eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Keith Sakuda

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Keith Sakuda: BUSA332, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 332 - Contemporary Business Issues Crn (Section): 66180 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Very efficient in educating me on business issues which may arise
It gave me a better understanding the different types of business issues out there. It was used to fulfill an upper division 300 elective.
By helping me learn to recognize ethical decisions and giving me methods and frameworks to evaluate my options in coming to a decision.
This course provided me with the necessary skills to enhance my public speaking and presenting performances. I was also taught how to perform research and present my findings in a non-biased way. By not taking sides, I was able to grow as a person, professional, and student by seeing the big picture and not just one side of an issue; the side favored. What I really enjoyed about this class was being able to listen to my fellow classmates presentations. Because my fellow classmates gave different perspectives and took different approaches to a situation, which I learned from.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More class discussions
None.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
more discussions
I realize that this course was an orally focused course so oral presentations were a requirement. My suggestion would be that if possible: reduce the two 20 min presentations to multiple in-class presentations/discussions on the topics presented in the book. Students would be assigned a topic, would have to read about it, and explain it to the class, then open it up for discussion. This would help those in the class who are not comfortable with oral presentations as they would get more opportunities to work on their skills rather than just having two presentations that are rather long. Having twice as many presentations, but of shorter length would help them overcome their reservations.
I really like how you took student feedback from exams and used that data to improve on your exams. This shows that you care about your students success. I've learned a lot from this course.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent professor
He is a very straight forward teacher. He tries to answer questions as best as he can and tries to help out whenever we have questions.
A very good professor. Overall I am impressed with the quality of the course.
Great teacher, smart, very easy going, always listens to his students. These aspects are hard to find in teachers now days. He demonstrates, in his presentations, what he wants you to accomplish in yours. Improve speaking, grammar, pronunciation, audience interaction, constructive feedback. When he made us watch ourselves, for our first in-class presentation, it was brutal. But I learned a lot from that.
He is a good professor and I would recommend him to any student who is thinking about taking this course.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent course.
Once you get comfortable in class, the lectures can be a very fun aspect because you get to voice your opinions and have constructive debates with your classmates and Keith.
21. Other comments:
I had fun this semester. Thanks Mr.Sakuda!