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Instructor: Caixia Lu

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WS151, Fall 2012
WS151, Fall 2011

Caixia Lu: WS151, Fall 2012

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: WS 151 - Intro to Women's Studies Crn (Section): 61295 (0)     61449 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (71%) 2 (22%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (43%) 3 (33%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (44%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (33%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (57%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 9 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 2 (22%) 2 (29%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 1 (14%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (43%) 3 (33%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (44%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (33%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (86%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 (67%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
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%) 4 (44%)
20. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (71%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (86%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She treats us all as individuals and gives us the needed attention that we need to succeed.
She will ask the students for their input in regards to discussion about women studies. She also asks students' for suggestions about certain topics. She is a flexible instructor.
She would ask students if they could understand her and her assignments and offer help.
She asks questions to the students to make sure they understand her presentations. If students dont she tries her best to help them
She was so inspired by us, the students. She was so excited for us to try hard and be confident. Her enthusiasm is contagious.
She allways encougages all her students to do what the want and to accomplish what ever dreams they have and that we can achieve anything.
She takes our ideas to a whole new level. She takes it upon herself to help us get our concerns and ideas out there so that its not just something she hears from us, she actually starts the ball rolling to help us address and put into action the students concerns and ideas.
Mrs.Lu is an educator because she loves the inter action between student and teacher. Concern was in abundance all semester with countless examples such as when we express our dismay with the culinary options at school she went out to the community and gave us the option of ordering food to be delivered to us in class, if that doesn't show concern don;t know what will.
She really does want to hear what everyone in the class thinks about a certain topic.
She showed concern for students by creating an environment that allowed students to feel empowered and confident and encouraging personal growth with giving presentations and for me personally she was understanding about my disability and still made women's studies a class that I could personally excel in.
Caixia Lu showed concern for the students by making sure we could participate in discussion and have a say in the lecture. We each got to contribute to women studies by presenting a topic from the book and reflect on it. We also had a discussion in class about campus food being too expensive so she went out of her way to meet with a Chinese restaurant to ask if they would deliver food to us. They had agreed to this and even made the prices what we could afford and that was really nice of her to do. She had provided us with opportunity to attend college in China with a free scholarship and has tried to help me out personally with a project I am starting outside of school
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I like the way she taught the course because she used many needed examples and visuals to help us understand.
I think she gives good examples with a variety of videos. I also like that the students' participate in the course with presentations. I like the journals and the writings that we are assigned.
I like that she is passionate about her subject and encourages her students to do their best.
Her passion for women studies and her goals for women around the world.
I like that we watched many short films and interviews, it was very interesting and informative. It was motivating to listen to her personal stories related to the subject we were discussing. Occasionally it was difficult to understand her accent but we would just ask her to repeat herself and she would gladly. Her knowledge and passion are such that a little language barrier was very minor.
I exspecialy liked writting utopia paper.
I felt she's genuine. She loves what she's teaching and she's very educated in Womens Studies. She really wants her students to succeed! She's very well informative with sharing many different opportunities possible for us students.
The many parallel examples between China and the United States of America in regards to the subject matter, Women's Studies , gender equality between men and women. Socialism and Democracy understanding how they can co-exist.
I like how she has powerpoints. I would like her to give the students a certain password or something in class to allow them to have access to the powerpoint to add our notes in as well as high light important facts as we go along with her presentations everyday of class. The password would be effective so that students who do not arrive to class at all are not applicable to view the slideshows during her classtime.
I like the what she taught this class by giving a broader perspective allowing us to learn about the subject all over world and not only in our country.
I liked how she had empowered the women in my class by showing us what we are capable of and how we can change out role in society.
She gets the whole class involved in discussion
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I can tell she is passionate about her job and what she teaches.
She is a good teacher who cares about her students and wants them to do well.
She is a very inspiring woman, with a lot of passion and desire to teach and help. I appreciate her encouragement and belief in her students. She is the kind of person who makes a difference in this world and reminds others that they can too.
She shows concern for everyone everything.
I really enjoyed having her as one of my professors! She really wants to help her students in any way possible.
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She is a happy and creative person.
Her class was very engaging and she shared personal stories and knowledge that made her class interesting as well as informative and you can tell that she cared about all of her students and wants them to do well in life and find their passion. She makes you believe that you can do anything and that there are no limits to what you can achieve.
I would like to thank Caixia Lu for teaching me about women's role in society and being so kind and positive. She has such a pure heart and it really shines throughout the class.
Shes very sweet and nice and equal
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would recomend her class and this course to other students because it was very informative and easy to learn.
Yes, I would recommend her course because I think the writing assignments and the presentations are great ideas.
Yes because she makes her subject interesting for students.
Yes, definitely. She has so much passion and willingness to teach it is contagious. She made me want to do more and try harder.
Yes, Because she is an excellent teacher.
Surely would! She's very well educated in what she is teaching and she really has alot to offer.
yes this subject is undervalued in my humble opinion. The damage to evolution by man not acknowledging the hard earned work done by women.They have a right to stand toe to toe and be heard and to lead in all areas of higher learning, religion, government, not to mention self determination. As the only male in the class my views felt welcome, even though I felt apologetic most of the time for things in our great society that are not so great. Professor Lu open my eyes to this wrongs that has been happening to often and to long . This course should be a requirement to all starting in grade school throughout education experience.
I would recommend her because she is one who can have people believe in themselves more to become more empowered to follow dreams and wants and needs.
I would definitely recommend her to other students because she is a caring teacher, her class is very interesting, and you will leave her class with a personal feeling of empowerment and confidence.
I would recommend Caixia Lu to other students, she is a really intellectual woman and can empower you to take on tasks that you wouldn't have before. If you are interested in learning about women studies she is a wonderful professor that can help you to go to school in China
26. Other comments:
It was hard to understand her at first and she speaks so quietly that were staining to heart her.a microphone would have helped alot. Other than that she was a great teacher
I enjoyed learning about the subject, it was all so fascinating and I am surprised how little I knew about women's studies before. I can say now that I am a proud Feminist.
I would like to thank Doctor Lu for her being a teacher. I appreciate her and her knowledge. Do not stop teaching. We need more teachers like you. Thank you Kim Young
I would definitely take another one of professor Lu's classes.
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Thanks for being a great teacher Professor Lu..make it happen

Caixia Lu: WS151, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: WS 151 - Intro to Women's Studies Crn (Section): 63387 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 1.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 10 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 10 1.58 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
20. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She always made concepts very clear and was very passionate about women's studies.
SHE'S ALWAYS ENCOURAGING THE WOMEN AS WELL AS THE MEN IN OUR CLASS TO GET INVOLVE WITH MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN GENDER EQUALITY. FOR EXAMPLE, SHE ENCOURAGES TO WRITE OUR THOUGHTS, OUR FEELINGS AND TO GET INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL DECISION PROCESS.
She is available to visit. We have her email address, office hours and phone number. She always responded promptly to any email I sent to her.
She is interested in the subject matter she is presenting to the class and shows concern for her students.
She is a great instructor and you can always go to her if you need help.
Prof Lu would give each student time to question and share their perspectives and ideas on the subject. She is encouraging, enthusiastic and makes each student feel their opinions are all valued equally.
nice person asks us how they're doing
Dr. Lu is always available for comment and suggestions outside of class.
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
She was very nice and a good teacher, but she was difficult to understand because of her Chinese accent. She tried very hard to make herself understood, and eventually understanding her was easier.
SHE SUPPORTS IT WITH VIDEO'S AND BASED ON HER EXPERIENCE AS A WOMAN OF COLOR.
Professor Lu was a last minute substitute this semester for Prof. Bopp who accepted a position at another institution. She chose different reading material for the course which caused some confusion in the beginning but we quickly adjusted. Coming from China, a lot of her examples are from her Chinese background and experience. I wondered if the course was going to be a history of China but Prof. Lu is a professional. She has demonstrated that she is very knowledgeable about Western, Asian and other global issues. I've definitely had my eyes and mind opened to many global issues because of her insight.
We learned a great deal about the women of China. Maybe too much time in this area, but of course, China is where she is more familiar with challenges of women.
I learned alot of new things in proffessor Lu's class and I want to encourage all the men in the world to take her class.
I liked the way she would allow students time to further explore thoughts and ideas that come out of class time. It gave us time for creative thinking and to share ideas without the pressure of a strict time-line per subject covered.
Wrong teacher/ wrong course. If this was a commerative class between women here & in China I'd feel different. I think that she should better teachering China related classes. She tends to overly focus on china. I can understand she from there and this is her 1st semster teaching in the U.S. I give her credit for trying and sticking it out.
I enjoyed the subject matter. I felt that the class was a bit China-centric.
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I'm glad I stayed with the class, she was very informative and helpful.
THAT I'M HAPPY I STAYED IN HER CLASS. SHE A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND IS OPEN AND WILLING TO SHARE
Professor Lu is passionate about women's issues. She has brought an international perspective to our study this semester that has really opened my mind. I am more appreciative of the rights and privileges I enjoy as a woman and human being living in the US and especially in Hawaii. I am more aware of my sisters and their struggles and successes in other parts of the world.
She is a sweet lady and really tries very hard to make the class interesting for everyone. Language seems to be somewhat of a barrier in her instruction. Overall the class seemed to enjoy the oral presentations by students and films regarding equality of women.
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She is dedicated to supporting and helping each student gain the most from her class. She is sincere and very kind. She is an excellent example of a women dedicated to equality for all people and how women can help effect this change.
I love Dr. Lu and enjoyed her class. I was a bit lost at what was expected and assignment deadlines.
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, so long as they were ok with her small language gap.
YES. I THINK WOMEN STUDIES SHOULD BE A MANDATORY COURSE TO TAKE.
Yes. She has a lot to offer especially on an intellectual level. English is her second language so some students may find it difficult to understand her when she speaks -- but if they are there for the subject matter they can learn a lot. Sometimes it seemed like she wasn't keeping track of our assignments - but she knows what work she has assigned. It's our responsiblity to do the work and have it ready when she asks for it.
Yes definately!!!
Absolutely, I would recommend her class. It provides a great opportunity for growth in a student's personal life as well as an understanding of what feminism means and how we can all benefit from incorporating it into our daily lives, regardless of the society or culture context.
For china related classes yes, otherwise no
Yes, Dr. Lu is enthusiastic about gender equality and teaches well. A student that cannot understand her views will have a difficult time getting past her accent and teaching style.
26. Other comments:
Thank you!
Great opportunity to learn from an international expert. She's a GEM and Windward is lucky to have her. She's destined for bigger and greater things in the academic world. Students should take advantage while she is still here.
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This class needs to become more organized with its homework and readings, and final products. The class didn't seem to follow the proposed calendar, leaving students confused. As well as not clearly explaining due dates and group projects. I feel that this class needs a bit more guidance towards the system of keeping students updated with whats going on in the class. Possibly someone to shadow this class next semester would be a good way to give positive feedback to this teacher about their tactics. Overall the teacher is very strong with their tactics of teaching, but needs to keep the students updated on what is wanted from students.
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Despite the cultural differences and my differing viewpoint about feminist theories, I enjoyed Dr. Lu's course. I believe she can be a huge asset in that she promotes her students' talents and ideas 100%. In women's studies it is important to feel we have an ally such as Dr. Lu to help us achieve our goals in gender equality.