eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Elisabeth Hutchison

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AMST436, POLS436, WS436, Summer II 2010
PSY202, WS202, Fall 2007

Elisabeth Hutchison: AMST436, POLS436, WS436, Summer II 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 436 - Gender, Justice and Law Crn (Section): 92139 (701)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 436 - Gender, Justice and Law Crn (Section): 92150 (701)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Women's Studies Program
Course: WS 436 - Gender, Justice and Law Crn (Section): 92134 (701)    
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%) 4 (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  
1.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 1 (25%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the 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%) 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 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%) 4 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The LSAT preperation questions and practice exam i felt served me best because i do indeed plan to persue a career in law school and i was never introduced to any LSAT material until i took this course. Now i have a better chance at scoring higher than i would've if i didn't take this practice exam and practice questions.
Studying common Constitutional interpretations. Learning about Supreme Court justices.
She really pushed me as a student. I thought that the class was going to be impossible and that I was incapable. The articles in her reader where extremely informative and I learned so much about the Supreme Court because of it. I loved her media aspects because they tied the readings into everyday life.
Homework was the biggest i thought
EVERYTHING !! This is probably one of the most influential classes I have ever taken at the University of Hawaii. Prof. Hutchison made every class "worth going to" and she challenged me to try my best and think and analyze diverse law cases.
All aspects were quite valuable, however I believe the broad variety of cases were most valuable.
All of the cases and learning from the constitution materials.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Sumarizing justices. I felt personally that not all justices are worth mentioning simply because some were foul and have a lot of errors in their thought pattern. Am i supose to look up to them? are they supose to be my role models? I feel that there are other better methods to recognize or distinguish justices rather than trying to find postive footnotes to describe them. I've heard plenty of them who were awful or died grumpy and angry whats so special about that? why do we as students need to recognize folks who dissented for so many wrong reasons? I liked the way oyez shows them from liberal to conservative; why not do the same with pictures and order them. But again thats just my opinion.
On the one hand, I found that the group learning that we did - going over the homework together, was far more valuable and helped me learn a lot more than lectures would have, but at the same time, it was kind of boring to just go over answers that almost all of us had right. However, it was probably necessary in order to get the fundamentals down.
Nothing about this course wasn't valuable!!
those articles about the justices, was too vague...didn't understand exactly what to do.
That the course is already coming to a close...
Probably the Justice articles. I think there were a heck of a lot of questions to answer as well.
10. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
11. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and 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%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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 broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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. 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%)
16. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
18. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
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 (80%)
19. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%) 5 (100%)
20. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the round robin and the open floor discussions. The level of communication was definitely high in the class and everybody came thru hungry and ready to take down cases. You can't be scared to answer questions or question your certainty; over here you come prepared and ready to argue why you are right and bring that confidence right in with you. Cuz Dr. Hutchison is a shark with a mean bite and she will put pressure on your logic if you don't come prepared or feel confident. the point i see of her coming off so strong is that she wants to reinforce the important concepts and test your confidence along with that. even if your right you have to know how to be right from all angles and if you don't over prepare youself you won't be ready when its your turn to step up at bat.
I liked the subject material. I liked that it was challenging and writing intensive.
I really like the law school project. She really made me feel like going to law school was possible.
The fact that i actually learned something useful from a class...invaluable
I liked our class discussions because it stimulated everyone to think, analyze and give their own opinions on the controversial issues that we discussed. I also liked how enthusiastic Prof. Hutchison was throughout the whole semester, and she really made the class interesting, thought provoking and fascinating. She really cared about her students and made sure each student was "staying on top" of their work and not falling behind, and she was understanding when I had questions or concerns about an assignment. She is a very dedicated, professional and hard-working teacher.
Ms. Hutchison's passion for teaching.
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
22. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
To be honest i felt that it was a little over intensive for it to be just one (3 credit) course. Not that the work isn't impossible i just wonder if there it the consideration that students may have more than one course at a time; and as we know it all summer courses are intessive. To be honest if i would have had a 3rd class i would have had to drop one because this class alone asked for too much time out side of the classroom to dedicate to 70-100 questions every other day.
NO THREE RING BINDERS EVER!!! About a dozen pages came loose and fell out of my binder over the month, just from carrying it around. Several others only have one or two punch holes in tact. I can't imagine how many would have fallen out during a fall or spring semester. I suggest a bound reader that people can buy in the copy shop, those last forever. It may even be possible to put the readings online.
As a summer course, there is a lot to go through, sometimes...too much
The course could be improved with a shortening of the workload. This way, I could have concentrated and put more effort into a shorter amount of homework.
The course needed no improvements.
Less Home work questions. Maybe an exercise to help us understand political language.
