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Instructor: Kalani Fujiwara

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Kalani Fujiwara: POLS130, Fall 2009

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: POLS 130 - Intro to American Politics Crn (Section): 31056 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.8 15 1.26 Freq(%) 9 (60%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Kalani always emailed reminders about deadlines for quizzes and papers. He also gave us access to links and powerpoints needed for quizzes and papers. Grading system was very clear and I was able to track my grade throughout the semester.
Makes the subject interesting. Encourages critical thinking. Makes topics relatable and easy to understand.
he's funny and he's really passinate about the subject
He came to class everyday and had a lesson plan for each section. Came well prepared and had interesting lectures that made the whole class participate.
He is passionate about the subject and has a lot of insight that I gained knowledge from.
he is very invovled with his students and knows his subject very much
He explains the topic and subject area. He provides a sufficient amount of examples for the students to understand and grasp the concept. He also helped his students to really get the idea. You can see his passion for the subject area in the way he teaches.
He knows subject matter well and is enthusiastic about it. He is very active in encouraging student participation.
A major strength was his ability to compare the topic to things the students could understand. He made the class fun with his analogies.
He was very knowledgable in the topics he chose to discuss in class.
he was very prepared for class. he also tried to teach us in a fashion that not only helped us learn but also keep us interested. i was very interested in how he taught us, in fact i have signed up for another class of his next semester
His passion for the subject.
He keeps the class interesting and knows what he's talking about.
The instructor's major strengths as a teacher is his knowledge of the subject.
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Be more strict with students who disrupt class time such as with talking. Don't try to talk over them - tell them directly that they need to stop their disruptive behavior.
nothin, i liked the class
None
none i love this class.
review for quizes?
Encourage more out-of-class peer debate concerning modern political issues.
none
Encourage more of a discussion towards certain topics.
Nothing
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
if you needed help, he's availiable and he's fair
He gave us his email and office hours incase we needed to see him and ask any questions.
His power points were awesome, he showed movies that helped understand the topic, and he makes the ideas he is trying to get across very clear.
he would always inform us exactly where to study for quizes and if we need any help he would always offer us to come to see him
By allowing the students to turn in papers prior to the due date and he would grade it then hand it back and allow us to make changes so that we can get a better grade. He also allowed studnets to make up the quizzes that they missed however, I feel that there should be a cut off date that you can no longer take a certain quiz because sometimes we had to wait for our grades for a while because students still had not taken the quiz.
I don't understand question.
he made sure to use everyone in examples and left no one out of the conversation. he always let us get our 2 cents in on every topic.
He asks questions to make sure we're following along.
he got involved in how we learn and he gave us many opportunities to get the grades we want
He stated numerous times that his office was open and we may email any questions or concerns we have. On top of that, he offered ample opportunities for extra credit which focused on involvement in extra curricular activities.
He always tells us to email him about questions and explains everything out in detail.
Not sure
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Class and class discussions were always interesting.
Yes. Absolutely. He's able to make us understand how American Politics directly relate to us. And he's funny.
yes, i would because he's entertaining and kind of makes poly sci a bit fun
Yes I would recommend him to other students because he is a good teacher that know his material. Has fun classes that make the whole class participate and asks questions that make you think.
Yes, definitely! This is my favorite class and I learned so much from Kalani, things that everyone should know. I learned so much about government that I never knew before and learned so much that I will be refering back to for the rest of my life.
yes. he is very enthusiastic and fun loving
Yes, because he assists his students as best as he can and has a strong passion for the subject so it makes you become passionate for the subject area.
No. His speech can be confusing. He oversimplifies complex issues.
Yes, because he is a very high energy teacher with a great teaching method. The only thing is the amount of effort you would have to put into it. He expects a lot of us and its flattering to me. It kind of feels like he believes in us as individuals.
Yes, he's a fun teacher who seems to enjoy an open debate.
yes. he is a great teacher
Yes, this teacher is well educated and knows his subject matter. With his sense of humor he stresses extremes which calls us to action.
Yes because you will learn a lot from his way of teaching, and it's now a boring class.
Yes, because the instructor makes the class fun.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he's funny and gets people involved. he likes to use sport analogies to explain things and it actually makes kind of sense
Thanks for the great semester! Right
He is one of the best teachers I have had at KCC. I have learned the most from him and Mr. Denton out of all my teachers.
i love you man!!
great class, if you put in the effort, you'll get a lot out of this class. It is a lot of work, but if this is something you want to learn, his class is the one to take.
nothing
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)