eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Tae Young Ha

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Tae Young Ha: EDCS624E, Spring 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Curriculum Studies
Course: EDCS 624E - School Math Curr: Secondary Crn (Section): 89625 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%) 2 (18%)
4. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
5. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
giving me the idea of how to do group roles with discovery-based learning
Some of the discussion and reading I read for the class. Many were useful in furthering my knowledge of becoming a better teacher with better practices.
It's readings that emphasized mathematical discussions.
The classroom activities shared by my classmates.
The instructor's attempts to meet our needs with this course.
The effectiveness of the professor.
using the methods and strategies learned from class in my classroom.
the resources and lesson ideas that it provided me with.
The worthwhile activity presentations.
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Great resourcfulness of the instructor. I liked the classroom management section from the modules.
presentations from other students to get ideas
Some of the discussion and reading I read for the class. Many were useful in furthering my knowledge of becoming a better teacher with better practices.
I became better at navigating the resources on NCTM.
I really appreciated the emphasis on reflection and critically examining our own practice in light of what we learned from our readings and the professor's own experience.
The readings were always very relevant and helpful to our teaching practice.
The strategies that were introduced have helped me tremendously.
The different methods used to motivate students, and the advice on how to use every minute of class for instruction.
I found the practice-based projects and worth while activities most valuable because I was able to use ideas that other teachers had already found successful. I also enjoyed working through the activities in our grade-level based groups.
Worthwhile activity presentation.
7. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
9. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
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%)
10. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
13. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
14. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
16. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
less talking, go over the practical strategies instead of the philosophical discussions
Limit the number of readings so that we have the time to discuss all of them in class.
The only thing that really bothered me about the course was the fact that the instructor wasn't very clear about grading policies and course expectations. While seemingly nonchalant about certain issues early on, he suddenly switched to a more rigid view on later on. Similarly, he also become more permissive of certain behaviors over time.
He did try his very best to do this, but perhaps something more to facilitate class discussion.
I thought that the course was excellent.
Explain due dates regarding modules and included journal entries more clearly.
Less lecture time and more sharing or group activities.
Make sessions more interactive.
17. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Resourceful Caring Understanding
nice, gentle, accommodating
Knowledgeable and interesting
Resourceful, flexible
Inquisitive, thoughtful, genuine
Caring, flexible
Timely and worthwhile
engaging, flexible
"art of questioning"
Helpful
18. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
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%)
19. 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  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%)