eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: David Kupferman

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EDEE442, Fall 2014
EDEF444, Fall 2014
EDEF444, Fall 2014
EDEF345, Spring 2014
EDEF200, Fall 2013
EDEF201, Fall 2013

David Kupferman: EDEE442, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 442 - Social Studies Methods Crn (Section): 66334 (1)    
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  
4.5 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%) 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?
Dr. Kupferman used methods to teach our college course that can be translated to methods used in an elementary school classroom. Thus the course provided relevant and useful information for my future professional career.
Taught me to think outside usual perceptions of justice.
I learned that Social Studies IS an important subject that needs more attention in the classroom. Dr. Kupferman taught us many ways to facilitate social and global discussions in our classroom and how doing so, can create successful citizens.
Greater understanding of issues with teaching social studies and gained knowledge of various ways to effectively teach social studies.
In addition to fulfilling course requirements, this class has contributed to my personal growth as a student and life long learner in that I evaluate history (and the present) more critically.
I learned and also have great resources on methods to use in the classroom.
Yes, this course helped me to see or achieve a greater understanding of the diversie cultures and people in the world. Personally it gave me a new perspective and educationally it answered questions I previously had but never asked.
This course helped me better understand and create my lesson plan.
This course helped me to understand how to incorporate Social Studies in my classroom and about teaching for Social Justice. As a future teacher, this class has made me realize that Social Studies is important to teach in the classroom.
Melbourne method can be used in future classroom
This course really helped me work towards my concentration/major because it really made us critically think about what we are getting ourself into. Each week we were actively participating in discussions that related to teaching and also culturally diverse learners. Overall this course went well.
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  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
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  
3.1 20 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 8 (40%) 4 (20%) 2 (10%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None.
I think the books could be down sized given the use of it, we did not use all sections of the book. Maybe sending out PDF's through email would be better, but then again there are some issues that might occur with availability of technology.
I would rather do detailed analysis of one or two books versus skipping chapter to chapter on five books.
Change the class structure up a bit, have some weeks where the whole class works together/discusses a topic. Provide resources of social studies education in action such as movies and narratives (although the books did have some good illustrations). Then as a class we could analyze and identify good and bad strategies being practiced in the subject classroom.
Great course. Don't change anything.
The only additional resource I would like to see in this course is maybe use of media; possibly included TED talk discussions on historical events.
The Melbourne method can be altered a bit (as we have already talked as a class about) but I really enjoyed learning that way. I would maybe like to see an application or practice some of the methods.
Sometimes the directions given were not detailed enough for me, therefore I had questions to ask about the assignment and personally I don't like having to keep asking questions to make sure I get the assignment done correctly.
See below #16
Nothing!!
More variation in class activities, other than Melbourne Method
None. All of the resources used were very helpful and interesting as well.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.45 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (65%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 14 (70%)
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  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 17 (85%)
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  
4.6 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 7 (35%) 8 (40%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
This course was extremely rigorous and required much more time than the six "contact" hours suggested in the course syllabus. It was a common complaint amongst the classmates that the work and time involved in this class was "killing us."
The Melbourne Method was interesting as I have never been a part of this type of teaching style. The amount of books required for this course was a bit overwhelming.
Implement new ideas besides the Melbourne Method. You can do MM, but it ate up too much time.
Perhaps only 6 weeks of the melbourne method, mix up the class structure a bit. I would've enjoyed more lecturing/varied activities led by you rather than just your 10 minute input at the end of every round. I learned a lot either way, it just would have made things less monotonous.
A unique and highly effective teaching style. Don't change anything.
I enjoyed Dr. Kupferman's style of teaching. He presents history in an engaging and educational way.
Have a way to view the grades in one place, like laulima's grade book link
None!
As for the Melbourne method, it was difficult but it pushed me to do my work. The process of this method should have a few twists to it so that ALL the groups are participating. It gave me a new experience into learning.
