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Instructor: Rex Troumbley

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POLS110, Spring 2014
POLS335, Fall 2013
POLS130, Spring 2013

Rex Troumbley: POLS110, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 110 - Intro to Political Science Crn (Section): 88652 (004)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
1.69 17 1.14 Freq(%) 11 (65%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.69 17 0.48 Freq(%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 17 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
6. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
It fulfilled a focus designation and seemed interesting
It fulfilled a requirement
Fulfilled requirement
It fulfilled my requirement as a POLS minor.
POLS major req
I was thinking of adding Political Science as a major and now that I have taken the class, I definitely want to add it as my second major.
I took it as a gen ed class but it was very informative and eye opening.
I was interested in political science and I am undeclared. I am thinking about majoring in political science.
I like politics
I want to be a POLS minor and heard good things about Rex. It also fit really well into my schedule.
I was interested in Political Science and wanted to get an into to decide whether or not I wanted to minor or double major in it.
I chose to take this class because it is required for my Social Work Major.
its a requirement to take this course before graduating from the University. This course really educated me on the USA political system with other developing world countries especially my country, Vanuatu in the south part of pacific. I love this course and who the instructor delivering his notes really to the point and into depth.
I needed to make up a failed grade.
was just interested in polysci
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 11 (65%) 5 (29%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
10. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%)
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 7 (41%)
12. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
13. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%)
14. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
15. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
16. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 9 (53%) 6 (35%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
the different methods he used to teach us the material. Like movies, prezi, readings, ect.
Leniency
Learning the fundamental terminology in political science helped me out a lot with my other classes.
Rex was an awesome professor, one of the few at UH who actually seemed to care. I learned a lot about Political Science because of him and I have become a lot more interested in the subject
He knew how to explain difficult content. He knows how to teach without getting boring and knows a lot about the content.
He taught us a lot about government and how they essentially control everything.
He is very energetic
very approachable
He doesn't give you answers all the time and that makes you want to learn more on your own. He is incredibly insightful about the material he gives to us and is extremely through in ensuring our understanding of the material. I hope he keeps teaching and I hope to have him again.
He was a new kind of teacher who could get you really interested in the subject matter. Instead of just being some boring, crusty old lecturer, he was truly a teacher in tune with the current times, evidenced both in terms of the subject matter itself, and also how he taught it.
He likes to take the readings step by step. It does help for him to explain it because reading some of the material seems confusing until he explains it. He is also straight up about how he teaches & it makes it funny to be in class and to see him give advice about the best way to study and remember things. And on a personal note, he does care about his students. Talking to him one-on-one is the best way to get better understanding of the course as well.
He respond to question very professionally and accurately. He is really understand what he teaches He was a very helpful and always on time for class.. He was very full of respect..
He very obviously cared about the class and put in every effort to make sure that students were getting the most possible out of this class. I have not had a professor in a very long time who seemed to put in as much conscious effort into the class as Rex has. Great professor!
always open to help and explain subject to students
18. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
the lectures were sometimes too long and draggy.
Tests
The grading system is kind of flawed - there is a lot of weight put on very few assignments. My grades on those assignments don't represent my understanding of the information presented in the course.
NOTHING HE's AMAAAAAZING
He wasn't in class a few weeks before the final, but he came back and picked up right where he left off and did a good job preparing us.
it was all helpful.
Not too many things we get graded on so I was unsure of my grade in the class.
in the beginning of the semester it was confusing on how grading would go.
Group projects didn't seem to really be a useful project based on the material we learned in class, we really could have done without it.
He would often ask very broad, albeit important, thought-provoking questions that most people in the class couldn't or wouldn't answer, which would lead to maybe only two or three of the same people answering most of the questions. I feel like he could've done a better job at fostering discussions so that the entire class may be able to gain a broader understanding of the subject matter.
The pace he works at is kind of speedy. And he does not provide enough random group work around the classroom. Just because i like to get to know other people in the class.
He was somethings put some readings that is too difficult to read and understand..
n/a
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.24 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 11 (65%) 5 (29%)
21. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
22. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.94 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 5 (29%) 6 (35%) 0 (0%)
23. The course gave me opportunities to practice communicating effectively in public settings, with attention to and appreciation of diverse cultural contexts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 17 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 6 (35%) 0 (0%)
24. The course increased my ability to cogently explain the interconnectedness of local and global dynamics of power within the context of the political and cultural specificities of Hawai'i nei.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.94 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%) 0 (0%)
25. Other comments:
Great class. Keep at it Rex!
Really cool teacher. keeps it interesting and modern. He seems to get the students.
All in all, i love the course and the instructor. i learn a lot and i will hold on to it and developed more into it, in the future to be a good political scientist... Mahalo

