eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Nasir Gazdar

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GG101L, Fall 2014
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GG103, Fall 2014
GG103, Fall 2014
GG101L, Fall 2014
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GG103, Fall 2014
GG103, Fall 2014
GG101L, Summer II 2014
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Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2014

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 101L - Introduction Geology Lab Crn (Section): 20648 (0)    
1. Other comments:
Very informed instructor who shows students their are other ways to learn about not just the subject alone but also the basis that may surround that subject. I had a wonderful time in this class and I hope that he stays being not just the best but the professor that every student and peer will remember.
Ichiban!
You are a really nice professor! Honestly, I am not the one who really interest in nature science since my major is finance, but you make the material interesting, and I am willing to come to class. I never seen a professor as nice as you.... Hopefully you like the bag and have a nice winter break!! :)
It was really good class!

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 101L - Introduction Geology Lab Crn (Section): 21555 (0)    
1. Other comments:
Nasir Gazdar is awesome!! Genuine teacher and has passion for Geology!!!! more professors should be like him in terms of his view on teachings
Dr. Gazdar is an excellence professor. I really enjoyed going to the fieldtrip to the Bishop Museum. He is a very kind and caring professor. He showed us the types of rocks and explained each individual types of rocks every detail. Thank you for taking your time to teach us the value lessons. I wish you the best.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 103 - Geology of the Hawn Islands Crn (Section): 20481 (0)    
1. Other comments:
Mahalo.
No course book to follow, No study guide for exams before taking it, No homework,
Most infamous instructor that I have met so far in my life.
You are a really nice professor! Honestly, I am not the one who really interest in nature science since my major is finance, but you make the material interesting, and I am willing to come to class. I never seen a professor as nice as you.... Hopefully you like the bag and have a nice winter break!! :)
I love this class
Nasir is awesome ! Very kind and giving had no professor like him before he's the best ! Every student is lucky to take his class

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Geology & Geophysics
Course: GG 103 - Geology of the Hawn Islands Crn (Section): 21554 (0)    
1. Other comments:
Overall, I learned a lot from this online course even though it was pretty rough to learn independently. There were times when I had questions but couldn't find immediate answers but it's ok because I had enough resources to study well. The exams were alright and Professor Gazdar was very good at emailing back quickly. Very fun course and rewarding.
This was a very informative course. I learned a lot! It was great that it was online too!
I liked the content and the Professor obviously knew his subject. The online syllabus and set up definitely needs some work. It's very confusing, I think it was to much copy and paste from the in campus class syllabus. The professor would respond to emails and answer questions but the overall layout was very confusing. I'm pretty sure that more than a few people dropped the class because of it. To tell the truth, I have no idea what my grade is right now and still am not entirely sure about the set up of the course, or how the material is graded. If it's what I think and just four test scores and a final project with extra credit opportunities, then the layout somewhat makes sense. The syllabus and online materials definitely need reformatting.
I really enjoyed this class because you can move at your own pace. I also liked that the instructor addressed my concerns quickly. He also gave great examples on how to prepare our final presentation. Overall I thought this was a great course.
I will be graduating next semester. Please take care of yourself and do not work so hard. I wish that HCC and KCC will give you the benefits that you want. Thank you for a great semester!
I am so pleased I took this course. Professor Gazdar is amazing
Great and helpful instructor.

