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Instructor: John Vierra

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John Vierra: MELE220, Spring 2012

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MELE 220 - Audio Engineering II Crn (Section): 24016 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.33 6 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
2. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 6 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
3. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Display Knowledge of DIFFERENT GROUPS and ORGANIZATIONS in societies and respect for varied CULTURAL VALUES.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 6 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
5. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
6. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
7. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
8. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
9. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. I developed the ability to evaluate new course work content in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
11. I was stimulated to do outside reading about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
12. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
13. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
14. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Remembering the small details that will pull me through with my field of work.
How strong of a foundation it has helped me build. I remember being in AET 1 watching one of the AET 2 students do their practical wondering how I'd ever get to that level, and now after completing the practical successfully it has made me realize how much I've learned.
the concepts it thought me.
Being tough
The students I met and befriended, and the whole process of getting a band together, making sure their egos are in check and on schedule, and being a leader for them. I'll definitely remember John Vierra, and he definitely knows his material, but it is too bad the course and MELE program in general is still so new and not fully developed that I couldn't get any more out of him than what time fractured rubric allowed (and his personal time away from class allowed).
15. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
It's harder to work with people but i needed to learn how to balance the work with two people.
Pretty much everything in this course has benefited me in some way or the other.
the basic skills to being an audio engineer.
Audio engineering details
Good friends, interesting relationships between persons and personalities, better communication, greater attention to discipline in terms of what exactly the mentor/teacher wants from a final product, etc...
16. Assignments (papers, problem sets) seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
17. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
18. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
19. The writing assignments helped me retain the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
20. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
21. Other comments:
Great class. I didn't like the pressure at first from the teacher but I see how it has helped me greatly become a better engineer.
Would have liked if the professor did more engaging things in class and showing us examples him self, rather then telling us what to go try on our own. I find that this is a better way to give us an idea so that we can tackle it on our own with some sense.
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Hope the program continues to grow, as it is not yet on par rubric-ly and on par with higher learning standards than other programs in the world. Still, I am very glad for the MELE program as it provided an outlet for me to invest my time and energy into when I was sort of wandering for a year prior. For that, I very do hope that quality continues to improve and not decline - regardless of whether the Hawaii music industry decides to cooperate or not...this program will provide something unique for certain students and they will be very grateful.