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Instructor: Rachel Hoerman

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ANTH151, Fall 2013
ANTH210, Fall 2013
ANTH151, Fall 2013
ANTH151, Fall 2013

Rachel Hoerman: ANTH151, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Anthropology
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 1226 (211)    
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  
3.07 15 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 4 (27%) 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  
1.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 15 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
6. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.0 15 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
7. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.33 15 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
10. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
11. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The teacher was obviously extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the course content. She also seemed on top of assignments and updating students on upcoming assignments and exams.
The book was most valuable.
I appreciate that the student was very involved in setting their own learning of topics that interested them individually and we were able to learn from each other.
Learning about early human civilization.
The powerpoint presentations were helpful.
The course power points summed up the basics of the course and the book was more detailed.
The most valuable aspects of this course for me were the slide shows provided by professor Hoerman. They were easy to understand and covered the chapters completely well.
The following aspects I found to be valuable in this course. 1. The instructor. Professor Hoerman is willing to meet with students who are struggling and need help. 2. The syllabus. Professor Hoerman has strategically outlined her syllabus to coincide with the reading material so students can stay on track. 3. The power point presentations. The presentations also give a visually outline of the reading materials.
She was very strict in her assignments. Immediately gave the standards of the papers to be accepted.
Learning the material through the powerpoint presentations.
The information about humans in the past and how thet led to information about humans today
Discussion on class material
12. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
While the above is true, it seems like she expected too much from her students, especially those who are taking this course as an elective and are not as interested in the subject matter as maybe those majoring in anthropology or a topic in that area. I am an engaged student but there was too much information in this course and too much expected from students. I don't think it was organized in a way that students could keep up and follow along weekly. There was too much going on-- (long) powerpoints, (long) readings, dense material, films, weekly assignments due WEDNESDAY (three days at most to do assignments, not to mention students who are taking other classes).
There was nothing that was least valuable.
I found the tests a little difficult for a 100 level course. In addition I feel it was a bit of double jeopardy that we were not provided with feed back from our 1st midterm and the second mid term had repetitive questions. I am glad to see that the Final is open book. I would also appreciate knowing throughout the course how well I am doing on the weekly assignments. My other online classes have gradebooks available so we know exactly where we stand at all times.
N/a.
Lack of exam review/study guides. Lack of respect for extraordinary circumstances (absolutely no flexibility with due dates).
Some of the recommended web sites were inaccessible or hard to navigate.
The most least valuable aspect was the grades not being provided on Lauilima. Making it difficult for me to know where I stand in the class.
some of the instructions and finding assignments may have been a bit confusing.
I felt some of the videos we had to watch were not very engaging.
the organizational structure of the class was very unorganized and the Power points were repetitive even when it covered completely different chapters. It was as though she did not take the time to update of make the power points. Also there was no proper study guide for the term tests and I was not adequately prepped for it, since she said to study certain material and it wasn't even on the test.
N/A
13. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
A lot of information about the different species and evolution of humans. I will probably remember most the general things such as introduction of bipedalism and the growth of the brain as humans started eating more meat. This is the stuff that sticks out to students. All the other details were just distracting and overwhelming and should not be so prominent in an introductory course. If we were in a "in-person" classroom, I could ask which information is most important to focus on. It is hard in an online class.
The assignments that followed the readings.
Having retained the information.
How extensive the homework load was for a 100 level class.
I find that the awareness that I have gained through this class makes everyday occurrences more relevant and meaningful. I will also continue seeking out topics of interest due to the confidence I have gained doing so in this class.
The way humans evolved from simple societies into complex organizations.
Its challenge.
I really enjoyed the NOVA videos and the National Geographic stuff..very cool to see archaeology in action.
The information I've learned. I will more than likely continue to compare today's society with the past. I find it interesting how it is this world has evolved.
This may sound trivial or unimportant, but I found the reading material overwhelming. Though the dates or periods were important, I found myself easily confused. Also, the book was extremely heavy to carry around!
The archaelogical timeline and the discovery of the americas.
The discussion questions.
Early Homidis
The discussion post and videos that we watched
14. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
There were lots of ways to access different resources and find information. Professor Hoerman was very accessible and understanding in answering students questions.
The book was valuable and very helpful.
The powerpoints were neatly organized also having repeats on each weekly powerpoint to make sure we are understanding the specifics. The lecture notes were very helpful as well and I appreciated the extra links and resources that were given.
I appreciated the video links and websites to which we were directed. The added visuals made the topics come to life more than reading about it.
Power point presentations and some films.
The powerpoint presentations.
As I said before, the power points.
Most valuable and helpful for me was the slide shows provided as well as the video links and weekly student post.
The same as those mentioned in No. 11.
All the information presented were valuable. I gained a better knowledge of all the different people over time that makes us who were are today.
The powerpoint slides were very helpful and the professor was always available to answer any questions.
Others interests in the course made it helpful since they helped me understand what it was that I was learning about and for what reasons.
The interaction with the teacher and students
15. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Too much material covered in not enough time. As an introductory course, the material should be more general and help students to understand the big picture. There was so much memorization of scientific names and details that I think should be saved for students who want to major in this subject.
Everything was valuable.
Some of the powerpoints did not have notes in the slides and the bullet points just didn't paint the complete picture.
The reliance on my classmates for interactive learning because of their low participation.
No exam prep, impossibly difficult exams, lack of understanding for extraordinary circumstances.
As I mentioned, the supplemental web sites.
I believe some of the reading material provided was difficult to understand.
the organizational structure of the class was very unorganized and the Power points were repetitive even when it covered completely different chapters. It was as though she did not take the time to update of make the power points. Also there was no proper study guide for the term tests and I was not adequately prepped for it, since she said to study certain material and it wasn't even on the test.
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16. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
17. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
18. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
19. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 15 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
20. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
21. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
22. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
23. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%)
24. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
25. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
26. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think the online course needs to be organized in a different way. For one, so much shouldn't be expected of students by Wednesday of every week. That is way too early in the week. I think while the powerpoints had a lot of information on them, it is not the best way to teach students for an online class. If these had been gone over in person with the teacher, I think I would have learned so much more and the material would have been much clearer. The discussion asked for each student to answer a question but it was so specific to the student that I don't think it helped the class to work together as a whole. I was confused a lot of the time.
