eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Nasir Gazdar

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GG101L, Summer II 2014
GG103, Summer II 2014
GG101L, Summer I 2014
GG103, Summer I 2014
GG101L, Spring 2014
GG101L, Spring 2014
GG103, Spring 2014
GG103, Spring 2014
GG101L, Fall 2013
GG101L, Fall 2013
GG103, Fall 2013
GG103, Fall 2013
GG101L, Fall 2013
GG101L, Fall 2013
GG103, Fall 2013
GG103, Fall 2013
GG101L, Summer II 2013
GG103, Summer II 2013
GG101L, Summer I 2013
GG103, Summer I 2013
GG101L, Spring 2013
GG103, Spring 2013
GG101L, Fall 2012
GG103, Fall 2012
GG101L, Summer II 2012
GG103, Summer II 2012
GG101L, Summer I 2012
GG103, Summer I 2012
GG101L, Spring 2012
GG103, Spring 2012
GG101L, Fall 2011
GG103, Fall 2011
GG101L, Summer II 2011
GG103, Summer II 2011
GG101L, Summer I 2011
GG103, Summer I 2011
GG101L, Spring 2011
GG103, Spring 2011
SCI101, Spring 2011
GG101L, Spring 2011
GG103, Spring 2011
GG101L, Fall 2010
GG103, Fall 2010
GG101L, Summer II 2010
GG103, Summer II 2010
GG101L, Summer I 2010
GG103, Summer I 2010
GG101L, Spring 2010
GG103, Spring 2010
SCI101, Spring 2010
GG101L, Spring 2010
GG103, Spring 2010
GG101L, Fall 2009
GG103, Fall 2009

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer II 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35081 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Hes very passionate about geology and students exploring
Very active in student learning. Very positive and always energetic. Very knowledgable and gave real life insight that went along very well with the course.
Besides he cultural accent Dr. G was very knowledgable in the subject. He would personally help any student one on one in class to make sure they knew what was going on.
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He explained things perfectly and is such an awesome prefessor!
Mr. Gazdar obviously has a strong passion and knowledge for geology and it shows through his teaching. He made the class interesting and easy to understand. He is also very encouraging as a teacher and truly cares for his students to pass.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
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None he's awesome, best teacher ever!
I wouldn't suggest any changes for Mr. G
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always available.
He would come early or stay late to talk to students.
Dr. G always encouraged class participation and hands on learning. He would call on all the students to answer any question. He would push students to learn and question everything that is taught.
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He would always invite us to stay after class if we didn't understand something
Mr. G always encouraged us to be ichiban! Or number one! He wanted us to think for ourselves and have an understanding for what we were learning. He had us all individually answer questions to help us in our exams. And he was always available easily through email outside of class if I had any questions.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES!! He is a very sweet man
Yes, very personable
Yes I would recommend Dr. G to any student because they can learn a lot from him especially if they are majoring in the field of Geology.
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Of course, knows a lot about geology and explains things well
Yes I would definitely recommend Mr. G, not only does he care for the subject he teaches but he cares for his students to acutually learn something and pass his class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you very much!
Dr. G is a great teacher. He has the passion teach and make sure the students learn everything they can so everyone have the knowledge of the current geological events that is happening.
not going to answer
ICHIBAN
I think I covered it all!
18. Other comments:
none

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer II 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35086 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Dr. G is very knowledgable and passionate in the subject. He tries to teach everyone the reality of the current state of our islands and encourages you to understand the nature of our earth and island.
Very personable and funny
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Dr. G made sure that whatever section he was teaching at the time that everyone knew what was going on. He made sure that everyone was on the same page and always had time to ask questions.
He was very active in student learning and made sure that all the students could understand things through simply analogies.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would recommend Dr. G to any student because he is a great teacher and show compassion for the subject.
Yes he is very easy to talk to, personable, and a lot of fun.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you for teaching in such a fun and interesting way!
18. Other comments:
Have a good summer!

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35080 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is incredibly knowledgeable in his area of expertise and you can tell he enjoys what he does. He is easy going but isn't a pushover kind of teacher. Great class and interesting.
He has a lot of knowledge and very helpful.
He is compassionate, caring, and competent teacher. He communicates with us often in class and via Laulima. I was never lost or confused. He made this class a fun learning environment.
He always encourages us. His class is fun and has a good atmosphere to study. He has a lot knowledge of geology of Hawaii.
I was actually able to touch the stone and the mineral by 101L in relation to the lesson by 103. Moreover, I have felt the geographical feature and the geology of Hawaii on the field trip. They helped my understanding very much. Geology was related daily and was more interesting than my anticipation.
He encourages student participation.
Knows the knowledge of Geology. Explaining the topic clearly with pictures on the slideshows for presentation. Able to go on a little field trip to explain the life of how geology got started in Hawaii and also around the world too. Having labs by looking and testing out rock, stones, and more. A lot of hands on activities.
He showed much concern for his students, that they would not fail but succeed.
He always nice to students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
no changes. Great teacher.
nothing, because he is a perfect teacher!
none
It was always extremely cold in the classroom.
Post grades online, be just a little more organized.
I think he should post our grades online so we know what grade we are getting.
I would encourage him clean up his power points, and only use the ones that are necessary and get ride of the rest. Because him trying to find a powerpoint sometimes took up time in the class.
He is really nice!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is sympathetic that each person has individual lives outside of school that do sometimes get in the way. He answers everyone's questions when asked. He makes students feel comfortable and not embarrassed in class.
He made many PowerPoint files and sometimes it was so fanny and cute!
He let us make us work missed when I was out sick and came back with doctors note.
The professor used much print and PowerPoint. Therefore, also for the foreign student, the lesson of a catch-up was completed. Moreover, the quiz on web helped my understanding.
He encouraged student participation...encouraged us to take advantage of extra credit, and reminded us of upcoming assignments.
He shows that he care about his students by helping you if you have any question or concern.
Oh my. One of the ways he showed concern, was providing food for his students. Because food is a source of energy and helps students to stay focused. So I enjoyed that he cared that we were not hungry and would always provide snacks for us. Besides that he would always ask if we had any questions throughout his lecture, to make sure the students understood the material.
He always help students.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. For all the reasons above.
YES!!! I will Strong recommend end him, because his class is very interesting and he is very sweet.
YES! I learned so much from him. I am now very interested in learning more about my island.
I did not know about geology in English, but he explained to us easily.
yes. The professor has very kind and wide knowledge. I recommend his lesson to the friend who is interested in the geology of Hawaii.
Oh yes
I would recommend taking this class because this is very interesting class and it makes you want to learn more because there is a lot of great information that I didnt know about especially the Hawaiian Islands we should all know since we live here. Also I learn something new every day.
Yes, I would recommend Professor Gazdar to other students, he is a very enjoyable professor to be around. He makes learning simple and fun.
Yes.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I wanted to learn more from Dr.Nasir Gazdar.
Thanks for your help
He really loves to teach and he really cares about the well being of the students. He makes time to answer out questions and make sure that we understand the concepts.
It was good about the geology of Hawaii to learn. I like a hike and swimming. Therefore, also daily, he can consider geology and can be enjoying himself. I did not know that Waikiki was a reclaimed ground. It was good to learn otherwise, when a flood, tsunami, and a mudslide were in Hawaii. I would like to know geologically the area which is suitable for house purchase near Waikiki somewhere.
He's a great professor!
Thank you for being a helpful teacher and make learn more about geology that is use in our daily life.
I felt Professor Gazdar really supported his students in their learning. And showed this proudness about them, that was really reassuring as a student. Who sometimes feels school can be so stressful, it was encouraging to hear him being proud of his students for doing good work!
18. Other comments:
None
Thank you Professor Gazdar for helping me to be ICHIBAN!

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35085 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
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%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is very knowledgeable. He always says my students are smart and encourages us, but he is VERY smart. He believes in his students.
He is a very great teacher. He is knows his "stuff" and the way he teaches his class makes it easy for us to understand.
He encourages student participation and gives us appraisal. He gives a really good environment for learning because he has a lot of patience.
I enjoyed taking his class because he is always cheerful. He explained each slideshow briefly and easy to understand.
He is really nice personality and always think about his students.
Able to explain the information on his powerpoint with picture and facts about geology topics. He knows the knowledge of geology. Give extra credit opportunities.
Professor Gazdar open mind-ness as a teacher really helped me as a student. He encouraged us as students think for ourselves, and did not really enforce his own ideas on geology on us. But he set an example for being a person that has an open mind when it comes to subjects in Geology. Being truthful at times saying he does not know even as a person with a PhD how everything in geology works. I enjoyed his transparency.
A professor's lesson helps my understanding by use of much PowerPoint and print. Moreover, questions and answers like a quiz show can be studied pleasantly. I have learned, while feeling geology close from a stone to the structure of an earthquake.
I told everything about this teacher in my GG101L evaluation.
He encouraged every student and gave us a lot of chances to get extra point. In addition, his power point was really interesting so it was fun to study geology.
He has a lot of knowledge and very helpful.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I love his class!
none
Be a little more organized. Sometimes I had no idea what we were doing because things moved so fast.
He is wonderful!
I think the test is kinda long for some of it because there is a questions on the test.
It would be beneficial for him to clean up his power points, and only keep the power points that he needs. Because as a student he puts a lot of powerpoint slides up on Laulima, but does not go over them in class. It is kind of much, and can become confusing.
It is very cold in a classroom.
nothing, because he is a perfect teacher!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He sends students email and gives them some ideas of what grades they are getting.
He comes in class early to answer questions and stays after class to help us as needed.
He keeps reminding us of our exam. He also encourages us to take the only practice exams and take advantage of extra credits being offered.
He always help students when they ask questions.
By being helpful and showing that he care about you and your grades too.
He would always be open for comments or questions from the students. He also gave us food, which helps our minds to stay focused.
Although we need to do a presentation, the professor adds the knowledge of advice and much attachment in advance. We can carry out by relaxing a presentation. There is exercises for a test and it greatly helps test study.
He always gave us emails end encouraged us to be No.1
He made many PowerPoint files and sometimes it was so fanny and cute!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I definitely do. He is just so nice and respects his students. He is always willing to help them. Also, he provides food sometimes. It helps a lot.
I would take his class. You will learn many things about our world. It is amazing. You will even learn safety skills for natural disasters.
Oh yes! Learning in this class is fun and easy!
YES!
Yes because He is a very nice teacher. Very helpful and really try his best to make sure that the student can do his best and wants you to be Ichiban.
Yes, I would Professor creates a learning environment that is very enjoyable.
Yes. Since a professor's lesson is easy to understand, of course, it is recommended to the friend who is interested in the geology of Hawaii.
Yes, I do!!!! His way of teaching is fit me and he had humors so I could enjoyed in his class.
YES!!! I will Strong recommend end him, because his class is very interesting and he is very sweet.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I enjoyed his jokes and how he would take us on field trips to get a hands on experience.
I am the ichiban!! lol Aeri
Thank you for teaching us well!
None
Professor Gazdar did a great job in teaching Geology 103. He used illustrations from food, which oddly enough really has helped me to remember the material in geology.
He is a very kind professor. There is a peculiar accent in English. however, it can get used to be alike soon.
I wanted to learn more from Dr.Nasir Gazdar.
18. Other comments:
None
ICHIBAN

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 34508 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he has passion in his teacher, a very nice guy.
Knowledge is the attribute that comes to mind, concern for students not only now , but he cares about the students future endeavors.
knows his material very very well!
His knowledge for geology is amazing
always prepared
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Keep teaching!
He works to hard and should be paid more in compensation.
n/a
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is a genuine guy.
He bought us (each class) food, prior to excursions,because of the time schedule would run into dinner.
tells everyone to do extra credit when their grades are falling behind.
Availability, willingness to help
communicating regularly
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Geology is life of the land, aina. If you want to learn about how the Hawaiian Islands came to be (born) be prepared to also learn of our demise.
Definitely, who doesnt want to know about rocks.
n/a
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank You sir for share your knowledge.
Hes a great, knowledgeable, professor. Rock scientist, doctor and person. Great role model for students.
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18. Other comments:
n/a

