eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: H VanAmburgh

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ENG104, Non Traditional Summer 2014
ENG104, Non Traditional Summer 2014
ENG100, Fall 2013
ENG100, Fall 2013
ENG104, Fall 2013
ENG104, Fall 2013
ENG104, Fall 2013
ENG100, Spring 2013
ENG104, Fall 2012
ENG100, Spring 2012
ENG100, Fall 2011
ENG100, Spring 2011
ENG100, Fall 2010

H VanAmburgh: ENG104, Non Traditional Summer 2014

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 104 - Intro Creative Writing Crn (Section): 49085 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
15 hours a week
12 hours a week
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found the creative side of myself. I challenged myself in being creative, writing poems and stories.
I found the way that Mr VanAmburgh encouraged us to write freely and in our own way very valuable.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
12. 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 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He was great! Reasonable and helpful.
I thought this class was taught pretty well.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He was an awesome teacher. He was encouraging and gave constructive critisism. He was very organized and stuck with his syllabus (what I really enjoy). Simply amazing!
Great! I loved the course books as well, especially PoemCrazy.

H VanAmburgh: ENG104, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 104 - Intro Creative Writing Crn (Section): 49086 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
Well, for me, around 8-10 hours was a good amount of time to finish all my work (for the entire week) and look them over to edit. Revising took the most amount of time.
about 8 hours a week
10 hours
About 5-8 hrs a week
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I liked that the instructions were clear, and had examples so that we knew exactly what to do every week. The module/agenda sections were the most convenient resources.
The reading assignments
the feedback from instructor and peers, the various forms of exercises
Course instructor provided clear and simple directions. You replied to our questions and concerns quickly
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the 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%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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 treated students with respect.
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 encouraged class discussion.
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%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think it'd actually be good if two assignments were due on Wednesday; maybe the peer edit ones?
Maybe try to stick to the course syllabus. It gets a little confusing when assignment dates keep changing.
He did an excellent job with the course. It was a lot of work but learned a lot
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good! We were an online class so we never met him, but he is by far one of my favorite professors. I enjoyed the feedback he gave us after most of our assignments.
He seemed like a great teacher!
good professor, clear instructions and assignments, fair grading
I had a great learning experience, will recommend for those who are interested in creative writing. I appreciated his hard work and enthusiasm.

H VanAmburgh: ENG100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 45922 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 2.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
I believe that a student should devote at least eight hours in order to successfully complete this course. There is a lot of reading and time that should go into completing the assignments.
About 4 hours.
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I feel that feedback was very helpful. What is used in this course can be used in other courses that require properly written papers.
Improved English skills.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
12. 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 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I enjoyed this course but it is quite difficult to keep on track sometimes.
He could give more feedback on rough drafts.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
My overall evaluation would be that he is very informative and I enjoyed hearing his feedback.
VanAmburgh is an amazing professor.
16. Other comments:
n/a

H VanAmburgh: ENG100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 45923 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
I don't know I think it is different for everyone, i took four other classes and worked full time, you just have to make time.
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
When Mr.Vanamburgh graded my papers, with voice interaction. That helped a lot.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think that the whole peer response, and editing was a little vague, i didn't always find their statements helpful, some yes but not all the time. Also with the blogs, having to keep checking the site to post to 2 students was horrible, especially since i had three classes in that am and then headed to work until midnight.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great instructor, Great course. He was available when you needed him.
16. Other comments:
I actually enjoyed this course.