She did everything perfect.
Was always available to talk to, for an online course she made the discussions/assignments and the resources very clear to follow and understand.
Less demanding on the homework, give a study guide out for your tests
Provide feedback on course assignments and return exams to students after completion to know where we are lacking and to know what we got right or wrong.
Provide study materials/review. Evaluate time given to take an exam with the level of difficulty.
If I HAD to make a suggestion, it would be to stay consistent with the information. Sometimes the dates of important advancements or societal alterations would differ from the book, or from ppt to ppt.
I think she has done a great job with the teaching of this course.
I realize Professor Hoerman selected this book for a good reason, but as a student, it was overwhelming for me.
creating better material for study, and organizing power points more properly.
N/A
27. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Rachel Hoerman seems like she really loves anthropology and knows a lot about it. However, I think she assumes that her students love it just as much as she does, which is not always the case. There was a lot of information given and it was hard to follow for an introductory course. I don't want to be harsh because I think Professor Hoerman is a really nice person and teacher who clearly cares about her students and wants them to learn a lot, however, I think there are many improvements that need to be made to the course so that it flows more smoothly and encourages more students to participate.
She was punctual with assignments and she is available if students need help.
Everything, amazing teacher.
Provided valuable feedback for every assignment/ weekly class discussion.
She responded to emails and corrected exams promptly.
She presented the content in an interesting way, and you could tell she has a passion for the subject.
Her own enthusiasm about the material. It really motivates a student when the instructor likes teaching. Believe it or not, this is not always the case.
Her consistent weekly emails were very helpful throughout the entire course.
She is very understanding. She wants to see students succeed and is willing to help them in the process. She encouraged students by responding to class postings.
Her strict standards about papers.
Her responses to email.
Interaction with the student's through emails
28. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The excessive amount of information expected of students to read and learn. The textbook is very long and dense and the powerpoints are very long and hard to follow. Maybe if there was a recording of Rachel Hoerman explaining the slides to go along with the powerpoints.
Nothing was least valuable.
Lack of feedback on tests.
Lack of feedback on assignments. Also not knowing what we got wrong or right on exams which made it challenging since exams were cumulative.
Mentioned above.
Nothing, she is great, provided you turn your work in on time.
I believe she's handle the materials thought-out this course very well, easy explained. Nothing non valuable of unhelpful
I think Professor Hoerman is a good instructor. I did not find any performance or contribution of Professor Hoerman least valuable.
the organizational structure of the class was very unorganized and the Power points were repetitive even when it covered completely different chapters. It was as though she did not take the time to update of make the power points. Also there was no proper study guide for the term tests and I was not adequately prepped for it, since she said to study certain material and it wasn't even on the test.
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29. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Enthusiastic. Knowledgeable. Demanding.
Punctual and helpful.
Knowledgeable, passionate
Enthusiastic with High expectations
Caring. Passionate. Intelligent.
Passionate, knowledgable
Intelligent, motivated
strict, unhelpful, and unprofessional
Fair, Consistent, Great.
1. Organized/Interactive 2. Fair/Understanding 3. Encouraging/Empathetic
knowledgeable, expertise
Fun, Knowledgable, Passionate about Anthropology
Polite, Respectful, Awesome
30. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
31. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
32. Other comments:
I hope that this evaluation is not too hard on Professor Hoerman. Again, I think she is a really great teacher with a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm to teach her students. She clearly wants her students to do well and learn a lot. I just think she would benefit from putting herself in the shoes of a student who is not majoring in anthropology, has a lot of other responsibilities on their plate, and is studying the subject for the first time in an online course.
This course is very interesting and gives me a thorough knowledge on humanity.
â?¢ She doesn't give feedback after submitting assignments and doesn't answer questions posted on Laulima. â?¢ She is very strict with students, but not with herself. She often emails with no attachments and makes spelling mistake. â?¢ I became discouraged after reading her message in the first ppt. "If you do not have the time or personal discipline for a hard and demanding classâ?¦the angry puppy featured above and I urge you not to waste your time or tuition money." â?¢ I won't recommend this course anyone. Please find a better instructor.

Rachel Hoerman: ANTH210, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Anthropology
Course: ANTH 210 - Archaeology Crn (Section): 70085 (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  
2.55 33 1.12 Freq(%) 5 (15%) 13 (39%) 9 (27%) 5 (15%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.79 33 0.42 Freq(%) 7 (21%) 26 (79%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 33 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (21%) 26 (79%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 33 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (27%) 24 (73%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 33 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 7 (21%) 24 (73%)
6. What did you like best about the course?
Interesting topics, not strictly a lecture course, but allowed class discussion and debates.
i mean we do learn a lot
I learned something interesting in every lecture. Rachel's way of communicating with the class is very thought provoking and she's clearly passionate about archaeology. I like how realistic she is about the field and how she went into depth about what one would need to do if they want to seriously pursue a career in archaeology. She has a great sense of humor and is extremely articulate. I like that she is relatively strict compared to other professors when it comes to being late and her standards for assignments.
I like the way that the material is presented and I appreciate the push to learn more on our own and the skills taught in this class that can be applied to other courses.
The lectures were excellent, and presented in an appealing way.
Very educational, very interesting
Fun subject matter
The debate section was incredibly useful and Rachel Hoerman's attitude towards teaching was enjoyable and engaging.
The examples she provided in class in order to further grasp the content of what she was teaching at the moment.
The information was communicated to us in a way that was easy to understand and comprehend, while thorough enough to retain.
I loved that it was a well organized class. We were always aware of what was due and what was expected of us in class. Ms. Hoerman always kept us engaged and encouraged us to do well.
I really enjoyed the debates in class :)
The class was open to discussions and she often asked us questions. It was engaging
I liked that our teacher had a lot of field experience in archaeology so she was a very reliable first- person witness to her teachings. She also got through many power points with a good sense of humor and many interesting little facts.
I really enjoyed the debate sections.
The course is very informative. The professor is really engaging and is very knowledgeable.
Her lectures are really interesting and help you understand and remember the sours material.