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 34511 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 14 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is very dedicated to his teaching, he provides the students a very good atmosphere for learning.
His passion as a teacher.
patient
very friendly and passionate about subjects
Professor Gazdar really knows his stuff and he encourages his students to explore their word and to make discoveries. His lectures were fun because he made them entertaining with funny remarks or funny PPT animation.
He encourages participation, reviews study guides extensively, and his lectures are easily absorbed.
Nasir Gazdar provides many accessible materials, extra credit incentives, and current events related to course topics that enhance our learning.
I was really impressed with Professor Gazdar's knowledge of Geology. He knows everything! And he teaches us in a very relaxed atmosphere, what in my opinion contributes significantly to motivate us to learn more and more.
Dr. G is an awesome instructor. He give us what we need to learn in lab class and shows us how to complete a task given.
he showed extensive powerpoint presentations and interesting rocks and we had a fieldtrip
He knows the subject well and encourages his students to learn
His major strengths were everything. he knew his field very well. he showed how much he love this subject and engage with students at all time.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes, he is very good teacher.
I wouldn't suggest any changes.
n/a
n/a
None
To cut down on slideshow information and plan beforehand what he is going to lecture upon and stick to it. Valuable class time is lost when information is disorganized or unable to find it.
dont rush too much
n/a
nothing!!! he's awesome!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is always making sure we understand him, he responds to e-mails fast.
Prof. Gazdar showed his concern throughout the entire semester. He care for students to succeed, he always encourage students to do better, and to learn not only in the class but also outside the class. He encourage students to examine the environmet around, to be aware of what is happening around, he provides with safety tips for natural hazards. Overall he is not only a great teacher but also a great person and he gives good example to all of his students.
explain subject
always available outside of class
He's always available whether after/before class, or via email.
He was available for questions and concerns. He answered emails promptly.
Nasir reiterated important concepts to students that will be useful for tests or extra credit to boost student grades.
Professor Gazdar was very much kind (sometimes tough as well, when necessary), but overall he took good care of all students showing his concerns for those who were not doing well in class (the not so committed students).
Yes, he gives us study guides to help us with test and he give us extra credit work as well.
providing study guides
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he did it in many ways. he always made us feel confident in ourselves.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is the best teacher I had so far in Kapiolani Community College.
yes!! i recommend him to the other students.
I would definitely recommend Prof. Gazdar to all KCC students, who wants to kern about Hawaiian Islands. He is always prepared for the class, he gives a lot additional resources for students to learn. H provides a great class environment and a lots of positive energy so students feel comfortable in the classroom.
yes
yes, very knowledgeable
Yes, he's a great teacher who makes learning fun.
Yes, I learned and retained information about geology that is very useful for living in Hawaii.
I recommend Nasir to students who are self-motivated, able to create a friendly environment for other students to collaborate or study together. There is a giant of information available for students to save on flash drives for further review even after the course completes.
Yes! He is the best teacher I ever had!
Yes, I would recommend Dr. G to other student because he is a fair instructor and as long as you do your work you will do fine in class
yes, he's a considerate professor who wants his students to succeed
YES! even though his accent is strong he is a great and awesome teacher. if you show up to class it'll be super easy!
Def!!! he is a great professor!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
His class have a good atmosphere, he provides good learning material such as videos, presentations , samples, fieldtrips. Excellent teacher.
Great teacher, with passion!
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n/a
I would advise Nasir to watch his health carefully if he wants to continue teaching.
Dr. G is ichiban.
thank you for making rocks and minerals interesting
loved him as a teacher!
overall he is a great teacher, very funny and always made us feel comfortable and confident.
18. Other comments:
n/a
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great job professor!!!! ICHIBAN!!!!!!! :)

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 34513 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.58 24 1.41 Freq(%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 7 (29%) 8 (33%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 24 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 5 (21%) 13 (54%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 24 1.43 Freq(%) 3 (13%) 5 (21%) 4 (17%) 5 (21%) 7 (29%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 11 (46%) 11 (46%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 24 1.38 Freq(%) 3 (13%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 7 (29%) 8 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 24 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 7 (29%) 11 (46%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 9 (38%) 10 (42%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (33%) 16 (67%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 24 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 5 (21%) 14 (58%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 9 (38%) 12 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (42%) 14 (58%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very friendly and willing to help at all times.
He is knowledgeable! I dont know anyone who has a clearer understanding for rocks, volcanoes, tsunamis then this amazing man!
He knows a lot about the subject and is passionate about what he is doing
He knows the subject and he always created a good and pleasant learning atmosphere.
He has a lot of knowledge about geology.
Professor Gazdar's major strengths as a teacher is that he is knowledgeable about the subject he is teaching. He is a nice and funny teacher, which makes class interesting. He is also a very generous teacher and wants his students to do well so he helps us to achieve that through tests and extra credit.
He always encourage students to do good in class but not only in class also in whole class stuff. Concern students and provides a good atmosphere for learning :)
Nasir Gazdar's major strength as a teacher is that he really does know his geology. He created many power points with lots of information and he also always sent them out before the next subject we would be discussing.
very knowledgable in the subject
Very uplifting spirit and attitude.
-knows his subject well -explains everything clearly -cares for the student -makes the classroom a safe and fun learning environment
Knows a lot about his field
everything
Prof. Grazdar strength is definitely his passion for subject and teaching. He provides a great environment for students to learn and encouraging us to learn.
Nasir Gazdar provides many accessible materials, extra credit incentives, and current events related to course topics that enhance our learning.
He definitly knows a lot about geology.
He knows his subject, and has a lot of material for the course.
Resourcefulness , knowledgeable in his field , easy to get along with,generous . Not missing a day of instruction. Seems like the school needs to invest some of the money it makes off our tuition into new learning tools for the student to be interact ,and grasp learning material.
Very knowledgeable about this subject. He is also very caring. He is a professor that is here to help his students succeed. He always responded to emails in a timely manner no matter what time it was sent to him.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
n/a
Redesign the class syllabus and make it more clear what is to be presented from the number of power points on the actual exams.
I'm not too sure of any changes I would suggest.
N/A
I suggest that he makes a more concise schedule of the dates and exams. I understand that there are set backs that happen and dates may change however there were many professors that have an estimation of when the exams will be and they meet their goal. This course was very all over the place and one day I went to class not even knowing there was an exam and I was incredibly unprepared. Also I have no idea how the grading system is, he does not update us on our grades ever and he confuses me about one of our major projects, giving everyone more points than he said the project was worth. Other than being confused about the assignments he knew his material.
slow down, more structure to the lessons would help
Have a set syllabus with all assignments and due dates on it. I had to go digging through the syllabus 100+ powerpoint just to find what and when assignments were due. Also, he sends like 10+emails a day and I never know whats important so the important stuff end up getting lost.
none.
None
nothing
No changes. I enjoyed his class a lot!
To cut down on slideshow information and plan beforehand what he is going to lecture upon and stick to it. Valuable class time is lost when information is disorganized or unable to find it.
The course wasn't purely about the Hawaiian islands. Most of the students in class haven't taken a geology course before but we spent most of the semester on basic geology. I think that the first month or so of the semester could have covered the basics of geology. There is also way too many slides for his powerpoint.
Please make it easier to know what is and is not an assignment. Some of the assignments were kind of hidden within the files he posted, so it was hard to find them.
compensation for services rendered faithfully for decades should be , remitted to this said professor.
-NA-
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Answered all emails promptly, always available for help.
Hes always available and goes above and beyond
He was always ready to help us, he gave us exercises to have some extra points, he was always repeating important things in the class. We had activities outside the classroom so we could see the things he was teaching us and learn more.
He would always tell students that "I'm here for you if you need any help"
Professor Gazdar showed concern for his students by giving us a great study guide, which was very helpful for tests. He also offered great extra credit, which really helped me. He also responded to emails quickly, which was also very helpful to me.
Check on us how we are doing and stuff
He showed his concern for students by reminding us about the project and also offers lots of extra credit.
He always wants us to be Ichiban #1
He would email you to remind to take the practice exam that he posted up on Laulima. He always reminds students to turn in things that have not. He is also understanding when it comes to doing make ups for the exams.
He always interacted with students.
He is always ready to help. He provides a lot of resources so students can learn. He encouraging students to learn and be aware about the environment. He is always concern about students.
Nasir reiterated important concepts to students that will be useful for tests or extra credit to boost student grades.
He let us know that he is available to answer any questions we may have through e-mail or at his office.
He was understanding if a student was unable to attend class due to illness, and was prompt in answering emails.
Compassion, honesty, profesionalisim ,punctuality , patience.
He would always try to accommodate students that needed to makeup a test or even take a test. He gave us students all the materials that we needed so that we did not have to buy the textbook.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, awesome teacher.
Yes! you wont find a geology teacher anywhere else that knows as much as he does. If I have to learn about dirt, rocks, minerals I only want to learn from him.
Yes. I learned a lot from him, he is a good teacher.
I would recommend Professor Gazdar to other students because he is very helpful and wants everyone to get an A.
Yes he is great professor
I would recommend Nasir to other students if they were willing to go with the flow and just do everything that they can possibly do, including all the extra credit he offers. If they want to learn about geology but they don't mind not knowing exactly whats going on in class then they should definitely take Nasir.
Maybe not, the class wasn't hard, but it is pretty confusing trying to keep up with him
Nope. Super unorganized. He spends so much time switching back and forth between teaching mediums. HE replays the same slide over and over again. I stopped attending actual class unless it was test today because I seriously could not learn anything.
Yes, because he is a great instructor. His class is easy to follow along and he is an approachable teacher. He knows his subject very well and provides a very safe and fun learning environment.
Yes because he has a little of field work experience and has been teaching for a long time
yes
I will definitely recommend Prof. Gazdar to other KCC students. He provides great learning environment, positive energy so students feel comfortable in the class. He encouraging students to learn and explore the geology not only in class but also outside the classroom.
I recommend Nasir to students who are self-motivated, able to create a friendly environment for other students to collaborate or study together. There is a giant of information available for students to save on flash drives for further review even after the course completes.
No, the lectures were really boring and hard to sit through. Sometimes it was hard to understand what the professor was saying because he wouldn't finish his sentences. Also most of the questions students asked weren't actually answered, the porfessor would give an answer unrelated to the question.
I wouldn't to be honest. He is a very kind man, but I found his teaching style a bit difficult.
yes I would and he was recommended to me by a fellow student. The cycle perpetuates it self.
Yes, I would recommend him to students. He teaches the subject in a way that everyone can understand.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
n/a
He is a very nice guy.
Thank you Dr. G for teaching this course. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Professor Gazdar has a great personality and it makes class interesting. I believe that is an important characteristic for a teacher to have to make class fun and effective.
N/A
Although his exams and projects are very unorganized and it was all very confusing he cares about his students and he knows his geology. I did learn a few things about the hawaiian islands and more about the earth than I ever thought I could.
Good teacher, more structure is need
He is a wonderful instructor. Very understanding.
Smart
Thank you for teaching us a lot of knowledge.
Great proffessor with passion and positive energy!
I would advise Nasir to watch his health carefully if he wants to continue teaching.
Thank you sir for confirmation in the knowledge you shared with us. It set to rest the assumptions we tend to hold on to as we experience our path through life.
-NA-
18. Other comments:
n/a
N/A

