motivated the students to challenge themselves to exceed their limitations and strive for excellence. The instructor was able to have students relate the classroom learning to real life experiences and to practice what was taught in real life settings. His methods are inspirational.
I'm very happy to have taken his classes. He is very helpful and generous and makes learning fun and pleasurable.
Excellent teacher, very passionate and knowledgable.
The teacher is exemplary in terms of pedagogy and impact on student learning.
I enjoyed the hands on work, the stories each hula spoke of, the challenges the instructor gave, the team work, the "bridging" of HawCC and UHH, the opportunities to become more in tuned to my environment on a physical and spiritual level.
Dr. Tangaro never stops to offer opportunities for us to learn in our own individual ways. His suite of creative teaching methods is unmatched by any professor I know.
I appreciated our instructor helping us think outside of the box as it relates to our hula and our every day lives. He was providedopportunities to think introspectively about what we leared in the hula and what the hula means to us in our every day lives in terms of understanding our place in the world and how we are all connected. While I at times thought some our outside assignments were a lot of work and time consuming, I look back and know that now the learnin was from understanding patienc and appreciation for the world around us, our community and the gifts the land gives us. At our capstone ceremony, I was appreciative to have been prt of the experience and to be able to leave my gifts of my ti leaf and liko offerings.
Tangaro used a variety of methods to provoke authentic learning.
The teacher use of a variety of instructional techniques and willingness to adapt as needed, ensured every student was engaged in the learning.
Dr. Tangaro is a masterful teacher, who exhibits great creativity in his command and interpretation of the hula, as well as care and inspiration for his haumana to achieve the skills and learning objectives established for the course. The extended field trip, or huaka`i, to Kaua`i provided a true hands-on learning experience, to learn about the places of hula at one level and to learn about our individual places in our families and in our communities at another level. As part of the field trip experience, students created designs for a printed pa`u, to include la`i and ulu and crafted la`i pa`u and liko lehua lei, both a new experience for many. This hand-crafting demonstrated the value of perserverence and the highlighted the joy of creating.
Taupouri Tangaro is a great instructor and person. He shares the profundity of learning hula and it's traditions. He enlightens students into a sense of responsibility to appreciate and share the learning. Basically, he is a success!
Tangaro is a natural born teacher. He knows his subject so well and is so anxious to share and teach. I feel joyful anticipation before each class. He brings everyone together as one yet allows us to keep our individuality. He motivates us to be open and sharing also. The hands-on, first hand experiences, especially, learning to love and malama our environment, I may never have had a chance to experience, had it not been for Tangaro. He knows that a classroom doesn't necessarily always mean 4 walls to keep you in, but is the world at large waiting to be explored.
I think his teaching methods are great. it reachs everyone no matter what level you are. I liked that about this class.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
The wahipana on Kauai was the culmination of our four semesters with Tangaro. The purpose for visits to each of the sites had a deep-rooted meaning which accounted for some life-changing experiences for many of us. The knowledge that we learned will not only make us better persons, but greater individuals and hopefully more productive in our work as well as personal lives.
Yes. This class helped me to understand that I can only steer the things I am in control of. If I have no control over it, I can't obsess over the outcome. Also, I am more understanding of people and their situations because of my experience in this class.
I have learned that the discipline learned in hula can and should be tranferred to other parts of my life. Lesson One: come prepared. Lesson Two: if you do not know something, find a way to learn it. Lesson Three: Create a place in your life to discovery and blend it with other segments of one's life. Lesson Four: Share what you are able. Some things need to be for your personal learning and thinking. I am learning to put indigenous knowledge into academia in a way that is fruitful. Mahalo a nui loa.
Enhanced knowledge of subject, and learned how it applies to life (qualities, meanings) in general
Yes he has. The way that Tangaro teaches is quite unique. He is absolutely so knowledgeable of the subject and so colorful and exciting to sit and talk with. But mostly what he teaches you is how important it is to look within yourself to find the answers to life and then to pass this kind of learning on to your ohana, incorporate in in your work place and in the community at large. And when we all can finally start to do this what an awesome place we will live in. Mahalo nui Tangaro.
