eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Charlene Merritt

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AJ101, Fall 2013
AJ101, Fall 2013
AJ101, Fall 2013
AJ101, Fall 2013
SUBS268, Fall 2013
SUBS268, Fall 2013
AJ280, Spring 2013
SUBS245, Spring 2013
SUBS268, Spring 2013
SUBS268, Fall 2011
AJ101, Fall 2010
SUBS268, Fall 2010
HSER245, SUBS245, Spring 2010
SUBS268, Spring 2010

Charlene Merritt: AJ101, Fall 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 101 - Intro to Admin of Jus Crn (Section): 15059 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 13 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%) 1 (8%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 13 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 13 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked the fact that the Professor gave each of us a chance to succeed, this course was really what you made of it and she did a great job. The topics presented opened my eyes up to points of view I did not think about before and maybe that is the point.
I like the fact that it wasn't just book work we got to watch videos as well.
This Administration of Justice 101 was an online class I took, but Ms. Merritt always encouraged the students to remain optimistic and to study hard. It was interesting taking this course, and to see actual situations of certain chapters read about. The amount of work was fair, and the homework submitted over Laulima helped to improve writing skills and challenged our thinking capabilities.
Writing activities were good. The interaction among classmates too
I really enjoyed this class because I was able to learn about the problems and history of what happens and how problems are dealt with.
Charleene is an excellent instructor and a great teacher. She is willing to listen and sets up her classes well.
First off, Mrs. Merritt is a wonderful instructor to work with. She was helpful when needed, she mention that if we had problems, we may just ask for help and she responded within 24 hours which is fair. Next, the work load was just enough without an overload. Lastly, the assignments were very easy to understand which made the flow of the course run smooth. I learned a lot in this class and the videos were a great change in pace and we were given a fair amount, therefore, I could handle it. Mrs. Merritt got the course well prepared for the students! Thank you for a great experience Mrs. Merritt.
I felt the course load was not overwhelming but it did challenge me and allow me to learn many things I hadn't known before. Thank you so much!
I really like watching PBS.org movies. The movies made me want to do additional research on the person, subject, and event.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None
I believe this course was awesome, it was very difficult not having to see my classmates in person but other than that its good.
It would be nice if the class instructor provided interview contacts by pre-arrangement for students to contact for what is currently the final paper. In other words, rather than send the students out cold-calling, since they are calling upon local working people to give them interviews, the instructor or program could make arrangements with prospects to be interviewed.
Don't change a thing!
N/A
Improve it? This was my first internet course, I'll be taking another course by Char next semester
15. Other comments:
Thank you for a great course and hope to take more classes from you.
Thank you Char! You're among my favorites!

Charlene Merritt: AJ101, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 101 - Intro to Admin of Jus Crn (Section): 15699 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Projects and films
They way in which we learned was great. The way she let us express ourselves and how we felt regardless of the out come was an amazing experience and I am extremely happy to have been in her class.
Everything.
I liked working in a group and hearing different opinions on a topic.
I liked Merrit's enthusiasm and personal opinions in this class. She has a way of opening eyes to maaters that we hardly ever think about. These things I enjoyed the most in this class.
I love her she's awesome. She's great in her teaching her system interacts the class it's not to stressful and yet she has a way of making you understand things from a different perspective.....really awesome!
>:D EVERYTHING! Especially the final assignment substituting for the final exam.
I like the videos that we watched in class, it helped me understand about what we're learning about in class.
I learned everything that i needed to learn in this course. I liked the group activities it led me to meeting new people.
I would like to see more of the basic things the people in each area of the criminal justice field.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More deep review of chapters
None
All good.
None
Show the class that there is more preparedness.
n/a
o-o Music.
Nope, this course and syllabus is perfect just the way it is.
No need for any improvement.
15. Other comments:
Great class
Enjoyed the class. Learned a lot.
Char was interested in us as individuals.
;D I blew my anonymity for every class for three semesters in a row, and I have no plans to stop. e-e I need more opportunities to squeeze a pony reference into an assignment next semester.
I enjoyed this class and I learned a lot.

