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Instructor: Doug Eisinger

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GEOG404, Summer II 2014
GEOG404, Non Traditional Summer 2013
GEOG404, Summer II 2012
GEOG404, Summer II 2011

Doug Eisinger: GEOG404, Summer II 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 404 - Atmospheric Pollution Crn (Section): 97058 (701)    
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  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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. The instructor fulfilled the goals of 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this 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%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
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%)
9. I learned a lot in this 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%)
10. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
11. I enjoyed this course.
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%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Professor was always early and prepared and stuck to the syllabus.
Provides a good technical foundation for the subject, and with how it applies to the real world.
The case studies relevancy helped tie the concepts covered during lecture together. Also, the guest speakers were very helpful as well as interesting. Hearing the perspectives of professionals active in the field was thought provoking.
13. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 puts material across in an interesting way.
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%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
16. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
17. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
18. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
19. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The use of so much paper is ironic for an environmentally-focused course. Having readings online with an option for paper versions would be better or printing on scrap paper :)
I think it is great as is. One thing might be to delve deeper into how economic incentive/disincentives, and money as a whole, influence the policy and drive solutions to air pollution problems (re behavioral as well as technological approaches).
Group projects are especially terrible during the summer. I would have done a much better job if I worked solo.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Doug is a well-organized, enthusiastic, engaging instructor who provides just the right amount of technical material and makes sure to make us think how it applies to the real world. This could have been a boring subject, but Doug makes it relevant and up-to-date. It helps greatly that he is a working professional in the field and can explain how political realities affect the policies.
A
I really enjoyed Doug Eisinger's passion and expertise on the subject matter. He is very personable and easy to listen to. Doug exemplifies what it means to be a professor. I will always remember this course as one of my favorite courses I have had at UHM.
22. Assignments make students think.
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%)
23. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
24. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
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%)
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very good course. Good primer on technical aspects of air pollution problems. Provides good structure on how to think about air pollution problems, as well as a framework to analyze public policy challenges as a whole.
A+
Interesting, challenging and a great experience for students thinking about an environmentally conscious career.
26. Other comments:
Keep up the great work! I'm sorry the attendance was so poor, the students who were consistently tardy or absent missed out on learning from a great professor/mentor. Also, thank you for always asking the guest speakers about their view on the job market and what it is that us as students entering the job market should expect. Again thank you for taking the time to teach this course.

Doug Eisinger: GEOG404, Non Traditional Summer 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 404 - Atmospheric Pollution Crn (Section): 92089 (701)    
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  
3.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
7. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
8. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
10. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 15 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%)
11. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
12. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Memo writing in preparation for the final memo made the assignments have a cumulative effect in information and writing. Questions always raised to the class made analytical thinking an active part of learning. Guest speakers from various important parts relative to class content was extremely interesting. Being judged by politicians and experienced career workers in related fields was a good experience. Their feedback was helpful and motivating.
The case studies involving Diesel and Beijing air pollution
The overview of how policy interacts with science. Also, it challenges your writing skills to be acceptable in a real world, professional setting. Finally, I enjoyed the variety of guest speakers. At some times I felt as if they were not focusing or presenting the content to the instructors expectations.
Discussions of case studies
I believe that it is important to understand government and policy, and how decisions in government are made. I thought the discussion on conflicts of politics and science were useful and interesting.
practical application of readings into memo writings
The amount and diversity of guest speakers brought to the class was a great addition. However, the fact that professor Eisinger didn't really heavily on PowerPoint presentations I felt was the best part. I have hardly had professors that lecture this way and I wish more did. Not only does it required you to come to class but having a professor actually go through the material with you on the board really helps me absorb the information.
The memo assignments and the vast amount of information given to the class was helpful in deepening my understanding of the concepts.
using the concepts we learned in t areal world setting
Course structure
Professor Eisinger showed real enthusiasm in the subject and also displayed and provided many outside resources for career and internship opportunities. Would definitely recommend this class to other environmental studies or geography major students!
13. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
14. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
15. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
18. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
19. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Perhaps the paper and presentation due date could be offset a little.
Probably for big group projects. Put students in groups early when class start. I think that this will help build a better rapport for when they work on the final project.
Maybe incorporate even more examples of air pollution in Hawaii. Maybe a guest speaker who can give a more in depth discussion about VOG.
He is great
Create a clear rubric, and from day one explain what you expect from the students. Explain what is being looked for in a paper. Clarify grading, and explain grading methods.
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I believe if Professor Eisinger could fit one more quiz or exam into the tight schedule to further review some of the topics and concepts discussed, that would be beneficial.
better to understand his experience in the EPA
field trips
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21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Eisinger is clearly involved in the class content material. His material and class exercises were clearly objective. He juggled the class well with varied forms of learning.
Highly impressive. He brings real-world, real-time situations into the classroom. He has a wide breath of people to expose his students to, and he has able to have a lasting edicational impact on students for a summer program.
A very well organized class. A lot of goo information for students.