Yes, I now have an understanding of the culture that we all live in Hawaii. It is not only Hawaiian but the other cultures that add to it.
The knowledge gained through this course on protocol has already been applied to my job.
Yes, he has and more. I'm ever so grateful to have him as a instructor, kumu and friend.
Absolutely
Most definitely - especially knowledge of Hawaiian ways of knowing and culture embodies in hula - dance and chant. Professor Tangaro's style of expressing his wisdom provdes many practical philospohies and strategies for individual improvement through "right" thought and action.
He has opened my eyes to the possibilities. I feel more invigorated, and desire to get back into a classroom to teach. I have learned to work with a variety of people, superiors, peers, students. I experienced a richer way to teach and learn. I will be more consciencious
Yes, absolutely!
During the year and a half being with the Kukuenas, I always assumed that we were there to just learn the dance and do our best to learn the meanings of the meles and chants. But there was more to just the hula, the meles, and chants in the classroom. It was about building community, learning to understand and appreciate from a different lens, and that no matter our background, titles, ethnicity, we are all tied t each othe in some way. It is each of our responsibilities to learn and share our knowledge with those around us.
Yes! Other professionals at the university should take this class.
My expectations of what I thought I would initially learn in the course and the courses overtime was far more than I anticipated. I feel more engaged and confident about my knowledge of Hawaiian culture and perspectives, although I still have much to learn. Additionally, the instructor has sparked both a spiritual and physical need to continue with hula and Hawaiian language.
Dr. Tangaro designed a course intended to not only instruct us in the art form of the hula, but in the lessons of hula for life--how we relate to others in our daily work and living. We learned what it means to be sacred, to understand one's place in the universe and in one's environment. Participation in this course increased my understanding of people. Our world may be more complex, but the human condition has not changed. The course experience increased my tolerance for differences of opinion and behavior and improved my ability carry out my work.
Yes and yes. I have learned much about Hawaiian culture. This will help me in my position working with the public of Hawai`i and help me feel more connected to the island I call home. It has been a wonderful experience to learn the significance of the places and people of Hawai`i.
He has greatly contributed to my knowledge and understanding of my own Hawaiian culture through hula which infuses all aspects of my life. Although one would say how can hula contribute to learning a job skill, this class encouraged me to become more open minded of others and patient with myself which are skills anyone can use in a career.
I now have a deeper understanding of what it is that tangaro is teaching, and for that i am greatful.
22. Other comments:
This was a wonderful journey. I'm sad to see it end.
I am sad we will not be continuing this class for a while. It has enriched my life, brought discipline where needed, and contributed to my life as a Hawaiian. The class was made richer because of our teacher. There were times we wanted to do well because we did not want to disappoint. I also learned that dancing in the third row made me just as responsible to know my oli and hula as those in row one. Interesting thought...one cannot hide!
Truly profound and shared experience in capstone project, culminating years of learning - one of the most powerful experiences in many years
May every HawCC student be able to experience this type of learning and experience. It will change their life forever and help us build a stronger community in which to live and raise our children.
I am enriched and inspired by the professor. I love the course. I am grateful for Dr. Tangaro's aloha, compassion, and giftedness.
Mahalo for the incredible huaka'i. I will never forget the experience. It has been a pure joy to be part of this group. I look forward to your next offering.
Mahalo piha for offering this unconventional course for us. This and the past "Kuku'ena" courses must have required an extraordinary amount of risk-taking and commitment from the Chancellor down in I Ola Haloa at HCC. This class has inspired me to make sure that our kumu's selfless dedication for firmly basing post-secondary eduction in Hilo on Hawaiian values will amplify through us at HCC and UHH.