A great thing to improve is the grading of the Melbourne method. The overall activity is a great strategy however, the process can be improved. Question guidelines/structure need to be created and better enforced.
Nothing!
Do something other than Melbourne Method
The only suggestions for improving the course is just maybe consider not letting our classmates evaluations go to our grade. Just cause I noticed that some people were having conflict with that. Other than that, this course was really good!
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Kupferman was a thoroughly enjoyable instructor. He has a quick wit and made the class time interesting and lively. Dr. Kupferman is also extremely knowledgeable about the course topics. The combination of his great sense of humor and his vast knowledge/insight made the class a valuable use of time.
Kupferman is very knowledgable in Social Studies! Very god professor, shows he cares and answers any questions even if it is off subject.
Dr. Kupferman is very knowledgeable in this field. He is easy to talk to and answers your questions promptly.
Fantastic prof.
He is very organized and knows his subject well! I liked that he always sent emails ahead of time so that we knew exactly what was going to happen in class. He always reminded us of deadlines and treated us fairly. Overall, great professor!
Great professor, encouraging of students, very knowledgable and really cares about what he teaches.
Great teacher and speaker. I suggest his classes to others.
Dr. Kupferman is an excellent instructor. In all of my college career, this was the first semester where I looked forward to coming to class.
Wonderful! I really enjoy his teaching style. I would like to see him stay in the blocks. I think it would benefit teacher candidates.
He is a great teacher! Even though there was much to be done, when I was in class, I was having fun (in a way).
Awesome instructor. Great to have such an enthusiastic and "alive" instructor at such the time of day. No sleeping at all but just lots of knowledge and good laughs. Highly recommended. Keep up the good work Dr. Dave!
Awesome professor! I learned so much in his class by participating in the Melbourne Method discussion. We were able to talk about issues related to Social Studies. I was able to see otherʻs beliefs and opinions and it helped me to understand that Social Studies is indeed important and can be fun and engaging for students.
Kupferman is great. Made material relevant, understandable, and never talked down to us. Very funny, which made the class enjoyable. Also, very organized, the reminder e-mails were much appreciated.
He is a really good instructor. He knows his content very well and he is always prepared as a professor. He is very helpful and he is always more than willing to suggest improvement if we ask. Overall he is a good and I would recommend him to other students.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
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  
4.63 19 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 12 (63%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent course, but be ready to give up any semblance of a social life--or a clean house, sleep, exercise, etc.
Very effective course, keeps students on pace and really organized.
It was a challenge but one that was doable as long as you put the time and effort into it.
Very fun to take, but dragged on a bit there at times.
It was fun and educational. The Melbourne Method was genius!
Interesting course that taught me a lot of things I'll be sure to use in my future teaching, however I would have liked a bit more variation in instruction.
Very informative.
I really enjoyed taking part in the Melbourne Method this semester. I think it was a great way for us to learn the materials while being an active part of our learning process.
My overall evaluation of this course is two thumbs up. If asked by colleagues questioning whether or not they should take Kupferman's class, I would highly encourage them to do so because, even though the course is challenging, they will enjoy learning.
Hard work! But it all pays off!
I had a difficult time but completing the course material given opened my eyes to new views of the world.
Awesome! I really enjoyed it. Although the class was bigger than other practicum classes it was a instructed and maintained very well.
This course was awesome. I learned so much just by talking about issues related to Social Studies.
Favorite class this semester. Would take another course with Kupferman, oh waitttt I am
It was a really good course, required a lot of time and also thinking. But it was a very interesting method we experienced. It was pressuring at times, but it was for our own good. Overall, this course was good!
21. Other comments:
It would be nice to have Dr. Kupferman as a professor again.
Good job Doctor Dave!
Thanks!!
Mr. David is a great teacher and he helps out by providing weekly reminders. He levels with us so I find it comfortable to speak with him.