Rachel made the class! She shared her expansive knowledge, and personal experience with the class, and did a great job introducing the discipline, which is often romanticized. She has a great control of the class, and I could tell that other students too have respect for her, which can't be easy for a class with mostly freshmen and sophomores. She pushed the students hard to get the basic skills like citations right, and expected more than bare minimum.
She is a very knowledgable person and strongly strives to push her knowledge onto us.
The instructor and the knowledge she had to offer.
The interactive portions of the lectures, that made us get up and move about while learning the concepts at hand. Also the debates
Well organized
learned about lots of stuff that was interesting and relevant
I liked how precise the material was presented in the course and how easy it was to have questions answered.
Learning new things regarding archaeology
Material was interesting.
Her personal experience of the subject matter.
7. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
She should spend more time on her slideshow presentations, as sometimes they were difficult to understand, even though she would present them multiple times. She should also do a bit more research before coming to class to avoid telling the class mis-information.
This class kind of sucks though. She grades unfairly. I get an F for a whole entire paper for missing one source. I can see taking off points but not giving us an F.
I would appreciate some kind of study guide for the Midterm and Final exams. It doesn't have to be incredibly elaborate or anything, but just a few points to give us direction and allow us to better prepare ourselves would be nice.
I think that the teaching style is already pretty great, she pushes us to really learn the material and always provides numerous ways to attain the information needed.
Outside of the in-class debates, she asked for input from the students sometimes, but I was hoping for more. Granted, I'm biased in favor of discussion over straight lecture. Additionally, I felt like the homework assignments were too broad to make it clear what the teacher was looking for.
N/a
Nothing left to improve, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
She does an excellent job. No further recommendations!
I can't think of anything really.
She should try to get more people to participate in class (i.e. more debates)
Post power points online
We never really used the book which was dull in the first place. I feel like archaeology is such a cool topic I wish we could've gone off on different tangents and become even more interested in the subject.
Try to diversify the presentation of information in the first half of the course. Lot of Powerpoint and note taking.
I can't think of any improvements at the moment. I thought the course was great.
Nothing much really over all its great.
I think she just needs to continue what she's doing. I'm satisfied with the course!
I feel like you should have more interaction groups. We really could see how far everyone else was and what page we were all on. It really did push the envelope that much further. I totes think you should dig deeper about Hawaiian culture you would kill it and it would boost the interest of children.
When I first met my instructor, I kept the class because I liked her and I really respected her because her intelligence and brilliance was obvious. However, although clearly I understand why a teacher would prefer students to NOT come to class late - her rule of "come on time or don't come at all" was a little ridiculous. She appears to have no interest, care nor consideration for extenuating circumstances. I am taking 5 classes and I currently have 2 jobs, I started the semester with 3. All my classes are back to back and the class before Rachel's isn't exactly near by - I was late twice, by maybe 3 minutes. So yes, I would say the fact that a student doesn't even feel like they can take a piss before class is a little ridiculous. I found her tone to be condescending and unnecessary. I always try to be punctual when punctuality is due and I am sure all teachers would prefer their students to be, in fact I have teachers with far more seniority than her yet somehow none of them feel the need to do what she does. I fail to understand her reasoning for her attitude and behavior, or in other words, what gives her the right to deprive me of a class that I pay for, because I was a few minutes late? I am, after all, technically paying her salary, am I not? - and yet I didn't feel like I was ""allowed"" to enter her classroom because it was 11:34 and not 11:30. For someone who teaches the behavior of human beings, she might want to try showing some.
Provide more information about what to study for exams
no need for improvement
It would be nice to get some leeway for turning in assignments through email. Also if we can view the slides on laulima to look back when we're no in class.
Field trips!
Not be as picky about turning in homework if you are unable to attend class. Putting the lecture slides online would help too.
Give partial credit when turning in homework.
8. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.55 33 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 10 (30%) 21 (64%)
9. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.55 33 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 5 (15%) 24 (73%)
10. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 33 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 13 (39%) 19 (58%)
11. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 33 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 7 (21%) 23 (70%)
12. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 33 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (12%) 11 (33%) 17 (52%)
13. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
discussions and debates
nothing
I liked the debates toward the end of the semester. I think a lot of the topics were good debate topics and they pushed students to learn about a subject and think critically about it. I think it's to every student's benefit to sit down and have a discussion and voice their opinion or thoughts on something and hear other peoples' points. Some students know less and other know more but I think in the end, everyone sort of comes away with a different, more developed perspective on the matter.
The required papers and debate sections were useful and valuable
The homework. The lectures were great, but applying the material we learned in class to research and write papers was very important to gaining an understanding into the subject.
The assignments were challenging and allowed me to deepen my knowledge of certain aspects of archaeology
All of it I thought archaeology was dinosaurs!
I believe the debate section was the most valuable as it helped engage students who otherwise might never have participated.
Our assignments, in which we wrote about topics of our interests. I thought that was an excellent way for us to become interested in Archaeology, by writing and researching on topics we wanted to learn more about!
The material and the concepts that were introduced and discussed in class were very valuable. I also liked that Hoerman explained to us what the career outlook for archaeologists would be for us now, and in the near future.
What archaeology really is.
debates and discussions
I felt like the most valuable aspects were the debates because I felt like that was a way to apply everything we've learned to modern day scenarios.
The ability to develop arguments and how to right valid research papers.
All aspects.
How much my teacher loves what she does and is willing to help her students succeed.
I didn't realize how influential the theory of evolution was to disciplines other than biology. The concept was adopted and applied to many disciplines, including archaeology. I think the demonstration of a concept that is usually used in one academic discipline, can be applied to another has pushed my thinking forward.
I truly did value her insight on reality as an Anthropologist. The true details of the lifestyles of which they live and nothing was down played.
I found the interactive areas with the instructor and other students to be very valuable and allowed me to work out concepts better then just taking notes.
Doing the research ourselves about the topics to gain a deeper understanding of the topics and ideas covered in lecture.
Lots of great examples
the ethics debates
I like how the course gives a perspective from both points of view. It was very valuable learning how it applies to today and leaves the choice up to us.
Researching and writing papers based on the research
The class debates
Learning about the new developments in archaeology.
14. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
some of the homework was busy work
nothing. not to mention listening to construction all day outside and having no desks kind of shitty.
I can't think of anything right now.
