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Instructor: Juliette Budge

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PLAN310, Summer I 2015
PLAN310, Summer I 2014

Juliette Budge: PLAN310, Summer I 2015

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 310 - Introduction to Planning Crn (Section): 91823 (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  
3.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (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  
1.25 16 0.45 Freq(%) 12 (75%) 4 (25%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 16 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 16 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 2 (13%) 9 (56%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The weekly readings on 'Laulima' were most valuable for me. They provided detailed information about various aspects. I spent an enormous amount of time in reading, translating and actually understanding these scientific papers, lectures and articles. Therefore, my knowledge about the science of planning improved by far. Further more, I made a critical study of the weekly topics posted by Juliette. These blogs varied and were well designed.
As a online class it was very engaging and allowed students to interact with each other.
The feedback we would get on our work.
I think that learning the policy and vocabulary used in planning was most valuable.
The aspects of this course that "heightened" my knowledge and senses was the critical planning relationship of municipality and sociology. Zoning, permitting, and placement of ideas really affect the way people interact and behave whether it be through unity, conflict, or turmoil.
In class assignments, and participating with my classmates
The readings were very informative .
The readings and blog posts
Relating the planning world to the actual world, and our modern city came to be through these planning lenses.
I am new to planning and this was a very interesting course. I've always wanted to go into planning. I think it is essential in my field to understand that planning is also important in developing the skills for management of landscapes. The resources online connected to social media was very interesting. It allowed me to apply landscaping towards case studies.
Some of the most valuable aspects of the course were the diversity of answers, as well as the availability to write about what interests us. The freedom to write about what we want allows us to stay engaged and be more passionate towards the topic we choose. I also appreciate that all of the materials are given to us via Laulima and the only extra reasearch we need are if it is required in the assignments.
Yhe organization of the course was a big help, and the set deadlines!
The awareness of urban planning and what it consists of.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I am not sure about the effectiveness of the comment activities on Word Press. Commenting to Julietteâ??s classroom posts seemed to be reasonable. Everyone was able to participate in a shared discussion. Additionally the student proved that he or she actually dealt with the given weekly subject. However, commenting on other studentâ??s posts did not seem to be very useful, because 1) no discussion developed due to a small amount of comments and 2) sometimes comments did not get activated or noticed by the particular blog owner. I myself had issues and did not realize that people commented on my weekly blogs.
n/a
The online nature of this course. But that couldn't be helped.
There were not that many downsides to the class, communication can be hard because it is an online class.
I still do not know how I am doing in the class. I hope I do not fail.
Some of the readings were dated, with ideas that are still applicable, but no longer the huge issue that they were.
In my opinion, the books were a little boring. It is perfectly subjective as I am not fond of textbooks as their diction and their writing style bores me. However, it could have been useful to other students.
The least valuable aspect of the course I would have to say are the lack of viewable grades. I would be cautious of how to do the assignments because I did not always fully understand what to do. By seeing the grades of past assignments, I could be able to develop my ideas in a clearer way to improve the quality of assignment.
Not sure about this.
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
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%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 9 (56%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
It might be helpful to provide a little more detailed and structured overview about every weekâ??s topic. This could be in terms of a small PowerPoint presentation or a PDF document. Although the syllabus stated the weekly topic, it was difficult to me to find the first step each week. Explaining the key concepts before reading the provided specific scientific papers might be beneficial.
I liked the blog method, but it didn't really have the "social" vibe to it that I thought it should have. But it's hard for online classes to achieve this goal, so I totally understand why it was lacking.
She communicated very well to reach out to me and her style of online interaction and teaching are a great representation of this course.
I think having more opportunities to earn extra credit would be awesome, other than that the course was great and I really enjoyed it!
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The videos were much better than the readings, easier to understand and i would bet more people actually watch the videos than read the readings.
I liked how there were blogs for each student, this made the class a little more personal and entertaining. It is difficult to connect students in online classes but I believe the way Professor Budge taught the class allowed students to connect and put ideas to a name.
Just the feedback and viewable grades could help give students confidence that they are doing the right work. The grades should only be viewable by that user's account, so if there was permissions to verify, it could possibly be beneficial. I think that another improvement could be to have other opportunities for participation because sometimes other students' assignments are not available in time for comment or response.
Move Fridays deadline to Thursday.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
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%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
34. Other comments:
I am glad I took this course. Even though I am going to graduate in a completely different area, I am deeply interested into the science of urban planning. Walking through my native city and knowing about the background of structural circumstances is most interesting. It was also valuable to recognize some essential differences of thinking patterns between Americans and Germans. I have learned a lot and I recommend the experience.
Great class for an online one. Hard to make better unless there was an actual meeting with the class.
I liked having to create a blog to post the assignments in comparison to having to post in discussions on Laulima. Really gives off a better feeling in how we go about our studies.
Thank you thank you.
It was great. Had fun and learned interesting things
I quite liked the course. While it was a little difficult to meet the deadlines as it was a virtual class, overall, the course was good. The materials were useful to the class. I would hope that Professor Budge would teach the class again online. I would recommend it to my peers. However, it would be difficult for this class if it were a physical class.
Good job and I really appreciate the help!

Juliette Budge: PLAN310, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Urban & Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 310 - Introduction to Planning Crn (Section): 97216 (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  
3.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%) 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  
1.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 8 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
8. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
10. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 8 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
13. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
14. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
15. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
16. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The view of every student on their own places.
The course in general can be applied to life which makes it an easier class to take I think.
The concepts we learned, such as environmental impacts on the urban environment, housing development, improvement to urban infrastructure, and the human interactions within and around, gave me a better understanding as to why it is important to have city planners. The topics we covered were diverse and interesting and it was a pleasure to be a part of it.
Being able to look at a city in a differently in the perspective of a planner. The history of other cities and how we can impact planning
I really liked the fact that she made us make a blogsite.
The blogs that was offered by the instructor. Also the discussions between students.
17. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I think everything is good.
Some of the readings were too long or too boring. That made them feel unnecessary.
Not too sure...
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18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
19. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
21. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
22. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
23. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
24. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
26. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
27. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
28. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think nothing.
Cut back on the readings some and add more videos.
I really liked everything, from the online format to the teaching style. I don't really have suggestions here.
None
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
30. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
31. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
32. The projects were valuable in understanding the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
33. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
34. Other comments:
Had a great time in class learned how to use a blog via Wordpress :)
Great class and knowledgeable teacher.