eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Salvatore Aurigemma

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BUS311, Spring 2013
BUS311, Fall 2012
ITM431, Spring 2012
ITM433, Spring 2012
ITM431, Fall 2011

Salvatore Aurigemma: BUS311, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 311 - Info Sys for Global Bus Enviro Crn (Section): 80400 (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  
3.06 35 0.64 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 24 (69%) 7 (20%) 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  
1.97 35 0.18 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 31 (89%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 35 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (26%) 26 (74%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 28 (80%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 35 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 12 (34%) 21 (60%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (23%) 27 (77%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 35 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 11 (31%) 22 (63%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 35 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (26%) 26 (74%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 35 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (26%) 25 (71%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (29%) 25 (71%)
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 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 28 (80%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 35 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (34%) 22 (63%)
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  
4.46 35 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 9 (26%) 21 (60%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (23%) 27 (77%)
16. Other comments:
Absolutely love this class! Really fun and I love his stories/jokes. His personal stories does relate to IT and IS and it helped me a lot get through the material in the class. Overall, absolutely awesome course! I wish he still be teaching another class here at Shidler.
He is fun in the class and give out alots of life-related examples.
Great teacher! Makes learning fun and easily relatable
you should buy him 1 pepsi max everyday
Sal is a very entertaining professor and trys his best to keep the class interested and shows reallt good relevant videos and covers a lot of material each class period.
Videos were great.
Great teacher that UH will miss.
Sal was very approachable in regards to questions with the class. His willingness and desire to help others as well as the passionate way he lectured made class very enjoyable
I enjoy your class a lot,keep your teaching style
Profesor Aurigemma is one of the best and funniest professors that I have had. He tries to make example to explain certain concepts to us. The examples really help to make the subject/topic more memorable. His exams are very fair as he doesn't test us on things that he has taught. He is available for help and wants to help everyone pass the class as much as possible. Overall, his class was a great class and I learned a lot from the class. If he was teaching BUS 311, I would definitely recommend him to other students as he is very helpful, knowledge and funny. I really like the fact that he would some times show us videos that are kind of related to the topic and the videos are funny some times. Great professor and great class. A definite must take class with this professor.
Overall I liked the class, but the one thing I thought was really difficult was the netlabs. This is the first time I actually worked with access. The netlabs we really difficult to remember everything we learn and do the netlab homework. The group project was also difficult because I couldn't remember what is in the netlabs.
Why are you leaving?!
Sal is an excellent educator. He made class fun and made learning about IT interesting by applying it to real life situations. He is genuinely kind and truly cares about his students.
Sal is a great instructor, super sad that he's leaving. He was very knowledgeable and had alot of real world experience to share which always makes the material more interesting and credible. If he was staying I would recommend him to every student that enters Shidler! Hope there are more instructors out there just like him: interesting lectures, very approachable and always willing to help his students.
Professor was funny and knowledgable. Made the subject fun to learn
Great teacher, great sense of humor, and very willing to help. He made the course enjoyable and was always pleasant to be around.
overall is good
You don't have much professors who are passionate/helpful like Sal. I love his style of teaching. He really is someone who genuinely care and strives for his students to succeed in school. It's sad he's leaving the university.
Awesome professor! Knows what he's talking about and makes it interesting
Would definitely recommend Sal Aurigemma because he's a well-organized professor and knows what he's doing and teaching as well. He keeps the class interested for most of the time and gives personal or any form of examples which definitely helps me analyze or remember the information better.
It is my second time taking this BUS311 course and I really enjoyed it and learned more this time around. Sal really made the class engaging and encouraged class participation. His energy every class made want to learn and pay attention. What I liked most was the way he connected the terms and ideas to actual events and examples.

Salvatore Aurigemma: BUS311, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 311 - Info Sys for Global Bus Enviro Crn (Section): 70475 (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  
3.23 39 0.63 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 25 (64%) 12 (31%) 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 39 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 39 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 39 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 35 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 39 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (13%) 33 (85%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 39 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 35 (90%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 39 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 14 (36%) 23 (59%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 39 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (10%) 34 (87%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 39 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 16 (41%) 22 (56%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 39 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 35 (90%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 39 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 5 (13%) 30 (77%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 39 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 11 (28%) 26 (67%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 39 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (23%) 30 (77%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 39 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 14 (36%) 21 (54%)
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  
4.18 39 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (23%) 11 (28%) 18 (46%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 39 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (23%) 29 (74%)
16. Other comments:
This was a 9am class, but I never dreaded coming. He was always energetic and enthusiastic about learning. He made the classroom a comfortable learning environment. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to relate the material from the textbook to every day life. He uses good examples. A lot of the concepts were easily understood because of the way he used real life situations to explain the material.