Great and resourceful professor, great class
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Highly recommended professor.
he is an approachable professor that is very knowledgeable on the topics presented in class. He was able to challenge the class to think, but also answered any questions that came up.
he is very intelligent
9/10 exceeded my expectations
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22. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
23. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
24. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Atmospheric Pollution should be required for everyone to take.
Outstanding! I am glad I took it, esecpailly since it is only offered during the summer.
Great course
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Great course.
that I deepened my understanding of the somewhat familiar topics and was challenged by the difficulty of the course and its assignments.
tough but fair
Very satisfying course!
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26. Other comments:
As a student, I feel genuinely appreciative of the efforts made by Professor Eisinger.
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Doug Eisinger: GEOG404, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 404 - Atmospheric Pollution Crn (Section): 92374 (701)    
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  
4.07 16 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 12 (75%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.53 16 0.52 Freq(%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 16 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 16 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
9. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
10. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
11. I reconsidered many of my former attitudes.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.69 16 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 6 (38%) 4 (25%)
12. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
13. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
relating the course material to current events and learning how to relate past policies to future dilemmas with climate change.
Learning both the policy-making and science of air pollution problems.
I think one of the most valuable aspect is the way in which the material is taught. Dr. Eisinger emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and analysis which is paramount in forming a good case or argument for or against something. Not only do we learn a great deal about the subject itself, but we also learn a wide variety of other skills such as risk analysis, problem approach, and critical thought; all of which can be applied to many other fields, regardless of how unrelated they may be. Another valuable aspect of this course is that we learn how to think about these issues not only in the local, but also in the transnational context. We were presented with many real-world case-studies from all around the world which served to enhance our overall learning experience of the subject.
seeing daily info, and up to date problemsgoing on in our world. what impacts we have globally
Everything was very interesting
Even though this class was completed in a short time, I learned a lot and deepened my interest in atmospheric pollution.
Everything we talked about applies to everyday life (we all breathe air)
The whole course was valuable!!! I definitely learned a LOT.
Urban Air pollution, and controls.
I really enjoyed the class discussions where we would divide into groups. It helped me to further the information that we have learned in class and apply it to real world problems. I think that dividing up into smaller groups encourages students to talk because it is less intimidating that talking out while the whole class is having a discussion.
14. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
15. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
16. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
17. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 12 (75%)
18. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
19. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
20. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
21. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
22. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
23. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I would have loved to learn more about climate relating to Hawaii.
While Dr. Eisinger did an exceptional job at teaching this course, my only recommendation would be to better utilize available technologies such as the various Laulima software modules in order to facilitate online discussion, assignment submission, announcements, and other tools to make the materials more accessible (HW instructions, syllabus, etc.).
Try to make it a little more interesting.
Coolest teacher I've had so far in my college career.
lesson the load of work, it was way to overwhelmin for a student. I understand that it was a fast course but he could have lesson the work load. I feel that this course should be more about understanding concepts and real impacts, then being able to graduate as an english major.
I think the course is great, its hard to suggest anything else, everything was interesting and I always wanted to know more.
Great teacher and lectures.
better instructions on how to write memos and perhaps a grading rubric. Eisinger often took off points for things he had not explained were required.
More time to work on group projects in class
... this course was awesome.
adding more materials on climate change.
24. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Eisinger is a great professor who seems to genuinely care for his students and their success.
good professor that shows a lot of knowledge, passion, and motivation about the topic.
Dr. Eisinger taught this course with outstanding professionalism (actually one of the best I've seen here at UH) and exceptional enthusiasm. He is a very effective communicator who knows how to engage students in critical discussion of the subject matter. An outline was given at the beginning of each discussion in order to paint the roadmap of what was to be covered, which I thought was very helpful. I wish more of my professors here at the university could communicate as effectively and enthusiastically as Dr. Eisinger does... Seriously a very impressive teaching of the material. It is clear the Dr. Eisinger has mastered the art of instruction.
Very good professor. Very organized, fair, and helpful professor.
he has knowledge on this topic for miles, hes a very upbeat personallity and strict with due dates, which is great for a prof, but he should be understanding if there was a personal problem, or sensative family issue.
I think that even though Doug is not a full-time professor, he does an amazing job teaching this atmospheric pollution class. I would recommend this class to anyone whether they are an environmental studies major or not. I learned a lot of real world issues that I believe everyone should know.
Really great teacher and insightful lectures. Homeworks and projects fitted perfectly with the lectures, all linking to important key concepts.
Fantastic! I wish I could take more classes from him.
Awesome
Awesome teacher. Approachable. Knowledgeable. Really challenged me to think. Respectable. Super nice guy but Definitely not an easy grader, still learned a lot regardless!!!
he is well organized and earnest. he teaching method is interesting and covers a lot of pertinent topics.He is friendly and honest to students. He is a good professor.
great professor!
I really enjoyed Dr. Eisinger as a professor. He made the class very interesting and enjoyable to learn. I liked the fact that he wrote everything down on a chalkboard and interacting with the information that he was providing rather than mindlessly reading off powerpoint slides. This engaged the students and stimulated them to constantly write notes instead of dozing off looking at slides.
25. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
26. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 12 (75%)
28. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
29. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course was very interesting. However, some sections seemed a little repetitive. I think the group projects would be more interesting if each group focused on a different case study, or possibly a different control that China put into place to determine which was more effective? Nonetheless, I enjoyed the course and the professor!
Great!
This course is very interesting and a little challenging but nothing no one can handle.
Take it because you learn a lot but not if you are a full time student or have a job
great course. one of the most influential courses I have ever taken.
Great class overall
Wonderful!
Good
Awesome course. Learned tons. I would definitely recommend to other students!!!
Excellent.
I highly recommend this course to students, both environmental studies and general majors. This course gives an overview of what types of air pollution problems that Hawaii, the U.S., and the world faced in the past, present, and future.
30. Other comments:
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this class takes a lot of your time, not for the weak.............. overall I think Doug is the perfect person to teach this because he is very passionate about this topic, and gets you to understand whats going on in the world. thanks again prof Eisinger :)
I really respect Doug for all that he knows in relation to air pollution. I have a completely different view on subjects related to air pollution after taking this course. Doug has kept the class very interesting and always tries to have class engagement. I really like the class involvement because it gives me an idea if i am understand the material correctly. Doug is a great professor!
Please be more clear about what you want in memos. This was the first time I have written that way and found it very difficult to take a lot of information and hope that what I saw was important was also what you saw as important.
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Dear Professor Eisinger thank you!
Keep it up, and keep improving it even more.
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Doug Eisinger: GEOG404, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 404 - Atmospheric Pollution Crn (Section): 92184 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
6. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
7. I improved my abilities to do the kinds of writing used by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
10. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
12. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
13. The instructor follows an outline closely.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
14. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was passionate about what he is teaching and also uses humor to keep things light
Outline, comments on returned work, maintained interest
The ability to ask frequent questions so the class seemed more interactive than just a lecture.
He was very friendly andf always willing to help. He had great knowledge about the subject material.
The class takes a pragmatic approach to atmospheric pollution, focusing on policy.
He made class time interesting. He was always friendly and willing to help us on questions we had.
Knowledge of subject and passion for it.
He knows the subject well and seems well aware of current issues concerning atmospheric pollutants.
expertise and knowledge in the field
took hard concepts and put them into general concepts of how we could relate to
His enthusiasm for the material
his professional insights and organization
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent Professor
Knowledgeable man who knows how to teach
Excellent. Highly recommended instructor. Plan to tell others about this course as it is very informative
A good professor
A-
He sets a good tone for a positive learning environment. He's always encouraging to students and keeps a consistent demeanor.
Great teacher, very interesting and relevant subject matter
generally a good professor
Great instructor! Best instructor I have had at UH Manoa!
He did well. I'd give him an 'A' for his performance.
good teacher
makes the class interesting, and helps students who are in need of help
Good guy. Would like to learn more.
very efficient and knowledgable professor
18. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
19. The assigned readings significantly contribute to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
20. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
21. The guest speakers contributed significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
22. What changes would you make in the readings?
Less!
It was a very heavy reading course, so maybe having material avaiable prior to class starting to get a head start. Found it hard to keep up and i read a lot.
There were so many different readings that often were never covered in class. I think most students stopped doing the readings once they learned they were mostly for personal edification.
Some of the readings were too long. I liked the shorter ones, more precise
Less reading or more that would pertain to Hawaii since i don't live in California
I can't think of any changes.
more articles about health effects on towns and local populations around the world to give a "closer to home" feel rather than focusing mainly on beijing
the assigned reading could have been done in two days than returned the book, the course reader was helpful to understand different problems around the country and world
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23. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great. One of my best classes to date. Interesting and fun. Only problem is heavy reading load, especially since many of us have other classes and obligations.
Excellent class.
It was interesting, however im sure all the other students as well as me had at least one or two other summer classes, along with work, there was almost too much to complete in such a short time. Id say spend more time focusing on the main ideas rather than overloading the students with more than enough information. Overall it was a good course, and Doug is a very good professor.
A thoroughly enjoyable summer course!
Great course, I would recommend it to others for sure. Gave me a new outlook on how I view air quality and climate change :)
this class is a pretty good class. however my only recommendation is to have class 4 times a week for 2 and not on Friday since that's when traffic is bad for people that live far. also i think the project should either take the place of the final or the project be given to us earlier in the course.
Excellent course taught in a relevant way! Thanks
It's a good course. Perhaps a little more organization when writing on the board will do. Maybe lectures/powerpoint slides should be printed and handed out so it would be easy for students to follow lectures and leave extra space on lectures for students to write additional notes. Overall, it was a good performance by the instructor.
interesting material and i learned a lot
A little too idealistic. Although this is designated as a social studies course, it glazed over social consequences of control methods and costs. Writing assignments sometimes were not explained thoroughly and end group project had too many people to be effective.
instead of having a final exam switch the presentation into the last assignment; course assignments are also heavily weighed and grading is tough even when students get the main points, it still isn't what the professor expects. overall doug motivates students and makes lectures interesting. the 5 week course is excellent, however maybe make it a MWF class for 2 hours instead of having to drive to Manoa every day. learned alot in class, thanks
Important real world issues broken down in an easy to digest way.
beneficial