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Instructor: Margaret Maris

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PSY100, Fall 2010
PSY100, Spring 2009
WS151, Spring 2009

Margaret Maris: PSY100, Fall 2010

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 17852 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 11 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Everyweek we had sosmething new and entertaining going on. She always left us wanting more. It was my longest class and i thought i would be asleep by the time it was over, but instead i was very much awake and involved with whatever she had the class doing. I never wanted to miss a single class.
everything was well done and thought out
I looked forward to going to this class. This instructor knows her material and has been able to teach everyone in the class to their style of learning. Our system is lucky to have an instructor with her talents. My thanks to her for making class a great experience for my mind.
I liked Mrs. Maris's teaching techniques and how she kept her students interested in her subject being taught through activities, projects and assignments.
She was very patient and understanding. Our disscussions we had were useful.
I realy enjoyed this class. Professor Maris always made sure to keep things interesting. I liked working in groups, and all of the class discussions. Very thought-provoking.
The activities, projects, and assignments were all relevant to the topic of psychology and were interesting. They were well-rounded.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Please don't change a thing and keep bringing your real life experience to enrich your students.
None; Mrs.Marris had done a great job!
Honestly, she has the course pretty wuch dialed in. I would not recomend that she change the way she instructs at all.
Nope. I like it.
The addition of small quizzes might be helpful to some students.
15. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
16. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
17. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
18. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes, and more so. I would walk out of class everynight with some sort of odd fact. And i remember every one!
I agree with this statement. I wish she taught more classes that I need. I believe my retention percentage in this class is going to be very high.
Her course was beneficial to pursue my degree and fulfill a career in Law Enforcement.
She ahd no problem explaining the material when other people asked her to. I have learned a great deal from her and I hope I can take some of her other classes that she teaches.
Yes. I definitely enriched my knowledge in the subject of psychology. But more importantly, I feel I Iearned valuable lessons in open-mindedness and interpersonal relations. The skill of knowing how to relate to others is the most important job skill you can have.
19. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
20. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
21. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Wow, this is a hard one. Mrs. Maris is: Complicated Laid-back Devoted But she is also passionate and humorous. She seems like a know-it-all, but doesnt care that she doesnt. She is willing and able to learn more and teach more. She cares about her students and shares with them what she knows and what she has been through.
real honest dedicated
Professional and Knowledgeable.
Funny Compassionate Sexy...that's just my overall opinion
Intelligent, spontaneous, engaging.
Intelligent
24. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
25. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
26. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
27. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Every little thing. I really enjoyed our guest speaker Rob. The little vidoes we watched were helpful in understanding the course work, and it was releveant to our world today so we had a lot to say about it, and it was also fun to watch. Which cant hurt other teachers if they want to try it.
the teaching style
The lectures she kept the whole classes attention.
How all of the students in this class had an opportunity to work together and how we acquired the information and knowledge through this. Great learning techniques provided by Mrs. Marris.
I loved our disscussions about how the terms and definitions were used in real life.
The lectures were always interesting and memorable, and I loved interactions and discussions among the students. They were fun and spontaneous, but always educational and on-topic. Critical thinking was a constant.
The various ways the information was presented.
28. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
n/a
It was a night class
None; It was all beneficial.
The group stuff. That's just because my group was full of whining assholes who didn't want to do anything.
29. Other comments:
She should be teaching Women Studies. She has a way of connecting with the students and helping them understand things while also listening to them like other teaches dont do.
This instructor has what it takes for me to recommend her to my students.
Great class! Mrs. Marris did a wonderful job in instructing her class and in providing the knowledge she acquires to benefit our education in this subject.

Margaret Maris: PSY100, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Psychology
Course: PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology Crn (Section): 18161 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 9 (56%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 11 (69%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in 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%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 11 (69%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 1 (7%) 10 (67%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.14 14 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing.
clearer instructions on the movie review papers.
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Maybe the once a week class is not a good idea.
To improve the class I would better the communication between me and the students. I don't want them to think one thing when i meant the other. I wouldn't want them to do something, then out of the blue i come and just change things. I would make sure that i communicate my message well to my class and if i were to change my plans, i would tell my students a great deal ahead of time.
