eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Laura Gershuni

Available Survey Results

TIM303, Summer I 2013
TIM316, Spring 2013
TIM321, Spring 2013
TIM321, Fall 2012
TIM303, Summer I 2012
TIM303, Spring 2012
TIM316, Spring 2012
TIM321, Spring 2012
TIM321, Fall 2011
TIM303, Spring 2011
TIM321, Spring 2011
TIM325, Spring 2011

Laura Gershuni: TIM303, Summer I 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 303 - Mgmt of Service Enterprises Crn (Section): 91542 (601)    
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  
3.29 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 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  
2.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 15 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 15 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (87%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
16. Other comments:
I enjoyed this online class very much. I learned a lot and liked how lectures were recorded because it helped me study for the exams. I would definitely take another class that professor Gershuni teaches.
Laura is an absolutely fantastic professor and I feel blessed to have her in the TIM school. She is clear and let's students know exactly what they need to do in order to succeed in class. Thank you for a great summer session Laura!
This class was the most organized online class I have ever taken, and I would take more online classes like this with this teacher if i could. Even during summer with a faster pace, everything was clear and consistent!
I really like her way of teaching,she sent us email after every discussion we done on Laulima. Her instruction were clear and into point.
good amount for summer. I like this class
She really know her materials and organize with all the works
Really enjoyed the class structure!
Have a Great Summer!
The Professor took a personal interest in each of our assignments and class discussions by commenting directly to us as students and not using a simple one size fits all response to the entire class. She appeared enthusiastic about the subject matter and I wish that I had the time to have taken this as a lecture class for there were many interesting topics that were discussed throughout the class. I would recommend this class and her teaching style to other students int he TIM program at UH.

Laura Gershuni: TIM316, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 316 - Events Planning and Marketing Crn (Section): 85459 (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  
3.94 17 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.06 17 0.24 Freq(%) 16 (94%) 1 (6%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
16. Other comments:
This class opened my mind to the idea of become an event planner. Because of this class, I am now working for a wedding coordinating company. Professor Gershuni is always so nice and made class enjoyable every week.
I love having Laura as a teacher. This is my third class I have taken with her and I'm sad that this will be my last.
Professor Gershuni is a very nice teacher who always lead us to the right direction when planning the event. This is a very valuable experience, it helps the student understand how to run a event.
Amazing as always! :-)
Really great instructor and has been consistent with teaching style from TIM 303 and also this course. Looking forward to taking this instructor for TIM321 if spots open up!
Fun class! I learned a lot!
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Great experience!
Professor Gershuni was an excellent instructor for this course. Her background in events management helped her to convey passion for the subject matter, and she was able to offer real world examples. Na Kukui is a perfect way to have a hands on learning experience that is unique to other TIM classes. She let us own the experience and take the lead and afterwards was willing to listen to our suggestions for future classes and events. Her exams are a bit tough, which can be misleading since her lecture notes seem to be pretty general, but the questions are very specific. She is a great instructor and a valued member of the TIM team. I am glad to have learned so much from her during my time at UH.

Laura Gershuni: TIM321, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 321 - Sociocultural Issues in Toursm Crn (Section): 86413 (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  
3.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%) 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  
1.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
16. Other comments:
The best class I had at uh professor was so great!!
Fair teacher to all her students and she is always available if needed for help. If things are unclear to the students, she wouldn't hesitate to explain to the student about the topic.
This class made me think more than just the surface of tourism. I didnt realize there were many socio-cultural issues that surrounded tourism. This is a great class also because there is no judgement about what is right and what is wrong, it just opens your mind to other possibilities that are in the industry.
Professor knew the course material very well. Enjoyed the class discussions it helped us better understand the content and hear others opinion on the subject matter.
I have never had a Instructor be more prepared and organized to where I am not lost and I can refer back to the work that I have done. Thank You.
I am a huge fan of this class, and I was always excited to go to your TIM321 class, because the topics covered are very interesting, and makes me think a lot every time. I really liked that students participated actively in group discussions, and I think it is because of your encouraging attitude toward students. I liked that the class included all important components of learning: writing, debate, discussions and presentations. I cannot think of much things to improve, but probably mixing up students for group discussions more often would be better, so we get to interact with different students and learn from each other. I also think that your expectation for this class was much higher than TIM303, and that we were challenged, in a good way. Thank you so much for your great instruction, and keep up your great work!
I learned so much in this class, and has even had led me to become more engaged with these types of topics. I had noticed my critical thinking skills had vastly improved towards the end of the semester. In addition, I feel more confident in public speaking due to her oral assignments. I loved this class.

