eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Jessica Lono

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Jessica Lono: HAW100, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Language
Course: HAW 100 - Language in Hawaii: Survival Crn (Section): 75945 (001)     76932 (002)     78952 (003)     78953 (004)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (18%) 16 (84%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (68%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 15 (79%)
4. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 3 (27%) 14 (78%)
6. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 11 (61%)
7. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 12 (67%)
8. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 9 (50%) 8 (44%)
9. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 8 (44%) 6 (55%)
10. The instructor encourages me to speak the language being studied in class, and to use it actively in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.61 18 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (26%) 2 (11%) 3 (27%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (63%)
12. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 18 1.23 Freq(%) 2 (11%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (27%) 11 (61%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 4 (36%) 10 (56%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 6 (55%)
15. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 12 (63%)
16. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 12 (67%)
17. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
18. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (16%) 10 (91%)
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (36%) 9 (53%)
20. Other comments:
i would have really enjoyed to go through the pidgin module of this course. It was the module I was looking forward to the most.
Ms. Lono has the potential to be great! She is a little unprepared at times but always has something interesting to cover adn takes her time to explain it so that we all understand everything. It almost seems there isn't enough time to cover everything in the class however and that's probably where she struggles wth keeping organized (just because the topic is so interesting and there is so much to cover that she sort of has to jump around and pick and choose what's more significant). I'd maybe extend the class? And as far as the goals, I don't have the syllabus in front of me so not sure if she coverd them all but she did a pretty good job! =)
Professor Lono is nice. HOWEVER, I feel she used those 150 minutes a week to say "I'm native Hawaiian" and "I hate the United States, it's evil" as many times as she possibly could. She continually told us she was trying not to be "racist" but 90% of the time it was. I have no problem with her as a person, this isn't about her at all but the way the material was presented made me so angry I did not want to go to class. The US military is a significant part of my life, in fact, I went to a military school, I'm planning on contracting with the Army, my Dad, brother, and boyfriend all served/are serving. So I don't want to hear how "bad" the military was to the Hawaiian people. Do I agree with what they did? No, but I'm also not going to give up my DUTY to serve because Hawaiian people don't like it. Also, I also didn't appreciate "haole" and "white" being used about every other sentence with a bad connotation. There was a generalization made that the "white" people are always the ones oppressing others. Let's be realistic, there wasn't even white people back in the days before Christ and all of that so she should probably just never make that generalization again. When this was brought up in class, she took note of it but didn't change her vocabulary. I feel like Professor Lono, who again I really liked as a person, could have just brought a soapbox in and preached from there. In all reality, I don't want to take a Hawaiian course again which is really sad because that's what I wanted to study when I came here.
Overall my Favorite Professor this Semester! Just an awesome professor!
Great instructor. Very nice, and cares what all have to say or share. Sometimes, during discussions will use events outside of Hawaii to parallel something in the course content for better understanding. Excellent communicator and very hard working. Best instructor I've had at UHM.
She was really good about getting back to students via email really fast so that was nice and helpful. She's a good teacher. Interesting class.
I thought I was going to learn how to speak the Hawaiian language in this course, instead of learning about the language and the Hawaiian culture as a whole. It was still a very interesting class
Very informative i would just say that we got off topic a lot, but i can also see how that was valuable for this course - to compare the ethnic backrounds that everyone is coming from and their point of views and how they vary.
For someone coming in to Hawaii for the first time I thought a course that was called "Hawaiian: survival kit" would be more pertaining to the course description which was that we would learn about Hawaiian culture, pronunciations(which is what I was most worried about), and everyday life in Hawaii. Instead, each module was turned into a "how the WHITE colonists ruined hawaiian culture and language." I loved the discussions because it gave me insight into the identity crisis Hawaiians face today, but there should have been so much more to the class than complaining about the past (for a whole semester).