H VanAmburgh: ENG104, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 104 - Intro Creative Writing Crn (Section): 45800 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
6 - 8 hours per week
Outside of class, I tried to spend as much time as I could find, maybe 10 to 15 hours a week. I realize the benefits I received from the class would be in proportion to my efforts, so I wanted to succeed, to make a personal goal come true.
This class comes with a lot of weekly assignments. You should try and devote at least 7 hours a week if you want to finish all assignments on time. It got rough as the semester went on, mostly because as this class got more assignments, so did other classes.
A typical student should spend around 4-5 hours to complete each weeks tasks..
Between 4-6 hours
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
My instructor, Mr. Van Amburgh was exceptional. The subject was explored thoroughly with much care, wisdom and humor to keep us going, connected and excited. His feedback was insightful, sharp, swift, resourceful, sensitive and inspiring. It has changed my life. The lessons I have learned here I will treasure always. Creative writing is the beginning of a new creative life. And I am happy for this gift.
It definitely helped my writing ability. The poetry was amazing because I was able to express myself in a new way. However I found myself struggling with the story writing because I always felt as if I was running the same story line with different characters, and it was hard to find a way to change things up.
The constant peer reviews or add-ons to our last weeks assignments.
different prompts that exposes us to different types and styles of writing
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Please give us more time to focus on our portfolios.
The thoroughness and depth of the course encompassed a lifetime of learning. In all honesty, no improvement needed.
I would say to either allow more time for assignments to be done, or minimize the amount of assignments we get a week. Although I loved the course, sometimes it was stressful to write a story by Wednesday, then another by Sunday whilst trying to complete forums and a blog on top of having a n everyday job AND 3 other classes to focus on as well.
ways to improve, I feel as though my writing is okay, as my grades reflect that, but ways to improve my writing is nowhere.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very attentive and encouraging
I was most struck by Mr. Van Amburgh's humanity and the ease in which he shared his knowledge and joy about the subject of creative writing, holding up a light for students often stuck in the dark. If I had had, even remotely, an English teacher with his talent when I had graduated from high school decades ago, I am quite sure I would have gone to college. As it is, who would know Maui would hold so many treasures. Thank you so much!
He is a great teacher, his presentations were very explanatory and he took the time to map out the agenda for the week. He made sure that we understood what we were doing and answered our questions clearly.
Seems like a well versed individual, with knowledge of many different obscure poems or writings.
very good teacher. seems very enthusiastic about writing.
16. Other comments:
This course was very difficult time wise and the work load was more than I expected. I felt like I was taking an accelerated course by the amount of work we were being given. I admit that I should have given a little more effort and am not sure if anyone else felt this way. Other than that, this course helped develop my writing and creativity with its freedom of speech. It was exciting and every week I looked forward to reading what my other peers took from the assignment and how the made it different.
i didn't enjoy much of the fiction section. i wish i could have written more personal stories in the fiction area. i wanted to write my more about what happened in my life and create fiction stories from that. a lot of the stories we read were of personal experiences and it was hard to read those examples and try to use that into the different prompts we had.

H VanAmburgh: ENG104, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 104 - Intro Creative Writing Crn (Section): 45802 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
about 2 hours
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the very organized weekly schedule he gave us of our work due
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
i think he;s doing great. I love the written instruction as well as presentational style. The organization is helpful and I really appreciated his emphasis on creative and free writing with no judgment.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A+ great Job!
16. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

H VanAmburgh: ENG104, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 104 - Intro Creative Writing Crn (Section): 45994 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
Uninterrupted time, 12-16 (maybe)
Depending on the student, I would recommend spending at least 3 hours outside of class.
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
No survey responses were found.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
9. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. 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 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No survey responses were found.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
very well organized, lots of explanations, grading was a bit harsh. overall really good teacher.
Knows what he is doing and gives precise and clear explanation.
16. Other comments:
I enjoyed the course, after a while the work felt the same and overdone. It seemed like a lot of the same things, just different ways of doing it. Besides losing time, and trying to catch up, it seemed as though I also lost interest of a lot of the type of writing that was required. I would have enjoyed a different forum for writing.