I have been transformd by my experience in Tangaro's class and know that I am very fortunate to have been able to belong and participa in such an enlgihtening experience. Our capstone event in Kaua'i was something that is unexplainable, yet so inspirational. As we embarked on our journey in the early dawn, I remember Tangaro's words, "You are here for a reason. Hula has brought you to this moment to discover what that reason is. I have been been able to open the doors to your self discovey, it is now up to you to determine what that meaning is". I was so emotional from his words and as we headed down to the beach to refect. I left a part of me there and a new person left because of that experience. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to find a part of myself that was lost and it was through this class that I was able to do so.
I feel that this whole experience has transformed me spiritually, physically, and professionally. I find that I am more reflective in how I approach situations, more open to different views, and more connected to the environment and my community.
This course experience brought me closer to the land. Indigenization of the academy could not only provide this experience for others, but also reverse the environmental crisis in which we find ourselves today.
Mahalo nui loa, Kumu Tangaro!! I feel blessed.
This series of classes with Tangaro has been a blessing for which I will always be grateful. His sharing of himself and his knowledge has motivated me to continue my pursuit of academia at HCC and UHH. I look forward to more classes to enhance my Hawaiian cultural knowledge and experience. I also look forward to continuing the friendships and relationships I have forged through these past semesters. Mahalo nui loa to a wonderful Kumu, Tangaro!
Great class.

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST129, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 129 - Hawaiian Chants/Classic Dance Crn (Section): 17253 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (17%) 13 (72%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 9 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 14 (78%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
18. 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  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I enjoyed Taupori's teaching methods. There were very culturally appropriate and deeply founded in tradition.
The class was so great it would be hard to improve. It's a class that's makes student's say that its the best they ever had.
I will manage the time very carefully because students paid expensive tuition. If a class will be finished early, it's waste money. A instructor should be fair to every student. Otherwise, the instructor doesn't motivate students.
The one problem with the instructor is that he has his favorites in class and tends to be hard on studetns he does not like well, specially the international students.
I did feel there was not enough time to completely learn all the material presented. I would go over the material. I think being shown the dance once or hearing the chant just once, then being expected to know it, was very high expectations. I would provide the chants for those who learn visually. I would want all the students to be more on the same level rather than just a handful of students surpassing the rest of the class.
It was absolutely wonderful. No need to change at all.
I wouldn't do anything to improve or change it because he has the ability to show you the concepts in a spiritual way, which is exactly what this study is founded on.
Nothing special
Mr. Tangaro did a great job.
I dont really think that there is anything to change about the class. Kumu knows what he is doing very well, and is very good at explaining it.
Great job..
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
very knowledgable.
Excellent.
Tangaro and his teaching methods are inspiring, empowering and enlightening. I always look forward to going to this class. It's the highlight of my learning experiences this semester. I've had several counselors in my life and concluded that they couldn't do anything for me. I'd rather spend my time with someone who meant something to me like my mom. However, Tangaro provides insight, support and encouragement more effectively than any counselor I've ever had. I would listen to him day and night. The best is that he can make you laugh and learn with heart touching lessons at the same time. Some people just lighten up a room and make people feel good when they walk in, Tangaro is one of those people (his wife is definitely another, what an honor it was to have her as a pani hakahaka). Tangaro is a teacher that I would follow through all his courses if time allowed. I was always shocked that the community college has such a large pool of the best experts on the Hawaiian culture and somehow I missed out on it all by going straight to the university.
Good.
I think the teacher sets high expectations for everyone. I would like to see his teaching method to include more repetition of the dances to refresh and correct.
He is AWESOME!!!
The class was very intense in a good way. His language was very universal and very valuable.
I think that they are great.
I think it is wonderful.
He really got the students attention and motovation in this corse, and i think that is a really god thing.
I think the methods are AWESOME! He connects back to the universe and the `aina. Before we do anything, we are fully explained about everything. So we know what we are doing. I think thats great.
I realy enjoyed the stories and cultural information
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Greatly. Sometimes in life we experience something long ago and at a different point in our life we are able to re-experience it again with new and profound knowledge. Kaipo has been key in this occurance.