Charlene Merritt: AJ101, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 101 - Intro to Admin of Jus Crn (Section): 15060 (INT)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked our discussion topics every week. I liked how we could give our input on the particular topic as well as our opinions and thoughts.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
It would've been nice to have a grade book folder in laulima because I have no idea how I'm doing in the class. There's no way of telling how I'm doing in the discussions which makes it hard to know if I'm doing it right or need to change something. It would've been a lot more helpful to get more feedback so I know what I need to improve on.
15. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Charlene Merritt: AJ101, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 101 - Intro to Admin of Jus Crn (Section): 15061 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
No survey responses were found.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No survey responses were found.
15. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Charlene Merritt: SUBS268, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 268 - Survey of Substance Abuse Crn (Section): 15382 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked the idea that the class wasn't just based out of the textbook but rather "real" dynamics of life was a big part of our class.
Char has been a wonderful instructor. I love her passion and knowledge in the field of both Mental health and addiction. She definitely knew her stuff when it came down to specific drugs and their effects. Great class, Great teacher very informative. The book upper downers and all arounders was loaded with everything you'll ever need to know about substance abuse.
I liked everything in class. I mostly liked our class discussions because my classmates were very open with their personal life and just from that I learned a lot. The final group project was also one of my favorites because we gained a friendship and it always fun to work in a team.
That all our assignments were only reaction papers besides our final project. It was easy and precise. Char helped us with everything and we could really connect with her as a person and not just students. In her class we became a big Ohana.
I liked The class assignments and activities.
It was extremely informative. Charlene's ability to get us to remove or get beyond our personal feelings in order to effectively deal with the subject was great. That skill will definitely help me as I deal with future clients. Charlene was inspirational in letting us know we could go where we wanted to , no matter where we came from. She was very reassuring to me even when I started doubting my ability, she didn't. Mahalo Nui Charlene. Thank You for being you.
I enjoyed the project. Listening to personal stories was especially interesting and educational.
I really liked the book. It was jammed-pack with lots of useful information. It's definitely a book i would like in my library.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
The course is just perfect the way it is.
I don't see how it could have been better or more effective
Course was fun.
15. Other comments:
Char is an awesome instructor to have and she is knowledgeable about the content being delivered.
Charlene is a very humble and supporting instructor. She is very understanding and treats everyone equally.
Give Charlene Merritt a raise, or at least a bonus for being such a great instructor
I especially liked the passion that the instructor had for her work and her desire to "infect" us with that passion. This was one of the best classes I have ever taken because of the instructor.
Thank you Char! I look forward to my next classes with you.

