eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: David Strauch

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David Strauch: GEOG365, Summer II 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 365 - Geography of the Pacific Crn (Section): 91375 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of 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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of 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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
5. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I like the readings, journal entry that we have to do for each week as well as the keeping up to date on what is happening in the Pacific by looking up news articles on pacific Islands report. The other thing that i liked about this course is that we don't have exams, but we do have presentations and book reviews to make which is good. The quizzes are short and are based on what we read and discussed.
Class discusions
Many of the subjects that we went over tied with the concepts and subjects of my anthropology 350 course so I found this class good because I learned a lot in this focus and it also helped me understand material that I was covering in my anthro class as well.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None
All the material covered was interesting to learn so I'd have to say nothing.
9. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
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 was enthusiastic about the 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%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
David Strauch is an exellent, knowledgeable and really good instructor. He has well demonstrated his understanding of geography of the Pacifc which for me i have learned alot.
logical, environmentally friendly
Passionate, animated, flexible
13. The assigned reading is well integrated into this 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%)
14. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
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. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I think only with time, should not be 1 hr and 40 minutes but rather 1 hr and 15 minutes. I think it's summer that's why it's a little longer than the normal class duration.
More inclusion of Hawaii's geography
It was a summer course so it was hard to fit it all in only six weeks, but I thought David did a great job and taught us the material that was important to know.
16. Other comments:
This course is great i gained alot from it about the pacific. Also the instructor is great and helpful in ensuring that we get something out of this course. Great work David Strauch.