eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Nasir Gazdar

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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, 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
GG103, Summer II 2010
GG101L, Summer I 2010
GG103, Summer I 2010
GG101L, Spring 2010
GG103, Spring 2010
SCI101, Spring 2010
GG103, Spring 2010
GG101L, Fall 2009
GG103, Fall 2009

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer II 2013

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?
very smart and makes it relatable
Clear and explains each topic enough to have a good understanding
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.
He is very smart and kind
He knows a lot about this topic.
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
speak slower and more clearly
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he'd tell you if you missed assignments or labs and how it hurts your grade
give everyone same amount of attention. class participation.
He made sure everyone was included in everything we did. No one got left out.
He showed sconcern by making sure that we did things on time and stuff.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yeah for geology of course
yes. easy ciriculum to follow. will not get lost in his lectures.
Yes! The best teacher I had a KCC
Yes. Because he is very knowledgable.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he's a good guy and im glad i took his class
Hes agood teacher and thank you for a good summer session.
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
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 gives a lot of opportunity for extra credit to raise your grade and provides the resources to succeed.
He displayed the information we needed to know in an understandable, organized manner
very repetitive which I like because it helps the material to sink in when learning.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Patient and Persistent.
He always encourages student's participation. He knows a lot about this subject area.
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!
Professor Gazdar knows the material and has great knowledge of geology. He is very friendly and caring towards his students.
His passion and knowledge.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
More organization
None.
He is great!
speak more clearly and slower.
None!
He doesn't define the day of an exam. I was really confused.
Maybe just refine the powerpoints because there are a lot of repeated slides and whatnot.
Earlier notifications or a set schedule of tests and exams so students can better prepare.
Nothing really.
Overall the course schedule was unclear, so we could not set up my study plan well. So better put the clear schedule on syllabus.
Nothing.
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.
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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 would remember if you missed class or labs and would remind you the consequences
He made sure they were coming to class and paying attention to the material being presented
Professor G gives every student a chance to participate in class.
He speaks to all students. Also, all students did activities in front of students. He always supports our activities. He really help students.
I think the extra credit opportunities were a way to help students be successful in the class which was really helpful to everyone.
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 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.
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.
Professor Gazdar would always come to class early so students could ask him questions or concerns.
He always concerned about us. And he always encouraged us to ask questions.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
he is the only teacher for the class but yeah i'd still recommend him.
Yes! He's a great, caring teacher :)
Yes. He is a very understanding and clear during lecture.
Yes. Because he is very helpful of students.
Absolutely...he is such a great teacher and person in general and his little side jokes make his class very entertaining.
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. 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.
Yes he is a great encouraging teacher that only wants his students to be number one or ICHIBAN!
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.
Yes. His lecture was really interesting!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He makes everyone laugh and feel good.
hes a really nice guy, makes the class interesting and makes it easy to relate to
None
Nothing
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.
18. Other comments:
None
Nothing
N/a
He is a great professor.

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?
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.
fun field trip and activities
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 is patient
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.
he us good at keeping the students focused in class making it more fun to learn
He is very passionate about his subject.
well organized slides and lots of interesting videos
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.
Doctor g know the object of the course and he was very friend and encourage all the student to do better.
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.
He loves his students, and take care of them.
Very knowledgable of his subject and helpful.
He did very well on making sure that every student in class to particpate.
knows a lot
Very nice personality
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
get a better computer for his class room
Nothing, he did a brilliant job. I loved his class.
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
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.
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.
Move a little faster.
make the coarse more student active
He need to be a bit more organize during ppt
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He encouraged extra credit work and out of class projects
He made eye contact with every student and came up to them if they looked confused or frightened to ask a question.
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
It is evident that he wants all of his students to succeed and he is always pushing his students to be number one.
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.
He always ask if we have any questions.
When I got bad score on the test, he worried about me, and that was helpful.
Always told us he wants us all to do well and "Be Ichiban"
ask us questions
He encourage every students to be number one every class section, which personally motivate me.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is patient with students and really makes the subject matter interesting.
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.
yes I would because he is a great teacher
No. He is a very sweet teacher and cares for his students, but I feel like I learned very little.
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.
Definite yes he is a great teacher
Yes, If you want to be #1, Take his class.
Yes, since he loves his students.
Yes, he makes geology fun.
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.
only for geo majors
Yes, but only during summer section. Easy course to understand overall.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
If I had to shorten it, I'd say: a funny, sweet, and cute lil old man
nothing else he is one of the best teachers I have had at kcc
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!
Thanks so much to give us all the know logged you have to us. mana also nui
nothing
Good teacher.
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."
hes nice
Dr. G reminded me of Gandhi if he had hair. Very wise man
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  
4.41 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 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%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 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  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
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%) 1 (6%) 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%) 1 (11%) 13 (76%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
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%) 1 (6%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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.
everything. we love him
He knows his stuff
He is very Knowledgeable about the subject in Geology. Taking his class is great!
good teacher very good teacher good teacher
His knowledge and experience
he likes to joke and he was walk around us and check how we follow him
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.
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.
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.
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
Mr.G Has a Very Big Heart
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.
He made sure that everyone was paying attention and that there were no distractions around.
He is very informative
He is very knowledgeable in his area.
Mr.G know the subject area very well.
Ichiban
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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
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.
no
Mr.G is perfectly fine doing what he is doing right now.
None. Dr. G is one of the sweetest teachers I ever had.
he was awesome, I love his teaching approach.
keep up the good work
Don't jump around so much. Also it isn't fair that what's taught in class is rarely on the test.
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.
none, he is awesome.
Nope
Use newer videos in his lectures. A few may be outdated.
Nothing
to be more Ichiban
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
he take time to talk to student. he cares us a lot.
Helped when ever they asked questions
Yes, he wants all his students to succeed
good teacher listened like a good teacher
Always had availability and reminded students of that often
he was walking around us and check what we doing and how we follow him
Prep everyone for tests, gives advices through email, gives help outside of class.
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.
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.
always attentive, caring, and understanding
He encouraged everyone to do well and be number one. His personality and genuine attitude really shines. He is a great and nice person.
He showed he cared by addressing us if our grade was suffering or if we didn't turn in the assignments.
He cares alot about what he teaches
He check his email super fast.
very kind and if youre not feeling well he understands and talks to you
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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. 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 hes a good teacher
yes because good teacher
Yes, the class was overall good and provides an easy way for students to learn the material.
i recommend Nasir Gazdar because you won't boring during class time and you will interesting about Geology. he is really funny guy
YES! BEST.TEACHER! Ichiban #1, Mr.G.
Yes, of course. Because he makes Geology such a joy and an interesting topic.
YES, if you love geology I would definitely recommend Dr. G
I do and will continue to do so.
No, it's hard to follow what is happening in this class.
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.
yes, he made geology easy to learn.
Yes, his a great teacher
Yes, because he is a great teacher
Yes, Ichiban
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I like his personality and his lecture very much.
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.
Hes a good teacher who helps his students
good teacher, good teacher, good teacher, good teacher
Very nice man
Thanks for teaching me!!
Ichiban!!!
all around great teacher, he knew his topics and everything is online for us to see as well.
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.
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.
he is a great teacher.
Overall a kind and interesting person
Thank you. I will be ichiban .
Ichiban
18. Other comments:
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.
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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.
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.
Thanks Mr.G
Ichiban

