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Instructor: Hsing Wen

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TIM314, Spring 2011
TIM603, Fall 2010

Hsing Wen: TIM314, Spring 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 314 - Hotel Management Crn (Section): 84201 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 3 (8%) 30 (83%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 36 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 5 (14%) 28 (78%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 12 (33%) 22 (61%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 13 (36%) 21 (58%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (22%) 27 (75%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 13 (36%) 21 (58%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 36 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 10 (28%) 23 (64%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 35 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (23%) 25 (71%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (22%) 27 (75%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 34 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (18%) 28 (82%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 28 (78%)
12. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Everything that I need to know from the Front Desk Operations!
His experience and high standards.
He always made himself available to his students, and demonstrated great concern for us. He is a very thorough and effective teacher!
The things that I found most valuable and helpful about Professor Wen was that he was always there for his students via phone calls and e-mail. He is willing to give up his own time to help his students exceed in school and in his class. I learned a lot from him and I believe that is because he wants all of his students to do and strive for the best.
This class is hard and he is strict, but I like his way to teach. He always cares students so much, and a passionate professor.
You can tell he wants the students to do well, and is almost always available to help if you have questions.
He always answering questions.
Professor Wen would like to use many examples to help students understanding material.
He focuses on us. He really tried to help us to obtain knowledge he has. whether studesnts feel his class is hard or not, students will learn a lot.
I feel as though his dedication to helping you succeed and motivating you to want to do better is the best thing about Dr. Wen.
I think he is good communicator in this class. He try to make a fun and valuable class.
He always encouraged students to come into his office if they needed help and truly seems like he wants us to do well.
He is always there to help students whenever the time.
I appreciate Dr. Wen's passion for his students. He was always available whenever we encountered problems throughout the semester. He genuinely wants his students to learn & truly understand the material. Though I'm positive that no one will ever get an "A" in his class, I still love Dr. Wen!
Always available to help students and have high standards to push the students to do the best that they can.
Professor Wen made himself available to us 24/7. He provided his cell number and had flexible office hours so that if we needed help we could always reach him somehow.
He gave full availablity to help us. Whenever we called him with questions for the research paper he was their to clarify and answer our questions.
His passion for students. Too harsh on the project requirements though but we'll see the grades did not come out yet but as of the last class on 5/3 Dr.WEn did not favor the students for project...
Dr. Wen is a great professor, he shows empthy toward us, he always try his best to help us out
the teaching style with the study guides and the power points were very helpful
He was available 24/7! Anytime we need help (except after 12a) He was also very very knowledgeable about the subject and he was awesome at thoroughly explaining our main project.
he is very friendly and always be there for students
He trys very hard to make sure each and every student understands what he go overs in class. He cares a lot about his student and for them to learn and do well.
The most valuable and helpful thing I found was Dr. Wen's availability. I can walk past his office and drop in and say hi and ask questions at my leisure. He is always there to help students, no matter what time of day.
He's funny, and makes the lectures interesting. Gives real-life examples rather than just stuff from the book, which helps alot.
13. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Very nice teacher!!!! Wen is always there for students whenever we need him. He has so much knowledge to share with us..... I learned A LOT from Dr. Wen!!!!
Studious
knowledgeable, hard working, and thoughtful
The words that best describe Professor Wen is helpful and caring to all of his students.
Enthusiastic, FUN, STRICK
Strict and Passionate
educated, loud, funny
very high standards
Passion, Enthusiastic, fair
Challenging, Motivating, Dedicated
Communicator Real Professor Student lover
loud... in voice volume ha, intelligent, amusing
challenging, fair
Intelligent, strict, genuine
Entertaining, personable, and professional.
Dedicated and engaging
good attitude Chinese comedian very intellectual on his subject
Responsible professor
Dedicated and Knowledgeable
Loud, Helpful, Caring
friendly / expert
Responsible and Caring, and Helpful
he have very high expectation for his student.
Helpful Dedicated Intriguing
strict caring
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 16 (44%) 18 (50%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 36 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 16 (44%) 19 (53%)
16. Other comments:
Thank you very very very much for giving us such a great opportunity to learn what we should know about Hotel Industry! You are always there for us whenever we need you... I am really appreciated of everything you have taught !!!!! Thank you so much Dr. Wen, you are the best!!!! Love you!
Thank you for a great semester Dr. Wen! Wish you were teaching 431 this fall.
Great teacher. He is really knowledgable about this course and teaches his students so that they are prepared for the real world and he just wants all of us to exceed in our profession.
He is strict but great professor.
The only issue I have had in this class is the group project. I feel as though there is a high possibility that you can be placed in a group where there is an unfair proportion of work that is done. In my group, I did a majority of the paper because we are graded on the project as a whole, which led to me writing nearly the whole project. I wish there was a way where we could be graded on what we are responsible for on the project. This would have helped me have way less stress this semester. Other than that, everything is fair!
I would like to say thank you for teaching us, I think I am not well in this class because lack of effort, sorry about that and again thank you.
I really enjoyed this class. The on-line modules really helped me understand the material in a hands-on type of way and it brought a new teaching style to the plate. However, if I had to take this class again, I would want him to have the students choose their own group members for the project. I understand that he wants us to learn how to work with people aside from our friends, but I had a VERY difficult time with the international students. They would not cooperate at all. I believe that even though while working with the ones that you want to work it (friends), it still poses challenges because you need to work around each others' schedules, different writing styles, presentation styles, etc. Regardless of that though, I really enjoyed the review sessions and little in-class assignments Wen had for his students. Bottom line, very few professors have as much passion as he does when teaching. I give Wen an A+
Excellent. I am excited to take 431 with him in the Spring. ...he should get a date
I DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU NEXT SEMSTER!!haha
He's actually a funny professor^^
I enjoyed your class Dr.Wen!!!
In the beginning I thought Dr. Wen was another strict teacher and I was scared to death to take this course. Later throughout the semester I realized that he is not strict but actually caring, and cares a lot about his student. He wants them to really learn and not just pretend like we know the subject. He is very helpful! For the group project we called him on the cell phone couple of times and he was ALWAYS there to help us and give us suggestions. Great teacher and he may look strict but is actually nice, funny, and caring professor!! :D
Despite being one of the hardest courses I've ever taken, I would gladly take this course again. Dr. Wen has been nothing but knowledgeable and helpful during the entire semester. Anytime students had questions, he would be more than happy to answer. He is always there for his students, no matter what and really pushes his students to strive and reach their full potential.
Good teacher

