eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Brenton Beamer

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HWST207, Spring 2013
HWST699, Spring 2013
HWST700, Spring 2013
HWST440, Fall 2012
HWST650, Fall 2012
HWST107, Spring 2010
HWST440, Spring 2010
HWST440, Fall 2009

Brenton Beamer: HWST207, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 207 - Hawn Perspectives in Ahupua'a Crn (Section): 84406 (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  
3.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.56 17 0.51 Freq(%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%) 16 (94%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 17 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 17 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
try to spread out the work load more evenly.
teach students how to find research
For the research paper, maybe have a written out rubric for what you want in those research papers.
Maybe lessen the reading materials in the beginning of the semester. When going over the power points maybe he could go a little slower so students have time to copy all the notes.
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I liked Kumu's teaching style. He has a lot of information, but understands that learning how to do some research on your own makes you a more efficient and valuable researcher. You can tell his passion for the subject matter.
I really appreciated this class...my only suggestion would be that maybe you can assign readings to individuals so that they may facilitate some part of the class. I know you appreciate group discussion and maybe we just had a timid class. Iʻve had other classes that did assigned facilitating and it worked well to encourage student participation.
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16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Kumu Kamana is really a fantatic teacher. He relates great with students. Every time I came into class he was ready to teach us, and he made me feel comfortable sharing my thoughts and opinions. He didnʻt show any type of judgment or discrimination towards anyone. He was accepting of each students thoughts and additions to conversations. The class was long, 2 and a half hours, but it never felt like it. The fact that we all got to discuss readings as a class invited us all to get to know each other and led up to the lecture, which was also very interesting. His teaching style was great.
he was an awesome teacher in making his students understand the concepts of an ahupuaa.
Hes awesome and I cant wait to take another class with him. Hes very passionate and caring.
Professor Beamer is an awesome teacher and the university is lucky to have him as part of their staff.
He is a good teacher and very knowledgable of the material. He doesn't judge his students and he listens to the students when they have something to say. He learns from us and we learn from him
He is an awesome teacher with a vast knowledge of the subject area. He is very encouraging. I definitely look up to him as a mentor
good guy,very involved in the subject.kind of hands off and let the students lead discussions
In a nutshell, I would take another of his classes in a heartbeat. That pretty much says it all. I have recommended his class to other haumana, but caution them that although a lot of work is required that the knowledge and skills gained are well worth it.
awesome, thank you.
Kumu Kamana is very enthusiastic about teaching the course and has deep knowledge about the subjedt. Also, he always tries to make the class fun. He is a great teacher!
I believe Kumu Beamer is extremely knowlegdeable about the course material and he wants to push us so that we do and try our best. However, I believe he could have done it in a way that was a little less rigid.
Great teacher.
17. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the 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%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
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%)
20. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
21. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
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%)
22. Other comments:
I would highly recommend this course to other students to take. The skill he teaches us for research and writing, were great. He encouraged us to think on our own and really dig in to what was our own interest. He treated us like college students.
mahalo kumu for a great semester.
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Great class, with good discussions.
I learned a lot in this class. I have done research before but he took it to a whole 'nother level. This is not just a "paper chase" research class, but also researching the roots and heart of a place. Learning that the things that make up a place are not just the tangible things that most think of today. Mahalo for the opportunity
Thank you for your sharing your knowledge with us. I enjoyed your class and look forward to more from you.
Easy to learn from. He is very familiar with his content. Very helpful to his students!
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Brenton Beamer: HWST699, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 699 - Directed Reading and Research Crn (Section): 89569 (009)    
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None. Fantastic teacher & mentor.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A great & inspiring person. So thankful that he decided to join the Hawaiian Studies department...he really adds so much to the whole program. He really cares about what he teaches and the success of his students.
17. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
20. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
21. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
22. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Brenton Beamer: HWST700, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 700 - Thesis Research Crn (Section): 89571 (004)    
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Encourage more meetings with student facetime is just as good as person to person. Develop a formula for meetings with student. Include your formula in the student timeline when they create the time line. Such as if the Deadline for Thesis is 6 months out then longer periods between meetings and more frequent as the deadline gets closer. This is somewhat what is in the timeline example that you offer your students just something more controlled---a specific amount of times to meet each week depending on the deadline. Before student begins writing a timeline expectation guide perhaps. 6 months away proposal should be given to committee and approved. 3 months a first draft ect...so that students will know exactly when what process is timely and not affecting the Mentor negatively due to too close deadlines and not enough time...ect.. I was perfectly fine with the timeline for dissertation that was offered as an example---just trying to think of ways that may improve..not sure if they really are...but I know feedback is important too.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I strongly feel Dr. Beamer was a perfect fit for my chairperson. He was the mentor I needed to be able to move forward in my thesis writing. He was not overly critical but offered firm, considerate and excellent advise when he needed to. He was also very direct when he needed to be and had a relationship with the student (myself) that was perfect for Hawaiian Studies mentors. The Hawaiian Studies program with all its problems echoes a mainly positive and caring outlook with a strong desire to see their students move forward to completion. The problems in the past were that there were too many students and not enough mentors for them. Dr. Beamer is very good at keeping in communication with his student and trying to be kind and firm yet at the same time real about deadlines and what can and cannot be accepted. Dr. Beamer has a strong desire and kuleana to see that his students succeed and move to the highest level that he can help them to attain. He is always positive even in the face of extreme stress---sometimes due to the students lack of initiative or what appears to be that. However he is very good at not assuming or being judgemental when students appear to lack the tools they need to complete deadlines in a reasonable amount of time. He was never cruel or ridiculing but always remained professional and encouraging when students doubt their abilities to complete what appears to be a task that they may have attempted to complete in the past with many other people and never were able to because of the fit between mentor and student was not a perfect fit. He always remained positive and upbeat even when the situation looked dire and bleak. I assume because of his past experiences he is a very good mentor and knows how to help student find their own true voice in order to convey their contribution to a larger audience in academia.
17. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
20. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
21. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
22. Other comments:
Dr. Beamer works well under stress. He has had multiple graduate students that he is helping at the same time and he manages well the time needed for each student. I am grateful he is willing to help and always offers feedback in a timely fashion. I do know that he may have to change the way he chooses to mentor students because of his need to complete his own work so that more people in our lÄ?hui may benefit from his manaÊ»o. However, I am also grateful that he was next to me at every turn in the road on my journey toward completing my Masters Thesis. It was something I found so difficult to achieve. In my past experiences there were many influences that made me question if I was intelligent enough to craft something of value and worth. Dr. Beamer was the perfect fit for me because he helped me with reassurance and belief that I was truly able to move forward. I guess we spent enough time in classes together that he knew my potential and remained very firm that I could actually finish. The main thing is that he instilled in me that what I had to contribute was very solid and a worthy contribution to our lÄ?hui. I know now that my work is truly something that is worthy of a Masters degree. Mahalo to Dr. Kamana Beamer! He also helped me to change my mind about moving on for a PH.d. It may happen now---where before I would not even consider it.

Brenton Beamer: HWST440, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 440 - Mahele Land Awards Crn (Section): 79450 (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  
4.4 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
7. I developed the ability to carry out original research in this area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
14. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The fact that we got to get familiar with research skills for land research was most valuable. I will remember that forever.
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Learning about and how to use new research methodologies and resources. Seeing original source materials, rather than relying on second-hand knowledge. The professor's grasp and passion for the material allowed him to convey complex ideas in a comprehensible package.
The understanding about the allodial and kuleana status of the lands in Hawaii. Personally, the research about my families land is very rewarding - the icing on the cake.
17. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
18. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
19. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
20. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
21. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
22. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
24. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
25. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
27. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Take into consideration the cost of the research done outside of class - it is one of the expectations you ask of your students, but not a lot of students have the money to complete the research because of money purposes.
more hands on with each student in their research
none
29. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
What a great instructor. He is very intellectual about this subject!
great
Great kumu! I greatly value teachers who show genuine and equal interest in their subject and their students, and Professor Beamer did that. He expects from his students the same level of dedication as he puts into the course, and he enforces this expectation with positive encouragement and constructive criticism. He is constantly looking for ways to improve. Professor Beamer is a strong educator and a valuable addition to the university faculty.
Smart man who knows his stuff, and truly cares about his students success.
30. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
31. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
32. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
33. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
34. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
35. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
36. Other comments:
Thank you for this semester. I learned a lot!
It should be used as a writing intensive requirement because there is extensive writing involved.

Brenton Beamer: HWST650, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 650 - Hawn Geography & Resource Mgmt Crn (Section): 79705 (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  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.18 11 0.4 Freq(%) 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
6. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
7. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
8. I developed the ability to carry out original research in this area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
9. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
14. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
15. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
16. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Personally, this course gave me research skills and a broader knowledge of the history of land and the mahele in Hawaii. A better understanding of these topics are vital for the particular professional path that I am hoping for. On a deeper personal level, the knowledge I gained from this course has given me a stronger connection to our 'aina and a better awareness of how we can find creative ways to restore it to better conditions for the benefits of our communities.
How to be mindful of my surroundings and the importance it plays in my life and Hawaiian identity.
I had the opportunity to relate concepts that I have been studying and looking at for a few years and deconstruct these concepts and ideas with other students that were on the same path that I am on. That was one layer of this class. The application of going out into the community and listening to others that have already begun giving back to the environment and people was awesome! Its magic when you can actually ask the person that knows first hand the answer to your question in real time and to see the places that these new ideas are taking place. I would have liked to spend more time in the hana---working the land and a bit more on Crown and Government lands--perhaps the inventory that was completed when the Kingdom was allegedly annexed. I would love to get my hands on that!
a stronger sense of identity and role as a native Hawaiian pursuing professional roles in the attempts to be less dependent on foreign goods.
Mahele info and ceded lands info
This course gave us a chance to first hand interview and talk story with land managers of all sorts (for profit, non profit, Kamehameha Schools) and gain knowledge to the good, the bad and the ugly. It gave us a chance to ask questions that we might never have a chance to ask, from logistically managing lands, or the ethics of managing land, along with the more spiritual or personal reasons why the land managers do what they do.
Since my thesis deals with a particular piece of Ê»Ä?ina, this course helped me to think of different options that are available to explore proper and future use of the land.
-I am more aware of what it takes to accomplish MÄ?lama Ê»Ä?ina goals in the community now. -I made some good contacts and friends who also have similar goals.
The connections that I have made with my classmates and site visits will benefit my professional career. My classmates have brought fresh and cultured ideas to class everyday and I am excited to work alongside them in the future.
Personally, I have learned a great deal from this course. The skill sets acquired from this course in how to successfully manage Ê»Ä?ina has been a great benefit to me. My perceptions and the way I view Ê»Ä?ina are completely different, and for the better. For our final research project, I was able to apply ALL the lessons that I learned from this class, which to me, has been the ultimate benefit.
Great introduction to today's focus on malama 'aina. Gained a realistic overview of what land management is today.
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I greatly appreciated so many things about this course. I thought it was structured in a way that was most beneficial to our learning and understanding of land management. In particular, the first half of the course was devoted to developing a foundation of understanding of the history of aina and it's how perceptions and understandings have evolved in Hawaii but also elsewhere amongst indigenous people. The second half being hands on really drove home the concepts we discussed and gave us a goal to strive for. I also appreciated that Kumu Kamana gave us a well-rounded picture without imposing his opinions upon us concerning the controversial topics we discussed. He allowed us room to develop our own opinions.
The respect for land and our ancestral connection to it.
The chance to speak to Kamana whenever I needed to have a question answered. Also that we were able to have some one on one time with the actual experts.
the various perspectives of what malama aina is and how it shapes socio-political decisions
huakai and discussions
Most valuable was seriously considering how we would manage land, our most precious resource in these islands, learning that it isn't just black and white and there are many things that land managers have to take into consideration when making decisions that affect many people, not just themselves.