And much more on top of that like direction, respect and self confidence.
Yes
He has greatly contributed to my general knowledge and also instilled a greater desire to continue to study.
YES!!!
Yes, he has taught us what a discipline is and how to work on things in a positive manner. He has taught us what a pure passion is.
He has contributed to my knowledge of my hawaiian culture and how certain things came to be.
Yes.
Being part Hawaiian he tought us alot about our history on the island and our tradition.
Yes. He connects us with out inner spirit and explains to us that are action present different energies that set off different moods of living.
Yes..i am able to look at the environment in a different view
22. Other comments:
i really enjoyed this class. it helped me to discover new things about myself. very good class
I feel privileged to have been a part of this class and am greatful for the time and energy that this instructor has given to dedicate the perpetuation and continuation of such sacred practices.
This class isn't just a college course it's a lesson in life, among the best classes I ever took, the best in its own way. Married couples in crisis might stand a chance after taking this class, mothers have time for themselves, fathers eyes opened, hawaiian culture glorified, harmony punctuated and youngans given a guiding hand.
The instructor was not fair for every students, so I felt very uncomfortable and stressful.
I found this to be a difficult but fun class. I have great respect for the teacher and his teaching and hope to have the opportunity to learn from him again. I do hope that future classes will allow everyone enough repetition to retain the knowledge given.
I would want him to teach other hula kahiko classes too.
This class is awesome, and this teacher is GREAT! Perfect for the job!!

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST130, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 130 - Papa `Olapa Crn (Section): 17254 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 16 (67%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (83%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (92%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 18 (75%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 16 (67%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 20 (83%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (83%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 23 (96%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 24 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 5 (21%) 14 (58%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 21 (88%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (83%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
18. 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  
4.95 22 0.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
if i were teaching this course i would not have allowed students to skip the first level and jump into the second level. i felt that this hindered the learning of the second level students by robbing them of time as they had to wait for the first levelers to catch up.
Have the chants and music sheets available on Laulima. Encourage class time to create pa'u design from mea kanu.
Give aliitle more time to studnets who do not know Hawaiian laungage.
I wouldn't change anything. This class is unique in it's content, presentation and student expectations. If anything, keep this type of learning environment in future classes.
Nothing. This class is awesome.
Nothing.
Not have as many students in it, or have a larger room. Perhaps the younger, more agile students would feel more challenged in one of the other cohorts. I often feel that they are being held back or not dancing to their fullest potential dancing with the kupuna.
nothing
I would want to go on huaka'i in areas prior to doing a hula or auana or chant at the beginning of our hula classes.
I would have preferred to have access to the handouts online.
This is not a good question: "If you were teaching this course..." I am no where being near worthy of teaching this course. After experiencing two semesters of instruction from Taupouri Tangaro, I have so much more to learn about the history of the chants and dances introduced at Unukupukupu. Tangaro is a walking encyclopedia and has an instinctive creative genius element that makes the class educational as well as enjoyable. His magnetism is quite apparent by the class attendance that averages about 30 students each class session. The learning does not end when class ends, he has given us assignments that take us outside of the classroom to collect various material to enhance learning.
I would not be able to teach the course because I am not knowledable about hula or the history of the Hawaiian culture as it relates to Hula and therefore could not answer this question.
It would have been useful to have the course syllabus and other handouts uploaded on MyUH.
A. Nothing. This was a fun and energizing class, and i enjoyed it alot!
Learn one less dance so there is time to improve more on the others.
The class has been extremely exciting and motivating for me personally. I wished we met more (3X a week) and longer (1 1/2-2 hrs per class).
NONE
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
absolutely impeccable!
Taupouri's mana'o and ancestral knowledge in the course topics are intelligent and inspiring. His teaching methods are astute and how he allowed the learners, especially this learner, to blossom within the time period of a semester was truly metaphorical. Taupouri's style of teaching interjects local flavor with humorous undertones and shares a real glimpse to the attitude and spirit of life that this teacher has to offer. He has a real gift with teaching and encourages his learners to strive beyond their own self-imposed limitations to achieve their true potential within. It has been a joy and a privilege to be a student of Taupouri Tangaro.
