eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Emerson Nahale-a

Available Survey Results

HAW201, Spring 2011
HWST101, Spring 2011
HWST102, Spring 2011
HWST140, Spring 2011
HAW101, Fall 2010
HAW102, Fall 2010
HWST102, Fall 2010
HWST105, Fall 2010
HAW101, Spring 2010
HAW101, Fall 2009
HAW201, Fall 2009
HWST140, Fall 2009
HAW202, Spring 2009
HWST161, Spring 2009
HWST261, Spring 2009
HAW101, Fall 2008
HAW201, Fall 2008
HWST160, Fall 2008
HWST260, Fall 2008
HAW102, Spring 2008
HAW202, Spring 2008
HWST128, Spring 2008
HWST161, Spring 2008
HAW101, Fall 2007
HAW201, Fall 2007
HWST125, Fall 2007
HWST128, Fall 2007
HWST160, Fall 2007

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW201, Spring 2011

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 201 - Intermed Hawai'i Language I Crn (Section): 18235 (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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 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  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 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  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 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  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 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  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I like how we all came good friends and also a family here something very important to me being away from home and not having a family to surrport me in school.
Aloha wau keia papa!!! Maika'i no!!! KAWELO-LEHUA KAWELO-LEHUA!!!!
Fieldtrips & Camp excursions
I liked how on one day out of the week we did ha'i 'olelo's which was very helpful for me to learn.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Kumu is very understanding and works with us in school and outside of school which help me out alot to deal with life itself.
A'ohe mea!
None
N/A
15. Other comments:
Kumu Kihei is a very great kumu.
Maikai no!!!! E ola mau!!!
N/A

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST101, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Humanities
Course: HWST 101 - Hawai'i Culture I: 'Aikapu Crn (Section): 18255 (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  
4.6 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
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  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 1 (9%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
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  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%) 1 (9%)
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  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
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  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
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  
4.67 10 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 10 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 1 (10%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
it is a chance for hawaiians/non-hawaiians to learn about all the things hawaiian.
The laulima assignments were a good thing to do so the students could show what they got out of the reading material and express themselves at the same time. I liked how the instructor related the book to his personal experience which made it easier to relate my own experiences too the subject matter as well.
i really like the way he explaned the subject and love his examples
This course was fun. I enjoyed his presence and the way he communicated with the class. He is easy to relate with and so close with Hawai`i culture. His personality and knowledge gives you the urge to learn more about the subject. Makes you want to be interested too.
It is my first time to take the class about Hawaii culture. I think it is interested that we listened story, watched some tv, and sharer classmates' opinions and stories in the class.
i like taht kehei knew what he was talkin about. he is very educated in the hawaiian culture &i like that he told stories about the lesson that related to his family. his projects and assignments are very doable. very good class!
The things that I liked about this course was the group project because we got to learn about the book and others experiences related to that chapter. I also liked the fact that Emerson Nahale-a shared some of his experiences/stories on the subject and the course book.
I like when Mr. asked everyone what type of Hawaiian things they did for the weekend? But my classmates were very quite. I think my teacher is more out going they the students in my class.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
none
Suguestions would be maybe to not have the class lectures focused so much on a book but rather have the students experience the culture themselves by going on a field trip to Ka'u or something. Sometimes the best ways to learn are are by experirences rather than just a book as a baic foundation of a lesson.
theres no need of changes
I did enjoy the few group projects that we had. Maybe more projects would have been good?
There is nothing to improve in this course.
This is not to correst my kumu just helpful to me. His consistence in consently review the terms in the book help me understand my hawaiiana more. Mahalo Kumu Nahale'a !
15. Other comments:
none
This was a great class. The work load was not heavy but I learned a lot.
it was all good
Great class, awesome teacher. Thumbs up.
your a great teacher. keep doing what your doing
No other comments
Mr. Nahale a you singing very is hawaiian. Keep singing in your class lectures it's very solid. Mahalo Kumu!

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST102, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 102 - Hawai'i Spirituality Crn (Section): 18248 (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  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 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  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 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  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 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  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 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 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 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  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The lectures and activities
i like the merrie monarch extra credit work.
I love that this class was so open ended and that we had many discussions as a class. Also when we were making the broom it was fun i loved going into nature and working on stuff.
n/a
ithad a good time in this class it was very intersting how we connected to alot of things from just one subject
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
no.
more smaller group work.
n/a
15. Other comments:
N/A
NA

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST140, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 140 - Mahi'ai I: Kanu'ai Crn (Section): 18246 (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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 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  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 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  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%) 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  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The trip to Waipi'o was amazing, I love the hands on work we did when we went on our field trips.
I enjoyed this class because it helped me to get in touch with mahi'ai and the aina. the experience i gained will be with me for the rest of my life. the lesson i learned was that we must malama the aina and we can be self sustainable one day and not depend on the barge. EA
Hands on experience is awesome
All the excursions and the projects assigned within each excursion was simply amazing!!! The experiences i got were powerful and instrumental in helping to not just see the connection we as hawaiians have to kalo, but also to Feel it. I hope this program continues.
I really loved this course and learned so much from it. The lessons are pragmatic, applicable to everyday life, expands spirituality, and promotes growth. I hope that this course stays with HCC in future generations to come. It's exciting to see young adults eager to learn about kalo and mahi'ai.
I learned alot about my culture from this class.Mahalo nui...
The instructor shares his views on many relavant issues and is fearless in his approach. He is accommodating and strong in his convictions. He makes you want to be more in tune with your culture. He puts the responsibility on the student to continue to learn and grow. He brings in many resources to the class which I appreciate.
EVERYTHING AND THE FACT THAT WE GOT TO WORK OUTDOORS INSTEAD OF ALWAYS IN CLASS WORKING WITH TEXTBOOKS.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Funding for excursions, internships, etc.
Better safety instructions at off campus sites.
Offer the courses every semester would help so we can graduate
I hope keali'i gets to stay on, his creative ike, mana'o and his love for planting has been an inspiriration to plant sa-moa!!!
not at this time.
no.
NONE
15. Other comments:
Kumu Kihei is an awesome teacher!!
The Best Ever!
Mahalo Kumu Kihei, You have played an important part in my journey to dicovering who I am as a native Hawaiian. Thank you for sharing all your ike, mana'o, stories and talents with us and taking us on an incredible, Super Fun Journey!!!. Simply priceless..... Ahui hou....
Awesome class for students!
GOOD JOB...
KIHEI WAS A GREAT KUMU. I LEARNED A LOT FROM HIM & EVEN THOUGH HAWAIIAN/MAHI'AI ISN'T MY MAJOR, I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE ANOTHER CLASS WITH HIM. I ALSO LIKED THE FACT THAT EVERYONE IN THAT CLASS SHOWED SO MUCH ALOHA & PONO, COMPARED TO OTHER CLASSES.

