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Instructor: Loriena Yancura

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FAMR380, Fall 2013
HON495, Fall 2013
FAMR333, Summer I 2013
FAMR334, Summer I 2013
FAMR334, Spring 2013
FAMR380, Spring 2013
FAMR499, Spring 2013
HON491, Spring 2013
FAMR380, Fall 2012
HON495, Fall 2012
FAMR333, Summer I 2012
FAMR334, Summer I 2012
FAMR334, Spring 2012
FAMR380, Spring 2012
FAMR499, Spring 2012
FAMR380, Fall 2011
FAMR499, Fall 2011
FAMR333, Summer II 2011
FAMR334, Summer II 2011
FAMR334, Spring 2011
FAMR380, Spring 2011
FAMR380, Fall 2010
FAMR333, Summer I 2010
FAMR334, Summer I 2010
FAMR334, Spring 2010
FAMR380, Spring 2010
FAMR499, Spring 2010
FAMR380, Fall 2009
FAMR333, Summer I 2009
FAMR334, Spring 2009
FAMR499, Spring 2009
FAMR380, Fall 2008
FAMR334, Spring 2008
PSY342, Spring 2008
FAMR380, Fall 2007
FAMR334, Spring 2007

Loriena Yancura: FAMR380, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 380 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 71346 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.56 45 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (44%) 25 (56%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.98 45 0.15 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 42 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 45 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (18%) 37 (82%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 45 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (18%) 37 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 45 0.69 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (20%) 35 (78%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 45 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (27%) 33 (73%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 45 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 13 (29%) 31 (69%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 45 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (24%) 34 (76%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 45 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 9 (20%) 35 (78%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 45 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 37 (82%)
11. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 45 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 17 (38%) 24 (53%)
12. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 45 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 19 (42%) 22 (49%)
13. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 45 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 15 (33%) 24 (53%)
14. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 45 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 2 (4%) 7 (16%) 15 (33%) 20 (44%)
15. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 45 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 6 (13%) 14 (31%) 24 (53%)
16. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 45 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 15 (33%) 25 (56%)
17. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 45 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 19 (42%) 23 (51%)
18. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I learned the importance of conducting efficient research and how there can be so many external factors contributing to studies and how to increase your awareness of those things.
The whole idea about researching was the most valuable. Through research I was able to gain knowledge on how science work.
Learning the general process of how research is done and learning what quality information is. Also having Phillip Enos in the class makes for a stress free and friendly learning environment.
I was able to learn about statistics more.
Importance of research validity
Learning how to conduct a study
Examples and the break down of the research process.
Study sessions, along with study guides for each section of the course and the lecture power points were the most valuable aspects of the course to me. Group presentations were also valuable to me.
Creating a good hypothesis as I'll need it for Grad School
Learning how to utilize SPSS.
The professors enthusiasm
More concepts for many different methods to research and finding the results from the data. Able to apply to different ways to predict or see the results.
All!
Learning to work better in a group
lectures were always lively, even if the material was boring
It was valuable to learn better ways to research topics of interest.
Professor Yancura's lectures are great. They were fun and she is a great speaker! I was interested in this class mostly because of her organized, simple and straight forward powerpoints and she always related the concepts to the real world, which was very effective. I also liked that we were given whole semester to work on our big, main research project. I appreciate how Professor Yancura was very open to our own research topics and she was very encouraging and enthusiastic about all of our ideas. I like that at the end of the semester, we are able to look at what we've accomplished throughout the whole semester and I feel proud to have put a whole semester worth of work into one main project. Phil was also a valuable aspect of this course! He made class a lot more interesting because I was able to give him food and this kept me awake.
The slides were so valuable because it was helpful for me to see visuals on how to prepare research and what's needs to be done while doing a research project. Also having a lab is very helpful for this lecture class.
Doing studies and research
Learning the different concepts of research method. It helps you make effective decision because you get to use what you learn in buying a product that may seem to go to be true or it helps you get into graduate school.
The PowerPoint's were easy to learn from and very helpful.
Learning why research methods is important
Every aspect!
Relating lectures to real research.
no
Everything actually. I really learned a lot about research methods and its process.
It makes you think about things in a different way. You tend to look at things from a different point of view and question things in a good way. Especially looking at relationships between everything.
Philip in class :)
Phillip Enos!
Steps of research
the study guide that were being provided, and how clear she is with the subject.
Everything about conducting a research project.
Everything was pretty valuable in relation to the materials learned in class. I would say the actual stats we did in the project is valuable
Learning how to conduct a research project and how to write an APA-style paper.
doing research on scholarly journals
The group work was daunting but actually very helpful in getting a taste what research is like in a real group setting.
19. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I didn't feel as if anything we learned was of lesser value than the other components within this course.
The meticulousness of APA style.
I hate statistics.
Surveys
n/a
The three midterm exams were the least valuable to me!
The extra in-depth information on stats
None
N/A
It was hard to absorb a lot of new information in a class that consisted mainly of lectures.
Nothing. I really like this class and Professor Yancura really made this one of my favorite semesters. But one thing that I really hate with all my guts, was my group. Since the first day we started working in our lab, I had issues with certain group members and they got worse throughout the semester. The distribution of responsibilities were very unclear and I felt like there was no team chemistry throughout the duration of the whole project. It's unfortunate because I think I am not on good terms with these people. But in my defense, I am a perfectionist that likes things organized and in order. Overall, there was just a lack of effort from each member and team work.
None.
none
N/A
n/a
Understanding the statistics/numbers behind research methods
None.
no comment
In general I dislike lecture classes and find them hard to sty focused in.
none
Nothing
How to ask questions for surveys.
I don't believe
None.
n/a
20. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
remembering how great of a teacher Professor Yancura was. She has such an optimistic and bubbly personality that I don't think I could ever forget.
Phillip and Dr. Yancura's positive, jovial, and helpful attitude toward students and the course material.
This is a course that had a 10 minute presentation! With work from the whole semester.
the teacher and her many examples and stories she shared that was relevant to the topic she talked about.
Knowing how to properly do a research project
Philip enos the dog, real life research, and Dr. Yancura's tips.
how understanding, nice and helpful the instructor and her Teacher's Assistant was for this class.Dr. Yancura's personality and maybe some of my classmate's and course work in the class. I think that I will also remember Phillip being brought to class a lot.
The only teacher I had with a dog named Phil. Always good vibes when he's in clas.
SPSS. and Philip.
Phillip the dog.
It was fun when I had a great group to work with for a research project on ethnicity and their dating preference along with the parental influence.
I will remember Philip
The good nature of the teacher and her adorable dog, Philip!
how much i do not like to do research.
Remembering Dr. Yancura's passion for the subject, and the way she taught it. I'll also remember it because of Phillip! :)
the professor's name and her dog, Philip.
Going around and asking people to fill out my survey. I became "one of those" people. Nonetheless, it was fun gathering our results and it was exciting to see whether our sample supported our hypothesis. Because of this class, I have gotten some very valuable knowledge and experience in conducting experiments. I realize that it isn't easy! But to be honest, I am kind of excited to conduct research projects in grad school because at least I know that I won't be in complete utter despair. I can always refer back to my notes from this class. :)
How to do research projects.
The research project and how to use spss to input the data which made things a lot easier
What I've learned. Although research method may sound boring, the terms and concepts are important because you will use it in your everyday life when you are working. You can also improve on organizations because of the program evaluation sections.
The professor and how she made the class fun. Also having Philip in class when we took the exam in class.
the information I learned about program evaluation
Learning from the lectures and the reading.