It works well, he was good and knew his stuff.
Taupouri is an exciting, positive person and his teaching method is quite unique. He makes each class a joy. He stimulates my mind, spirit and body. This was more than just a dance class. This class opened my energies to the possibilities of my self and learning from others.
The teacher is an outstanding hula kumu. I feel very fortunate to have been able to learn from him.
Very innovative. Captures your attention and instills the desire to learn more.
Nothing. This class by far epitomizes what all professors should be doing. The professor is extremely knowledgeable about the topic, engaging, and interacts well with the students. He teaches us and sets a level of expectation that is challenging to achieve, but allows us to experience success as the class progresses.
Tangaro is an awesome kumu hula. His creativity and mastery of the hula is inspiring. He has captured the essence of the art form and knows how to communicate this to students who are both novices and experienced. At what ever level you are at, you go away enriched and with a deeper understanding about how the hula is connected to the environment, Hawaiian culture and values. I would also like to comment on Tangaro's lively sense of humor which keeps us relaxed and reminds us that learning is fun and to not take ourselves too seriously.
I felt my instructor is extremely gifted and patient. I am grateful for the fact that he is willing to teach the kupuna class.
I think his teaching methods really go great with the students, they really can understand him
I really enjoyed going to Tangaro's class. He is very knowledgable in his teaching. Very helpful and spontanous, which works well in his field.
Very enthusiastic and inspiring.
He is a terrific instructor!!! He requires discipline and has great classroom management.
I definitely enjoyed the spontaneity as well as the structure of Tangaro's teaching methods. However, I sometimes felt that the vagueness on some of the assignments made me nervous on how I was doing in the class. I thought that giving each student the responsibiity for thier own learning, interpretation and assessment was invaluable and innovative, it would have helped to get more examples of what Tangaro was looking for.
As someone who has observed countless lessons, I thought the pacing and the variety of activities was just right. I liked having a variety of class formats, times when we are sitting and listening, times when we are practicing, water breaks etc. Instructions were clear and easy to follow even for a novice like me. It was not too teacher-centered like many classes tend to be. I liked the fact that students are encouraged to teach each other and that the font of knowledge is not always the teacher.
His method are fun and entertaining. He is not too strict or strenuous, but just right.
Excellent, innovative and creative; contributed greatly to deep knowledge acquisition and experience; instructor successfully created a strong sense of community within our class and offered constant encouragement to all students, with a positive result
Terrific!
The teacher fully engages the students to want to learn both in and out of the class. The requirements of self-directed learning opportunities outside of the class expands what we learn in the class and has been another way for us to get to know out fellow classmates more personally that wouldn't otherwise happen in a typical classroom setting.
Dr. Tangaro made learning fun and make all of us work hard at it. Learning the new dances were at the right pace. Most of us stumbled through but we made it work.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
definitely,i have learned soo much about proper hula ettiquite and practition, and life skills for living in Hawai'i!
Yes. Some may beg to differ and ask me, "What is the relevance of contribution to your general knowledge and learning job skills?" Obviously, what I have learned cannot be directly applied to my daily activities in the workplace--however, the knowledge and insight that I have gained allows me to become a better person at work. I feel more empowered at work in the knowledge I have learned in Papa 'Olapa with Kumu Tangaro. Taking his course has allowed me to enhance my leadership skills insomuch that it brings together the elements of what I have learned and how I can apply it to my job to become a more confident and effective worker. It provided me with the opportunity that I did not know I was seeking: I began the course seeking to learn more about my Hawaiian culture--but by the end of the course, it wasn't so much about cultural relevance and content as it was in seeking (and finding) to learn more about me. In this respect, the course and it's teacher have accomplished much towards my personal professional and self- development.
