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Instructor: Sharain Naylor

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POLS385, Spring 2012
POLS385, Spring 2011

Sharain Naylor: POLS385, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 385 - American Politics Crn (Section): 88497 (002)    
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 felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I like the fact that we were able to discuss the readings. Taking turns leading discussion helped make it feel like we were all learning together. I think the size of the class helped me a lot as well. I usually have a hard time focusing and often feel intimidated to give my opinion in large groups ( I feel I don't have enough knowledge about issues to make educated comments) but the small class helped me to open up a little more. I also liked the fact that you were not bias to any side (or it seemed). If someone would say one thing you would argue the opposite, which I think really helped me open my mind to different ideas or opinions. Thank you!
I really enjoyed our class discussions. It opened us up to hearing different points of view and thinking more critically about issues that are often engrained in our character.
I believe that this course has taught me more than just Americain Politics. It thought me how to look for politics in our everyday life. I believe that I acquired great skill to see different politics at work, and to be able to analyze them.
The readings
the political theory
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I think everything we did in the class was valuable. However, the reading were long and I probably would not have been able to keep up if I was taking full-time credits. As I said before, It was so worth it.
I wish that the listing of readings that we are to lead the discussions on had a brief synopsis. This would allow us to chose a topic that is relevent to our bill, and help us write our paper.
None that I can think of.
the final paper
7. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
14. Other comments:
Thank you very much! Usually I don't remember much from most of my classes because it is usually reading to study for a test. I know I said this before but the discussions really helped me. I would walk out of class and I feel like I could relate something I learned to some current event I heard on the radio driving home. I guess what I am trying to say is that the discussions helped me retained what I learned by applying it to real life. And honestly I have never felt like I learned so much at the end of the semester. Thank you!! Hope you have a good summer!
It was very enjoyable class. Lot of work but how can one acquire great skill without one. I believe that this class has been by far the best political science class I ever took.
don't do the paper again, or format it differently, I didn't get a lot of it

Sharain Naylor: POLS385, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 385 - American Politics Crn (Section): 88402 (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  
3.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (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  
1.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I often left class thinking about different world issues. I learned what the meaning of "discourse" is, and that changed the way I think about politics and government.
Class discussions
It went beyond the typical POLS class and challenged everyone mentally. Videos were always insightful and entertaining.
intimate class setting was nice for a change. Instructor assistance is always available.
Everything, the course material picked out for this course really makes you think outside the box. It really shows how much of an impact America has an impact domestically and locally.
I think the aspect of the course was most valuable was reading material she assigned for class and making us apply it to what is going on in world politics today.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The standards were set too high, instilling fear into the class's initial students. It should've been listed as a WI.
I dont think this applies to her class because I felt like I learned a lot from taking her class and I'm happy that I did.
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.11 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.78 9 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
16. Other comments:
The small class size was beneficial to the learning environment. If the class weren't only 14 students, I would not have been so engaged in the material and discussions.
This course was the hardest classes I've ever had in my life, but it's a good thing. It really forces you to think. And I like how passionate and willingness to help student, it really helps a lot and keeps you motivative. because the content of this course is really hard to grasp the concepts and theory. but here explanation really helps a lot. We need more passionate and motivated teacher that really care about there topic to help the students. great class
The best part of this class was doing a paper and researching for a bill we chose in the legislature I learned a lot about the topic surrounding my bill and I got to interview senators and other interesting people that I would never see myself talking to before this class