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  
4.52 29 1.09 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 3 (11%) 14 (52%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 27 1.19 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 4 (15%) 21 (72%)
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%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 19 (66%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 29 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (33%) 16 (59%)
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%) 1 (4%) 1 (3%) 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%) 2 (7%) 5 (19%) 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%) 2 (7%) 6 (22%) 18 (62%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 27 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 4 (15%) 20 (69%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 27 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (10%) 22 (76%)
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%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 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%) 3 (11%) 5 (17%) 14 (52%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 29 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 17 (63%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgeable about this subject.
Hes knows his stuff
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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.
He shared his experience and knowledge of the subject effectively.
He is funny
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 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.
how he makes learning quite fun
His class can be entertaining, he has a great sense of humor. He knows the Hawaiian Islands well.
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.
love his lecture class. everything he displayed in class was available online. he is very passionate about geology and our knowledge is power.
He's very knowledgeable, patient, and responds promptly to email. Grades tests quickly. He keeps his more inconsiderate students in line.
He knows the material very well. He gives a lot of chances.
He really is a kind person and very encouraging towards everyone however he doesnt really come off as approachable or available.
Mr. Gazdar knew the material backwards and forwards. Mr. Gazdar was also extremely helpful.
his personality, the way he teach... a lot!
He is very knowledgeable in his area.
knid and smile
He is very informative
Great Teacher and know the subject area very well.
Ichiban
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.
Great knowledge of the course, having sense of humor, helping everyone that needed it.
He is really funny guy and make us to focus on work
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.
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.
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.
You will always be our Ichiban
Uses practical examples to help understand material better.
He is so nice to evey students. He taught sincerly during this semester.
Very available to his students, provides updates throughout the week and even the weekend, and provides great detailed powerpoint presentations for class.
HE showed that he really cared about the safety of students and clearly expresses that in each of his lectures
He is good in his subject many experience, and he really good teacher.
Shows concerns for students and very prompt with replaying to emails.
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
Less use of power points Take text book off the book list. We didnt use text once.
None
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none
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.
Shorter powerpoint presentations
He could be a little more organized when teaching. He was kind of all over the place when he would present his powerpoints.
Nothing special.
he did a wonderful job. he was very approachable and made us love geology.
No changes needed.
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.
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.
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.
Use newer videos in his lectures. A few may be outdated.
no
Nope
Nothing.
More ichiban
none.
Nope.
no
None.
None.
Maybe be a little bit more clear on instructions
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.
where is Mrs.G
organization of the lecture.
none
N/A
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.
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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 helped them out when asked
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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 offered his support and availability whenever needed.
Allowed lots of room for assignments
He would have office hours available and if students had any questions in class he would answer then promptly.
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!!
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.
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 was very prompt on emails, always asked if we had questions. and always early for class and stayed after if he needed to.
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.
He encouraged everyone to be number one and he really is kind, positive and funny as well.
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 cares us deeply
care in different ways and encourage
He cares alot about what he teaches
Mr.G check his email and reply to the students very fast
very nice and shows care by talking to them
Sending emails and staying around to answer questions.
Helping students that needed help, gives advice on project outside of class, preparing everyone for tests so no one can really fail it.
he was always come around and check our work because he wants to know how we follow him
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.
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
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.
always had his time open to us, and asked at all times if we had any questions. and responded to email promptly
He always encouraged all students to go beyond and gave many opportunities.
He always concerned to make the best students.
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.
he always was sure that the students knew about safety and cared about their health as well
he emailing students and talking to them
He would ask students if they had any questions during the lecture. He would also offer extra credit to help students.
He made sure that everyone was paying close attention to his lectures, and encouraged everyone to participate.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No. Very hard to follow what's going on.
Yes, absolutely i really enjoyed his class
Yes, because hes a good teacher
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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, overall is was a good class and allows students to learn the material in an easy way
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 he is fun and knowlegable
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.
yes, cool class. The experience overall is enjoyable.
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, he was a great teacher, knew what he was teaching and made class fun.
Yes, I would recommend Mr. Gazdar to other students. He's a good instructor and his course is very interesting.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
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.
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! one of the vest teachers in kcc
yes
Yes
Yes, because he is the best.
Yes, Ichiban
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! ICHIBAN MR.G!
yes because he is really good and funny. he gives you so many information.
Yes, of course. He makes Geology an enjoyable class.
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.
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.
I do and will always do for a teacher like Mr.G is priceless
Yes, because his class is very interesting.
Yes..he is so nice.
Yes, the class material was very informative and Prof.G knew what he was talking about.
yes it was a fun class and i learned alot
yes, because his class is interesting
Yes, he is very knowledgeable about the subject and is willing to help students understand the material.
I would definitely recommend Dr. G to everyone. His class was very informative.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Hes a good teacher who likes his job
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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.
Although he was unorganized when presenting, he would make some jokes, and it would have the class laughing.
He is a good person
I like his personality and his lecture very much.
dr. g is one of the finest teachers at KCC.
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.
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.
thanks a lot
He is over all a kind and interesting person
I will be ichiban, thanks you.
Ichiban
ICHIBAN teacher!
Thanks for teaching me!!
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
We love you Mr.G thanks for always making us smile and stay awake and being such a caring, loving, and sincere Host.
just thank you..GG
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18. Other comments:
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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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed the course, thank you for making it so.

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  
3.92 13 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 2 (15%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (46%)
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%) 1 (7%) 4 (31%) 4 (29%) 5 (38%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 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%) 2 (15%) 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%) 1 (8%) 3 (21%) 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 (15%) 3 (21%) 5 (38%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 4 (31%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%)
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%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 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%) 1 (7%) 6 (46%) 9 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 13 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 9 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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.
Dr G is well educated in his field. He shows initiative and enthusiasm when teaching our class. Relates information to students.
He knows the subject area very well and has a real passion for teaching the class so the students may learn more about geology
Friendly
He knows the material he's teaching. He could probably teach in his sleep, that's how we'll he knows his stuff.
He repeats concepts for student to grasp them easier
Makes the class entertaining with jokes.
Encouragement with our works and to do well with our studying.
Man he knows his stuff. So knowledgeable very good teacher
Nasir Gazdar's major strengths as a teacher is that he always comes to class. He never missed a day!
Enthusiasm for the topic.
he always made class fun,and i enjoyed the way that we were able to learn the material. very interactive!!
The professor had organized and prepared for the lectures.
He is patient
He is very kind, caring, understanding, humorous, happy and helpful!
He cares about the subject.
He is very very knowlegble.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
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.
be able to have some sort of schedule on what subject are to be learn more specifically.
nothing
None
Nothing.
A better syllabis.
Organize lectures a little more, maybe more class discussion
I suggest that he would change his text book!
NONE
none
It would be great if we could do more hands-on or interactive activities for our lab!
keep assignment points consistent.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
He offered extra help and encouraged students participation in class as well as provided a relaxed learning environment.
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
Yes, He does.
Always made sure his students were not falling behind.
He went through concept thoroughly so everyone understood
Nothing much.
hinting if we got it right or wrong.
He would stop and talk to me on campus outside of class , always there to share his expertise
Nasir Gazdar shows concern towards his students when they are struggling and he is more then willing to help.
always available and a genuine concern!
He had made good atmosphere during his lectures.
helps us when needed
Was willing to help in need and was very understanding, encouraging as well.
He replies to emails quickly and is fair regarding make-up assignments.
He always asked if we had any questions.
If were doing bad in the course he would talk to us to see what was wrong
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
Yes. Dr G is awesome!!!!!
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.
I do. He is super easy going and knows about Hawaiian geology a lots.
Yes, he's very nice,sweet,understanding and knows his material very well. Best teacher ever
Yes good teacher
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, so that other students can experience the learning that was given in the class.
YES.. As long as you are the kind of person who goes to class and pays attention
Yes I would recommend Nasir Gazdar to other students because he really is a interesting individual. He is very funny!
i have and i will continue to!
Yes, I would, because the class was difficult but fun.
yes he is great
YES! Makes me smile and happy! :)
yes, he is reasonable and makes geology easy to understand.
Yes. His classe were always very plasant.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you so much helping me and i had a fun
Thank you for the snacks and the field trips! Sensei, you are ICHIBAN!
He's awesome...
Nothing.
thank you for being a big part of my KCC academic carrer.
Thank you for the semester, Professor! ICHIBAN!!!
Thank you Dr. G for all you time and energy
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  
4.21 25 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (24%) 5 (24%) 10 (48%)
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%) 8 (38%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.8 25 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
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%) 6 (24%) 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 (8%) 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 (33%) 13 (52%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 21 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (5%) 6 (24%) 14 (56%)
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%) 1 (4%) 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%) 5 (24%) 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%) 8 (32%) 13 (62%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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.
He just unbealivable knowlegeble. A very authentic professor
The professor had organized and prepared in order to provide good lecture.
He really cared for all of his students
When he teaches us new things in class he repeats the information many times so we remember it easier.
He gave us some opportunities to get extra credit.
-Knowledge of subject was present -used comedy to gain attention
He knows a lot about geology.
He knew the subject area well and was able to fully explain the subject with some jokes here and there.
he knows the subject very well.
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.
He is creative and uses several teaching methods because he knows that each student has different learning styles.
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 knows a lot about what he's teaching. He wants you to succeed in class and is willing to help.
funny
He's easy going and tries to lighten the mood
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.
He is nice to all the students :)
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 (:
Knows his volcanos:)
He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and has easy methods for the students.
he is so helpful
knows alot about the industry very good teacher
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.
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
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 makes the class entertaining by making jokes.
He really knows his subject and you can tell he's very passionate about it.
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I think he should makes all of his tests on paper because on the computer, the students can't really focus.
Nada
None
not much
explain better on topics.
I would like to have more questionnaires in class about the subject. For example, after each slide, ask a question to the class.
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.
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.
Make a study guide for exams or make exams only based on things we went over in class.
n/a
Have organized powerpoints and go over the important things so students have a better idea of what to know.
Suggest he changes his textbook
Lecture to be more interesting!
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. (:
None
I want him to do more well organized class
needs to speak a little bit more clearer
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.
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.
A better syllabus may have helped me to understand the layout of the course, but I got it, eventually. :)
Nothing.
Speak more clearly.
Nothing much!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He makes sure we do our works on time and have good quality
He always told us to talk to him if we had any questions
Any time, accepted Students' questions.
He had one on ones with student during ppts
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.
-Being comical to encourage -supportive of students -offers extra credit
n/a
He shows concern for his students by asking if they knew this or if they understood the material.
no comment.
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.
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.
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 was available to help them a lot and was very willing to help.
always available
He had extra credit sources available and was open to email help.
He shows concern by emailing students back.
Class revisions and questions
he was welcome to answered question from all students
ask questions
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 !
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
He offered office hours and always responded promptly to e-mails.
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 encouraged students' participation and showed concern for them to excel and do our assignments.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because he is a great professor that can lead the students to success in school.
Yes. A great class
Yes, I would, because his lectures were very clear.
Yes good teacher
Yes, he's a very good teacher and is very knowledgable about the geology in Hawaii. He also makes the class easy to learn.
yes, he is a good instructor.
I dont know, he has a really strong accent so its hard to understand him.
I would recommend him to students that work well in lecture classes because personally, I would rather take a class with something hands-on.
maybe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
perfect
I would because he means well and tries to make things funny. Although his presentations during the lectures are somewhat hard to understand.
Yes, I would recommend other students to him because he is very funny.
Only to students who needs to take geology class,if not find alternative natural science class.
Yes, because he made geology fun for the class
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. He is a fair teacher. If you need help, and ask for it in a timely manner he gives good advice.
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. He is a nice teacher that only wants to see his students be ICHIBAN!
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 wonderful, kind, caring and a funny!!!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He know what he is doing and he is very passion about teaching
Good teacher, thank you!!
he's cool
n/a
I enjoyed how he had slides to visually show the students what happens in the earths surface.
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.
Chat with him about Geology as much as you can outside of class, it will help your over-all course grade.
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.
mahalo
He's cool
He is dedicated, proffesional and helpful
none
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.
Nothing at this time.
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!
Nothing.
Thank you for the semester! Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! :)
18. Other comments:
I would like to thanks Dr. G for the great class and hopefully he is doing well for his whole career.
We love you professor G
n/a
Everyone's a critic.
happy holidays
None
none
Thanks Professor G for teaching me about the geology of Hawaii !
None at this time.
Nothing.
ICHIBAN!!!