I will do as my teacher did. She is one of my best teachers. I am glad to take this course with her.
nothing
I would offer more handouts and games to stimulate the mind. I found them fun and full of knowledge..sometimes better than the book.
i wouldn't change anything. She knew what she was teaching and talking about and it has helped me out alot.
loved everything
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20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
She is awesome. I want to take one of her other classes in the future.
She was very knowledgable about her field, but her teaching was abstract and I could never figure out what it was tht she expected from me.
good
The teaching method wasn't so great. The teacher basically lectured without visuals, or notes. It was hard to follow and apply. I dislike the way you teach and there are many other students who feel the same.
Superb! Excellent! i loved this class!
I loved my teacher. She has a great personality.
I think that the teachers grading methods were really great! She taught using a great deal of variations and methods. some were lecturing, some things were hands on learning. She kept our brains active.
Perfect method
i liked her methods she was very new and refreshing and brought a lot to us in numerous ways.
I loved Professor Maris teaching style and felt it was a balance of book and discussion. It was a good formula for a night time course.
She used taching methods everyone could understand and follow. No one was confused.
loved her and her ways or teaching
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes. She makes me want to learn
All it did was make me grumpy when I went to work the next morning!
yes
I feel that it was an intense course because of the way the teaching methods, also because i rarely mastered any of the lessons. We rarely used our materials, so i don't know how this will help me in the future. I learned small concepts of psychology, but not enough.
Oh yeah!
yes
My knowledge of the subject has vastly expanded since before i took the class, and it is mostly because of the teaching methods that she used.
yes
yes she has given us reasons to believe that we are capable of whatever we want to do with our lives.
YEs very much so, Psychology 100 was my favorite class.
yes
yes.
22. Other comments:
The syllabus was not followed. Favoritism was shown - and I was not the only one that noticed this. You never clearly knew what she expected. Not that she wasn't nice - in fact at times she was funny, but I didn't take this course for fun and entertainment.
interesting
I hope next semester will be better, as to improving your teaching skills, being fair with every student, and using more effort with assignments and due dates.
Awesome class.
The environment was very casual and non-formal, where we don't feel intimidated by someone whose credentials far surpasses a lot of the students. she really made us feel welcomed and encouraged us to not only take the class because it is necessary, but to take the class to gain greater knowledge of the subject so that we can relate it to our lives.
none
Psychology is a tough course and to make it interesting for the students Im sure was a challenge. I really enjoyed her and will take another class from her in a second.
our schools need more teachers like her.
23. 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 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
24. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
25. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
26. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
27. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
28. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
29. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.42 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
30. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
31. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
32. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
33. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
34. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
35. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
36. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
37. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.44 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
38. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
39. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.42 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
40. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
41. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Positive.
Ms. Maris was always professional.
professional
Attitude was good and behavior was good. however, you were not being fair to each student.
The style of teaching was maybe not suitable for other classes, but for a psychology class it was more than perfect for teaching difficult concepts in an easy to understand way.
She is one of ,y favorite teachers.
She had a great attitude in class. she was always very punctual, and was very honest with us about pressing topics pertaining to the subject and our lives. Her behavior was spot on! Never showed anger or violent aggression towards us, but constantly supported and encouraged us to better ourselves and raise the bar on our own self expectations.
She is good teacher
she was a good instructor and very creative.
She had a great attitude and I actually felt many students were often talking in class and being a distraction. I think she should be more stricter with such students. She feels we are grown ups and in college but unfortunately some remain a kid at heart.
She had a great attitutde each time we had class. Always high energied and very professional.
like i said before, she knows how to teach effectively in ways everyone understands.
42. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She is consistant on making her point, and is determined to make sure students understand what she is teaching.
real life interesting examples
That she likes to lecture from her mind without notes, visuals, or homework and she does yoga.
the ease of which to approach and discuss topics, she was very approchable and willing to talk
That she helped me when I was having a hard time with personal problems.
The way she explained things was not complicated, but spoke in a language that all of us could understand.
everything
that she had character
Her willingness to want to teach us about a subject that is so hard to comprehend at times. She constantly tried to find new ways to apply material and I appreciated that aspect of her teaching.
She was very confident in her teachings and knew what she was talking about.
most valuable, i would have to say the way she is, her personality.
43. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none.