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW101, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 101 - Elementary Hawai'i Language I Crn (Section): 17369 (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  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 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  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 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  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 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  
4.33 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 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  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 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  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 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  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 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  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Kumu was very skilled at linking each individual student to each assignment. He pushed us to seek out the our own personal history and reasons for learning the language. These connections helped us move forward with the various challenges that learning a new language present. The constant speech assignments were a dreaded but necessary tool to get us comfortable with the spoken language. The classroom activities spurred new knowledge and understanding at an appropriate pace. The projects he assigned were always something that was useful in life as a person and a student. He was most effective at communicating the need to 'olelo Hawai'i to keep the culture alive. Even the necessary vocabulary lists were relevant and assigned in an appropriate fashion.
The interactiveness.
Kumu Kihei, is a EXCELLENT kumu. Maika'i Loa...
I really enjoyed the group work that we did everyday. It allowed the students to interact with each other, something we wouldn't normally do.
the informative way of Kumu's teaching style. the easiness of explanation given on the subject.
Wonders
Maika'i i keia papa!!!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
The teacher introduced us to the online web resource: www.ulukau.org and used it twice in class. I think he could have supplemented our weekly homework assignments by choosing a level-appropriate book for us to read. This was implied and suggested but there was no connection again to course time and I think this would also be a great learning tool (especially if we can talk about the children's books, for example, that we read). Sell the Hawaiian 101 book at the bookstore! It wasn't on the book list and was unavailable when I looked for it. While not necessary for this class, it would be a great tool for us visual learners. For the administration/registrar folks: Advertise the VideoCon classes in outer areas (Waimea, Ka'u) so folks know about the course and how to go about signing up for a "video" spot.
More Huaka`i. Waip`io Was Awesome!
More evening classes...
Maybe a slower pace. I had a hard time because there were other people in the course that were so far ahead, a few of us in the class hard a hard time.
NA
No
a'ohe mea.
15. Other comments:
Kumu Kihei is an outstanding professor. He is passionate about his subject matter and this translates well into his teaching style. He is inspiring and his stories in class motive the students to continue learning. He connects the coursework with outside (related) community service projects and other topics that all the students can connect to (even this non-native malihini). Kihei is flexible, empathetic and a natural public speaker. He craftfully weaves the written and oral language into home assignments and his class teaching methods (we commonly use the internet, computer, whiteboards, indiv/group assignments, etc. in class).... Offering Hawaiian language courses 2x/week at night is a wonderful way to open up this material to a broader group of individuals. I have wanted to talk Hawaiian language for years now but unable to fit the M-F hourly course into my work and academic schedule. I was most pleased to find this course avail this semester and hope that the same option (2x/week @ night) opens up for the Hawaiian 102 course for Spring 2011.
Mahalo kumu
Please have more evening classes offered..
Classes were very entertaining.
No
he went out of his way to help learn the subject. reinforced the subject matter with real life interactions
Maika'i Loa!

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW102, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 102 - Elementary Hawai'i Language II Crn (Section): 17292 (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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
like that we didnt really use na kai ewalu as much i like that he had his own style of teaching hawaiian language
everything
Overall i really loved how this class was very visual. My favorite was the camping trip at the end because that was when everthing was wrapped up for me and i not only built more knowledge but felt a deeper connection to what i was learning. it was an amazing experience!
N/A
i liked the many community service opportunities we were given, it was a great way to interact/give back to our community. the movies/childrens books that were all in 'olelo hawaii were my absolute favorite part of this course. it was great seeing and hearing fluent speakers of our language speak. well, not only speak but share their mana'o on given subjects and circumstances. it was beautiful to see the language spoken by so many different people.
I was very pleased with how this class was presented. I was able to relate due to the fact that he incorporated our true cultural aspect of it all. Kumu kihei should be commended for his style of teaching some may say it doesnt work however i must disagree. I am now a firm believer that i am now kanaka mauoli....mahalo kumu kihei for helping me see this. All projects and assingments were given in such a way that i was able to achieve my goals.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
no suggestions
no
Maybe more intercommunication with each other in Hawaiian.
N/A
The one and only thing i would love to see is that the days be only twice a week and that the time still stay to 2hr or even 2 1/2 hrs. This would allow more time for student teacher interaction. Especially with language it is important to have the time it needs to do this.
15. Other comments:
this class was really maikai wish i could have joined you folks at waipio
no
I had an awesome time in this course.
N/A
Kumu Kihei is good at what he does. he has his own style of teaching and techniques thats what makes him Kihei. I would love to have the privledge of working along side him to continue my growth as a native hawaiian. I am forever grateful and blessed to have the oppurtunity to grab on to my Hawaii.