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 32546 (0)     32547 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 9 (56%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 9 (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  
4.38 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 10 (63%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 9 (56%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
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 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (44%) 8 (53%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 9 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Dr. Gazdar is very passionate with his job. I think that is his strength as a teacher.
He knew his subject well.
He knows the subject area very well.
Knows his subject well.
knowledge.
.
He always have powerpoint,examples handouts that was really helpful. Repeats himself if sumone doest understand most of all his very patient and kin to us.
He knows his Geology.
Overall great teacher
As I mentioned about his lecture, he is very knowledgeable about this subject and is friendly and personable.
He's extremely smart about the course subject. He's also very friendly and extremely supportive of students.
He is very knowledgable and shows us the importance of the subject that we were learning on
Knows the subject area well. Made learning interesting.
I has a lot of knowledge about Hawaii.
Nice guy.
He knows a lot about geology and the environment around us
N/A
He speaks well informed lectures that inspire me to pursue further information in the field of geology.
Nasir Gazdar knew the subject area.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I don't think any change that I suggest to Dr. Gazdar. He provided us anything that we need to study.
None
Just to be more clear in telling us exactly what were going to be doing.
More sample work. This requires tools and lab materials which cost money I am assuming. We couldn't test things out like in a real lab, so everything is on paper. It still gives us the idea, but a lab should be more hands on.
Nothing
.
maybe some exercise would be challenging
try to make the class easier to understand.
Not to have the lab so late
This lab was rather boring. I guess he has a ciriculum to follow though.
I think he's great. I wouldn't change a thing.
None
none
He forget a lot of things. For example, contents of next class, given assignment.
Get yourself organized.
I think some more hands on activaties would be good
N/A
I suggest that you show the cause and effects of certain volcanoes and earthquakes had on certain civieslizations.
none.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always reminds us to study for the exams. He always asked if we need any help and also encourage to send him an email if we have any questions. He is really caring for his students.
He would always ask if anyone had any question.
He was always at class to help if we needed it.
Late students, he would recognize their presence and talk with them. Regular students, he would get to know us and help us with any questions we have.
.
he talks to us in class and outside class
He would ask us if we need help.
would always have students come up and do example problem to see that they understand
He would always come around to each of us to make sure we understood the lab assignment and that we were on track
He always showed he was worried and was willing to discuss any problems outside of class.
He would explain things thoroughly and if we didn't come to class, he would communicate with us
Made sure we keep up in the class and take time to help out should we need assistance
Yes. He usually concerns students.
Willing to talk to them and answer any questions.
he made sure we came to class
N/A
By showing up to events that he plans.
emailing us a lot of informations during this semester.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Dr. Gazdar to anyone because I learned a lot from him during this course.
Yes, you would learn a lot.
Sure. If you want to take Geology he's a good professor to take it from.
Yes, if they want to learn Geology.
Yes.His Lab class is really fun.
.
yes yes yes denmark
yes his class is good and I learned Geology a lot
yes, but the lab is quite late
He is just a very good professor. Very knowledgable and interested in the subject. If you like Geology he's the right guy!!
Absolutely. He's terrific.
Yes, because I learned a lot and his lectures are visual so it is easier to comprehend
Yes. Reason being he knows the stuff well and makes it interesting.
Yes. I recommend him.
Yes, his class was fun.
yes because he understands us and will help us no matter what
N/A
Yes, he is an excellent and easy to understand teacher.
none.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Dr. Gazdar is really a good teacher. He prepare everything that we need to study. The powerpoint is really clear and he also showed us video or other materials that helps us to study.He is a very veery good and caring teacher.
Nothing
Support his department, keep Geology on KCC campus.
.
He is supported and always there to talk to
N/A
He's a great teacher and does great lectures. He adds humor to the lecture , making it more enjoyable
Thanks for an wonderful semester.
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thank you for the great semester.
18. Other comments:
Great job for teaching us this semester Dr. Gazdar. Thank you
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great semester Mr. G
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Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 31474 (0)     32544 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 28 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 8 (35%) 10 (43%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 23 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 7 (30%) 15 (54%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 23 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 13 (46%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 27 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 16 (70%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 5 (22%) 15 (54%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (14%) 6 (26%) 14 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 5 (22%) 15 (54%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 23 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 5 (22%) 14 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (30%) 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  
4.42 26 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 11 (42%) 11 (48%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 27 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 10 (37%) 11 (48%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 28 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 6 (21%) 14 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Clear and concise conveyance of material. Sense of humor. Widely knowledgeable. Resourceful.
He always encourage students to do participate.
He presents his knowledge in a way that's very easy to understand.
Provide a creative learning atmosphere in the class.
N/A
very smart .
He is very on time and he know what he teach in each time.
He knows about the subject very well and makes the class laugh with his jokes.
Professor Gazdar's strengths are he's patient, understanding, explains info very well, makes learning fun and exciting, makes sure all students understand material before moving on to next subject.
He gets back to students very promptly. He's always available for students to have access to him and always emails back. He is very smart and extremely knowledgeable about his course subject.
He knows the topic well and does a good job at explaining it.
Friendly
He knows how to make the class fun and educational. Uses real life examples in order to teach his lectures.
He gave us a lot of information using power points and other materials.
His atmosphere in class was good. Dispite his age he carried the class well
His wisdom and great knowledge about understanding of Hawaiian geology.
He is very knowledgable of the subject, funny, personal, and a great professor!!
He knows his subject matter very well and teaches it with a good attitude
knowledge of context! knows his sources!
He knows the subject well and makes class interesting at times.
Knowledge.
He is very knowledged in his subject.
enthusiasm for class, and knowledge on the subject!!
He encourage students to learn and know about the subject in class. Also his knowledge about the subject is amazing, he knows a lot and domain very well the subject. He is a great teacher deffinally
He made learning interesting by keeping the class involved. For example, Powerpoint presentations were eye catchers, not boring. This helped the material being presented to stick! Entertaining and educational, good combinations.
I think hi is good and nice teacher.
He knows the subject area well and he has never had to cancel or miss a class
His strengths is that he makes it fun learning about the Geology of Hawaiian Island by having the GEODE CD and the Power points sending it to the students by Laulima.
He is good at teaching materials in interesting ways.
none
He knows his subject well.
N/A
He is really passionage in his teaching. I think that this is his major strengh as a teacher
his major strengths as a teacher is that he knows how to interact with his students and he really really knows his subject area.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Fix pauses in speech.
Don't change. I like to way he teaches~
N/A
None.
N/A
Sometime i couldn't understand..
he is great teacher, and i enjoy to take his class
N/A
I don't have any suggestions I think his class is perfect.
None
Put more videos in to the lecture.
N/A
Extend the date of his projects.
should make more easy understand about content. hope making class schedule about dead line such as powerpoint slide. need explaine more.
N/A
Nothing I can ask him more.
I actually enjoyed his class so much that I wouldnt change a thing!
none
N/A
None
none
He could take attendance of class.
None at this time.
Sometime, he forget to give some assignment for students.
Maybe more clear on going over projects and presentations
N/A
make the course expectancies more clear
None
N/A
No. the subject is really clear. It is not make sutdents confused. A really wonderful class that I don't think there is any change that I will suggest to Dr. Gazdar.
I think it's perfectly fine the way it is.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Talked to students nicely and provided sufficient and clear answers to questions. He thanked me for doing well.
He constantly asked questions to make sure that we understood the material.
many students doesn't know when to present their topic.
N/A
Always e mail to us..
He told all his students to do home work or assignment earlier.
He would encourage us students to do good on our next exam.
He's very caring and he would talk to us after class if he had a concern and always had a good way to solve the problem.
He always checked on me and was always concerned if I did poorly on a test. He's awesome.
Kept sending us messages in UH account.
He told us to email or come see him outside of class, if we should need help, or guidance.
He always e-mail and let us know geology news.
If you were unable to make a class you were able to make it up by coming to another section later in the day
Through e mail and in the class
He always made us come up in front of the class to participate and make sure we were learning.
He is helpful and answers questions
fun engaging environment!
Made it very clear what to study for on the tests and what to expect.
always available if you needed help. returned emails promptly!
He encourage students to go front desk and take excercises on the screen. also always give a feed back, in MANY LANGUAGES such as japanese and spanish!!!!
Checked on those that were not regular to class. When they would show up he would approach them in a friendly way to ask how they are doing. That is what a professor should do even though the student is paying for the class.
He would try to get them to participate but a lot of the students didnt really want to.
He showed concern for the students by talking to them outside class and helping the students out if they have hard time understanding it.
He always welcomed students for any questions.
no way whatsoever
He would keep asking the class if we had any questions.
N/A
He always asked students to study. Offer us for help if we have any problems. He always reply email to students really quick. He is a really caring teacher.
he always encourages us to attend various activities and promptly responds to emails!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He is a good and learned man, and he is accommodating. He provides good answers to questions.
Yes. You will learn a lot and Dr. Gazdar makes good atmospheres to learning.
Yes because he is ichiban.
Yes
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Yes... class was interesting and very useful class.
highly recomment because he know what he teach
Yes because he is a very nice teacher and explains the subject very well.
I would definitely reccomend him because I had so much fun learning and I learned a lot.
Absolutely. He knows the subject topic well and is very helpful to students.
Yes, because he knows the topic well and most of all if you join his class you will have fun.
Yes I would. Great professor, funny, outgoing, makes lectures fun, and his in class games are awesome as well.
Yes, because we can learn a lot in his class.
yes, its a well organized class. Its fun but can be rigorous
Yes!! You can learn a lot of knowledge about the island you live and you will enjoy the class.
Absolutely!!! He is very nice and the subject is very interesting. His assignments are very educational and within the means of an average working person/student.
Yes, i learned a lot
Yes, he knows what he is talking about!
Yes I would. If one were interested in Geology the class is very interesting and amusing. You learn a lot.
yes because it is easy class.
Yes. He knows his subject and actually enjoys his job compared to some teachers.
yes! wonderful class
Yes, he is funny, he is smart, he's powerfull
Yes, if they are interested in Geology. Some may think he is boring because they are taking it for credit only.
I recommend him. I is good and nice teacher. Specially, he concern about international students.
yes and no. Yes because overall his class was easy and I think I learned some good information, but no because lectures are kind of boring
Yes i would recomend Nasir Gazdar because he is a good teacher and makes the subject of learning Geology fun
Yes. It was fun after all, and geology itself was interesting, too.
no. because he is not clear on the subject
Yes, because you will learn a lot.
N/A
I would recommend Dr. Gazdar to other students. He is a really teacher. The class so far is not easy but he makes everything very clear to us. He is also made powerpoint which is a big help for us to study. He showed us video everytime there is an event happen (something like an Earthquake...)
I definitely would recommend him to other students. Learning about how tsunamis occur is pretty interesting to me. There's a lot of natural disasters that happens in this world that we do not understand. But taking this class, it makes things a lot clearer. He's really a good teacher that knows what he's talking about.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a good man. He has a delightful accent. His instruction helped me learn quite a bit about the Hawaiian islands, and geology in general. I was pleased by his professionalism.
Thank you for all your hard work.
He is Ichiban.
None
N/A
Thank you so much for your teaching. I learned a lot of Hawaii's weather and geology.
I like his class.
Thank you for teaching us!
He's one of the best professor i've ever had and wish i could take more classes from him.
He's terrific.
N/A
I like he showed the video about malama aina and water in Hawaii.
N/A
I appreciate his passion in class and I have more understanding what is going on this island and how I should prepare for the emergency. You are life saver!!!!!
He is the best professor Ive had at KCC
very intellectual!
great teacher, great class!!
He is ichiban, numero uno ... execellent !!
Give him the support he needs to continue this class. Geology is an important subject and it helps to understand the Hawaiian islands and what it is made of. Take his class and you will learn.
He is very friendly and easy to talk to.
N/A
I am really happy taking his class. This is my last semester at KCC. it is really good class and good professor. I hope that Dr. Gazdar lives for a long time so that he can continue to teach us more in Geology.
He's really funny. He has jokes!
18. Other comments:
N/A
None.
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I can not say thank you enough!!!!!!!
none
He is the best teacher ever!!!
Thank you, Dr. G. I enjoyed your class.
N/A
I just want to say that take care Dr. Gazdar. I hope that every professor will be like Dr. Gazdar.
Keep up the great work Mr. G!!! :)

