eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Michelle Koo

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Michelle Koo: SP151, Fall 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Speech
Course: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech Crn (Section): 78996 (006)     78998 (008)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 8 (47%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 6 (32%) 7 (41%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (21%) 7 (41%)
4. 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 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 7 (44%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%)
6. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.53 17 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 1 (5%) 6 (35%) 11 (58%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 9 (56%) 12 (63%)
8. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the general concepts i could apply to the real world.
Doing the actual presentations.
How to write a speech outline.
different fundamentals of basic speech
how to become good public speaker
Everything was valuable and helpful. I am a Communications major and SP151 really put a lot of concepts into perspective for me.
All the concepts of giving speeches and the different principles involved.
i could improve my public speacking and presentation skill.
I think learning about people and their habits is the most relatable topic I learned. Emotions and effective communication skills are very important and beneficial as well.
It gave me the opportunity to speak in front of people. And The most thing I am glad to learn was different types of communication method accordingly to various people. Also, colaborative activity was fun to participate as well as learn before the exam.
I learned to plant both feet firmly on the ground and occasionally move around when talking.
The important of communication and the different ways to give a good presentation and speech.
2 different kinds of presentations and 2-min speech in front of students. By taking this class, I can practice and learn pricipals of communication at the same time.
I learned the proper way to speak in front of a group of people. Before, I would get very nervous when I would have to read aloud a paragraph in English class. Now, I am more confident speaking and that is a skill I will take with me for the rest of my life.
Helped me become more comfortable with speaking. Also learned a lot about using the floor and hand gestures to entice the audience.
speech outline
I like that she keeps things interesting, it helps to retain what we're learning.
The experience speaking in front of a crowd (even if it was rather small, it was a nice baby step).
reading the book.
Posture when giving your presentation and the hbreaking of bad habits
Everything was open for discussion and was discussed until everyone understood it
Our group dynamics, we all supported and helped each other out.
Learning about things that will help me in life.
She was great
speech practice
Raised the bar of public speaking and interpersonal communication. Dissolved fear of speaking in front of groups.
the relaxed speaking environment helped greatly in developing a conversational tone of speaking because there wasn't a great fear of NEEDING to sound formal for bigger presentations. the way impromptu speaking was organized helped a lot in creating a relaxed environment as well as using a more conversational tone because of the extemporaneous speaking.
9. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
All of the other work and papers that seemed mostly irrelevant. There was too much unnecessary work.
The lectures, because there was so much info and we went through it so fast I didn't learn anything in class. I had to go home and memorize the book myself. The assignments didn't really feel cohesive, they felt kind of just thrown in there.
a lot of terms
Too much work in this class and exams are little hard
Nothing
I found everything valuable in this course.
she put too much pressure and lot of homework to do, so it did not seem like 100 level.
lecture was too fast and hard to catch up...
All I learned was to plant both feet firmly on the ground and occasionally move around when talking. The majority of the class, learning about communication with friends, with co-workers, etc., was nice but I thought the purpose of the class was to communicate more effectively as a speaker or even genuinely. And that only comes through practicing speaking and such. All of the talking and reading about theories and such was nice, but I felt there was not enough practice for a "skills" class as Miss Koo called it.
Learning all of the terminology and definitions that I personally felt wasn't very relevant to the class.
group activity was not helpful for me. that's because I just made questions and got the answers from classmates.
Some of the textbook material seemed to be of little help/importance. I would rather focus more on speech performances and writing than the textbook material.
I guess the way she taught us doesn't really reflect on how our test is given.
The outlines due alongside the speeches.
the least helpful aspect of this course was the 75 question tests along with the 15 minute blast through each chapter in a single class session that ineffectively was supposed to be our learning and understanding of what knowledge is to be taken away of this class. along with self evaluations. what is that about. i mean isnt that the instructors job? -isnt it a speech class not a writting intensive course?
nothing. everything was valuable and useful
The textbook
I don't like the book work or the finals. The lectures are helpful and the tests should be lecture based.
Nothing. Everything was helpful. But, the test were hard.
reading the text book does not make you a better speaker. the class should be more focused on giving speeches rather than unimportant material found in the text.
None.
bias when it comes to certain students: the favorites and the ones that "would get on her nerves"
10. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 7 (39%)
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 10 (56%)
12. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 13 (72%)
13. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 14 (78%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
15. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (17%) 2 (11%) 11 (61%)
16. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 5 (29%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Teaching us more useful material and leaving out the unnecessary information.
Go through the lectures at a slower pace, don't read off slides as much. REVIEW slides before class so that no mistakes are made when you're telling the class the info. Make sure assignments are cohesive with the class.
Exams should directly reflect the way she teaches the concepts in class. I think its because the exam questions are taken from the test banks, that it was difficult.
