eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Bianca Isaki

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ES365, WS360, Fall 2009
WS375, Fall 2009

Bianca Isaki: ES365, WS360, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Ethnic Studies
Course: ES 365 - Pacific/Asian Women in Hawaii Crn (Section): 77917 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Women's Studies Program
Course: WS 360 - Pacific/Asian Women in Hawaii Crn (Section): 76766 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (86%)
4. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 8 (89%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
9. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
11. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
12. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
14. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Subject matter
I really liked the Professor's selection of articles that we were required to read througtout the semester because they were relevant to the current politics that people of a particular ethnicity in Hawaii face on a daily basis. Bianca is really intellegent and really into the course subject and as an art major that made it even more interesting and engaging for me.
The information and reading material were extremely interesting and good to know. The video supplements that were provided in class was also very helpful in understanding the course content.
I loved the readings and the class discussions
the material was amazing, I learned so much!
The texts and the use of different media.
I like the facts that we learn about Hawaiian people. I like that we can redo our papers.
I really enjoyed the lectures. They were very interesting and grasped my attention.
the teacher
Class discussions in a circle
The class discussions were right on. It gave us all a critical view on the women of the pacific.
This course helped me understand morwe about the Hawaiian culture and Hawaii's past.
Showing connections between topics and different aspects of issues.
Very edgy topics. Many of which I do not agree with but are inspiring in one way or another.
15. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
16. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I wish the class were longer. Instead of a 50 minute class, I think it should be more like 1 hr 15 min or more.
N/A. It was actually pretty well organized.
This class should be longer. It would help if the class was held on a tuesday or thursday, so that there could be more time for discussion
n/a
Student presentations were helpful, but a lot of the time, the discussion was not there either because a)students didn't do the reading or b) the group lacked discussion questions. All of the content covered in the course had the potential to have great discussion, but a lot of the time, it was lacking.
The lecturer should be more organized. She should give more lecture instead of students giving presentation every class, which we do not learn much that way (It is not an Oral class). She should be more prepared when she gives the lecture, even the lecuter is only 5 to 10 minutes long. Importantly, she should not fall asleep when the guest speaker is talking and when students are presenting. She should be more helpful (when I email for help couple times, but sometimes she did not bother to rely). Overall, she should be more professional.
More seats available.
nothing needs to be improved.
Should also be classified as an Oral fulfillment course because the number of presentations we did for this class is relatively the same as the number of presentations I did for my actual Oral (focus) course.
I think that everyone should take turns in saying a little on the matter in class discussion, just to spark up more conversations.
Maybe this course shoudl be turned into a t/th or w/f course because in 50 mins it is hard to complete the discussions. Also maybe shorten the readings because a lot of themre really long.
No presentations every session! Or at least stressing to people that the presentation is not about summary but critical evaluation!! Maybe fewer presentations, but then with more background material.
It would be cool if we could read all of our classmate's essays on Laulima or something.

Bianca Isaki: WS375, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Women's Studies Program
Course: WS 375 - Women and the Media Crn (Section): 79125 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (59%) 6 (35%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 17 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 8 (47%) 4 (24%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%) 6 (35%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
6. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
7. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.88 17 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%)
8. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 8 (47%) 6 (35%)
9. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 6 (35%)
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Student show and tell. Broke up the routine, made topic more interesting.
The setup of the class. Group discussions always seem to go over well. It is always nice to hear what other students have to say.
Group presentations were helpful, especially in gaining different perspectives in class discussions.
The global perspective and critical thinking really challenged me to read things from a different perspective. I appreciate all that I learned from this and will take these skills with me throughout my life.
The discussions were great.
able to share your own personal thoughts and views on subject
I liked learning the feminist ways of seeing something.
The response essays helped to express my ideas without having to challenge other's opinions in class. They also helped me better understand the course material.
The many different articles that were read about the different topics. Watching movies were fun too as well as presentations by different students to get their feel to the material.
readings and subjects that related directly to hawaii and the pacific islands, just because it was easy to relate to and understand. i also liked the power points and the video clips as it was more interesting than just reading all the time.
I liked that it was clearly stated what we were expected to do.
I liked a lot of the information that was presented.
Focuses on recent/up to date issues
I liked the fact that we were given options on our response essays and that our class discussions were very useful in aiding those papers. I also like the way she taught the course. She was a great lecturer and I was able to learn different things from her teaching style. It was one of the best women studies classes that I've taken at UH
Although the course did not get an Oral communications focus, I really enjoyed the presentations done in class. I liked the organization of the modules for the class. It was set up in a way that built upon each other and constantly kept you going back to previous material in order to analyze new material.
I liked the videos and discussion time we had in class because i got to hear the ideas and opinions of my classmates and instructor
11. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 8 (50%) 4 (25%)
12. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Lighten the student presentations, more instructor lecture would be beneficial. Too much time was spent on Middle East, could have understood the same concepts in a sorter amount of time. This class was more women and politics than women and media. Understandable that these two courses would bleed into each other but would have liked to learn from more different medias as oppose to mostly political/imperialism articles.
Maybe require students to submit their topic for their final projects a little earlier.
N/A
More media involvement. Be more clear on what your little last minute assignments are. Mix up the format occasionally, it gets very boring!
involve more media
Slow down a little when teaching. But overall this was a good class and Bianca knew what she was talking about.
The in class lectures could've been focused on more, instead of student presentations of articles. The lectures contained a lot of information but were gone over in a very fast manner, a lot of things could've been better understood if the lectures were gone over more.
I think there needs to be more group (small Groups) work. I think hearing what other people have to say but some are uncomfortable speaking in large groups. Should include show and tell I like the things people found outside of class to show us.
for the professor, clarity. seems as if there was something particular that you were looking for in answers, hard to understand specifically what you wanted from us. was confused at some of the course text, complicated to understand and sometimes even read.
We did the same thing every day, it got very repetitive.
I thought the grading was a little unfair with essays and while we were able to think critically we still were made to think critically in a specific way rather then speak our own ideas. We needed to express specific points or it would be wrong. She was a confusing instructor.
I think that this class overall was good, I just think that if anything were to be changed would be the amount of readings given in the course. Although most of the readings were generally good, I wasn't able to fully grasp all of the concepts because of my busy schedule.
I think before each paper is due, the professor could briefly explain what types of critical questions could be used in thinking about the paper. Sometimes the module readings would be a little confusing and a little guidance on what the papers could address would be helpful. Other than that, I think there is freedom for creativity in the papers and final presentations.
There could have been more men in the class