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35165 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (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  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
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  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
the fact that he actually cares... cares about the students, cares about the lesson, cares about learning he is a great teacher
Completed in related class survey.
His lecture is organized very well.
Very detailed, he loves the content
Kindness
He was very good in his explantations about the subject.
His knowledge of the subject and his enthusiasm for sharing it with the class
He has own unique teaching styles. these are very easy to understand contents of the learning.
he has the ability to explain material in a fashion that is memorable and clear.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
maybe the school can buy him a file cabinet so he doesnt have to take stuff back and forth from hm to class
Completed in related class survey.
n/a
none
Nothing much
slow down for students.
No changes. Perhaps more condensed powerpoints.
Better organization skills with paper work.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he asks, he talks to students and he encourages them. it is evident he cares in his demeaner
Completed in related class survey.
He is very gentle.
constant reminders of important class events
he cares about every single student
he came to students to help explain it
He encouraged students daily to complete assignments and presentations.
he gave us some field trip to understand about topic more detail as well as students.
He made sure that all material was understood and that he provided material that KCC was not willing to pay for.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes because he know the material and he cares about the students enough to try and get it across to them. also hes pretty funny makes the lectures as entertaining as possible.
Completed in related class survey.
yes. I think it's good choice to take his class for international students because he understands what they are good at or not about academic skill very well.
yes because the class was interesting and tought alot about geology
yes. he knows his stuff.
Yes. Refer to question 13
I will. he explain contents of the lecture with many examples or methods.
Yes, I would due to his ability to cover material and teach material in a way that could be understood.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
i like him as a person and a teacher
Completed in related class survey.
n/a
excellent teacher
nothing much
thats all I can say.
Thank you.
he is a great teacher and I would recommend him to any student. The only issue I had with this class is If students are paying lab fees, where is the lab fee going, the instructor paid for material that should be paid for with our lab fees and for samples of minerals, rocks, etc. If part of the curriculum is mineral Identification or actually testing minerals then why does the instructor have to pay for materials provided.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35166 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (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  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 15 (79%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He has great knowledge of geology. He answered clearly all questions right away.
same as an answer about GG101L
His knowledge of the subject beyond the course material. He was able to provide clear examples and put the material into perspective. Also his enthusiasm for teaching was evident in every lecture.
he always try to teach GG to students very unique methods. Example, power point or paper.
Honestly, he was the best teacher I've had during my two years at KCC. His best attribute was clear from the beginning, at this is he cares about each and everyone of his students. He treated everyone fairly, and went at a fair pace for our foreign students. Our field trip was absolutly amazing, and well worth going to school on a Saturday. He made sure we knew the information we were going over, before heading to the next chapter. Besides that, he really is a professional in his topic. I was pretty amazed with the information he knew without having to read from a book. He is very wise.
He's know how to give his class
powerpoints / visuals are easy to understand
He has the ability to teach and cover material in a manner that can be understood and retained.
his knowlege of the material and his concern for the students
He cares about every student and explains about content very well.
Thorough in his approach to geology
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He is a really easy-going teacher. It is good but I think he sometimes should give warming to naughty students. I saw some students were talking on their cell-phones. It was bothering me in the lecture.
n/a
No changes. Perhaps more concise powerpoints.
Nothing worth mentioning, everything went pretty well.
spend time showing things out
none
none
get the school to fund some field trips for us so we dont have to pay
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He encourage all students always. He said to all students "you should write down anything you think on the paper" at exam day. He wanted us to write something then give us some points.
His materials are very simple to understand very well
He encouraged learning outside the realms of the class. Field trips, outside talks and lectures...
he gives extra credit or some kind of opportunity to raise our grades.
Absolutely, more than any other teacher I've ever had!
he had funny power points
not showing too much about the tsunami b/c of the japan students
he made sure that material was provided to ensure retention of material covered.
He walks around and talks to everyone.
he helped anyone when needed
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
He is a nice teacher. He knows Hawaiian geologic information. I recommend his class to students who want to know Hawaiian Islands more.
Absolutely. As the evidence, some of my friends have already resisted his class for FALL.
Yes. Refer to question 13
Yes I will. he is very friendly and funny instructor.
Yes, because he will teach you the information you need to know in order to pass the course, as well as remember it.
Yes. because he knows his stuff
yes, i learned a lot
Yes I would, due to his ability to cover material and be able to retain material.
yes, he is excellent
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He has a warm heart. He is a caring teacher of all students.
Thank you!!
Thank you
He is a great and caring teacher. I'm not his boss or co-worker, but I would recommend him for a raise! A proud student: David G
nothing else he is very good teacher
none
He is a great teacher, and as I said about the lab, we are paying for tuition and yet materials are not provided nor are there materials provided for the instructor to teach well.
Thank you so much for teaching. I like your class. You're the best teacher! You're ICHIBAN!!!
excellent professor

