eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Ralph Koga

Available Survey Results

HAW102, Fall 2011
HAW301, Fall 2011
HAW402, Fall 2011
HAW302, Spring 2011

Ralph Koga: HAW102, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Language
Course: HAW 102 - Elementary Hawaiian Crn (Section): 71797 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
4. 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 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
6. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
8. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
11. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%)
12. The instructor encourages me to speak the language being studied in class, and to use it actively in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
15. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
18. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
19. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
20. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
21. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
24. Other comments:
Awesome teacher! He is easy to understand and helps with difficulties. I would recommend if taking Hawaiian to take Koga's class.
Maika'i loa keia papa 'oelo hawai'i. He kumu maika'i loa 'o Lalepa.
Kumu Lalepa is a treasure. He is very receptive to change and adapts the lesson for all learning types. I wish the book was updated and was geared rapid language absorption. I think that the structure of the course could be improved to optimize accelerated language utilization. Handouts with pictures and the vocabulary. Contextual based lessons, i.e., "things in the house", "seasons + weather", "colors", "things you do in the morning", etc...
Ralph Koga or "Lalepa" is one of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic professor I have ever came across. I hope he teaches at the University of Hawaii Manoa for a very long time because I would recommend him to any student. We have classes every weekday for 50 minutes and each classes is just as enjoyable as the next. He is truly a wonderful teacher who I feel actually cares about his students' success.
the best teacher ive had for hawaiian always is willing to help and gives extra time he has to help and he will not let you fail
The best teacher I have had at the university. Genuinely cares for the subject as well as his students. Never wanted to see anyone do poorly and did what he could to prevent that.

Ralph Koga: HAW301, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Language
Course: HAW 301 - Third-Level Hawaiian Crn (Section): 74162 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
4. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
6. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
12. The instructor presented the origins of ideas and concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
13. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
14. The instructor encourages me to speak the language being studied in class, and to use it actively in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
15. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
17. The instructor encouraged out-of-class consultations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
18. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
20. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
knowledgeable, flexible, available for extra help, relates well w/ students
His knowledge of the subject and that he always challenged us as students to strive for perfection.
His knowledge of not only the language herself, but also his knowledge behind the vocabulary and the culture and relating everything to the language. HÅ« ka maikaÊ»i ona. He kumu Ê»oluÊ»olu maoli nÅ?, a maiau.
He had office hours on the weekends which was very helpful. That was one of my favorite things about his class.
Aside from course content, he would go off on interesting tangents that taught me a lot about Hawaiian culture, the origins of words, and the why behind the why of sentence patterns, trains of thought etc.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
24. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
25. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
26. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
29. Other comments:
excellent, admirable, awesome, consummate, fantastic, first-class, marvelous, terrific, wonderful...
The only thing that I would like to comment on is that the work given to us is somewhat a little extensive. Indeed in challenged me, but I felt that due to the workload in this class, some of my other classes were affected.
He was a great professor because he really cares about the students. I would take all my hawaiian classes from him if I could.
Best class of my semester. Extremely well-prepared for class, made class interesting, engaging, and I learned a lot. Strict grader, but thatʻs what helped me to be more meticulous when doing hmwk/assignments. Awesome teacher, wish he was teaching 302!
One of the best Hawaiian Language teachers! No Ka 'Oi!!!

