eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Keri Fehrenbach

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Keri Fehrenbach: SP151, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 75048 (005)     78700 (006)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 12 (63%) 11 (61%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 19 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%) 10 (56%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 11 (58%) 10 (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  
3.95 19 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 10 (53%) 7 (39%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.32 19 1.06 Freq(%) 2 (11%) 3 (17%) 3 (16%) 12 (63%) 6 (33%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.68 19 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%) 1 (5%)
7. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.68 19 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 3 (17%) 3 (16%)
8. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 11 (61%) 4 (21%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 5 (26%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The lectures. I also enjoyed being able to download missed lectures via laulima.
I believe learning how to present effectively is the most valuable information I learned from speech class. The tips to improve your communication skills (e.g. postures, gestures, etch when speaking) were also important. Most of us use a powerpoint for presentation, so acquiring the knowledge to what is necessary and what needs to be opted out in the powerpoint presentation were also important.
Practical experience at public speaking in front of the class.
The presentations.
Presentation skills
Speech projects were the most valuable because it was a hands-on process that involved integrating concepts from the lectures.
Learning some new speaking methods
Of course the presentations we did were most valuable because it is speech class. Although i was a little nervous during the first one, you get used to it after doing it a few times.
everything that i had learned
learning how to make outlines for a presentation
The presentations helped me. Once I got my evaluations back I could see my areas of improvement
Learning how to put together a presentation.
Because my major is Speech Therapy, I most valued learning how to build relationships. In my future line of work, I will need to learn how to communicate through building relationships with my clients.
I enjoyed the media presentations but I also learned a lot from the lectures and thinking about how they apply to my life.
how to communicate in a relationship
the way she incorporated the book material to "us" as students through practical examples and activities that require the entire class to participate which makes it a great learning experience.
Learning general ideas and ways of how to present in front of many people
The presentations allowed me to have more opportunities to speak in front of a large audience.
presentations
-public speech
The speeches were valuable in building self confidence for public speaking.
speeches
Power Point lectures helps understand the information from the textbook better
learning things about myself such as self-concept, relationships with others
The book and the lectures were in sync, so it was easy to follow through the course
The last two assignments, the persuasive and informative speech were the most valuable. It was good that we were taught the basic principles and techniques first, and then told to apply them into our own speech. Also, it was good to have the lecture first, and then some time afterwards to work on our speech.
How to use certain skills in public speaking.
The actual speeches themselves. Doing the speeches really helped me and my public speaking abilities.
speaking in front of class and learning the context
Presantations allowed me to practice public speaking effectively. Also the papers were valuable in understanding the subject matter.
The presentations were good practice. I always thought I was not a nervous person, until I tried to present in front of the class.
Gaining a knowledge about how to do speech effectively
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
PEER EVALUATIONS because peers are often harder critiques than teachers usually are. I am one of those students that believe that as a peer it is our job to encourage our classmates to continue to do their best. It is devastating when you have to do a presentation that is nerve wrecking enough then having to read negative peer feedback. I get that everyone thinks they can do better than the person presenting but lets try and show some class. Having negative peer comments made me hate my speech class and peers. Forget them, I tried my best, and thats all I ask of myself.
The escalation and deescalation of a relationship were least valuable to me although it taught me the different stages of a interpersonal relationship. I believe that in speech class only tips and suggestions to improve your speaking or communication skills are most valuable. Otherwise, other else are least valuable.
writing papers
Styles of communication
None.
All aspects were valuable
n/a
n/a
Exams and papers.
n/a
I think all parts of this course were good in helping me learn about Speech and Communication.
nothing. because i learned a lot in this course and now i can fully present and give speehes with my full potentiol
too many papers
N/A
- writing papers
The tests should be based off of the powerpoints, instead of unvocered material in the textbook.
lecture
None
presentations
We could have spent more time practicing actual speeches, and speaking more infront the class.
I just wish we had more opportunities to speak instead of just having lecture material. Then, I might have become more comfortable with speaking in front of people as I practiced more.
Some of the activities were a busy work and did not need to be done and were common sense.
The book. I never looked at the course book once, yet still have an A. Waste of money.
the exams
I thought all of them were valuable
Sometimes, the teacher would ask the class questions that no one would answer and it was kind of a waste of time while we waited for someone to answer. Maybe it was an unenthusiastic class, or maybe some better questions would be useful
Written materials
12. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I no doubt learned a lot from this class. Not only on the proper techniques on giving a presentation but also I learned a lot about myself.