Phillip!
no comment
probably when I need to do research or how to determine if the research is reliable.
The great classroom environment. Professor Yancura is a very warm person and really tries to help you grasp the info.
your dog Philip.
Once my foot hits the gas, there's no refunds. And Phillip.
Her jokes related
the powerpoint that was being provided, when doing my own research
The research project!
I don't believe there was anything not of value to take from this class
How Professor Yancura taught her class with such spark and enthusiasm.
all the work we had to do
Phillip!
21. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I was able to learn how to actually conduct research and report my findings. Maybe in the future I will want to conduct further studies and with this class under my belt I will have a greater understanding in doing so.
Practicing writing concisely and being able to evaluate the quality of information.
I became close with my teammates.
..
Working in a group
Doing actual hands on research for this class so we were able to apply what we learned.
I benefited more from the Lab and the group projects and presentations in the class more than from each of the midterm exams. It is good that she allows you to see each of the midterm exams before the Final, so that her student's know which questions they got wrong on each exam.
paradigm shift of the world and every aspect of the world.
Knowing how to compose a formal scholarly article, and how to conduct research. Also knowing how to utilize SPSS.
How to make surveys
Maybe some methods such as surveys for the future reference
Learning how to do research is definitely something I could benefit from for other classes I need to take.
This course helped me sharpen my team-working skills, as well as my communication skills. It also helped me to see all of the aspects that go into research.
N/A
I learned that it is important to research effectively in order to be sure of what you know.
Working in groups are not easy. Nothing always goes at planned. You have to be flexible especially when you are working with other students who have busy schedules. Always be prepared for a photo op! Haha Love what you do. Professor Yancura is so passionate about research methods and I love how excited she gets when students ask questions related to the material. It makes other people excited about it too.
Research can be interesting when you're interested in it. There are so many ways to do research. Also to always have a dog around you to help you relieve stress.
Going out in the public and handing out surveys to people we don't know
Just to be aware of what researcher go through. How we should appreciate what they do because it will benefit us in the future.
Learning how to read/better understand research/scholarly journals
Being able to make critical choices in life.
methodology research
i gained presentation skills, more friends, cooperation, time skills and I learned the methods and procedures of research.
Looking at things in more detail.
Working with a group together.
Struggled greatly with group members for project. Went farther then ever before to reach out, encourage, support and guide members who were not very cooperative or contributing. I hope not to work with such individuals in a professional setting, but you never know who you may be working with.
Help me with grad school
the research method in general, the 20 page research paper, APA format. Overall paper & presentation.
How to work with a difficult group and conducting a research project.
Knowing how to read literature or journals as actually understanding what they mean and their studies
Learning how to write an APA-style paper.
how to research scholarly journals
Group work is not all that bad...
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 45 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (16%) 38 (84%)
23. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 45 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 11 (24%) 31 (69%)
24. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 45 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 13 (29%) 29 (64%)
25. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 45 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 13 (29%) 31 (69%)
26. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 45 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 10 (22%) 33 (73%)
27. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 45 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (22%) 34 (76%)
28. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 45 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 13 (29%) 31 (69%)
29. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I feel as if there is nothing more she should improve on. Class is very reasonable and as long as you do the work, listen, come to class, and study you'll be fine.
Avoiding verbal errors in lecture will decrease student confusion of course material, although this did not happen too often, and Dr. Yancura is very receptive to students asking for clarification.
Talk slower. Longer presentations.
None
n/a
I think that when Dr. Yancura defines certain terms she sometimes speeds up when she's explaining so students are unable to get all the information.
the wording on the exam were a little tricky, but other then that the class was great
To have an class before each midterm dedicated to having an study session for each of three exams. To dedicate more time to some of the subject areas learned in class to understand them more clearly.
N/A
Peraps more fun interactive activities during lecture.
I would add more group activities in class. Those were fun.
N/A
The lectures do not help when it comes to the test. I have went to every class and have not learned anything more than what i could have learned from the book. Lectures are too long and she does not help prep for the test but leaves it up to her TAs which do not make the study times convenient for everyone
none. Her class is probably one of the better classes I've taken at UH Manoa.
No suggestions. Awesome instructor and loved her energy!! And she always dresses super cute and colorful. Never forgets to smile.
Points are so high. Freaks me out. More activities during class because sometimes I get lost during the slides on how to understand the terms better.
None
-Give more extra credit to students who aren't doing so well in the class
Making sure the powerpoint machine thing doesn't break! :)
no comment
she teaches great, I am able to pay attention bc she speaks with passion.
none
Make more exciting
Keep bringing Phillip to class!
I don't have any. She's doing a great job.
None.
n/a
30. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is an amazing professor and just has an overall great attitude. She teaches a research class, which doesn't seem like the greatest and most fun, but she makes it one of my favorite classes to attend.
Dr. Yancura is a pleasant professor and expects students to conduct themselves in a way that benefits the class as a whole. I would take classes taught by her again.
ok
Good Professor and very enthusiastic
Very excellent instructor
Dr. Yancura is a knowledgeable and friendly professor. I think that her studies and research that she has spoken about are very interesting.
loves what she teaches and very likeable and always happy doing class. (usually it rubs off on you too)
She is an nice and very understanding and helpful professor. She has great personality and cares about and has concerns for each of her student's different methods and styles of learning.
Great Teacher with lots of energy to teach her students :)
She is a very knowledgeable and competent professor.
Excellent teacher and person!
Excellent and funny.
great instructor and is really enthusiastic about teaching this course.
She is a really great teacher that makes the class fun with her personality, and it makes it even better when Philip is there!
She is a great speaker really cares about her students and is enthusiastic everyday. This subject is really difficult to teach so she does her best.
such a bubbly professor, I genuinely enjoyed having her lecture class
She's a really amazing teacher. Very kind and very understanding but not so much to where people take advantage of her. I believe her teaching methods are very interesting, she keeps you interested, she keeps you laughing. And I also think because she's constantly doing research of her own, I think it helps her make her own classes as good as they are. Phillip is amazing to have in class. He's a calming agent, and a character all in one. Overall, this was a great class, and Dr. Yancura is an amazing professor.
she is a very intelligent, fair professor who really likes what she does and wants to help everyone learn as much as they can from her class.
Great professor. Wish there were more professors like Dr. Yancura at UHM. She loves what she does and students react well to that. Going to class isn't as dreadful when your professor is a dork and makes funny jokes.
A good teacher.
She was good at explaining things when questions arised
She is a very passionate professor. You can tell that she is passionate with this subject because of the way she presents each lecture. Her energetic personality helps keep the subject interesting and how she cares about her students in succeeding.
She is a great teacher! She really made me enjoy the class.
makes research methods fun and easy to understand! Great teacher!
Awesome, best, intellectual professor!
AWESOME.
no comment
she is an amazing teacher!!
Awesome.
She is a fun professor I wish I was a little more interested in the course. If it were my major I think I would have enjoyed it much more.
great teacher
Great lecturer, very passionate and knowledgeable about her field. Funny and down-to-earth and approachable. Great class, and I would take other classes from her in the future.
Funny, energetic, awesome
I love her class, because of the way of her teaching. The course was boring, but she made it understandable and tried her best to make it interesting. She knows the subject really well.
She's passionate about her class!
She's an awesome energetic teacher that is very knowledgeable about the materials at hand and teaches them effectively by keeping us engaged and making it fun.
She is a great lecturer. Her class is very structured and organized so it was easy to study for exams ahead of time.
Great professor and very knowledgeable..love Phillip!!