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer I 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35130 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (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  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 12 (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  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He does care about his students, and he's very supportive. He treats his students fairly with lots of concerns. He always wants to provide better way of learning such as field trips, and gives us a lot of information regarding this field(including degrees in UH, and further studies).
He's a nice teacher and willing to help students.
cares for students
I appreciate Dr. Gazar because he gave us nice opportunity and activity. I enjoyed his class very much.He is Ichiban.
He is the utmost caring person I know.
Great communication
He passed around a lot of items so we could examine things for ourselves. I think that helps keep students engaged.
always show related video, poster and other stuff. He knows alot!
He' a great teacher.
Professor Gazdar knows his field well. He creates interesting and comfortable atmosphere for learning. He also gave opportunity for all of the students to speak and participate in the activity.
He made sure everyone filled out the assignments correctly every time, and enticed participation with extra credit.
He knows how to teach people in this subject
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing
none.
It would be nice if we got to participate a little more.
none
Nothing special.
none.
nothing much
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He's willing to help students after class and via email if any questions.
Not only is he an excellent teacher, he also makes our loooooong lab class enjoyable. We got to look at many rocks and minerals and perform acid and scratch tests. We went on a walking field trip to the kaimuki lave dome which was really interesting. He genuinely cares about all his students offering lots of extra help and always making sure were understand his lectures.
Helped outside of class.
He gave us several extra credit opportunities which was very helpful.
by talking
by the great way.
He wanted every students to speak and participate in the class. He was very supportive for those who needed help.
He paid for lab materials and a field trip for us out of his own pocket.
he was nece to everyone
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, off course! He's class is easy to get an A, make sure you come to class daily and take note. Everything will be ok.
I would definately recommend him to students. He is an smart, excellent, and caring professor.
Very knowledgeable.
Yes I recommend him because he is a great instructor and you will learn so many things in his class. He is very kind teacher.
YES.
Yes I would recommend Professor Gazdar to students because he is a master at his field and because he requires every student to participate so you actually do learn the study. He is also just simply a nice person and has an excellent characteristic as a teacher.
Yes especially taking his lecture and lab together. He'll make sure you'll pass.
definetely yes he is very funny and nie
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's a wonderful instructor.
Thank you so much. I am happy to have class with Dr. Gazar.
Dr. G, I only hope for the best for you. I never had a professor who was as caring as you. I wish you the best.
Thank you very much Dr.G and have a great year!
Nothing special.
One of the best teacher and a person I met in college.
I loved him to have my teacher
18. Other comments:
nothing
none
I had fun at the bishop museum. Thank you:)
Nothing special.
He is funny and nice

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer I 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35094 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 15 (79%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (5%) 16 (84%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (84%)
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  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 15 (79%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
I love to him. He is a awesome teacher because he can make us interest science.
He's a nice teacher and willing to help students to understand the subject.
repeating material so that i remember later
Muhammad Gazdar's major strengths were that he knew what was being taught very well. He made it fun to learn.
He explained things well. He made sure to simplify things that we might not have understood otherwise.
shows all the time video and pictures that related with the topic.
He encouraged students to study more.
He really cares about his students and always encourages them to do their best.
Very nice teacher, was very encouraging and optimistic, and told students that they are "ichiban," or "the best." He gives so many extra-credit points. He also always feeds his students.
He really cares for his students. He offers to stay after class to help whoever needs help. He is very educated in geology. He is an awesome professor who makes his students want to learn.
He is the most caring professor I've ever met. He's willing to help his students inside/outside of the class room. He always makes it sure if the students are doing ok, and always encourages us. He's very patient, very helpful, very understanding, and has very warm heart.
He's super nice!
He knows hot to teach this subject right a way.
Very concerned about his students
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing
no changes at all
It would be nice if we had engaged in some kind of group work. I think that helps with class participation and keeping us interested in the material.
none
None
Be faster when going through material and don't get sidetracked
Has a tendency to go overtime, which was fine for me but not for other students who had other commitments after class.
Nothing special.
nothing
He did a wonderful job
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He's always available via email and help students after class.
he made sure that we understood what was being taught. he also made sure that we never sat in class on an empty stomach.
He always answered any questions we had and told us that if we ever needed extra help we could contact him.
by talking
Talked to each student.
He encouraged everyone to study; took a personal interest in our lives and well-being
He would constantly ask us if we "follow that" meaning if we understood what he said. He offered to stay after class to help anyone who needed help. He gave us snacks because some of us took his lecture and lab which ran right through lunch (11-340)He paid for us to go to bishop museum so we could better understand volcanoes. He had a researcher come in an explain to us more on sea level rise and beach erosion. He took us to the kaimuki lave dome and had us do a worksheet.
Nothing special.
He treated fairly to local students and international students.
He constantly asked if anyone had any questions or needed any extra help. He was there to help us.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, off course! I would recomment Muhhammad Gazdar to students. His class is very easy to get an A, make sure you should attend class daily, and take notes.
yes, I would recommend Dr. G to students because he is a great instructor and he make the learning environment very fun.
Yes i would because he obviously cares about whether or not we are learning anything.
yes I recommend Dr,G because the student who will take this class will learn many things and he is a great instructor so.
He tried to get involved all students.
Yes! He is a really good teacher who is passionate about geology and passing on his knowledge.
Definately. Up until I took his class, I hated science. I always felt it was boring and very useless as I wouldn't be using any of the info in my future. Now that I took his class, I enjoy learning about geology and I now know how important it really is. In fact I did recommend him to one of my friends who needs to take science and lab.
Yes. Honestly, I think Geology is a boring subject to study to most of students unless they are so enthusiastic about geology, but I do recommend this class to other students. Because throughout this course, I was able to learn not only basic geological concepts, but also, more importantly, learned about natural disasters and how to be prepared for them. That is really crucial information for everyone who lives in this world.
Yes because I could learn lots of information of geology.
Absolutely YES.
defenitely yes he is really good teacher.
I would highly recommend because he knew the course material and how to teach it in an interesting manner.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you so much!!!
He's a wonderful instructor.
One of the best instructors I ever had.
Sometimes class ran a little long...I like class to end promptly:)
I want to say Mahalo to Dr.G ;)
Lots of materials.
He is ICHIBAN!!
Thank you so much for having me in your class!
He is very funny
He was a very involved and interesing teacher.
18. Other comments:
nothing
none
He really wants his students to have easier and broader understanding on this subject, so he wants to take us to field trips. Even he paid for us. Just to have students learn more. I wish school was more supportive to this.
You are ICHIBAN:) Thank you.
Nothing special.
I loved him to have my teacher
Highly recommended class

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 101L - Introduction Geology Lab Crn (Section): 23474 (0)    
1. Other comments:
dr. g makes learning interesting and fun. he is very humorous and deeply involved with our learning. he is very encouraging and knowledgeable. really ants us to learn and succeed.
Excellent teacher
Dr Gazdar is a great professor, he may seem like he doesn't pay attention but he knows, he gives you many opportunity's to get extra credit and as long as you show effort you will get a good grade.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 103 - Geology of the Hawn Islands Crn (Section): 23473 (0)    
1. Other comments:
Dr Gazdar is a great professor, he may seem like he doesn't pay attention but he knows, he gives you many opportunity's to get extra credit and as long as you show effort you will get a good grade.
dr. G is very good and an excellant teacher. very concerned with student's progress and helpful.too.