Laura Gershuni: TIM321, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 321 - Sociocultural Issues in Toursm Crn (Section): 76623 (001)     79716 (002)    
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  
3.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 11 (73%) 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  
1.57 15 0.51 Freq(%) 6 (40%) 8 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 12 (80%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 12 (80%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 14 (82%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 13 (76%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 12 (71%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
16. Other comments:
One of the most interesting TIM class I've taken. Instructor has great knowledge of the subject and was very helpful. Great job!
Prof. Gershuni is a great teacher. She is passionate in what she teaches. I really enjoyed her class and would recommend her to other students. I really enjoyed our class discussions as well.
I really enjoyed sitting into Professor Gershuni class because she had so many information that she had taught to me that I did not know. She was very helpful when I had questions about a paper or project. She made class very enjoyable.
Readings are a bit long but very informational class. I love taking classes with Professor Gershuni because she provides rubrics to follow in order to succeed!
I love the way she teaches. She is always well prepared and enthusiastic about her subjects. I plan to take any other classes she offers
Wonderful teacher
Great and excellent professor. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Good class
other than the assignments for this class overlapping with all my other classes being due at the same time no complaints. i like the discussions and the spacing out of the presentations and papers.
Really passionate about her lessons. Great teacher! Very organized!
She is a very good professor with high expectations for her students. She is willing to put in the work and effort to produce good students and successful people. She brings a lot to the table and is passionate about what she does. She is truly excellent and inspires a high level of thinking.
I enjoyed and like this class.
Very interesting course and I enjoyed it a lot!
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS CALSS! One of the best classes I've ever taken in college. I learned a lot about the travel/tourism/hospitality industry that I never was aware of. Being in this class also made me aware of the things of ethical issues that occur in our own state, not just world wide. I enjoyed having Laura as my instructor.
I am really grateful Prof. Gershuni for her sharing her insights and knowledge and understanding of SocialCultural issues and concerns with the Travel and Tourism industry that really are necessary to understand so that her students will be able to adopt appropriate and responsible thinking and behaviors toward the prepetuation of host cultural authenteticity, respect, and integrity. Mahalo Prof. Gershuni !!! Gary
Helped me become better with critical thinking skills and writing skills
very good

Laura Gershuni: TIM303, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 303 - Mgmt of Service Enterprises Crn (Section): 92061 (601)    
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  
3.0 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%) 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  
2.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
6. Other comments:
kind, and helpful. it is easy to take a step about the course
Her recording video was easy to understand that helped my study for exams.
Professor Gershuni is always open to comments and questions. Being that it is summer school, she replies back usually the same day. She answers all of my questions and is very helpful.
Professor Gershuni response me right away when I asked her questions via email. She always open her door for students who have question.