One of my favorite professors ever! A+
31. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 45 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (27%) 31 (69%)
32. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 45 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 14 (31%) 29 (64%)
33. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 45 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 12 (27%) 31 (69%)
34. Other comments:
Thank you for your continued dedication in this field. Your class is awesome! Don't change! :)
Thanks for a great semester.
Merry Christmas!
none
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Dr. Loriena Yancura is very flexible is usually very flexible in her schedule to make time to meet individually with her students. She should bring her dog, Phillip to class more often to come and relax her students during exams and group presentations to calm them down.
N/A
this course should not be a required course!
I loved having Phillip in the class
This class was the hardest. But it is useful in many ways.
Thank you for being a great professor!
no comment
Phillip really is the cutest dog ever! I also enjoy that Professor Yancura is always working on her own studies that relate to the course. It helps you to see how it works in real life.
none
Thanks for a great semester Dr. Yancura! Happy Holidays~ :)
i recommend her all the way!!
Really enjoyed her as an instructor!
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Loriena Yancura: HON495, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 495 - Introduction to Research Crn (Section): 71665 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.78 11 0.44 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The structure. It was very useful in preparation for the proposal conference and also for setting up the honors project.
Practicing our oral presentations
The practice presentations were really helpful for the poster proposal.
practicing presentations, peer editing
Providing feedback from her and classmates as we built up to our 12-minute presentation so that we could improve.
the preparation and help. I feel very prepared for the Seminar.
Peer critique and practice presentations. Presentation, poster, PowerPoint mentoring
This course was good for enhancing power point presentations, posters and writing long papers. Also, for giving undergraduates the structure and opportunity to conduct research without having to wait until graduate school.
The constructive feedback from the classroom
The powerpoint and presentation tips. The assistance with proposals and presentation critiquing by peers really helped a lot.
The "stepping ladder" to completing our proposals.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I honestly believe that everything was useful in our preparation.
The urop stuff because I did not apply for that
The 20 pages is too much (at least for my project); I feel I am doing extra work. If it was less then it would be more beneficial since that would be helping me but not making me do extra work.
discussion on required book
Class discussion on chapter reading from required textbook.
N/a
This is just me, but i thought that the craft of research was sort of boring. Perhaps this is because I'm not an experienced researcher yet though.... it seems as if the structure of the book will naturally happen anyway, when you begin to do research projects. This is just me though, I think a lot of other people have benefited from this book.
The book
N/A
All the written work in the beginning. A lot of our topics had yet to even take shape then. I also wished maybe a little harsher criticism in the beginning.
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Presentation workshops and our consistent work on improving presentation skills.
Phillip
Hearing all of the different proposal ideas for research.
presentations
The stress from completing the assignments and preparing for the presentation.
How fun it was and how much it helped.
How to be an effective speaker; delivery. Knowing what information to present/significant for audience to understand
Discovering the secret to not being nervous for presentations...... My first serious research project. Multiple presentations. First class that had a dog in it.
My project that started in this classroom
The presentations, the UROP grant I received, and the conference.
What I accomplished and our class discussions
12. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
A better understanding of how to conduct research.
Lots of feedback on my projext
Lots of help on developing research ideas and personal critique on how I present.
self motivated work
The entire process of building a proposal, constructing a poster, the abstract, and the final paper. I love research so this parts were the fun parts.
Confidence in public speaking.
How to communicate effectively both orally and in text and visuals
Personally?! Well, this will add to my research experience, presentation skills and power point creativeness. This will give me a head start when/if I enter graduate school.
The benefits of peer reviewing and getting and giving constructive feedback from classmates
Practice at public speaking, poster and powerpoint design, and research techniques.
Taking the project by little chunks
13. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 11 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%) 1 (9%)
14. Other comments:
Dr. Yancura is an excellent professor. She is very knowledgeable in multiple disciplines which was extremely helpful in this type of course where individuals vary in background and study.
this will help me do well in my upcoming semesters
The required readings were very helpful in this whole process, but discussing them in class was a waste of time.
I liked the dog and the food.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR333, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 91718 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
3. 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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the 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 communicated effectively.
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. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of 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%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 keeps students informed of their progress.
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%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
In general, this class is very interesting. Professor Loriena also mastered the material she is carried. Maybe a little improvement is to reduce class assignments which I think is a lot. But I also understand this is because the class was conducted in Summer Semester.
No suggestions for improvement!! She's wonderful.
An improvement that you made half way through the course was the layout change of the quizzes, it was much easier to take after you made all the questions on one page.
My only suggestion would be to have Forum postings in two dates. The first reply should be due earlier like Monday and replies due by Thursday in order to have more discussion between students.
I think having more time to do the quizzes would be nice because there was like three quizzes per week.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Friendly, very helpful when I needed help from her, mastering material that she teaches.
She's a great professor and definitely made the environment (even though online) feel like I could email her a question and my question would be taken seriously as well as give the support and advice I need to succeed in her class.
I think you're a great professor. I would have loved to taken this class in Fall but it just worked out better that I take it online. You have strong communicating skills and even though there is a lot of work to be done in a week you make it do-able for your students. Thank you for this :)
Great!
Dr. Lori is a great instructor and I will recommend her class to anyone who needs it.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and 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%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
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%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
25. Other comments:
I would definitely recommend my friends if they want to take this class and recommend them to take this class from professor Loriena
GREAT CLASS!!!
Keep up the great work Dr. Lori. i have enjoyed your class.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR334, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 334 - Middle Age and Aging Crn (Section): 91483 (601)     92194 (602)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 4 (67%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%) 3 (50%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%) 2 (67%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
13. 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%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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%)
15. 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%) 4 (67%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%) 2 (67%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Thursday is a random day to have assignments due most people work on a monday through friday routine, having things due on thurday just gave me one less day to get things done and added stress. And also having our last writing assignment and the longest one at that due on a national holiday the 4th of july was just mean.
The online quizzes were lengthy. I felt a little rushed trying to fit in 2-3 chapters during the week because I am also taking other online courses that require reading as well. My only suggestion is if the tests could be shortened or even formatted differently so that they weren't all just question-answer, fill in the blank, etc. (maybe include graphs? pictures? after 40 questions, the quizzes become tedious although they were very helpful in learning the material and reviewing).
N/A
None. I thought the course was run very well and had no problems with the course material and assignments.
Shorter quizzes
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Supportive and knowledgeable in content area.
Out of all the online courses I have taken in my college career, this was my favorite course. Lori was extremely interactive and always found a way to respond to the discussion boards. She gave specific comments to specific people which made the class feel personable and connected even though we were only meeting online.
She was very helpful whenever I had any questions and got back to me quickly.
a great professor! I had her for my Famr 380 class and she taught this class with such enthusiasm. This course was challenging but interesting to learn about adult development. She kept this online class unique, organized, and fun. She interacts with her students as well. She kept this online course organized and easy to use.
Lori was great. Although it was an online class she made it easy to communicate with her, stay on top of assignments, and get help when necessary. Overall the class was run very smoothly. She was clear from the very beginning about her expectations and made adjustments when necessary.
Great teacher, very helpful. Too much work for one week
Great! Wish she instructed more online classes! Would love to take more classes :) Great ethics in having everything planned out from the beginning and sticking to her word.
Great, well organized and expectations for this quick/condensed course were stated clearly from the beginning.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
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 (100%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%) 3 (100%)
25. Other comments:
Its really unfair to have the last assignment due on the 4th of july I mean we are american and its a national holiday! Made the day non-exsistent.
