eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Olga Bogach

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Olga Bogach: ECON301, Summer I 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics Crn (Section): 90117 (601)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I felt that this course took advantage of being able to learn calculations, graphs and realistic situations through many examples provided by the professor. There were many extra credit opportunities that could be taken advantage of to make up for small errors from homework and quizzes. Instruction was always clear and effective.
I enjoyed the fact that she was able to better explain some concepts using her own words and examples which i found easier to understand and thus was better able to comprehend the text later.
I loved that Ms. Bogach seemed to really care about her students. She is always friendly and helpful. The first few classes, she printed out handout versions of the powerpoints for everyone, which I think was very thoughtful. I also loved how the quizzes, homeworks, and powerpoints are extremely easy to understand and helpful, and it is one of the first times I actually feel confident taking tests in class.
The lectures in conjunction with the powerpoint slides were extremely helpful.
Olga did a very good job with her lectures. I felt i learned a lot and retained a lot from the lectures she gave.
I really appreciated the pace and method of teaching used in this course. Things were explained clearly and effectively. We did not move too fast or too slow.
The most valuable aspects were the detailed explanations and exciting examples that were offered in class by Olga Bogach. Considering the short 6-week semester, she was able to cover all the material in details without glancing through. She is a very good teacher who never puts down our opinion but offers a better way to look at the case. She always asks if there are questions regarding the course material and make us feel comfortable to speak up and ask for clarification. She meets with students even out of her scheduled office hours. Along with interesting economics experiments offered for student participation as an extra class activity, the class was awesome. Olga Bogach is a great teacher! I would take more classes with her in the future.
I gained a good understanding of game theory which I couldnot get it before.
Econ 301 was a deeper economics of 130 so the terms were mostly from 130 however she made the terms pretty clear and reminde us of the terms which was really helpful. The study guides were also a big help.
7. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Can't think of any.
Time was too short to complete everything we wanted to complete.
Skipping sections in the syllabus.
none, course was good. its tough cramming al the material into six weeks, thats the only weakness, but i feel Olga did a good job at instructing the most important aspects.
Communication outside of classroom was not good in my case. I had a lot problems going on in my life that I couldn't communicate in person to her, and when I tried emailing I still think she couldn't understand.
Everything was perfect!
Time is too limited so the instructor has to push through the chapters fast.
since it was a summer session, the pace was a little too fast however she tried to cover much as possible during class
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
10. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
11. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)