She needs a better classroom or to be more prepared with presenting her lessons. It was so hard to keep up with what she was talking about because she only had a small laptop to see the power points. This made taking notes very difficult.
Space out the speeches. Maybe not make the informative and persuasive speechs within a span of two weeks.
when she was in a hurry or move on some class acticity, sometime she presented her lecture indeed fast like the way she speech .
Everyone is concentraiting her lecture. Therefore, just making sure that everyone is following and understanding the materials.
More speeches. Well one level I understand why the class had exams, I would have learned far more if I had to give a speech rather than choosing A, B, C, or D and writing an essay.
Give more time between the informational speech and persuasive speech. Explain more on how she grades (on speech presentations).
I think her teaching in class was good and interesting. But, I think that we have to more chance to presentaion compare to just learning text books about principals.
I think the course was taught well.
Better explain some of the aspects of the speech, rather than making so much material being forced at us for the tests.
for one not tell student that you are going to kick there ass. or call people duche bags. as an instructor we are supposed to emulate you. the time that you use to go over your information is simply not enough and completely rushed!
she did a great job actually.
STOP CHANGING THE SYLLABUS!
Have the tests be lecture based.
Give a better study guide for the tests.
shes awesome
None.
not much really, keep it up the way its going and things will be great. if anything it would just be the contradicting requirements in the syllabus that need to be fixed; clear examples of the time frame work should be turned in
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
always willing to help and her email reminders.
She's laid back where you can talk to her on a more personal level.
Always answered e-mails promptly, very enthusiastic, shared great personal anecdotes.
She is very enthusiastic and approachable.
She was very informative, upbeat, and constantly getting the class to participate. She made it comfortable for me to give her feedback in class discussions and she was easy to get along with.
Her enthusiasm for the course. This made the class fun and enjoyable.
impvoved my presentation skill
Always very knowledgable. If you needed an answer for something, so always found one for you
She always e-mailed everytime when we got assignment and specifically explained about the detail, which helped me a lot.
She was bubbly and able to talk story while explaining text materials well.
Very clear during her lectures and clear on assignments and due dates.
comments about presentation.
She is very approachable and is able to explain the subject matter well.
She was very easy to talk to.
She was energetic and made the class fun, but with lots of learning as well.
Michelle's teaching style was informative and yet still entertaining. She found ways to make the material hit home for the class and encouraged not only knowledge, but fun in the course. I learned a lot from this class and will be using it throughout life. I appreciated her kind nature, laid back style, and yet get-things-done personality. She was tough, but fair. She was a great teacher and I truly wish there were more like her at UH.
her lectures, and style of teaching was interesting
She is open minded and patient
The atmosphere she encourages and creates.
She has humor and you can say what you want without her being offended. Cool and chill professor.
Her ability to explain
shes nice
Michelle Koo is very relatable to students, and her strong personality helps effectively communicate to everyone. She is strict, but very clear and open for discussion. By far the most favorable instructor I've had.
feedback in the impromptus, self-evaluations, and presentations. it helped me greatly to understand what exactly i was doing wrong so that i could improve by the time the next assignments came up.
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
A lot of the material we learned seemed unnecessary. I didn't like that there was so much irrelevant work especially for an introductory class. Too much busy work to pass time.
Should emphasize more on concepts that would be on the exam
Nothing
I found everything valuable and helpful.
paper homework
Her voice is sometimes loud and a little scared...
Her bubbliness did not match the strictness of her grading.
nothing. everything was helpful for me.
Nothing.
It would be nice if she would be a bit more lenient with some of the grading. Sometimes it seemed to be a bit too harsh.
everything was helpful
She can be very sarcastic which is her personality but not a valuable type of personality of someone who is an instructor.
The bookwork
Nothing
nothing shes a good teach
None.
nothing; i'm able to use every aspect of her teachings and the way she taught so that i can apply it to every day situations as well as speaking in front of others.
20. Other comments:
I would have liked to have an actual professor or someone a little more knowledgeable with public speaking and communicating.
Thank you Michelle, I enjoyed this class a lot and learned a lot. You are such a passionate teacher. So I will recomend my friends to take this class! Have a good winter vacation!
I really enjoyed this class and miss this class. even though i didn't participated more eagerly, I really liked this class. Thank you for teaching me and thank you for everything.
I learned a lot from this class!
It could be a fun course, but some of the grading seemed to be harsh. I would rather have a course focus more on talking than textbook material.
thank you michelle. she did a really good job, and i am thinking of taking more speech now.
The way the course is taught (and the textbook) makes simple concepts harder than they actually are
loved the class!
Class was fun :)
good.
Please teach the higher level Speech courses!
i didn't expect to learn this much from a 151 class. this class went beyond the expectations of what the class had to teach, and i'm glad it did.