Lots of work but that's what to expect with a summer school WI. I liked the course.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR334, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 334 - Middle Age and Aging Crn (Section): 84382 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.93 14 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.29 14 0.47 Freq(%) 10 (71%) 4 (29%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 14 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nohting.
Just keep on teaching the way she does she does a great job keeping a student interested, encouraged and curious. The posting are very interesting and brings helps to give a student a refreshing and detailed lesson on aging and it's effects. It has changed my perspective in a positive way and helped me to appreciated our elders.
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The course was great! I wouldn't change a thing!
The written assignments regarding the OWL website was a little confusing and hard to grasp.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
very easy to talk to. wants her students to do well
Amazing person and always there to help. Extremely nice and understanding.
Dr. Loriena is sensitive and very respectful to the students. She is very encouraging and offers good advise that motives one to want to learn and appreciate our aging society. Her reply to students posting is very encouraging and helps to promote positive thinking and planning for the future for the student and their families. I loved this class and would love to take more classes in the future. Thanks Dr. Loriena, Val Kekahuna
My favorite class I've taken so far in my two years of college. I learned so much through this even though it was online, all the forums really got you to thinking deeper than you ever have about the topics. I liked how the assignments were set up, gave you lots of time to work ahead if wanted.
Very organized
GREAT!:)
Best professor I have had yet. Learning through an online class is hard but because of Loriena Yancura I was able to understand everything!
I really enjoyed this class. She was always there to answer any questions I had.
Great teacher. She made the class fun and easy to learn.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
25. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
26. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 14 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%) 2 (14%)
27. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 1 (7%)
28. Other comments:
Awesome instructor!
I will definitely take another class in Family Resources, if Loriena Yancura is teaching it.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR380, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 380 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 81127 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.55 29 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (45%) 16 (55%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 29 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 27 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 29 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 2 (7%) 24 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 29 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 5 (17%) 21 (72%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 29 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 4 (14%) 21 (72%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 29 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 8 (28%) 17 (59%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 29 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 7 (24%) 15 (52%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 29 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 8 (28%) 15 (52%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 29 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 8 (28%) 7 (24%) 12 (41%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 29 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 6 (21%) 17 (59%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 29 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 8 (28%) 15 (52%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 29 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 10 (34%) 15 (52%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 29 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 3 (10%) 22 (76%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 29 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (14%) 23 (79%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 29 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (17%) 22 (76%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 29 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (24%) 21 (72%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 29 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (14%) 24 (83%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 29 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 23 (79%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 29 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 9 (31%) 17 (59%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe to be more strict in her policies, but otherwise she is a fantastic professor.
I enjoyed this class! Best research class I ever taken.
Really good class. I do feel like I learned more during the lab, because it is more hands on. But no suggestions to make this class better.
i loved this class, especially getting to come and listen to a very enthusiatic teacher who loved what she taught, and had a great friend "PHIL" who was so cute and adroable all semester long!!
longer time showing powerpoint slides for note taking
I believe little bit more organized dates and numbers of study guide will be less confusing for students
Professor Yancura was perfect!!
Have more study groups to prepare for exams.
Maybe more explanations on each concepts because it's kind of easy to understand in class but in real life it gets more hard on exam.
Dr. Yancura is always smiling, but I feel like she doesn't put enough emphasis on how hard the course is, so it blindsides you on the test. I feel like she is slightly immature as well on how she deals with things. She cares too much about what the students are doing in class--she should just focus on teaching and not be so ADD if people are doing anything less than paying full attention to her. I read an article once about "Are your students on FB during class? You better try a bit harder". She expected us to pay attention while she herself always goes off topic--she makes the classroom atmosphere very distracting. She has the attendance sheet going around, which is distracting, and then her dog is always going around and comes right next to you just as you are about to pay attention to the lecture again. For how hard her tests are and what she expects out of the class, she should conduct herself and the classroom in a more structured way. It's hard to take the class seriously when she seems to not take it as seriously as she wants us too. I feel like the class has a hypocritical double standard.
keep Philip!
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A very interesting and excellent professor. I would not hesitate to learn from her again.
Dr. Yancura made the course challenging, yet fun. She demonstrates great knowledge in Research Methods and was able to engage our large class in class discussions.
She's great, funny, very easy to talk to and very approachable. She knows the information of the course very well and makes the class as interesting as possible because it's such a hard class to intake all the information.
Professor Yancura is a very good teacher! She displays a great understanding of the subject and I felt really confident in the class.
extremely energetic and a bit all over the place but enthusiastic about what she teaches.
She is a wonderful teacher with a great bubbly personality. I like how she has a study guide for each lecture that she has in class. Everything is printable off of laulima.
Dr. Yancura made this subject enjoyable. I would take more course wi Dr.Yancura.
great teacher. was able to teach a very hard/boring topic in a very effective way that kept my attention
I did not like the fact that she posted a picture of that girl in the class that was not very professional and uncalled for. I personally do not feel that the students that sit at the back are any more distracting than Phillip.
an awesome professor!
I liked the way she teach us. It was fun being in her class
SHE IS AWESOME! such a fun teacher. In a class that is more science in nature, she made it entertaining. I was happy to be in class.
She loves what she is doing, she knows what she is talking about, she is VERY educated, and has such high energy EVERYDAY in class which makes the lectures go by fast, and also makes them more fun and enjoyable!! I appreciate her honesty about grades, and always being a just and fair professor!! Thanks Dr. Yancura
great class!
very nice and helpful. I think her lectures are made easy for students to understand
Fun class! Philip was a good addition to the classroom, never a dull moment!
she is a nice teacher and very helpful when we ask questions. Alwyas happy and she's always there to help her students.
really great! She was such a fun and very wise teacher. I really enjoyed her classes and I always looked forward to it! She made this class really interesting. I really liked how she included stories and jokes within her talks. It made the class really interesting. I really enjoyed having her as a teacher!
AMAZING teacher! Very understanding and knows how to explain things very clearly and easy to understand when you are confused with something. She is a very fair teacher and always keeps us updated on how we are doing. She gives great advice on group work and how to write our papers. Her class is very fun and she is an overall amazing teacher!! Glad I took a research methods class with her!
I think that she is a very nice person--just not the best teacher. Even though I had problems with her teaching methods and styles, she still seems like she actually cares about the class which is a good thing.
she is great
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 29 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (31%) 20 (69%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 29 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 6 (21%) 21 (72%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 29 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 6 (21%) 20 (69%)
25. Other comments:
I wish to keep in contact with her in the future and learn more from her.
Philip is the cutest dog ever!
fun class:)
I really enjoyed your class!! And loved having Phillip around!! Will miss and your fun lectures!! Thanks for everything :)
Like, I said, perfect!!! :D
You make classes fun :)
the lecture slides were very clear and easy to understand and it helped a lot for exams. and weekly study guide was really helpful for reviews. it was really helpful. love your class so much!
This class was wonderful! And Professor Yancura is such a great teacher!

Loriena Yancura: FAMR499, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 499 - Directed Reading and Research Crn (Section): 84330 (014)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this 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%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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 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 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
No survey responses were found.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
25. Other comments:
It has always been a pleasure to work with Dr. Yancura, she has the ability to encourage and support her students with so much enthusiasm and passion along with her friendly and cheerful personality. I have taken her Research Methodology course during a previous semester and have enrolled in another FAMR course during the summer, I look forward to learning and gaining more insight regarding the importance of family and the individual during one's development and lifespan.

