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Instructor: Lianne Tomishima

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AMST310, Spring 2012
AMST310, Fall 2011

Lianne Tomishima: AMST310, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 80021 (003)    
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  
3.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (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  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
11. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great person to have as an TA. made the labs enjoyable and lax to a certain extent (and i dont mean one of those complete fool around classes where you get nothing done). there's a time for enjoyment...and a time for seriousness. but overall, fantastic job!
She is a good TA, very easy-going which makes class discussions and even just talking to her easier to have.
that she is a very good TA and cares about each student.
Great TA thanks!
good
A worthwhile individual who helps everyone. She is amazing!
she is an excellent TA who cares about the students and also their understanding of the the material
Great TA, very informative. Speaks clearly and makes class interesting.
She is a fantastic lab leader. I'm glad I was in her lab class. She made assignments clear and answered our questions thoroughly.
She was a very effective TA who was available whenever we needed her. She responded to email queries very promptly and was very helpful in class with answering questions regarding the course lectures and preparing us for examinations.
Awesome TA.
She was a wonderful teacher. She was very easy to talk to and would help as best as she could. She answered and encouraged all questions and had an answer to almost all of them. She made the class very fun to go to and I learned a lot from her lab class. She is great!
Awesome! Very friendly and helpful. Would love to have her as an instructor again.
14. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
15. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i liked the way she ran her labs. she encourages her students to do well and offers out her time to help should her students ask and need it. you dont know something and she'll be more than willing to explain it to you.
I enjoyed how the labs helped me to understand lectures, and if I missed a lecture, it helped me catch up. And I also liked when we didn't have lab.
Making friends
Presentations and review sessions
I liked how Lianne kept everything organized. She was very timely and returned our quizzes the next lab class. She also kept our Laulima gradebooks up-to-date. She always sent us weekly e- mails in how to prepare for the class or reminding us who was doing chapter presentations.
In terms of the discussion labs, I enjoyed all of the chapter presentations. In terms of earning an oral credit, it was much more enjoyable than most classes because the course content was incredibly interesting and well taught. I also enjoyed the Japanese Cultural Center visit because the exhibit was incredibly fun and informative.
Just talking about the topics from class.
I enjoyed the group projected because I had a great team and I learned a lot about the subject matter we were chosen to study.
Everything
16. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
cant say that i disliked any part of the lab for this course. it was educational and fun...period.
As much as I liked lab, it was kinda alright. It was great before the midterms and test, other than that, it was cool.
Too many assignments
the group presentation . the paper was the most difficult because each person has their own level of writing skills and it is frustrating to try and combine 5 papers that are written differently. I was the one who combined it all and I honestly got upset throughout the whole thing. this WASN'T the TAs fault at not
The quizzes and tests
I did not like quizzes. It would have been better to have quizzes on material that was presented recently and not weeks later after we all forgot the correct spelling and pronunciation of names especially like Joe K., names of people involved in the Massie affair, the Japanese poet and actor, etc. If we will be given quizzes much later after the material was presented to us, multiple choice option would refresh our memory. Just because we cannot remember the name specifically doesn't mean we cannot recognize it.
I didn't enjoy the group presentation so much. It wasn't that I didn't have a good group, it's just that I'm not a fan of them in general. I understand the merit of being able to work with others, but I just didn't feel like it was absolutely necessary for the course. It certainly wasn't a difficult assignment or anything like that, so I recognize that it's still good to do, but it was my least favorite course, personally.
I didn't really like the presentations.
None
none.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
although she said that she'll only be doing TA for one more time after this semester, it's nice to have TA's that have a sense of humor and who know how to get the class loosened up and going. knowing how to motivate, etc. i would totally recommend someone else to take this class and to try to get her as a TA.
The course was great, and the TA was awesome.
Pretty good
good
very nice
This is a great lab class and Lianne is a superb leader who is very straight-forward about how she grades and what to expect out of the class; which gives us a thorough idea of how much work and effort is needed on our part.
The course is incredibly fun and informative. The lectures are very interesting and if you have a lab leader like Lianne who can help to fill in the gaps and answer questions that the lectures might leave, the course is very rewarding. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Excellent and would recommend to anyone.
It is a great course, you learn a wealth of knowledge on Japanese Americans in Hawaii. Although majority of the material takes place in the mid 1900's, I think it is because that is the most important time frame for Japanese Americans in Hawaii.
Would recommend to everyone.
18. Other comments:
Thank you for a wonderful and fun educational filled semester. you made it fun and UH should have more classes with TA's just like Lianne. learning isn't too effective (in my opinion) unless you're enjoying it. Thank you again and good luck in your future endeavors after you graduate! :)
You should let your hair down more often ;D
Highly recommend!

