eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Steven Parente

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ART112, Fall 2011
ART112, Spring 2011
ART226, Spring 2011
ART112, Fall 2010
ART126, Fall 2010
ART112, Spring 2010

Steven Parente: ART112, Fall 2011

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts Crn (Section): 15620 (0)     15622 (0)     15764 (0)     15766 (0)     15889 (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  
4.86 7 0.38 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 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  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 18 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 10 (56%) 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  
4.39 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%) 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  
4.17 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%) 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  
4.31 17 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%) 1 (6%)
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 18 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%) 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  
4.39 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 18 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
All the projects and assignments were very useful and enjoyable!
It gave me more knowledge of the other adobe aplications
My favorite assignments were the illustrator and flash assignments.
I enjoyed all of the projects we did.
The assignments were intresting, they taught the baisic points of the class and programs we were supposed to use.
I enjoyed the course material. Each program lead us to the next and gave the class the flow needed to achieve a basic understanding of all the programs.
I enjoyed the project based learning, and artistic freedom we had in class.
needs more variety in techniques of adobe ps, ai and flash.
Getting to use Dreamweaver to create our own website.
i loved learning about all the different adobe programs and what you could do with them.
I liked the projects. They were hard but it was cool.
i liked leaning the different techniques in the assorted adobe programs.
Assignments that were given challenged me as a student, but were not overwhelming. All of the projects that we did were fun, and a good way to get the student to learn the program that we were working on.
I appreciated the timeline of the coursework. The time given to effectively work on each project were great. The exercises for each program were very helpful in repetition of essential gestures to increase workflow.
During the semester of taking this course I enjoyed everything!
I really liked using adobe flash because i now know how to do some animation and i think that the fish animation, the bouncing ball animation and the signature animation was really cool and fun to do.
how i learn so much in a little amount of time
Thanx for sharing your knowledge! Very much appreciated ;)
It was very interactive and I liked that everyone had really nice work. I think the instructor encouraged us to do what our interests were so it came out well.
I liked that this course was really hands-on. The projects and assignments were very engaging and allowed me to express my creativity and individuality. For most of the projects, we were given options, and this is something I personally enjoyed.
The assignments were fairly demanding, yet easy. I found this class to be very time consuming but for the better. I liked the fact we had quality machines and tools to work with.
The diversity of the programs we got overviews of is fantastic, unfortunately some of them are not the most current versions, which I think is important because in the digital media industry, one should be familiar with the most updated programs being used by professionals.
The course was very educational, and I really felt like I learned a lot. I became comfortable with the programs, and enjoyed learning about them. The assignments were all also very fun. I liked the flash animation the best out of all the projects.
Flash and Illustrator.
It was a class that gave me more respect for the programmers.
The references to other artists past and present was great. Very inspiring. I heartily recommend this class. I liked all the assignments. The other students in the class also did beautiful work. I had a hard time with some things and Steve was very patient and helpful.
I enjoyed doing all the assignments. They were fun which made them really easy to accomplish.
I really enjoyed the adobe illustrator and photoshop parts of the projects.
I liked the personality in out assignments as well as the creative freedom we were given in regards to the assignments
They were planned out perfect.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
It was taught very well! Was very organized, interactive, and I had enough time to finish all assignments and projects.
none whatsoever
None that I can think of! ( :
N/A
For a beginning class it was okay, but I still believe we could have touched on a lot more in the time we had. I don't think we really learned the programs to their fullest extent.
I think it might be helpful if Mr. Parente explained how to do things in each program faster and then repeated himself. this would allow the more advanced students to proceed., so they dont miss something they need to understand while they wait for others.
Critiques need to be more technical.
steven parente could be more sensitive to peoples need for help.
No suggestions.
Having a stricter critique protocol. I know many people do not like to speak negative about other people's work, though in the art area it is something extremely helpful. Maybe having the person next to the presenter should say a few plus' and minus' about his or her neighbor's design would suffice. I also feel that the adobe website tutorials, though very through, don't give the same learning impact as in-class demonstrations and practice files
I have no suggestions, other than to do exactly the same thing and to keep teaching!! I am grateful, and Im sure others are as well, for the chance to learn something new.
I don't have any suggestions
nothang
Not at this time.
One suggestion is to provide students with more course materials.
Have Powerpoint presentations of examples of good work using each program pre-prepared for classes. Make handouts with URLs of links to examples of great graphics sites shown in class.
No more flash and more video/photo assignments.
Update the Adobe Suite to the latest version and make sure the laptops that the lab has for student check-out are also included in renewing and updating the license agreement. Also, get more laptops and make it known to students who cannot come to the open lab hours that they have a laptop for assignments.
none
More time one one program, rather than a shotgun course in Adobe.
Try your best not to slack off and have fun.
Sometimes there's so many questions it seems like there's too many people in the class.
15. Other comments:
I found the swimming fish assignment pretty hard. My fish's tail was not separate from it's body so it almost looked broken while swimming. Other than that, everything seemed pretty fun!
Steven Parente is a great teacher. All the Adobe programs I learned in his class will come in handy someday.
Making buttons was fun, it was really nice of Steve Parente to share his machine with us!
Steve, don't go so fast.
i enjoyed being in art 112 very much and learned a great deal about adobe programs. it was a wonderful experience.
This class was hard for me.
This was my first time being enrolled in a Digital Media Arts class and Im glad that I tried something new and different. Especially since I am not a DMA major but a Hawaii Life Styles-Lawai'a major. I liked being able to learn new artistic ways of expressing myself as well as of the different types of available careers that these programs are used for everyday, such as logos and movies. As we were taught each program I liked something about each one. From being able to manipulate colors, shapes, and sizes, to seeing my own designs and animations come alive right before my very eyes. In taking this class I found that I could do things that I was never able to do before, which gave me a new sense of confidence that I can proudly say this class contributed to!
I really enjoyed taking up this class and this is one of my favorite classes that i took this semester.
Thank You for offering this course AND more! Look forward to learning more...
It was fun.
Although my attendance looked good in this course, I disliked the fact that our attendance accounted for 35% of our grade. I believe that attendance should not play such a big weight in the grading. When we have work days, I personally would like to work out of class, and I feel that I can do more in that way.
Having a DMA tutor available during class times would help with individual students needing assistance, it was difficult for the teacher to spread his time out to all those needing help sometimes. Maybe because the class size was large?
Parente is a great teacher who really attends to each students level of familiarity with using the programs, he works hard to make sure that all the students are equally equipped to use the programs.
great class.
The projectors we used were to dark, inaccurate color for this type of class. The students could not see how good each others work looked. They all look dark and dreary compared to the monitors.