Hsing Wen: TIM603, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 603 - Info Tech, E-Com & Travel Ind Crn (Section): 76409 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
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%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
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 was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
12. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His sense of humor (livened up a class with relatively dry subject matter), his emphatic assertion that whenever we needed help or had questions, he was always available (a quality rare to find among professors), and he always strived to get everyone involved in class discussions, which helped us engage and learn more.
It was truly an amazing experience to have Dr. Wen during my first semester with the TIM school. I had absolutely no background in IT, and intiially, not interest in the subject manner whatsoever. However, Dr. Wen was engaging, and truly motivating; in the end, I very much enjoyed the subject matter, and more importantly, learned the material, and retained it. The knowledge gained has helped me in other subject areas, and has helped me gain a well-rounded understanding of the industry. It truly takes a great professor, and educator, to spark that kind of interest and motivation among students with no initial background, nor interest in the subject matter. It was very evident that he wanted to make sure that all the students understood the material, and would go to lengths to ensure that we were understanding the material. More importantly, he wanted to make sure we were able to use the information in real world, industry situations to the best of our abilities. His approach to teaching innovative in the sense that usually the students have reach out first to attain support, or help, from their professors. Dr. Wen's approach is just the opposite: he extends his hand out first, and wants to make sure that you accept it. He was extremely helpful, and responsive by e-mail, and office hours: literally always responding within hours. It was evident that he truly cared, passionate, and knowledgeable about the subject material. Overall, a truly engaging, informative and motivating experience. The TIM school would benefit from professors that exhibit such aforementioned qualities as Dr. Wen.
Dr. Wen is always there when we need help. Also, he explained everything about the course clearly and he came the classes well-prepared. Throughout his class, I have learned rich knowledge from him.
I enjoyed Dr. Wen's ability to include every class member in discussions, and make us think even when we didn't want to or didn't understand. Many times he pushed me to think when I didn't understand a concept, forcing me to understand. Dr. Wen has high expectations for us and comes prepared with knowledge to convey. I didn't know anything about IT before this class and now I am, well not quite an expert, but much more comfortable with the associated topics. Students in class can tell that he CARES. When he sees a student is putting in effort, he will help that student to achieve their goals.
He has an amazing ability to make our insufficient answers about his questions great answers. He always valued our opoinions and encouraged us to think creatively.
13. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
quirky, dedicated, encouraging
Innovative, selfless, knowledgeable
passionate patient knowledgeable
Enthusiastic, Honest, Engaging, Humble, Caring, Knowledgeable
Very knowleagible, considerate, passionate
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
16. Other comments:
One suggestion that I would make for the course is the provision of more practical information about how IT systems work, and more specifically, how they work in the hospitality industry. Any effort that can be made to visually display the way that IT works is helpful, because my classmates and I were generally very unfamiliar with uses of technology, networking, and just computing in general. A more thorough introduction to the topic may be warranted. In addition, I would've liked to hear more input from Dr. Wen about what he would recommend for the different case studies we reviewed. It would give us a more realistic picture of what's feasible in these business settings. One more thing: it would be nice to have a few more case studies that pertained specifically to the travel industry. Last two recommendations!: Perhaps a little more feedback could be given about the presentations we give in class ... I know Dr. Wen took careful notes about our presentations, but these were not made available to us so that we could make improvements. And finally, some of the comments on the papers that were returned to me were not very constructive, as if he expected us to know how we should improve. I would ask that, in future, suggestions for improvement be detailed, either on the paper or in person, rather than pithy statements like "Don't you think that your argument is weak?" Overall, a tough course. But I learned a lot!
Refer to question 12 :) Thank you Dr. Wen! You made an IT believer out of me!
Throughout this program, Dr. Wen only teaches us one course. Hope we can take his courses again in the future.
Dr. Wen is an invaluable addition to the TIM school and I would recommend his being employed to teach more graduate level courses. He makes the students LEARN. Who would have thought I would enjoy going to an information technology class? Recommendation: The final paper is OVERKILL. 50 required sources limits the learning. 30 or even 40 sources would allow for more time to actually engage in the content of the journal articles and make for a better final paper. Some comments to student come from a place of caring but can be interpreted in a negative way. Please try not to compare students to each other, even if it is meant as inspiration.
Dr. Wen is such a great professor with a lot of knowledge. He also genuinely cares about his students and teaching. I will miss his classes.