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST102, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 102 - Hawai'i Spirituality Crn (Section): 17945 (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  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%) 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  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 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  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 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  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 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  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 1 (9%)
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  
4.4 11 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
What a variety of activities, assignments and speakers! I think it was a difficult concept to really explain but Kihei helped to really get my thought processes working as well as on the emotional level. Liked that I learned to see things from a different perspective. It's not always easy to share things about oneself but Kihei was not judgmental so it wasn't too hard although I hate talking in front of the class.
Best hawaiian class I have had. Kehei's method of teaching Hawaii sprituality was impressive. My thought about this class before was just to fill a space in my schdule. Now I am blown away and so glad I took this class. I love that we didn't have a book to follow or there was no wrong answer. That for once being a student our choice and oppion was the right answer. Awsome
I liked everything about this course! In every way that kumu kihei said and tried to make it from his personal view or life, i connected to it in some way. Being able to get knowledge from someone whose done it, and been there are the best way to learn things. The assignments that we did in class, open up ourselves to each other and know that we go through different things, but we come together and still get the chance to learn same things and be able to work without having a disagreement but understand each others points of views.
this class was a experience that i would never forget.
This course opened my eyes to alot of mea hawai'i. I was scared to try and learn it because of my family's religion(Christianity) but now I realize that my Kupuna were more akamai than the Po'e Haole and their akua.
working on everything in class with you...
every thing
the free thinking
I really enjoyed this class of all the classes I took this semester. It has awakened my love for the Hawaiian culture.
This course BLEW My MInd!!! I loved having in person practioners come and share. The chosen videos we watched were excellent and appropriate for this course and were very moving and all really got me thinking about my ancestors and now i find myself wanting (w/out fear!!!) to establish closer relationship to kupuna. I thought our finals project the creation project was brilliant!!
This course is very interesting in terms of getting to know the spirituality of the Hawaiians. I like this course because it's very deep and conscience at times. I mean it helps me to understand what other people or races think about their ancestors and the beliefs.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
Make it two semesters.
no you are perfect...
the airconditioning
None, more time would have been great though.
I would like to see included a small trip on makali'i, and to down waipio valley's ohana taro farm. Loved the disscussion process rather than text book learning!!!! or other even to the crator (or maybe that should be for hawaii spirituality 2 level...LOL!!!!)
15. Other comments:
Thank you for the great speakers that visited with us and shared their mana'o. They really helped to show what spirituality is.
This is the only class that I've been able to learn something and really take it in deep in me.
Maika'i loa!
awesome and keep it up i want to be in your class next semester...hahhaahaha
im all spiritual
Overall, I am greatful and happy that i took his class. I was impressed especially when he shared mo'oleo with class thru music, story, chant and some very personal and difficult spiritual experiences thats really hard to talk about. I had noted a few of his statements that were profound for me and i wish i had them with me right now as it would be for me a perfect ending to show that he thru his own spiritual ways weather he knew that or not, dunno, has taken me to a new and much more open spiritual plane that i've been struggggglllling to get to for soooo long!!!! Mahalo Nui Loa Kumu Kihei! "whew!" was heavy!!! but an awsome journey!!!! Exhaling now....Time fo HOIKE!!!!

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST105, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 105 - Hawai'i Plant Culture Crn (Section): 17299 (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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 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  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%) 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  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%) 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  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%) 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  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%) 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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 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  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 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  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
We got to do hands-on learning, which I prefer more than just staying in the classroom glued to the textbook.
I really enjoyed learning about the Wao Akua, and the importance of every tree.
I learned more than I thought I would about plants. I found my connection and look at life different now. I learned how to make a lot of helpful things too.
It is such a shame that I have completed my cultural courses and am not able to do another elective in Hawaiian Studies, otherwise, I would have anxiously signed up in one of his classes. Kumu Nahale'a was the teacher, who taught me to learn more about myself through his assignments and hands-on experiences. It wasn't about a class, but a learning tool to become aware of my self-identity in his course. Although it was "Hawaiian Plants", I learned and am grateful that I began to see how my relationship with plants, is a deeper understanding of my person, to who I am in this universe. Unlike other subjects, my roots, my life, my blood as a native Hawaiian was never really taught in my family, but it came to life. This class provided me the understanding of connection to my Self. I came in as a closed minded person who wanted to grow stuff, but no...not this class. How does one explain the awesome awareness of spirituality? Who am I was a question I asked myself because life didn't have meaning or purpose, until now. Now I know my purpose. Now I know life's meaning. It isn't the plants, but to whom the plant is and how it is related to all living beings of life. I am so aware of the aina, what respect and kuleana really is as a native Hawaiian. I grew up in a Filipino culture, losing my mom at age 6 (Hawaiian), and Kumu's class was the one chosen for me because I was suppose to have had another teacher for this class. Now I know things happen for a reason. I connected with my mom again. I reclaimed what I thought I lost, and I have a legacy for my children. Kumu presents the message of the Hawaiian Plants in a narrative which makes you think about what it means to you and those around you. He offers the hands on experience and shares his mana'o, from the heart, that when you leave class, you feel inspired and grateful. Knowledge is good because we learn, but the energy of this knowing, is beyond knowledge and that is what Kumu represented. He offered the tools to open your understanding and inspired your journey. He is awesome when he does an oli. I am blessed today more so, because he allowed the class to get in touch from within. I will miss his class, but not his teachings, because that is imprinted in my heart and soul. Mahalo
most of the work was hands on, and it really made you want to do the work and i feel it was the best way to teach because of the hands on work, my attendence was not the best but to me it dont matter if i dont get a A because i learned alot that i will always ues and never forget mahalo nui.
The fact that it involved alot of hands on activities and the assignments were very interesting to me.
i like how we are learning how to do hands on projects. it makes me learn about how hawaiians used to do things without any modern tools today.
Kehei has a calm and collected way of teaching. His class room environment makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Never afraid to ask a question and always waiting to laugh. Hawaiian plants was a great learning experience and it has brought more in touch with plants. All our class projects was fun and most were my first time making hau, o'o and dye. Had a blast....Mahalo
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
none.
Small kine. When get a video, try finish, um..no can help because of class time, but I just wanted to see more. Mahalo.
even though we had alot of hands on we could have hade some feild trips and stuff like that but i really loved the course and it was very benificial for me
None! Don't rock the boat!
i think he should make this class longer so we can go on field trips to experience hands on experience more to make it more effective in our lives.
15. Other comments:
Although at times we pretty much taught ourselves, it was a good course.
none.
Mi believe,Malama aina mi believe....Mahalo nui,,.RESPECT,ALOHA,.............Akua all day....Sooo Whooop
N/A
no, he did a pretty good job for this class.