Good teacher and well knowledgeable. Would love to have him as a teacher again in the future.
Sal makes a course that covers so much easy to follow. Can't thank him enough for making my first semester back at Manoa and within Shidler a great one. He keeps the class simple, but ensures we get the wide range of information. I had no idea how many areas regarding IS/IT & MIS I had never heard of nor used. The technical aspects such as the Net Labs and the project bring all that we learned together and make us use it for business. I wouldn't change anything about the way you teach. Keep it light and funny even when people don't laugh cause it definitely makes us be more attentive and the questions that you sometimes shout out and want answers to keeps us on our toes. The stories helped me understand what we were going over and the videos helped me make connections. You made me laugh and you made me learn what more can a Professor want from his students. Thanks for your encouragement and your patience. Thanks for treating your students as more then ID numbers on your roster. Seriously the class was great and the only problem was the text book which is so full of non- important junks that the nuggets of knowledge are lost in translation. Can't blame the textbook on the professors, but I thought I would mention that I got more from your lectures then the book gave me cause I got lost in all the blah, blah, blah that was going on in the text.
Sal is the best teacher!
very funny he takes the time to help his students with any problems and has a great sense of humor
Sal is very approachable and helpful. He sets up special session to help student in specific topics. I highly recommends taking his class.
Great teacher, actually made me want to go to class.
I wish there were other options than the required "Group" projects. My group inefficient and in the "real" world or if it were my company that they worked, they would have been fired! Aloha
overall, great class!
I enjoy his stories and videos
Professor Aurigemma has shown his enthusiasm in information system and he is a pretty nice professor.
The class was fun and educational. Good Job!
Sal is a great instructor with an immense amount of knowledge on the subject matter, as well as events connected to the subject. He kept the class interesting and entertaining every class session. He was always available for any help needed. Overall I would recommend Sal to anyone, I couldn't imagine taking this class with any other instructor. I am not interested in IS or IT, however I wanted to learn more because of the way Sal approached teaching the class. Tasteful humor and relevant current issues kept the class fun and useful.
Mr. Aurigemma was regularly available to help students outside of the classroom. He is very approachable and all around a great teacher! He made the course exciting and fun to learn.
Proffesor Sal is really funny and even though this class was really early in the morning, he seemed to wake everyone up and have fun. Good class, I would recommend him to other students.
Even though it was a morning class I didn't mind showing up to class
Great instructor, knows his stuff and is easy to approach for help.
Sal is awesome, everything a business teacher should be; he has tons of real-life experiences to draw on and give examples for the class material, making everything easily relatable for students and helping us learn from his experiences. He is great at interacting with students and I was impressed that he learned everyone's names in the first week... plus he has a great sense of humor and creates a great, friendly class atmosphere. He's extremely helpful outside of class and makes difficult concepts much easier to understand. The only thing junk about this course was the textbook, but that's not Sal's fault as he didn't pick it and he did his best despite the useless (and expensive) textbook. I hope he teaches ITM classes in the future!
The required textbook was hard to read.
We ended up being behind on where we were supposed to be in lecture very often, but I think that's because there is such a huge amount of material to cover in a short amount of time. I found the NetLabs to be very useful, but I wish we could have spent more time learning how to fully use Excel and Access because they seem like incredibly useful business tools. I think we got a basic grasp of the software, but more time to more fully grasp how to use and apply the applications would have been great.
Sal is so funny. He makes IT fun. He uses good examples that relate to the students. I would recommend him to anyone who has to take 311. He is knowledgeable in computers and he has good social and communicative skills. If you send him an email, he is quick to respond back. He is always available to help his students. He tells it how it is and let's students know how the business world works. I liked how on the 1st day of class, he basically told us that the business world is "survival of the fittest" and that we have to expect to have our future jobs outsourced. In order, for us to keep our job we have to prove to our company that we are worthwhile to keep. He also encouraged us to keep learning and gain more skill sets. I will always remember his words of advice. He should continue to teach at UH.
He was a very good teacher and kept class interesting and offered help out of class
Amazing professor who is very knowledgeable and passionate about this subject. He is very funny and personable also.
Thank you for being an awesome instructor. The material may not be easy but it was a pleasure learning it from you.
excellent teacher, I would recommend this course to all of my friends
I enjoyed his teaching style. He made class enjoyable through his jokes and energy he gave while teaching. If there is anything to stress about is that this class has a lot of information but it is a good mandatory class.
What I like about Sal is that he tries to help his students as best as he can. He is always willing to help if you ask.