Rex Troumbley: POLS335, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 335 - History of Political Thought Crn (Section): 72616 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.1 21 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 9 (43%) 7 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.8 21 0.41 Freq(%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
6. Why did you choose to take this course? (It fulfilled a focus designation (WI, E, OC, HAP, etc.), POLS major/minor requirement, major/minor requirement for another department, time and day(s) of the week it was offered, instructor, subject matter, etc.)
Seemed like an interesting course.
It was a required class to receive a degree in POLS
Pols major and also the instructor
Pols Major requirement.
It was a requirement for degree.
I took this course because it was a POLS major requirement and I had a strong desire to learn about political theory after taking a general Political Science class last semester.
Political Theory is a vital part of a political science major.
To fulfill a POLS requirement
required for my major (poly sci)
To full fill the POLS Major Requirement.
minor
To fulfill my POLS major.
Required
Pols Requirement
POLS major requirement.
POLS Sci requirement
POLS requirement
It was a requirement for my bachelor degree in political science.
7. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 14 (67%)
8. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
10. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
12. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 21 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
13. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
14. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
15. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
16. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The discussions we have on the readings everyday.
His passion for the subject matter
Always tries to make sure everyone understands
Very quick to respond by email.
Rex knows his subject well for a extremely complex and difficult subject .. he also made it interesting.
Rex knows the class material EXTREMELY well. Not only that, but Rex is one of the most intelligent professors I have ever come across in my academic career.He's also very articulate, and was able to explain the class material very well, and in ways that were relevant to today's current events.
Was able to answer questions when the material was confusing, available to students.
He does a very good job at engaging the class and breaking down complex ideas.
he was very clear and understanding. One of the smartest professors i've ever had at any level of education. Covers all the material with in class readings in which everyone participates.
Rex like to use current events to help us understand text's written in the 1800's. He also very understanding.
class discussions
His knowledge of the course and how excited he is about teaching the course made me want to stay engaged in the material.
He kept everything interesting. It felt more like talking to your really smart friends rather than your teacher.
Rex's ability to be relatable as well as incredibly knowledgeable about the subject material. He also was not quick to ignore or not comprehend certain peoples answers as well as he did not shoot down peoples answers when they were not completely right.
His knowledge of the course content and also his demeanor. Very relatable and great at understanding the needs of students.
Rex is funny and is very relatable
Passionate about subject
his way of explaining things to the students about things they may not understand, so he does a good job of clarifying it until you understand it.
18. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
N/A
Talks fast
does not apply
Our lecture slides or lackthereof.
Nothing negative about Rex. But I do feel that this class would be far better as a MWF class
Nothing. Teaches they way you should teach
There were too many required text and should of been more precise on which pages to read or parts and maybe have questions for us to take home and answer while reading.
class discussions
A lot of reading, don't know if this can be broken up better maybe???
We read a lot and by the end of the semester it is hard to even remember the text we looked at in the beginning.
Nothing.
N/a
Lots of books
I feel the exams he gives us should be longer.
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
20. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.52 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (48%) 11 (52%)
21. The course challenged me to think critically and historically about power and the political.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%) 0 (0%)
22. The course improved my ability to craft and defend evidence-based arguments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%) 0 (0%)
23. The course gave me opportunities to practice communicating effectively in public settings, with attention to and appreciation of diverse cultural contexts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.48 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%) 0 (0%)
24. The course increased my ability to cogently explain the interconnectedness of local and global dynamics of power within the context of the political and cultural specificities of Hawai'i nei.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 21 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 12 (57%) 1 (5%)
25. Other comments:
He made it as interesting as possible and I am happy we have freedom in picking a question for our final paper
I only rated this course good because the subject matter is not a topic i would have chosen but is required for the degree... I feel that Rex did a fantastic job on his part to make the difficult and archaic subject content teachable and interesting. I feel that he knows the subject well..
This was probably one of the best POLS courses I've taken. Rex is a true academic who provided a wide variety of content. He did a GREAT job explaining the readings and bringing in classroom participation. I thought I wouldn't enjoy this class at first but definitely changed my mind.
Great teacher.
Rex is the man!
I enjoyed pols 335. I'm so glad I decided to take this class with Rex
The instructor helped student get involved with the class by letting each of us read to the class as part of his effort to achieve greater student involvement.

Rex Troumbley: POLS130, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Political Science
Course: POLS 130 - Intro to American Politics Crn (Section): 87125 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.38 13 0.51 Freq(%) 8 (62%) 5 (38%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
7. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
8. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
10. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
11. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
13. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
15. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was able to make the class laugh and was interested in his topics. Even though the students sucked he still managed to make it interesting
He gave several resources which made work extremely manageable, as well as giving a comfortable classroom setting.
How he relates to the students
Rex displayed excellent use of technology and always had things embedded into his prezis or had the file ready to be played.
Prezi's
approachability, has good rapport with class. Good use of technology, particularly the use of Prezi presentations.
The most helpful thing that I personally experienced, was the fact that once I asked a question or emailed him a concern, he wouldn't only address it but also make sure that if I had any other questions to contact him. Going a step further, he also extended himself to questions or concerns outside the class such as dealing with other professors and course loads.
Easy to talk to. And materias he uses.
I thought he explained the material interestingly and in a way I hadn't heard it explained to me before. The prezis he used too presented the information in an interesting way. He seems to really think the material is interesting which makes it interesting for student, I felt.
His Prezi powerpoints were very organized and helped alot. Also, all of the clips and videos he showed us in class were interesting and further engaged all of the students in the subject matter.
His reply to my questions when I e-mailed him we actually helpful. A lot of times professors will semi ignore the questions or give me a short unhelpful answer.
Really takes the time to make sure students fully understand
17. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The awkward pauses or lack of class participation.
nothing
He did a lot of lecturing and listening instead of group communication. It seemed like it was more one to one than as a group under the professor.
Text Book
The final paper was too overly specific to write 10 pages on.
The least helpful thing about the course and not necessarily Troumbley, was that our grade relied on only 3 big assignments.
The way he asks questions. Sometimes too hard to understand what he means by the questions.
He wasnt great at facilitating class discussions.
It's not Rex, but the class itself was very quiet all of the time. It was difficult to talk and the pressure to talk was there. More engaging ways for the students to talk and interact would be very beneficial.
Although they can be very helpful sometimes I would get lost in the Prezis.
The paper topics were very broad and some of the readings were way to long
18. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
19. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
20. Other comments:
Good job?
n/a
N/A
The only issue that Professor Troumbley had was returning assignment grades in a timely manner, other than that he was an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable
I loved how he didn't use just normal powerpoints but videos, clips of TV shows, and Prezis.