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW101, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 101 - Elementary Hawai'i Language I Crn (Section): 16442 (0)     16500 (0)     16834 (0)     16835 (IN2)     16501 (INT)     16836 (WE2)     16502 (WEB)    
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  
3.67 6 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%)
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  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 2 (100%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (25%)
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  
3.17 6 1.83 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.17 6 1.83 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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 (20%) 1 (25%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
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%) 1 (100%)
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  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
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  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I would work on communication with the students.
None
Nothing. His teaching techniques were wonderful and helped me in sitting through his class every day. I loved the fact that i enjoyed his lectures and was entertained while learning. His storys were helpful in my learning.
nothing
non
I think a field trip at the beginning of the semester would be good then the class can bond, and it makes the rest of the course easier. For example we went camping right before school ended, and after hanging with everyone I feel connected, but then as soon as we get back school is over.
I would encourage the student to do more vocabulary.
A TEACHERS AID WOULD HELP. I WOULD HAVE A MANDATORY CAMP OUT EACH MONTH OF OHANA IN A HAWAI'I EMERSION ENVIRONMENT.
Teach what the course is about. We did not start learning sentence structure till the end of the semester.
i would be more organized and teach the steps. I dont know what grade i will be getting but this class seemed like it was scattered and he made alot of mistakes which i feel will be held against the class. it is now almost the end of the semester and i did all my assignments and watched all the lecture but still dont feel that im getting a good grade. I dont know exactly where i stand but i asked and i got a respond but i didnt get my grade yet.
I would have the course units ready to go. I would not wait for 3+ weeks before starting to teach. I would have made sure the slide shows/video & audio portions of my class were working correctly and I would have updated equipment to meet these needs. I would give the students more time to work on the assignments, which would give them more time to understand the language a bit better.
respond to student inquires before the assaignments are due
Nothing!!!! Everything was perfect!!!!!!!
For any student interested in a language course, to stress to any student with NO basic skills or exposure to first take a classroom course where the instructor is present and available to answer or respond immediately to any questions or concern. Online courses are great and convenient to those who are strong independent learners and some exposure or knowledge helps especially when taking a language course that is online.
It is hard to say there are many ways to teach language, I have no clue, and I do not have enough data or experience to tell, I will take another class and so I will be able to make a fair comparison. For now I don't even know if it would be possible to change, but clearly was a lot to absorb.I am sure a lot of people appreciate the cultural aspect of the language, but in my opinion it consumed to much time . Leaving just a few weeks to rush into the grammatical issues.
This is my first time taking Hawaiian language, so I wouldn't know what to say. But I was hoping to benefit in speaking Hawaiian at least with the basic structure from the beginning of course.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Good teacher and methods of teaching.
The teacher & his teaching methods were very unique but made class very interesting.
He is a great instructor that has taught me to make language my own personal journey. He clearly knows the subject well and has his own unique way of teaching.
he made my 1st time experience in hawaiian culture totally worth it. i learned so much & i am so thankful!
great teaching
I like Kumu's way of teaching, he guides and teaches you but isnt always on your butt.... its up to the individual to either do it or not. Also in the beginning, he explains and spends alot of time on the fuctions of launages and the concepts.... after knowing that then we do sentence structures, it all comes together after.
He has a great way of relating the hawaiian language to stories and it keeps me interested.
HE IS CONCISE AND PRECISE WITH HIS HISTORICAL FACTS. HE HAS TRULY INSPIRED ME ! HE IS A VERY DEDICATED MAN ! I WILL MAKE IT A POINT TO TAKE ANOTHER CLASS WITH KUMU.
I did not learn much from his teaching methods.
horrible
I think the teacher knows his Hawaiian. His teaching methods are more suited to face to face teaching than for online instruction. More interaction from the instructor was needed.
his instructions for assisgnments were not clear
Great!!!
He introduced the basic content and structure of the Hawaiian Language and gave specific examples.
Like I said I have no clue what could have been done differently, it is hard to teach language online, almost impossible. I think he did what he could, running into some technical issues with the sound that was not synchronized with the power points lectures, but it was not a big deal. I will do this class again with another instructor and see what could have been done better.
I think everyone has their own ways of teaching a subject, and this was Kumu's way of teaching.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes.
Oh YEAH!!
I believe he has contributed to my knowledge with giveing me an idea of how 'olelo hawaii works.
he has definately contributed to my general knowleged in many different aspects.
absolutely
very well
Yes... Through this course I have learned alot about my culture and my self. I wish Kihei would teach Hawaiian Language 102,
Definatly! I have a deeper appreciation for the hawaii language.
SEE #20
No much contributed.
a little
There has been some contribution made to my general knowledge...but not as much as I'd hoped.
no really
Yes,very much!
He did share the basic content and structure of the Hawaiian Language and showed great experience and knowledge of the content.
Believe or not, I did learn a lot. I am a ukulele player and Hula dancer and yes I now sing and dance with more confidence, because I have a pretty good understanding of what the song is about.
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22. Other comments:
Dificult class.
Awesome class Kihei. Glad that you were are teacher. Had fun!!
Mahalo Kumu! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.I greatly appreciate all that you have taught me and i hope to have you as a teacher again.
Great job to Kumu Kihei! I would absolutely recommend his class to anyone!!!
He is a good teacher.
Kumu I just want to say that this was a great semester. You are a very cool, down to earth guy just trying to survive like the rest of us. and what you saving your slippers for something special? I never see you wearing um at the ceremony today..... Aloha see you around.. by the way my kalo is big already:)
Mahalo nui loa!!
MAHALO NUI FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY HEART FELT WORDS ABOUT KUMU NAHALE-A PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME IF I CAN BE OF ANY HELP. ALOHA KUMUOLA=VICTOR 925 285 1698
The instructor clearly knows his Hawaiian. Unfortunately, he would be much more effective in a face-to-face situation than through the internet. If I were to continue on to Hawaiian 102 with another instructor, I would be lost.
I totally enjoyed this class. The kumu is great,always willing to help the students.
Look forward to continue on in learning more content and structure of the Hawaiian language and to be able to practice the language more and to be able to apply and speak in more complex terms of the Hawaiian language. Mahalo.
It was a interesting class
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Emerson Nahale-a: HAW101, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 101 - Elementary Hawai'i Language I Crn (Section): 15674 (0)     15675 (INT)     15676 (WEB)    
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  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (100%)
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  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Language classes in PERSON at West Hawaii!! How are you supposed to learn another language via internet???
maybe allow more time for students to do bigger projects other than a week because some people may be more busy than others. Also to send out the right assignments. thank you.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Kumu Nahale is a good instructor. He knows the material and is willing to help. It seemed a little overwhelming of a course however.
NA
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
NA
22. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW201, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 201 - Intermed Hawai'i Language I Crn (Section): 15688 (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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
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  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
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  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%)
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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
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  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
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  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
i think that many teachers have a unique way of teaching and believe that having a feeling of where people he/she have a better understanding of teaching this course. i dont think i would change much that was being taught.
The course was perfect. I would'nt change anything...
nothing.
I would review on subjects on a monday just to see if they rememmber the material from lastweek.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
i think it was very effective. i wish that more committment was established within the students dirrection of study to this course.
I think kumu Kehei's teaching methods were really effective and understandable. I feel that in this type of learning and teaching we need more teachers like kumu Kehei Nahalea who are diversified and knowledgeable in thier subject of teaching.
good, maybe get into more detail...=]
They are great.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes, much was explained how to take Hawaiian language out in the community and how it can benefit others.
As far as my general knowledge and learning skills i have been able to recognize different language patterns, be able to olelo (speak) in these patterns and i have become more confident in my ability to olelo (speak) around oher people who is at a higher level than me.
better understand the language and got more comfortable speaking it
Yes
22. Other comments:
I was glad to have taken this course how to brush up on old ways of engagement and application, I would highly encourage others to take this class.
mahalo nui loa.
I wouldn't mind taking this class again to better my knowledge.