23. Other comments:
This class was definitely a challenge (400 level, writing intensive, oral communication, summer class). I would say the level of intensity really made me have to make some sacrafices in my social life because of the amount of time i had to dedicate to the work. There were definitely alot of all-nighters doing classwork. I don't expect any less intensity when i get to law school but this was definitely a crash course that broke me in to what i should expect. I defintely recommend Dr. Hutchinson as thee-- law proffessor to have if you do plan on going to law school.
Extra credit assignments go a long way. sometimes i just didnt have enough time to do everything
This class has influenced me so much to the point where I am applying to the William S. Richardson Law School in January 2011, because Prof. Hutchison has motivated me to pursue this dream that I have had for 4 years now.
Keep her around she is an EXCELLENT instructor and very enthusiastic about her work.

Elisabeth Hutchison: PSY202, WS202, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 202 - Psychology of Gender Crn (Section): 74217 (001)     75069 (002)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Women's Studies Program
Course: WS 202 - Psychology of Gender Crn (Section): 74940 (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  
3.0 31 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 8 (31%) 9 (35%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 20 (80%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 25 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 26 (84%)
5. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 14 (45%) 14 (56%)
6. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 31 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (29%) 21 (68%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 31 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 31 (100%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 29 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 26 (90%)
9. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.87 31 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 27 (87%)
10. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
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%)
11. Exams and assignments were returned promptly so that learning was reinforced.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 19 (76%)
12. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 31 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (32%) 20 (65%)
13. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I really liked that she made it fun and was open to discussion no matter what. It was nice to be in a class that you weren't just taking note furiously and listening to a teacher drone on with information. She made want to pay attention and picked topics
The videos and fascinating facts that aroused my interest.
I enjoyed the incorporation of media into the course, it made the material more relatable.
The extra credit was offered in a wide range, which works for such a large class.
the powerpoint presentations were very organized and the video & audio clips were amazing & good to learn from.
the videos and discussions
I love this teacher! She uses lots of information from many sources and inspires me to read more about the topic. I would strongly recommend this class to my friends.
I liked the fact that the text was aided by visual aids such as videos and pictures and music videos.. stuff that we can relate to.. fun stuff that catches our attention.. also real life stuff.. i liked the fact that we are encouraged to participate in cl
The video clips demonstrate the concepts and idea of the topic being discussed seem to reinforce learning besides the power point presentation
I liked watching movie clips and videos because it showed how the lessons in class applied to everyday life.
She was fair and was effective in getting her point across.
Elisabeth made the class very interesting and entertaining. Her use of different types of media (audio, video, text, etc.) and the format of the lectures made attending class engaging.
I loved that Professor Hutchison as well as all the course materials, ie lectures, handouts were so accessible via webct, email, in class, office hours, etc. I also loved that she was so excited about the content of the class and how it related to her li
all the videos especially middle sexes
always willing to give help outside of class and very open to suggestions or the needs of students. Able to stimulate interest of the class subject. Great Class
Incorporation of media to facilitate understanding of the course material helped tremendously in generating interest in learning.
i would like more graded work
Everyone had a chance to give their own opinions, How the lectures were given through powerpoint and audio.
The use of video and audio clips were helpful in my understanding.
I liked that she involved students in discussions rather than just reading off the lecture.
The incorporation of youtube videos and such, along with other media. Her tests were also very fair.
Ms. Steele Hutchinson was incredibly enthusiastic about teaching the material in this class; it gave me the feeling that she really cared both about what she was teaching students and the current issues at hand in the world today. She was very upbeat and
The lectures were the best part of the class
The videos in the powerpoints
i liked that she gave a lot of examples from our own everyday lives
everything
she was open minded about all sexes and genders
I loved group discussions and how the teacher incorporated student findings from everyday life, and shared it with us all.
great examples/clips/etc to support and demonstrate topics
powerpoint and videos were awesome and she is a great lecturer
the powerpoint, and utube videos
The articles that were given out were interesting also the list of movies relevent to class were also interesting.
how interesting she made the subject
I thought that the way the instructor taught th eclass was just fantastic. i often found myself trying to take notes but too intersted in the material to scribble anything down. This rapt interest she inspired in the material caused me to retain much more
speaking
I liked the material that was taught in class. When I registered for this class, I had no idea what exactly this course was going to be about except the fact that we're going to learn about genders. I didn't expect that there were so many issue going on w
The fact that she used each type of media that the class room allowed, and that it wasnt just a lecture for an entire hour and fifteen minutes.
i enjoyed learning from a professor who really knew the material and was passionate about the subject. it was also great coming to class and seeing all the slides and the clips--it was really helpful!
I liked the examples she used during class, because they were real and relatable.
I liked the way she used video clips to elaborate the subject matter more clearly to students.
This instructor was very informative, had excellent learning tools as well as a wide range which made lectures more engaging, and challenged the students well and incorporated the ideas of the students into the learning process.
media that was used in the course
Everything!