Charlene Merritt: SUBS268, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 268 - Survey of Substance Abuse Crn (Section): 15384 (KAU)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Very fair grading. Teacher was sincere in all her activities.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No survey responses were found.
15. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Charlene Merritt: AJ280, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 280 - Current Issues in AJ Crn (Section): 18716 (0)     18717 (INT)     18718 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 12 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%) 1 (8%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 12 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%) 1 (8%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 1 (8%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 12 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 2 (17%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 1 (8%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Overall a great course! The instructors organization was exceptional.
I liked the video research that displayed valuable information as to the course material and that the feedback that the instructor gave back in return as well as the comments that my colleagues have given on my research
All the assignments were so interesting and informative. Char is so helpful and encouraging. It was different taking an online class and took me a few errors to get the hang of it, but Id like to take all my classes online
Being that this was my first online course, I enjoyed the experience and look forward to future online courses as well. Charlene was very understanding in the beginning of our course and helped us navigate around Laulima.
I liked that the assignments were well integrated with what we were learning.
I enjoyed every aspect of this course, especially, my professor, she has given me motivation and learning incentives that has made me value my education. I am very proud to say: my professor has given me the opportunity to broaden my education in this criminal justice field, she gave me words of wisdom to continue my education, when I wanted to quit. Professor Charleen Merritt is Phenomenal. You should have more professors who are more people friendly,nonjudgmental,understanding,compassionate and very well knowledgeable in her field. Outstanding,very effective,when I never asked for help,she was still there to guide and steer me in the right direction,very personable,even when I was not. She taught me the effectiveness of Stop. Look. READ and Listen. SHE IS MY REASON I PASSED this course with a decent grade. One I never expected of myself. May God bless her and continue to bless her with all the more qualities in her life ahead as a professor. Thank you, so much for having her as a part of your educational troop. She is the BEST of the rest. SHE is PHENOMENAL. Sincerely; Sheila L. Nobriga Fellow student of: Professor Charlene Merritt.
I enjoyed learning about issues in Administration of Justice that I wasn't aware of. Kind of shocking.
nothing
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None...I enjoyed this course very much!
N/A
I would suggest that the amount of work to be cut down by 1/4. More or less the written assignments. To me, the written assignments on top of the discussions were a bit much, but hey I got through it. In a way its also good that theres a lo of work because it allows us to grow as an individual by improving our work ethics and prioritizing our time.
YES> one. do not let her go!!!! students need professors like her. aloha.
For the research paper give a little more time.
No
yeah, put this course in a classroom so when a student has a question he/she will receive an answer right then and there instead of waiting two or three days for an answer.
15. Other comments:
It may be an online class but I feel that Char was with me all the time. She's a great lecturer and I'm glad to have learned so much from her class. Thank you for all the encouragement and kind words.
Mahalo Charlene for the knowledge that you have given me and I hope to utilize all that i have learned in this course in the future. This class has been a great experience not only that I have been actively engaging in the material but also for allowing me to express my thoughts and feelings for each assignment and weekly discussions. Thank You!
great positivity i feel in this class.
most activities for the course were required readings and responses. I don't know if that was quite effective and if it actually taught the content well. But, it was an online course...it was okay.
All in all, I enjoyed this course. I thought it would be difficult because I didn't really believe I could take an online course until I was forced to because this course was only offered online. I appreciate the fact that I did have an excellent and very understanding FIRST time online instructor. Kudos to Ms. Merritt.
As a student who has previously taken an online course, I was alittle worried to take this class. Not because I think I wouldn't do good and not because I'm not proactive online, but because I don't like the amount of work given. The first online class that I took, the amount of work give was ridiculous! Honestly, this class wasn't much different in that aspect, but I actually enjoyed doing the work--it was well integrated with what we were being taught. I also like the discussions that the class had to participate in because it allowed me to see things through a different view. Thank you for being a great teacher and for being proactive when ever we tried to contact you!
Professor Merritt; Thank you....for the wealth of knowledge. God bless. Have a great rest of your life.'stay safe and happy. friends; your fellow student; Sheila.
Your awesome Char! Thank you for all your help!

Charlene Merritt: SUBS245, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 245 - Group Counseling Crn (Section): 18326 (0)     18778 (KAU)     18777 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Positive impact on my career choice.
I liked being able to open myself up and share with the class.
Char is a very intelligent, caring, motivated person who is very dedicated to what she does. Her passion for helping people is evident in everything she does, and it is very contagious.
The interactive activities were appropriate for learning about group counseling. I also enjoyed the final assignment.
The genuine passion and sincerity for what she does and teaches.
I liked the group chapter assignment when we needed to present questions from an assigned chapter.
it helped me gain skills that will allow me to be a compassionate counselor.
I liked talking about real life situations.
I liked the personal stories from the the instructor and other students.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Keep doing what your doing.
o-o' I got nothing.
The format for the course is very cut-and-dry. Read the chapter, show up, and talk about it for three hours. I feel like sometimes the people that are already in practicum gain significantly more from the class as a result of their experience, so it'd be nice if the people who haven't reached that level yet could be catered to in a more effective way, or possibly explore having practicum listed as a prerequisite for the course.
nope.
More class activities.
15. Other comments:
Thank you.
Now to completely blow the lid off my anonymity. My only regret was not being able to finish the presentation for the class.
Looking forward to taking additional courses with Char. She is a great instructor.
Instructor Merritt is an excellent instructor and shows genuine care for her students and supports our academic journeys.
Awesome class and atmosphere, gonna miss it!

