eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Samson Opondo

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Samson Opondo: POLS305, Summer I 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 305 - Global Politics/Comparative Crn (Section): 91678 (601)    
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  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 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  
1.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
3. 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%)
4. 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%)
5. The instructor communicated 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%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Thinking about appropriate questions to ask, thinking analytically about the issues concerning post colonialism and globalization.
The course was on globalization and post-colonialism, so there were many parallels in what we were learning and issues that often arise here in Hawai'i today. He helped me to look at many topics with a different perspective that I do not think I would have found anywhere else.
Professor Opondo was extremely knowledgeable about what he taught. He was very helpful when it came to finding sources for our research topics. He paid a lot of individual attention to our writing and research. He gave very good feedback which helped me write better and articulate my thoughts. A lot of the information he taught was thought provoking and interesting.
the class discussions were most informative and entertaining in an intellectual way
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
none of it!
The only thing I would say is the room equipement. Our Projector broke a lot and we couldn't finish some of the materials he wanted us to view. I felt the videos and clips shown were very valuable, but sometimes it was hard to view them with the falty projector.
i would say that the class presentations for readings were kind of useless only because it is rare for everyone to read the whole reading because it is so lengthy usually
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
10. 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%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
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%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
16. Other comments:
He was very passionate about his lectures and what he studies. I am very grateful that I chose to enroll myself in this course. He is has a wide discourse of knowledge on the subject. He was an awesome instructor for that short period of time!
I felt the instructor was extremely intelligent. He could talk about any subject or question we had. I really enjoyed the class and material we discussed. I felt it was challenging and made me interested in the subjects to the point where I want to learn more when the class is finished. I recommend this instructor to political Science majors and International relations majors! it was a really good course!
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