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 34515 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 4 (19%) 13 (62%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 12 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 21 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 7 (33%) 9 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (43%) 12 (57%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 7 (33%) 9 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 10 (48%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 5 (24%) 12 (57%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (38%) 12 (57%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
everything. great teacher
preparedness
He knew the material and encouraged participation.
Mr. Nasir Gazdar know how to make students focus on lecture.
Knows the subject well
He is passionate about geology and teaching.
He is easy going, dedicated, always making sure his students understand the material.
Dr G is an ichiban teacher. He gives us study guides before each exam so that we can learn this subject very well. He remind us about upcoming events.
He knows subject area well.
his lecture is very clear.
Encourages lots of hands on learning and student participation.
provided extensive powerpoint presentations, and study guide materials, covered topics with the help of various visual aids
very helpful teacher. he knows what his is talking and he explains to me until i understand.
It is obvious that Mr. Gazdar if fully knowledgeable and loves the subject that he teaches. He always made himself available to us outside of class. He encourages us as students as well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing. always on point.
n/a
I am an international student, and I could not understand his English but I understand that there are so many people who have their own English accent.
n/a
No changes, he is an excellent teacher.
He has to grade students correctly. He always forgot that I did assignments, and then he says that I haven't done yet. So, he has to check it, and grades it correctly. Also, if students miss midterm and chapter test, they were able to take them next class. I think it is not fair.
none
exams are super long with repeating question,
make some assignment sheet for the research presentation. he only remind me on 2days before the due. more students will do if he give a assignment sheet.
I would suggest that some of the due dates or exams be posted or put on a calendar for us. It wasnʻt always made clear when certain things were due. I personally think that when teachers give out a class schedule with due dates included, it helps us better prepare for what we need to turn in.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he emails us back and made us feel confidant.
communication regularly through emails
He was available and answered emails promptly.
n/a
He is easy to communicate, provide support, he respond to students quickly.
Yes, he wants us to do well so he encourages us to keep up with our work. As long as we complete what he ask us to do we will be ichiban
He inform us about exams, extra credit, and so on in the class.
He's always available, just gotta let him know when you need help.
study guides, practice exams,encouraged questions
power point has a lot of pictures and it is easy to understand. sometimes we have fun extra credit time.
Mr. Gazdar always encouraged us to be ICHIBAN! Or number 1! Every time we had an exam he would make sure we all tried or attempted the extra credit questions as well so we could earn other points. He discouraged the use of laptops and cell phones in class which better helped us and kept others less distracted. And he always had extra credit opportunities available to us no matter what.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes. he is very funny and shows concern of his students.
yes because he is a great teacher
yes, very informative and useful.
Yes. I want to recommend to students. However, GG class is only his class.
YES!
Yes, I would recommend him for sure.
Yes, I would recommend Dr. G to other students because I know he care for his student and wants them to succeed.
He concerned only some students. He didn't treat students fairly.
yes!! i strongly recommend hime to the other students. he is very kind and nice to his students.
Yes, he's a great teacher.
yes, he's a considerate professor who wants his students to be ichiban
he knows how to keep students on the track. he gives us a lot of extra credit to improve our grade.
I would definitely reccommend Mr. Gazdar to other students. His class is not hard at all unless you make it hard yourself. Everything on the exams is provided in class and in his lectures. He encourages his students to strive for excellence and provides many extra credit opportunities outside of class as well.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
ICHIBAN!!!!
n/a
He's entertaining and he provides an engaging atmosphere.
n/a
He is an excellent teacher, he is very dedicated to his students, he shows concern, students can tell he has a passion for teaching.
He awesome, wonderful teacher.
Nothing.
thank you
i like how he give us a extra credit. he really think about students and he like to make students laugh.
I think that Mr. Gazdar is a great teacher and genuinely cares for his students success. Great class, great teacher.
18. Other comments:
awesome class
Thank you for teaching me.
n/a
He is an excellent teacher.
none

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 101L - Introduction Geology Lab Crn (Section): 20648 (0)    
1. Other comments:
dr. g is a very informative teacher who really cares about his class. he is passionate about geology and i would recommend his class to anybody who would like to learn about the earth.
I enjoyed the lab as well I am glad I took the two courses.
Interesting class.
Great teacher!!! Very understanding and helpful, highly recommend his lecture and lab to everyone
Did great hands-on and outdoor activities about the subject matter which was fun and educational.

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 101L - Introduction Geology Lab Crn (Section): 21555 (0)    
1. Other comments:
I definitely had fun learning and will let people know about Dr. G.'s class. He's funny, tells funny jokes, makes the whole class laugh! He also does hands on training and I got become a certified Seismologist, which is indeed one of the coolest things! Learning outdoors was neat too, as I got to learn more about how the land is, and seeing for myself on how the craters are and what lichens are. I definitely learned a lot in his class and will fully recommend him to anyone that is wanting to learn about Geology. He made learning fun! Aloha Dr. G., Thank you for teaching me about how the land was formed and also on how to read maps! That's cool! I definitely learned a lot! You also took your time to really help me understand on how some things are. Thank you so much for literally being one of the top best Professors and classes that I've ever seriously taken in college! Now I can tell on earthquakes and how / what the land forms in maps looks like. I can also tell now on why some land masses are formed and if they were weathered by man made items and or by the natural elements itself. I literally learned a lot! Your classes is Ichiban! :) Mahalo!
It was really interesting taking an online class for lab
Professor Gazdar makes class fun and enjoyable. He offers a lot of extra credit opportunities which is good because it helps the students get better grades
Great Professor! Very easy to communicate with and always willing to help students with questions or problems that may have been encountered throughout the semester.
I wish I took this online course more seriously because I was really looking forward to learning more about the Geology on the Hawaiian Islands. I think the freedom to complete assignments online with no definite due date made me procrastinate more than I should have. I was disappointed in the material online because it wasn't as interesting as I had expected. I do think Prof. Gazdar is a nice instructor. A little hard to follow sometimes.
He is a nice teacher because he always help me and suggest me what should I memorize.
Great instructor...Lots of extra credit work given...would recommend to others...
Aloha and mahalo nui Dr. Gazdar for an engaging learning experience this semester, exploring the realm of the Hawaiian islands geology.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 103 - Geology of the Hawn Islands Crn (Section): 20481 (0)    
1. Other comments:
I hate power point all he did was use power point all semester!
Prof. Gazdar is a very friendly instructor. It was a bit difficult to understand some of his lectures due to his accent. The material he went over was interesting and informative. I enjoyed his class for the most part.
Interesting class.
Very interesting class I enjoyed every class period Mr. Gazdar knows his stuff. He is very enthusiastic about Hawaiian Geology.
I enjoyed his class very much. I wish he taught other courses so i could take them
He is very informative and has a great sense of humor. His classes are fun and make learning fun. I recommended his class to other students.
Dr. G., is seriously one of the best science professors that I have ever had learned from! He makes learning about Geology fun and sends neat power points that shows exactly how things are. He also answers questions and explains it to a way of really understanding how things work. I now have much interest in looking at volcanic activity and also knowing about how the Tsunami works. The composition of each material is the neatest part, as nowadays when I explain to people about what things such as coral is made of, and or the differences of volcanic rocks and more. He really does takes his time in helping one understand and gives everyone the opportunity to participate in discussions. He also does hands on with minerals and specimens to get a better understanding on what things physically looks like. I really appreciate learning about Geology and Geophysics now, and how it affects the ecosystem. He also makes me want to become more of an Environmentalist and to help educate people. To Dr. G., Thank you so much for being one of the best science professors that I have ever learned from! I'm definitely glad that I took your GG103 and GG101L courses! I learned so much that now I really pay attention to the geology matter that is around me! Aloha! :)
Definitely knows his stuff about the subject matter. Good teacher and wants his students to be successful.
He goes through the powerpoint well and gives good examples. He doesn't always completely answer the questions we have. But overall he did a good job.
He makes the subject interesting and offers a lot of extra credit opportunities
I really enjoyed Mr. G's class! He is really into what he teaches which makes learning and paying attentions very easy and fun! His lectures are based off of Power Points but he posts them online which is really helpful if you cannot make it to class. Overall, I really liked his class and would recommend it to any of my classmates.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 103 - Geology of the Hawn Islands Crn (Section): 21554 (0)    
1. Other comments:
I really enjoyed this online class and the opportunities this professor gave us for extra credit points. I would highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone! Mahalo.
dr.g helps his students in every way he can, which is pretty rare for teachers now a days.
Easy to communicate with and was always willing to provide help when prompted, also made sure that students learn without stressing over too many deadlines and through real life application the subject was easier to relate to.
Professor Gazdar is very knowledgeable about Geology and is very open and kind to all of his students. I enjoyed this class.
The course itself wasn't bad. sometimes I think that the questions should be reviewed a little bit more so they are more understandable.
Suggestion: I feel it would be easier to navigate this online course if the information was more accessible from Laulima. For example, the syllabus is often located in the left-hand side of the screen for both on-campus and on-line courses. Also if each section (readings, PPTs, videos) was listed in this same place under Modules, it would be less complicated and easier to follow along. Concern: It was frustrating for me at the beginning of the course that my request for clarification of course materials was met with a suggestion that if I was not willing to do the work, perhaps I should drop the class. I was asking for help and clarification. To have this suggestion made in front of the entire class was a bit insulting. The above said, I learned a lot from this class and am glad I took it.
This online class was well organized and I learned a lot

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31823 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.58 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
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%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows the subject and he knows it well.
His strenths were trying to help everyone get an A on the test by telling us to study and read into the powerpoints and the papers he gives out.
Good man
Knows material well Entertaining to listen too.
Very knowledgable, passionate about subject.
Nice, Friendly, helpful.
He has plenty of material that he makes available.
He is very into what he teaches. You can tell he is really fascinated by the information he is teaching us. This make is really fun and easy to learn.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Updated equipment, and maybe some more rock samples.
None because he is trying his best to help students excel in college
He's good
Have more organization. More structure to the class. I sometimes felt we were jumping around from topic to topic
The lab class is easy, it is ok for me.
Make clear what kind of work he has in mind, if it's just in-class our turn in work. It seemed to me that had only a few things that needed to be accomplished.
Maybe do more activities. The entire class was based on powerpoints.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would always encourage students to be number one. If you did not get one hundred percent on something then you were not done and he would be there if a student needed help. I really enjoyed that push for excellence.
He pushes the students to try make it to the lab class to push harder! to learn how it works!
Helpful
check out if every students is on the same page, prides, candies, pizzas
He didn't really, just tell those who where not paying attention to be quiet or leave.
He was very attentive to his emails. Emailing him was the best way to contact him outside of class. And it was very easy and fast to communicate with him outside of class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would. He makes learning about rocks fun.
Yes i would because he really trys to pushes students to do everything and every Test!
Yes for sure
Depends. If people like lecture, this is a good class. but if you need to be entertained constantly and need organization. This class will be a struggle.
Yes! He's awesome.
if anyone need lab class, I would recommend to them because it is easy, and Dr. G is so nice.
Yes, he was a bit confusing but it was easy, only really need to come to class and do the very undemanding exercises.
Yes! He was the best teacher I had all semester! He made a boring class (not my cup of tea) a very fun and knowledgeable experience.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He takes really good care of his students and makes sure everyone is keeping up with the material.
Thank you professor for being ibiban!
Ichiban teacher
Heʻs a really nice guy but organization would have greatly increased my ability to learn.
ICHIBAN!!!
A nice teacher
He is a sweet old guy.
18. Other comments:
He is the numero uno professor.
Thank you have a great day!
Ichiban teacher

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31824 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he is knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
He's very knowledgeable and understands geology VERY well
He always has a positive attitude and is an enjoyable teacher to be around.
NICE TEACHER
He knows what to lecture.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
In the lab, sometimes there wasn't much to do... not sure what you could change about that though
PPT IS TOO MUCH INFORMATION AND SOME OF THEM, WE DON'T LEARN, SOME OF THEM ARE SAME
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Dr. G would make sure everyone got to say something for group quizzes, and he wouldn't let the class out till everyone understood everything
He shows compassion and fairness to students.
REPLY MY EMAIL FAST
He always encourage students to do work and help out the students.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, i enjoyed the class.
Oh definitely! Hes a very kind man with lots of knowledge, a very wise individual
Yes, because he cares.
YES, HE IS NICE
Yes because its esay to understand clearly during lecture time.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I really liked his class, very fun and lots of excursions, giving those "hands on" learners a better shot and understanding
I liked his course and would recommend his class to others.
PPT IS TOOO MUCH :(
none.
18. Other comments:
Thank you for a great semester Dr. G
Thank you Doctor G.
none.
Awesome Professor!!