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST140, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 140 - Mahi'ai I: Kanu'au Crn (Section): 15725 (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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
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  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I wouldnt improve anything. I would not change anything i learned a lot and i appreciate it in many ways.
Nothing, this was a fun class and a fun learning experience.
I liked the format.
Nothing. Its all good. MAHALO NUI...
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
My teachers methods of teaching was the best of many teachers. He didnt stress us out. We had lots of fun and enjoyed the culture of Mahi'ai.
He was a great teacher and his teaching made me learn a lot.
I was inspired by the instructor's passionate explanations of culturally significant information. He presented his perspective well.
Its great. The text were interesting and very helpful to our subject. I really appreciate that type of mana. The hands on work was very useful, because we actually HANA, we putting in work. We gaining direct experience, which is very helpful, and I give Thanks, Bless...
good teacher
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes
I learned a lot in this class as for job skills if i get into planting this class has helped me out alot.
Yes, absolutely. From Kumulipo to growing techniques for kalo.
Yes. He keeps me on track to do the hana pono. He is very understanding and very helpful. I give thanks for the opportunity to do this type of work, and learn from Kihei. The knowledge and skills gained is unexplainable, MAHALO NUI...
yes
22. Other comments:
The instructor brought in other people to talk with the class. The course included a wide-range of experiences and information.
MAHALO NUI, ALOHA, HOLOMUA, OLA PONO, ITS ALL GOOD... THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND OPPORTUNITIES SHARED...

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW202, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 202 - Interm Hawaiian Lang II Crn (Section): 18173 (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  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
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  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
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  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
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  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
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  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
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  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
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  
4.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Nothing
use textbook and do grammer over and over
Maybe us student can try more to speak in Hawaiian to each other.
Maika'i loa keia papa i ke kumu.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think his teaching methods are one of the best I've ever had the privilege of experiencing.
he has a lot of knowledge about hawaiian cultural things. but most students are lack of the knowledge of language and taking this course, so, i wish that he should have done more and more grammer in the class.
Our teacher has taught us how to use the language to connect to our self and to strongly be grounded as a human being. It was not only the language we learned but it was the motivation to use the language to be a better person.
It works to build our foundation as hawaiians so that when we take higher courses, we don't forget our purpose.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
I have learned things from him that will stick with me for a lifetime.
he knows about hawaiian culture things, so, when he taught us the culture, it was fun a lot.
Yes, he has taught as how to be strong and support our community by knowing oursleves more.
The hawaiian culture isn't general knowledge. He's exposed me to my culture through language, concepts, and practices. I'm more connect with my culture because of his teachings
22. Other comments:
This is one of the best classes and teachers I've ever had.
i liked his class but i think he should teach music or culture kind. as for language, it would be hard for most students to learn language without teaching grammers.
e ha'o ana wau i keia papa a me ke kumu!