I think the course was presented in a way that all materials and aspects were extremely valuable to the process
I can't really think of any. I'm inclined to say the book, if pressed, as thus far, I've barely used it. I found the format difficult for extracting specific information.
N/a
Again I loved everything about the course
N/A
N/a
I don't really like lectures, but other than that the class was very enjoyable.
The works cited page.
some dates i'll probably never remember again.
N/A
The reading was hard and boring but I understand that it was something that we needed to do.
None
Maybe how strict she was towards structure on assignments but you know everyones got their pet peeve. Not really going to judge too much...
Not always knowing the exact date of assignments or tests.
N/A
exams
i felt that the papers didnt really reflect what we were learning about or what i needed to know to pass the class. plus the assignments were really vague and hard to do because they required valid sources of information from within the past ten years and some subjects had absolutely nothing within the last ten years because they were irrelevant subjects
N/A
Learning about old white people
The homework had nothing to do with anything we were talking about.
The evolutionary small book so unnecessary.
15. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the tests are unreasonable as well. SHe gives us 50 minutes for a 7 page test and an essay question
A number of things I guess. The syllabus is clear and concise and I understood from right off the bat what Rachel's expectations are. The semi-weekly assignments were useful for keeping us on track with the material, as well as forcing us to learn a little bit more about the topics on our own. Her slides were generally good and I liked how she would include video clips here and there. Also, forcing students to participate by standing up or raising their hands was something refreshing. I never once felt sleepy or bored in this course. I didn't do the extra credit report but I enjoyed watching them and eating the food and I'm sure the students who did the reports were happy to get some extra credit and present on something they're interested in.
I really appreciated the way that the course was taught
The teacher was personable and presented the material in an interesting, and most importantly, honest way. I felt like I was learning what archaeology was actually like, with all the difficulties and risks in the field, rather than "Come work in my field," which is the tone some teachers I have had seemed to present.
The assignments. See above
The debates
I believe the debate section was the most valuable as it helped engage students who otherwise might never have participated.
Notes!
This was literally question 13, but rephrased.
I liked how Rachel could relate the course to her actual field.
small but frequent assignments
I felt like I really did learn a lot about archaeology - not just the practices and principles, but also as a real life job.
I enjoyed the debates, gave me a chance to socialise more with my classmates and yet still have intellectual conversation.
Everything.
The lechers like I said before.
Refer to 13.
Her experience and knowledge really did pay her off in this course. Almost anyone can be good at their job but it does take a hard worker to be able to teach.
See question 13.
lectures
the lectures and slideshows taught me a lot
Same as 13
New concepts about archaeology and the different specializations
Got my DS requirement out of the way.
Like I said earlier her knowledge of the world.
16. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
its rally unmotivating to do work fo rthis class because the teacher grades so unfairly.
Isn't this basically the same question as 14? Nothing comes to mind in all honesty.
Other than what I said about the book... can't really think of anything.
N/a
Nothing
N/A
N/a
N/A
Works cited page.
N/A
The readings.
Nothing
N/A
see question 14.
N/A
i dont know
N/A
history of archaeology
Was graded unfairly and always failed tests and quizzes.
Turning in academic sources.
17. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 33 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (30%) 22 (67%)
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 33 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 10 (30%) 21 (64%)
19. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 33 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 7 (21%) 21 (64%)
20. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 33 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 9 (27%) 23 (70%)
21. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 33 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 7 (21%) 23 (70%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 33 1.43 Freq(%) 4 (12%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 21 (64%)
23. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 33 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 6 (18%) 24 (73%)
24. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 33 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 7 (21%) 24 (73%)
25. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 33 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (24%) 24 (73%)
26. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
stop being a dictator. she doesnt let yo go to the bathroom ever or go to the water fountain ever. treat everyone fairly and stop grading unfairly
The only thing I can think of is the fact that she didn't talk about her own research that much. I would love to hear more about her own work and her own experiences.
I think sheʻs already near perfected the art of teaching
Make the homework assignments more clear.
Extend the small-group discussion. It was incredibly helpful for critical thinking
It was awesome
Perhaps a longer period of debate sessions or spreading them throughout the semester to keep students engaged.
N/A
I think the course is great as is.
Try to get students to participate more.
Grading the paper and not the work cited page.
Diversify the presentation of course material, particularly earlier in the semester.
Doesn't need improvement.
Less reading.
I'm perfectly happy with how the course turned out!
N/A
Refer to 7.
It would be helpful if she could put her power points on laulima.
Have more group discussions on the research done individually before hand on major topics throughout the entire course.
get a better classroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A person should make the choices themselves and one thing to consider is to lean towards a non biased perspective, or else students will follow everything that is said instead of thinking how they should feel.
field trips!
Put the slides online
Love the puppies and cupcake slides!
27. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She seemed to know the subject well, and if she made a mistake (e.g. telling the class mis- information), would almost always correct it then next class.
he sarcasim
She's great at communicating with students and seems to truly care about our well being, even though she does seem a bit cynical (like most people in academia including myself). She has yet to get her PhD and yet she's far better at lecturing than many tenured professors I've had before. I noticed she often repeats material we covered in the previous lecture and I think this is helpful for most students in kind of cementing the concepts and ideas into our brains.
The encouragement given to the students to really learn and figure things out that we didnʻt understand on our own but still giving a constant support when we were struggling with a topic
Very personable and was honest about the field.
She is engaging and knowledgeable. She is clearly passionate about archaeology so it makes learning so much easier and more enjoyable. She related difficult concepts to modern ideas which made them easier to take in.
She has nice hair
She is knowledgeable and experienced in the field, clearly a professional who loves her work, makes the subject interesting by approaching it in an original way, and treats her students like adults. She is easily the best lecturer I've had.
She is able to meet with students and further discuss the material.
She is really passionate about the subject, and well-informed about topics associated with archaeology.
She is passionate about archaeology and that in itself entices students. She encouraged each of us to do well by allowing for extra credit opportunities and giving praise and/or criticism as needed. I believe that Rachel Hoerman did an extremely good job at balancing the two, and she is also very approachable. She certainly does care about her students.
She is very easy to talk to and she is very nice.
She knew our names and was interested in what we had to say
Her first hand experience of archaeology gave her much information about the field that other lecturers probably wouldn't have.
She knows her stuff and is enthusiastic about it, plus she's pretty funny from time to time. Makes it more enjoyable than most classes.
Everything
Lectures.
She is witty and knowledgeable, and presented the material in a way that would spark the students' interests. She was successful in creating a good class culture by setting clear rules, and had a great command of the class. Her presentations were nicely nerdy, and were very easy to understand.
N/A
She expressed information clearly and efficiently. And she was willing to work with students.
Her enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the course, which helped us become more interested in the topics and discussions.
shes very well spoken and speaks clearly and its nice to listen to her give lectures because her voice is nice
She was very clear and showed everyone we were equal, not showing favoritism.
Clear and effective communicator, challenges students intellectually
Knew a lot about the topic.
She's an interesting person because she has a wealth of experiences that set her apart from other teachers.
28. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She allowed class discussions/debates, which help cement ideas, and newly learned material.
her class
N/A
She did occasionally get distracted by something and talk over in-class discussants. Can't really blame her for getting a bit pissed at people texting in her class, though.
The lectures could sometimes drone on.
Her pretty hair was distracting, by other than that she is an amazing instructor
Sometimes the professional aspect seems to keep her distant from the students, making them hesitant to ask for assistance.
N/A
Nothing, she's the best.
N/A
Aw this question is kinda mean.
Fairly strict on Valid Academic sources, she has a good reason to be but sometimes it is hard to find a significant number of 'valid' sources that directly relate to the site you are talking about.
N/A
Readings. The book we had.
Nothing
N/A
Refer to 7.
N/A
n/a
N/A
Wasn't willing to work with students
Her quizes on small books, I can't remember everything just the general idea.
29. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
know-it-all, try-hard, passionate
shes mean
Dedicated, articulate, reliable, intelligent, helpful...
Wonderful teacher
Friendly. Interested in the subject. Pleasantly eccentric.
Engaging, eager
Smart, knowledgeable, dedicated
Professional. Passionate. Interesting.
Intellectual, Very well spoken, Knowledgeable and passionate about archaeology.
passionate, interesting, intellectual
organized, helpful, intelligent
Knowledgable, understanding,
knowledgeable, personable, good-humored
- knowledgeable - sophisticated - funny-sense-of-humor
Enthusiastic well-informed puppy-lover.
Knowledgeable, passionate, funny.
Interesting, funny, smart.
Accurate, nerdy (in the nicest way possible), and professional
Straight forward and Honest.
Intelligent Apathetic
charismatic, tough, well spoken.
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable
organized relevant
anthropology culture-history eyetooth
Very Good Archaeologist
Interesting
effective interesting academic
Fun smart successful
30. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 33 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 25 (76%)
31. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 33 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 26 (79%)
32. Other comments:
I didnʻt expect to like this class and was just taking it because it was mandatory however, it ended up being one of my favorite classes of all that I have taken at this university due in large part to the lovely way that Ms. Hoerman taught the material
Excellent course.
I would reccomend Rachel to anyone looking to take an archaeology class.
Stay classy ;)
I hope you get your doctorate soon, good luck on your dissertation! :)
Would definitely recommend other people to take this course.
didn't know we had a TA?
None.
Great class would love to have other classes with her.
Thank you for a great semester, and good luck on your PhD!
Keep it up!
She is approachable and compassionate.

Rachel Hoerman: ANTH151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 68004 (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  
4.58 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 2 (11%) 14 (74%) 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?
It just help put the world around me into better perspective.
This course provided me a better understanding of our evolutionary history and development through time and space.
This course had nothing to do with my major but it was a great experience.
This course provided me with a lot of information regarding the anthropological field. Although i will not be majoring in this field, it opened up a possibility for me.
This course wasn't taken for my concentration/major.
n/a
This course gave me an insight of how far we are in the development of this time's society
The course itself was straight forward and very descriptive. The professor made sure she explained the course work as easy as possible for any level to understand and grasp every lectures.
This course was taken as a general education requirement and has no relationship with my course of study.
my major is sociology and the study of people in social settings. By finding out about the ancient past, we can further analyze how humans became the way they did and why we behave the way we do. So this class helped me in my field of study.
This course has helped me to develop better research skills for research essays. I've been able to find valid academic resources much better than I had before because the instructor drilled into us what is a valid source. It has also helped me for my major because I am able to see the whole picture instead of what's in the box when it comes to understanding all various cultures. It gave me a better understanding of the world I live in and how things came to be.
I had to take this class because it's a graduation requirement.
Deeply enhanced my understanding in the field of anthropology. Must keep this course open on a quarterly basis. Professor Hoerman was an essential ingredient in making this course a success.
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  
4.68 19 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 15 (79%)
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  
2.11 19 0.81 Freq(%) 4 (21%) 10 (53%) 4 (21%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I like how she structured the class.
The activities and resources for this course are great now, Professor Hoerman uses a lot of visual and interactive methods in her teaching of lectures, reaching out to all students regardless of their learning needs.
A different textbook could have been used.
I think if their were more hand on material in the course it would be more helpful.
More videos could be added to provide a different view on information being learned.
None.
Having class at relevant locations.
Midterm group or individual projects can be added to this course for learning based on students own effort
In class activities such as involving students and how they relate to the subject being displayed are examples of making the subject easier to understand. For activities that could be added are field trips.
Possibly powerpoints slides that are put online for an in depth reading and a guideline we could've used for the tests and quizzes. This also would of helped us write some of our assignments, but to even out the availability of information require multiple sources to be cited within the paper or bibliography.
This class was amazing loaded with in class activities , videos, and discussions that opened up my mind. one thing that would be nice would probably be going on field trips so we can interact with the things we are learning about or possibly more group activities so we can learn to function and work together.
Having a textbook that is easier to understand would help.
Do more class activities, group work, to get the students involved in learning.
I enjoyed this class overall. Pertaining to the activities and resources, there is no recommended alternatives that I could contribute.
Very little room for improvement. The only thing I can think of that would enhance the objectives of this course is to offer a field trip for extra credit to put theory into practice.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
11. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 8 (42%)
12. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 19 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 4 (21%) 9 (47%)
13. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It explains the basis of where humans came from, and how the the life we live came to be.
What I found to be the most valuable and helpful to me in this course was Professor Hoerman's useful repetition of key information each class. This approach was/is a gently reminder of what important information is relevant to the class.
I enjoyed her teaching style the most. It was relatable and not dull or outdated.
What I found most valuable was the time frames and the origins of where the human species came from.
I found it helpful that she gave us more than enough information on each unit. This provided me with an adequate amount of study material for exams. I found the large amount of knowledge learned valuable.
What I found most valuable was how she always let us know we could go to her for help. The course was taken to fulfill general education requirements, and I'm glad I took this course.
How relevant learning about the past is to our present day societies.
This course has provided me information on how the earth and the life in it has been changing.
Daily review of the topics were a huge help.
I found her constant reviews within each new lecture to be helpful, especially regarding the material that is most important to be remembered. By doing so, she implanted the knowledge in our brains and there should be no reason as to why we don't know those particular information. I also found her powerpoints to be well thought out and the improvisation to thoroughly spend time on the topics that were most confusing helped to cure all that up.
for some reason this class was perfect for my style of learning. i managed to retain much information compared to other courses and i found myself wanting to go to class more because of her positive attitude.
The instructor was the most valuable and helpful in this course. If we didn't understand something we could go to her and ask for help. She is always available to us and is very enthusiastic about Anthropology that it made me want to learn more.
Human Evolution.
Everything that I have learned throughout this semester has proven to be extremely helpful. Futhermore, I have gained a wider perspective of the possible origins affiliating with our ancestors.
What I found to be very helpful was the fact that Prof. Hoerman briefly reviewed the previous materials before continuing onto the new materials. I think that because of this, I was able to retain the information a whole lot better. Repetition of the material was very valuable as well when it came to the exams.
Method of instruction and re-organization of the course material. The books logical flow of information was inadequate in comparison to the logical flow Professor Hoerman's revised lesson plan followed. On the method of instruction, Professor Hoerman's serious yet spirited lectures combined with the use of old and new (handouts and technology respectively)was awesome.
I found Professor Hoerman to be highly aware of what material was essential for her students to learn. She did an excellent job of filtering the unnecessary information that often leads to information overload and a loss if interest. Her course was well planed and properly structured for maximum learning. Her strict adherence to her rules set on the first (no electronics tardiness ect...) day also kept distractions down.
14. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I like to take notes on my computer. There is a lot of info on the slides, and I type faster than I write. Its also gives me an opportunity to get the notes down quickly and concentrate more on what the instructor is saying.
The least valuable to me about this course is that Professor Hoerman has so much great information to share to the class, but doesn't allow enough time for all students to write down the information. Death by Power-point (great information just to much information to write down on one slide).
I did not find anything that was not that helpful in the course.
Nothing, i loved the course!
None.
Pre-hominid eras.
The least valuable is the idea that humans came from apes.
N/A
I am not a visual learner so the video probably helped me the least out of all the lessons. They were relevant to the topic but for my personal learning strengths they did not help me.
nothing was invaluable, everything was valuable and i will take with me in the future
Nothing at all.
Nothing.
Nothing was perceived to be unappreciated during this wonderful adventure.
None that I could really think of?
Just the facility got a little cold or noisy at times. But the management of these uncontrollable issues was superb.
Nothing the course was just the right amount of demanding.
15. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
16. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 17 (89%)
17. 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  
4.56 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
18. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 17 (89%)
19. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
20. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 19 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 15 (79%)
21. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 1 (5%) 12 (63%)
22. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 15 (79%)
23. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
24. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More time for note taking.
Great teaching style reaches all students for a level 100 class. To much information per power point slide, making power point slides available to all students via laulima (if the students want to review).
Maybe more videos and assignments could be utilized.
None.
Prepare video illustrations or other texts before class starts.
Continue to review in the beginning of class and use the students as reference to the subjects to get them involved and aware.
Maybe add powerpoints on the information covered in class, or s shorter review guide of the topics we covered so we have a guide to look back on when the tests or assignment comes around. This would give us a chance to study the ideal topics she wishes to be explored and studied more.
To keep doing what she is doing because she is an awesome instructor. I've learned so much during this semester and I will recommend that students take her because she loves what she does.
Let students talk and not lecture too much.
As positively overwhelmed my answers may display, I have very much enjoyed this class. Thus, there is no need of alternative improvements.
None. At first, I was thinking that Prof. Hoerman should post her slides online, so that students could access it if we didn't copy down the entire notes on the slide, but now that I think about it, I'm glad she didn't.
No input.
25. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Interesting, energetic, personable
savvy insightful
Refreshing, knowledgeable
there is no way I can describe this professor in three words. She is just beyond awesome.
Effective teacher
Informative, passionate, relatable.
Enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgable.
Strict. Principiled. Leader.
Interesting and Friendly
Enthusiastic, Determined, Open-minded
objective, humble, relateable
Enthusiastic & Leader
She's helpful, bright, and smiley.
Attentive, enthusiastic, laid-back
Interactive. Approachable.
Positive scholarly role-model. I know role model should be two separate words...
Organized passionate enthusiastic
26. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great instructor, one of my favorites this semester. She really wants her students to succeed, and doesn't make it impossible for us to do so.
Professor Hoerman is a wonderful professor very caring and understanding to each of students needs.
A teacher who is passionate about teaching and her field. Helpful and always willing to listen.
She was a wonderful professor. I enjoyed going to her class everyday; always had fun and learned an enormous amount of information that sticks to my brain.
She is very good and straight forward with her teaching. It took me a while to adapt to her methods, but when i did it made it much easier. I enjoy the course a lot, and i would have to say it was definitely my favorite this semester. I look forward to taking more classes with Professor Hoerman in the future.
She is a great teacher. Although it was a lecture the whole time, she made the course interesting and you could definitely see her passion for the field.
I wish all teachers were like her. Keep doing what you're doing professor (:
She makes the course very interesting because of the fact that she is also studying this course but in a higher level of education.
Professor Hoerman's experience in the field and her application in her lectures provided were easy to understand. She's very knowledgeable and she makes the class fun with her examples.
I enjoyed taking this class again and am glad the second time around I was able to fully understand the topic more and in-depth. It did help that I had my powerpoints from the previous semester but overall I managed to learn new ideas and compare them to these ideas previously learned.
Out of every instructor i have had since 2003, hands down one of the best teachers i have had. other teachers need to take notes. she encouraged us and really showed a great interest in each and every one of us. always encouraged us to speak our minds and learn other sides of hidden history.
She is one of the best instructor I've ever had. It was my first semester at UH West Oahu and she made it the best. I thank her for teaching me the knowledge that she knows and I think she will always be a great instructor.
okay
Professor Hoerman makes learning enjoyable. She explains intricate knowledge that will persuade an individual to learn more.
EXCELLENT! Loved the way she taught the course! Probably my favorite class throughout my college years.
critical to the success of your anthropology program.
excellent insturctor
28. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 5 (26%) 11 (58%)
29. 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  
4.21 19 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%) 9 (47%)
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Really enjoyed it.
Emerging Humanity is a great opportunity for students to learn the basics of evolutionary development which provide us the knowledge and emergence of cultures and societies.
This course was a great and fun experience. I learned a lot about past and present humans, in an easy and fun environment.
I liked the subjects in the course as well as the various topics covered. This course opened my eyes to another possible major or minor that i may be pursuing in the future.
I loved this class. The information was so interesting and it has broadened my perspective on a lot of things. I would definitely recommend this to a friend to take her class.
I honestly loved this class. Everyone should take this course from Ms. Hoerman.
Somewhat relevent.
This course surprised me as I was foreboding to take it. At first I feared my lack of knowledge on the course subject but in time, I got excited to learn more about it.
I am glad I chose this course over history, and although this is not my field of study I enjoyed learning about this course as an introductory learning experience.
I loved this course! I would take another class by professor hoerman.
You can learn so much information in such a short amount of time that it can be overwhelming. But if you are lucky like me to have a great instructor than you'll do fine in this course.
It's very hard.
This class will never cease to disappoint. Learning has never been this entertaining.
AWESOME!
great course must keep.
excellent
31. Other comments:
I didn't really use the book all that much.
I would recommend professor Hoerman class to anyone and everyone.
No.
Her expertise calmed my fears. Her style of teaching and personality greatly affected my success on my exams and hopefully my overall grade.
No other comments.
She would hand back our assignments/exams right away so we were always able to keep track of our grade. Her class was one that made me look forward to coming back to every day which amazed me because I didn't think anthropology was interesting till now.
Do more class activities.
I wish I could take this class once more, yet I mustn't be stubborn. My wish would only take another student's opportunity and experience.
No further input.
The text book order was not really necessary and really not used, to put it simply it was a waste of money.

Rachel Hoerman: ANTH151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity Crn (Section): 68005 (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  
4.75 21 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%) 1 (5%)
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?
Greatly because she is an excellent teacher and makes a lot of teachers look like students. She makes complicated topics easy enough for students new to the field to understand and comprehend.
The content Ms. Hoerman taught helped enhance my knowledge of archaeology, and guide me towards further topics in anthropology.
I probably wouldn't have taken this class if it wasn't a requirement, but I'm really glad I did. I learned a lot of things that I find very interesting. It was a great class, and I can definitely say that i look at things a lot differently now, in a good way.
This course was extremely informative.
This class taught me how to memorize large amount of information and has helped my study habits to become better.
Mrs hoerman is a very good teacher she's hands on answers any of your questions n stops the slides for u to finish taking notes!!! She's extremely nice n funny too!! If u you get hot for anthropology 151 you r lucky!! I enjoyed her class 100% when the class does good on an exam or an assignment... Puppies and cupcakes all I'm gonna say n it's awesome! Down side her class is cold AF... Make sure to bring a nice hoodie to her class unless u wanna feel like an ice cube! She's a great teacher over all!!
Made me switch majors to ANTHROPOLOGY. LOVED this course!
Not taken for Major.
Since my major is general business administration it basically focus around the development of the business industry such as marketing, accounting and socialization. This course enhanced my understanding of how the evolutionary developed from humans and how it spread. In a way I can use my understanding in Emerging Humanity to make connections of the business development and evolution development.
It completed my Gen Requirements
This course was not taken to fulfill my course requirements for my major because my major is public administration, but I enjoyed taking this course.
i can understand life now
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  
4.67 21 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 16 (76%)
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  
1.86 21 0.57 Freq(%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
She could make the course more fun by adding games to learn the information. It gets boring when we take notes all class. I know this is college, but she said she was going to make the class as fun as possible.
I would love to have done a hands on activity during class or a field trip somewhere.
None. Her methods of teaching helped ensure retention and understanding.
i really wish there were more videos on the things talked about it class, but overall there were a good amount.
None
Maybe a few more homework assignments of short response questions.
I feel how this course is conducted was best for its material
maybe more hands on activities
Nothing really. Maybe visual take home timelines but nothing really
No comments
Activities I would of like to see are rock art around Oahu.
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Maybe add more videos to watch about a certain lesson, but other than that everything was great.
Outside learning experiences would be a great tool to enhance the class.
nothing good course
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.52 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 13 (62%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (90%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 21 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 13 (62%)
10. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 21 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 11 (52%)
11. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 21 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
12. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
13. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I learned so much information about Anthropology.
The most valuable thing I learned would have to be more towards the pacific island section.
Her methods of teaching. The powerpoints, assignments, and explanations helped explain topics in detail while making them interesting.
i found that learning about where humans come from is valuable to me. she was very helpful throughout the coarse. she went over notes at our pace and didn't give us an assignment or exam that we wasn't ready for.
What i found most valuable and helpful about the course was that the material was pretty straight forward. There were plenty photos and very interesting topics that were discussed. I really feel like i learned a lot about the scientific view of the evolution of humans, and I enjoyed it.
I found the most valuable and helpful about this course we time management.
I learned a lot about human history that I never knew before.
The teachers enthusiasm for the work made it enjoyable
You can ask any questions.
That taking notes and paying attention in class really benefits a student in the long run.
Everything
Teacher was able to help when needed help, she was open to class discussions.
It gives on overall view of how life has gone on on our planet, from the beginning to the present. It creates a bridge between then and now and shows how things haven't changed, and how things have.
My instructor helped me understand the importance of the evolutionary development with creatures, human species and agriculture.
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I found our class lectures to be very helpful in this course because personally I like lectures and whenever we had questions, she was there to answer them whether it be in class or through email.
the lectures
14. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
There is too much information to remember.
Least valuable would have to be about monkeys because it was kind of confusing.
nothing
I didn't think anything presented in the course was at least value.
None.
The textbook was barely referred to, no need of the textbook.
Not being able to use computer
Everything was valuable knowledge !
Nothing
The text book, the teacher did a better job teaching the materials.
Every part of this course was important to the overall lesson it attempts to teach the students.
I thought every course material my instructor taught me were valuable.
COURSEWORK QUIZZES EXAMS JK <3 I LOVE THIS CLASS WITH A PASSION!
I did not find anything least valuable and helpful about this course.
nothing all good
15. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
16. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
17. 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 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
18. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
19. 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 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
20. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 4 (19%) 14 (67%)
21. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Don't do lectures all class and every class. That's why students skip her class.
No suggestion for improvement.
Maybe being able to actually work hands on with ancient material culture.
Professor Hoerman is a great anthropology teacher.
None, she's great!
nothing , i personally liked her methods of teaching and it was a joy to come to class.
Grade book on laulima!!!
Handout with imporant dates, hard to write notes fast and keep the date exact/
No suggestions for improvement.
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Just continue the good work Professor Hoerman.
nah good teaching style really college like
24. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Boring and knowledgeable
Awesome, intelligent, bomb.
Knowledgeable and interesting.
intelligent, nice, and humorous
Friendly Funny Straight Forward
Funny and Energetic
Kind, Respectful, and Intellectual.
Passionate informed
fantastic storyteller amazing (puppies and cupcakes)
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Interesting. Creative. Synergy.
Hardworking
-Passionate -Friendly -Energetic
Energetic, Relatable, Passionate
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Professor Hoerman is organized, knowledgeable, and polite.
cool
passionate, intelligent,great instructor
25. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 21 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 16 (76%)
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Nice, helpful and smart person.
Great teacher with a great personality.
that she is a fantastic instructor that brings the subject to life.
she is an amazing teacher
I really enjoyed this class mainly because of Professor Hoerman, she kept the discussion open to everyone and made sure we stayed on topic. I really liked how she was a good combination of fun and strict. It also helps that she shows her passion for what she's teaching and that just makes us as students want to pay attention and listen. The work assigned in class was a great amount and i really liked how she kept the assignments open to what WE took from the class. One of my best teachers so far being in college. And I'm really glad I was in her class. Very easy to talk to about anything you had trouble with, and i really liked how she always responded to emails and made available to us the slides of presentations that we needed. In the beginning of the course i didn't like how we had to write everything out, but now that i look back at my notes, i think the material really sets into our brains when we physically write it, so i thought that was cool.
Professor Hoerman is one of the best professor I've ever had during my first semester of freshman year at a university.
Great!
She is a excellent instructor and I strongly recommend her for anybody that loves anthropology.
She is a very organized and knowledgable teacher. She really is very interested in what she is teaching and it makes me also interested in the topic. She is a very good speaker !
Mrs hoerman is a very good teacher she's hands on answers any of your questions n stops the slides for u to finish taking notes!!! She's extremely nice n funny too!! If u you get hot for anthropology 151 you r lucky!! I enjoyed her class 100% when the class does good on an exam or an assignment... Puppies and cupcakes all I'm gonna say n it's awesome! Down side her class is cold AF... Make sure to bring a nice hoodie to her class unless u wanna feel like an ice cube! She's a great teacher over all!!
I really enjoyed taking classes with her, I looked for her next semester.
A teacher who knows her stuff, and loves it with all her soul. She is part of her subject and is actively attempting to know everything, every moment that it exists. The fact that she will come in and change her slides to give us the most up-to-date information and let us know of any changes in information she has given us, shows that she likes what she does and only wishes to give us the most accurate and informative experience. A type of teacher I wish EVERY class in the world had.
she is a very good teacher, I would love to have her again.
She made this class so much fun and enjoyable with her ecstatic personality. Always having puppies and cupcakes slides. Caring about us like her little puppies. Giving us food, She's a loving person and made this class fun. When I ask my friends how Anthropology is they said it sucks or its boring. But with this instructor she makes it so much fun that it wants me to learn more and I'll miss it so much when this term ends. The hw assignments are fair and she's fair and equal with everyone. Every time when people ask who is Rachel Hoerman and what kind of instructor she is I'll say puppies and cupcakes
She is a great professor. Her way of teaching was easy for me to understand and follow because she is organized and she thoroughly explains the material so that the class can get a better understanding of things and uses examples too.
she was a fun teacher and i enjoyed taking her class.
good teacher
amazing teacher, she always did her best to explain things to us, and gave us time to actually understand them. best teacher i've had so far
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
28. 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  
4.55 21 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 3 (14%) 14 (67%)
29. My overall evaluation of this course is...
If you like listening to lectures and taking notes all class, take this course!
Very interesting.
Wonderful course!
fun and informative.
It was very interesting and really opens the doors to a whole different view of things you hear about from the past. It was fun and at some times "mind-blowing". I really liked this course.
This course is amazingly and very informative.
Lot's of information to know.
The course had a lot of useful material that I never knew about.
I found this course very interesting due to the professor and environment we were in.
Mrs hoerman is a very good teacher she's hands on answers any of your questions n stops the slides for u to finish taking notes!!! She's extremely nice n funny too!! If u you get hot for anthropology 151 you r lucky!! I enjoyed her class 100% when the class does good on an exam or an assignment... Puppies and cupcakes all I'm gonna say n it's awesome! Down side her class is cold AF... Make sure to bring a nice hoodie to her class unless u wanna feel like an ice cube! She's a great teacher over all!!
Love it
An amazing course that gives so much information, but is fun and interesting enough to make it more of an activity than a class. It provides context as well as a story, a story of humanity and life on earth; one we are very involved in.
interesting.
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Great because I learned a lot in this course, a lot that I didn't know before about our human lineage, emergence of complex societies and culture, and how humanity spread across the world.
good course
best anth class at uhwo
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\m/ shoots thanks for a great first semester!!
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aloha!