Steven Parente: ART112, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts Crn (Section): 18293 (0)     18294 (0)     18295 (0)     18296 (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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I learn many techniques that made each work easier.
The projects were fun to do i learnd alot of cool shortcuts in class and I would do it again.
WORKING WITH THE ADOBE FAMILY PROGRAMS!
I enjoyed all of the activities and projects that were hands-on, that helped me develop a more full understanding of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver. I loved working with my own photos, and my imagination to create artwork that I am very proud to call my own. Steve was an integral part of this process, as every time I hit a wall, he guided me back to the path.
I liked the rate Steven provided through the course of the semester: the activities were fun and challenging. He helped me understand what pace would be best to succeed in his class. With my busy schedule that was very helpful in helping me excel in my learning of the course work and succeeding with the projects and assignments he had the class do.
i think it was all very well thought out and planed
very knowledgeable about the computer programs. good teacher
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More days and hours. Two days a week time is too short to learn many different computer programs.
he could have stayed in photoshop longer so other people could learn more about it, it is a fun system to play with.
Steve Parente seems to have a grasp for what his students need, and he is able to perform in all aspects of design. I can't think of any suggestions for improvement.
I think Steven has fine tuned this class. I wouldn't change a thing.
nothing
He could do a more detailed step by step teaching in his Introduction class. He should teach slower and make sure everybody is with him, other than go fast and have to go individually help all the people that were lost. He definitely went too fast sometimes and was kind of impatient latter. But he is a good person and teacher just need to understand that a introduction class is hard.
15. Other comments:
the overall class was fun and i am happy i took this class.
PARENTE IS A LAID BACK KIND OF GUY,FREAT TO WORK WITH AND ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP YOU WITH YOU WORK:)
Thanks Steve! It has been a pleasure making graphic graphix, and artistic nudes in your class. Thank you for being so open and helpful during the process.
Steven Parente is a great teacher: well adverse with the knowledge of adobe systems/apps and other web/computer information. I learned so much within the class time/semester I am amazed and didn't feel overwhelmed while in the class but was challenged every step of the way. Thank you for helping me get ahead. I look forward to continuing my education with the hopes of having more instructors like you.
because of how much i enjoyed this class i've decided to go further in media art

Steven Parente: ART226, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 226 - 3D Computer Graphics II Crn (Section): 18288 (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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 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  
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
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%)
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.?
For this course, we made an animation on whatever we wanted, which I enjoyed I lot. We were also very hands on and social in the classroom.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Better equipment/software.
15. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Steven Parente: ART112, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts Crn (Section): 17279 (0)     17280 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
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%)
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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (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  
4.5 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 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.?
The assignments were laid out for each program what we used. The step by step scripts were helpful although there were shortcuts which were not duly explained so that when I worked directly from the script, I got stuck.
I really enjoyed this course, Steve is a great teacher. I liked that there wasnt very much "homework" , he gave us plenty time to do our assignments in class. This made it easy for me, since i didnt have any of the digital arts programs at home. I also liked that he covered a lot of topics , even though we had to rush through a few concepts, we got them all down. I liked how Steve showed the class some of his art that he did for people , it showed us that there are jobs out there for these skills.
I like that he didn't have a "set" deadline for our projects! I liked that I got to experience the Adobe Illustrator and Photo Shop Programs..they seem to be my favorites! =) I did not favor so much the Flash and Dreamweaver Program.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Sometimes, there was too much talk which left me wondering where the lesson was going. Beginners don't need to know all the fine details of programming. Identify what we are going to do? Show examples. Create a step by step script on how to do it. Demonstrate. Give us a simple task to work on our own using the script that was given.
It was a pretty great course, actually
Maybe just jumping in and getting to the project assignment. I felt that there were delays here and there when trying to complete task or examples of some of the projects.
I want to take this next level of this class if there is one...
15. Other comments:
Very professional means of running the class. Always willing to help. Thanks. The student aide was great!!
Overall, Mr. Parente is a great instructor! He is somone when approached with a question, he takes the time to answer or encourage more to it. I liked that he took time to help me with what ever I didn't understand and encourage/motivated me to do more than the expected. I would take more classes from him in the future. =)

Steven Parente: ART126, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 126 - 3D Computer Graphics I Crn (Section): 17255 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked the projects alot. I thought they were very basic which is exactly what an intro course should have.
It was interesting drawing out the 2D picture and turning into 3D form for poipounder and robot project, and messing around with the tangents to get the correct timing for the bouncing ball project.
Steven Parente teaching methods was very interesting and i obtained allot of information on how to use Maya. I am looking forward to the next semester of this course and any future classes with mr. Parente
I never used the programs before and I literally learned from scratch how to make the animation, which was challenching but also very fun.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Shorten the class time! Its too bloody long.
The only thing i would recommend, is to have structured lab hour sessions. Many times i tried to get into the class when it was empty, only to find the door locked and lights off. I was hoping to get in here to work on some of my projects, but no one was here to help me or open the door to the lab.
No other suggestions rather than thinking up new assingments for future students. I like the course as of now.
15. Other comments:
I really appreciate and enjoyed this class.
A semester isn't really enough time to learn the basics, so I'm glad there are higher classes to take for 3-D animation.

Steven Parente: ART112, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts Crn (Section): 16121 (0)     16122 (0)    
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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I suspect that Mr. Parente was new to the college. He was familiar with an older version of the software we were using and that sometimes slowed his presentation. The lab assistant Regina, was helpful. I got a lot from the course. i am satisfied.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
No survey responses were found.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
No survey responses were found.
22. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
23. I developed plans to take additional related courses.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
24. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
25. I learned about career opportunities.
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5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
26. The instructor slowed down when discussing complex and difficult topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
27. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
28. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
29. The instructor shows appreciation of my efforts to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
30. The assigned projects were appropriate to the level of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
31. The instructor explained the underlying rationale for techniques or styles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
32. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.