eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Quillon Arkenstone

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EALL272, Spring 2014
JPN101, Fall 2013
JPN101, Summer II 2011

Quillon Arkenstone: EALL272, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: EALL 272 - Jpnse Lit in Translatn-Modern Crn (Section): 80639 (001)    
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  
2.88 18 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
He was well knowledgable in subject and was very enthusiatic.
Got to see a wide range of Japanese Literature.
the readings
Learning about the different authors, genres, and reasons for writing the novels that they did.
Being able to easily understand literary elements presented in the readings.
Class discussions
I like the atmosphere created in this class, the content was also taught in a much more interesting way than 271. The content was not rushed and gained more insight on Japanese literature.
The materials we read were very thought provoking and analyzing certain aspects of the texts made the readings make more sense. It was also really helpful that he compared and contrasted different texts we read.
Lectures/discussions talking about stories (as a class)
This class is one of the favorite classes that I have taken. The instructor was very engaging and made me become genuinely interested in the subject of modern Japanese literature. Some of my favorite novels I read in this class are Kokoro, Drifting Cloud, Naomi, Dance Dance Dance, and Kitchen. The discussions really helped me to appreciate these books much more than I would have had I read them on my own. During the discussions, I liked how the professor always considered each person's idea and never denied the validity of the idea without good reason.
most of the readings were very interesting and good reads. I feel like i have a strong overall knowledge in a lot of the big japanese literatures
Learning how literature changed throughout the years in Japan
The powerpoints used while teaching the course had helped give visuals while learning to authors and understanding different times of Japanese literature.
We read a lot of different novels and books, which were very interesting. I like how we went over the summary of each novel and we focused on the symbolism, etc.
I actually do not like reading, so it is ironic for me to take a literature class, however, even though there was a reading everyday I was still able to manage. Interpreting novels can be kind of hard, so I am really glad we had in class discussions about what the story was about, so even if I focused on something else, by the end of the class we were all on the same track.
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
nine
Knowledge I learned is not really useful in the real world. Participation grade should account for a lower percentage of the total grade.
reading dance dance dance
Student Presentations.
I feel like it was a little difficult to place each novel or short story in its time period and to really grasp the author's style of writing.
None.
Author presentations
none
None.
There really is not much required for this class, so all the assignments seemed very relevant and valuable in my opinion.
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 8 (44%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 18 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
11. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
15. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
16. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
18. Other comments:
nine
Good job teaching the class. I find literature boring and useless to study.
Everything was fairly straightforward and not much of a hassle at all. In my opinion, this is quite a rare thing for a literature class.
Too many stories
i really enjoyed the class. I am someone who typically despises reading but a lot of these short stories and novels were enjoyable. Wished Dance Dance Dance was the finale though
Nothing should be changed in course. The course and the instructor was excellent.
Having to do research on a specific author and doing a presentation was really helpful because I still remember the author that I presented about. I think the hardest part of the class was remembering the time periods and dates of each work. There were a lot of works written in a specific time period, and it's hard to remember the order of each work in a given time period.
Extremely interesting course subject, and Arkenstone was very encouraging, explained difficult literature concepts in a way we could understand easily, and group discussions were helpful. I am also very appreciative of his understanding during student situations, and his genuine interest in the subject was infectious. I would absolutely recommend this course to those both required/not required to take this class! Thankyou for a wonderful semester!

Quillon Arkenstone: JPN101, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: JPN 101 - Elementary Japanese Crn (Section): 78412 (012)    
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  
2.0 7 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 7 0.52 Freq(%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Reading of the Kana and Kanji.
Explanations easy to understand and professor is always available to help out. Speaking and asking questions in class makes things more clear.
Having conversations in Japanese, with the instructor and the classmates. Practicing Japanese writing. Being quizzed weekly to test our knowledge.
Japanese is a very valuable language especially here in Hawaii. I don't think that there was anything was least valuable.
everything since it's a new language for me
8. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
none, all were helpful.
Rote memorization is difficult. Some creative analogies for kanji or phrases could be beneficial.
There was nothing in this class that I though was least valuable.
nothing
9. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
10. The course objectives were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
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%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
15. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
16. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
17. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
18. Other comments:
Not a boring class.
He is a great instructor. The materials of the course goes by fast, but he makes sure that everyone understands it. The instructor allows the students to finish the homework assignments by the end of the week. He is able to answer any questions regarding the materials. I'm happy to have taken this course by him. ã?¨ã?¦ã??è?¯ã??ã?£ã??ã??
Thank you for being so awesome, funny, and cool! :D I had an amazing semester! I'm really glad I took JapaneseI hope you have a wonderful winter break.
Excellent instructor.

Quillon Arkenstone: JPN101, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: East Asian Languages & Lit
Course: JPN 101 - Elementary Japanese Crn (Section): 90268 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of 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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this 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%)
5. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Being given the opportunity to converse in basic Japanese with my classmates daily helped out a lot with memorization. Class was fun and enjoyable.
The emphasis on oral communication during class time and the focus on reading and kanji outside of class. Class exercises that encouraged speaking and homework assignments and drills. Repetition helped cement concepts and vocabulary.
Although I believe the kanji could be worked on a bit more, I found his teaching method very good, as well as oral communication and "games" helpful!
speaking, conversations at the end of class, question and answer, powerpoints, go up to board and identify kanji or vocab
6. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
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There wasn't really anything that didn't have any value. If anything sometimes the breaks were too long and could have been filled with more conversation or extra worksheets or something. Also, maybe there could have been more kanji to learn or extra credit for learning more kanji?
None.
drills book
7. The instructor was available for consultation with 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%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
8. The course objectives were clear.
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%)
9. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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 amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
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%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)