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Instructor: Jenny Wells

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Jenny Wells: SPED487, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 487 - Char/Strat Tchg At-Risk Stdnts Crn (Section): 78977 (002)    
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  
4.1 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
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%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
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%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
She answered emails quickly and treated students fairly, and showed a genuine interest in our education and futures as teachers.
I liked how Jenny made the course very engaging and brought in great guest speakers for use to listen to. Jenny also allowed us to interact with each other and have discussions.
I really liked the video project
I enjoyed the structure of the course and the clear and guided expectations. I felt challenged to create and learn through my assignments but never felt unsuccessful or overwhelmed.
The content, the textbook, the assignments, and the instructor. Overall this was a wonderful course taught by a wonderful instructor. I would take it over again in a heartbeat.
Learning about youth at risk was my new found love. I learned several ways that we can identify students that might be at risk, and I think that it is really important in a teacher's career in helping those students.
I really enjoyed the speakers we had in the class because we got o hear first hand from the people who work with the students we will be working with.
I love the guest speakers section of the course. It provided us with many informations that we need to know in the future and got us ready for the reality of getting into the field. Also, we had homework to summarize the chapter that we read. It was a good review for us and it was making us to do our readings while we will receive full credit as long as we turn it in. Videos from this course were also very touching and inspiring. It made us thinking about that topic in a deeper level.
I like that Jenny did a variety of different lessons and gave us resources we can use in the future as educators
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Allow for activities that encourage student interactions and learning from one another. Give students more autonomy and opportunities to behave like adults since we are often babied and hand held.
More strategies in a practical form
Honestly, I wouldn't change anything. I loved this course exactly as it was.
I particularly like her lightweight style of teaching without compromising content.
N/A
Probably less big projects. We had a group commercial project, case study project, movie review project, and children's book sharing project. There were a lot of work.
The workload is consistent every week which sometimes gets a little overwhelming along with other classes but, the overall content in the course I would not change.
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
17. Other comments:
Class was canceled because of a conference, which is understandable, but I would have also appreciated if someone filled in to teach instead. Get my money's worth in tuition!
I loved this class and thought it was very informative!
Through Well's years of experience, she was able to provide a very well rounded perspective of what to expect as a future educator. I found the guest speakers she brought in to be very informative.
I would love to take more classes from Dr. Wells. I looked forward to class every week, and found the material to be helpful and extremely relevant. Thank you for a wonderful class Dr. Wells!
I enjoyed this class and learned a lot.