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Instructor: Rucci Aamodt

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MUS121C, Fall 2009
MUS253, Fall 2009
MUS253, Fall 2009

Rucci Aamodt: MUS121C, Fall 2009

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 121C - Class Piano I Crn (Section): 31340 (0)     31854 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 10 1.63 Freq(%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
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%) 7 (70%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%) 7 (70%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She knew how to play and reached out to the students on their own level.
played the piano for a long time, and plays it well, teaches it to others in a way that is easy to understand.
she was good at what she did, she knew the subject very well, she is very talented and a good piano teacher
being a good piano teacher
-Knew subject area well -Always prepared -Very helpful
her strengths are that she knows what she is doing and helps when ever it is needed.
She gives equal one-on-one time with everyone.
always walk around and help student
teaching how to play the piano
Piano and music theory.
She knows what she is doing and she teaches very well.
Mrs. Aamodt is a patient teacher with a great sense of humor. She is very effective when teaching piano and can make even the greenest of beginners feel comfortable.
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
nothing really I thought she was a great teacher
less songs to play during a quiz.
no changes
More exposure to performing in front of the class/audience.
none
nothing, she's great!
maybe can make the class more interesting
There is no problem with Instructor.
None
No changes. This class was amazing.
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  
1.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She would find some way to help the student.
asked about how things are, making sure we practice.
alwys answered back emails promptly. alwys ask if we have problems or questions. alwys helpd the student when the student asked for help
by listening to them and giving advice
Whenever we needed help or it seemed as if we are struggling she's always there to help us. Call button feature on each piano is very helpful as well so that whenever we press it she can talk to us and help us individually over the mic.
she explained to each of us what we needed to improve on.
She give us one on one time and helps us with anything we need help with.
teach us individually
When I couldn't understand how to play, she noticed to me and taught me soon. She always pays careful attention to students.
does not apply
She would help us until we get how we are suppose to play.
Mrs. Aamodt would sit with any student that was having trouble on their musical piece and help them step by step to play beautifully.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Sure, very easy to talk to.
yes because she is very nice and she teaches very well. first day of class, i knew nothing about piano. when this semester is over, i knew how to read notes as well as other things about the piano/music.
yes, good teacher to learn from, good atmosphere
yes, she is a very tlented musician. a great person to learn from. shes very knowledgeable
yes because you can learn a lot about the subject.
Yes, because she is very patient and helpful. I learned things that I didn't know before.
she told them when they needed more practice and told us to all practice at home or where ever for atleast 30 minutes so we was ready for or tests.
yes.. she's a great teacher!
yes, she is a nice teacher
yes, she is so kind
I believe it is yes. The teacher's instructing ways, did not apply well for me. But, it helped many of the students in class.
Yes because she is a fun and awesome teacher!
Yes, I would recommend this teacher to students. Students who wish to learn to play piano will find themselves next to a skilled and compassionate instructor.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Had a good time in her class. Made me want to continue my piano studies.
to say, continue to be a great piano teacher
Keep it up and I wish you taught piano 2.
thank you
thank you
Thanks
She is a very cool piano teacher and super outgoing and fun!
The instructional flip videos were a great help when learning a new piece.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 9 (90%)
23. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
24. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
25. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
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%) 6 (60%)

Rucci Aamodt: MUS253, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 253 - Basic Experiences of Music Crn (Section): 31634 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
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%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
7. The instructor was prepared for 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%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
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%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
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  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
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%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Good knowledge of material, knows whats up in the music department.
She was very friendly to all students. And she always took care of her students. She answered my questions quickly.
She has a lot of experience being a teacher and a musician.
She helped me to understand music in a way that was easy to learn. I learned a lot from her.
She encouraged everyone in class to get involved.
good teacher, would take her class again
The instructor has and great attitude that goes along with her teaching. She has the ability to make students feel comfortable and to participate in learning.
The teacher was always prepared for class and explained assignments thoroughly.
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Make the class harder/learn more
None. Naturally a fun class to take
Maybe changing locations so that there will be air condtioning.
Nothing. I liked everything we did in class.
none
none.
no changes
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  
1.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 7 (78%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Extended deadlines, not getting mad when people did not show up to class.
She would e-mail us if we start to fall behind, Also we knew our grade at all times via turnitin.com
She always asked us why we didnt turn in our assignments. Tried to help us or sometimes even extending the due date so that we would have enough time to do the assignments.
She listened to everyone's opinions and answered any questions we had.
reminded us when assignments were due, went over projects in class
She carefully goes over the material for understanding and tends to give students a hands on experience. She makes sure you are given all the materials to understand the work.
The instructor asked students if they needed help on assignments.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, nice teacher, knows her material, not the perfect class material for me but a good teacher.
yes but only to elementry school teacher majors
Yes. She was a teacher that explained things easily for anyone to understand. If we didnt understand then she would help us to understand it.
Yes. I really liked the way she teaches and everyday in class I learned a lot. She made it very fun and interesting.
totally recommend
Yes. Shes is all in all a great teacher and incorporates fun activities into her learning for a better and productive understanding of the material.
Yes, I would recommend this instructor to students because she is very nice and knows the subject area well.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great semester!
She was a great teacher!!! :) mahalo for all the help
I just want to thank her for making it a great semester in her class.
Thanks
nothing.
I enjoyed the class very much.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
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%)
23. I developed more confidence in myself.
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%)
24. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
25. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
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%)

Rucci Aamodt: MUS253, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Music
Course: MUS 253 - Elementary Music in Action Crn (Section): 72872 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
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%)
5. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
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. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
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%)
7. I performed up to my potential in this 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%)
8. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
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 puts material across in an interesting way.
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 gave useful writing assignments.
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%)
12. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
14. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
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%)
15. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None need!
N/A
This class was great.
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great instructor. Makes class fun and educational. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in music and children. I'd give Rucci a 10 out of 10.
she was very good. I really liked how it was fun and the information taught was applicable to our majors. She taught us just as how we should teach our students in the future.
Awesome teacher goes well with an awesome course!
Great. Class interactive and fun !
Very knowledgeable of music and made class very fun and interesting in an educational way.
19. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
20. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)