eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Kelly Roberts

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Kelly Roberts: DIS681, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Center on Disability Studies
Course: DIS 681 - Multicultural Iss in Disabilty Crn (Section): 76604 (001)     1518 (411)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
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%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
8. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
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%)
9. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
10. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
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%)
11. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 6 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
12. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
13. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The material learned, specifically on how to be culturally sensitive.
I appreciate having used different models for better understanding the complexities and dynamic nature of culture.
The case study about a client from a certain culture that we needed to write.
the book "the spirit catches you and you fall down"
14. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The relevant and informative reading list
I've used materials from this class to construct guides to assist me and my staff with making culturally informed decisions on recruiting, engaging, and conducing interviews/assessments for a longitudinal study.
The different cultures that we explored; it was interesting to have a specific cultural focus each week for our discussions/posts.
15. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Professor didn't have much interaction throughout the semester as far as discussions.
Laulima is painfully slow. On several occassions, Laulima removed text from discussion boxes and made me resubmit my work. Also, it would have been helpful to provide stricter parameters to students on critiquing each other's work.
Dr. Roberts was not very involved in the course, as she had us read the material she told us to and formulate our own questions to ask one another. She would check in once in a while, but she was largely absent from the class. Also, the instructions regarding the assignments were not quite clear, and she often times assumed that we would know what to do on our own. Some of the readings for the course were not very relevant to the topics, and upon doing independent research on a topic, more relevant resources could be found. The course would have been a lot better if Dr. Roberts provided her own experience and knowledge to us students rather than have us read a bunch of articles that aren't very relevant.
I really dislike group projects, and especially in an online class. I've had enough real world experience in working with groups; I don't need contrived projects to gain this "real world experience."
16. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
17. The instructor encourages constructive criticism.
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%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
19. The instructor was willing to help.
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%)
20. Reading assignments make students think.
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%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
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%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The readings
I really enjoyed writing the final case study analysis.
The case study was challenging, but it taught me a lot about the particular culture that I was to write about.
I liked the forum structure - especially that we had set days of the week to respond with a question / response. This created an ongoing weekly dialogue.
24. Other comments:
The debate assignment needed to be explained better. The instructions were unclear and the work distributed among the different "teams" was unfair. There needs to be a better set of instructions and procedures with the debate assignment if it is used again in the future.
Dr. Roberts was incredibly accessible by email and through Laulima. I always knew that when I had a question, she would respond to it immediately.