Follow the syllabis. Be fair - give everyone the same amount of time to get work turned in. Be clear in your expectations of what you want.
clearer instructions. more structure. keep on schedule
I listed them up at the top.
n/a
none
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Nothing... she is good.. but maybe encourage discusion between students about certain topics.
none
i cant think of any...It was really an enjoyable class and I learned alot about myself and my family. I think of things now that didnt matter before and I know why..I look at situations differently because now I know what is the better way to use my thought process. Im aware of my brain and its functions and I think its so interesting. For me, Psychology from Professor Maris was a good experience.
does not need improving
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44. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
she is the best!!!!
Disorganized, professional, aloof
nice, cool, good
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Provoking, In-depth, Explanitive.
Understanding
energetic creative Passionate
Clever and smart
creative, understanding,inavative
inspiring....informative....fair
Smart Confident positive
best, real, one
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45. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is awesome.
probably a nice person. I just disliked this class very much!
good
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Amazing. Will tell others to sign up.
An A+
Shes a great instructor, with great teaching methods. Just her organization of things could use a little improvement.
She is perfect teacher
that this class was awesome...
AWESOME!!!!!
A+ Great job.
she one of the best out there.
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Margaret Maris: WS151, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Women's Studies Program
Course: WS 151 - Intro Women's Studies Crn (Section): 18169 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.11 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Atma is a very insightful woman, and is encouraging of the understanding of new ideas and concepts. There were some times that she was frustrated by the lack of participation and attendance of other members of the class.
If i was teaching this course...I would come to class more prepared than usual or atleast a bit prepared. I would also come to class and show and have respect for my students at not sitting on the table and talking to us students like its okay. I would also change the fact us having the teacher try to draft the students into doing what they feel like not participating in. I feel that the instructor needs to work on her manners as well as being prepared before coming to class to teach. And have respect & class.
none
i would be prepared more and have my persone;l life left at home
Nothing
I wouldn't change a thing. I loved the interaction and there is no need for improvement.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think that Atma is a good teacher/instructor. I do however feel that she needs to increase the accountablity of her students, and not allow extra credit at the end of the semester for those that shrugged off the course throughout the semester.
I think she very much so needs to strengthen her teaching methods very much so!
I appreciated that she was approachable and that she clearly stated that she was open to discussion. She set her standards and was clear on expectations.
great
she needs to learn how to be objective and not favor certain students
I thought they were good and was appropriate for this class
I loved the teacher and definitely her teaching methods as well.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
I was given a new perspective on this course.
Sort of. I guess you could say yes...!
Absolutely!
yes
she has helped me learn how we got here and that we do have a voice and a little how to use it
Yes I have learned alot in this class and will prove beneficial in my career and my life
Yes
22. Other comments:
Nope! Thats it! :)
none
I enjoyed the class but I have to say that the respect wasn't there by some of the students and that I'm sure wasn't a good thing for the teacher. I hope in the future she won't tolerate that behavior.
I would recommend this class to other students.
23. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
24. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
25. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
26. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
27. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
28. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
29. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
30. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
31. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
32. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
33. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found that the only valuable thing was that she had let us watch this movie which was about two ladies who somehow help change the role of women from how it was back then to now. And they helped women get their rights back.
Doing group discussions and being able to get ideas and share thoughts with others and not have the teacher do all the talking.
that she was very helpful in every aspect
how we got our voice and the suffrage
I think the real life experiences that were presented. It made it more real
Learning about and understanding my woman history.
34. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
35. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
36. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
37. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
38. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
39. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
40. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
41. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
42. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
43. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
44. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Her personal experience
I found that the instructor would be most valuable when she e-mails the students to keep them updated and posted.
that she was imaginative
I think her knowledge in all aspects of life and not just what we discussed in class.
She was always there if we needed help or advice
45. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Bright, honest, open
Unorganized, Space and Slurry.
approachable, sensitive, open-minded
understanding careing helpful
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knowledgable, caring, fair
intelligent, caring and fun
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46. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She has added a great value to the educational community here at UH
alright, but could've been better and needs way more practice and knowledge in this field of teaching this subject WOMEN STUDIES. she doesn't neccesarily teach it, I feel, she gives too much of her own opinion.
I feel that I gained more than I expected and it had to do with the teaching techniques. I know more now then I did when I first entered this class.
i would take it again if i could
i am not a fan she brought her personel life to work and was not prepared
I give her an A
really good
47. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
48. Student presentations significantly contribute to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
49. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
50. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
51. The instructor's examples and demonstrations were clear and concise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
52. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)