Loriena Yancura: HON491, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 491 - Junior Seminar Crn (Section): 87959 (008)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
11. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR380, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 380 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 71419 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.43 28 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 14 (50%) 13 (46%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 28 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 26 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 26 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 24 (86%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 28 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (39%) 15 (54%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 28 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 11 (39%) 13 (46%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 28 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 14 (50%) 11 (39%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 28 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (25%) 8 (29%) 12 (43%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 28 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 8 (29%) 13 (46%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 11 (39%) 14 (50%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 28 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 6 (21%) 17 (61%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (14%) 23 (82%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 4 (14%) 20 (71%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 24 (86%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nothing!
Collaborate with Lab professors. There were a couple of times when the requirements were different for both classes.
Fixing the powerpoints on laulima
i think she is doing a good job right now.
Everything was great, the only thing I would change is maybe spending a little more time on statistics. That portion of the class seemed a little rushed.
N/A
She's a fantastic teacher. :)
For the second section due for our paper (the methods, results, discussion), the due date felt rushed. We were instructed in lab to write them all in a little less than a week in order to have it in early enough for our lab leader to have time to review them before the early turn in date for the lecture. I felt that the labs directly before the week when we wrote the second section could have been planned better so that it did not feel like such a crunch time. We only had about one hour in lab to analyze our data before going home to write the results section. Since we are still very new at SPSS, this was stressful and we felt we did not understand the analysis well enough to write about it in our paper. Not to say this was terrible or anything, but I noticed that many of the other groups as well felt rushed. Otherwise, time management of the course felt great!
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
an excellent teacher who is enthusiastic of her field and makes class enjoyable to come to
she is a wonderful professor! Her teaching was exciting and she knew the contents of the course well!
Dr. Yancura is great! I loved having her. She is more than helpful and understanding.
Perfect person to be teaching this class. Anyone else would have made research methods more boring than it already is (sorry). Despite the fact that research methods was not my favorite class in terms of subject matter, professor Yancura made it fun and interesting. Keep on doing what you're doing.
she is a fantastic professor. easy to pay attention to. fun. makes class entertaining.
I think she did a good job a keeping our attention regarding this really boring subject. just like research papers, she is very organized and well prepared and knows a lot about the content she was teaching. i really appreciated the weekly slides + study guides. even though i only used them once, they helped out a lot. :)
I thought that she did great at spicing up and making interesting a potentially boring subject matter! !! She used interesting examples and explained things well. She also was available for consultations on the project or if we had questions and she was helpful with that.
She is a fantastic professor! Her passion definitely translated in her lectures, and she made every lecture much more lively and interesting. If it weren't for her, this class would be a lot harder to stomach.
a very fun professor. she made lectures interesting and was always in a good mood. she was also very knowledgeable and passionate about this subject.
She is a great professor. It's obvious that she loves her job and enjoys what she does.
Awesome
Good teacher who knows what she's talking about. He's very enthusiastic about the subject and an overall nice lady.
A very good teacher. She is well-prepared and on time every time she comes to class. She knows how to teach the material clearly. She makes it seem less confusing.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 28 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (11%) 22 (79%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 28 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (18%) 21 (75%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 24 (86%)
25. Other comments:
Super Nice!
Group projects are not fun.
thanks for a fun semester! :)
I enjoyed her class very much. It's very obvious that she cares about her career as well as her students.

Loriena Yancura: HON495, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Honors/Selected Studies Prog
Course: HON 495 - Introduction to Research Crn (Section): 71745 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
8. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
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 stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp 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%)
11. Other comments:
Assignment schedule structure and timing was counteractive to how I would do research, but that might just be me. I'd be able to follow an assignment schedule that started more like this: Week 1: Yes you should be freaking the heck out NOW, not 12 weeks down the line. This course will give you nightmares if you don't. Week 2: Start collecting your sources for your topic now and read as widely as you can about it, it's a good foundation. Well, maybe the schedule shouldn't be that dramatic, but I do wish more stress was given in the very beginning for how much work you actually have to put in to produce a good proposal conference presentation. Lori herself is an excellent motivator, and that fact that she's always smiling and willing to listen made me want to ask questions and seek help when I needed it. She'd make an excellent mentor. Joe Mendez gives great presentations on poster building and presentation skills. Some say he's a bit militaristic but in my opinion, better you have someone tell it to your face now that you need to improve, rather it being someone in your committee on the day of the actual presentation. Learned a lot from him. Keep him as GA.
Excellent professor. Always available to help in person and very promptly over email. Lori has helped me grow tremendously in my efforts to conduct research.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR333, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 91582 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
12. 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 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
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. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The only thing I would suggest is making sure the Laulima is up to date, other than that Loriena Yancura's teaching style and methods are great.
Some of the quiz questions were difficult and tricky. I wasn't always sure which was the best answer.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is wonderful teacher that communicate well with her students. She sends out announcements and reminders when necessary. She also interacts well with students in the online forums. Although she is the teacher, she is willing to learn from her students, which I find very admirable.
Helped give reminders for assignments and encouraged us throughout the summer session.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
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%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
25. Other comments:
Thank you Loriena Yancura for a great summer session. I have learned a lot about myself and a lot about the stage of adolescence. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR334, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 334 - Middle Age and Aging Crn (Section): 91917 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this 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%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
13. 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%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
For the papers she didn't really state exactly what she was really looking for so it was a little harder to write
N/A
I have been waiting to take this course for a while now and it has greatly exceeded my expectations. I really like the organization of the course on laulima because Lori thought everything through for us. The syllabus is clear cut with AWESOME weekly checklists, that helped me stay on track because there is so much to do in so little time. The content we learned is great not only for our careers but for our families too. I am very happy I took this course before I graduated and before I begin my internship in August.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She communicated well and got back to my emails in a good amount of time and her grading was fair.
Dr. Yancura is great at communicating with her students and available for help readily. She has great knowledge in the subject and the course is very well organized.
Great teacher! Was available all the time if needed help.
Loved the class and learned a lot. I like that we got to be creative for the papers we typed out.
Dr. Yancura is a wonderful teacher!!!
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
25. Other comments:
Thank you Dr. Yancura, I really enjoyed the course! Give Philip and Ahi kisses!
One of the best classes I've ever taken. Writing assignments were a lot of fun to write!
n/a
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. I just wish everything wasn't so SQUISHED into the 6 weeks. No time to breathe!

Loriena Yancura: FAMR334, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 334 - Middle Age and Aging Crn (Section): 84734 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
10. 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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
12. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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%)
13. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
In the beginning of the course I would get confused as to where everything was in Laulima. I would get lost trying to find the syllabus or just the schedule for the next week. It might have been just me, but that's how I feel.
nothing
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Yancura is a great teacher even though this was an online class it didnt feel like it because professor YAncura was always their when i needed her and she would constantly post and update us on what is due. She is an outstanding educator.
She is a great teacher and very involved. I like how she makes it a point to reply and comment on everyone's forum posts.
very cool professor, easy to talk to, and made the class fun
she da best
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
21. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
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%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
23. Other comments:
This was a great online course and I would recommend it to everyone even those not in FamR.
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Loriena Yancura: FAMR380, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 380 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 81218 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 32 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 29 (91%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 31 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 27 (87%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 32 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 7 (22%) 22 (69%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 32 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 10 (31%) 20 (63%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 32 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 9 (28%) 19 (59%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 32 1.18 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 7 (22%) 8 (25%) 14 (44%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 32 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 8 (25%) 22 (69%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 32 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 10 (31%) 19 (59%)
10. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 32 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 14 (44%) 16 (50%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 31 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 28 (90%)
12. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
13. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 32 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 6 (19%) 22 (69%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 31 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 6 (19%) 21 (68%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 31 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (26%) 23 (74%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 32 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 29 (91%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 31 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 25 (81%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
Dr. Yancura is a very thoughtful and understanding professor. She brings an enthusiasm towards her courses that requires preparation and effort. She made a challenging subject more engaging for her students.