Dr. Kupferman is a great asset to the UHWO education program. He should be included in future semesters. He has a great teacher style. He lets students lead the discussion and has a great flow to the way he teaches.

David Kupferman: EDEF444, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEF 444 - WI Tchg Cultural&Ling Div Lrn Crn (Section): 66335 (1)    
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  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 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?
This course enhanced my personal and professional development in that I evaluate and interact with more compassion towards culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. I have a greater awareness of the challenges/conflicts others face, and therefore, am able to extend grace more readily.
I learned a lot during this course!
This course impacted my personal views and answered questions in my field of study that I always had or wondered but never asked.
Helped to support my knowledge on the importance of diverse learners.
The Case Study assignment provided opportunities for me to develop professionally.
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  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
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  
3.13 8 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I had fun :)
Awesome activities. There was a video, some lecture classes, a guest speaker and great readings. Not sure what can be added but possibly providing more guest speakers or inspirational videos.
None.
More examples, modules, and a more clear concise of directions. Rubrics would be helpful, so we know what to hit and what is expected. Directions were very broad. I really liked the weekly e-mails to remind the class what is coming up and what to expect.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (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  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
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 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The only thing I wish Dr. Kupferman did was give us examples of what he wanted. Sometime, we had to ask a lot of questions because we were unsure of what he wanted. If he had given us examples, we'd know what he was expected or wanted.
I have nothing to comment to "improve" his teaching methods. During the semester it's alot of work and reading and it's stressful but in the end it's for the better.
It would have helped to have examples of what was expected out of our larger assignments like the case study because it was difficult to know exactly what Dr. Kupferman was looking for in our final product. I was not able to get a clear understanding until much later.
See above #5.
None.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
My overall evaluation of Dr. Kupferman is I think he is an excellent teacher. Kupferman is passionate about culturally and linguistically diverse students and I think he wants to transfer that passion to those he instructs; that makes him an excellent teacher.
He's definitely passionate about what he does! I liked that he was super organized and emailed us often. This helped me ton stay on track in his class.
He is a great and understanding teacher. I really liked both classes he taught, he made it interesting and it pushed me to doing my work.
Awesome instructor. Provides great examples, and information. I understand that focusing on diversity is his strength and he teaches it well.
Excellent instructor.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
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  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
My overall evaluation of this course is, even though the work load is challenging, it is an excellent course and I enjoyed being a student.
I like the overall flow of this class. I felt the work was evenly distributed and I also feel like I learned a lot!
I liked this class better than my other classes.
Great course. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend this class and instructor for future semesters. Keep up the good work Dr. Dave. Go Bears! (key Rocky Balboa music)
This WI was truly an "intense" course.
21. Other comments:
No other comment available.

David Kupferman: EDEF444, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEF 444 - WI Tchg Cultural&Ling Div Lrn Crn (Section): 66463 (2)    
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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 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?
Good course, but much of what we talked about I already learned in Multicultural Education.
This course helped me towards my major because we learned a lot about cultural and linguistic children and what we have to deal with in the classroom. All the information presented to us is very useful because we need to consider all of it when we become teachers.
This course has taught me ways of how to deal with children of diverse cultures. It has also opened my eyes to what is happening around the world with the education of young learners and their diverse cultures, which plays a big role in shaping their education.
I gained a better understanding of identifying and meeting the needs of diverse students.
Dr. Kupferman has a talent for getting his students to view things differently and to ask critical questions regarding information. He is a great teacher.
It has opened my eyes up to how I can teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. It has also taught me to be wary of belittling a culture (even if I mean well).
This course has opened my eyes to the cultural and linguistic diversity of students in the classroom. It has made me also aware of issues many cultures face with sterotyping, acculturation and assimilation to the dominant cultures. I was able to learn about Mexican, Roma, Tongans, Micronesians and about the struggles these cultures faced in life. It really made me aware of my bias towards others and has really helped me to embrace a sensitivity to other cultures. As a future teacher it has made me realize that diversity will take place in my classroom, year after year I will have students from all backgrounds and that itʻs important to create a classroom that is welcoming, caring and equal for all students.