I was expecting this class to teach me the language, not about the language. Now that i see it's based on the survival of the language, I'm happy with what I learned. I would recommend changing the name of the class. When I read the course name, Hawaiian Language: Survival, I thought I would be learning just enough Hawaiian to "survive" in Hawaii, if it were a purely Hawaiian speaking state. So maybe change the name to History of Hawaiian Language.
Thank you Jessica Lono.
Great and fun class and professor! :)
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Perfect teacher, and perfect course. I am currently recommending this course to everyone I know, as long as Kumu Lono is teaching it. I learned so much, and unlike other classes, this class was actually lots of fun at the same time. Kumu Lono is very nice and understanding of her students and she is a very effective professor. I would love to take another class from her again.
I believe a class like this is perfect for someone who is new to Hawaii or UH because not only will you learn about the culture and people of Hawaii, but it's such an interactive class that it's the perfect way to make new friends. Lono also is very nice and easy going and makes the material fun to learn.
I came into this class expecting to learn how to pronounce Hawaiian street names and to learn about their food. What I came out with was a very different kind of knowledge. In this class, you don't learn head knowledge, but heart knowledge. Multiple times, I remember thinking about people and mankind and, well, the world in general! Why it operates the way it does, why society is the way it is, and soforth. I did not learn the things I expected to, but there were many times I would walk away from class thinking/feeling strongly about "life," cliche as that sounds. Though I value book-smarts, I am thankful for a class and teacher that can do this--make the spirit learn-- is a great thing that should also be realized as a valuable thing. <3
Very understanding in allowing students to have extended time or help if they are unable to make class :)
I took this class because I was curious, but I am glad I took it! Lots of great topics about Hawaii and the culture. Should be required for all students their freshman year of college, no matter their major! All people not from Hawaii should be taking some Hawaiian class their first year to better understand why Hawaii the way it is now. Mahalo!
Learned alot in this course and from the professor. Made it fun and interesting to come to class and used many different teaching aspects to keep the course from getting boring.
Amazing course. As someone who has been born and raised in Hawaii, it has definitely broadened my knowledge and appreciation of Hawaii.
Jessica Lono is a wonderful teacher. She explained the content fully and made sure that everyone understood what we were learning about. She was a joy to have as a teacher and I was excited to attend her classes. We could all tell she loved teaching and always came to class ready to dive into the lesson plan. I would love to take more classes that she teaches. She is very helpful and has taught me a lot.
Thanks for an awesome semester!!
This course was really was really fun. I was able to learn the content very easily and it was presented in a fun way.
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Professor Lono made the class fun and interesting. You learn a lot without feeling pressured. It's a very open class and everyone is encouraged to participate and everyone does. It's a very good atmosphere.
Less outspoken personal polital opinions please. Other than that I enjoues the class.
You can tell that she is very passionate about Hawaiian culture, which makes her arguments that much more valid. Easy class, but still very interesting
Course should be re-named to "Native Perspectives on Hawaiian Language"; the original title of the course "Language in Hawaii: Survival" does not fit with the actual course content. This class was less about "survival" and was more about "revival" of olelo Hawaii. I would have liked to learn more about some of the kaona of Hawaiian place names and about "Tutu's Hawaiian and the Emergence of a Neo Hawaiian Language." Overall, conveying Indigenous views on Sovereignty and Political Resistance was achieved in this course.
Loved this class. Very informative. Easy to grasp knowledge.
Very funny and smart professor. She leas class discussion very well.
Professor Lono made me feel comfortable in her class. Also, she made class a lot of fun, which in turn made learning the material really easy, I would highly recommend this course with Professor Lono as an instructor, she is fun, organized and an outstanding teacher.
I'm a little confused about this course. I thought it was a Hawaiian language class, but it ends up that it's a class where we openly discuss Hawaiian issues. It's fun because everyone is allowed to speak up and there are a lot of ideas and personalities established, but again it was not what I expected when I entered this class. Kumu Lono is very helpful, too; I missed a movie day and she let me borrow the DVD so I could catch up with the rest of the class.