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 31825 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 12 (71%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 1.3 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 7 (41%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 1.52 Freq(%) 3 (18%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 17 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 9 (53%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Nasir Gazdar's major strengths as a teacher are his power point presentations and easy going attitude.
Lecturing
Nice, Knowing his subjects well.
clear understanding of material and fair grading.
He is knowledgeable in Geology, and encourages his students to learn.
Dr. G is a knowledgable Professor who is passionate about his work and his students learning. Everyone is ichiban straight A students right from the start.
he is good at telling us the subject
He knows very well about his teaching subject.
He is very smart
His ability to relate the inner workings of earth with every day things the students can understand.
He is very knowledgeable with the course and involves all of his students, in a fun way.
His lecture is attractive.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would suggest letting students know if they need a textbook for the class before the start of the semester.
Not so much lecture and actually follow the syllabus schedule. Don't be so scattered. There were too many times where he would go off topic and lose the attention of most of the students in the class
more clear about test
The program he uses seems like it could be out of date? but it could just be the format it is presented in
No changes.
Some changes I think would be great is maybe not spending to much time on certain materia,l because the final is work 400 points and we have been going through it really fast, I am uncertain how well I will do. A way to see how we are doing in class with the extra credit because I'm not sure what grade I'll be getting.
no its all good
None.
let kids ask more questions
Nothing, everything was informative.
Not Applicable.
Test is too difficult.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Nasir Gazdar wants everyone to be ichi'ban! And he will help anyone who asks him about the subject as best as he can.
He kept repeating that we must come to class and be "ichiban"
if students need help, he would be happy to help them. check students with their study, provides a lot of extra points to make students work.
allowed for make up tests
He wants his students to succeed and helps you understand if you don't.
He shows concerns by always expressing how much we should study and go over material. Always allows us to ask questions. He lets us know they he can help if we need it and offers extra credit on exams as well as outside extra credit so we can boost our grade. He wants all his students to pass with an A.
he would see us and he would tell us to do this and we will get the credit
He tried to encourage students to go to field trip to give extra credit so that the students could learn more from new environment.
by making time for them
He would often ask is students had any questions and went out of his way to explain certain concepts.
He would always help out one on one when a student needed help with projects, etc.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Nasir Gazdar to students because he knows his stuff on geology and "knowledge is safety!"
No. He lectures too much and makes class feel really long. It is also hard to understand what he is trying to teach because he goes off topic too much and then when we would get the next exam the questions on the exam wouldnt match the material he went over.
yes. because he is nice, and provides students with opportunities to study
yes he is an interesting person and knows his material well.
Yes, he sets his students up for success.
I would recommend Dr. G if you want a teacher who is knowledgable and driven about Geology. If you need extra time to study on other subjects he does not give homework.
yes because this is something we need to know about our island
Yes because his class is fun and many extra credits if you go field trip of your own to learn.
yes, he is great
Hard to understand but I am sure he knows this subject well.
Yes, absolutely. He makes geology relatable to everyday things.
Yes. It was a very fun, and straight-forward class. All of the material was easily accessible as well.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Funny at times and has good intentions, but needs to make some changes in teaching techniques and strategies
He is a passionate teacher.
He is easy going and cares if you as a student succeed.
thank you for teaching me
None.
thnX
He's stubborn. I dont know he grades our every single assgnment. There is no way to check our grade until final which really sucks.
He has great attention to detail.
Great Course.
18. Other comments:
Mahalo Doctor G!
None.
NO
He is the ichiban professor.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 31826 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 22 1.46 Freq(%) 3 (14%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 4 (18%) 11 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 22 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 7 (32%) 11 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 22 1.48 Freq(%) 3 (14%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 5 (23%) 10 (45%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 22 1.3 Freq(%) 2 (9%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 17 (77%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 22 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 5 (23%) 13 (59%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 22 1.44 Freq(%) 3 (14%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 9 (41%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 22 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 5 (23%) 12 (55%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 22 1.28 Freq(%) 2 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 3 (14%) 13 (59%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 22 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 13 (59%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 22 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 4 (18%) 3 (14%) 11 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 22 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 5 (23%) 12 (55%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 22 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 6 (27%) 11 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledgable, passionate, compassionate, &ICHIBAN!!!!
Helpful
His knowledge towards this topic was wide and accurate, allowing us to learn/benefit from the information given and questions asked.
NICE TEACHER
He makes learning interesting and always teaches the class in a positive mood.
Knows material well Entertaining to listen too.
Pushes students to do better to get an A
Dr. Gazdar is a very caring, inspiring, and selfless educator! In every way that he can he encourages students to look beyond the science and analytics of geology, but to the knowledge of itʻs practicality in day to day life, because "knowledge IS power" and a better informed community is a better prepared community.
He's wise, gentle and knowledgeable!
doc G is a very good geology teacher and touches the major points in geology of hwaiian islands
Each and every explanation of new words and story was so fun. He uses easier words rather than confusing "college level" words. He knows so much about Hawaiian islands. I felt like I was taking a trip to different islands while I was sitting in the class. And also, because of his story, I notice a lot of geological words whenever I go outside. Being in Hawaii make me think more about geology. I do feel that I am learning a lot and actually applying each knowledge to my daily life.
Dr, Gazdar is one of the few professors that truly does care about his students and that they LEARN! He is a wonderful orator and keeps the pace moving. He is a wonderful combination of humorous and serious too. His ability to explain things in a simple way really help to get us to understand what it is he is relaying to us. He makes sure to take time and energy to prepare worksheets to pass around and guidelines to help us with our exams. No Matter what you KNOW when you walk into his classroom you will smile and you will learn by he end of hat class! `
That he knew his material very well. Could really tell that he loved this subject.
Dr. G's main effort is in helping us get good grades. He encourages an atmosphere of easy going learning. He made available ample material for the course over Laulima.
He's helpful
funny teacher, great slide show, very informational.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He's good
I suggest having actual attendance points; I noticed that many people skipped his class many times and missed his valuable lectures and only showing up on test dates (because that was graded and concerned). By applying attendance points, I'm sure mores students will come in to class on a daily basis.
PPT IS TOO LONG AND SOME OF THEM WE DON'T EVEN LEARN, FOR SOMETHING ELSE, IT IS ALL SAME INFORMATION.
I do not suggest any changes.
Better organization Have better class control Some students were very distracting
Nothing
Nothing at this time.
Nothing! Gazdar was one of my favorite teachers of all time, amazing heart, he definitely cares for the students
compress the power points
Maybe he could organize each unit just a little bit more. Powerpoint was very detailed and covers everything you need to know. It is almost like you don't have to come to class..., which maybe why the number of students goes down later the semester.
I believe I would have an assistant teacher set in there for him. Although he is quite capable of doing every thing himself it would help US as students to NOT have to wait while he is getting out supplies and or examples, or visual aides. During that time ( which can run from 5 minutes to 10 or more at times...we would much rather he spend that time lecturing us. That kind out manual labor and petty type chores don't require a degree! But the knowledge that he imparts upon us does! so I would strongly ask that he be given a student teacher or an intern each semester just to help him so he can have more time to accomplish all that I KNOW he will NOT be able to cover. Besides....his knees/hips are bothering him and all that extra walking back and fort is just aggravating the problem more. I know I too have been through that pain. Both my hips were replaced and I know he is just grinning and bearing the pain. GOD Bless him!
I would recommend a hearing aid.
More extra credit.
study guide for tests would be very helpful
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Compassionate and understanding.
He was helpful
When slide were shown at a fast rate or slow pace, he would ask if we understood or if we had questions. If we ever did have a question, he would always take his time to answer them instead of sliding them away for another time.
REPLY MY EMAIL FAST
Nasir Gazdar showed concern for students by always listening to our questions and concerns.
Tells us how we can get a better grades!
Dr. Gazdar provides a multitude of resources and support for students to succeed and fully comprehend in a practical manner the knowledge theyʻre taking in. There is no way one should be failing a class such as his. He provides access to many free community opportunities and events to further explore the vastness and beauty of the world of geology in the Hawaiian islands.
He made sure to help until EVERYONE gets it, he'd also make group quizzes and made sure everyone participated
He pushes you to do things. He communicates you to do your best. He cares student's major, future plans and background. He shares a lot of information to be successful in your academic career. Not just classes you are taking, but scholarships, honors program, I leaned a lot of things I did not know before.
I was ill quite often and consequently I missed many classes and had to take my exam after the due date as well. he always made allowances for me. That was such a relief for me considering how much emotional and physical pain I was in. My plate was and is overflowing with work and problems that I can't even begin to list!! I am so very blessed that he was one of my teachers. He makes a student want to learn and not afraid to tell him what is going on so he can help if at all possible,
He reminded us of the importance of assignments.
He ask them how they are doing.
extra credit opportunities
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes!!!!! He's awesome and ICHIBAN.
Yes for sure
Yes I would. Not only is his class relaxing and comforting, he has many knowledge towards the topic and are all easy to follow along. I just really wish he would fix the attendance part, really, so students will not take advantage of his kindness.
YES
I would absolutely recommend Nasir Gazdar to other students because he is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and a very friendly teacher.
Yes i would because he like to make jokes and laugh and help students!
Absolutely! Dr. Gazdar lives and breathes with such a passion for geology, itʻs contagious really! Especially in the context of the Hawaiian Islands, Dr. G incorporates the importance of understanding our connection with the beauty and science of geology in this special place we call home. He somehow nurtures an understanding that a healthy relationship between us as humans and our natural environment with a wholistic perspective and approach to the challenges/opportunities of our time.
Of course! I'd also recommend the lab as well! :D It's more or less a easy class, and he gives you WAAAAAAAY more info than necessary so tests and what not are easy! Over all, I learned a lot!
yes. great class. learned a lot.
I would recommend Dr. Gazdar to everyone only if they are willing to come to class. He puts so much effort into what he is teaching us. I was tired of seeing so many students ditching this class. It was very disrespectful.
IN A HEART BEAT...........YES!!!! A MILLION TIMES OVER ...YES>>YES>>>YES!! I wish he taught more classes so that I could have him as an instructor for other classes too. I would enroll in them just because he was the [person teaching them.
Yes, he is a sweet old guy and if you there to learn you can get an easy "A".
yes, easy A
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
ICHIBAN!!! Número uno.
Ichihban teacher
He made everyone laugh by always sticking in Japanese words such as "ichiban" and "wakarimasuka." Now, everyone knows what ichiban means and we hope to be his ichiban in class.
NICE TEACHER
I would like to thank him or a great semester and for everything he taught me.
Thank you for helping us be ichiban!
Thank you Dr. Gazdar for continuing to serve as an educator, amid some challenges of your own, you push on making things happen! Mahalo nui kumu.
I wish he taught more classes!
keep up the good work and sense of humor Doc!
I would like to say that I certainly PRAY that KCC & the University of Hawaii along w/the D.O.E> all KNOW who this man is. I hope they realize how fortunate they are to have such a quality professor @ KCC Community College. I know I am! I've attended this institution for 3 yrs now & have had approx.20+ teachers.I'd place him as one of the top (3) three!!! The top (3) three I have in my head are all excellent teachers; they each excel at something special & different then the others. However ...the ONE thing they ALL share is their LOVE & PASSION for teaching! It's the time & their dedication to making each class a memorable & fulfilling one that impresses me. It's because of Dr. G & the other (2)two teachers that I've now decided which direction my 2nd degree will go...I'll continue on & also become a teacher! So I thank you Dr. G for all your malama & aloha. Thank you for ALAWAYS CARING ABOUT MY WELL_BEING! I absolutely treasure you. GOD BLESS and keep you well.
He is getting on in years, this would not be a problem except he gets frustrated when he can't understand what we are asking.
nothing.
18. Other comments:
Ichiban teacher
thank you!
The UH system and KCC owes it big time, to such fiercely loyal and dedicated educators such as Dr. Gazdar and so many others who continue to serve amid some of the challenging dynamics that are at play in such institutions. Mahalo nui.
Thank you!
As much as I like his class, it is true that he forgets things sometimes. For example, he asks you "do you want to do your presentation today?" when you did finish yours weeks ago... I really want him to continue teaching at KCC, but some students do take advantage of the fact that he forgets things. I've seen some students saying "I did mine last week" when they did not do anything. I wonder if/ and how Dr. Gazdar keeps our grades updated...