Nasir Gazdar: SCI101, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Science
Course: SCI 101 - Environmental Science Crn (Section): 23356 (0)     23776 (0)    
1. Other comments:
He is a really good professor. He was really helpful and explain really well. I really enjoy his class, and i like his lecture.

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 33621 (0)     33622 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 12 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (33%) 11 (69%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (42%) 11 (69%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 5 (42%) 10 (63%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (42%) 8 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 8 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
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  
4.31 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (31%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (25%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 6 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Gazdar's major strengths are his knowledge of the subject area and his passion for it. He also has real and genuine concern for his students and he takes his work seriously; but at the same time he is helpful to his students. He is very thourough in providing accurate information to his students so that we can understand the information.
he was nice
Kind
Final class' pizza
.
my answers is the same as the last geology survey on Dr Gazdar
He knows what he's working with and how he is going to present it. He has a rough accent but he always tries to explain in a different way until we understand it
Same as GG103 lecture class.
Knows what he is talking about!
excellent
fun teacher!
Same review in conjunction with GG 103.
He knows the material and he gives many examples to help retain the info
He is very earnest in his lecture. Also, his teaching stile makes me enjoing to learn.
Knows the Subject well
interesting guy, funny, and always helping students strive for the A.
His knowledge on the subject.
knows the subject well, makes learning fun, funny guy.
He knows the subject very well, and is very helpful.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I wish there were more class times for Professor Gazdar's class besides just evening classes. Other than that I dont' think there are changes needed for his teaching.
none
He need to more improve him pronunciation.
nothing
.
no changes
No changes
Dont show material reviewed before repetitiously. We watched the same videos 2 or 3 times, and went over subject material numerous times when we should be learning new things!
excellent
n/a
Same review in conjunction with GG 103.
Periodical grade checks if possible so we know how we are doing in the class
none, learned a lot.
Let the students participate instead of talking over them.
none, he's been doing it forever now! wise man
No changes.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
When we go through personal issues he is very understanding and shows genuine care and concern. I had to miss many classes for personal loss and his concern and helpfulness to help me stay on track helped me tremendously. Another example is during a video he showed in class one of the students was crying because of the recent events in Japan. He comforted her and took her outside to talk to her. He didn't brush her off; but instead took care of the situation right away and understood that she had to leave the classroom
he strived students to be the best
Nothing special
good
.
same with lecture class comment
excellent
yes
Same review in conjunction with GG 103.
Yes, but a few students made it hard for him to continue because of the interuptions. He stopped it each time however.
Answered students questions about the subject matter promptly.
always talked to us personally asked us about our progress in class.
He tells the students what's wrong or right.
ya always gave you opportunities, if you didn't take advantage of them, your fault.
Repeating what he says until everyone gets it.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would recommend him for other students because he encourages us to participate and this makes it more enjoyable to have hands on experience.
yes
Yes!! He is so kind.
recommend
.
same with lecture class comment.
excellent
yes
Same review in conjunction with GG 103.
Yes, because he makes it interesting and keep students engaged most of the time.
yes! he is an enthusiastic guy with a passion for geology
No. Half of the class, I'm sleeping because his class is boring.
ya, may be hard to understand sometime, but great subject and class. Get to learn some history and important information about Hawaii and volcanoes!!
Yes, you would definitely get an A if you do everything he says.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you for a great semester and being supportive of your students
ichiban!!!
Thank you!!
nothing
.
Very good instructor...
excellent
n/a
Same review in conjunction with GG 103.
Keeps everything very real...especially the news updates about our world.
thank you.
He sends a lot of emails, but now a days with technology and emails going to your phone, we had a tsunami warning and got his email, he will SAVE someone's life one day because of that.
Best Professor ever!!
18. Other comments:
thank you ^^
Nope.
Thank you

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 33462 (0)     33463 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 10 (48%) 8 (38%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (38%) 12 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 21 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 11 (55%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (38%) 11 (55%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 21 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 8 (38%) 11 (55%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 11 (55%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 10 (48%) 10 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%)
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  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 6 (30%) 9 (43%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 4 (20%) 10 (48%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 7 (33%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very familiar with the subject matter. Uses humor to keep the class engaged.
Professor Gazdar is very humorous which encouraged me to deepened my study and participation. He was also very helpful to students outside of class and even to those who are not currently enrolled in his cource. I felt that he really cared about his students.
He knows the area very well and I can understand him even though English is not his first language.
he is friendly
He know much information about Hawaiian giology, and he gives interesting knowledge for us.
He is soo enthusiastic about geology! He lives and breathes it! Good Job!
very informative
His knowledge on the subject.
He knew geology very well and relate it to a lot of everyday things we do. He explains the subject quite well and it's easy to understand geology even though it's a tedious, hard, and not the most interesting subject.
Knows the subject very well
knows the subject well, makes learning fun, funny guy.
He knows geology very well, and is concerned about students learning.
great
He knows the subject area.
very kind, helpful teacher!!
He made geology interesting and used humor to enjoy the learning process.
.
Good lectures, posts everything online so you can review on your own. Answers emails quickly, kind and understanding
he was a very passionate teacher during class
He took the time to explain to students what they should do to improve their grades in the class and he was willing to give us an oppourtunity to learn more of the material in class and outside of the classroom. He showed us samples of rocks and posters of the volcano and of the globe.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I wished that his test could be clear in words. I couldn't understand what the question was sometimes.
No changes.
none
Nothing.
none
Let the students talk to the teacher.
Keep things the way they were.
Grade checks if possible after major exams to know how we're doing in class.
none, he's been doing it forever now! wise man
Do not change a thing.
great
Explain some of the course material in an easier way, sometimes it was difficulty keeping up with which topic we were on.
n/a
none
.
none
hands on learning activaties
NO thing really has to change in his teaching skills, he helped us alot in class and was willing to email us about any updates for the class and the news around the world.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always available and willing to help students who want extra help.
He is always telling the students to keep up with their assignments and if any assignment is missing he'd find time to give the student a late make up for the assignment.
he always told students to strive to be the best
He always asks me about that I can understand or not.
Always pushed us to be "Ichiban" always strived for us to get an A!
meets the students needs
He gave out snacks during the class.
He always check up on our progress if he notice we're not attending his classes often.
Answered questions about the subject matter promptly.
ya always gave you opportunities, if you didn't take advantage of them, your fault.
By repeatedly telling students to participate in everything in class and on field trips and visits to the museum.
great
He told us how to be better in the class
yes, he always whats us students to be number one, ichiban!
We have Japanese students in our class. And he helped participated and gave us the opportunity to participate to donate to Japan. He was the only teacher that offered that.
.
Emails if you are missing something or lets you know in class something is due.
show tests and use email alot
He was available in email and he responded in a quick manner. He was happy with us as long as we were willing to listen in class and learn something. He is a very patient teacher.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is passionate about his course material.
I would recommend Professor Gazdar to students because his class is very enjoyable and I felt that the class was very tight with each other. I believe that it was because of the atmosphere of the class Professor Gazdar creates in the class. He use examples to clear his teachings.
Yes, because he's class is simple. All you have to do is listen to his lectures and take notes then you will be able to pass the class.
he is very friendly
I really want to recommend to take this class all students!!
Yes! He is hillarious, and knows his subject matter good.
good teacher
No. His teaching method is not motivating for the students.
Yes. It's a great course and teaches you a lot about the aina we live in.
ya, may be hard to understand sometime, but great subject and class. Get to learn some history and important information about Hawaii and volcanoes!!
Yes, he is a very intelligent man, and he teaches very well.
great
I guess so. As far as Geology goes, he knows his stuff, it is sometimes hard to understand him sometimes though.
yes because he is such a sweet and nice teacher
Yes, because you will actually learn something.
.
Yes, he is a good teacher and you learn a lot from his class!
yes because he teaches the subject very well
Yes, because he will take the time to explain to us about what to do in class and how we can learn outside of the class room, like going to the Bishop Museum.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's a very good professor.
thank you for being a great teacher
Nothing.
Thank you!
Ichiban! Haha, super funny guy and the kindest person I met. I'll miss him.
He sends a lot of emails, but now a days with technology and emails going to your phone, we had a tsunami warning and got his email, he will SAVE someone's life one day because of that.
He is the nicest teacher ever!
great
He's alright.
It was great that he encouraged class participation, and gave praises where it was do, and was very hands on. There was always visual items, like sand, rocks, maps, etc, that he used to show us what he was talking about. That really helped out a lot.
.
He's a very good teacher. He is always willing to help students in need and is patient with them. He takes the time to explain everything we have to know and helps us alot to prepare for the tests.
18. Other comments:
Thank you very much for teaching us. I really enjoyed learning about Hawaiian giology in this class. If I have a chance to take your LAB class, I really want to take the class!
Nope.
great
You cannot feel too sorry for student that you let them have their friend help them during exams. i think it is unfair that some Japanese student took the exams with their friend because you say they don't know English. If they don't know English then they should not be taking the classes that require English proficiency. That is not fair to them or the other students.
Thank you
thank you ^^
You are ICHIBAN!