Charlene Merritt: SUBS268, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 268 - Survey of Substance Abuse Crn (Section): 18800 (0)     18802 (KAU)     18801 (VID)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This was my favorite course this semester. I enjoyed learning about all the material in the book. Mrs. Merritt really connected with the students and gave real life events from her own personal life that may help future CSACs learn how to deal with their patients.
A full semester with one of the best professors ever.
great class...
It was very informative, and helped me to learn more about drug use in our society, and the effects that occur to those who are using it.
presentations and real life situations
I I LIKED WORKING WITH MY GROUP PARTNER DAVID AND THE FEED BACK THAT WE GOT FROM THE OTHER SCHOOLS.
All of it, the whole class was effective in many area's in which has increased my knowledge of subject.
I enjoyed learning what this course had to offer along with the real life experiences shared by Charlene Merritt.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
o-o' I got nothing.
Have it for two days a week, instead of just one day a week.
all good
IT IS PERFECT THE WAY IT IS. THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT BETTER IS IF CHAR WAS TEACHING HERE ON KAUA'I.
None
Engage all the students in the class.
15. Other comments:
Now to completely blow the lid off my anonymity. My only regret is not being able to finish giving the (not class work) presentation for the class.
Charlene Merritt was very helpful this semester for me, and she did a really good job in teaching us everything that we need to know about drug use and abuse. She was very thorough and knowledgeable. She was also very understanding, and I enjoyed being in her class.
SHE WAS A VERY EFFECTIVE TEACHER AND VERY UNDERSTANDING IN WHAT WE WENT THROUGH AS DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSERS WHO ARE TURNING THEIR LIVES AROUND FOR THE BETTER.
Charlene Merritt is an excellent instructor and a credit to her profession, she is a great motivator and is very supportive of all her students. It is an honor for me to know her. Straight A'S all across the board for her teaching abilities. Thank-you Charlene M.

Charlene Merritt: SUBS268, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 268 - Survey of Substance Abuse Crn (Section): 15535 (0)     15536 (KAU)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This is a very interesting class. I like that we are able to work in groups. I also like that Charlene Merritt really cares about her students and the people she is teaching us to help.
That it was only once a week and there was no homework.
activities was valuable
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I do not have any suggestions Charlene Merritt is a really good instructor
Less socializing,more learning.
none
15. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
16. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
17. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
18. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
19. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
20. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
21. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
22. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I would throw a field trip to a treatment center into the semester
Go over material in a better way than mono tone reading powerpoints.
great no change
23. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
24. I gained an understanding of some of my personal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
25. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
26. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
27. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
28. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
29. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
30. The instructor shows appreciation of my efforts to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
31. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
32. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
33. The exams gave the instructor a comprehensive picture of my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
34. The exams concentrated on reasoning and applying concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
35. Other comments:
This class made me think about going into substance abuse counseling.
I think it was some of the student in the room that maybe were a partial reason why I feel I didn't get much out of her course.
great job. thanks for everything char.
I found it difficult to focus on the lecture while many other students were talking throughout. I do not know how to improve or change that, I was just a little frustrated more than once by a select few people who chose to disregard the instructors lecture.
char has a very positive attitude, and a very awesome style of teaching

Charlene Merritt: AJ101, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 101 - Intro to Admin of Jus Crn (Section): 17931 (0)     17946 (UH3)     17932 (VI2)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the speaker that came in and talked to us about his job and the duties of being a correctional officer. I felt that this course made me want to further my education in the criminal justice system.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Field trips to jails.
15. Other comments:
This course has taught me a lot of information that i never knew about. It assured me of the occupation field i wanted to be in.

Charlene Merritt: SUBS268, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 268 - Survey of Substance Abuse Crn (Section): 17362 (0)     17363 (KAU)     17749 (UHH)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved the encouragement to be creative for our group projects. and the commitment to reviewing the chapters instead of calling it a day to work on projects.
I liked that we had groups that we got to work with all semester. It was the people that we knew we could contact no matter what kind of problem we had in the work that we had to do. I also liked that the lectures were never boring and were always interesting. Especially since we got to hear some personal experiences from Char.
I liked that Charlene would let us share our life experiences with the class without judgement.
I found this course was much better than I had anticipated.
Too easy!
i liked the group work and the final project
It was very interesting & intense learning this material.
I love the fact that Mrs. Merritt felt that knowing things from the text book isn't everything! We can't always live life by the books. She also believed that first hand experience is the best and nothing can beat your knowledge you learn from first hand experience no matter what it may be.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None at this time.
Closed book tests should be given to students to make sure they understand/learn the basics. Like, what catagory the most popular drugs are in and the major viewable side effects that a CSAC should look for. (a quick 10 question mpl choice test once every 3-4 weeks) Also have questions that have to be answered about the reading and turned in as homework.
the electronic conferencing system is effective. there were times however when the class noise level form the distant location masked the message of the instructor.
none.
No suggestions. Mrs. Merritt did an awesome job! :)
15. Other comments:
Instructor was very nice and I did like the lectures.
I had fun learning int his course. It was good that Char understood our personal lives and helped tie that in to the lesson. She is a very understanding professor. Mahalo!
Thank you Mrs. Merritt for being an awesome and understanding teacher! :D