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35105 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 2 (13%) 9 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Clear and explains each topic enough to have a good understanding
He knows a lot about this topic.
He is very smart and kind
He is very thorough with what he teaches and often repeats himself just incase the students don't necessarily grasp on to what he's trying to get across. He's very caring for his students as well often re assuring all of us that he is available to help us.
Dr. Gazdar was very organized, and was very clear with teaching us different aspects of the lab. He encouraged us to become familiar with our labs and encouraged us to all work together.
very smart and makes it relatable
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would make that he has an outline in the class and makes things as clear as possiable. Also listen to some of the questions that some students are saying because sometimes the answers we get are like not even related to the question.
None.
speak slower and more clearly
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
give everyone same amount of attention. class participation.
He showed sconcern by making sure that we did things on time and stuff.
He made sure everyone was included in everything we did. No one got left out.
Like I said above he often likes to say that he's there for us as students and reassures us that he will help us if we need it.
he'd tell you if you missed assignments or labs and how it hurts your grade
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes. easy ciriculum to follow. will not get lost in his lectures.
Yes. Because he is very knowledgable.
Yes! The best teacher I had a KCC
yeah for geology of course
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Hes agood teacher and thank you for a good summer session.
he's a good guy and im glad i took his class
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35110 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (33%) 13 (54%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 24 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (33%) 14 (58%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 24 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 5 (21%) 7 (29%) 8 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 24 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 24 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 24 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 8 (33%) 12 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 24 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (29%) 15 (63%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 24 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (29%) 15 (63%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 24 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (33%) 13 (54%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 24 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 15 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 24 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (25%) 14 (58%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 24 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (46%) 12 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He really knows the subject
Patient and Persistent.
He always encourages student's participation. He knows a lot about this subject area.
Professor Gazdar knows the material and has great knowledge of geology. He is very friendly and caring towards his students.
he gives a lot of opportunity for extra credit to raise your grade and provides the resources to succeed.
His passion and knowledge.
very repetitive which I like because it helps the material to sink in when learning.
He is extremely knowledgable in Geology and his passion for the subject really showed and made me interested. Overall, he's one of the best professors I've ever had.
Professor Gazdar is a great teacher who truly cares for the subject, and fir the students.
He is very kind of international students. He really takes me care. I sometimes don't understand what I learned in his class, but he really teaches me again after the class.
He displayed the information we needed to know in an understandable, organized manner
Dr. Gazdar knows the subject material very well! He presented the material in multiple ways to make sure the students understood the subject. He graded assignments the day they were completed and presented the grade to students the following class day, which was really appreciated by students in the class. He encourages students to think through the processes to answer questions and encourages the class to all get involved in the lecture by answering questions and participating in groups.
Dr. G was great as a teacher. He was very strong with his encouragements the most important one being ICHIBAN be number one! Also he was very strong in making great analogies to things that we are familiar with so that we can understand the topic that much better!
New geology very well as well as the Hawaiian geological names, which I found difficult at times to remember. Very considerate of students and treated everyone fairly.
The professor was really motivated and I loved his funny examples that he used in the class. Class was really fun and I wish I could take him for other classes!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
More organization
Nothing really.
Nothing.
I would suggest Professor Gazdar to cut down on his power point slides. It's not organized well much can be deleted because you restate a lot of the same material just in different ways.
speak more clearly and slower.
None.
He is great!
He doesn't define the day of an exam. I was really confused.
None!
Overall the course schedule was unclear, so we could not set up my study plan well. So better put the clear schedule on syllabus.
The only problem I may say would be that he likes to change the test days on us very of and on. If he says that the test is going to be on one day he should just keep it on that day. There was an instance where he said that the test was going to be the following week, but he came into class the next day after he told us that and said the test was today. Although he ended up keeping to his original promise I hope he never actually does something like that, because it is unfair to those who maybe did not study enough for the test to be randomly given the next day instead of the following week for example.
Earlier notifications or a set schedule of tests and exams so students can better prepare.
Maybe just refine the powerpoints because there are a lot of repeated slides and whatnot.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He ask how assignments were coming along. If you had any trouble he was always open for questions.
He remembers everyone's name. He sends email individually to give us some feedback.
Professor Gazdar would always come to class early so students could ask him questions or concerns.
he would remember if you missed class or labs and would remind you the consequences
He always concerned about us. And he always encouraged us to ask questions.
Professor G gives every student a chance to participate in class.
He made sure that we really understood the subject and really prepared us for exams.
He knew everyone's name the first week of school. He made sure everyone knew what he was talking about, and showed respect to every student.
He speaks to all students. Also, all students did activities in front of students. He always supports our activities. He really help students.
He made sure they were coming to class and paying attention to the material being presented
Dr. Gazdar showed concern for students by talking with them about how to prepare for the exams, and answering any concerns you had about understanding parts of the lecture. You could talk with him before or after class as well as by email. It was comforting to know that he was there to help you if something was unclear.
He was always there for his students! He always said I'm here to help you constantly throughout our tests which made us feel very reassured.
I think the extra credit opportunities were a way to help students be successful in the class which was really helpful to everyone.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. I feel this instructor actually cares about his job and the students in his class. he cares about their grade and well-being.
Yes, I would. I learned a lot about Hawaiian Islands throughout his lecture.
I would recommend Professor Gazdar to other students. He knows his material and is a very interesting teacher but with the extreme amount of information he tends to loose the class to computers and etc.
he is the only teacher for the class but yeah i'd still recommend him.
Yes. His lecture was really interesting!
Yes. He is a very understanding and clear during lecture.
Yes, absolutely. He's a great professor that made me interested in Geology. I've learned a lot in his class without actually feeling like I'm learning.
Yes! He is an awesome teacher, he makes sure everyone understands, and he's a lot of fun.
Yes. Because he is very helpful of students.
Yes! He's a great, caring teacher :)
I would recommend Dr. Gazdar to students. He is a wonderful teacher, and his class is very informative. He takes a subject that has the potential to be dull, and livens it up and makes it reality for students by comparing events to things we see every day in our hometown.
Yes he is a great encouraging teacher that only wants his students to be number one or ICHIBAN!
Absolutely...he is such a great teacher and person in general and his little side jokes make his class very entertaining.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I hope everything is all well for this man. He is a fair person.
I like his lecture because he always try to make it fun and he also answers every question we ask.
hes a really nice guy, makes the class interesting and makes it easy to relate to
He makes everyone laugh and feel good.
Nothing
None
18. Other comments:
N/a
He is a great professor.
Nothing
None

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35104 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
fun field trip and activities
Extremely knowledgeable and open minded as well, which is very rare to find from a PhD. He encourages interactive learning by being open minded and listening to his students.
He treats students so fairly. Some other teacheres tend to hate international students, but he was not. he was so kind to all students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always brought in food/treats for us. He was always willing to stay after class to help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely. He is a great professor and truly cares about you as a student and person.
Yes. His lecture was easy to understand and his exam review was helpful!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is an all around awesome Guy. He takes pride in his work and it shines through every lecture.
Thank you for treating us sandwiches!
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35109 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He has a great attitude for for his class. He knows all about the geologic of Hawaii. He allows us to think about what we need to study for on a test.
knows a lot
He is patient
He did very well on making sure that every student in class to particpate.
he us good at keeping the students focused in class making it more fun to learn
Very nice personality
He is very passionate about his subject.
Dr. G was very prompt when it came to class. He always encouraged student participation and was very helpful. He always asked if there were any questions and said, "I am here to help you learn, so ask anything." He is a very kind and generous teacher. He definitely knew what he was teaching and made the funniest examples to help further his student's understanding.
well organized slides and lots of interesting videos
Doctor g know the object of the course and he was very friend and encourage all the student to do better.
He loves his students, and take care of them.
His passion and thorough knowledge of Geology are Professor G's strong points. He cares about his students and it shows through his teaching. He has the ability to connect with his students because of his open minded nature and his willingness to listen.
Very knowledgable of his subject and helpful.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Organize his power points in files so that it is easy to access quickly. Great power point. Enjoyed the game, Who wants to be a millionaire.
make the coarse more student active
get a better computer for his class room
He need to be a bit more organize during ppt
Update his teaching methods. He needs to reevaluate his day to day class lectures and structure to be more efficient and interesting. He needs to realize that his students are learning at a college level.
Nothing, he did a brilliant job. I loved his class.
The curse have a lot to learning and to summer is very fast to have each week test and a the have a trick question.
Nothing
Move a little faster.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always ask if we have any questions.
ask us questions
He encouraged extra credit work and out of class projects
he is always available before class and after class to talk to students and answer any questions you may have. he always wants to give an extra hand to help out students that don't understand something
He encourage every students to be number one every class section, which personally motivate me.
It is evident that he wants all of his students to succeed and he is always pushing his students to be number one.
He made eye contact with every student and came up to them if they looked confused or frightened to ask a question.
When I got bad score on the test, he worried about me, and that was helpful.
He would buy the class sandwiches and bring in cookies just because he wanted to class to energized for field trips. He always was willing to listen to his students concerns and would encourage questions.
Always told us he wants us all to do well and "Be Ichiban"
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, If you want to be #1, Take his class.
only for geo majors
Yes, he is patient with students and really makes the subject matter interesting.
I absolutley would reccomend Dr Gazdar amongother students who want to learn about how the earth works and learn about the different rock and minerals found in Hawaii.
yes I would because he is a great teacher
Yes, but only during summer section. Easy course to understand overall.
No. He is a very sweet teacher and cares for his students, but I feel like I learned very little.
Yes. Students must know that he does have somewhat of an accent, but it takes a few days to get used to. He's very kind, very helpful, knowledgeable and funny.
Definite yes he is a great teacher
Yes, since he loves his students.
Absolutely, he is a great example of a man who does what he loves. You can tell that he enjoys teaching and it shines through everyday during lectures.
Yes, he makes geology fun.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
nothing
hes nice
He had such a funny characther that made me want to come to class and learn. I always felt very pleased by his lectures and I loved the way he made everyone feel good about themselves by saying "Well Done."
nothing else he is one of the best teachers I have had at kcc
Dr. G reminded me of Gandhi if he had hair. Very wise man
If I had to shorten it, I'd say: a funny, sweet, and cute lil old man
Thanks so much to give us all the know logged you have to us. mana also nui
A great professor and an even better person. He is a kind and caring teacher that truly takes pride in his job and loves what he does!
Good teacher.
18. Other comments:
nothing

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 33969 (0)     33970 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (11%) 11 (65%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 11 (65%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 16 (94%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (11%) 15 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 11 (65%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 11 (65%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 8 (89%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
everything. we love him
good teacher very good teacher good teacher
His knowledge and experience
He has a lot of knowledge about geology. I wanted to study well, however, I am an international student, so that it was difficult for me to memorize the name of rocks or minerals in English due to complicated and longer names. Then, using real Hawaiian rocks or chemicals, he tried us to learn and understand it well with interesting.
He knows the material like the back of his hand.
He knows his stuff
He is very Knowledgeable about the subject in Geology. Taking his class is great!
He made sure that everyone was paying attention and that there were no distractions around.
He is very knowledgeable in his area.
he likes to joke and he was walk around us and check how we follow him
Mr.G know the subject area very well.
He is very informative
Dr. Gazdar is an incredibly knowledgeable and caring teacher. I whole heartedly recommend my fellow classmates to take is class. He has a lot of perspective and real life experiences to draw from for his comments, so his words has a lot of weight. He also is aware that the day gets long with class and lab, so he brings snacks for the students - that is so thoughtful. I was originally concerned as us students really didn't have a textbook to work with. However, Dr. G does provide an immense amount of material to work with. I'm very happy that I took this course and got to meet Dr. Gazdar. He is a gem of a teacher.
Ichiban
He is so patient and always eager to help his students. Geology and science alone, is a hard subject but when he teaches, he makes it easy enough to where we understand.
Mr.G Has a Very Big Heart
he knows the geology very well. he is very kind and always makes sure we know about disaster preparations and always let us know how to succeed in the class
Even though the course material is too much and hard to understand sometimes, Mr.G makes it as easy as possible. He is nice and caring for everyone. He also prepares students for tests and exams so no body can fail.
Professor Gazdar's major strengths involve knowing the subject matter well and that he has a great and positive attitude towards his students and the learning environment.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
no changes good teacher
The way the lab is run is great, the lecture class would be great to have more interaction like the lab.
Nothing special.
Maybe update the syllabus to show due dates more clearly. I found myself confused and lost a few times unsure of what to do.
none
Nothing
none, he is awesome.
Use newer videos in his lectures. A few may be outdated.
no
Nothing
Nope
to be more Ichiban
None. Dr. G is one of the sweetest teachers I ever had.
keep up the good work
he was awesome, I love his teaching approach.
Mr.G is perfectly fine doing what he is doing right now.
I had a difficult time following his schedule because he would jump to different powerpoints, lectures, and slides. He didnt really give out progress reports or tell us our grades when asked or emailed about. I just wish he would have kept us posted with our progress through out the semester and used a more precise way of teaching the lectures/powerpoints.
Don't jump around so much. Also it isn't fair that what's taught in class is rarely on the test.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he take time to talk to student. he cares us a lot.
good teacher listened like a good teacher
Always had availability and reminded students of that often
He can memorize his all students' names on the first try, and he always cares about his students. Taking for example, when I was injured, he lectured me how to get well quickly. It helped me my leg quick recovery. Again, he has good memories. He can remember everything that the students said to him totally even though it was just a small talk. It is the evidence that he faces each other against his all students seriously and shows his concerns for them.
Helped when ever they asked questions
Yes, he wants all his students to succeed
He showed he cared by addressing us if our grade was suffering or if we didn't turn in the assignments.
he was walking around us and check what we doing and how we follow him
He check his email super fast.
He cares alot about what he teaches
very kind and if youre not feeling well he understands and talks to you
He was always so loving and there was never a day with him not having a smile on his face. He always had a positive attitude which made the class enjoyable.
always attentive, caring, and understanding
he was always early for class and last to leave he would stay extra if you had any concerns. He was very prompt on emails or concerns.
Prep everyone for tests, gives advices through email, gives help outside of class.
He encouraged everyone to do well and be number one. His personality and genuine attitude really shines. He is a great and nice person.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES. we got to go to the lava dorm which was very fun. also the class was very fun. we got to know each other very well.
yes because good teacher
Yes, the class was overall good and provides an easy way for students to learn the material.
Naturally, I can say yes. It is because his students can learn about Hawaiian geology or hazard, and etc, but not only that. Students can share their own personal idea with the class through the lecture. Extracurricular class ,that was when we went to the hill to see the rocks or landforms, and etc, was a great time for me to understand about geology. He provides a good atmosphere for learning, therefore, students can understand it with interesting. Also, it helps us easy to form many friendships. That's why his atmosphere is great.
Yes, because hes a good teacher
yes, he made geology easy to learn.
i recommend Nasir Gazdar because you won't boring during class time and you will interesting about Geology. he is really funny guy
Yes, because he is a great teacher
Yes, his a great teacher
Yes, Ichiban
Yes, of course. Because he makes Geology such a joy and an interesting topic.
I do and will continue to do so.
YES, if you love geology I would definitely recommend Dr. G
YES! BEST.TEACHER! Ichiban #1, Mr.G.
Yes and No because he really is a great person, very kind, and encouraging, but if you really want to learn Geology then no. It just really is a messy and not organized course, or to be more specific, lectures.
No, it's hard to follow what is happening in this class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Dr.G! we love you so much. I will take your another class if i can. Thank you so much for caring us deeply and teaching the subject kindly. GG 101L was my favorite class in this semester.
good teacher, good teacher, good teacher, good teacher
Very nice man
I like his personality and his lecture very much.
Hes a good teacher who helps his students
he is a great teacher.
Thanks for teaching me!!
Thank you. I will be ichiban .
Overall a kind and interesting person
Ichiban
we love you Mr.G your are Ichiban and we shall continue to keep you in our mind, hearts, and keep you in our prayer.
all around great teacher, he knew his topics and everything is online for us to see as well.
Ichiban!!!
He really has great intentions, positive, really kind, caring, and encouraging, funny as well, but its a bit confusing to follow his teaching style and the overall direction of the lectures through out the semester.
18. Other comments:
good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher
I am pleased to become one of his students. I have been able to learn about not only geology, but also many things: thought of social or moral which is the most important thing that we are facing as a human. For me, that means very much.
Thanks Mr.G
haha. I answered all the above questions in the first comment box. Dr. Gazdar is wonderful, and I learned. I look at things differently based on what I learned in his class.
Ichiban
Suggestions include following a precise schedule. Not to jump around different power points/slides/lectures, etc. It was just not so organized and confusing to follow.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 33971 (0)     33972 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 27 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (11%) 22 (76%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 29 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 4 (14%) 17 (63%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.84 27 1.43 Freq(%) 3 (11%) 0 (0%) 6 (22%) 2 (7%) 19 (66%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 27 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (33%) 23 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 27 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 3 (11%) 21 (72%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 27 1.39 Freq(%) 3 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 4 (14%) 20 (69%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 27 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 6 (21%) 18 (62%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 29 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 6 (21%) 15 (56%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 29 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 3 (10%) 17 (63%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 29 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 6 (21%) 18 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 29 1.17 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (26%) 14 (52%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 27 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (3%) 4 (15%) 20 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
love his lecture class. everything he displayed in class was available online. he is very passionate about geology and our knowledge is power.
He can memorize his students' names on the first try, and he always cares about his students. Taking for example, when a student was sick or injured seriously and she could not come to the class for a long time, he told the class to write the get-well cards for her. It goes without saying that it helps her quick recovery both physically and mentally.
how he makes learning quite fun
Mr. Gazdar knew the material backwards and forwards. Mr. Gazdar was also extremely helpful.
Very knowledgeable about this subject.
his personality, the way he teach... a lot!
Dr. Gazdar is very very knowledgeable on this subject. You can tell he is really passionate about geology. He adds jokes during lecture which makes it more fun and interesting. He repeats key information many times throughout his lectures to ensure all of us got it.
Hes knows his stuff
He knew about eh subject he was teaching. He knew a lot about the geology of the hawaiian islands. So, she made a lot of powerpoint notes for us to study.
He shared his experience and knowledge of the subject effectively.
He's very knowledgeable, patient, and responds promptly to email. Grades tests quickly. He keeps his more inconsiderate students in line.
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His class can be entertaining, he has a great sense of humor. He knows the Hawaiian Islands well.
He knows the material very well. He gives a lot of chances.
he always trying to keep students engaged in class. he prepares games for us before test to help us learn material in a way that is fun. he knows what he teaches and likes his job.
He is funny
He really is a kind person and very encouraging towards everyone however he doesnt really come off as approachable or available.
Shows concerns for students and very prompt with replaying to emails.
He is really funny guy and make us to focus on work
Dr. G is a great professor. He has lots of knowledge and teaches very well. He shows that he cares a lot about every student's success. I learned a lot from his class. There are not a lot of teachers on campus as kind as Dr. G.
He is very informative
Uses practical examples to help understand material better.
He is such a joy to have as a teacher. He never complains if one of us doesn't understand a certain topic. He is always so patient and eager to help.
He is so nice to evey students. He taught sincerly during this semester.
HE showed that he really cared about the safety of students and clearly expresses that in each of his lectures
Ichiban
You will always be our Ichiban
Very available to his students, provides updates throughout the week and even the weekend, and provides great detailed powerpoint presentations for class.
He is very knowledgeable in his area.
Great knowledge of the course, having sense of humor, helping everyone that needed it.
Professor G is a great teacher. He is very passionate and makes learning a lot of fun. His lectures, handouts, and powerpoints are all very clear and extremely helpful with the material we were learning about.
He is very kind and caring for his students. Always willing to go out of the way for us.
Great Teacher and know the subject area very well.
Professor Gazdars main strength as a teacher would have to be how knowledgable he is about Hawaiian Geology. Gazdar never had to read from a book or a handout when lecturing the class. Amazingly he knows all the subject matter by heart; however, this is also one of his main weaknesses. Often Gazdar would zoom through material while he jumped too quickly from concept to concept.
knid and smile
His passion for for geology. I could tell on the first day his love for geology. It makes me as a student more interested and invested.
He is good in his subject many experience, and he really good teacher.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
he did a wonderful job. he was very approachable and made us love geology.
Nothing special.
The lectures were very boring in the sense that it all seemed very repetitive and would lose students attention. I noticed students falling asleep a lot or playing on their phones or computers. Maybe do more interactive lectures to keep students on their toes.
Mr. Gazdar should allow more room near the end of class for presentations so that we are not rushing to present or having to constantly delay our presentations until the next class or next week.
Less use of power points Take text book off the book list. We didnt use text once.
Stick to one subject at a time. Extremely confusing to follow what is happening in class. Also it's not fair that was is taught in class is rarely on the test and that the points on the test are greatly skwed.
none
None
He could be a little more organized when teaching. He was kind of all over the place when he would present his powerpoints.
To make the lectures more interactive, it was easier to remember the material when we would do the game one by one rather than just listening.
No changes needed.
none good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher
Shorter powerpoint presentations
His teaching style. He really jumps around different lectures/powerpoints/slides during the class and throughout the semester and its confusing to follow. Sometimes I felt like some of the exam questions weren't covered in the lectures due to the messy organization.
N/A
no
The only thing that I would suggest to Dr. G is to be more specific on the contents of the exams. All of the information covered in every lecture and online is too broad.
Nope
None.
organization of the lecture.
none
More ichiban
where is Mrs.G
Need to make actual study guides. Not 400 slide power points. Explain subjects more clearly so that everyone understands. Help students better prepare for exams.
Use newer videos in his lectures. A few may be outdated.
Nope.
None.
Maybe be a little bit more clear on instructions
Nothing.
I feel that there are many things that Professor Gazdar could do to help his students succeed. One of the main things would be the way that he structures his lessons and how the information correlates to the exams. Many students including myself agreed that a lot of the information on exams are not taught in the class at all. If Gazdar had organized his lessons properly then I feel that I would have learned more from this class.
no
none.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he was very prompt on emails, always asked if we had questions. and always early for class and stayed after if he needed to.
He has good memories. He can remember everything that the students said to him totally even though it was just a small talk. It is the evidence that he faces each other against his all students seriously and shows his concerns for them.
he always keep us up to date on what was due and what we can do for extra credit points to be at the top of our game at all time.
Mr. Gazdar always told his students to ask him any questions or express any concerns that they might have about the class. Mr. Gazdar answered every question that I had with a clear answer.
He was always available Replied to emails promptly Always offering help and giving us the chance to do well He was very caring toward his students Very nice teacher
he cares us deeply
He always reminds us about upcoming tests and what to study for, so there really is no reason not to come unprepared for tests. He talks to me and other students outside of class and ask about topics on presentation and very encouraging, suggests useful material to use.
He helped them out when asked
He would have office hours available and if students had any questions in class he would answer then promptly.
He offered his support and availability whenever needed.
He gave students more than enough chances to get the most out of his class by offering all sorts of extra credit. And, again, it's great that he responds promptly to email.
good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher
he is always outside the classroom before class to help students who need it. or asking how he can help. he is always concerned if we are happy in all of our classes not just his. he definatly enjoys teaching and is concerned that all of us know what we need to get good grades!!
Allowed lots of room for assignments
He encouraged everyone to be number one and he really is kind, positive and funny as well.
He would ask students if they had any questions during the lecture. He would also offer extra credit to help students.
he was always come around and check our work because he wants to know how we follow him
He made sure that everyone was paying close attention to his lectures, and encouraged everyone to participate.
He cares alot about what he teaches
He always encouraged all students to go beyond and gave many opportunities.
He is one of the sweetest teachers I ever had. He always asks us if we understand and never gets fluster if we don't.
He always concerned to make the best students.
he always was sure that the students knew about safety and cared about their health as well
very nice and shows care by talking to them
always had his time open to us, and asked at all times if we had any questions. and responded to email promptly
By being available in and out of the classroom. It's important for the students that the teachers are available through email if they have questions after class or during the weekend.
Helping students that needed help, gives advice on project outside of class, preparing everyone for tests so no one can really fail it.
Professor G is very helpful to all students. He is concerned with students well being and showed numerous instances where he provided assistance with helping students achieve the best they could at tests, presentations, and all around success with the class. He also provided students with many extra credit activities that were very beneficial. I thoroughly enjoyed learning and taking part in these opportunities and really appreciate Professor G exposing me to these events.
He showed it by informing us about missed exams
Mr.G check his email and reply to the students very fast
On the last day of class Professor Gazdar gave all the students the opportunity to present our final presentations in front of the class for extra credit. I sat through two hours of presentations only to be cut off and told that I couldn't present. When I asked why, Gazdar responded that I did not email him my presentation the following week. The following week I had the flu, and was unable to make it into class. I even tried to show Gazdar my doctors note, but he joked about himself being handicap saying that he was also sick too. I explained that I emailed him while I had the flu, and he didn't respond. He had nothing to say then. That day I was unable to present with a few others that he also yelled at and humiliated in front of others. Below is an email that I sent to Gazdar regarding the presentation: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello Professor, Attached is my presentation for Hawaii's beaches threatened by erosion and rising sea levels. I really wish you would have responded to my email last week while I was sick, because then I would have knew to email it to you in advance, so that I could present today. I feel that things were handled unfairly when it came down to the last few of us after we all patiently waited for everyone else. I also did not appreciate that you accused me of completing my presentation in class, and brushed off my sickness like it was a joke. On top of taking care of my mother with cancer, a recent car accident, and me getting sick I still managed to make it into class today just to be shoed away. I understand you are the professor, but personally I believe things could have been handled a lot better. Geology Power Point Presentation Hawaii's Beahces .odp 19327K Download ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Following is his response, ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nasir Gazdar 9:56 PM (12 hours ago) Bless your heart... take care. Keep up Excellence. All the Best. Aloha. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Clearly, Gazdar has little concern for the well being of his students and for their personal lives.
care in different ways and encourage
Sending emails and staying around to answer questions.
he emailing students and talking to them
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, he was a great teacher, knew what he was teaching and made class fun.
Naturally, yes, I would. It is because his students can learn about Hawaiian geology, but not only that. Students can share their own personal stories or experiences with the class through the lecture and presentation. He provides a good atmosphere for learning, therefore, students can do that. It helps us easy to form many friendships. That's why his atmosphere is great.
yes! good fun and you don't only stay in class to work. He also informs you on other things at the museum that you can go to and learn more and if you do go to the museum on your own time you get extra credit points.
Mr. Gazdar is a good teacher. Mr. Gazdar wants every one of his students to pass his class and to be successful, and will help students with whatever they need help with in the class. I recommend this class.
Yes, absolutely i really enjoyed his class
YES! one of the vest teachers in kcc
No. Very hard to follow what's going on.
I would certainly recommend him to other students because, he is a very good instructor. He is very kind and friendly. He constantly remind us about homework, field-trips and tests, and extra credit opportunities, you can tell her really wants everyone to succeed.
Yes, because hes a good teacher
I probably would not recommend him to other students because he was very hard to understand and his was just all over the place when he would present his powerpoints to the class. When he would come up with examples for us to understand a little better, it didn't really help; to me, it made it more confusing.
Yes, overall is was a good class and allows students to learn the material in an easy way
Yes, I would recommend Mr. Gazdar to other students. He's a good instructor and his course is very interesting.
good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher
yes, cool class. The experience overall is enjoyable.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
yes he is fun and knowlegable
Yes and no because he really is a great person, however, if a student really wants to learn the Geology field then no, its not a very clear and understandable course to learn from.
Yes, he is very knowledgeable about the subject and is willing to help students understand the material.
yes because he is really good and funny. he gives you so many information.
I would definitely recommend Dr. G to everyone. His class was very informative.
Yes
Yes, because his class is very interesting.
Yes, of course. He makes Geology an enjoyable class.
Yes..he is so nice.
yes it was a fun class and i learned alot
Yes, Ichiban
I do and will always do for a teacher like Mr.G is priceless
Yes, the class material was very informative and Prof.G knew what he was talking about.
YES! ICHIBAN MR.G!
Absolutely. Not only was Professor G a fun teacher that I learned a lot from, he was also very helpful and communicative for me with all questions or requests I had outside class.
Yes, because he is an awesome teacher that cares about our studies.
Yes, because he is the best.
I would not recommend Nasir Gazdar to other students because he was very unprofessional, and his lessons are very unorganized. I normally give the teachers the benefit of the doubt but this class was just to scattered everywhere for me.
yes
Yes. I already have. He is so sweet and such a relaxed nice teacher. Not to much homework which is releeving making me want to put more effort into the class on my own.
yes, because his class is interesting
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
dr. g is one of the finest teachers at KCC.
I like his personality and his lecture very much.
Thank you Dr.G! I didn't know Geology is very fun to learn.. because of you, we had a great time in the classroom.
I want to Thank You Dr. G for a great-fun semester. I have learned a lot from your class. Before your class there are things that I hear everyday (like Tsunami, Earthquakes and Volcanoes), but didn't really fully understand how the process worked. After your class I now have full understanding of its process and how they are all connected.
Hes a good teacher who likes his job
Although he was unorganized when presenting, he would make some jokes, and it would have the class laughing.
good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher
He is a good person
He is Ichiban Numero Uno #1
Honestly, Dr. G has a really great personality, funny, kind, encouraging, and smart in geology but he just needs to organize and change his teaching style.
N/A
Thanks for teaching me!!
He is over all a kind and interesting person
just thank you..GG
Ichiban
We love you Mr.G thanks for always making us smile and stay awake and being such a caring, loving, and sincere Host.
ICHIBAN teacher!
Professor G has been a great mentor throughout this semester. He graciously wrote numerous letters of recommendation for me that led to wonderful opportunities. For example, this summer I will be interning at the Department of Land and Natural Resources, his letters of recommendation were instrumental in me accomplishing this goal. I'm very grateful for all the support and guidance he has given to me inside and outside class.
He is awesome
I will be ichiban, thanks you.
thanks a lot
18. Other comments:
I did not like presentation until taking his class. However, his encouragement and help made me positive, so I became the first student to do it in class. He helped my improvement. Thank you Doctor G.
good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher ecafe is done!!!!!!!!!!! DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Suggestions include, reorganizing his powerpoints and to really go one by one because he jumps around a lot during his lectures and it happens a lot through out the semester. Also, to let students know about their progress/grades because he does not really follow up when a student asks.
I really enjoyed the course, thank you for making it so.
Thanks, Mr.G
Ichiban
May God Bless you, you have helped me understand nature in a way that i did not know it was possible, and i am delighted to understand it riches and Beauty, i shall continue to keep you in prayer sincerely O.P yo comprendo mi amado professor.