H VanAmburgh: ENG100, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 47707 (0)     47708 (0)     48185 (0)     48360 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
4-8
Roughly 10-15 hours per week.
6 - 8 hrs
3-4 hours per week.
8-9
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the all of the coursework - assignments and learning - were thoughtfully prepared. instructor did a great job teaching!
The whole course was excellent. Mr. Van Amburg really went out of his way to teach. I enjoyed all of the example essays, the modules, and the power point presentations. We had a variety of learning tools.
feedback on the compositions
Pushing myself to write in different styles.
Watching the "Returned" final draft video where the instructor has your paper on a video and he talks you through your paper. Very Useful and engaging.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
More modern art forms , or current events could be used as the topics for next year.
I would have liked more feedback from others on some of my writing assignments.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent
He is an amazing teacher. He is enthusiastic about the subject, well organized and efficient at getting his point across.
Great! Well organized and paced.
16. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

H VanAmburgh: ENG104, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 104 - Intro Creative Writing Crn (Section): 46737 (0)     46739 (0)     46740 (0)     47049 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (67%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
12 hours
At Least 12-15.That's a minimum depending on current skill level before taking his course.
3-6 hours a week.
This is an online course and I feel that 20/hrs a week or more depending on the assignments for the week.
10-12
4-6 hours
10-12 hours
about 8 to 10 hours
Many people said that students should do eight hours a week to the course work outside of class.
I would say about a couple of hours.
at least 1-2 hours a day
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found the resources, course work, and presentations valuable.
His attitude, the course structure was the best I have seen.The content and definitely making it all fun to learn, pushing the limits.
Very well structured assignments and enjoyable to work with.
The information that he gives us and the examples. I like that he engages us with the peers on the online course. It makes us really think more about what we put into it.
This was the first online course that I have ever taken. I liked how each week we covered a new section in both writing poetry and short stories. Each week would expand upon what was learned from the week before. It was well structured and informational.
I was able to turn in most of my assignments when I chose to as long as it was by the end of the week. I culd create my own schedule for this class.
The fact that the teacher offered other programs outside of class that could help with the course work
I find self motivation and motivation from other to be most helpful. The course made me work more on my grammar and to learn self motivation.
I found out how to write and express myself better.
text, and instructor tips with enthusiasm
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
9. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (50%) 1 (33%)
12. 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 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No need to improve!
Nothing comes to mind.
Nothing, this class was easy to follow and understand.
Think he is already doing a great job. Very well organized and clear instructions.
No comments
None.
He does a wonderful job with organizing this online class. I can tell he spends a lot of time grading and analyzing students work. I had one teacher that had to change due dates for some assignments up to 3 times.
It is very well taught.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I felt like i've learned a lot about the subject and also about myself. This was a very fun and engaging class. Everything was put together well and I loved the passion the instructor showed for this subject.
Fantastic instructor, mahalo for all your support and encouragement.This course was fun, now I feel like I have tools to write whatever I wish to.
Great teacher, great curriculum.
Excellent instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
I really enjoy his class. He makes us really think about several things before you really figure out what you really want to really write about.
He is a great teacher, full of insight, experience, and understanding. I enjoyed his class.
Mr. VanAmburgh is a very great teacher. I have taken 2 classes with him and have enjoyed my learning experience for both.
He is a very enthusiastic professor, but I enjoyed his love for the subject which I find difficult at times.
Great teacher.
He is a very educated instructor with much enthusiasm for writing and it shows in his class assignments.
16. Other comments:
Thank you!!!!
I really enjoyed his class!
Great Class!
I like his use of media like power point and videos to shows examples of each assignments.
I enjoyed this class and wish I could have spent more time on it.

