eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Shanah Trevenna

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Shanah Trevenna: POLS403, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 403 - Community Internship Crn (Section): 73497 (001)    
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  
4.0 12 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Hours put in at my internship.
We only had class the first two class days... the rest of the semester the professor let us concentrate on our internship, and that was very helpful.
It helped build my leadership, communication, and organization skills that are necessary in the workforce.
This was the most valuable course of my entire college career, it taught me so much and gave me the skills that I need to continue after graduating. Working in a community group and being able to learn things by doing it myself was very valuable.
Weekly reflections.
The first class meetings where students discussed the possibilities for their internships were valuable. Email correspondence with the instructor regarding our internships was very valuable as well. That one on one personal feedback helped me a lot in trying to find my niche with the group I interned with
The internship I chose provided me with a lot of hand on experience.
The different experiences with working with the different groups on and off campus, working to help others or to make a difference in the lives of people. These jobs are real life.
The internship itself provided a lot of practice and knowledge about working as a team to accomplish necessary tasks and to become more sustainable.
Flexibility, experience working with community organizations, instructor's experiences, hands-on learning as opposed to lecture.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Final paper analyzing the experience did not seem to serve a purpose because we already had to complete weekly updates describing our projects and internship experience.
n/a
Nothing.
N/A
I love this course but I don't think it's should be a senior capstone. A junior level is better. I learn great things in my internship but I don't feel that they prepare me efficiently for the "big world" after graduation.
It's hard to update the instructor when there isn't any consistent meetings for updates or just instructor questioning or suggestions. When I do the internship work, I want to make sure that everything is falling according to plan and I'm on track.
None that I could think of.
none
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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 able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)