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST161, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 161 - Kalo (Taro) Culture II Crn (Section): 18188 (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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
16. The instructor graded 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%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing
I wouldn't change a thing
Nothing.
Because we are constanly learning with the elements calss can never be predicted. So i wouldn't change a thing.
i learn so much, i love it
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
very cool teacher
He was awesome
Kumu Nahale-a teaches with great and meaningful insights to all of his students. I love when teaches us how land, water, sky, and starts all have a connection to the centers of our hearts.
Kehei is the perfect teacher for this course.
i learn perfectly well with my kumu
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
very much so kumu kihei has shared some cool things with my self and also fellow classmates
He has made me want to do more for myself, family, and community by making a garden.
Kumu Nahale-a teaches us the importance of our Hawaiian culture and to always keep that connection alive in us and for the next generation.
More than enough.
yes
22. Other comments:
mahalo kihei bradd nates
He is awesome
Kumu Nahale-a is an awesome guy. He is the best and a cool singer.
I LOVE KALO =]

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST261, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 261 - Huki `Ai-Harvest & Mkt Crn (Section): 18189 (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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%)
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  
3.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
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  
3.75 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.75 4 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.89 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
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  
3.75 4 1.89 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
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  
3.75 4 1.89 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.89 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
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  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
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  
3.75 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
get a teacher who actually knows the topic and has the time to be available, and the foresight to plan things more than 1 day before they need to happen.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
he sucks. he's never prepared, he's always late if he even shows. he's always just winging it. And having us do things just to impress others. He never has time for us and I still have unanswered questions from last semester, and he knows this and doesn't seem to care. kihei is a great guy but as a teacher he falls really short of the quality the students deserve and that is found in the other teachers in HLS.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
no
22. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW101, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 101 - Elementary Hawaiian I Crn (Section): 17248 (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  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.95 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
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  
4.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
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  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 7 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 7 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
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  
3.71 7 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
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  
3.86 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
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  
3.86 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
a'ole!
I would implement more field trips for hands on learning using the concepts we learned to strengthen the understanding
I would require a textbook. I would not try a whole new method of teaching not knowing if it would be effective, especially without teaching materials for the student to refer to and study from at home.
Add another hour to the class would have defenitly help improve into deeper understanding of the class work.
i would have more practice work to do. and i would change the way it is taught
I wouldn't improve anything I was determine to understand Hawaiian culture better now. If I had to change something is the room because Hawaiian culture involves more outside then in.
I wouldn't change a thing or want to teach the course because Kumu Kihei did a good job and I wouldn't be able to teach the class to meet their understanding.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think that his teaching methods are easy to grasp and also challenging at times.
Did not care for the method of teaching.
Good
i think that the teachers methods were effective and easy to understand.
I think everything was successful because I understand Hawaiian Vocabulary even better.
Kumu Kihei is a very cool guy and helpful guy also. He gave tips that can help the student use hawaiian language easier out of class and school. The methods are good because basically if you want to speak hawaiian sit down with a kupuna and talk stories and listen and learn of your ancestors.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
I did learn more than I knew. However, I was disappointed I was not able to progress further.
Yes
yes
Learning skills are good in this course.
Kumu Kihei did contributed, he helped me remember what I had learned in high school and taught me more. Now my skills is now at a new level I just got to keep practicing and just keep learning...
22. Other comments:
This is was my favorite class of the two i took up!
Teaching seemed secondary to other activities. Things did improve after a time.
I think they should have pictures with the hawaiian word in the class.
awesome
Thank You Kumu for Teaching me more then I did I really appreciate it.
Thank You Kumu for everything!!!

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW201, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 201 - Interm Hawaiian Language I Crn (Section): 17249 (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  
4.27 11 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
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  
4.27 11 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
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  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
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  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
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  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
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  
4.18 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
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  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
a.Let the students learn the sentence pattern first, and then try to make them practice using it in the conversations. b.Use the "Na Kai 'Ewalu" would be helpful for students considering to go to UHH to continue 'olelo Hawai'i.
Nothing.
Have students olelo to each other to practice speaking and to practice pernouncing the hawaiian words.
I wouldn't underestimate the student's knowledge of the Hawaiian language and 'olelo more often in class.
Nothing
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Very creative and unique. Motives the native Hawaiian students to be engaged in the culture and practice it. He taught us the language is always connected with the language.
Maika'i loa
Great teacher. I really appreciated the many different ways the teacher taught if someone didn't understand something, he would approach it in a different way.
I really enjoyed being in this teacher's class. I learned a lot about the Hawaiian language and it's connection to me, a Hawaiian. He is on the right track with his teaching methods. I would have liked to have him challenge us more on developing vocabulary and speaking.
awesome teacher. how does what I think measure his ability? this is a lame question.
good
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
He has taught us how to be motivated.How to be engaged with the culture and the language.
ae
Taught me how to look at situations in different angles, not just one way.
He has contributed to my knowledge, cultural belief, and having confidence as a Hawaiian.
yes
yes
22. Other comments:
Mahalo for always challenging us!!
'Olelo in class and encourage.
Kihei is a great kumu

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST160, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 160 - Kalo (Taro) Culture I Crn (Section): 17256 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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%) 3 (60%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 3 (60%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%) 3 (60%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%) 4 (80%)
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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
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%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
a. I wouldn't change anything b. I wouldn't change anything
Drop Imiloa work site. They dont need the help, but the group project is great.
request for a longer class period
Nothing, it was great.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
He was good and taught it to us hands on
lame question. what I think of him does not measure his ability. this is plantation mentality. his teaching methods are great.
A great method
it was easy for me to learn and pick-up the information
He made it fun and exiting. I loved this course.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes he has
yes
of course, no doubt
yes, a lot
DEFINETLY
22. Other comments:
Kihei is a great kumu.
great kumu, teacher
KALO culture is an AWESOME course.

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST260, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 260 - Lo`i Kalo-Wetland Taro Crn (Section): 17257 (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  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 4 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.52 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.52 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
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  
3.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
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  
3.6 5 1.67 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
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  
3.8 5 1.64 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
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  
3.75 4 1.89 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Well, I know it couldn't be helped, but the days chosen to go to Waipi`o was always not a good time for me. I either had prior obligations and/or family kuleana to take care of. Other assignments were given as a result, but I never got a chance to completing them. I guess I concentrated alot on our group's kuleana, trying to make sure we were on the ball with everything, but even that was difficult. Majority of the time, the same people showed up and participated. I was a bit overwhelmed and never had enough time to do the make-up assignments needed for missing the Waipi`o trips.
we learned nothing about lo'i. We did others things, but this was the lo'i semester.
Some concepts or projects were difficult to achieve. For me I would gather the whole class and take the time to explain to them about a huge project and to see if it is possible. I think working together would get thing done.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I thought he was fair. Although we were mostly independent studying, I think he provided me with the assistance as requested, and needed. The group thing was OK, but the same 4 out of 6 people always seemed to take care of the kuleana expected of us as a group.
I think he took the semester off. don't know what he did, but we never saw him, and he was never around when we tried to see him in office.
Kumu Kihei teaches us the importance of our hawaiian culture by taking us to feild trips and getting to meet other kumu's. Kumu Kihei also opens up our minds with deep meaningful energy that is connected with the culture.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
He always does. Every semester so far I know I have gained great knowledge I didn't have walking in.
very littlt.
Kumu Kihei takes the time to talk with his students if we had any trouble with our assignments. He also really helps with new students who is introduced to the culture.
22. Other comments:
this semester was a bust. i like independent study kine things, but when will we get to learn about lo'i. we didn't do that this semester....
Kumu Kihei is a great teacher who loves the culture and shares it with us.