H VanAmburgh: ENG100, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 49489 (0)     49490 (0)     49865 (0)     49973 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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 kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
I think that I'm personally a fast writer and spent a good 8-10 hours writing every week if I did all of the exercises and papers. 10-15 for each week of the research paper module.
10+
About 2
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It was fun finding out facts in my research paper. You as a professor make the process of learning over long distance easy by being so understanding with the constant weekly updates and timely emails.
Writing has taught me how to get in touch with my feelings.
Reading other student's opinions about your own essays
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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. The instructor is 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%)
9. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
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. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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. In general, the course was well organized.
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. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I found that responding to others work was to encourage discussion, but by then end of the course it was just busywork to me. On one hand I enjoyed reading alternatives to the module/paper I just did, but the process of giving critical feedback as a peer seemed almost rude, the only thing I wanted to do was support whatever was written. I also think that the laulima way of posting in a forum was hard to navigate. You gave clear instructions but I wished that certain topics (anything requesting our input on a story etc.) were on a thread with the topic created by you, and all of the comments from the entire class easily viewable underneath instead of on however many individual threads.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome. I only wish I had been more on top of dates (like when I was a few hours late for the midterm). The course was fluid and your responses and grading were helpful. You made the reading and writing heavy Eng 100 class into something accessible to me 5,000 away. Thanks!
Mr. VanAmburgh is a great teacher and is always willing to help
16. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

H VanAmburgh: ENG100, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 48707 (0)     48719 (0)     48722 (0)     49026 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
6 to 8 hours on course work
Well, since this class was online, I would say that I did about 3-5 hours a week of work.
This is the kind of class that requires full attention and participation just to keep up. When one is in full compliance with what the instructor is expecting; a genuine sense of accomplishment comes with our efforts. Class peers are encouraged to interact and critiqe each others' work; this is a useful technique for teaching by learning. In hours each day a minimum of three is required for me to feel caught up.
as many as can especially when inspiration strikes..use it!
8-10
I would say about 5 to 6 hours a day.
I would say that I devoted about 5-10 hours a week in writing essays, reading and contributing to our class discussions.
Atleast 6 to 8 hours.
10-12 hours a week
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the way Prof. Van Amburgh was so personal and the way he went out of his accommodate each students specific needs. As for me my computer had some program issues, to where I was only able to view PDF files, and unable to view any Word DOCs. As soon as I informed him of this issue he began posting PDF's as well as word formats so that I was able to view them. Also his detailed comments on all of our returned assignments was very helpful to me.
I found the peer editing to be valuable, but probably the most valuable would be the teachers response's to our papers.
I already write fairly well as a 66 year old man; this class helped me to get on track to becoming a really good writer. The way the instructor asked us to stretch ourselves and use the more than plentiful resources to improve our skills I found to be both exhausting and very worth while. The whole idea of deadlines, thinking, and research put enough pressure on me to cause my best qualities to come to light. "I enjoyed this class a lot."
he
Module structure
Reminders, by email, and showing what need to be done step by step.
It was very easy to follow and I actually learned a lot about writing, our teacher was hands-on and very nice, it was easy to communicate through email and the chat room and the essay examples that he would post helped a lot.
The introduction of different types of essays and the many examples And activities to practice them. What I also found valuable and helpful about this course is that mr. Van Amburgh interacted with his students unlike my other class where in the beginning of the semester the teacher posts ALL assignments with due dates. Mr. Van amburgh posts assignments weekly.
Everything is valuable because Todd seems to assist us with whatever help we need to finish each assignment. The private messages to him really helps and he's always online to answer our questions. He's an awesome teacher!
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 5 (83%)
9. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 1 (50%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%) 1 (50%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I do not believe that he needs to improve it at all.
The only improvement that I would want to see would be a faster return of written papers.
Mr. VanAmburgh is already an expert and since I'm not; I would have no idea of how to suggest any improvements.
maybe have the gradebook up sooner...i just like to see where a am from day one, otherwise everything was perfect!
The blog section on Laulima could be set up better so that a person doesn't have to sift through the entries, when people are behind on assignments, to make comments on the most recent posts. Chat room exercises involving writing partners don't work. I never had one response from my peers that were chosen for me to work with. It's difficult enough to get this kind of participation in a real classroom, even more so online when making this kind of assignment that pairs a responsible person with someone who is not.
NO need to improve. Excellent
I don't think there is any need for improvement. Mr. VanAmburgh was a fabulous teacher!
By keep the interaction with your students and keep doing what you doing because it helped me a lot on not procrastinating. His deadlines for assignments kept me on task knowing what to expect in following weeks
I feel that there is no room for improvement. He is always there to help!
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's an awesome teacher, he knows what he's talking about, he knows how to make you understand what he's talking about, and he's great at what he does. TWO THUMBS UP!!!
He did a great job being very clear and to the point in all of our homework assignments.
My personal opinion of him as a person and teacher is that he's a genius. He is also a deeply feeling human with many of the finest attributes that a truly good man can have. "He should be cloned!"
He has the right formula to create a comforting safe inspiring virtual classroom.
The instructor, Mr. van Amburgh is well versed on the subject, accommodating engaging,and fair.
A great teacher, easy to work with, and has helped me develop my writing skills. Mostly, he as help me be more creative and mind opening.
Great, nice, fair, respectful.
My overall evaluation of Mr. Van Amburgh is that he was the best teacher overall I ever had in college. I learned so much and will recommend him to other students
He does such a wonderful job with all the assignments and he responds to me quickly! He is a wonderful teacher for English and I love how creative the activities get. He is neat and well organized with all of his work that he presents to us. He is never too hard on us so that's what makes us keep our own pace and strive to become better at writing and reading. Overall, he has done a great job teaching me to become a better writer!
16. Other comments:
If I needed to take ENG 100 again I would register for his class again in a heartbeat.
One thing that could be said about this course that's not accounted for here is: The question above concerning whether or not the instructor offered enough help. It should be said that: This is not the kind of class that the teacher would help individuals to the point of making them dependent om the teacher; rather this class teaches the student how to rely on their own best perceived interests and resources. To do other wise would cripple a student. So for that reason: I don't think question #7 above is appropriately asked. Why? Because the very nature of becoming a good writer involves observing the details and then deciding what is meant or implied in the general instructions. This searching process is why this is the best English course I have ever found and Mr. VanAmburgh is the best teacher I have ever worked with.
Thank you Mr. Van Amburgh for all you have taught me this semester I will take what I have learned in your class with me to my next english course, that is if I do pass english 100. :). I truely had a blast and can't believe it's practically over! With much aloha, carvana dela cruz