Laura Gershuni: TIM303, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 303 - Mgmt of Service Enterprises Crn (Section): 84842 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 58 0.7 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 18 (31%) 38 (66%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 58 0.75 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 20 (34%) 34 (59%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 58 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 16 (28%) 39 (67%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 58 0.96 Freq(%) 2 (3%) 1 (2%) 5 (9%) 20 (34%) 30 (52%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 58 0.72 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 14 (24%) 41 (71%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 58 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 2 (3%) 25 (43%) 29 (50%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 59 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 20 (34%) 36 (61%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 59 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 4 (7%) 19 (32%) 35 (59%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 59 0.7 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 18 (31%) 39 (66%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 59 0.66 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (29%) 41 (69%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 59 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 10 (17%) 21 (36%) 26 (44%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 58 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 4 (7%) 21 (36%) 31 (53%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.51 59 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 21 (36%) 35 (59%)
14. Other comments:
She is very professional and excellent professor. One of the best teacher I've had throughout my college experience.
have enjoyed having her as a teacher
Probably one of the most influential teachers of the TIM school. Great professionalism, a true hotelier!
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powerpoint is very easy to understand and she explains very thoroughly
She was awesome professor! She is very organized and easy to understand. I loved the survey that she gave us in the middle of the semester about what we think about this class. and she immediately change what we didn't like.
The instructor is very helpful and willing to take as much time to help students understand the concepts/ materials. Its a very useful class to take as well
Class was very detailed and there was always discussions that helped me understand the subject matter.
Ms. Gershuni is a great instructor and very helpful with any questions you may have.
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The class was the most organized I've ever had. Everything was clear and concise. Although a somewhat hard subject to study, understanding was made clearly through the lectures.
Awesome class.
She is a nice teacher and she has taught us many knowledge.
The textbook, though expensive was a relatively easy read.
Just perfect teacher. I think that word is the only I can describe her.
Great teacher, knows her material, and does a good job of applying concepts to real life scenarios that helped me to better understand the material. Even though this is a lecture class she did a good job of encouraging class discussion, which helped the class seem more interesting.
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Ms Laura is a nice teacher.
She is a nice and helpful professor that I learned lots more about service management and I think those knowledge will affect me in the future.
A cheerful and open-minded instructor! I had the opportunity to discuss various topics of interest with her, all of which she answered completely and professionally.
I enjoyed having her class, and was pleasantly surprised to see her do a midterm evaluation on herself by the students. She is only the second professor I know who does that in the UH system. I was thrilled that she does respect the students with no bias. I enjoyed this class the most out of all the TIM classes this semester! Thank you Dr. Gershuni.
I am really very grateful to Professor Gershuni for ALL of her time and efforts that she offered me as well as the rest of her students with regards to the extension to the course information. Professor demonstrated an interest and skill at instruction that I am grateful to have experienced in my academic journey.
She is an understanding and amiable teacher; she is also approachable. She enjoys teaching the class materials and always have a smile on her face, which I really enjoy seeing. She knows her stuff really well, and explains everything clearly. I really enjoy this class; I wish there were more extra credits though!
Professor Gershuni is a great instructor because of her enthusiasm for the course and her ways of making such a large class become more interactive by encouraging group discussions/activities. I really enjoyed her class this semester.
Not only a great teacher but also a very understanding individual. Helped me in times of need. Loved her class
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Laura Gershuni: TIM316, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 316 - Events Planning and Marketing Crn (Section): 86027 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
14. Other comments:
I really enjoyed taking this class. It turned out to be more than what I had anticipated at the beginning. Prof. Gershuni made this class fun, exciting with all the hard work we had to put into for the event. I learned a lot of life skills and gained real world experience from this class.
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Great, kind, and educated professor.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I honestly feel that I am ready and prepared to start my career as a special event coordinator.
Great class! I really learned about about how to put together a successful event. The material that I learned in this class I well be able to put into sure when I get my future job. Everything that was taught in this class was used to put on our successful NĂ„? Kukui Netlinks event. It took a lot of time and hard work to put on that single event but it was all worth it to get such great feedback from people who attended.
It's so amazing that Ms. Gershuni manages to teach many classes while being months pregnant, and is still being able to maintain her professionalism. Besides, I admire how she always demonstrates an effort in considering students' inputs to improve the overall quality of the course.
I love this class that it provides chance to actual practice and organize and event.

