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Instructor: Michelle Tupou

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Michelle Tupou: ENG257C, PACS257, Spring 2012

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: ENG 257C - Literature of Oceania Crn (Section): 34793 (0)     34794 (0)    
Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: PACS 257 - Literature of Oceania Crn (Section): 34393 (0)     34394 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 9 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
her knowledge of the material,great atmosphere, and helpful to students.
friendly, nice, and enthusiastic teacher
Mrs. Tupou is a exceptional teacher. She does a marvelous job in all aspects.
i liked how she made us do group projects and "teacher of the day" it really made me understand what i was supposed to learn about.
She had some great activities to keep the class interesting. She also did an exceptional job at keeping her opinions unbiased.
Her assignments and activities are among the best I have seen. Her course is well organized and well developed. It is clear she takes the subject seriously and is concerned with students learning the information.
Made class a very comfortable place to learn and think.
She knows her subject really well. Good professor.
-Fair Grader -Great Personality -Knowledgeable -Encourages students
She teaches us with great ardor.
She's really into her subject
Passion and knowledge of the subject.
Made the class interesting, has extra credit opportunities, chose interesting stories to read.
She very kind, understanding, and she knows what she's teaching. She also tries her best to keep the class engaged and she sets a very good learning environment for the students.
She is good at knowing what she is teaching.
Encouraging students to think with an open mind:)
Her good choice of books to read made the class fun and interesting.
Amazing selection of required course material.
She is very knowledgable about her course materials.
I believe that she demonstrated considerable knowledge in the subject area.
She really knows the subject matter. I also like how she lays out all of the assignments in advance.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
nothing special
The course seems to be fine tuned for maximum efficiency. Nothing in need of improvement comes to mind.
i really dont like the quizzes
The books were great choices, however, I would have liked if the last two books didn't feel so rushed.
In class work to start the writing assignments
I think student's need to interact with each other more. :)
Nothig special.
Nothing much really.
The dates in which the assignments are due are always unsure. This makes students live in fear of if they are walking into class and something is due that they didnt know.
Not as many pop quizes or make them worth less points.
Would've loved if the syllabus and class schedule wasn't revised as many times as it was. I know she was sick, unfortunately, and we also had a few holidays over the semester but I couldn't remember which revised reading/class schedule was the most recent because it seemed to keep changing. I feel I would've done a bit better in this course if the class assignments and agenda fell on the dates they were assigned on the first class syllabus.
none that matter.
A little less time on the one short story because we could have spent more time on that great book.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always asked students if they needed help, always available within office hours and after class, and helped with hard material
she try to listen and understand students.
Absolutely.
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She left her office open and was open to help students anyway she could.
Prompted us in a timely manner about upcoming assignments
She reminds us of what's due next day/week
-A bit less Homework
She gives us comments about our papers and in class too.
Gave ample opportunity for students to ask questions to clarify the material.
She makes sure everyone understands the material. If not, she does her best to help the students.
Extra credit
She gave us extra credit assignments at the end for the people that needed the extra points.
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Keeping us up to date on assignments and giving us plenty of time and warning.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, because it is a fun class and you learn about the pacific culture
yes she is great teacher
Yes, she does a wonderful job keeping everyone on the same page. Michelle also promotes teamwork which helps working through the texts.
yes because she really helps you get into pacific literature
Yes, I would gladly recommend students to Tupou. She really knew and enjoyed all the material we covered in class. Her enthusiasm made me want to get as caught up in the subject as she was.
Yes. Class gave a great understanding about writing of the pacific
Oh yes because she's one of the best pacs professor I've known
Yes because she has a really good personality and she is a fair grader.
Yes. She knows this area vwry well√£??and her stance toward the study.
yes because you can really learn the subject well if interested
Yes. She is a well-rounded instructor and communicates in an effective and straightforward manner.
Yes. I like her teaching style, and she's very easy to understand. She's straight and to the point, and if you don't understand something she takes the time to make sure you get it.
No, she is a good teacher, but the class is boring and you don't learn anything that matters in our modern society.
Yes! She is awesome!!!:)
Yes she's very reliable and knows what she needs to do to help students learn.
Yes. The class changed my non existing literary habits.
Yes, it was a fun class with interesting methods of teaching. Easy writing intensive course also.
Yes, Tupou is a excellent teacher that I would easily recommend to others.
Absolutely, here class is great!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
awesome job. keep up the good work.
Michelle Tupou is a remarkable person, I learned a lot from this course.
n/a
Great teacher. Helpful and definately open to everyone's thoughts and ideas on subjects
Great teacher
None
She hepls students when they are stuck on their study.
nice,upbeat teacher
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18. Other comments:
none
Mahalo!
n/a
I love her class
None
Having an author of one of the books the class had read helped to enrich the learning experience. To be able to have an open conversation with an author known the whole world round was a lifetime experience.