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31592 (0)     31593 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (21%) 4 (31%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (46%) 10 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 5 (38%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 6 (46%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (14%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 7 (54%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (15%) 9 (64%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 13 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (15%) 4 (29%) 7 (54%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Makes the class entertaining with jokes.
He knows the subject area very well and has a real passion for teaching the class so the students may learn more about geology
He knows the material he's teaching. He could probably teach in his sleep, that's how we'll he knows his stuff.
Encouragement with our works and to do well with our studying.
He repeats concepts for student to grasp them easier
he is so helpful, fun and his lecture is easy to understand.
Dr.G is creative and uses several methods in teaching his students, because he knows that each student has his or her own learning style. For the lab, Dr.G would help each student by taking him and her through each step, until the assignment was completed and understood.
Friendly
Dr G is well educated in his field. He shows initiative and enthusiasm when teaching our class. Relates information to students.
The professor had organized and prepared for the lectures.
He is very very knowlegble.
Man he knows his stuff. So knowledgeable very good teacher
He is very kind, caring, understanding, humorous, happy and helpful!
Enthusiasm for the topic.
Nasir Gazdar's major strengths as a teacher is that he always comes to class. He never missed a day!
He is patient
he always made class fun,and i enjoyed the way that we were able to learn the material. very interactive!!
He cares about the subject.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing.
be able to have some sort of schedule on what subject are to be learn more specifically.
A better syllabis.
None
sometime his class is unorganized so it made me confuse
I would like more "hands-on" work in his course. More field-trips around the island would also be beneficial to students' learning. If transportation is an issue, maybe someplace close, for example, a trip to Diamond Head Crater, Diamond Head Beach, and Waikiki.
nothing
I really enjoyed the labs in the first half of the semester where we tested the various rocks. I would suggest to have more of those labs in class because counting the small squares made my head hurt a little! haha.
Organize lectures a little more, maybe more class discussion
It would be great if we could do more hands-on or interactive activities for our lab!
I suggest that he would change his text book!
none
NONE
keep assignment points consistent.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Nothing much.
he constantly tells his students that they must study in order to pass his class which is general knowledge and common sense to most classes but he constantly reminds he students and does reviews that makes the class interact with one another instead of just straight powerpoint reviews
Always made sure his students were not falling behind.
hinting if we got it right or wrong.
He went through concept thoroughly so everyone understood
Every time he made sure every students are ok
He was always open to questions and encouraged students to try and perform at a 100% level. He tried to make jokes to keep class interesting and showed videos.
Yes, He does.
He offered extra help and encouraged students participation in class as well as provided a relaxed learning environment.
He had made good atmosphere during his lectures.
If were doing bad in the course he would talk to us to see what was wrong
He always asked if we had any questions.
He would stop and talk to me on campus outside of class , always there to share his expertise
Was willing to help in need and was very understanding, encouraging as well.
Nasir Gazdar shows concern towards his students when they are struggling and he is more then willing to help.
helps us when needed
always available and a genuine concern!
He replies to emails quickly and is fair regarding make-up assignments.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes and no. As a person he is friendly but, when there is a subject that is understandable and ask him about it, sometimes does not teach us well. His class is more about studying by yourself.
yes i would, but i would say you must seriously pay attention and take notes , though really cool teacher, subject is quite hard to understand.
Yes, he's very nice,sweet,understanding and knows his material very well. Best teacher ever
yes, so that other students can experience the learning that was given in the class.
Yes good teacher
yes, his class is useful and fun.
It depends on the student. He or she may not be interested in Geology. However, the lab is easier than the lecture. If a student is willing to learn and follows the instructor's instructions than or she should do fine. I would recommend taking at least Math 24 before taking this lab because we use some algebra, especially graphing.
I do. He is super easy going and knows about Hawaiian geology a lots.
Yes. Dr G is awesome!!!!!
Yes, I would, because the class was difficult but fun.
Yes. His classe were always very plasant.
YES.. As long as you are the kind of person who goes to class and pays attention
YES! Makes me smile and happy! :)
Yes I would recommend Nasir Gazdar to other students because he really is a interesting individual. He is very funny!
yes he is great
i have and i will continue to!
yes, he is reasonable and makes geology easy to understand.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing.
He's awesome...
Thank you so much helping me and i had a fun
Thank you for the snacks and the field trips! Sensei, you are ICHIBAN!
Thank you Dr. G for all you time and energy
Thank you for the semester, Professor! ICHIBAN!!!
thank you for being a big part of my KCC academic carrer.
18. Other comments:
Nothing.
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! :)