The consultation day was really helpful. However, maybe for next semester, Professor Yancura should have each group meet at her office at an allotted time. For example, Group 1 consults with Professor for 10 minutes at her office 9:00am, then Group 2 consults at 9:10, then Group 3 at 9:20, etc... That way every group can meet and consult with her :)
n/a
Improve the course by making it easier to understand and cover less of what was covered. Unless someone has unlimited free time to study and is a complete nerd I cant understand how anyone would be able to comprehend all of what was covered and remember it and do well on tests. Worst class ever. The teacher however knows what she's talking about and isn't boring or anything, it's the subject that sucks!
None
Really good, honest, and thriving
Having the slides from the lecture being more printer friendly, without pictures on them, it would save ink for me.
it would be great if there's one day dedicated to review the study guide prior to exams because sometimes, the questions on the study guide are very hard to answer precisely.
She can speak up a little louder. I think sometimes she speaks quietly so students will be silent and listen to her. But it is unfair for students who actually are listening because we cannot hear her, and sometimes may miss some important material.
I thought Dr. Yancura was very informative and fun while lecturing in class. It made learning about research methods a lot more enjoyable.
Please keep bringing Phillip to class, it was more enjoyable with him around.
nothing
Great lecturer, but some of the material wasn't as interesting
It would be nice if the class size was smaller.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is a really great and down to Earth professor. One on is very understanding of the subject matter and to her students as well. She is awesome
Very kind teacher and helpful.
She is a lovely professor.
She's so awesome!
a very friendly and helpful professor. Always willing to help students and is clear how she wants things. Even though study guides are a hassle to do, it helps on the exams and she will help explain things we might not understand.
she really kept the class interested on the subject, even when it got boring
good teacher
She's a knowledgeable person, she's always enthusiastic in lectures.
Great teacher fair
Sweet down to earth woman
The information presented wasn't always the most interesting but Professor Yancura always did her best to make the material exciting for us. For this I am very grateful.
I thought she was good. She was funny and enjoyed what she was teaching.
a great and intelligent professor. Extremely smart! She is really enthusiastic about her lectures and makes the class really fun even if the material given is very difficult to understand. She helps her students understand the materials with a better ease.
Great teacher. She is enthusiastic about material and gives good examples. Powerpoints are clear and easily read
very enthusiastic about the subject matter, which is one of the most boring classes I've ever taken. but she did a good job of keeping students engaged
I enjoyed class and felt that Dr. Yancura was very fair in grading and helpful in assisting with any questions or concerns.
She is a very good instructor. She is also understanding and would listen to the students when there may be conflicts or lack of understanding.
so enthusiastic and entertaining. knows her stuff.
Great professor, very enthusiastic about topic
She is a great and enthusiastic professor. She makes the class enjoyable.
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
21. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 32 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (34%) 20 (63%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 32 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 8 (25%) 23 (72%)
23. Other comments:
I love how you are able to make the class interesting in such a hard subject to teach.
Very challenging course for non-FamR majors.
She's so awesome! And, Philip is great, too.
none.
Not to have a final since the paper and presentation is so much work I am burnt out just on the one class.
thank you for always understanding group's dramas. This class was extremely difficult but satisfying at the same time.
I did all the work on our group paper. I would have everyone write their own paper. Maybe do the passing out of surveys part as a group, but each have to individually write our own research paper because it isn't fair that they get the same grade as me when I did all the work.
Thank you for your help this semester with the paper. I had a great time in this class!
Thank you very much for this past semester. Honestly I really did not think I would be sad to finish a class that required research and devotes a semester- worth of time into writing a paper. I'm glad that I ended up taking this class, it had open up a lot of things that I didn't thought of before. The things I learned in course were valuable. This was my favorite class during this semester. I am very happy that you bring Phillip to class also, it gave the class a difference atmosphere and it was a good difference. Once again, thank you.
Group project was very difficult because of bad group members.. I learned a lot from the project but one of the most difficult group projects ever because of group members who didn't do anything and caused problems more than helped.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR499, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 499 - Directed Reading and Research Crn (Section): 84673 (014)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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 fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this 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%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
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 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%)
12. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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%)
13. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Dr. Yancura is an amazing professor! She genuinely cares about her students, and the subject matter. She holds the most interesting and engaging lectures. She is always available for extra help, and returns emails within a couple hours. Dr. Yancura is one of the best professor's I have experienced at Manoa. Her dedication to her work and her students definitely shows. She is compassionate and strives to make everyone's learning environment applicable to individual needs. Great professor, great course, also, great adviser!
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I think that she is an excellent professor and I enjoy working with her.
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
21. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
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%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
23. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR380, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 380 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 71544 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 44 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (25%) 33 (75%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 44 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 13 (30%) 30 (68%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 43 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (40%) 26 (60%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 43 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 3 (7%) 3 (7%) 21 (49%) 15 (35%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.98 42 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 3 (7%) 5 (12%) 20 (48%) 13 (31%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 43 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 2 (5%) 10 (23%) 16 (37%) 14 (33%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 43 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 3 (7%) 13 (30%) 13 (30%) 12 (28%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 43 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 6 (14%) 22 (51%) 14 (33%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 43 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 2 (5%) 5 (12%) 20 (47%) 15 (35%)
10. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 43 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 2 (5%) 6 (14%) 19 (44%) 15 (35%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 43 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (26%) 32 (74%)
12. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 43 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 16 (37%) 26 (60%)
13. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 42 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 12 (29%) 26 (62%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 43 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 14 (33%) 26 (60%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 42 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (38%) 26 (62%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 42 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (31%) 29 (69%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 43 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 16 (37%) 24 (56%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no suggestions
Possibly making the lab class as an aid to the lecture would be helpful. Sometimes too it was hard to see how the lecture material related to our semester projects.
More experiments to show theories and how they work
Bring Philip to class
less powerpoint lectures
Honestly, nothing. I love Yancura because she makes class so interesting and fun. The only minuscule thing I would suggest is for her to not expect so much from us when it came to the statistics section of the course. Either not expect so much from us or spend more time reviewing it or reteaching it because that was a really confusing section. Other than that, NO complaints!
I think having a final and a big research paper and a presentation is too much at the end of semester. It crams too many important things into too little of time, especially since students have many other extremely challenging classes at the same time.
Although I can appreciate the need for learning how to work with others that our largest assignment was a group project caused me high anxiety. That are groups were chosen in our first lab before we had a good idea of the expectations only compounded the problem. In retrospect having a week to learn about the people in my lab before we had to select a team would have been better.
maybe more group work, and hands-on activities in order to get us up and more engaged in class material.
I like that everything was very organized and up early because it allows people to get a head start. It would be nice to have a study session the class before. The study guides didn't help me because I felt that it didn't really go with the exams.
N/A
I like her teaching style. I do not think she needs to change a thing. Maybe she just needs to bring her dog to class :)
I think some in class review time before tests would be helpful.
Somehow make the topic more interesting for her students. Other than that, she's great.
lab had way too many people for one TA so sometimes it was hard getting help but this doesn't have anything to do with Lori herself
too much information, especially for students who are required to take this course but are from a different major. the midterm questions are worded to trick you.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
she is a fun teacher, but just boring subject
She is very knowledgable and has interesting examples during her lectures. She was also very flexible and always was available and open for help.
Great teacher, starts with the basics. Easy to follow.
I really enjoyed her teaching style. She made the material as interesting as possible.
I loved her bubbly energy and she made learning fun
very nice teacher and hyper...great attitude
She is a very knowledgable, fun, entertaining professor. She makes topics interesting and is very approachable and easy to talk to. AWESOME PROFESSOR!
I enjoyed the class and learned a lot. Even though the subject matter is dry she still made it easy to understand and interesting.
A highly enthusiastic Doctor in her field, who certainly knows her stuff. Dr Yancura developed interesting assignments.
Great prof! Knows he content and is great at engaging the class. Great personality so can make a boring subject an interesting class lecture.
GREAT! I loved your teaching style and I wish all teachers cared about teaching as much as you do. Like you said, it's a give and take relationship between the professor and the students to help us learn better and for you to teach better. You were super organized on laulima and I loved your personality.
She is a great professor, always fun and energetic even if we look tired and cold. She tries her best to make sure we understand what is going on before continuing with new material. She is very thoughtful in her lectures, and is always available for conferences with her students. I would recommend her as a professor to anyone.
She is a fun teacher and really knows her stuff.
only professor whos voice i dont want to fall asleep to. very kind, makes me want to take another course of hers
She was a great professor
excellent
She's very intelligent and fun. I never had such a fun time listening to a professor lecture because she is so quirky.
Great teaching style and it is clear she is dedicated to what she teaches.
Very funny and communicable professor.
peppy, fun and takes a hard subject and makes it doable
good
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 43 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 13 (30%) 28 (65%)
21. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 43 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 20 (47%) 21 (49%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 43 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (40%) 26 (60%)
23. Other comments:
Not an easy subject matter to grasp. However, I liked the fact that we are able to disregard one of the 3 tests (incase we did bad on any of them). It took a while for me to figure out how her tests were going to be like. I also like that we had assignments that were easy ways to make up missed points. I did learn a lot though.
Very useful course for the future.
I love dogs. I heard so much about your dog, I wish I got to meet yours Prof. Yancura ;)
group projects are rough
not my favorite class.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR499, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 499 - Directed Reading and Research Crn (Section): 74805 (012)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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 fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
Freq(%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
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 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%)
12. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Making the class lectures more interactive and engaging, I think students get bored with the material rather than the teacher/presentation of the material. Lori is an excellent teacher who genuinely cares about her students.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent teacher!
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
21. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
23. Other comments:
Extremely helpful teacher that goes out of her way to help students if they need it.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR333, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 91582 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
10. 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%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
12. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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%)
13. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
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%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
17. 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%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
This course is fine the way it is, but I would prefer taking this course in a regular classroom setting. I am able to face the teacher when I have a question at that very moment rather than waiting for a response.
She is a very helpful instructor i just love how she organizes her assignments...thank you LORIENA and GOD BLESS:)
I would suggest to have this course taught in class during regular school session. Excellent course, wonderful instructor but needed more time for insstruction.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great! A genuine interest in her student's learning.
She did a great job and she treated all her students equally and fairly.
SHE IS AN EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR AND I LIKE THAT ABOUT HER BECAUSE SHE IS VERY UNDERSTANDABLE:)
I have learned a lot from this class which will help me in my family and in the future when I kids.
really enjoy this class...really helpful to adolescents, parents,communities and families.
Dr. Yancura was a great teacher. She made sure that she is available when we needed help or if we had any questions =)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
21. Examinations cover the important aspects of the 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%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)

Loriena Yancura: FAMR334, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 334 - Middle Age and Aging Crn (Section): 91917 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
10. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. 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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
16. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I wish this class wasn't offered only during the summer, or if so it was extended to fill both session 1 & 2. It was such an interesting course and I learned so much from it. Loriena was a great teacher and I felt all the work she had us do was truly beneficial. I just wish I could've had more time but since its a summer course only offered in one session its accelerated.
I think the course structure was good, and the schedule of each week matched with every assignment and lecture we learned about.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is absolutely great at what she does. You can tell she has compassion toward the subject and every activity stimulated so many aspects of the course.
Great. I really enjoyed her course, and learned a lot more on gerontology then I had before. She was very helpful and quick to answer any of the questions I had for assignments or general questions about the class.
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
21. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
22. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)

Loriena Yancura: FAMR334, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 334 - Middle Age and Aging Crn (Section): 85106 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
10. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
What I learned to do with my life, self, and loved ones around that have all aged. Ten years from now this will probably be the course that I think back to and consider more so than any other course.
...the book Water for Elephants. It was included in one of the projects we did, and I LOVED the book. It made me want to read again.
The life history paper we had to write.
how good the professor was and how different the types of work were.
when it comes to old aging. Iʻll remember all the stuff I learned and apply it to my health and life.
12. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
13. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
14. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
15. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
17. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
18. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
19. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
20. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I have no suggestions. I thought that the teaching and course itself was well structured and executed.
I love the course. Don't change a thing!
I like everything about this online course.
A couple times when there was confusion surrounding when assignments were due. Perhaps be a little more clear and organized in that aspect.
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
helpful. friendly. knowledgable.
Great.
This class is a really good online course to take, because everyhting is organized and i learned a lot about aging and what to expect when i get older.
really enjoyed her class. good professor and i wil recommend her as a professor.
sheʻs a good teacher online. She knows what sheʻs doing but sometimes things get mixed up but she always catches herself and explains it thoroughly if you have questions. I like her as a teacher, sheʻs great and always there an email away for help.
I enjoyed having her. She seems very passionate about her work and students. She established a learning environment that made it easy to communicate with her and other students. I had a pleasant experience
23. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
24. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
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%)
25. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
26. Other comments:
Great course to take!

Loriena Yancura: FAMR380, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 380 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 81328 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 3 (15%) 12 (60%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 6 (30%) 11 (55%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 5 (25%) 11 (55%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 3 (16%) 9 (47%)
8. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 4 (20%) 12 (60%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 5 (25%) 11 (55%)
10. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 6 (30%) 9 (45%)
11. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 14 (70%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
15. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
16. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
17. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
18. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
We need the pretest for the midterms! Without it, I seem lost.
Turn down the AC...find a happier environment
I think she should review the study guide possibly instead of giving out the preview of the test instead. I know that sometimes seeing the test before helped, but also felt like it didn't because I chose the same answers I remembered from the previous day.
Go over study guide with the class. You teach in a way where it is understandabl. When the test comes its like another language that we are presented for the first time.
n/a
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is awesome!
She is a great teacher and I enjoyed being in her class this semester. She is very understanding and always willing to help you if you need it!
She has a lot of enthusiasm for the subject and it makes research methods....not so bad.
She was very helpful, and always asked if we understood or had questions. Also gave lots of examples for each lecture to help understand the information better.
Enthusiastic and knowledgable teacher
great teacher. very helpful and communicates well
she is very enthusiastic about the material and is very open to suggestions from students. She also seems to do all she can to help students
great!
Dr. Yancura is very personable and helpful. she does her best to make sure students understand what is being taught. she is a great teacher.
amazing teacher. she made me want to learn more about research methodology.
I love Phillip.
Excellent instructor who knows a lot about the field she teaches.
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
23. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
24. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (42%) 11 (58%)
25. Other comments:
Great teacher! I enjoyed being in her class.