Salvatore Aurigemma: ITM431, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: ITM 431 - Networking Crn (Section): 88463 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 21 (91%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 19 (83%)
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 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 18 (78%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 16 (70%)
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  
4.57 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 4 (17%) 16 (70%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
14. Other comments:
He is one of my favorite professor at Shidler so far. He is really good professor. I learned really well about information system and networking. The subject of this class is hard, but he makes it easy to understand and he makes it a really fun class. He teached us everything that knows in order for us to success in this course. I just hope that he will teach more class in ITM. But a little sad that he is not going to teach any class in ITM more. Compare to other professor, I think he is above the quatify to teach more class in ITM. Hope that he going to teach again next year. Thank you professor Aurigemma for teaching us this course.
I didn't check all of the above questions with "Strongly Agree" just because I wanted to. Sal is a great teacher with a very funny and enthusiastic personality. His lectures were informative and entertaining and I looked forward to taking both of his classes every Wednesday and Friday. Because of this I probably missed two classes the entire semester. I knew that networking was the area of IT that I wanted to focus on and this course really helped me better my knowledge. I took what I learned this semester and was able to apply it to my position with the Hawaii Community Foundation. This class was awesome and the teacher was even better!
Sal has a great way of teaching and uses good metaphores. He is also always available for questions
Probably the best learning environment in terms of good humor and spirit. It makes a difference when a student can enjoy his/her learning experience. Mr. Aurigema demonstrated a high degree of creating a positive environment for learning. I thank him for that!!!
Great class. I learned a lot, and the instructor was very enthusiastic about the material. The homework material was very helpful for studying, and it was fun to be involved during the lectures.
THe prof was really enthusiastic about the class which was helpful in the morning-time. He was very friendly and I wasn't intimidated by the coursework or homework because he was so helpful. Overall the course was informative but I think it would be improved by more hands-on examples or discussions of real-life scenarios where the networking and security knowledge could be applied. I understand the concepts after taking ITM 431, but I wish we could be a little more involved during class, rather than just listening to lecture. But that's just how I like to learn so maybe it's just me! Aurigemma did an excellent job this semester - I'm glad he was teaching this course this semester.
I enjoyed the story you told in class, and the energy you present in class. Though, I thought the powerpoint slides were a bit too long.
Entertaining and helpful instructor....would recommend him to anyone looking to take an ITM course.
The instructor knows his area and engage with the students excellently.
As for the materials - they were free so I can't complain, and honestly, digital is nice because I don't have to worry about carrying them around with me. In all honesty though, I never looked at the pic handouts, and it would have been nice to have them in the text. Other than that, yay! Sal can get a bit tangential on the movies and stories, but it's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when they illustrate a point. All in all, a very fun informative class, and one of my favorite MIS courses during my time at shidler.
Sal is a great teacher because he gets to the heart of the material and then explains it in a thoughtful and easily understood manner. He is always open to questions in class if someone doesn't understand something. My one complaint about the course, not Sal, but the course, is that it would be nice if it involved a little bit more hands on with networking. Or maybe some sort of cross availability to business majors to take a networking course over at the ICS as MIS majors to fulfill a TE? Like a more in depth networking class. While we brush upon all of the basics and go into some small depth occasionally, at the same time it doesn't feel as if the course really gets at networking. I feel that as MIS majors, sure we're learning the business side, but we should be taught more of the technical side as well. MORE OF IT.
I did not just go thru and put "strongly agree" for everything. Sal is a solid teacher who knows his shit.
Overall the class is good but the amount of information can be overwhelming for non-technical oriented people. Providing a study guide will help.
Great teacher and would definitely want to take more classes from him.
This class is GREAT and Sal's a great teacher. He teaches us in a way that's easy to understand and he makes each topic applicable to everyday life. He breaks things down instead of giving us textbook examples/definitions. I wish he could teach other ITM classes.
Great teacher, definitely recommended. He is very caring about your grades and wants to help you the best he can.

Salvatore Aurigemma: ITM433, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: ITM 433 - Information Security Crn (Section): 83942 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
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  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
14. Other comments:
This prof.... knows his STUFF. Too bad he isn't teaching next semester again.
Mr. Aurigemma did a great job explaining important concepts in information security. He is able to break down the material and emphasize the topics that are important in today's world from his own real-world experience. Another strength of Mr. Aurigemma is to keep the attention of students while explaining some concepts that can easily become boring. I would recommend to other students to take courses from Mr. Aurigemma if they want to learn a lot about networking and information security. Thanks again Mr. Aurigemma, I enjoyed taking this course from you this semester.
The professor is very knowledge of the course subject. His explaination is clear and understanding. This is a great class with a great teacher.