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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
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  
2.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Develop more kinesthetic activities for us to do to understand new concepts.
There are no activities or resources that should be added. This course is fine how it is.
I believe more discussions about readings and maybe a little more in class activities.
Additional introduction of the case study, going over the general sections, conducting research/observations on student and environment etc., and providing examples of good and bad case studies would have helped me a lot in completing that assignment.
Nothing. Great course, I learned a lot.
Maybe more hands on activities, but overall it was a great mixture of work.
nothing!
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
It would of been helpful it there were a more in depth guide for the case study to follow
Create new units besides Micronesian culture/language. It felt like we focused way to much on one ethnic group. I understand your connection to it, but there are other people here who don't receive social justice besides Micronesians. Branch out a bit.
There is only one suggestion for improving this course. I think you should show an example of a Response Paper and also have a specific rubric on what you want us to include. But other than that this course was fine.
I think more in class activity's
Additional examples with case studies, response papers, etc. Provide opportunities for students to play the role of a teacher in class. Make us analyze a student/classroom environment together to help us in our case study (the film and lesson about Arkansas was good, would have liked more lessons where we pick-apart something).
Nothing. Great course. I learned a lot.
Maybe give more concrete expectations? Sometimes we were a little unsure of what you wanted, but you always gave us an answer if we asked!
nothing on a big scale. Maybe having guest speakers from cultures we learned about in class such as tongan or mexican speakers to speak about issues they face living here in Hawaii.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent! I would love to have him as my Student Teaching mentor!
He is a very good professor. He challenges us for our own good, and he has high expectations for us as well. Which is a good thing because it will only benefit us in the end.
He is very knowledgable in Social Studies and shows his students he cares through his teaching styles and concerns for his students.
Great, motivative professor who makes class enjoyable and the content interesting. He did a great job in teaching this course for the first time.
Awesome teacher. Great asset to UHWO staff.
Great professor! He makes the hard work fun, and approaches it differently then I ever seen!
Excellent!!! I would definitely enroll in another class taught by Dr. Kupferman. Learning was fun and engaging. We read books about different cultures, discussed about them and I learend so much through interacting with my classmates. His teaching style was very informating and entertaining. He made jokes that was relevant to the course but funny at the same time. He is very knowledgable about Social Studies and made learning about Social Studies fun and meaningful. Social Studies was viewed as boring to me because it was lecture form and about memorizing dates, people, and events. In Dr.Kupfermanʻs class we talked about issues that were relevant to our lives and the way he taught this course helped us understand Social Studies is more than dates and names.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Happy with the course and how it turned out.
This course was really good. It was a writing intensive and required A LOT of writing. Overall, this course went well.
GREAT! A lot of useful information and insight on diversity of students
Great course, learned a lot, however some weeks felt like a lot of work.
Great course. I would recommend it.
Great experience and can't wait to apply it in the classroom.
Awesome. I would take it again if I could. I learned so much about linguistic and cultural diversity. It was mind opening and I learned to respect other peopleʻs cultures and not to judge others. This course helped me to become interested in teaching Social Studies and made me realize that I need to take more courses in Social Studies because I donʻt know that much!
21. Other comments:
Thanks!!!
I had a great semester and was glad that Dr.Kupferman was my professor!!!

David Kupferman: EDEF345, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEF 345 - Intro to Middle/Secondary Ed Crn (Section): 69366 (1)    
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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 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?
This class reminded me why i want to be a teacher. In addition i have learned new aspects of the classroom and of middle schoolers that i have never learned before. This class has allowed me to engage more in conversation and participation in the classroom and my community.
It gave me the motivation and the encouragement to become a secondary education teacher.
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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
3.5 2 2.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
N/A
More about secondary education, need to find a balance between middle and secondary.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
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 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None i enjoyed everything in this course and the entire structure of it.
