eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Robert Curry

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ECON496, Summer II 2011
ECON415, Summer II 2010

Robert Curry: ECON496, Summer II 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 496 - Contemporary Economic Issues Crn (Section): 91961 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 11 (85%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Making certain that we could explain what APEC is and why it is a valuable and important institution.
Recognizing importance of APEC's work and relating to real-life issues that are occuring.
The most valuable aspect of this course was being taught by Professor Curry. He's a wonderful teacher. He was able to teach an advanced Economic course to students from varying majors and backgrounds so that we could all learn together and understand concepts collectively. His encouragement has motivated me to continue to study Economics and be the best I can be. Thank you, Professor Curry!
Professor Curry is a great teacher. He took his time explaining everything in great depth to make sure we understood the concepts, and applied them both to APEC as an organization and economies of countries. His stories were always enjoyable.
This instructor is one of my favorite professors of my entire return to College experience. Dr. Curry is an exceptional example of a higher education professional who should be kept teaching as long as possible. My knowledge of current economic issues relative to APEC is at an unheard of level, an extraordinary development considering I am not majoring in the discipline myself, and the last time I took any classes in economics was in the mid-90s (Into to Micro/Macro Economics).
all, he made sure that we really understood what he was teaching us. and prepared us well for the exams.
I think the most valuable aspect of the course was that he encourages us to study what we want to know for exam. We pick two chapters from two books that I am interested in. And we can just write what I learned freely. It makes me more progressive to make the knowledge to be mine. and he is such a great person who encourage me to do my best. I strongly recommend you other students to take his classes and talk to him.
7. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
N/A
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I think this course is a valuable course. I do not think any part of it was not necessary to instruct us about APEC and the economic principles of modern nations.
I honestly can't think of a single one.
none.
none
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 11 (85%)
9. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
10. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
11. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
12. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)

Robert Curry: ECON415, Summer II 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Economics
Course: ECON 415 - Asian Economic Development Crn (Section): 90148 (701)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of 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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of 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%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this 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%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Graphs used to explain principles in lecture were very helpful. Readings were also very interesting, though they did not always mesh well with what we were learning in class.
it was a great atmosphere and I think Curry was really concerned about that we learn something
I really liked how he tied in the social aspects of economics, and the people affected by our graphs. I feel like that is a really essential part of economics. Growth and economic development is good, but we can't forget the people.
7. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
nothing, too cold in the room because of the AC :)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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 is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%)
10. The instructor was well organized and prepared for each session.
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. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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. Other comments:
Professor was very good at explaining concepts to us. It would be nice, however, if he slowed down when talking about some graphs, taking time to explain the axis of certain graphs. For example, it took me a little while to figure out that on the Lorenz Curve, the population axis assumed that people were lined up from richest to poorest. However, he is a very great professor; it is a shame he is retiring. I would definitely take a class from him again.
It was a great class and I would recommend it to everybody who has an interest in the area of this course
Excellent professor and person. I felt like whenever he explained something, he didn't just explain one or two dimensions of it, he didn't do a "half-assed" job. When he taught us about Asian Economic development, he did just that, he prepared us in every way so that by the time we are done with the class, we will not only know so much more, but we will also have the desire to research further, independently. I wish he were able to teach more classes at UH.