Sal Aurigemma has a very funny and friendly personality. The way that he teaches really had me engaged in the different subjects. I can actually credit Sal for my new passion in IT and that is in network security. I've always knew that IT and networking were my strong interests but now I can narrow that focus to security. Because of this new found passion I was more attuned to the lessons and am actively seeking a job with Booz Allen Hamilton in cyber security. I would highly recommend any MIS student to take a class with Sal, not only for the funny yet captivating lectures but the information I will take away from this class is priceless.
Sal Aurigemma demonstrated his understanding of the course topics throughout the semester. He gave many pointers on which topics and applications matter today in the real world. He used visual media to help to learn new concepts and material.
The instructor has extensive technical experiences and excellent communication skills.
Awesome teacher! His enthusiasm and charisma for his work makes the content more interesting and the class period go by smoother. Would highly recommend to any other student looking to study in this field because he's seriously one of the best teachers who've taught the course so far.
I really enjoyed Sal as a teacher. Great energy and always enthusiastic.
Great teacher who was really making an effort to get main point across. He was always approachable and helpful.

Salvatore Aurigemma: ITM431, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: ITM 431 - Networking Crn (Section): 74627 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (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  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
14. Other comments:
I think that Professor Aurigemma should always teach ITM 431. He created a great learning environment and made it fun to learn about new networking concepts. I have learned a lot in this class due to his upbeat personality and he was always willing to assist with any problems I encountered. I would recommend him to everyone.
Very funny professor. Made the class very enjoyable. The material wasn't the most interesting thing to learn but the professor was very knowledgeable of the material. I learned a lot.
Sal is one of the best instructors I've had in the ITM department. He really nails down all of the concepts needed to understand networking concepts and their application to real-world situations. His work background and experience really make a difference toward putting the course curriculum in context, making the technical aspects of the course so much easier to retain. I feel like I've gained more knowledge from this class than I've learned throughout my IT internship!
Awesome Prof.
Application type assignment to tie concept back to real world jobs would be helpful.
ITM courses tend to be very straight forward and material tends to be quite boring. Professor Aurigemma used many examples and was really enthusiastic throughout all the classes and kept the students engaged. I feel like I am walking out of the class with the most knowledge that I feel I have learned in all my ITM classes.
For the first time teaching this course, you did great! The scheduling and structure was a little off, but that was to be expected for teaching someone else's course. I feel that I learned a lot, but I was not pushed to my limits, nor did I feel that I was held at a higher standard. Overall, it was a great starter course and my knowledge structure of networking was developed greatly! Thanks!
Professor Sal is an excellent teacher. He does everything he can to help students understand the material, and has a lot of practical experience in the field to share with us. He is very dedicated to his student's learning, and most importantly teaches us the things that will be very applicable and practical in the real world.
I really enjoyed the class. Professor Sal has a great sense of humor that made the material interesting and class enjoyable. Once he got the hang of working Laulima, it was easier to access and complete the homework assignments. It was really beneficial to have immediate feedback on the homework, so that I could see where I went wrong in the homework assignments. It's a shame that your teaching style was a little restricted, I really enjoyed the class. Your metaphors for the networking concepts, as out there as they were at times, help to make sense of the concepts in the text.
It would be nice if Panko wrote the book beforehand. Other than that good job.
Sal is very funny and tries his best to make the material covered in class interesting and fun to learn. I think he's a great instructor and would take another class from him!
Sal did an exceptionally good job teaching this semester. Although teaching as a grad student, he demonstrated outstanding knowledge off the course material, and taught what could easily be "dry" material in an easily understood and entertaining way. Sal was well prepared for each lecture, which surprised me because he used a different professor's material and taught it for the first time. The class and material were definitely challenging, but Sal taught in a way that everyone could understand it. What could easily have been my least favorite class this semester was easily my favorite. If he's interested, give this man a job! Definitely a great professor!
Professor Aurigemma did a great job explaining the concepts of networking, while still retaining the attention of the students. Professor Aurigemma is also able to bring real world experience and knowledge to the subject of networking. If other students were to ask me if they should take networking from Professor Aurigemma I would tell them yes. Professor Aurigemma did a great job of representing the MIS program this semester.
He was great in explaining the material that he felt is neccesary for our own growth. He applied it to what we knew that way we would be able to grasp concepts easier. Though what was hard is the fact the we had to work of the manuscripts. At least we did not have to buy a book.
The only concern I had was the lack of materials for this class. I understand it was not Sal's fault for not always having the chapter's ready for the class, so I do not blame him for the sometimes lack of organization to go with it. He made the best of it, and for the most part, it worked. He's very practical and made class fun and useful for us. Great job!