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW102, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 102 - Elementary Hawaiian II Crn (Section): 16191 (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  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
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  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
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  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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  
4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
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  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
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  
3.67 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
3.83 6 0.75 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I wish we had the huaka'i to Waipi'o...never been there!
Let us learn first, the things that take a while to understand and mix it with everything we're learning
i would make my students olelo more and have vocab tests.
More of the games that were played towards the end of the semester.
more time for grammer
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
The teacher was well prepared and always kept me on my toes. Never a dull moment....but the learning atmospher was always a comfortable one.
Very good
I highly respect the teacher and he opened my eyes to a lot of things. His teaching method was not really effective.
Kumu continues to find his balance between what is required from an institution steep in Western teaching technigues and what is pono for native Hawaiian learners.
His teaching method was good. He didn't make us bored.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes, greatly! Sentence structures that i did not understand from Haw 101 was made clear to me by the instructure.
Yes
he was contributed to my knowledge more then just the subject but I expected alittle more.
Yes.
22. Other comments:
Mahalo nui for a fun but kick ass semester!!
without telling classes were canceled

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW202, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 202 - Interm Hawaiian Lang II Crn (Section): 16192 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%)
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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%)
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  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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. The instructor graded fairly.
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. 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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing
I wouldn't change anything.
Have more Huaka'i
I would have more group activities and projects. I would also like to have the students already be able to 'olelo hawai'i during the whole class period which forces them to learn faster and better.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
okay
His teaching method is good and understanding. We always went on the board and put pressure on the students which is a good thing that way we know the subject matter well.
He is a great person, and he knows what he is teaching
Instructor was helpful and knew the subject metter very well.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
Yes
I learned so much and I wish that he could teach a 300 level.............
yes
22. Other comments:
Mahalo nui loa

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST128, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 128 - Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Crn (Section): 16196 (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  
4.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
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  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
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  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
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  
3.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
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  
3.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
i guess i'd just be more on it.
I would make it longer instead of only 2 days. I would do this so that I could teach the students more about the subject matter and hopefully the students would be able to grasp the true significants of the Native hawaiian tool that we would make in the
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think the teacher is a really good guy, but as far as his teaching methods he needs improvement.
His teaching methods were effective.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
kinda not really
He did contribute to my general knowledge of making Native Hawaiian tools. This term was the O'o.

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST161, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 161 - Kalo (Taro) Culture II Crn (Section): 16199 (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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%)
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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
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 made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
i guess i'd just be more on in. The wall went down. and due to lack of this i lost interest in this class.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
His teaching methods are okay, i just think he needs to be more on it.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
kinda, but not really because my interest in this class went down completely.
Most definitely.
22. Other comments:
This teacher is a really awesome guy, i think maybe he was just not into this semester and personally neither was I.

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW101, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 101 - Elementary Hawaiian I Crn (Section): 15271 (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  
4.0 11 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
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  
4.27 11 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%)
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  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
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  
4.18 11 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
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  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
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  
4.27 11 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
3.91 11 1.14 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing he teaches in a way i can understand and eaisier to translate eng to haw
I would do more basic grammer
be concistent on language writing and speaking.
i wouldn't change anything.
The only thing that i would change is more language lessons.
nothing
Some imporovements that I would do is make more language projects and or assignments to help with speaking more. Other than that the learning and the overall studies is good enough for me.
I can't say I could have done a better job.
a.vocabulary b.I have no idea.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
awsome
We didn't have to buy the text, we never use it.
Fair but need stay on one subject at a time.
i think he did a good job and knew his course very well.
I really like the teacher's methods of learning outside of class.
the best!
Kihei is an exellent teacher, with knowledge exceeding my expectation of a language teacher. He used culture as the foundation of his teachings, an excellent concept.
My teacher has a very relaxed teaching style. But his knowledge and experience in the course is so strong, using his personal lifestyles to teach and trying to relate to the class, is very smart. In other words it's a hands on teaching style and I enjoy l
Kihei, has good teaching methods.
I think it's good. He challenged students to come up board and write Hawaiians. This is good opportunity for students.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
some what but need to be consistent in language hua pilina.
Yes he has contributed to my knowlege very so, by explaining to our class what is going on in everyday events and relating it to our course.
Yes he has contributed to my general knowledge skills.
yes!
Kihei has not only contributed to my learning skill and knowledge, he helped me access my culture through the language. He has inspired me to learn more about my culture which includes the language and practices.
In a sense he has contributed many ideas to where I should be headed in life and my reason for being here in college.
Yes
He taught us about modern problems in Hawaii.
22. Other comments:
I really liked this teacher. I learned alot and not just language.
Kumu Nahale-a is awesome.
i feel there were a few students who did not understand his teaching methods. they wanted to be taught straight from the book... translated from english to hawaiian. these are the student who i felt did not bennifit much in his class because their main
None

Emerson Nahale-a: HAW201, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian
Course: HAW 201 - Interm Hawaiian Language I Crn (Section): 15272 (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  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%)
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  
3.8 10 1.75 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 10 1.78 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 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  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
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  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 10 1.71 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.49 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
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  
4.0 10 1.7 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%)
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  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.7 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.57 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
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  
3.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
3.9 10 1.66 Freq(%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I do not think I would change or improve anything.
i think we should learn more. i do not feel that the information he provided was enough and i feel the entire class was eager to learn more than we did this past semester.
More 'Olelo!
I would personally like more 'olelo hawai'i spoken during the class. If the instructor needs something or he tells us to do something saying it ma ka 'olelo hawai'i would help me become more comfortable using it daily.
speak only Hawaiian
If can, more hands-on projects.
Nothing
If I was a Techer, teaching Hawaiian Langauge to the year students, I wouldn't improve it. Due to fact Kihei thought us how to relate the langauage to our everyday life. Maybe I would change some of the work that was thought this semester. But other then
a. To improve this course I would like to see more hands on activities like outdoor projects or traveling to visit Hawaiian Imersion Schools. Also more group activities would be nice. b. I would not like to change anything.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I thought the teacher's teaching methods were highly effective and applied directly to subject matter.
the lectures were good and taught clearly.
great hands on experience!
I enjoy Kihei's style of teaching. We get to know the language on a more intimate level than just grammatics....
I think it was not good because that was almost same as Haw101 class. I need more improvement.
Easy to learn from and instills a passion for the subject.
Great
At some point in his teaching methods it wasn't clear. Well other days it was. HE had a way to really connect to the students. He wanted to make us reliaze that everything around us connect us to our Kupuna and that somewhere and somehow they effect us.
This Hawaiian language teacher is very good because he has a lot of knowledge of not only the Hawaiian language, but also Hawaiian culture and to truely understand Hawaiian language you need to know the culture as well. His teaching methods are good and f
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
In my opinion what I learned in this class definitely has an impact on my everyday life and is helping me to grow as a person.
yes
yes! especially in the lo'i and with the '??ina!
Not too special.
Yes, by far
Yes
Yes, He did. I thought He was a really a good techer and that he taught very well.
I believe he has contributed to both general knowledge and learning job skills.
22. Other comments:
I am very happy that I took this class. The teacher is very easy to relate to and I learned a lot about the Hawaiian Language and how it is influenced by our natural environment and kupuna. I learned how important the Hawaiian language is to understand
the instructor missed alot of classes and i do not feel that is fair to the students that want to learn 'olelo hawai'i because, although he does know the alot of information, he wasnt there to give us the knowledge.
The class was too many cancel (over 10 times), and also, he often did short cut the class time.

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST125, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 125 - Hawaiian Plants & Their Uses Crn (Section): 15274 (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  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%)
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  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%)
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  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
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  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
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  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
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  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.18 11 0.98 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I liked this class and think that if there was an area to study all different hawaii plants, that would be helpful
nothing
I would question the students more, test them, see if they are paying any attention. I would bring a new activity everyday with a important message behind each one.
Overall, the processes in learning was very comprehensive.
i would include more worksheets to reflect on the lectures.
Maybe a set schedual for where class will be for the whole semester. review more.
I would provide a more effective communication system between the students and the teacher. Class was canceled on numerous occasions and for those students who have to travel a far just to come to class, this was upsetting and disappointing. Sending an em
More hands-on projects.
I wouldn't improve nothing to this class. And would have not change anything!
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I like his teaching methods because it is hands on and you are seeing and leaning, not just hearing
great
I feel he is very hands on and most people learn better that way, i felt he was more trying to teach us what he knows instead of stress on the topic which is how you learn, from your elders and what they did.
He is a very very smart man.
His teaching methods could be improved.
Helpful get in locked in your mind.
He never seem motivated to teach and therefor the students did not take this class serious.
He's perfect.
I think He teaching methods in plant class was really good. He really knew what he was talking about and knew how to connect back to our Kupuna.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
my general knowledge about the land around my and the plants that are living in my yard
yes
He has taught me things that I will use for the rest of my life....He has really made me feel better about my culture and myself. Being there is what its all about.
Absolutly!
yes
Yes I can now carry this in to my feild of study to better myself.
Very little.
Yes, he's contributed to both.
yes he has.
22. Other comments:
This was a wonderful class and I think that my teacher was very knowledgable
great teacher,mahalo,aloha
Kihei is so personal and treats each person with respect. He has been one of the most interesting teachers/people that i have met.
I am very happy I took this class!
Everone should take this class
I was very disappointed with this class. The class started off strong but soon fell short of what I expected from a college course. Class was canceled too many times!

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST128, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 128 - Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Crn (Section): 15432 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%)
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 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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 used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
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%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
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%)
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
There is nothing needed to be improved for this course.
I wouldn't change a thing. I loved this class!
more class time with tools
nothing
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Greatly appreciated! Very explanatory with subjects that he covered in this course.
I think this teacher is great. He's encouraging and helpful, yet allows students to work independently.
good use of outside resources/demonstrations
great
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes.
Yes. This teacher is a hard worker and an admirable individual. He's an aloha person who really knows how ot work well with students.
yes i
yes
22. Other comments:
Great class! I enjoyed the guest speaker too. I especially enjoyed learning about the spirituality involved with the work.

Emerson Nahale-a: HWST160, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Hawaiian Studies
Course: HWST 160 - Kalo (Taro) Culture I Crn (Section): 15277 (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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 3 (60%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%) 3 (60%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%) 3 (60%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%)
16. The instructor graded 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%)
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  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Having quizes throughout the semester rather than a huge one at the end would be nice. That way, the student can learn as he goes along rather than trying to cram it all in at one time.
More hands-on projects
nothing
nothing, good teacher
I would create more worksheets to connect to what was being learned throughout the class so that we dont forget the information.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I always enjoy Kihei's classes... Perhaps though, having more varieties of activites for such a large class would be more proactive...
Easy to learn from and instills a passion for the subject.
the best!
good
His teaching methods were good and allowed each of us to learn how to work together and be indiviuals.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yrs
Yes!
yes
yes!
22. Other comments:
Kumu Nahale-a is the best!
none