H VanAmburgh: ENG100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 46322 (0)     46323 (0)     46548 (0)     46845 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The writing assignments were varied and allowed lots of room for personal creativity while learning various ways to write an essay.
What I found that was valuable and helpful for me was a teacher who is always there for his students. The course is very enjoyable making it fun to learn.
This teacher thoughtfully prepared the curriculum. His assignments clearly indicated a desire to impart meaning, depth and true learning to his students (no busy work). He makes himself available should his already crystal-clear instructions not be enough. His buoyant, cheerful spirit make learning a joy.
That we could ask other student's as well as the teacher if we had any questions.
Instructor answered numerous questions when asked, instructor was always helpful!
Everything!
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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 (100%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the 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%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Todd Van Amburgh included audio recordings giving important instructions in the beginning. It was nice to hear Todd's human voice teaching. It made the on line experience a little less estranged from human interaction.
No improvements needed, but please continue to teach and share your knowledge. You are a remarkable teacher!!
I can't think of a single way in which this class could be improved. I am beyond satisfied in every regard, and would enthusiastically recommend this class and teacher.
It's good the way it is.
Very organzied, helpful, and understanding.
It's perfect the it is.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Todd Van Amburgh is an excellent teacher with lots of passion for writing. His enthusiasm is very motivating. His attention to detail, clear instructions, and innovative lesson plans made this class work.
When my friends or family ask me how I am doing in school, my face light up with a smile while I tell them how great my English teacher is. I thank you Mr. VanAmburgh for having patience, structure and understanding on teaching your students. Having structure helped me to complete my assignments on time without being rushed, but pushed enough to succeed on my own. Each week that passes by, I walk away with knowledge that I able to retain and share. Most of all what I can honestly take away from this course and will remember for the rest of my life is not learning the mechanics of a sentence in writing English, but finding and writing my ideas and emotions. When you finally see your feelings and thoughts on paper in more than eight hundred words, is truly amazing!! Well, at least for me it is. It's a huge accomplishment and I thank you for taking me on that journey of my own self discovery.
THE BEST! Van Amburgh rocks!
Consistent and informs students regularly for assignments and grades.
Very A++++
Great teacher!
14. Other comments:
I will highly recommend Todd Van Amburgh as an excellent teacher.
I wish Mr. Van Amburgh would teach other teachers how to teach. Like my nutrition teacher, ugh! This is how college classes are supposed to look. I am a better person for having taken this class. My skills are stronger. I'm more aware of areas I need to continue working on. The materials were appropriate, fun and interesting. The teacher was responsive, caring, professional. Perfect! Give him a raise.
I recommend him to all the future ENG100 students!