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31492 (0)     31493 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (85%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 11 (65%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (15%) 8 (47%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (8%) 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  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (23%) 7 (41%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 8 (47%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 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  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (29%) 11 (85%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (19%) 10 (77%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 11 (85%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledge in subject and keeping the class focused. He is able to keep his classes interesting. Truly an experienced teacher.
Very good professor!!!! He made learning easy and fun! He made learning very clear!!
Dr. G is a fantastic teacher! He encourages students to participate in class activities which help us better understand the geology of our Hawaiian islands. He is very knowledgeable in his subject area he is like an encyclopedia! His method of teaching is incredible! He uses humor to captivate his students into the geological mindset!
His knowledge of the subject area
Very smart, caring for the students, and is enthusiastic!
the ability to create a fun environment to learn
clear and concise instructor, also repeats subject matter so students can grasp easily
He is very understanding and waits on you, he makes sure you get the information he's teaching before going forward. He also tries many approaches in ways to teach students because we all learn differently.
major strength are knowing the course very well. he knew so a lot about mapping too.
His personality. Easy to ask question.
1)Responsible 2) Smart 3) Encouraging 4) Hardworking
he has a passion for students to leanr and understand Geology!
he knows the subject very well. as if he been teaching for many many years
Dr. G has a very kind and caring personality. He is willing to help any students to do well in his class. It would be very hard to fail in his class because he gives many chances for the student to succeed.
just teaching us students the importants of what geology on hawaiian islands is.
He is very kind, and tends to each student's needs.
He really wants all the students to do well in his class.
his commitment to his study of geology
Very helpful and encouraging. Encourages students to do better in the class.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
answer students questions more clearly. Sometimes students ask questions and the answer he give is not so clear or is irrelevant to the question.
NONE! He is GREAT!
None what so ever.
No changes at all, great work!
none
none
no needed any changes. i enjoyed his lab.
No changes
NONE HE IS ICHIBON!!!!
He provides a lot of information in the power points that he shows in class, but my suggestion is that he should be more systematic in their presentation and do less of jumping back and forth over the materials. I also suggest that he has a list with certain requirements to grade students when they give their power point assignment. There is no standard set when every student gets the same number of points for every presentation, regardless of whether it was a presentation that was well done with relevant research, material and time put into the project, or whether it was a presentation put together with 10 slides or less, very little information, and just thrown together with little thought or effort. The class gets the idea that anything goes!
none
That he would teach more classes
More field trips to other interesting places.
nothing
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always making him self accessible outside of class. making sure we have the correct / accurate information.
He was always available for additional help.
Other than talking to us personally, he would also take the time to email and make sure we get on the ball! He is so cool, kind, and concerning.
He helped peopel out in class
He always looked around class to see if anyone had questions, and would answer them.
yes
always had snacks for students, especially those who looked like they were tired from a long day
yes, my grandma passed away early this semester and he was understanding for my missing of class and let me make up my assignments.
he went to each group or desk asking if we understand and if we are following through. he would help with patience to studnets.
Talk to them and ask if they need help
He made sure to tell students to study to participate and gave alot of encouragement in class and by email.
he was very leniant when a student had a problem referring to the class
He shows that he wants as many students as possible to do well in his class. He provides the class with good handouts, printed material and power point lectures so that we have a lot of information available to us, without having to spend money on buying textbooks.
by telling us what was important and telled me to study harder
He would always ask the international students if they needed translation, and would always ask us if he were speaking too fast and what not.
By informing the students that they needed to do better in certain areas.
He did, he also encouraged me to enroll in his enviromental studies class at HCC. I think he sees my interests in geology and thinks that i could doo well in his enviromental studies class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES, i enjoyed his class very much. The class being so interesting and fun to me, it was a break from my other class. You learn a lot of interesting things about Hawaii and volcanoes that you never knew.
Yes, because he really really cares about his students.
In the words of Shirley Temple and Alice Faye in the old film Poor Little Rich Girl, "Most Definitely!"
Sure, Funny teacher, he never fails to make me laugh
OF COURSE!!! His class is fantastic!! It's also really fun because I like his similies and his comparisons for the different subjects and terms for Geology class
yes.
ICHIBAN!
Yes, he is one of the best teachers at Kapiolani community College. Its hard to find passionate teachers now days.
yes, take his course and the lab. i would recommend gazard because he works for hard with his everyhday lesson plan and he makes the course fun.
Yes because in the class hes very funny and you are able to learn about the land in Hawaii
YES!!! he is one of those rare teachers who is more concerned for his students than his pay check.
I would recommend him because he is knowledgeable, he gives out relevant material for the course, he is kind and caring, and he gives all the students many chances to succeed in his class.
yes because of the good atmophere in the class that he gives
Yes, because he genuinely cares for his students.
Yes for he makes the class fun and enjoyable.
sure! pass in the love.
yes, because its a fun and interesting class. examples are easy to understand and related to current events.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacher!
He is "Ichiban!"
Thanks!
Gonna miss Dr. G! Very fun guy, and is always encouraging students to learn!
very nice and concerns for the students
numero uno!
He's knowledgeable of Geology.
Thank you for all the knowledge I have gained from your class!
He is the man, he is very compasionate and knows what he is talking about! and one of the most inspiering teachers I have ever met at KCC, I did not know people like him were still around, truly amazing teacher.
His kind personality is also shown when he often gives snacks like rice crackers, Quaker oat bars or candy to the class, because it is evening and he doesn't want the students to get hungry. He also treated us to pizza before the end of the semester. I think we can tell that he cares for his students. When we had the field trip to Waikiki Aquarium, we did not have to pay because we went under the UH student banner, and when we went to Bishop Museum to see the Volcano Hotspot demonstration, we went on Family Sunday which is when we get a good discount on the entrance fee. Those who went got extra credit and he thanked us for going!
thank you
He is ICHIBAN!!
His is a genuinely nice professor with the knowledge to boot.
That he is one of the most patient and heart warming teacher i have met.
18. Other comments:
++
YOU ARE ICHIBAN!! NUMERO UNOOOO!!! Do you follow dat? :) Thanks Dr. G!
ICIHBON!!!!
i wish all my teachers sounded as smart as he did for geology
Best science class I have taken!

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 31162 (0)     31474 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 19 (76%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (35%) 12 (48%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 20 (83%)
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 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 7 (37%) 15 (63%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 19 (79%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 4 (20%) 16 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (29%) 17 (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  
4.75 24 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (25%) 15 (75%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 16 (80%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 15 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Good power-points.
awesome. same as the other evaluation for his lab.
Dr. G knows Geology very well and he makes sure he explains the materials concise with a little bit of humor!
Knowledgable for what he does.
He is a very funny, interesting person. He knows a lot about his topic and makes it very easy to understand. His greatest skill is interaction, even if you get the answer wrong he makes you feel alright about it.
He is a great PhD. He has really large stock of knowledge.
Provides a lot of material through power points, laulima and class handouts. In this way we do not need to buy the text book. His major strength is his caring attitude towards students, and he is very approachable.
His class was interesting because of his GG knowledge.
He loves geology and it really shows. He enjoyed teaching us about everything he could, and that made it fun for us. I didn't think I'd enjoy the class and was only taking it for a science credit, but owners up enjoying the greatly. That was all thanks to Dr. G.
he knew his subject area very well. he knew a lot about the hawaiian islands.
Knowledge in subject and keeping the class focused. He is able to keep his classes interesting. Truly an experienced teacher.
He is very kind teacher.
hi patients
I love his teaching method. Dr. G. makes sure to be repetitive with the subject matter without making it boring. I learned so much because of how he would mix up his teaching methods. He would involve us when teaching and asked us to come up to the computer and solve random quizzes. He was so knowledgeable and was very clear with what he said. I really learned a lot.
He is very great.Teaches very well and also very understanding. His class was very fun and I really enjoyed and learned alot this semester.
-Responsible -Hard working - Caring -Smart
Made sure we knew the course material. he made studying easy because he reviews before taking tests'.
just telling us what is important
He really cares about his students needs.
He makes easy and interesting for us to learn. He reply to emails very quickly.
kind friendly funny
He is very knowledgable and is a very nice teacher. He explains things very well and helps students when they need it.
he knows geology very well. as if hes been teaching for many many years
Knows his subject matter.
He has a passion for students to know about Geology and succed!
He had many! Made learning so clear! I learned so much! I hated geology until this class! He really cares about his students.
As a teacher, Doctor Gazdar really knows his materials which makes it easier to work with us students. He always answers any questions we have.
helpful and encouraging
He explained objectives so well; I will have to say he has been my best teacher ever!!!! He adapts to all students needs and I am happy to know IO get to take another class with him.
great teacher, makes the class fun and interesting.
Very encouraging and helpful to all the students. He also knew the subjects of studies in geology.
Very knowledgeable on the subject. Tries to keep the class interesting.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing.
none what so ever.
No changes to him...well maybe more field trips in! :)
None
Try to be more aggressive over students because they do tend to take advantage of him.
His kindness can sometimes be a disadvantage because some students feel they can go and ask many concessions, and he tends to give them. My suggestion is that he should set some boundaries. In this way, the students who are conscientious and stay within guidelines will not be in the same category as those who are late or behind in their work. These are students who do not put in much effort, but get graded just as well as others. Of course, the only difference would be the scoring for the exams, which is scanned through the computer, so that means that is graded fairly.
Please remember our face and name.
Nothing really. He is good. He knows his stuff and loves teaching it. He is ichiban.
when he send us the powerpoints of the day through laulima. he should have it organized in in folders like this is for exam 1 then from these power points these are for exam 2.
answer students questions more clearly. Sometimes students ask questions and the answer he give is not so clear or is irrelevant to the question.
Please remember each student name.
nothing
I loved his class. There were some international students from Japan that always sat in the back and would talk like crazy played on there computers and so disrespectful even when people were giving their performances. I think that Dr. G couldnt really hear them so clearly but I wish they would have been stopped. I think it may be because they weren't as audible to the very front of the class where Dr. Taught.
Nothing.
nope.
none. excellent teacher
read the other one
To teach more classes!
no need
Have reviews for the tests because there is so much information that is given in the weeks before the exam.
NONE
NOTHING!
I don't want him to change. He's really good.
None! If I did not already have my career established, I would seriously look into Geology.
No changes at all, Thank you Dr. G!
maybe encourage more class participation.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Talked to student out side of class.
Email and talk to them.
He makes sure we understand the material by letting us participate and always be ready with questions.
He kept in touch via email and encouraged us to paricipate in class.
He would ask if the student is all right if something is wrong. He tries to understand people.
He always tell us that how study is important.
Gives many chances, and also is considerate and kind towards everyone in class.
he showed great concern. he always motivated us. he helped us if we were confused. he was very caring. great teacher.
always making him self accessible outside of class. making sure we have the correct / accurate information.
He gave pizza.
by being very clear in his teachings.
He has an amazing memory because even whenI had missed one class, as soon as I came to the very next class he remembered that I didn't come to last class and first thing was that he would come and bring me what ever hand outs that I missed. I noticed this with other students before that missed class. I really thought he was so considerate and ofcourse I think his memory is really sharp. I really felt that he cared about his students in general that attended his classes.
He would make sure that we all did our projects and he always reminded us of our test coming up.
ask them how they are doing and if they need help.
read the one
Always asked if he needed to repeat something or if he was speaking loudly enough.
hes so friendly every students likes him
He answered questions in class and also responded to emails they day they were sent out.
Answers emails promptly.
made sure to email students and talk to them if they had missed class.
He was always available if you need extra help. and he was so sweet about it.
He always lets us know how we're doing in class and he always makes study guides for us so we can pass.
encouraged students to study more and do their projects
He instatntly stoppped if a student had a question and was able to continue where he stoppped prior to.
encourages students participation. gives opportunities to help us get a better understanding of class.
He would always ask anyone had questions, and was available after class for one on one question and answer session.
he was available in his office almost all the time, and was always willing to clarify whatever needed further understanding.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I donʻt know.
Most Definitely!
Yes I would recommend Dr. G because this was a great class and I learned new material.
Yes, very awesome class.
Yes i would because he is very kind and funny and interesting to talk to. He knows his topic and does a great job of teaching.
Yes. Students have a good chance to do well in this course. Study material is given, and students can get help from the instructor if they go to him should they fall behind.
I already have recommended him to many other students.
yes i would very much recommend gazdar to students because he knew about the course and taught it very well. he is also very funny. i enjoyed him as a teacher and as a person. great teacher.
YES, i enjoyed his class very much. The class being so interesting and fun to me, it was a break from my other class. You learn a lot of interesting things about Hawaii and volcanoes that you never knew.
Recommend, because he is good teacher.
sure, pass on the love.
Yes. Dr. G. is so knowledgable about his subject matter and especially about Hawaii's geology especially well. When I asked him a question I felt like he actually gave me an answer that made sense. In a funny way I actually believed what he said which I have unfortunately Ive experienced not so informed instructors at KCC that I think were just doing the curriculum and rolling through it just to get it done.
Yes, because he really knows his stuff and actually for a science class he makes it very interesting.
yes because one gains a lot of knowledge from that class
yes. very easy to communicate with.
yes because of how fun it gfelt
Yes, because he genuinely cares about his students.
He was very kind and happy to help me. The subject was very interesting and I never got bored of class.
yes his class is good
I would recommend this class to anyone because this class is fun and easy to understand.
very highly. the way he teaches and talks about geology, make me interested and want to learn more about it
Yes, very caring and kind instructor.
Yes because he is a truly inspiering teacher.
Of course! Because he really cares and wants you to do good.
YES. I would definetly recommend students taking his class because geology could be kind of boring but he makes it fun.
yes, because its a fun and interesting class.
Yes. He makes learning very real and entertaining to the point of wanting to learn more.
Yes, Muhammad Gazdar was a great teacher that made class fun and interesting.
Most definitely! Dr. G is soooo helpful, he gives extra credit, and his class is fun!
Absolutely, he's a great teacher that isn't so demanding with the work, but is still very challenging when it comes to the material.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Mahalo.
Mahalo for being an awesome teacher.
Very kind guy, I like the humor in him!
Nothing.
Adorable!
Almost all the students like him and appreciate his caring attitude.
i hope he continues teaching the this course here at kcc. i enjoyed him and his class.
Great Teacher!
Thank you.
that his commitment to his teaching of geology has inspired me to want to learn more about geology.
Thank you Dr. G.! I really looked forward to his class during the day!I
Very funny very ichibon, and i really enjoyed having him as my gg and gg lab teacher as well.
Thanks for all the knowledge i have gained
He is ICHIBAN!
Thank you Dr. G for teaching me! Arigatou:)
super nice
One of the most amzing teachers at KCC, he is very helpful and wants students to succed.
He is very concerned with Geology and wants everyone to truly understand it. Hi spassion is valid. He is also very flexible with other students as I watched him give some students more chances than they needed, but not to the point of allowing more than would be expected.
Dr. G domo arigatou gozaimasu for everything! I learned alot from you, especially I like your encouragement and how you make your comparisons of geologic features or processes to pizza and mushrooms!
I'm going to miss this class, keep up the great work!
18. Other comments:
Mahalo.
I really a great time to study in his class.
He does his best to help his students. If the students do their part, they can do well in the class, and receive a good grade.
Thanks for a great class Dr. G. I really enjoyed it.
I gonna take your lab class on next semester too.
Best Science course I have taken.
Thank you Dr. G!
ICHIBON!
He is like the Pakistani grandfather I never had. He is awesome.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer II 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35166 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree