eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Frank Yagodich

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Frank Yagodich: HOST168, Spring 2011

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Hospitality
Course: HOST 168 - Tour Directing Crn (Section): 33671 (0)     34599 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 12 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgable of course material. Made class fun and easy to understand.
A very good and understanding teacher. Good energy resulting in an atmosphere great for learning. Still active in the industry with extensive experience allowing us to learn a lot.
he has strong communication skills also he has lots of experience on the field.
He really connects well with all of the students, and instead of being just a teacher, he grows a relationship with everyone. Everyday, he would always ask a student how they're doing, and other things about their life. He also really knows about Hawai`i, and to be able to learn more about the culture was great. Palakiko also took us on a Waikiki tour which was a good experience. I learned about things in Waikiki that I didn't know before, so it was really interesting to learn about that.
He masters his subject.
He know his subject area really well. He brings this energy and feeling of great excitement to the clas.
He knows this subject very well
He knows the subject matter very well
style of teaching. Interaction interpretation. Has a great ways of making us understand what we are learning. He plays the ukulele well and can sing good. Great teacher!!
Kumu Palakiko would always stop and help a student who needed help. like he wasn't going to leave any students behind...If someone interuppted with a question. He would make sure to take the extra time to explain. It was easy to tell that he cared When he lectured...It was easy to follow and take notes. He would always check if everyone understood before moving on. KCC is very lucky to have Palakiko here. If we are not careful...some other campus is going to steal him.
Palakiko has lots of experience in tour directing field and in Hawaiian culture. You can tell he is passionate and wants to pass down his knowledge to us. During the past semester, Palakiko assigned us group assignments along with giving us lectures and using his own experiences.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
N/A
No Changes.
no suggestions ,he is the best instructor in kcc
Explain his grading and syllabus more.
Just keep doing what he does. His class was very easy to understand. Just that some foreign students didn't participate in some group work
Teach more courses?
Since the course was only once a week, he should make attendance a priority especially field trips because you can gain lots of knowledge from it.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Encouraged students to participate in class. Gave constructive critisism which help students to fine tune their skills.
understanding situations and accommodating to students. explaining things to us simply so material is easily understood.
yes,he is always concern about the students,he encourage students always
Palakiko definitely prepared us well for the tests that we had, and he really wanted us to apply all of this information in our daily lives. He wanted us to succeed.
Always making sure we are safe in and out of class and following up if we do understand the subject matter.
He would always check to see how we were doing in the class
Ask questions if we get the lesson/lecture. The only teacher who will meet up with the student, on what ever time the time that the student decides on so they don't fall behind. Now, that's a great teacher. He is also available on in office time stated in the syllabus and he is great at answering emails. Replays right away is amazing.
Since the tour directing course was only once a week, Palakiko would explain our assignment to us during class. After class (a day or two later), he would post the assignment on laulima if we needed further explanation about it. Palakiko would also give us ample time to complete the assignment since we only met once a week.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes
Of course. I think everyone needs to take this class, Great subject and a great teacher for a perfect combination.
yes of course,if any student miss his class it means they are going to miss many thing
Yes, I would recommend this teacher to other students because out of all of my classes, HOST 168 was my favorite. It was such an interactive class, and you meet a lot of people because you do a good amount of group work. Everyone in the class was supportive of each other, and you just get along. People think that tour directing would be such an easy job, but there are still things that you need to know in order to be a successful tour guide.
He is an awesome teacher teaching one of the best classes with the best culture in paradise.
yes, yes , yes, he did great for our class, he seems to know lots of hawaiian culture. he was fun and we learn alot in his class. Mahalo
YES! He is such a great teacher, because he teaches about the subject along with the Hawaiian culture
Yes!! great teacher. No wonder everyone I know that have taken he's class before said he is an awesome teacher and I think the same taking his class. Hopefully I get him as a teacher again.
I recommend him to all the other students. His class is difficult...but he makes it fun. interesting, and 3 hours go by so quickly.
of course! he is an awesome teacher! love listening to all his stories and how he relates them to all aspects of life. he made class fun too! :)we love palakiko!
Yes, I would recommend other students to take the tour directing course from Palakiko. He is a great instructor and experienced in tour directing. If you attend class regularly, you will benefit from it a lot and learn great tour directing skills.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A
I would like to say about palakiko,he always make lough in the class,he is the best instructor than others
Try to explain more of the concepts in the text book and keep up with the Hawaiian interpretations. It is importatnt for us international students to be able to understand these cocepts and interprete them in our own settings.
He is an awesome teacher!
I had so much fun taking this class. It was a long class but It was like a breeze. Your an awesome teacher. You should teach Hawaiian Language because I'd be the first one to sign up.
Along with learning the the classroom, we were able to take 2 field trips (Waikiki tour and Oahu circle island tour). It was great to get out of the classroom environment and practice/learn new tour directing skills.
18. Other comments:
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Thank you for all the invaluable knowledge and especially for bringing in the guest speaker and for organising the circle island tour.