H VanAmburgh: ENG100, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 45409 (0)     45414 (0)     45758 (0)     45937 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I was able to express myself through essays we did and I did not have to think hard. I let my ideas flow freely.
Having to learn to see things and think 'outside the box.'
I never liked writing and while taking this online course, all I did was write. This course and his curriculum made it easy for me to enjoy writing. I found another way to express myself-thru writing. I've learned a great deal that will take me far. I enjoyed sharing and reading my peers work as well. I learned to created blogs, and just free-write. From hating writing to now enjoying writing, this was a very valuable course for me.
I liked the different ways we could submit our work. I really liked the grade book link so I could see if I needed to step it up with my work.
I found that almost every time I was online Mr.VanAmburgh was online. So I was always able to send him a message if I needed help with something.
The workload
I love how he would give us useful powerpoint presentations and fun assignments. The essay topics were fun and we had ample time to write and revise our essays. Overall I really enjoyed this online class. He would always give us great comments on our work and give us ways to improve our essays and he would always respond to emails/questions fast. Great teacher!
That I could ask him any question I had when it came to a difficult assignment even though it was online he made time to answer it quickly.
The smart thinking tutoring. Also, the activities and assignments helped me become a better writer.
That I was able to keep up with the class and understand the assignments because it was well detailed.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Keep doing the great job Mr. Van Amburgh! Enjoyed taking this online class (:
I truly enjoyed this course. It was my first online class and found it to be very organized, detailed, and user friendly. Todd was a great teacher, very understanding, knowledgeable and helpful when I needed help. Great class!
Mr. VanAmburgh is doing an awesome job teaching. He was fair and made encouraged me to just try my best. I really enjoyed having him as my teacher.
Make everything due on the same day each week.
More group activities.
Keep doing what he has done in the past.
I thought it was fine!
While doing peer editing any essays, that we can be able to see the mistakes we need to change and it could be easier to fix the problem instead of the teacher showing us.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
100% SATISFIED. Couldn't be more thankful to survive ENGLISH 100 without all the skills he taught.
Very Good and comprehensive
He is an excellent, well organized, knowledgable, detailed instructor.
10 out of 10
Great instructor and has a very organized class.
I ejoyed the class
Great teacher who knows his subject well!
He is knowledgeable and has much to offer students.
he is a good teacher because he is well organized on the things he is looking for. All the assignments were always made on Monday and only essays due on Wednesdays. I have no objection to his teaching.
14. Other comments:
THANK YOU MISTER VAN AMBURGH!!!!
Would like to thank him for his well organized online class and for helping me grow from hating writing to enjoying writing.
I think Mr. VanAmburgh was one of my best teachers even though I felt he gave lots of assignments a week. I feel my reading and writing skills has improved thanks to him. I have already suggested him to friends of mine who need to take English 100.
English was fun!