eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Erica Balbag-Gerard

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Erica Balbag-Gerard: PSY100, Spring 2012

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 23191 (0)     23715 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Communicate Effectively by means of LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING SKILLS in various situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 1 (11%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of Basic QUANTITATIVE (mathematical) information skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.17 8 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 2 (25%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Apply SYMBOLIC REASONING skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments, and interpret information.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.57 8 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 8 (89%) 1 (13%)
4. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT, THINKING processes, and HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
5. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 8 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
6. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 8 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
7. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.8 7 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 8 (89%) 2 (29%)
8. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Greater ETHICAL understanding and reasoning ability about contemporary ETHICAL ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
9. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Identify and Articulate ROOTS and CAUSES of CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (11%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
10. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate a Knowledge of ART FORMS and the role the ARTS play in HISTORY and CULTURE.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 8 1.52 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (25%)
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 9 (100%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 9 (100%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
14. The instructor's presentation of abstract ideas and theories was clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.58 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
15. The instructor stated the course objectives clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (50%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (38%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
19. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 1.77 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 2 (22%) 2 (25%) 6 (67%)
20. Work requirements and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 9 (100%)
21. 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 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 9 (100%)
22. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I like the aspects of memory and intelligence of psychology. I learned many things that will be helpful for my studying and how I learn things. This aspects are going to help me now and on the future.
I enjoyed your class. I appreciate the way you explain methods in simple day to day form.
Erica did her lectures and the way she explained it to us, the way we could understand it better. Erica was very clear on all of the chapter we had gone over. Great professior.
The new information I learned about psychology was really interesting. I never thought that this subject had so much to it. This course really opened my eyes to many things in life.
Aspects about each and every systems of our body.
She was very patient and understanding when it came to the students need for understanding and gave examples which helped me to understand the sunject better
I liked the term paper project...I probably didn't do too well on it but I liked the fact that I was able to go out and do research on different things
The best part of the course was the class discussions. They really made students engage in topics that are important.
I liked learning about the brain. I also liked reading about the weird case studies because they were interesting and could be explained by the concepts we learned about. I liked the abridged versions of the powerpoints.
I LOVED HER POWER POINTS!!!
I liked the way the course topics were organized. The objectives for each class meeting were set from the beginning and were clearly explained.
The aspects of the course I liked the best was learning about the variety of things in psychology. A lot of it really got my attention and I can relate it to myself and the world around me. I also enjoyed the PowerPoints that were shown and how my teacher was able to explain something I didn't get in a way I was able to understand and make my own examples. Also how we had full access to these PowerPoints on Laulima so I was able to review them after class and study them for tests. I also enjoyed how understanding my teacher was and is always willing to hear our opinions and able to compromise with everyone.
the way she made extra credit points or other ways for us to get extra points to get a better grade.
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I like least the neuroscience aspect of psychology. The science behind our brain and how we think is great but its just too much for a chapter.
None.
The test were very challenging.
I hate lectures...I can't sit there for a long time listening to a lecture
none
I didn't like doing the article summaries because it felt like so much work for a 100 level class. Lectures were not interesting.
THE SUMMARIES
There were little class discussions that included a whole lot of the students. Also, there were little hands-on activities. I think that the one activity in which we had to show that we understood the lesson was a great activity, so I feel that we could have done more of those.
The aspect of the course I like least was the first test we took it just had a lot of information that we had to remember and I would get so confused on some questions.
The scientific words and details in psychology.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I like this class. This is my first class in college and I started liking college already. I thought at first that college is going to be intimidating and hard but even though we have a lot to do, I learned one thing: college is just high school where I have more responsibilities to do.
Love it.
AWESOME
I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot from it.
good i enjoyed taking this class compared to when i first took thos subject
It was pretty cool
My overall evaluation of this course is exceptional. The course taught me a lot and I would recommend others to take it.
It was alright. Lectures were painfully long, but thankfully it was only once a week. I wouldn't want to take this course again. Much can be improved.
ITS WAS A GREAT AND INFORMATIVE COURSE
Overall, this class went very well. We were able to learn many things. I like how we were able to incorporate the research methods we have learned with the whole course through our term papers.
it was great and I learned a lot about things I never thought I'd be able to understand or ever take into consideration. I'm happy to say I can apply the things I've learned and will definitely use in the future.
I enjoyed it! I've learned the many ways an individual works, learns, acts, behavior and etc. Along with the many research methods.
26. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
The class could have a short quiz for every couple of weeks so that we don't cram up studying for the big test. The class could also have more discussions so that first-timers like me will experience speaking.
N/A
i suggest to have quizzes on a weekly basis. Overall, everything else should stay the same.
n/a
I wish the class got involved more
Course is perfect.
More review sessions would have been better. Lectures seemed to go by really slow, and the instructor should find ways to make it more interesting for the students. Breaking down the harder sections of the material with more examples would have been helpful. Instructor should be easier to contact, and should respond to student emails.
NO SUMMARIES
This course could have been improved by adding more hands- on activities. Hands- on activities and more welcoming class discussions would improve the course.
This course could improve by having more activities that relate to the chapters. Also maybe give a little bit of homework on each section to give us more practice for the test.
Maybe taking little tests or practice tests would help us understand the chapters better and get a better grade on midterm and finals.
27. Other comments:
N/A
This is my second time taking PSY 100. This is my first class with instructor Erica Balbag-Gerard. She did a fantastic job!!!! She explained the topic clearly with good and relatable explanations.She makes you feel comfortable, and takes the time should you have any questions. She does not make you feel like an idiot, like the usual instructor does.
Ms. Erica Balbag-Gerard showed exceptional professionalism. Her way of teaching really emphasizes the topics, and she always makes sure that her students know what they are learning.
I noticed that all the powerpoints followed the book almost exactly, so sometimes it felt pointless to attend class. Towards the end of the semester we began to run out of time to go through the whole chapter, and the instructor picked and chose topics we needed to know for the exam. I think if she had done that from the beginning, it wouldn't have felt as rushed, and more material would have been absorbed. Basically, it would have been better if only main points were gone over in lecture, so that the students would be more likely to absorb it, instead of going through every bolded word in the chapter.
SHE IS A GREAT TEACHER!
Thanks a lot for everything! Really appreciate it!