I think that the different trips out to various land areas and being able to talk to the land managers of those places really helped to give me ideas of what can be done with the land that I'm studying.
The site visits were very inspiring and taught me much more than just staying in a classroom, talking about readings.
Site visits with experts in this field was unparalleled to any other course that i have taken.
Being able to go on the different huakaÊ»i and see, first hand, the different ways in which Ê»Ä?ina can be managed was the most valuable experience from this course. Although I did enjoy the archival research component of this class and I have benefitted a great deal from acquiring this skill set, the lessons learned and connections made outside of the classroom really opened my perspectives about land management.
18. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
There was nothing invaluable or unhelpful about the course. The only thing I would say is I wish we could have had more time to visit more places and talk to more people. I almost want to say that this course could turn into a year long course because there is so much material to access and experience.
Nothing
I didnt like the classroom the course was held in...it was way too cold to think well!
choosing an aina shouldn't have to be ceded lands, based on the fact that ceded lands is an complex concept in today's system. Even the state, OHA, and other constituents have a hard time exactly pinpointing out what lands are ceded and not.
Everything was valuable.
Nothing.
There in nothing lacking or wrong with this course.
N/A
N/A
19. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
20. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
21. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
22. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
23. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
24. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
25. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
26. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
27. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
28. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
29. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
30. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
31. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
32. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
As I mentioned before I truly appreciated Kumu Kamana's teaching style, I only wish we had more time to visit and discuss this issues as a class.
add a blog
maybe having more discussions in between the huakaʻi, just so people don't get too lost, or to help guide students so we can ask the best questions to the managers, so we can get what information we think is most valuable from them.
I think that Dr. Beamer's methods were very successful and I enjoyed his class very much. I would only suggest that there be time built into the course for the students to discuss each area that we would be traveling to, and perhaps after meeting with the land manager, that we could have a dedicated time to discuss between ourselves what we thought about the experience and any lingering questions we may have. I know that Dr. Beamer tried to have those discussions on the way to and from the different sites, but it was difficult to do.
-None.
Having students do service-learning for 20 hours of semester would be of significance and better tape their understanding of what it is to manage resources. Then eating from that land as well.
N/A
33. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
My favorite class of the semester. I didn't even know if I would be able to truly delve myself into this topic because I knew so little about it before I took this class. Great discussions, great reading material, and great and informative guest speakers and field trips. I have been able to benefit immensely from this course and from Kumu Kamana's teaching.
He is very knowledgeable about the course, and he has a lot of passion, which is contagious.
the best kumu always interested in his students also in their potential to grow into what ever it is they are meant to be. he is very supportive and compassionate willing to give his best manao.
prepared, and engaged
He is an awesome teacher. He has tremendous knowledge that he wants to pass on to us so that we can make the best decisions about aina. He is creative in his class discussions and activities to keep students engaged and doesn't just give us material to memorize, but asks questions to promote critical thinking.
Dr. Beamer was fantastic, and although at first I was skeptical of taking this class as my elective, I found that his class and his discussions were of great value to my thesis work.
He is a great Kumu, and really seems to care about us students and what he does for the land and community.
Great Kumu. He is a example for his students to follow. Hold me accountable which is great and what I need.
Kumu Kamana is an excellent teacher! I enjoyed his teaching style, and methods. More importantly, I appreciated Kumu Kamana's enthusiasm and his ability to get students to think outside of the box. As a teacher, he was also very optimistic and willing to accommodate the needs of his students.
Excellent class, I enjoyed his enthusiasm for the subject and was stimulated by meeting the different land managers and learning about their responsibilites. We need more malama 'aina courses.
34. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
35. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
36. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
37. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
38. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
39. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
40. The field trips were conducted with a high level of expertise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
41. Other comments:
Mahalo nui ia 'oe e ke kumu!
A very enjoyable course! I will recommend it to other students!
This was an awesome course, Kamana is a great teacher, especially for this class. Highly recommended to all my fellow classmates who are interested in managing land, an invaluable class for land management in Hawaiʻi.
Great class!!!!
Mahalo iÄ? Ê»oe e Mika Kamana Beamer no kÄ?ia papa keu a ke akamai o nÄ? kÅ«puna. PÅ?maikaÊ»i nÅ? nÄ? haumana ma muli o kou laÊ»ana. He Ê»ike hohonu Ê»oe a mahalo nui no kau alakaÊ»i Ê»ana.
Ua maikaÊ»i loa nÄ? mea a pau loa o kÄ?ia papa. He leo mahalo kÄ?ia iÄ? Kumu Kamana. Mahalo a nui iÄ? Ê»oe no kou paÊ»u mau Ê»ana ma ka hana a me kou hoÊ»oili Ê»ana i ka Ê»ike ma luna o mÄ?kou, nÄ? haumÄ?na, no ka pono o ko HawaiÊ»i a me ka pono o ka Ê»Ä?ina.

Brenton Beamer: HWST107, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 107 - Hawaii: Center of the Pacific Crn (Section): 86395 (014)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
4. Other comments:
There are more readings for the questions on exam from reading. However, I enjoyed his lecture a lot. the way he teaches in class is very clear and easy to underatnad the concept of class.
He is very knowledgeable and a great kumu. Im glad I got to experience and learn for him before he leaves.
Kumu is an awsome teacher and makes the class hard enough to be interesting and makes us rethink what we have been taught.
He was very enthusiastic about the subject. Although he was unorganized some days, and due dates were a bit blurry for assignments. He made Hawaiian studies very interesting.
The test was a bit hard, but if you study you will not have that difficulty passing.
really love this teacher his passion came out very well and would required him to anyone who want to tale Hawaiian studies
Best professor I've had to date. It's a shame that he's leaving the university to pursue other options. The school is suffering a huge loss in his departure!

Brenton Beamer: HWST440, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 440 - Mahele Land Awards Crn (Section): 89174 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. Other comments:
very thorough,hands on class. easy to learn when you have to do it yourself. Kumu very helpful, guiding where needed but not forcing students to do everything a certain way.
Instructor is an awesome resource and he provided detailed instructions, insights, and hints to be able to locate, read, and understand Hawaii land documents that are relevant to the study of the coursework on the Mahele. Only wish I had had more personal time to really delve into the research at the State Archives and Bureau of Conveyances.

Brenton Beamer: HWST440, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 440 - Mahele Land Awards Crn (Section): 79749 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
4. I developed the ability to carry out original research in this area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
6. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
8. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
10. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
16. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
17. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
18. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
19. The instructor helped me understand how writing is used in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
20. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
21. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
23. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
24. 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  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
25. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
26. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
27. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
28. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
29. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no further suggestions to make. Professor Beamer's teaching was excellent.
-none-
very respectful to students and staff when visiting agencies. Good first year.
None.
I know its unrealistic, more time in the course would be awesome!
30. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent
keu a ka maikai =)
keep the research strong
I enjoyed the instructor this semester, he was very knowledgeable about this subject. He was also very helpful, he made sure that we understood the context. This great class i would recommend this class.
Prof. Beamer provided me an opportunity to learn a very valuable learning tool - land title research. I appreciate his patience and indulgence in ensuring that we all participate and learn at our own pace. But not without invoking critical intellectual discussions on land cases.
Great teacher willing to put forth time to all students if they need help. Very concerned about his ability to teach. He is a fabulous communicator extremely knowledgeable about land title issues. He should be hired and be a tenured professor at Kamakakūokalani. We want to have him hired here before another school grabs him.
A most excellent professor. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It made me rethink my thesis and become excited about reseach. THis professor is an asset and should be given tenure so we continue to benefit from his knowledge and instruction.
31. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
32. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
33. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
34. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
35. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)