I attended the speech class to better improve my communication skills. Although my speech scores were of average grade, I acquired one important thing in class: experience. I had further increase my experiences in speaking in front of the class, so if I decide to attend another speech class, I'll be able to learn what I acquired from this course and apply it to my next speech.
speaking in front of a large amount of people
I've built a greater self-esteem when it comes to speaking in front of a group of people or a class. I've learned how to communicate more effectively with others (i.e. friends, peers, co-workers).
How to be a better public speaker and have better presentations
I learned so much on how to communicate effectively with all different types of people and situations.
Better public speaking abilities.
I guess it helped with my public speaking...still nervous when speaking in front of others though.
Communicating effectively with others
more confidence with public speaking
public speaking.
Learning how to put together a presentation.
Personally, learning how to present speeches effectively will benefit me.
I learned techniques on how to reduce speaking anxiety and how to better get my message across to the audience.
the ability to be calm and collected when presenting in front of a bunch of people
same as 10
How to improve on my presentations skill; from both the instructor and peer responses from every presentation, I got to know whatI learn to improve on and hopefully, someday I will give a presentation that i will be satisfied with.
how to be an effective speaker
- public speaking skills
identifying my conflict style compared with other peoples' was useful for dealing with disagreements
Improved my public speaking.
experience in speeching
The tools and techniques to help me become a better public speaker
i understand how i should change myself for the better
Learning the different ways of giving a speech was Interesting.
Personally, this course was helpful in giving me techniques in how I should organize and deliver a speech.
I liked this course and it will help with public speaking in the future.
Being able to effectively talk to a group of people.
the knowledge, confidence, and concepts
The skills in presantation
I learned more skills about presenting material
I don't know what I get...
13. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 19 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 12 (63%) 4 (21%)
15. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (35%) 11 (58%) 1 (5%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 9 (47%)
17. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 6 (33%)
18. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (47%) 8 (42%)
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 19 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 12 (63%) 3 (16%)
20. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.68 19 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 14 (74%) 8 (44%)
21. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.53 19 1.31 Freq(%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 1 (5%) 4 (22%) 8 (44%)
22. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 18 1.48 Freq(%) 3 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (22%) 8 (44%)
23. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It is a good class to take for general presentational skills.
I had an interesting time in this course. I learned a lot, not necessarily related to speech, but relevant to social interaction w/ other people. Most importantly, I acquired more experiences in speaking in front of my classmates. Although, I was expecting more speeches and less chapter readings. I was also surprised when we had to do two writing essays but I had fun doing it otherwise. Overall, it was an enjoyable and interesting course.
felt like the instructor consistently gave the same grades to students on all things in the class
Good.
It is an excellent course to take, whether needed or not. I think everyone could benefit from taking this course.
Awesome! I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot.
Excellent
Well done
Good class...not that difficult if you go to class and read the material.
Excellent!
good course for those who want to gain more confidence and knowledge in presenting speeches
enjoyed the teacher. the class wasnt to difficult yet I learned a lot.
The class was alright overall. However, I thought the instructor graded much too harshly. It is a 100 level course after all.
The instructor was excellent and I learned a lot from the material.
This course was a good introductory course for learning Speech and Communication. I got everything out of this course that I expected.
Keri is a great teacher that actually cares about her students and wants them to learn, which is hard to find in a teacher. so having this characteristic really made her a good teacher that i learned a lot from
Overall, the class was good; I learned how to present well in front of classmates dealing with three types of presentation, but professor was such a hard grader. I wish she thought of international students who are relatively weak at grammar or essay stuffs.
B+, I really enjoyed the class but at times the class was boring.
- good course for speech
Its a great course to take.
average
A lot more reading than I have initially expected, but overall it was an enjoyable class
great
It was a fun and interesting class. Although the exams reflected the learning material, many questions and answers were vague, and many times when discussing the exams and our incorrect answers, she would reply "that could have been the answer." I felt that I learned the material, and it reflected in my course work, but the exams need improvement. Other than that I enjoyed the professor and the course.
I liked this course. It was easy enough to have fun with it, but you also learned a lot about public speaking and different aspects to communication.
I enjoyed the class and what the instructor had to say and teach. Well rounded and helped me throughout the semester. The class was reasonable with grading and material. Would take her courses again.
Average. The grading system is too strict.
The instructor was very nice and helpful. Though, I thought that the tests were too hard for a speech class. I think that for speech class, the emphasis should be on presantations and communication skills than the tests. However, though this subject is my least favorite, she maintained enthusiasm and she tried to make the class fun, thus I didn't hate the class as much as I hate the subject.
There were some tricky questions on exams, where it seems that it could have been more than one answer, but overall a good class.
Too strict in grading. Hard to get a good score.