Charlene Merritt: HSER245, SUBS245, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: HSER 245 - Group Counseling Crn (Section): 16773 (0)    
Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 245 - Group Counseling Crn (Section): 16399 (0)     16410 (KAU)     16404 (UHH)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 5 (83%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 6 (75%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 6 (75%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (100%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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 (13%) 7 (88%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (100%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
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%) 1 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 5 (83%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing
put less emphasis on attendance, 25% for attendance is okay, but to drop a whole letter grade for 2 missed classes is unfair, sometimes people have things happen. It seemed students are graded more for attendance than content. Some students showed for every class but sat in class and played on their computers or did other class work in this class and some students made it to class and slept, but they were physically there. To make sure the syllabus is correct. It was confusing knowing how long assignments were supposed to be. Make sure syllabus is correct, if it is to be changed hand out written expectations. The syllabus was not correct and it was confusing. Would like more written personal feedback from instructor
if could change the evening times that would be it.
N/A
i would have changed the text book due to each chapter covering such a large area. however, mrs. merritt was able to successfully come up with intelligent ways to cover the whole book so that we as students wouldn't get over whelmed and could understand it.
More role play.
I would probably change the textbook.
Nothing, maybe more class projects.
The satellite connection could be upgraded for more concise and clearer reception.
More group presentations
I believe the textbook, as expressed by the teacher, could have been different. I researched the author, Irvin Yalom, whose textbook she would have liked to have used, and ideed found his presentation of the material especially useful to understand the process of groups counseling.
i wouldn't do anything to change the teaching of this course. Ms. Merritt is a very good teacher and I would follow in her footsteps if I was teaching this class.
Keep Mic on to monitor disruptive students cross talking constantly during class!
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
awesome
great- liked instructor
very informed and knowledgable. helps students tremendously
I love Char's energy when she teaches and she always manages to put on a positive attitude no matter what.
Char was an amazing teacher. She was always understanding and helped each student with their learning difficulties. Charlene really did an outstanding job at helping us understand the text books and how our hands on experience with clients would be.
Awesome.
Charlene Merritt is very thorough in her teaching methods.
She is very knowledgeable in such study. Always prepared and ready for the subject matter. Methods were quite challanging only because it was something most of us had to face and practice to get over our fears[getting in front of the class and presenting such material]...awsome!
Instructor became a positive and influential assest for me - both educationally and personally. She was so genuine and authentic along with being very professional and motivating. She has made a great impact in my life and I hold high value and great respect to her worth as an instructor and an individual!
She seemed to be very informative and experiences in leading groups
Char definitely has superior skills with groups and manifested these in the classroom. She exemplified the skills we were learning about, which I found very useful. She inspired me to have courage and try things. He encouragement was never forceful yet very clearly expressed. I learned greatly from this course. I have some prior experience with group counseling but never thought of things as clearly as I now do.
Ms. Merritt teaches in way that is simple to understand and if I don't understand something, she explains it to me in a way thats easier for me to understand.
excellent
Charlene Merrit is an awesome teacher with real passion for her work.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
yes-great instuctor
understand so much more as she was able to give and understand real life examples/stories
Definitely!
charlene played an important role in my general knowledge and job skills. She helped us see what we would need in the field and what we would really be using with clients.
Yes.
She has contributed to my general knowledge of group counseling and has given me the tools i can use during my group counseling sessions.
Yes very much!
Most definitely!
I've learned many things about leading groups and the many sdifferent stages of groups I've learned about how to work with many different types of clients and the importance of vAlues
Yes, very much. She is an instructor whose style advice will stay with me long after the course.
yes, she has taught me many new things as well as how to be a good substance abuse counselor.
absolutely
Absolutely!!!!
22. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
23. I learned to value new viewpoints.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (100%)
24. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (100%)
25. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (83%)
26. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (100%)
27. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
28. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
29. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 6 (100%)
30. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (83%)
31. The instructor tells students when they have done especially well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (83%)
32. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
33. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
34. Other comments:
great instructor
I really enjoyed Char as a teacher. She always commended us when we did well and she made it a point to compliment each of us everyday. I would recommend her class to anyone.
Thanks Char!!!
She has great abilities to make a difference in students personal and educational lives. Re-entering college after 26 years, Charlene Merritt has motivated me to continue futhering my education had and I am grateful to her in many ways.
Char has a very natural and personal approach to teaching. Her examples are many clinical examples were very relevant, and she often invited students to include their experiences to the discussion. This made the matrial covered enven more visibly relevant to our work and our community,s particular needs. This professor made the theory especially alive and relevant.
Awesome class, great, great instructor!