Yes most everything was new to me so I learned alot in this class.
Keep an open mind in any situation. Be open to other people's feelings, thoughts and this attitude will always help in dealing with others whether as their mentor, peer or teacher.
He truly contributed to not just my general knowledge but me being better at "my job".
Very much so. He is a wealth of knowledge.
Yes. This class allows me to expand my understanding and world view, which is not easily attainable on ones own or without facilitation.
The teacher has contributed to the development of all aspects of me--mind,body, and spirit, and I am a mature student. This enhances my professional development, and I feel very fortunate to be able to partake of this experience, since it then infuses all that I do as a professional, community and family member.
Absolutely!!!
Yes a great deal
Very much. I look forward in taking another class/course from him.
Absolutely. I feel enriched.
As an HawCC employee, I have a greater appreciation of the Hawaiian language, history and the Hawaiian Life Styles Program.
Tangaro has definitely helped me learn more about myself, of different ways of learning and a greater appreciation for the Hawaiian culture and the land that we live on. This learning has enabled me to look differently at my surroundings as far as cultural awareness and working with different people from different professional levels.
This was the first time that I have ever taken a dance class of any kind so the only direction in terms of learning I could go was up!
Yes! I now know more about Hawaiian history and the deeper meaning of chants and hula. I love it!
Yes
The instructor has definitely contributed to increasing my general knowledge of Hawaiian culture, language, and history and motivated me to want to learn more.
This semester I visited Saddle Road/Mauna Kea with a different mindset. It was not just a drive up the Saddle Road or even sleeping through it. I stopped to listen and enjoyed nature while picking foliage.
22. Other comments:
absolutely wonderful class, the best i have ever taken in college! it is so very refreshing to have a class that is not just papers and exams, but performance based!
Mahalo nui!
I look forward to taking more classes under Taupouri's tutelage.
MAHALO NUI TANGARO! I Look forward to next semester.
Mahalo nui loa kumu!! You are the greatest!! Keep up the good work, we need you!!! You inspire and enrich our lives!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the class and am sad that it is close to an end. However, I am excited to take his class, HAW 131, in the spring!
This class was very hard for me, first in terms of time commitment since I have a busy job and I am a mom. And second because I have never danced before or taken any kind of class that required physical participation since I was a teenager (a long time ago). I also have a genuine desire to learn as much as I can about Hawaiian culture since I am not from this culture but I hope to continue living here and bring up my children here. I learned a great deal and of course now I realize how much more I have to learn. It was a very enjoyable experience for me. I made new friends in the class and strengthened friendships that I already had. I felt that I had a very special experience in this class, one that will stand out in my life, because I felt that I had come closer to understanding Hawaiian culture in a way that I could never have done without this class. I hope that I can take another class like this in the future. Thank you for giving me this experience!
This is the second class I have taken from the instructor and I've thoroughly enjoyed both classes. I would definitely take another class from him next semester.

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST237, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 237 - Ho'opa'a II Crn (Section): 17672 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. 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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I would not change anything.
I would not change anything about this course because I feel that this class is taught very well by a very good instructor.
I would concentrate more on pahu instructions rather then hula instructions.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
He is great! Only a few can do what he does.
I feel that his way of teaching is great! It pushes you to discover ones hidden abilities which he forces out of you and it makes you a stronger person inside and out. I have grown so much in the past three years dancing for Tangaro and he has helped me to open my perspective towards things which are important in life.
His methods are very effective but I would have preferred to have been subjected to more of pahu related projects.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
He has contributed to general knowledge, yes but more importantly he has contributed to my life. Without teachers like him at this school, it wouldnʻt be the rich and unique learning community that it is today.
Yes. Hula has been a big part of my life and I plan to keep dancing for as long as I can. Having the experience and knowledge which Tangaro has given us enables me to grow stronger as a person and move forward to accomplish goals within my future.
Always.
22. Other comments:
Mahalo nui!