Laura Gershuni: TIM321, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 321 - Sociocultural Issues in Toursm Crn (Section): 87243 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
14. Other comments:
Great class. By far one of the best classes I've taken so far in college. I was so intrigued by all of the material presented in this class, and the instructor proved to know a lot about the material she was presenting. Encouraged a lot of class discussion which made this class a very exciting experience.
I love the round table discuss which gives the us chance to throw out ideas fairly. And usually people can concentrate a lot.
Fantastic Teacher! Best teacher i have ever had!
Prof. Gershuni was very supportive and encouraging of all her students, which is appropriate for this class and the subject matter. She was very helpful in critiquing our writing so we could improve. After taking this class, I believe that all students should be required to do so before graduating.
I really like this class, the professor always shows her passion of the topic that she is going to explain, and most importantly this course give me a whole new definition of traveling. No matter when you need help, the professor is always there for you, and willing to help you.
Mrs. Gershuni's style is easy. she present course materialClass interactions were successful experiences that I learned personal insight from my peers and liked about my class.
She is a very understanding, warm hearted teacher. I love her!
Laura is one of the best teachers I ever had. She emphasizes the fact that this is not a "truth based" class and encourages us to share our opinions. She's open to hearing our opinions without judgment. This class was challenging, but not impossible. I needed to work hard, but I knew that my hard work would be rewarded. This class improved my critical thinking skills, writing skills, and oral communication skills - exactly what I had hoped to accomplish coming into this class. What I did not expect, was my change in perspective on the tourism industry. This class truly opened my eyes to some of the sociocultural impacts that the tourism industry has! Before this class, I was very focused on efficiency and "the bottom line," but after this class, I am much more aware of the bigger picture. It's so easy to disregard the impact that your business may have on the community/environment/culture, but this is an impact that must be examined as closely as the bottom line is. One of my favorite classes!

Laura Gershuni: TIM321, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 321 - Sociocultural Issues in Toursm Crn (Section): 77429 (001)     78857 (002)    
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  
3.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 7 (54%) 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  
1.31 13 0.48 Freq(%) 9 (69%) 7 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 13 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 13 (100%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (73%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (8%) 9 (60%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
16. Other comments:
Professor was always helpful and class slides were very knowledgeable.
I really liked this class. The fact that it was a course to encourage critical thinking, analysis and communication helped us to stay engaged. People weren't as stressed about tests which allowed more time to write thoughtful papers. I really liked the debate component although it would be helpful to get the audience more involved, like requiring them to ask a open ended question to the group.
Thank you!!!
Whenever a topic for a project was uncertain, she was there to lead you to the ride direction.
I feel that the TIM School should make this class a requirement. This class makes us aware of things we may or may not know, as well as push us to try viewing something from the other side of the fence.
Great class I really learned a lot from this course which got me to think about the material more in depth outside of class. Excellent teacher that was very knowledgable about the course and it's material.
By far the best TIM class that I've taken! I learned a lot. It blended my two interests (Travel Industry and politics) into a cool, relevant class.
Even though this course was rather difficult and expected a lot from their students, Laura Gershuni engaged and encouraged students to expand their knowledge. She empowers students with knowledge and stimulates thought and conversation; she makes student feel as if their opinions matter. This course has challenged my thought process and how I will apply my education to my future career. I will always take courses that are taught by Laura Gershuni. She is a very bright professor.
Great teacher and very helpful and gets you motivated to learn.
This class is challenging for me, because there were many opportunities to discuss with classmates, writing paper, and presentations. But, at the same time, the topic of this class, "socio-cultural issues," are really interesting for me.
I have learned a lot in this class. It help me to think what other issues can affect by tourism industry.
She is a wonderful teacher. Very intelligent, and showed a lot knowledge in the course. She was also very organized and you always know what she expects out of you. Overall great teacher!
This class was extremely stessful for me because it just had too much work to do. Either paper and presentation goes over and over as soon as one thing is done. Maybe this class should focus either on writing intensive or oral communication because the materials we cover in class can possibly be interesting and fun but i didn't really have time to enjoy it since we constanstanly had something that needs to be done and these things just killed me. Definately the hardesr TIM class ever for me and i seriously considered dropping the course on the halfway and just take another WI class from non-TIM class next semester but i ended up not doing it..
It was a great time for me to think about sociocultural issues in tourism industry. besides, this course made me to think about my general attitudes. I have learned that the world is much bigger than I thought and I know just a few things.
i really like how laura gershuni teach the class and she explains it really well.
I appreciate having a TIM class that focuses on the ethical issues involved in our industry. Laura Gershuni is one of my favorite professors here at UH. She is knowledgable, understanding, and always prepared for the class. Honestly, Laura's teaching style & allowance for class discussions is what made this course so enjoyable. TIM 321 has opened my eyes to many ethical circumstances in the world that I was never aware of. There should be more courses like this offered in the TIM course curriculum.

