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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?
Creating a good hypothesis as I'll need it for Grad School
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.
Learning to work better in a group
The group work was daunting but actually very helpful in getting a taste what research is like in a real group setting.
Doing studies and research
All!
The PowerPoint's were easy to learn from and very helpful.
It was valuable to learn better ways to research topics of interest.
doing research on scholarly journals
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
Relating lectures to real research.
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.
lectures were always lively, even if the material was boring
Every aspect!
Learning how to conduct a study
Importance of research validity
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.
Learning how to utilize SPSS.
The professors enthusiasm
Steps of research
Phillip Enos!
Examples and the break down of the research process.
Everything actually. I really learned a lot about research methods and its 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.
Learning why research methods is important
the study guide that were being provided, and how clear she is with the subject.
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.
Everything about conducting a research project.
no
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.
I was able to learn about statistics more.
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.
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 whole idea about researching was the most valuable. Through research I was able to gain knowledge on how science work.
Philip in class :)
Learning how to conduct a research project and how to write an APA-style paper.
19. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The extra in-depth information on stats
none
N/A
n/a
It was hard to absorb a lot of new information in a class that consisted mainly of lectures.
n/a
I don't believe
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.
n/a
Surveys
The meticulousness of APA style.
None
Nothing
The three midterm exams were the least valuable to me!
Understanding the statistics/numbers behind research methods
In general I dislike lecture classes and find them hard to sty focused in.
How to ask questions for surveys.
no comment
None.
I hate statistics.
I didn't feel as if anything we learned was of lesser value than the other components within this course.
N/A
none
None.
20. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The only teacher I had with a dog named Phil. Always good vibes when he's in clas.
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
how much i do not like to do research.
Phillip!
The research project and how to use spss to input the data which made things a lot easier
The good nature of the teacher and her adorable dog, Philip!
Remembering Dr. Yancura's passion for the subject, and the way she taught it. I'll also remember it because of Phillip! :)
The professor and how she made the class fun. Also having Philip in class when we took the exam in class.
the professor's name and her dog, Philip.
all the work we had to do
I don't believe there was anything not of value to take from this class
Phillip!
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. :)
Learning from the lectures and the reading.
Knowing how to properly do a research project
Phillip and Dr. Yancura's positive, jovial, and helpful attitude toward students and the course material.
SPSS. and Philip.
Phillip the dog.
Her jokes related
Once my foot hits the gas, there's no refunds. And Phillip.
Philip enos the dog, real life research, and Dr. Yancura's tips.
probably when I need to do research or how to determine if the research is reliable.
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 information I learned about program evaluation
the powerpoint that was being provided, when doing my own research
The great classroom environment. Professor Yancura is a very warm person and really tries to help you grasp the info.
The research project!
no comment
How to do research projects.
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.
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.
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.
your dog Philip.
How Professor Yancura taught her class with such spark and enthusiasm.
21. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
paradigm shift of the world and every aspect of the world.
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.
N/A
Group work is not all that bad...
Going out in the public and handing out surveys to people we don't know
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.
I learned that it is important to research effectively in order to be sure of what you know.
how to research scholarly journals
Knowing how to read literature or journals as actually understanding what they mean and their studies
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.
Being able to make critical choices in life.
Working in a group
..
Practicing writing concisely and being able to evaluate the quality of information.
Knowing how to compose a formal scholarly article, and how to conduct research. Also knowing how to utilize SPSS.
How to make surveys
Help me with grad school
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.
Doing actual hands on research for this class so we were able to apply what we learned.
i gained presentation skills, more friends, cooperation, time skills and I learned the methods and procedures of research.
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.
Learning how to read/better understand research/scholarly journals
the research method in general, the 20 page research paper, APA format. Overall paper & presentation.
Looking at things in more detail.
How to work with a difficult group and conducting a research project.
methodology research
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.
I became close with my teammates.
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.
Just to be aware of what researcher go through. How we should appreciate what they do because it will benefit us in the future.
Working with a group together.
Learning how to write an APA-style paper.
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.
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
N/A
none. Her class is probably one of the better classes I've taken at UH Manoa.
n/a
I don't have any. She's doing a great job.
Making sure the powerpoint machine thing doesn't break! :)
No suggestions. Awesome instructor and loved her energy!! And she always dresses super cute and colorful. Never forgets to smile.
n/a
None
the wording on the exam were a little tricky, but other then that the class was great
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.
Peraps more fun interactive activities during lecture.
I would add more group activities in class. Those were fun.
Make more exciting
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.
she teaches great, I am able to pay attention bc she speaks with passion.
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.
Keep bringing Phillip to class!
no comment
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.
Talk slower. Longer presentations.
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.
-Give more extra credit to students who aren't doing so well in the class
none
None.
30. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great Teacher with lots of energy to teach her students :)
Excellent and funny.
great instructor and is really enthusiastic about teaching this course.
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.
One of my favorite professors ever! A+
She was good at explaining things when questions arised
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'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 great teacher! She really made me enjoy the class.
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 and very knowledgeable..love Phillip!!
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.
AWESOME.
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.
such a bubbly professor, I genuinely enjoyed having her lecture class
Awesome, best, intellectual professor!
Very excellent instructor
Good Professor and very enthusiastic
loves what she teaches and very likeable and always happy doing class. (usually it rubs off on you too)
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.
She is a very knowledgeable and competent professor.
Excellent teacher and person!
Funny, energetic, awesome
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.
Dr. Yancura is a knowledgeable and friendly professor. I think that her studies and research that she has spoken about are very interesting.
she is an amazing teacher!!
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.
makes research methods fun and easy to understand! Great teacher!
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 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.
She's passionate about her class!
no comment
Awesome.
A good teacher.
ok
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.
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.
great teacher
She is a great lecturer. Her class is very structured and organized so it was easy to study for exams ahead of time.
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:
this course should not be a required course!
N/A
n/a
Really enjoyed her as an instructor!
Thank you for being a great professor!
I loved having Phillip in the class
n/a
none
Thanks for a great semester.
Thanks for a great semester Dr. Yancura! Happy Holidays~ :)
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.
i recommend her all the way!!
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.
no comment
Merry Christmas!
Thank you for your continued dedication in this field. Your class is awesome! Don't change! :)
This class was the hardest. But it is useful in many ways.
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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?
practicing presentations, peer editing
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 preparation and help. I feel very prepared for the Seminar.
Providing feedback from her and classmates as we built up to our 12-minute presentation so that we could improve.
The practice presentations were really helpful for the poster proposal.
Peer critique and practice presentations. Presentation, poster, PowerPoint mentoring
The constructive feedback from the classroom
The "stepping ladder" to completing our proposals.
The powerpoint and presentation tips. The assistance with proposals and presentation critiquing by peers really helped a lot.
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.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
discussion on required book
I honestly believe that everything was useful in our preparation.
The urop stuff because I did not apply for that
Class discussion on chapter reading from required textbook.
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.
N/a
The book
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.
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.
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
presentations
Presentation workshops and our consistent work on improving presentation skills.
Phillip
How fun it was and how much it helped.
The stress from completing the assignments and preparing for the presentation.
Hearing all of the different proposal ideas for research.
How to be an effective speaker; delivery. Knowing what information to present/significant for audience to understand
My project that started in this classroom
What I accomplished and our class discussions
The presentations, the UROP grant I received, and the conference.
Discovering the secret to not being nervous for presentations...... My first serious research project. Multiple presentations. First class that had a dog in it.
12. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
self motivated work
A better understanding of how to conduct research.
Lots of feedback on my projext
Confidence in public speaking.
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.
Lots of help on developing research ideas and personal critique on how I present.
How to communicate effectively both orally and in text and visuals
The benefits of peer reviewing and getting and giving constructive feedback from classmates
Taking the project by little chunks
Practice at public speaking, poster and powerpoint design, and research techniques.
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.
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:
this will help me do well in my upcoming semesters
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.
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.
I think having more time to do the quizzes would be nice because there was like three quizzes per week.
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.
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 :)
Dr. Lori is a great instructor and I will recommend her class to anyone who needs it.
Great!
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%) 2 (67%) 5 (83%) 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  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
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%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
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%) 2 (67%)
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%) 3 (50%) 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  
4.6 6 0.55 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 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%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
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%) 4 (67%)
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%) 3 (100%)
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%) 2 (33%) 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  
4.67 6 0.52 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%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
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.
Shorter quizzes
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
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.
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.
Supportive and knowledgeable in content area.
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 (67%)
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%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
25. Other comments:
Lots of work but that's what to expect with a summer school WI. I liked the course.
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.

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.
The course was great! I wouldn't change a thing!
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The written assignments regarding the OWL website was a little confusing and hard to grasp.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Amazing person and always there to help. Extremely nice and understanding.
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.
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
Best professor I have had yet. Learning through an online class is hard but because of Loriena Yancura I was able to understand everything!
GREAT!:)
Very organized
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.
very easy to talk to. wants her students to do well
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.
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!!
Professor Yancura was perfect!!
I believe little bit more organized dates and numbers of study guide will be less confusing for students
Have more study groups to prepare for exams.
longer time showing powerpoint slides for note taking
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!
Maybe to be more strict in her policies, but otherwise she is a fantastic professor.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
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.
great teacher. was able to teach a very hard/boring topic in a very effective way that kept my attention
Fun class! Philip was a good addition to the classroom, never a dull moment!
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.
an awesome professor!
I liked the way she teach us. It was fun being in her 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
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.
very nice and helpful. I think her lectures are made easy for students to understand
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!
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!
great class!
Dr. Yancura made this subject enjoyable. I would take more course wi Dr.Yancura.
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.
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
A very interesting and excellent professor. I would not hesitate to learn from her again.
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:
fun class:)
Philip is the cutest dog ever!
I really enjoyed your class!! And loved having Phillip around!! Will miss and your fun lectures!! Thanks for everything :)
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!
Like, I said, perfect!!! :D
You make classes fun :)
This class was wonderful! And Professor Yancura is such a great teacher!
I wish to keep in contact with her in the future and learn more from her.

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.
Collaborate with Lab professors. There were a couple of times when the requirements were different for both classes.
i think she is doing a good job right now.
Fixing the powerpoints on laulima
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!
Nothing!
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
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. easy to pay attention to. fun. makes class entertaining.
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
she is a wonderful professor! Her teaching was exciting and she knew the contents of the course well!
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.
an excellent teacher who is enthusiastic of her field and makes class enjoyable to come to
Good teacher who knows what she's talking about. He's very enthusiastic about the subject and an overall nice lady.
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:
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.
Super Nice!

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.
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.
N/A
For the papers she didn't really state exactly what she was really looking for so it was a little harder to write
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
Dr. Yancura is a wonderful teacher!!!
Loved the class and learned a lot. I like that we got to be creative for the papers we typed out.
She communicated well and got back to my emails in a good amount of time and her grading was fair.
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!
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!
n/a

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....
very cool professor, easy to talk to, and made the class fun
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.
she da best
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.
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
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.
None
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 :)
Please keep bringing Phillip to class, it was more enjoyable with him around.
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.
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!
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.
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.
It would be nice if the class size was smaller.
I thought Dr. Yancura was very informative and fun while lecturing in class. It made learning about research methods a lot more enjoyable.
nothing
Great lecturer, but some of the material wasn't as interesting
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very kind teacher and helpful.
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
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 is a lovely professor.
Great teacher fair
She's so awesome!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great teacher. She is enthusiastic about material and gives good examples. Powerpoints are clear and easily read
She is a great and enthusiastic professor. She makes the class enjoyable.
I enjoyed class and felt that Dr. Yancura was very fair in grading and helpful in assisting with any questions or concerns.
so enthusiastic and entertaining. knows her stuff.
Great professor, very enthusiastic about topic
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.
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.
thank you for always understanding group's dramas. This class was extremely difficult but satisfying at the same time.
none.
Not to have a final since the paper and presentation is so much work I am burnt out just on the one class.
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!
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.
More experiments to show theories and how they work
no suggestions
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.
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.
less powerpoint lectures
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 :)
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
maybe more group work, and hands-on activities in order to get us up and more engaged in class material.
N/A
Bring Philip 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.
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 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.
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....
Great teacher, starts with the basics. Easy to follow.
she is a fun teacher, but just boring subject
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.
She is very knowledgable and has interesting examples during her lectures. She was also very flexible and always was available and open for help.
very nice teacher and hyper...great attitude
I really enjoyed her teaching style. She made the material as interesting as possible.
She's very intelligent and fun. I never had such a fun time listening to a professor lecture because she is so quirky.
peppy, fun and takes a hard subject and makes it doable
good
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.
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.
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
I loved her bubbly energy and she made learning fun
Great teaching style and it is clear she is dedicated to what she teaches.
Very funny and communicable professor.
She is a very knowledgable, fun, entertaining professor. She makes topics interesting and is very approachable and easy to talk to. AWESOME PROFESSOR!
She is a fun teacher and really knows her stuff.
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.
I love dogs. I heard so much about your dog, I wish I got to meet yours Prof. Yancura ;)
group projects are rough
Very useful course for the future.
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.
I would suggest to have this course taught in class during regular school session. Excellent course, wonderful instructor but needed more time for insstruction.
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:)
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
really enjoy this class...really helpful to adolescents, parents,communities and families.
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.
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 think the course structure was good, and the schedule of each week matched with every assignment and lecture we learned about.
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.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
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.
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.
when it comes to old aging. Iʻll remember all the stuff I learned and apply it to my health and life.
how good the professor was and how different the types of work were.
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.
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.
really enjoyed her class. good professor and i wil recommend her as a professor.
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.
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.
We need the pretest for the midterms! Without it, I seem lost.
Turn down the AC...find a happier environment
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 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
She is awesome!
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.
great!
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!
amazing teacher. she made me want to learn more about research methodology.
Excellent instructor who knows a lot about the field she teaches.
great teacher. very helpful and communicates well
I love Phillip.
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
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:
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.
Great teacher! I enjoyed being in her class.

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 ...
phillip
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.
the quirky teacher and our group project.
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.
The worst group I had to work with!
How Dr. Yancura helps everybody out in her class.
research done for final project
Phillip! And also the project which we did over the semester. I don't think I've ever felt so accomplished before!
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!
the research project.
the teacher
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Phillip... lol...how to write a paper correctly..and cite correctly.
Lori's friendly and communicative teaching qualities
knowing the process of creating a research paper.
how hard it was!!!
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.
When I need to know how to research for my career
Philip!
fun teacher!
knowing how to conduct a research study
Philip.
how to research
15. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the study guide
Statistics!
apa format
having Philip around, especially during the tests. he definitly helps calm down nerves and take away stress
How to use statics and methods.
lectures studyguide were a big help (so much information, guides made it easy to organize & study
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!
Learning about how to create a research project and going out and actually having people complete my surveys.
study guides.
how research surveys are conducted
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laulima info was organized you could never be lost.
Skills to complete a professional research paper
Information on statistics and how to perform a research study.
its all about reasearch methods
She made learning research methods fun.
The way one can turn curiosity into real statistics
Learning how to conduct an experiment based on a hypothesis and how to compose a research paper.
amazing teacher ... keeps class fun!
learning to use SPSS
I found the examples in the slide shows the most helpful.
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.
how to write a research paper.
16. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
i couldn't relate to the material so for me it was just a lot of information.
Absolutely nothing! Everything will benefit me into grad school and further.
having such a large group in the group project. I felt that it could have been done with less people with less drama.
Working in a group.
Nothing
none
n/a
Ta Danyelle- her teaching didnt coinside with yours, therefore problems and confusion occurd.
...
NA
the information/subject matter did not pertain to my life or major!
Nothing
none
None
nothing
I found when the teacher would mess up on lecture the least helpful.
Nothing
Before I took this class, I had a no idea of research methods so this class was helpful for my other classes.
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.
Study guide needs a redo. Has a lot of repeats
none, made lectures fun & easy to follow.
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.
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.
none
n/a
this course has a lot of info maybe down size its alot to retain.
....
Reorganize some powerpoints just for flow.
None
Don't put the lectures online. They discourage students from coming to class and actively participating in lecture.
None
maybe your dog is a little distraction
Be prepared for each lecture.
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
she is always happy which is great because you know that she loves what she does.
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.
I loved that you prepared before every class. The lectures were smooth and easy to follow.
Really liked this professor. made leaning easy. explained concepts well, examples very helpful.definitly will want to take more courses from Lori.
Great lecturer! Never boring. Knows the subject very well!
She is the best!!!!!
very enthusiastic. enjoys teaching & research methodology.
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!
She's amazing and I definitely would recommend her. She makes this not so interesting subject so fun!
very informative and knows what she is talking about.
Very Good
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good professor & information...sucky TA Danyelle
She's great!
Great teacher.
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...
Great instructor and fun too.
Excellent. I am more interested in research because of her.
a great teacher
I enjoyed her teaching style and enthusiasm about the subject matter. She is a very good lecturer who was able to keep my attention.
amazing teacher!
she is a nice lady, though I think her teaching style needs to sound less colloquial.
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 is very organized and she is always available. but sometimes her class does not cover whole things for the exams.
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:
She is really nice!
Thank you!
Phillip was always in my back pack looking for food...lol take care Phillip :0)
thanks
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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  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
7. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree