eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Timothy Halliday

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Timothy Halliday: ECON321, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 321 - Introduction to Statistics Crn (Section): 71103 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 46 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 19 (41%) 25 (54%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 46 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 1 (2%) 23 (50%) 18 (39%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 45 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 4 (9%) 1 (2%) 20 (44%) 19 (42%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 46 1.15 Freq(%) 3 (7%) 4 (9%) 6 (13%) 20 (43%) 13 (28%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 46 1.16 Freq(%) 4 (9%) 6 (13%) 14 (30%) 15 (33%) 7 (15%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
na
everything
The problem sets.
Having the material covered in class available online was instrumental in my learning the material in this class.
The lectures were very well structured and the problem sets furthered my understanding of the subject.
the problem sets helped alot with learning and understanding the material.
The practice problems on the problem set and going over the problems in class.
The lectures and problem sets were very helpful in learning the key concepts of the course and preparing for quizzes and the final exam.
The problem sets helped alot and the review sessions for the problems sets.
problem sets!
I can apply the material into real life.
Going over problems in the class.
Understanding how numbers relate, in statistical terms.
Examples. Examples are key. Could have used more learning with vocabulary and terms though. Quizzes every other week were good.
problem sets, review, quizzes
learning about probability and odds. i now understand a lot of things about gambling and stuff
Everything was valuable, statistics is an important subject to learn. I appreciate that the instructor went over more difficult concepts that extended beyond the scope of our class. Professor Halliday is not the most funny guy, but he is definitely one of the better teachers I've taken any classes from.
All of the explanations of the equations and their uses were very helpful.
the problem set solving help a great deal
Information on comparing test data to what could be expected within the whole society.
online pp and practice sets.
It fulfilled the requirement for my major.
A lot of the key concepts discussed were valuable.
The problem sets were very helpful in that they provided concrete examples of the material being covered in class. The clear powerpoints were also very useful.
The examples given during the lectures made the material applicable.
7. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
na
nothing
The TA. Hard to understand her.
Every aspect of this class was valuable. Tim did a great job!
it was all valuable
The textbook.
Nothing
.
It was a little slow paced.
Quizzes should have been more difficult and not straight off the problem sets. Honestly, it would have been very easy to cheat by putting the answers in your calculator, since the answers were all on a cover sheet.
lectures, teacher expects student to know what symbols and terms mean
im not to sure
Nothing
-none-
the class was unclear and extreamly difficult to get help in.
Pretty much all aspects were useful.
TA teaching the class. (only happened once).
Teaching methods need to be adujsted to better meet the satisfation of the students so they may benefit for it.
Professor Haliday didn't explain how each concept was really used and so each new formula or concept we learned just seemed like a floating piece of information and I had no perspective on how to use it. The only reason I was able to pass this class is because a friend of mine was able to explain the formulas and proofs much more clearly than the professor.
Some details that were covered were unecessary.
Professor Halliday spent a great deal of time going over simple concepts time and time again, until any student in his class who had a clue about the material would have wanted to scream in frustration. He would also regularly ask if there were any questions, and then spend three minutes slowly looking around the classroom and wasting our time. Ironically, when there was the rare question, he often missed the person, which illustrates just how pointless those long periods of looking around were.
Sometimes reviewing the lecture at the beginning of class every time was redundant. Maybe if different problems were used it would be more useful.
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.98 46 1.09 Freq(%) 2 (4%) 4 (9%) 3 (7%) 21 (46%) 16 (35%)
9. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.98 46 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 2 (4%) 10 (22%) 17 (37%) 16 (35%)
10. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 44 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 2 (5%) 19 (43%) 22 (50%)
11. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.02 46 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (13%) 2 (4%) 23 (50%) 15 (33%)
12. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.48 46 1.05 Freq(%) 2 (4%) 6 (13%) 11 (24%) 19 (41%) 6 (13%) 2 (4%)
13. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.93 46 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 9 (20%) 23 (50%) 10 (22%) 2 (4%)
14. The TA was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.07 46 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 7 (15%) 17 (37%) 16 (35%) 3 (7%)
15. The TA's oral speaking was clear and effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.24 46 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 10 (22%) 15 (33%) 15 (33%) 4 (9%) 1 (2%)
16. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 46 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 4 (9%) 23 (50%) 16 (35%)