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Instructor: Daniel Rempala

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PSY100, Summer II 2010
PSY351, Summer II 2010

Daniel Rempala: PSY100, Summer II 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 90961 (701)     92258 (721)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
7. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
8. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
11. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
13. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He can improve the teaching of this course by providing explanations of concepts a little more thoroughly and sometimes speeding through a concept can make it difficult to understand.
He can improve teaching this course by using different teaching methods instead of lectures that would make the course seem more interesting.
Since summer courses are where the class has to learn an abundance of material in a limited amount of time, homework should be explained more thoroughly. Many students, including myself, were very much confused on the homework assignment because the what the instructions are indicating are very vague. So better instructions will improve the knowledge of the students and actually explaining waht you want in the homework assignments would do all of us good.
His teaching was pretty good. My scores on tests and homework were on the high side, so his teaching was fine.
Nothing. Did a good job.
No comments
Examples and pictures helped during the slide show, so I suggest adding even more to make lessons more comprehensive.
He could make the assignments more challenging (not by increasing the difficulty but by leaving more room for creativity).
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked learning about new psychological disorders and treatments also learning more about those psychological disorders I already knew about. I also liked the format of exams and how exam reviews and assignments are posted online early.
I liked that there wasn't an overwhelming amount of homework each week.
I liked the video clips that he has shown us because it helped me to understand what he is teaching in visual terms and I thought that that was really helpful.
I liked how he used various examples to illustrate psychology terms. Also, the movies he showed to help us learn about psychology was awesome because not only was it entertaining, but it reinforced what he taught. I also liked his sense of humor.
The videos that helped reinforce what was lectured.
I thought that having the powerpoints were a very useful study aid.
I liked learning about the general aspects of psychology because it allowed me to find out which subjects I enjoy more than others.
Professor Rempala's acting skills, his sense of humor, and his excellent choice of examples. Slides were great, too.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I generally enjoyed taking the course.
I didn't like that we only took notes everyday.
n/a
Nothing really. It was an overall enjoyable course.
The boring lectures, but can't do anything about that since it's the nature of the class.
I disliked when the lectures were really long.
I least liked the lessons regarding parts of the brain because I am less interested in that subject.
The assignments were too straightforward and didn't let the students delve into subjects they were most interested in, they didn't motivate to read something more than the textbook. To be fair though, they were a good a way to put the learned material into practice, and checked if a student understood the material.
17. Other comments:
The instructor was creative and engaging in his presentation of material. He also had reasonable expectations for his students' learning outcomes. This was one of the most interesting courses I have taken at UH Manoa.
n/a
It was a great class and I learned a lot.
n/a
The lectures were impossible to fall asleep on.

Daniel Rempala: PSY351, Summer II 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 351 - Cross-Cultural Psychology Crn (Section): 91125 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 3 (19%) 9 (56%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 8 (50%)
6. 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 16 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
7. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
8. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 8 (50%)
11. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
no
he can use more examples for explain something.
I think the content of the course was really good but I often found the use of filler words such as "um" to be distracting in the lectures. I also think encouraging more student interaction/involvement would have been effective in teaching the lessons.
Awesome instructor!
for summer course, Daniel's teaching is perfect because it's a short term
I think he's doing fine.
third time taking a class from this professor for a reason. very good teacher that uses good examples that can relate to his students and stress the importance of things covered in lecture. i dont think he really needs to change anything. will take a forth class from him if possible
None
He use many different examples from his past events and was able to communicate those examples effectively to the class.
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
whole cultural influence.
none
Instructor is the best I've had in the psychology department.
culture and abnormality.
I really enjoyed his assignments and the videos he chose to facilitate it. The readings were also very effective in demonstrating a few points of cross-culture.
all of it
the examples and jokes during his lectures. he also gives good video clips as examples too.
everything
Professor attempted to make the class interesting.
I like the different assignments that we had to do they really helped me to understand the concepts in class a little better.
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
none
none
The timeslot
culture and work organizations.
I didn't like the scheduling of the class. I think it could have been done 3 days a week instead of everyday.
none
Just the way some questions were asked during tests. I found them to be a bit confusing and misunderstood them.
nothing
None
the lectures were a little tiring cause the the loads amount of information.
17. Other comments:
none
it was fun class! thank you!!
Thank you for the great summer session!
overall a good class!
keep up the great work
None
Very fun and interesting class to be in.