eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Brad Nakamura

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PSY677, Spring 2011
PSY679, Spring 2011
PSY779, Spring 2011
PSY670, Fall 2009

Brad Nakamura: PSY677, Spring 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 677 - Child Practicum Crn (Section): 82797 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
5. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
10. I improved my abilities to do the kinds of writing used by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
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 inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
13. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
14. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
15. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
16. I received personal attention from the instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
17. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Provided detailed consultation on difficult clinical issues
Strong clinical knowledge and guidance Dedication to promoting growth of students in multiple professional domains Strong role modeling of professional leadership
They were able to provide helpful guidance regarding appropriate levels of care and recommendations for services. I think what was most helpful for me this semester is that the instructors encouraged us to really think about what was best for the child on a global level for assessment purposes as opposed to being diagnosis focused. I feel my clinical formulations were improved in that sense and that I was able to tie in evidence from the literature along with case specific information in order to provide a clear picture of the child's issues and needs. We also honed in on data monitoring and response to treatment in order to encourage other providers to do the same, which I feel is crucial towards our goal of systems level change. Treatment protocols within the clinic were also streamlined with tighter adherence to treatment flowcharts which I felt was helpful when I could not get supervision.
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More didactic presentations on developing clinical skills
Attention to promoting cooperativity and good will among workplace Responsiveness to challenges of graduate student role Flexibility
I believe that a lot of the time we are still not able to fit everything we need into one weekly group supervision. I know I was not able to get supervision on treatment cases a number of times when I needed it, either in group or from my peer supervisor. I feel like this might be a problem especially for less trained students in the practicum. Assessment presentations are also a lot less thorough than they used to be, given time constraints, so I would be careful again, for more complex cases or students with less training. Assessment timeliness is also sometimes held up because of waiting for SV. I know everyone is busy, but perhaps the instructors could also set up a standing individual SV time in addition to the group SV to help students should they need SV earlier in the week. I also feel that a higher level of individual feedback throughout the semester (not only when it is negative) would help us to grow in areas that we are not strong in.
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
21. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
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%)
22. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
23. The instructor made reasonable demands of the students considering our level of clinical training.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
24. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Brad Nakamura: PSY679, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 679 - Practicum in Clinical Psy Crn (Section): 85351 (003)    

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Brad Nakamura: PSY779, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 779 - Research in Clinical Psy Crn (Section): 82844 (009)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
6. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Individual attention from the instructor.
Learning how to write in a scientific method. Learning which methods were the best to use.
I feel like I gained a lot of knowledge and experience in my personal research. I spent a great deal of time thinking critically about my thesis topic and learned to be more independent in that sense. I also feel my confidence in writing and presentation skills improved, and that I received valuable input and direction from my committee and adviser. Working in conjunction with the HOFGC helped me to develop my consultation skills as a clinical psychology trainee. I was encouraged to exert more influence upon meetings and built confidence in my ability to provide recommendations based on evidence based guidelines. I feel that the most valuable aspect of that area is knowing that we are affecting system level changes and encouraging service providers/teams to be more accountable for children in the system by consistently tracking response to treatment and data collection.
14. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
NA
Although having a day blocked off for HOFGC work was sometimes valuable, I don't feel hours spent there were always used optimally. Informal consultation hours were low and I don't feel the staff there is fully taking advantage of our collaboration, or feel comfortable asking for help. Although huge gains have been made in terms of data monitoring, I know there were a number of times where I offered my help or MHS1s suggested coming to me for consultation (e.g., constructing CSPs/treatment targets) and it did not happen. Perhaps continued close collaboration with the staff and direction on how we could be more useful would make our time there more valuable.
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
16. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
17. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
18. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His effort in training his students to be independent researchers. His enthusiasm about the field His availability to students
he always wants us to attempt to solve a problem on our own.
In addition to what was mentioned earlier, I feel that Brad's continued organization, enthusiasm, and availability are most valuable in terms of research and training. I'm always encouraged to be assertive and contribute in all areas which is helpful in giving me that push I often need. His excitement is infectious and helpful in stressful times, and he always reminds us of the great changes we are making. Despite setbacks that have occured, he is always helpful in keeping me optimistic and helping me problem solve and keep deadlines in order to continue working towards my goals in the most timely way possible.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
21. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
22. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
23. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Brad Nakamura: PSY670, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 670 - Intro to Clinical Psychology Crn (Section): 73632 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of 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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
5. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
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%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
7. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
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%)
8. I participated actively in class discussion.
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 enjoyed 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%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
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%)
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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
13. 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%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
As a novice to the field of clinical psychology as well as to graduate studies in this discipline, I thought that the most valuable aspect of this course was the way that it provided a comprehensive overview of its subject while also teaching students how to succeed in graduate school. Equally invaluable was the emphasis it placed on fostering analytical thinking skills and reasoned scientific principles.
The survey of the wide range of topics about which a clinical psychologist must continuously learn to maintain the higher standards of the profession. Multicultural awareness.
Learning about ethics through class presentations as it is beneficial for all concentrations in psychology. Getting feedback from the instructor for presentations help alot too:)
Discussion of ethics, potential situations that we might need to use them in, and instructor's thoughts on dealing with ethical situations based on his own professional experience.
The course was structured in a way which allowed for a nice flow of content areas. The instructor was genuinely engaged and enthusiastic about the material and incorporated thoughtful examples which allowed for good discussion.
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
This course does a good job of covering a lot of ground. I didnâ??t think any of the classes or readings were extraneous or a waste of time. I wouldnâ??t change or cut anything.
Everything was pretty interesting.
N/A
16. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
17. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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 broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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 is friendly.
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%)
20. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The instructorâ??s objectives and grading system were very clear. He was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about the subject.
He has a very active intelligence. Willingness to consider all viewpoints. Knowledge of subject/field. Willingness to find answers to questions when did not know them.
He stimulates discussion and gives constructive input.
Strong knowledge base around what he taught in, directed course around topics that he was knowledgeable about.
Up to date with current research & practice
The instructor was very organized and gave clear criteria and explanations for grading and assignments. Furthermore, when areas of class goals were not being met on an individual level, the instructor sent a cautionary email in order for students to compensate for their potential downfall. Also, the instructor actively encouraged class discussion and was never judgmental about comments that students made.
22. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Student participation is a key component of this course. As someone who tends to think best in quiet reflection, I would have appreciated receiving some of the discussion questions before class (perhaps along with the reading assignments) so that I couldâ??ve had time to mull things over and thus be a more active participant in class.
This was a very good course - the only thing I can think of that would be helpful would be more content on Hawaii's laws/guidelines regarding treatment of adults.
Everything seem good, just that I expected more courses taught on theories of clinical psychology but it was probably a misconception on how an intro to clinical course would be like.
Include different perspectives on some of the more controversial issues in clinical psychology.
Although the instructor does not like to share lecture notes, it would be good to have them ahead of time in order to elaborate on the slides versus writing important items down and engage in class discussion at the same time.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
24. Reading assignments make students think.
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%)
25. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
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%)