Lianne Tomishima: AMST310, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: American Studies
Course: AMST 310 - Japanese Americans Crn (Section): 75404 (003)    
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  
3.55 20 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%) 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  
1.5 20 0.51 Freq(%) 10 (50%) 10 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (65%)
7. 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 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
9. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
12. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good TA. I would definitely recommend her to future students!
You are an AWESOME TA!!!!!! You always answered emails promptly and offered help whenever we didn't know a certain term or had a question about projects or assignments. Thank you for sending out reminder emails about important dates!! That really helped keep us on track :) This class was fun because of Lab and your way of teaching it!! Hope you continue to do what you do!! Thanks for a great semester :)
Very helpful in conducting a natural learning environment. Approachable manner in which there were no walls in communication. The class environment was well created also. The class procedure was well organized and handled to answer any confusion from Dr. Ogawa's lecture.
Best T.A. so far. Thanks.
She is really nice and made me more interested in Japanese American history in Hawaii.
She is a cool TA. She is easy to talk to and very helpful
good
Awesome
The best T.A. I have had at the University. She was easy to talk to and always willing to help.
A GREAT teaching assistant who made class fun and enjoyable!!
Lianne is awesome and is always willing to help her students if they need help. She is quick to respond to her students emails.
was a great ta and was very helpful at the times i needed help.
She was very helpful and probably the most approachable TA I've ever had.
GOOD! I learned a lot by doing chapter presentations and by doing the group project.
a great help to the class.
great help :)
The best. Thanks Lianne!!!
Awesome. That is all.
15. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
16. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Group discussions.
Group work!! Lab was always humorous and fun coming which was the best part of this entire AMST class.
Chapter presentation.
I liked visiting the Japanese Cultural Center the most.
group presentation
Everything
In this course I liked the group work.
I liked doing the JCCH paper because it was a very enlightening experience that helped me to become more aware of the hardships that the early Japanese generations went through to provide us with the opportunities we have today.
I liked most of the lectures because they were entertaining and informational.
just learning about the whole Japanese culture and learning the history behind then.
JCCH paper. it was a pretty cool exhibit and I liked walking through it.
I liked that we had to work in groups. I learned how to become a leader by communicating effectively with my group members (who we all very willing to help as much as they could) to get the job done! I learned a lot in this class not only about the class materials, but as a person.
Her helpfulness. Thanks Lianne!!!
Everything.
17. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Exam
N/A
I didn't like listening to other students' chapter presentations.
nothing
The work
I didn't like the reading responses that much
I would say presenting the chapter outline because I always become so nervous when it comes to public speaking. Though, I would like to say that Lianne had been so helpful in answering my emails immediately that it made the task much less stressful.
nothing.
Group assignment. I have never been fond of working with a group for school related things, and I thought the essay part was pretty awkward (because everyone has a different writing style, I can't imagine it possibly turning out smoothly)
I didn't like how the labs were only once a week. I actually learned quite a bit from Lianne, and would have like to have more engaging conversations like the lab settings. More specifically, because it was very personal to interact with Lianne.
NONE Thanks Lianne!!!
Picking my presentation to be on the second week of class. What was I thinking?
18. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very interesting course. Full of information!
AWESOME lab just because Lianne was our TA :)
Great! I especially wanted to emphasize the work of Lianne. She was great.
Very interesting and learned so much about Japanese Americans.
A+ Lianne made the class enjoyable!
good
A+
Good course and good lab
Excellent! I had a great (very friendly and helpful) Teaching Assistant and I learned a lot about the Issei and Nissei's life on the plantation fields and during world war II.
I enjoyed taking this class. I liked it because a lot of the information that I was learning about pertained to Hawaii's history. Dr. Ogawa and Lianne were great instructors and very helpful
great course and would tell other students to take the class.
very good to fulfill the O grad req
I overall enjoyed the class. I would definitely recommend this to my friends, and anyone interested in learning about Japanese Americans in the United States. I sure did learn a lot, and wished a lot of other College classes could be this engaging.
Thanks Lianne!!!
Awesome, take it and learn some new stuff.
19. Other comments:
Keep up the good work.
Lianne is the best TA
Thanks Lianne!
Lianne was very kind and patient with us, and was always willing to help. She did everything she could to make sure we understood the assignment and was very prompt in answering questions. I truly appreciate her passion towards making sure that all of us students did well!
You were very under appreciated but I'd just like to let you know that some of us, even if we didn't express it are really really thankful for all that you've done. Thanks Lianne!!!