I loved all the clips and the openness of the instructor to talk about ANY subject
I enjoyed Elizabeth's modern and interactive way of teaching. She encouraged us to participate by sharing relevant material and used age-appropriate material to engage us.
Interesting material
Professor Steele Hutchison was very knowledgeable in the various topics we discussed in lectures.
I liked how different the class was and how the instructor provoked me to think about the material outside of class. It was all so interesting. Also, I really liked having webct to be able to keep track of our grades and assignments.
The videos really helped me to visualize what was going on in our chapters.
The fact that she encourages us to send her things that we believe pertain to the class and that she keeps it lively and makes us think critically everyday that we are in her class. She is truly inspiring and a wonderful teacher.
It was a good environment to learn and apply it to real life events and situations. I enjoyed it very much.
Subjects covered in course
I liked that there was a course website that I could refer to when ever I needed to. I also liked that there were many chances to earn extra credit points.
I like this class for exploring me to new information and knowledge. She is really a nice teacher.
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.73 30 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (27%) 22 (73%)
15. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Don't change computers in the middle of class. Videos got messed up. Maybe offer bonus points in the second half of the semester (I am in dire need of those).
Nothing comes to mind.
This course has to work on its approach to alternative sexualities. While the professor must have thought her style was effective, I thought that she made homosexuality to be some extravagant deviation that people must analyze like a disease rather than
because the teacher was so excited to be teaching, she spoke a little too fast
Nothing at all. This class is on of my favorites!
better representation of minority.. like more male feedback.. be it from the outside opinions of men or the men in class..
There could be more reviews for the exams and more indepth homework assignments. Also, there could be more articles relating to the class.
Perhaps online homework submitting would be helpful. Perhaps more book work.
I wish we could've turned in homework assignments late or been able to submit them via email if we had a legit reason for not attending class that day (i.e. a doctor's note).
have test review sessions
I dont think anything needs to be improved
i really enjoyed this course. my biggest problem was with some people in the class not really getting what was being taught.
Give us a study guide for all chapters. Give points for attendence.
Perhaps increase the total amount of points possible
I think she should rethink the credit or no credit on homework because it's not fair to those who did 99% of the work and if they forget to answer just one question, they get no credit.
I'm fairly satisfied with everything in the course. The material was good, but in order for it to really sink in and be noted, it was necessary for the professor to use all the extra content she did; but if that is how she teaches, then I'm very satisfie
I'm not so sure how this class could be improved. I liked the format of the class and felt I learned a considerable amount
I think that the exams should be a little more relevant to the powerpoints since that is what we look at more.
could have study guides in preparation for the tests
I don't think there's anyway that this course could be improved
I think that it would help this course to have more quizzes. also, would help to go over the correct answers to the homework, so that we can study correctly.
I wouldnt change anything.
more tests covering less material.
actually grade the hw so we know if it is right or wrong instead of just looking to see if every question has an answer--> very misleading when it comes to the test!
nothing, you got the course planned out to a T!!!
More articles and more discussion that would be not nessesarily right out of the text. Alot of class time was on what we read from the text, I felt that it was too helpful for non text readers and redundent to text readers.
i dont know...it was done the way i believe seemed best
The only thing I would suggest is that the class be somewhat smaller because I think more discussion time would be great.
none. was great.
I don't like how the classroom is set up. There isn't that much people taking the course so couldn't there be a much smaller classroom.
Some how it was a big class and she often encouraged to speak out or speak up to get involved but since the class was so big I really didnt want to talk out loud in front of every one. But I often wanted to add my thoughts to our conversations.
i think this class is great the way it is
Maybe the course could be divided into two corresponding courses. I think to cover this much material in one semester, is kind of a lot to take in at once. But, overall it is okay the way t is.
The class size is too large, and obviously could be shrunk. There should be less reliance on the text, and more out of class activities such as listening to a talk or visiting an exhibit. I believe more movies should be shown in class rather than talking
provide a study guide
n/a
I had a hard time taking notes because of how fast we went over the slides
Grade the homework so that we get partial credit.
A studyd guide for the testss
Nothing.
I think that the instructor should give some sort of study guide for the exams. I also think that more Uncollected Pop Quizzes would be helpful to review the information we should know for the exams.
I absolutly loved this course and the teacher I would not have improved one thing about the way the course was taught or the content. I was always openminded but this course has made my vision so much clearer. And i greatly appreciate it.
The readings arent very clear to keep up, and it class there could be more text book ideas.
This course was good, I'm not sure what could be done to improve the class.
I don't think there is much more that can be done to make this course better. The only thing that comes to mind is maybe providing a possible review session prior to exams.
It would be good if she could speak slower. Her pace is too fast sometimes, I hardly follow.