Laura Gershuni: TIM303, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 303 - Mgmt of Service Enterprises Crn (Section): 85236 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 32 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 29 (91%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 32 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 29 (91%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 32 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 28 (88%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 32 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (31%) 21 (66%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (25%) 24 (75%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 32 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (16%) 26 (81%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 32 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 26 (81%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 31 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 28 (90%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 31 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 28 (90%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 32 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (25%) 22 (69%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 5 (17%) 22 (73%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 32 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (22%) 25 (78%)
14. Other comments:
very good teacher that is willing to help with complete patience
She help us to think of hows the real workplace would be. She also gave us a lot examples to help us to understand the terms.
She's a great teacher. Very enthusiastic about the industry and what we can do to be great managers. She was also very knowledgeable and always had personal examples.
really nice teaching style a lot of example and group work. also she take survey in mid of semester i really can tell she is good teacher. love this class.
Very Organize Lectures! Very friendly and Helpful professor! More visual aids (movies,documentary,and etc) will be helpful for the course!
Professor Gershuni is a very nice and interesting teacher! She taught us a lot of things what we should learned from the Hotel Industry in a interesting way so we don't feel bored while learning. I love the way that she always gave us an opportunity to brainstorm and group discussing... We are not just seating in class and listening the lecture... but we got chances to discuss what we think!!! Thank you very very much Professor Gershuni!!!! ^^
awesome teacher gave plenty of help and information and everything was crystal clear. A++
Thank you for being a great professor this semester!
Laura is a great professor. Her explanations can get a little long and too detailed, but it really stays in our heads. I want to take more classes from her!
Good class. Helpful, nice, and educated teacher!
I consider Ms. Gershuni the most professional instructor in TIM school, because she always dresses, talks, acts, and teaches professionally. She differentiates herself from other instructors by making her lectures noticeably formal(yet warm and welcoming), organized, and easy to follow! Sincere smile is the key, an instructor that always hangs a smile on the face (like Ms.Gershuni) is 100 times better than a Harvard-graduated PhD instructor that does not smile to students~
Very knowledgeable and highly effective teacher!!!
I liked this course to learn management, and professor taught me nicely and easy to understand.
Laura Is a very enthusiatic person who makes the material easy to learn. However, the subject itself seems to overlap on several other TIM courses, making it somewhat repetitive.
It was a really exciting class and I enjoyed the guest speakers that came and shared their knowledge of the industry.
Professor Gershuni is very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching. Concepts are well-explained. Powerpoint slides and study guides are very useful. I love her teaching style and she has good articulation in speaking. I enjoyed this class a lot. Thanks!