Ralph Koga: HAW402, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Language
Course: HAW 402 - Fourth-Level Hawaiian Crn (Section): 75102 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
4. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
6. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
7. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor encourages me to speak the language being studied in class, and to use it actively in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
16. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
17. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
18. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The instructor was very knowledgeable and able to explain all aspects of the language. The instructor did a most excellent job of applying these language skills in real-life situations where they are needed outside the classroom (with practical excercises). The instructor was very understanding to the diversity of student needs.
Kumu Lalepa is an awesome teacher, he goes above and beyond for his students, even meets outside of class hours and on the weekends too. He is an amazing resource because of his own studies and truly cares about his students.He not only teaches the language but incorporates Hawaiian history into his lessons and challenges his students to become scholars not only in Hawaiian language and culture but in other avenues as well, in Hawaiian thought and in the Hawaiian medium.
He is very knowledgable in every subject matter
Ê»O ka mea i waiwai ai kÄ?ia papa iaÊ»u, Ê»o ia hoÊ»i ke Ê»ano o ko kumu Lalepa aÊ»o Ê»ana mai iÄ? mÄ?kou i pili i ka haÊ»awina i hoihoi ma ke aÊ»o Ê»ana. Ma muli o ka leÊ»aleÊ»a a hoihoi paha o kona aÊ»o Ê»ana mai iÄ? mÄ?kou, pÄ?lÄ? i paÊ»a ai nÄ? haÊ»awina iaÊ»u. Ê»O kekahi lÄ?Ê»ana o kona aÊ»o Ê»ana mai iÄ? mÄ?kou, Ê»o ia hoÊ»i ko mÄ?kou mau haÊ»iÊ»Å?lelo i pili i nÄ? haÊ»awina Ê»Ä? aÊ»e a mÄ?kou i nÄ?nÄ? ai ma ka papa. Ma ka holo Ê»ana o kÄ?ia kau, ua heluhelu mÄ?kou i ka moÊ»olelo no Halemano, a ma loko o ia mau heluhelu Ê»ana, ua aÊ»o mÄ?kou e pili ana i nÄ? wahi pana, nÄ? mele HawaiÊ»i a me ka manu HawaiÊ»i. Ê»Oiai e heluhelu ana mÄ?kou e pili ana i kÄ?ia mau kumuhana nei, ua kÅ«pono nÅ? ko mÄ?kou haÊ»iÊ»Å?lelo ana no kÄ?ia mau kumuhana no ko mÄ?kou mÄ?kaukau. A ma waho aku o ke Ê»ano o kona aÊ»oaÊ»o Ê»ana mai iÄ? mÄ?kou, ua mahalo nui wau i ka nui o kona Ê»ike no kÄ?ia kumuhana o ka Ê»Å?lelo HawaiÊ»i. Ê»Oiai ua komo wau i ka papahana Ê»Å?lelo HawaiÊ»i mai ka papa mÄ?laaÊ»o, ua hauÊ»oli wau i ka hiki ke aÊ»o i nÄ? mea hou ma kÄ?na mau papa i Ê»okoÊ»a mai kaÊ»u mea i aÊ»o mua Ê»ia. Ma o ko kumu Lalepa aÊ»o Ê»ana mai iÄ? mÄ?kou i kona Ê»ike ma ke Ê»ano Ä?na i aÊ»o mai iÄ? mÄ?kou, ua hiki iaÊ»u ke kÅ«kulu hou ma luna aÊ»e o koÊ»u kahua.
Ka ʻike ona.
O kekahi mea maikai loa e pili ana ia Lalepa, o ia hoi ka nui o kana hana ma ka hoopololei, a hooponopono kekahi i ko makou mau hana nui. Eia kekahi, nana makou ka papa i na ano like olelo o ka olelo Hawaii.
He was able to connect our lessons to the larger picture. It made it easy to find value in the topic. It may have been lost on some of my fellow classmates but when I understood the deeper objectives of the task, it was encouraging to try my best.
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
21. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
22. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
23. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
25. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
26. Other comments:
Thank you to Kumu Lalepa for his patience, his sharing of knowledge, and for fostering a good spirit in the class. I am most-indebted and consider myself lucky to have learned from him.
Mahalo a nui ka hoomanawanui o Lalepa.

Ralph Koga: HAW302, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Language
Course: HAW 302 - Third-Level Hawaiian Crn (Section): 88467 (005)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
7. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
8. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
9. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
10. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor encourages me to speak the language being studied in class, and to use it actively in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
14. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
16. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He not only emphasizes the language, but also the history, culture, and for all students to understand the way Hawaiians think. He is extrememly knowledgable and information he gave us was very interesting.
He made me feel comfortable to contribute in class, even though I am not as comfortable speaking Hawaaiian as other students. It was fascinating to learn the language by studying the history of Hawaii as written by S M Kamakau. The ability to read a such challenging material has made it easier for me to comprehend Hawaiian as written by other authors. I am inspired to continue to learn the language of my kupuna.
He takes the time to make sure I understand everything fully.
Kumu is always available to help out his haumana. He always gives ample time to complete assignments and is very fair in his grading. He sets high standards which really challenged us but it showed that he has a lot of faith in his students.
He is knowledgeable about the material and language structure. I like how he teaches through historical accounts.
18. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Sometimes he forgets the assignments that were given in previous classes.
nothing
Sometimes class was a little slow because he had to repeat things numerous time for other students.
sarcasm. sometimes its funny, sometimes itʻs not.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
20. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
21. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
22. The course has given me more insight into the behavior and culture of native speakers of the language.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
23. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
25. Other comments:
The class was challenging, interesting and inspiring. He was always available for help in person or via email.
maikaʻi, mahalo!