More about secondary education, examples and techniques for teaching that student level.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
he is an excellent professor who really knows what he is talking about and i have learned a great deal this semester.
Great teacher, really easy to discuss topics with. Very knowledgeable in subject.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
this is a wonderful class and is very much needed for anyone thinking about becoming a teacher. It is geared towards secondary education but i feel that anyone going into an education field including elementary school teachers, counselors, princpals, etc need to take this course because there is so much to be learned.
Great introduction to teaching middle and secondary education. Gives motivation and encouragement to continue onto the program.
21. Other comments:
Wish i could take this course again. It was truly one of a kind. I will be keeping and rereading every book in this course for the rest of my teaching career.

David Kupferman: EDEF200, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEF 200 - Early Field Experience Crn (Section): 68415 (2)    
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  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 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?
Try to be a bit serious.
It taught me a lot about the standards, policies and teaching strategies I need to become a teacher.
Everything that was covered in the class was something that will be important in a future career in education. There was no wasted time and I felt that every experience was a valuable one.
I have gained knowledge on topics that I will be able to use in my career.
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
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  
2.0 9 0.71 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Nothing. Do exactly the same thing as was covered in this class. Everything was beneficial and effective.
No improvement needed.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (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 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (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 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Change nothing. This class is effective and beneficial in every way. Everything has a purpose and is never boring. If anything, have the class scheduled for two days per week instead of only one.
The way professor Kupferman teaches, he does not need at improvements.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great teacher. would take another class from him.
he's okay.
He's a really good teacher, I'm sad this semester is ending because his class was my favorite. He makes learning fun and you can tell he really cares about his students. I wish he could teach another Education course because I'd definitely sign up!
David Kupferman is an EXCELLENT professor! He has so much knowledge in the field and knows exactly how to convey the important class messages to his students. The students are never bored in his class and I really appreciated his sense of organization. Nothing is ever unclear. If I had any questions, I felt comfortable asking him whatever came to mind. He is easygoing and approachable, yet he easily gains the respect of his class because he is knowledgeable in the area he is teaching. I would recommend this professor to anyone. He is one of the best professors I have had throughout my college experience.
He is a really good teacher, easy to talk to, and knows a lot about the 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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
it is okay.
Overall, a really good class. It really did introduce me into teaching as a career.
This is a great course taught by an excellent professor. It is a great way to introduce teaching as a career and I feel that it is necessary to take this class.
This course is a really great to start off your career in education. You learn a lot that you would use in the future.
21. Other comments:
One of the best classes I have ever taken.
No comment.

David Kupferman: EDEF201, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEF 201 - Intro to Teaching as a Career Crn (Section): 68414 (2)    
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 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?
Just nothing.
This course was very beneficial to me for my major in education because everything that was covered in class had a purpose. There was no wasted time. Every moment in the class was valuable and we always learned something new which had to do with teaching.
It helped me learn a lot that I can take on with me to my career in the future.
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  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
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  
2.0 9 0.71 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Change nothing! This class was perfect. If anything, schedule the class to have 2 meetings per week instead of only one.
No improvements are needed.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (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 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (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  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Change nothing! This is one of the best courses I have ever taken!
N/A
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
okay.
David Kupferman is an EXCELLENT professor! He has so much knowledge in the field and knows exactly how to convey the important class messages to his students. The students are never bored in his class and I really appreciated his sense of organization. Nothing is ever unclear. If I had any questions, I felt comfortable asking him whatever came to mind. He is easygoing and approachable, yet he easily gains the respect of his class because he is knowledgeable in the area he is teaching. I would recommend this professor to anyone. He is one of the best professors I have had throughout my college experience.
He is a great teacher and very knowledgable.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
okay.
This is a great course taught by an excellent professor. I would recommend this class to anyone.
Great course to start off education career.
21. Other comments:
One of the best classes I have ever taken!
N/A