Laura Gershuni: TIM321, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 321 - Sociocultural Issues in Toursm Crn (Section): 88557 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
14. Other comments:
i really enjoyed the ethical issues we dealt with in class, so glad i took this class!
Laura was an incredibly engaging lecturer. She has a great ability to present subject matter in an interactive and thought provoking manner. Laura maintains a unbiased, accepting, encouraging perspective surrounding concepts presented. This provided an open, intellectual environment, which allowed students to feel comfortable to express a diversity of thought processes during discussions. Laura was always upbeat and positive. Her optimistic and encouraging teaching style truly dissipated throughout the class; it was contagious. Laura was truly inspiring lecturer, and would find a manner in which to build upon students' assertions, never exuding an air of superiority, though, maintained high degrees of professionalism throughout the semester. Laura provided informative, interesting coursework materials, and continuously challenged students to view concepts from multiple perspectives; this ultimately solidified concepts, and in addition, allowed students to diversify their perspectives. Overall, it was highly evident that students' not only grasped concepts presented, but were also able to apply them in tourism contexts, and yield interesting insights during analysis. I highly enjoyed the class structure; it maintained a balance of lecturing, discussion, and individual presentations to solidify concepts presented in the course. I, among peers benefited from this diversity, as thought processes and perspectives were diversified, and writing skills and presentation skills improved. The coursework assigned was challenging, yet highly engaging. Laura provided an optimistic, open, and positive learning environment that truly allowed students to express thought processes, and as a result, the entire class benefited. The class discussions were highly beneficial, as different perspectives on concepts provided a diversity of different positions to take into consideration during individual analysis for assignments. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to take Laura's class. She provided an engaging, open, and positive forum for academic exploration.
Great content. Strict grader.
Laura was very generous with her time. She really cared to see her students progress. Her class lectures involve a lot of class discussions which was neat, I have never been apart of that before. Good teacher.
This was a very interesting class to take! It definitely challenged me to think outside of the box on ethical issues. Ms. Gershuni was dedicated to making us better writers and speakers.
Thank you Laura for all that you do! I look forward in attending more of your other classes within the TIM school! Continue to do with what you do with your courses!
The class was based on 100 points. I felt this gave students a small bracket for excelling. Professor Gershuni was excelled in fulfilling the course objectives and requirements. The variety of teaching methods, homework, projects, and material was quite stimulating.

Laura Gershuni: TIM325, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Travel Industry Management
Course: TIM 325 - Tourism Dev Hawaii & Asia-Pac Crn (Section): 87292 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
14. Other comments:
Awesome semester! she is very understanding and is a great teacher! You will be missed Mrs. Gershuni!
She is always helpful and her assignment makes student learn a lot although its difficult. We can tell she loves the subject so much.
This is the second time I have taken a course with Laura and I chose to take this course because I had such a wonderful experience in her previous course. Our coursework was hard at times and really challenged me to think critically but I appreciated that we were given an opportunity to do some of the work we did. It really will help me for the future with my career. Laura is a wonderful teacher, and is extremely patient with her students and is willing to go above and beyond to make sure that we are completely understanding the course material. She also helped me improve my writing style by doing writing workshops. This was extremely beneficial to me and I am forever grateful for her help and classes I took. Had a very positive experience in all her classes.
She is one of the best instructor I have met in my UH life. She encouraged me to be done every assignment and that was very helped me a lot. She was always welcome to ask question even thought not office hours. Her class was very organized and gave us chance to think in depth. She is very nice instructor.
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I felt that I learned a lot of new skills in the course, especially related to researching skills and deeper thought processes. I enjoyed writing the short papers on a neighboring island because I could learn more about Hawaii and it was informational to hear what other students wrote about. Overall, I feel this class has supplied me with knowledge and skills I can use in my future career.
She always asks me if i have any help, and always nice to all the students.
Great Teacher, passionate about her job and cares for students. The in-class activities are always very very helpful and interesting. I would strongly recommend my friends taking her as an instructor.
She is a great professor who is committed to her students. I really enjoyed her class and felt that I learned a lot
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