eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: David Rupke

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David Rupke: ASTR110L, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: ASTR 110L - Survey of Astronomy Laboratory Crn (Section): 70398 (001)    
1. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Outdoor observing with the telescope
1) Telescope viewing of the night-sky, learning how to locate constellations. 2) Learning how to read a sky chart. 3) Worksheets that supoported learning about the constellations. 4) The hands-on parallax exercises really taught me the value of parallax for measuring stellar distances.
having to go and witness the stars and research was the most valuable aspect.
EVERYTHING
Field work
All, it helped me in my lecture class.
The observing in the field.
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Quizzes in the beginning of each class
1) Worksheets that were "busy-work." 2) Using equipment that was faulty or very difficult to use, like the sprectral viewers.
instructor did not give thorough information and help
never going outside for observations stellarium sucks asshole try getting 3d models of the solar system, it would make the concepts WAY easier to understand.. all those arbitrary drawings made material extremely difficult to understand less handouts
none
quizzes
The parallax lab!!!
10. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Being able to name random constellations
When I go camping I'll still be able to find stars and constellations in the night-sky. I also plan to keep the Ridpath textbook and continue to learn more constellations for the fun and excitement of sky-watching.
gazing at the stars and cooridinates
how bad it was nothing personal, but the class was awful
looking at the stars
most likely
The personal attention given by the professor and his TA. I especially appreciated the use of Stellarium and will continue to use it in the future as I intend to make Astronomy a personal hobby.
Too much to answer, this course really challenged my old concepts of astronomy!
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 14 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 4 (29%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 14 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%)
13. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
14. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
15. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
16. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%)