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST268, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 268 - Hawai'i Pamaomao I Crn (Section): 17720 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
18. 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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Having a more set schedule (include time scheduling) would help me to better plan my class responsibilities with my other responsibilities.
Nothing
NA
not sit on the floor
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Since this was taught like a seminar course, I liked that students had a role in "teaching" themselves to learn about the subject matter, that the activities involved everyone in a variety of experience, and there was flexibility in what we learned.
I am honored to have learned from my instructor. He teaching makes you think of a deeper meaning and having a connection.
I appreciate his flexibility.
maikai
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
The instructor has contribute to more expanding my knowledge beyond just the basics and to think and analyze things more critically.
Most definitely
Yes, very much so.
definitely
22. Other comments:
I look forward to continuing in the course next semester.
Mahalo Nui.....
I have learned a lot from my teacher and classmates. This has been a very rewarding class in that sense. It is a diverse group and I look forward to learning more next semester. Mahalo to everyone!!
mahalo

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST130, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 130 - Papa `Olapa Crn (Section): 16198 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
i would not emprove anything.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
His teaching method is good. He was always motivated the students.
the teacher is highly respected by me and his teaching methods i will remember always.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
He gave us many knowledges about Hawaii, and teach us how we should live with Hawaiian culture.
He contributed to arouse my new interest and posibility. Now I would like to deepen this subject.
he has greatly contributed to my general knowledge and learning skills
22. Other comments:
he is very knowledgable about this field. I appreciate that he tought us with his body and soul. He evaluated students not only dancing skills but also students' enthusiasm and perticipation which is very fair. (I am an absolutely biginner;however, he und

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST124, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 124 - Hawaiian Myths & Legends Crn (Section): 15273 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 13 (76%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 14 (82%) 3 (18%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
i wouldnt change anything about this course.its well put-together and the subject is very interesting and mythical
Nothing. This was a great class
Maybe provide more group activities.
Tell more stories!
More group activities, I felt that a lot of people including myself did a lot better when it came to working with others.
Awesome class. More hands-on outdoor classes perhaps.
I would take field trips to places around the island or maybe just Hilo and do hands on activities. I would change the number of times this class is taught per week. I would want this class to be taught at least 3 times a day.
I wouldn't change or improve anything.
I would try more outside interaction. It's boring to have such a hands on class in a classroom, instead of outside.
None
I wouldn't changeanything about this class. The class was fun, interesting, and I learned alot in this class.
I felt this class was my best, and I enjoyed it exactly how it is.
I wouldnt change a thing.
nothing great class really enjoyed it
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
i love tanagros teaching methods.he uses personal life experiences to give us a good understanding of the subject. he also tells us stories that are helpful for our assignments.he has a way of teaching that gets everyones attention.
He know this subject well
Great.
helpful and easy to understand.
Great, very interesting
Great.
He's awesome. Interacts with the students well and has a clear balance between work and play.
I really enjoy learning by Tanagro's methods because I want to live my life by those/similar methods and his methods were very inspiring and helpful.
I think that his teaching methods are very effective and helpful in learning this subject.
this was a fantastic course! great teacher!
I think that his methods were very original. i liked them.
I believe his methods are on target and great
I think the teaching methids in this class were very good. I got more then I expected out of this class.
The only problem I had was that he allowed our selves to grade our mid-term exam. I felt it was unfair to see if we were meeting his expectations
His teaching methods are DEFINETLY better than my intermediate and high school teachers. When I leave class everyday, I am always left wondering and curious about what will come next class.
great teaching methods made the class fun
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
he has contributed a lot to my general knowledge. he has given us esoteric knowledge and changed my ways of thinking about my everyday life.
More than any other class I have ever taken.
Yes, I learned a lot about Hawaii.
Yes
Yes.
Yes, he's contributed to both.
Yes. The way he teaches his class inspires towards general knowledge. It teaches you a general aspect on your life and how you should live it, so from that you learn about a lot.
