eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa

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HWST270, Spring 2013
HWST270, Fall 2012
HWST341, Fall 2012
HWST490, Fall 2012

Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa: HWST270, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 270 - Hawaiian Mythology Crn (Section): 83100 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.5 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.6 20 0.5 Freq(%) 8 (40%) 12 (60%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (95%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 11 (55%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 13 (65%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (90%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 1 (5%) 14 (70%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None-excellent course
I guess I was expecting this course to be more of a moʻolelo type of course rather than survey of akua. so in that aspect i was a little disappointed. I wish kumu lilikala would teach a course that was a moʻolelo course because I really like her enthusiasm and style of teaching. That was my favorite part of the course by far was the moʻolelo sections when kumu lilikala would tell us the stories. I mean, the stories didnʻt have to go in depth like every detail but I really liked knowing what was out there and I wish that could be done. Just like as many moʻolelo covered as possible because Iʻm so interested to know whatʻs out there and just to know a lot of whatʻs out there and go into depth later.
Kumu Lilikala does not need to change a thing about her teaching style or method.
N/A -- Kumu Lilikala really knows her stuff, and nui ka waiwai o keia papa.
I liked the moments of reflection she provided for the class. I think it helped the material soak in my brain better. Maybe, though, we might not have to spend five minutes on reviewing stuff we learned about before.
overall great class really enjoyed topics and kumu did excellent job explaining and teaching the class course material
hard to communicate outside of class sometimes, but she is very busy usually
:)
Posting the power points in the correct area of laulima so they are available throughout the whole semester and not just for one week.
Study guides and class reviews before exams Incorporate group work or group projects Get more class involvement instead of just reading and lecture
The only downside that I could find with this class is that once I started learning it just made me want to learn more.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is knowledgable and creates a depth of learning that is incomparable.
Really good. Really engaging. My notebook is filled with notes so that is a definite sign that I was able to take a lot away from this course. I particularly liked that she can just go off on, not really "tangents", but related trains of thought and I could take notes on that also. I guess what Iʻm trying to say is, thereʻs so much I can learn from her that comes in very many forms --not just the powerpoints.
akamai loa Ê»o ia a hoihoi loa kona mau moÊ»olelo hawaiÊ»i o ka wÄ? ma mua.
She's awesome! Enjoyed her class immensely!
Great professor. extremely knowledgeable
Awesome that she knows how to keep class engaged in subject matter
Kumu Lilikala is AWESOME!!! I really enjoy her mythology class. I am looking forward to taking another class she will teach!
Maika'i LOA! Ma muli o keia kumu, mamake wau e hookomo i kekahi mau papa 'ike Hawai'i a'e, no ka mea, NUI ka waiwai, nui ka le'ale'a o keia papa, a he loea no 'o Lilikala
She is very excited about the course and I found the material very interesting overall.
no ka 'oi
:)
Love her enthusiasm, she definitely knows her stuff. Makes things easy to understand, explains things in depth.
Kumu has a great personality, she is always happy and keeps th class entertained. She lectures throughout the entire class, asking the class to reads the PowerPoint throughout the course. For some students, this type of teaching style is not effective for everyone so I feel she should involve other types of techniques. She briefly goes over the reading assignment in her lectures but students are responsible to read the stories for the test. Her syllabus is vague on knowing what to study because there is a lot to go over for her exams. In this case I think a study guide could help students, instead of posting guides that previous students had made. Overall she mentions if you have not taken a Hawaiian language or HWST 107 then passing the class would be very challenging, so she warns the class but it would help if she supported the students more.
She is (obviously) an expert in her field. I appreciated being able to ask someone with so much knowledge and experience questions that I could not ask anyone else. Her answers were always thoughtful and well though out. She spoke of potential new and upcoming courses, and I look forward to making sure that I can attend them.
17. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 13 (65%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 20 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
20. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 20 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 14 (70%)
21. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
22. Other comments:
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Mahalo Kumu. I really enjoyed learning 'Ike Hawai'i from the mythology point of view. I especially enjoyed learning oli!
The only thing I would say is that I would like to practice the oli with you a few more times before we are required to use it...sometimes they changed so fast that it was hard to remember the melody, and it was hard to practice it if you couldn't remember how it went.
:)
The lectures were through and presented in a logical and organized manner. The reader was incredibly interesting and will be a valuable future resource. I almost feel that if I retook the class I could further my understanding on some topics. This is not because I didn't learn the subject matter the first time, but after learning more I am able to think more broadly about the subject matter and stories.

Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa: HWST270, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 270 - Hawaiian Mythology Crn (Section): 75409 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.45 12 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.82 12 0.4 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 12 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 12 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 12 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
Great wealth of knowledge in Hawaiian Culture. No improvements are necessary, due to her many years of teaching and her experience within this field.
none.
Kumu Lilikala is well versed in every area of her expertise-she is a incredible source of knowledge, with many years of school and continues to be a scholar, her personal and academic experience is incredible she is absolutely blessed with many gifts! Lilikala needs no improvement since she is constantly involved in learning and sharing it with the world. Sheʻs fierce and in the ancient days would have been a warrior in every respect such as a teacher, historian, chanter, genealogist, she is beyond smart, just a wealth of knowledge.
talk to the guys printing the study book, I know they are busy making a ton of those, but the papers would often have edges that were cut off and sometimes that meant you could not read sections of the assigned reading. I liked the way you got the students involved using the daily experts. It was really helpful to have the slides posted online because more often than not, the information was too much to write down.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Well educated, knowledgable and funny.
100%
So full of knowledge! I learned so much and the depth of the manaʻo is greatly appreciated.
Maika'i loa!
Kumu Lilikala will be honored and loved for her many achievements, she is the righteous champion of the Hawaiian people. She is humble and will surely join the ranks of some of Hawaiʻiʻs greatest scholars, historians such as Samuel Kamakau, David Malo and many other contributing Hawaiian intellects. Many years ago when I was younger I saw and heard of this young lady and knew some day she would be well known and accomplish many things-for she was chosen! Little did I know I would take a class from this young lady. There is something special with the manner in which she chants that gives one chicken skin( the good kind) several times it made me feel pretty emotional in a good way. If one is Hawaiian they will understand that she is indeed communicating with numerous akua and they are listening!
She is an excellent teacher. Mahalo for your time.I really enjoyed your class!
A very dedicated and inspired teacher. You can tell she loves what she does and it shows through her enthusiastic approach to the material. I really like the way that critical thinking is applied to the subject to gain real depth of understanding.
she is awesome and so full of knowledge
One of the best...and greatest
Wonderful teacher, filled with knowledge and dedicated to her craft.
17. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
20. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
21. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
22. Other comments:
Mahalo nui loa(=
MORE TEACHERS AND CLASSES ARE NEED FOR HAWAIIAN STUDIES, DUE TO THE AMOUNT STUDENTS INTERESTED AND ENROLLED AS A HAWAIIAN STUDIES MAJOR
Aloha e Kumu Lilikala, Mahalo for being you! I appreciated your patience, kindness, understanding and your unique teaching method it was interesting, funny, captivating, motivating and everything a great story teller and teacher should be. I would also like to thank you for being patient with me and although I did not want to go into details about several learning disabilities I was challenged with particularly processing and retaining information, reading disorder and dyslexia and cognitive disorder due to several ... interestingly your class was not too difficult for me to comprehend instead my guardians were with me helping me through your class it was enjoyable a class that I looked forward to. Mahalo Kumu Lilikala. Aloha, Valerie Kekahuna
It was a great class, I took it for an interesting WI credit, but I ended up enjoying the class and learning much more than I thought I would. I have a renewed and inspired interest in applying this to my major.
Love this class!

Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa: HWST341, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 341 - Hawaiian Genealogies Crn (Section): 74823 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 14 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
There should be research days where the students must go to the archives, etc., in order to learn how to use those places, not just the library.
A little more time dedicated to the variety of genealogical resources would be helpful in the researching process.
For the final genealogy paper, the overwhelming work load could be distributed throughout mini assignments that are to be completed throughout the entire semester, then at the end of the semester everything can be combined to complete the final project.
The course is challenging but very interesting, Lilikala has a great teaching style.
There is way too much information expected to be obtained in this course. There is also no assignments, only a paper and exams so out is very difficult to retain the information. Very hard lecture style class!
Kumu Lilikala is DA BOMB DOT COM!!!! We need 1000 more like her for the LÄ? Hui!!! E Ola!!!
Since this course requires a heavy amount of research that must be done outside of class I think it would be very beneficial for students to take a class field trip during one class day to the State Archives. This would allow the students to familiarize themselves with different resources as a class with the guidance of an instructor. Any additionaly time needed by the students in the State Archives could be done on the student's own time. The study guides that were offered for the first exam were very helpful and I would hope that more study guides would be offered for the other exams.
You have a wonderful course. Its a lot of information in a short amount of time, but totally worth it. Also maybe figuring out a way for students to register more easily for your class. All students need this class but it usually fills so fast and you cant get in until your senior year.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Thumbs up.
Awesome!!!
Super awesome instructor. Firm, but understanding. She always made sure we were doing okay, and if not she made arrangements to help us out. I really appreciated that.
Clear, yet flexible. She sets high expectations but is very reasonable and helps students reach those expectations. Great teacher!
Kumu Lilikala is obviously extremely passionate about the content in this course and it shows in her enthusiasm and depth of mana'o that she shares with us. In short, this class is packed with 'ike and I think that it should be a requirement or recommendation on the syllabus to have a recorder for recording the lectures. I found the use of my recorder to be very helpful in studying for the exams because I can go back and focus on the content that is on the exams. The reason for listing the recorder on the syllabus is so that we can use our scholarships and grants to pay for it.
Really knows the material and makes learning the material fun.
An expert in her field, a great and interesting teacher.
HO`OULU!!!
Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa is a keenly knowledgable teacher of the course content. I enjoyed learning the course material under her instruction.
A passionate Kumu who makes you just as passionate about the subject matter, and stirs you with stimulating dialogue.
17. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
20. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
21. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
22. Other comments:
Less reading and more ACTUAL STORY TIME IN CLASS. It's easier to LISTEN to stories and put all of the genealogies together that way. Worksheets would be very helpful to constantly practice.
Making it a two-part, two-semester class might be beneficial to a lot of students (half for chiefs, half for research).
Awesome course! I am doing very well thus far per my exam and draft scores, and I can attribute my success to my use of a recorder. Kumu is packed with 'ike and will go off on tangents that are entire lessons in themselves, hence the importance of the recorder. Kumu Lilikala's enthusiasm in her content shows through her depth of 'ike and excitement that she exudes throughout her lectures.
FABULOUS!!! E OLA LÄ? HUI HAWAI`I!!! MAHALO KUMU!!!

Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa: HWST490, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 490 - Senior Seminar in Hawn Studies Crn (Section): 79451 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.1 11 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.78 11 0.44 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 11 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 11 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 11 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 11 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 11 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 11 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More outlined organization, and lenience for the end course load.
This class really has great potential, once a few kinks are ironed out. Research should be given more focus, maybe a lab and lecture section (4 credits total). Carpooling should be more organized to prevent weekly confusion.
Organize a plan for required writing a bit earlier
Maybe to let students know ahead of time that this course requires you to have a car available.
Since the class demands a large amount of time outside of the class I think this particular course would be better suited for a summer session. The amount of time it takes to get to some of the sites, then return to campus can conflict with most students class schedules. In the future I would hope that a list of locations/sites would be clearly outlined along with driving directions prior to beginning the course. Students should not have to wait until the night before a site visit to gain locational directions. The desired outcome of the course paper could have been better stated. I think an official rubric of what was to be expected in the paper should have been provided.
Maybe having this course only focus on one moku per semester rather than all of them. And to keep in touch with all the places visited via AVA konohiki so everyone can share the same Ike.
I think it would be beneficial if the course were taught over the weekend, that way students wouldn't have to leave early for class. Also, a designated shuttle driver might be helpful so that all students (without cars) can attend class when it's off-campus.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Shes a great kumu and Ive loved every class I have been able to take by her. This was a very interesting subject for a class but not organized well yet. I would try to turn this class into something offered more frequently and coexists with loÊ»i kalo and mahi Ê»ai lÄ?Ê»au.
Great teacher with revolutionary ideas!
Extremely knowledgeable, stimulates fresh and challenging ideas
My fun, and interesting
Maika'i Loa e kumu LilikalÄ?! MAHALO NUI NO KOU IKE!
Great teacher! I really enjoyed this class, and it helped me realize the underground efforts being made to convert Hawaiʻi to a sustainable nation. It was inspiring to visit the sites and talk to the leaders of this movement. Very intelligent teacher.
17. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 11 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
20. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 11 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
21. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%)
22. Other comments:
This is a great class with great potential, and an excellent capstone for Hawaiian Studies majors.