eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Yu Ming Mo

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Yu Ming Mo: PSY100, Spring 2012

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 89003 (030)     89005 (031)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 3 (60%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 11 (65%) 3 (60%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this 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%) 7 (41%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles 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%) 10 (59%) 4 (80%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 5 (100%)
7. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (53%) 4 (80%)
8. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
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%) 6 (35%)
14. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%) 4 (24%)
15. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
When a question was asked, he would answer it. If he could not then he would research the answer
Trys to relate content with students
Young so he knows how to talk to students without losing our attention. Gives examples relating to people our age.
He was nice and always willing to help out and answer questions.
He tried to present information in an interesting way and have it relate to the students.
He ties in interesting and good examples during his lectures.
The powerpoint slides helped me out a lot in the course.
He explained the material very well by giving good examples that relate to everyday life.
He's great at coming up with examples for the materials that he teaches.
I really liked that he made lectures funny. In most classes, students aren't really engaged in what the lecture slides say - they just take notes and leave at the end of the class period. But I like how he incorporated a sense of humor into his presentations - it made going to class and taking notes more enjoyable, and made us relate to the examples given.
He tries to make the lectures funny and interesting.
He tried to present the material in a interesting way so that it would appeal to students, making it more fun to learn instead of just boring context all of the time. He also does a VERY good job in describing information that may seem confusing or unclear. He's very understanding of students and their situations, but maintains fairness at the same time. Also willing to answer any questions if needed and very approachable. Overall a very funny guy, which is great especially since professors can be a little too serious, making the class unenjoyable. He also makes clear what the grading scale is so there aren't any surprises.
He was able to relate to us as students in a way that helped us gain interest in the subject matter.
I found that his humor and memorable examples made the class interesting.
keeps lectures interesting with humor
You made things I wouldn't normally find relatable, interesting and more familiar.
The lectures are organized in a way that it acts as an outline of what a student should read about in a chapter.
to understand how the feeling of human is structured
powerpoints were very clear and direct
16. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
skinney [asian] smart funny
relatable/straightforward
Funny, cool, interesting.
Funny ass Asian
energetic and nice
Mellow, Understanding, Fair
prepared
Interesting and efficient are words that would best describe Yu Ming Mo.
Great Teacher
Funny, Chinese, smart.
Funny and interested.
funny, intelligent, professional
entertaining, dedicated, insightful
Funny and prepared.
lighthearted, knowledgable
Interesting and knowledgeable
Professional, Relatable
funny smart
17. The exams cover the lecture material well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (53%) 8 (47%)
18. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (60%) 6 (35%)
19. Other comments:
Best psych teacher ever.
I think that the exams that Professor Mo gives out are very reasonable and is relative to the content that we've been learning in class. I also like his testing policy: you may come late, but if the first person who completes their exam leaves before you arrive, you may not take the test; it prevents people from disrupting the class when we've already begun, and yet still gives a fair chance to everyone (and he will still allow tests to be taken if you had a very valid reason for being late). All in all, I enjoyed this class, and I look forward to taking more psychology courses in the future.
Some exams for smaller sections like this should have an option for students to be able to refer to their notes or textbook if/when they get stuck on a question.