He has had a big impact on my general knowledge.
yes! i feel that i have learned so much about the subject and i am eager to learn more!
My teacher has opened a whole new world to me.
Yes
Yes. I gained alot of knowledge frm this class.
Yes, when I take a look at things I have the ability to view it from a mythical perspective.
He has contributed to my general knowledge A LOT. Learning job skills wasnt so much.
yes i can take a lot of what ive learned and use it in my life everyday
22. Other comments:
We need more classes like this one
Excellent class.
Good class overall
This class was very awesome and I would love to take more classes with Tangaro because he is a great kumu with great knowledge and skills.
I loved his teaching methods and assignments.
i am definitely looking into taking more hawaiian studies classes! i hope that there are more like this one!
Most people would find this class worth the money.
He is fun, upbeat and always entertaining. Everyone should take this course because this is Hawaii, and one should take the course teached by him because I believe there's another teacher teaching a class similar to this.

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST129, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 129 - Hawaiian Chants/Classic Dance Crn (Section): 15275 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.67 12 0.89 Freq(%) 10 (83%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I wouldn't change or improve nothing if i was to teach this class!
I would change nothing.
nothing
nothing
I would want longer hours and more days.
More outside activit maybe. I just like being outside in my surroundings.
nuttin' i loved this class sooooo much
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think his teaching skills are useful and helpful in learning.
great
awesome
I'm speechless. He is someone I respect and admire for all that he knows and all that he is, in hoping I will get the opportunity to learn more from him.
His methods were strict and refreshing.
loved it so much
He always show his dance before we learn new dance. It helps me a lot.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
He is an excellent, knowledgable, fuuny, and strict teacher. His class is always excited.
Yes he has surely contributed to my general knowledge.
yes
I've gained so much confidence within myself from being in this class and the chance to know what only a few people know today. I know for a fact this class will help me in the future because it already helps me now in school. This class makes me want to
Again, he has opened a whole new world to me.
yes so much
He gave me a lot of general knowledge oh Hawaii.
22. Other comments:
He finally gave us the material which is CD. I was glad; otherwise, I was not able to catch up this class.
Tangaro is a very good teacher. He has thought me alot. I am thankful to have been a student of his!
This class was amazing.
thank you
wonderful opportunities to learn m ore about the hawaiina culture through hula
If i could, i would take this class again.
Moku O Keawe was greate greate experience for me.

Taupouri Tangaro: HWST231, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 231 - Hawaiian Culture I Crn (Section): 15279 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 9 1.58 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 9 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
3.89 9 1.27 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
This course was on point everytime. Really theres nothing I would improve or change about this class.
a.I want to do more outside class activities. b.I have no idea.
i would have lectures all the time.
The book is too complicate so I would change the textbook.
more class discussions on all our interesting concepts
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
He uses unique teaching methods. He does not only use the book which is interesting.
My teacher inspires me to be more than what I already am. Having him as my teacher for my first semester of college was such an enjoyable experience. He is full of energy and knowledge and the way he delivers his mana`o in this class, left the class wanti
He knows about the subject really well, so his story always helps my understanding well.
I LOVE his teachings methods and how he has an explanation/reason for everything he says, believes, and teaches.
activity was good to understand.
maika'i no, we were all fortunate to have gotten to share his mana'o
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
He has excellent knowledle, and he is one of imprtant practitioners in this area.
He makes me want to do, what he does for me and the other thousands of students who goes to college. He makes me want to teach all that I know to people with interest in knowing the Hawaiian Culture, or even with people of no interest. Just to have them k
He gave me a lot of general knowledge about Hawaii.
He has taught me why my family practices the traditions that they do and he has shared with me the "stories" behind the land of Hawaii.
yes.
yes
22. Other comments:
He is a knowledgable teacher, however, he canced many times and he did not lecture enough sometimes. That is a little bit disappointing.
it is not worth that i paid a tuition, there were quite a lot of classes were canceled.
This class too many cancel and short cut the class time.