For the plagiarism stuff that happened, I don't agree with their decision to give people bad grades. I think for the most part the students didn't know that it was plagiarized and that they forgot how to quote or forgot a citation. That's why they can tell us to fix it for the final paper.
Please know that your kindness and generosity was very much appreciated. I believe a professor who honors her students the privledge of an exam preview posesses a quality reflecting a deep understanding of the art of teaching. Thank you.

Loriena Yancura: FAMR380, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 380 - Research Methodology Crn (Section): 71664 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (83%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (29%) 25 (71%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 35 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 10 (29%) 23 (66%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 35 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 12 (34%) 18 (51%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 33 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (21%) 13 (39%) 13 (39%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 35 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 6 (17%) 10 (29%) 16 (46%)
7. I developed the ability to carry out original research in this area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 35 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 13 (37%) 18 (51%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.97 35 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 10 (29%) 4 (11%) 17 (49%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 35 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 2 (6%) 10 (29%) 20 (57%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 35 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 9 (26%) 19 (54%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 34 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 13 (38%) 17 (50%)
12. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 35 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 15 (43%) 18 (51%)
13. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 35 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 8 (23%) 20 (57%)
14. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The one thing I will always remember and benefit from is the importance of understanding statistics. Up until now, understanding and applying statistics have been extremely challenging but as I further my education into graduate school, I know I will definately be thankful for taking this course.
Wow she had great outfits and she was excited about a honestly really boring subject (sorry) but she really did a good job in making it fun. She is amazing and I love Philip!
fun teacher!
how to research
When I need to know how to research for my career
Phillip... lol...how to write a paper correctly..and cite correctly.
how hard it was!!!
Philip.
knowing how to conduct a research study
lori's energictic way of teaching. i dreaded taking this class and put it off semseter after semester until i finally had to take it. come to find out, this course was not bad at all. Lori teaches in a way we can realte this to every day life.
Phillip (=
the research project.
research done for final project
knowing the process of creating a research paper.
the quirky teacher and our group project.
How Dr. Yancura helps everybody out in her class.
Phillip! And also the project which we did over the semester. I don't think I've ever felt so accomplished before!
the teacher
The worst group I had to work with!
phillip
Dr. Yancura and Philip! Dr. Yancura is enthusiastic, kind, and interesting. She made the lectures enjoyable. And Philip was amazing! I enjoyed seeing him every day.
Lori's friendly and communicative teaching qualities
n/a
Philip!
15. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Statistics!
Learning about how to create a research project and going out and actually having people complete my surveys.
amazing teacher ... keeps class fun!
how to write a research paper.
The way one can turn curiosity into real statistics
laulima info was organized you could never be lost.
its all about reasearch methods
I found the examples in the slide shows the most helpful.
apa format
learning to use SPSS
having Philip around, especially during the tests. he definitly helps calm down nerves and take away stress
She made learning research methods fun.
study guides.
lectures studyguide were a big help (so much information, guides made it easy to organize & study
Information on statistics and how to perform a research study.
How to use statics and methods.
The course taught me step-by-step how to do a research study and how to use a program such as SPSS to analyze statistics.
I found the paper and project very helpful--especially for grad school. The assignment really got me to think critically and scientifically. I am used to writing subjective type of papers, but learning to write objectively and factually is very useful and important also, I'm sure!
how research surveys are conducted
the study guide
Skills to complete a professional research paper
n/a
Learning how to conduct an experiment based on a hypothesis and how to compose a research paper.
16. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Absolutely nothing! Everything will benefit me into grad school and further.
nothing
Before I took this class, I had a no idea of research methods so this class was helpful for my other classes.
none
Ta Danyelle- her teaching didnt coinside with yours, therefore problems and confusion occurd.
the information/subject matter did not pertain to my life or major!
I found when the teacher would mess up on lecture the least helpful.
Nothing
NA
having such a large group in the group project. I felt that it could have been done with less people with less drama.
Nothing
Nothing
none
Working in a group.
i couldn't relate to the material so for me it was just a lot of information.
...
n/a
None
17. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (83%)
18. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 35 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 31 (89%)
19. 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 34 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 30 (88%)
20. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (86%)
21. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (86%)
22. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 35 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 4 (11%) 6 (17%) 23 (66%)
23. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 35 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 5 (14%) 24 (69%)
24. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 35 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 6 (17%) 23 (66%)
25. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 35 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (29%) 24 (69%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 35 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 10 (29%) 24 (69%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 33 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 4 (12%) 25 (76%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
You're too nice! I think Mark slowed the class down asking his repetitive not important questions and you were too nice and let him do it! It's not a bad thing that you're too nice, just that he never stopped because you are too nice. Lol.
maybe your dog is a little distraction
this course has a lot of info maybe down size its alot to retain.
Be prepared for each lecture.
None
none, made lectures fun & easy to follow.
Reorganize some powerpoints just for flow.
Maybe give a little more time for group presentations. It was a little stressful trying to fit everything into 8 minutes, especially since it's a subject a lot of us aren't familiar with.
none
Study guide needs a redo. Has a lot of repeats
Don't put the lectures online. They discourage students from coming to class and actively participating in lecture.
....
n/a
None
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Yancura is a very vibrant instructor. She brings with her a positive attitude to class. This course covers extensive information, however, Dr. Yancura presents her lectures in a fashion such that the information is easily understood. Overall, Dr. Yancura is a fair and knowledgeable instructor who displays great concern for each individual's performance and knowledge.
She's amazing and I definitely would recommend her. She makes this not so interesting subject so fun!
amazing teacher!
she is very organized and she is always available. but sometimes her class does not cover whole things for the exams.
a great teacher
good professor & information...sucky TA Danyelle
She is a very nice teacher and tries really hard to teach the material....but if you are uninterested in it, then it is hard to pay attention and learn from her...
she is a nice lady, though I think her teaching style needs to sound less colloquial.
Really liked this professor. made leaning easy. explained concepts well, examples very helpful.definitly will want to take more courses from Lori.
Great instructor and fun too.
very informative and knows what she is talking about.
very enthusiastic. enjoys teaching & research methodology.
Great teacher.
I loved that you prepared before every class. The lectures were smooth and easy to follow.
She is the best!!!!!
She was clear and concise in her lectures and although the content was sometimes hard to understand, she taught it in a way that I was able to follow and eventually understand on my own.
She loves to teach! It's really nice to see a teacher enjoying what they do and wanting their students to love what they do too. She's a very supportive and encouraging teacher. I really appreciate Dr. Yancura's passion for teaching and her compassion for her students! She made WANT to do well in the course! She really seemed to make an effort to make class interesting. She answered all questions thoughtfully and respectfully and I looked forward to attending class every Tuesday and Thursday morning. One of the best things about her is that she grades exams and assignments quickly!!! Very thankful for that!
Very Good
Great lecturer! Never boring. Knows the subject very well!
she is always happy which is great because you know that she loves what she does.
Excellent. I am more interested in research because of her.
She's great!
n/a
I enjoyed her teaching style and enthusiasm about the subject matter. She is a very good lecturer who was able to keep my attention.
30. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 35 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 3 (9%) 29 (83%)
31. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 35 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 6 (17%) 25 (71%)
32. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 35 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 3 (9%) 28 (80%)
33. Other comments:
none
Phillip was always in my back pack looking for food...lol take care Phillip :0)
thanks
She is really nice!
Thank you!

Loriena Yancura: FAMR333, Summer I 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Course: FAMR 333 - Adolescence & Early Adulthood Crn (Section): 91372 (601)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree