eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Sreang Heak

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Sreang Heak: POLS390, Summer II 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 390 - Political Inquiry & Analysis Crn (Section): 90348 (701)    
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  
3.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
6. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
9. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%)
10. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The tests after each chapter is most valuable because it helps to me to summarize what I learned in that chapter and to fully understand what was taught to me. The exercises done in class and at home are also very useful because it helps me to understand what is taught in the class.
1-Sreang used Pre-tests and Post-tests to measure our knowledge and understanding of each chapter 2-He went "by-the-book"
I have never taken a course in statistical analysis and was concerned because my math isn't the best either. Searng worked with us to develop everyday scenarios which helped make comprehension much easier.
How to properly analyze data
everything was awesome.
The most valuable part of the course was that it taught me to be able to conduct and analyze a research experiment. This skill is useful because it can be used in many aspects of life. On a small scale or up to a undergraduate level or graduate level.
12. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The pre-test before each chapter I think is the least valuable because most of the time I don't understand all of the questions since I wouldn't have finished reading that chapter.
Having to write a summary of what was learned after each session
NONE. The use of powerpoint, chalkboard discussion, practical excercises, reading, and pre/post tests helped learn everything we needed in 6 weeks.
Writing a research paper, at this level in school this knowledge is redundant.
N/A
13. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
14. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
16. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
17. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
18. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
19. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%)
20. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He can do more exercises in class to help the class understand more of what he is teaching and how to do the formulas. Having more examples are good too because it helps to clarify what is being taught.
1-Perhaps Sreang could have prepared ahead of class time more visual demonstrations that work well with the concepts we were learning 2-I valued the light amount of work; it was very refreshing for me since I have a very busy life outside of school, however, assigning a little more homework to drive in the concepts would be beneficial
Cant think of anything.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
24. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
25. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
26. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
27. My overall evaluation of this course is...
My overall evaluation of this course is that it is a enjoyable course but you also learn a lot about how to do research projects from identifying the problem to testing your hypothesis. I really learned how to analyze and interpret the result after collecting the data and testing the hypothesis. Before the course I didn't know how to do statistical research like this but now I am very confident that I can do this in the real world. When I become a lawyer, like a corporate lawyer, I will know what to do when I do research and I know this skill will come in handy for me. Professor Heak is a really good teacher because he not only teaches us but he makes every class fun and enjoyable at the same time. He always makes sure that we can keep up with him because he knows he goes through things really quickly. He tries his best to think of ways to help us understand the material being taught. He is very knowledgable and I am glad I had the chance to learn about statistical interpretation and analysis from him.
The course is one of those courses that can be applied to any field -- The material learned in the course is highly valuable!
Excellent. If this wasn't a required class i would recommend this class and this instructor to others.
28. Other comments:
Sreang is very considerate and understanding. Personal dilemmas came up for each one of us over the course of the class, and he was willing to work with everyone. His compassion will not be forgotten.
he was great!!! -Josh