Charlene Merritt: SUBS268, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Human Services
Course: SUBS 268 - Survey of Substance Abuse Crn (Section): 16105 (0)     16209 (UHH)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 13 (93%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 11 (85%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (86%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing. She is awesome. Very knowledgeable.
Nothing, Char is very knowledgable in this course.
nothing
classes are late, but great
I wouldn't improve anything.
There is absolutely nothing that needs improvement or changing. Great job!
a). NOTHING. b). NOTHING.
nothing
I wouldn't improve a thing she was in-depth with all the material and the subject matter engaged the whole class for the whole class period. Awesome job to Mrs.Merritt.
Charlene was great I wouldn't change a thing. She has made it very interesting and I have learned a lot.
current event drug problems that are happening.
guest lectures.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
It's wonderful, she is very sincere in her discussions. I have learned a lot in this class. I am very grateful for having her as my teacher.
Her teaching methods are very clear and strong. She knows her subject very well.
nothing
knowledgable and informative
I thought she had amazing teaching methods. She made sure to keep the class occupied and kept it interesting. We were never bored in her class.
Great! She knows how to connect with the students and work with us.
Ms. Merritt's ability to develop and nuture student discussion, made class a GREAT learning experience! Thank you!
superb
Char was very knowledgeable and always prepared. Keep up the good work!!!
I like the fact that she encouraged student discussion on the topics.
Engaging and informational deep. Easy to understand and the stories that connected to the lesson made it easier to fully grasp and store as knowledge.
I think her methods of teaching was realistic. Charlene made me want to continue in the social service field and this is what I want to do.
Good.
effective and engagimg
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes! She has taught me how to deal with facing problems with friends who are having difficulties with abusing substances. I love her she is truly a great teacher, one of the best I have had.
Yes, definately.
nothing
very much so
Very much so.
Absolutely. I'm very confident in my future thanks to her.
To learn from your teacher, a genuine experience, which is relatable and reinforced, not just from a text, provided a GREAT incentive to futher more knowledge in this rewarding field.
yes
Absolutely and Tremendously
Yes. I know quite a lot about the subject matter, and she added to my knowledge.
She has contributed a lot more than general knowledge but also brought to mind the human responsbility of one's actions and how to prevent drug use and the effects of it.
Because this is the field I want to get into, it opened my eyes to not just the history of drug abuse but the effects it has in our community,families and our children. I feel this will help me to relate with the families that I want to help.
Yes. Used examples of real life situations
fo sho
22. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 13 (93%)
23. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (100%)
24. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%)
25. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (100%)
26. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
27. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
28. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
29. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
30. The instructor frequently discussed recent developments related to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (100%)
31. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
32. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
33. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
34. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
35. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
36. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (100%)
37. Student presentations significantly contribute to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
38. The amount of work expected outside class was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (86%)
39. The instructor was objective in evaluating student's work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 12 (86%)
40. Other comments:
She is a wonderful teacher and I hope she teaches forever. She is easy to talk and relate to.
Char is a great instructor, I look forward to working with her in the field somehow. (I'm hoping that some way I would be able to contact with her!) Char has encouraged me to use critical thinking in some areas in this course. I am hopefull going to get another degree in the CSAC field. I definately reccommend her to other students. Thanks Cahr for this semester :)
great job
pay raise!!
Ms. Merritt's display of cooperation regarding student's everyday LIFE, promoting class discussion, with her real life experiences, made SUBS 268, a GREAT learning experience. Thank you!
Loved the class!
Thank you very much Char, I learned a lot from your class and was happy to see that there are people in the right places to help our fellow lost brothers and sisters here on earth. God is working through you and that was evident from the start of class thank you very Mrs.Merritt, Aloha - Aleka Martin
Thank you Charlene you are an inspiration.