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 31594 (0)     31595 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 21 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (24%) 5 (24%) 11 (44%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 21 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 7 (28%) 15 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 21 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (4%) 6 (24%) 7 (33%) 7 (28%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (19%) 21 (84%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 21 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 6 (29%) 16 (64%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 21 1.31 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (4%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 11 (44%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 21 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 13 (52%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 21 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (28%) 13 (52%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 25 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (5%) 6 (24%) 10 (48%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 25 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 2 (10%) 4 (16%) 9 (43%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 8 (32%) 10 (48%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 25 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (8%) 6 (29%) 13 (62%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows the material he's teaching very well. He has so much knowledge of what he's teaching, if you ask him a question relating to geology he will have the answer. Makes class fun to learn. He strives for the best.
When he teaches us new things in class he repeats the information many times so we remember it easier.
He's easy going and tries to lighten the mood
He just unbealivable knowlegeble. A very authentic professor
He knew the subject area well and was able to fully explain the subject with some jokes here and there.
He has teaching experience, He Knows what he is talking about, he has a passion for his subject, he has alot of time in geology, even though I don't agree with alot of what he says He is better then most.
He is a great supporter. He always gives us extra points for the efforts that we put in class. Also, he has all the materials for us to get ready for the test.
funny
He knows a lot about geology.
The professor had organized and prepared in order to provide good lecture.
he knows the subject very well.
He is creative and uses several teaching methods because he knows that each student has different learning styles.
-Knowledge of subject was present -used comedy to gain attention
He knows a lot about what he's teaching. He wants you to succeed in class and is willing to help.
He gave us some opportunities to get extra credit.
He really cared for all of his students
Knows his volcanos:)
Mr. Gazdar tries his best to encourage students to do well on the test, however i had a difficult time understanding his lessons in class. There's a communication barrier, and i completely understand. Other than that, he likes to make students laugh (:
He was very nice and kind to his students and wanted everyone to succeed and make it through his class well. He was very understanding and helpful.
he is so helpful
knows alot about the industry very good teacher
He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and has easy methods for the students.
His personal understanding of the course material and professional expertise in the geologic sciences.
He knew the subject area very well, but at times, as i student i did not know what he was talking about because i did not recognize in readings but some lectures do not include readings which could be my misunderstanding
He makes the class entertaining by making jokes.
He really knows his subject and you can tell he's very passionate about it.
Dr G is able to relate to his students and make Geology interesting. He is very skilled and educated in his field and that shows through his lectures and labs.
He is nice to all the students :)
I believe his strength as a teacher is that he is passionate about what he is teaching to us. He seems more then glad to share his knowledge.
Professor G is very knowledgeable in the things he teaches. He is shows a genuine passion for the material he teaches. He also is great at making funny jokes, and encouraging students to really understand concepts.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Have organized powerpoints and go over the important things so students have a better idea of what to know.
Nada
I would like to have more questionnaires in class about the subject. For example, after each slide, ask a question to the class.
Make the Studies and power points simple and summarized they are long and confusing they are not practical to memorize each slide is 70+ and most of the slides are useless it's excess information. He needs to be more patient and treat everyone equally.
I think he should makes all of his tests on paper because on the computer, the students can't really focus.
n/a
explain better on topics.
none
He needs office hours that are on "off class days." Sometimes his directions can be clearer. Students don't always understand, and sometimes he loses his patience. Power-points can be uploaded in a more timely fashion; there were times when he would only update the power-point slides just before an exam. If field-trips are not allowed, maybe he can take students around campus to show the students what different minerals, rocks, and effects such as chemical weathering look like.
not much
Make a study guide for exams or make exams only based on things we went over in class.
None
Instead of having test in the library,test should be taken on laulima. More convenient for students and students will tend to do well on their own. Also, lecture shouldn't take forever every single day. Instead Mr. Gazdar should allow students interact with one another. (:
Nothing much!
I want him to do more well organized class
needs to speak a little bit more clearer
None
No changes at this time.
to notify students early on in the semester or before student take the course of what is needed and not needed for the class, such as, the text book, though required for the class from the library, it was later told it was no more than a reference book.
Nothing.
Speak more clearly.
A better syllabus may have helped me to understand the layout of the course, but I got it, eventually. :)
Lecture to be more interesting!
Suggest he changes his textbook
Study Guides for test would be really helpful. Professor G provides so many different resources which can be a bit overwhelming when trying to study for an exam.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would ask how we are doing, and if we need any help he's here. Always made sure his students are not lost in his lecture.
He responded to emails very quickly. He also always asked if we had any questions on anything and if we were able to follow the things he taught us.
He had extra credit sources available and was open to email help.
He always told us to talk to him if we had any questions
He shows concern for his students by asking if they knew this or if they understood the material.
Replies to e-mails, answers questions, personally I didn't feel to confident asking him a question in class, because of fear he might snap at me.
He makes sure we do our works on time and have good quality
always available
n/a
Any time, accepted Students' questions.
no comment.
During each lecture he would always ask if students had questions. he encouraged students to ask valuable questions and to think before they ask questions because he didn't want to waste class time with questions that he already answered in lecture or that a student can look-up for themselves. Dr. G also wanted everyone to pay attention in class so that they wouldn't become a distraction to other students. He was always willing to answer questions after class. In addition, he tries to give extra credit assignments inside and outside of class.
-Being comical to encourage -supportive of students -offers extra credit
He was available to help them a lot and was very willing to help.
He had one on ones with student during ppts
He encouraged students' participation and showed concern for them to excel and do our assignments.
he was welcome to answered question from all students
ask questions
Class revisions and questions
He continaully encouraged and reminded students that he wanted them to succeed in the class and provided several opportunities for participation and extra credit. He also made class lectures and other informational sources accessible online for student use.
he constantly asked the class if they all understood,and tried to explain things in multiple ways so that even the exchange students may understand the material as well
Nothing much.
He always encourages us to be number one.
If we were doing bad in the course he would come talk to us to see what was wrong
He offered office hours and always responded promptly to e-mails.
He shows concern by emailing students back.
He told us all the time that we need to study the information. He seemed a bit upset even at times when students did not have the answers to the questions that were being asked. He is a great teacher, and is knowlwedgable in the information he is teaching !
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he's the best geology teacher ever. He is very sweet, funny, understanding and enjoys teaching his students. He makes class fun to learn and exciting.
Yes, he's a very good teacher and is very knowledgable about the geology in Hawaii. He also makes the class easy to learn.
I would because he means well and tries to make things funny. Although his presentations during the lectures are somewhat hard to understand.
Yes. A great class
I would recommend him to students that work well in lecture classes because personally, I would rather take a class with something hands-on.
No, Because It is not simple to get an A on his exams Basically you just sit in the class to hear him talk And I feel most of the questions on the test were not relevant to the study power points.
Yes because he is a great professor that can lead the students to success in school.
perfect
I dont know, he has a really strong accent so its hard to understand him.
Yes, I would, because his lectures were very clear.
maybe.
It depends on the student. There is very dry material which needs to be read repeatedly. Most of the homework assignments and answers to the exams come from his power-point presentations and not the lecture. High-lighting and taking thorough notes is a must, if a student wants to do well in his course. Also a power-point presentation of a topic chosen by the student is required. Students who don't like standing in front of people or who are shy, may find this assignment difficult to complete.
yes, he is a good instructor.
maybe, he's a very nice guy and encourages you to succeed, but his exams are kind of confusing and a little hard to do.
Yes good teacher
Only to students who needs to take geology class,if not find alternative natural science class.
Yes!!! He is wonderful, kind, caring and a funny!!!
yes. his class is so useful and he is so helpful
he has to atleast give us gradecheck because i dont even know if im doing good in this class
Yes, because he made geology fun for the class
Yes, for his knowledge on both the scientific and practical relevance of geology and for his sincere desire to see his students succeed.
yes i would recommend, very fun and funny professor, though at times may get confusing on what he is talking about but overall a good professor and knows his subject area very well.
Yes and no. As a person he is friendly but, when there is a subject that is understandable and ask him about it, sometimes does not teach us well. His class is more about studying by yourself.
Yes I would. He's a good teacher and is very likable.
YES. He is a nice teacher that only wants to see his students be ICHIBAN!
Yes, I would recommend other students to him because he is very funny.
Yes. He is a fair teacher. If you need help, and ask for it in a timely manner he gives good advice.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He deserves an award. He fulfills his job requirements and then some. I'm thank I got to have him as my teacher to learn from.
He's cool
I enjoyed how he had slides to visually show the students what happens in the earths surface.
Good luck with your life, you need to be more patient, you were hastily with me, We didn't bond at all, teachers like you make school difficult, And with all honesty I didn't learn a thing. Every test I took I had to jump the gun I wasn't completely sure what I was doing, the power point slides were poorly made and had excess information that were not essential for me to retain. The extra credit opportunities were the only reason why I have a chance to pass. Thanks for that, Also, For the final You advise us to study 6 18 19 20 21 22 for final exam that is completely ridiculous, it is selfish, and unnecessary. If the Slides were made good this wouldn't be needed each slide is 70+ the most was at-least 100+ This is time consuming and I don't retain facts this way, How the Hell Am I supposed to Ace a test where the slides are irrelevant. God bless.
He know what he is doing and he is very passion about teaching
mahalo
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Good teacher, thank you!!
Chat with him about Geology as much as you can outside of class, it will help your over-all course grade.
he's cool
Thank you for the semester! Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! :)
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He is dedicated, proffesional and helpful
Nothing at this time.
Nothing.
Best science teacher I've had in a while. I hate science so for him to make it interesting enough for me is a miracle. I enjoyed this class!
He is really funny ! All the different resources he provides really does help to get an understanding of the major concepts. A study guide for exams would be really helpful.
18. Other comments:
We love you professor G
Everyone's a critic.
I would like to thanks Dr. G for the great class and hopefully he is doing well for his whole career.
happy holidays
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ICHIBAN!!!
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None
None at this time.
Nothing.
Thanks Professor G for teaching me about the geology of Hawaii !

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35111 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 11 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
his knowledge was very formal and he knows his geology very well
He extremely knowledgeable in regards to geology. He's also pretty funny.
Mr. Gazdar knows his subject well and knows how to explain the material in a simple form that is easy to understand.
He is knowledgeable, diligent, and informative in explaining the Geological properties addressed in the class.
geology
Great teacher. Explained strengths in the GG103 lecture survey.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing everything in his class was great
None. He taught me a lot.
No changes neccessary
No changes are necessary.
none
Great teacher. Explained changes in the GG103 lecture survey.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
I've talked to him after class numerous times and I've seen him helping several other students as well.
Dr. Gazdar is the most caring professor I've ever had in my history of college learning. His concern is genuine. It's as if he treats his students like his own children.
If necessary, he provided out of class office hours or he gave responses to any questions and concerns after class.
he was very sympathetic to me when I was ill. he gave me many kinds of supplements.
Great teacher. Explained concerns in the GG103 lecture survey.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Because his class is fun and he taught me a lot.
Definitely. He wants all his students to learn and get a good grade from his class.
Yes, he is a great teacher to learn the fundamental processes of Earth's external and internal processes.
yes!!! he is very nice to international students. his explain is easy to understand!
Yes. Great teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's one of the best teachers I've had. I was nervous about his class at first because science isn't one of my strong subjects but he made it fun and exciting and I learned so much.
By far, my favorite professor.
He is very kind and caring to distribute food he purchases to the students.
thank you so much!! i had a very nice class. i appreciate your concern.
I learned a lot. I now enjoy geology.
18. Other comments:
very good teacher and very good detailed knowledge was given i would recommend other students to take his class as well.
I'm very glad I had him for this class and for GG103.
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Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35112 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 19 (95%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (70%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Dr. G put lots of effort on his class to make learning more interesting and relatable. His effort showed in is detailed study tool such as his quiz game study guide as well as his examples and pictures of geological environments around Oahu. I could tell he mastered his knowledge in the subject and pushed for the class to become more involved and participate. It was also impressive on all the study aids Dr. G purchased such as all the maps, safety booklets, rock samples, ect. All those visual aids really helped me understand the concepts being taught. I also thought the tests were very fair and putting up all the power points of the lectures made it very easy to prepare myself for the exam. His power points were made very thoroughly and many examples are included so understanding that topic became easier.
He is very very knowlegable about the subject area
He knew the subject area well, and he was intertaining. He kept us interested the whole semester.
He is concerned about all students
He is very knowledgeable about the class and topics discussed. Also encouraged student participation.
His knowledge is professional.
He is sophisticated, diligent, and helpful.
He always encourages students to study hard, and it works very well in and out of classroom. Also, he always comes to the classroom earlier and talks with students or prepares for classes. He is the No.1 teacher.
His attention to detail
His caring nature.
geology
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Some times Dr. G went over concepts very very slowly. This was mostly due to the foreign students taking longer to understand english or the concepts. This left the other students waiting. Not really sure how to fix this problem since it is important for everyone to understand what is going on. Just thought I should mention it.
i think for the final more of the material that will be covered should be discussed more in class
No changes.
No changes necessary.
None
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none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Very helpful. Always asked if there were any questions. Provided ample supplies and example to help the students grasp the concepts. Very easy to talk to or contact if we had questions or concerns.
he always asks if you have questions that you come to him and ask and he encoureged study groups
He was available before and after class if you had any questions, and you could reach him through e-mail. Responses to the e-mails were quick:)
He wants students to participate in the class because the subject itself are difficult.
He encouraged student participation and made sure students paid attention.
He offered outside class office hours or after class time to answer any questions or concerns students had.
By being available to help
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he was very sympathetic to me when I was ill. he gave me many kinds of supplements.
he tried to help us every after class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Execellent teacher.