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31617 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
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 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
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  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is a nice teacher and attract our interest in Geology.
shows concern for students, wants them to learn
He cares about students
He is a very kind, and energetic teacher who knows what he is speaking about.
Dr. G definitely knows his material, and wants his students to all get A's and be Ichiban! Although at the beginning of the semester, I thought there was going to be no structure and the material would be all over the place, he eventually began following themes and covering real material in a decently orderly fashion. He is a great person to experience and know, and is extremely funny and kind. He's been teaching a long time and shows his experience. He gives much extra credit, and encourages us all to think about Geology on the global perspective. He also shows many great videos and gives us a snack some days.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I think He can make a shorter powerpoint.
none
His class is not very organized and the set-up of the class assignments and lectures is comparable to a large lecture class, which is not well suited for our small classes.
It's often unclear what is due or if anything is due at all, or if it's all just extra credit. The seminars seem slightly unorganized, jumping around slides, but is still very informative. Sometimes the exams include material we have never learned, and sometimes it's very specific about a place, and I'm wondering how I should know this if I was never told. Some of the questions aren't worded well either, but overall not bad if you studied.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always provide help to students who need help.
emailed frequently, gave lots of reminders and extra credit chances
He tried to make lecture fun for students
Several times I was sick, or out due to family issues. He was extremely accommodating, and I tried to help and work around his schedule as much as possible.
He gives tons of extra credit, and warns us of deadlines and tests well ahead of time. He doesn't answer Geology questions straight up, but will eventually get to the answers. He's a good guy!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, his class is interesting.
yes, good science teacher
yes because his lecture is easy to understand.
I would recommend his class because he is knowledgeable about geology, however I would warn them that his assignments come without warning and although his class if fairly easy for an entry level class, the tests are very different from the class assignments
Yes, Dr. G is a unique and fun teacher. Although he knows his geology, you may want to take the course at Manoa if you're more serious into Geology, becuase his way is slightly baby'd down, asking us to name the continents and the oceans, and the Hawaiian Islands on a map several times, which surprisingly some people didn't know. Otherwise, if you want a unique teacher, and still learn the Geology facts without too much stress, he's the guy.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Tnank you for your help for geology class.
I'll miss Dr. G! Loved working on my GSI project for this class!
18. Other comments:
N/A
He is nice!! Class was interesting!! Thank you professor G!!

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31618 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 11 1.75 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.61 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 11 1.79 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.83 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.83 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (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  
3.73 11 1.79 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 11 1.79 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.83 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.61 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.55 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.83 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.61 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Brought us food sometimes.
Passion. He is very interested in making sure you enjoy the material.
He knew the subject very well, knows how to answer the questions he was asked clearly, emailed us events that we needed for our lap journal, emailed us and reminded us of due dates and things we need to turn in. Gave a lot of extra credit options.
He tried to show the interesting to us. I really enjoy that.
none
He is a very colorful teacher with humor and spunk.He knows his subject manner and his passion is evident.
He makes things very clear to understand.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Perfect.
Some students were saying that there were too many slides. Maybe that could be one thing to change? I always took notes and knew where to look for the info i needed, so the slides were helpful to me.
You are goodâ?¡
create a curriculum, create a course schedule, clearly identify assignments and dates of homework and exams to students, be more effective through e-mail, constantly floods my inbox with pointless e-mails, take attendance and show passion for subject rather than teaching through book made power points.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Offered good extra credit opportunities!
Emailed me and the class of our GSI projects due date, and he also extended the due date for us, reminded us that we needed to email it to him etc.
He came to the students and explains details. He is good teacher.
did not.
He helped every student when they asked
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! Great teacher and easy to follow.
I would recommend him to other people because hes a very good teacher who understands what he is teaching. Makes everyone participate, and is a little on the strict side which i like a lot. He cares about the students and them getting good grades, many opportunities in this class and if you try it would be a good class to take.
I really recommend this class!
never.
Yes, He is very fair and loves to give the knowledge he has.
yes because he teaches very well and is very helpful.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Very kind, buys food for us too!
none.
Thanks for this semester. I was happy with you! I love you!
terrible teacher, nice guy.
A very king old gent that really deserves to be highly respected. He is a kind man with a life time full of knowledge to share in many areas.
He has some funny jokes
18. Other comments:
Very kind.
none.
should not be teaching, especially at a school where kids PAY to attend the class.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 31619 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 20 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%) 6 (30%) 7 (35%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 20 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 5 (25%) 8 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.45 20 1.36 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 5 (25%) 4 (20%) 6 (30%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 20 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 5 (25%) 10 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 20 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 4 (20%) 10 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.65 20 1.27 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 6 (30%) 6 (30%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 20 1.36 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 3 (15%) 9 (45%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.65 20 1.31 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 4 (20%) 7 (35%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 9 (45%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 19 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 20 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 2 (10%) 10 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 19 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Nasir Gazdar's major strengths as a teacher is humiliating students in front of the class, singling them out while lecturing them. Gazdar is great at snapping at his students when they ask simple questions such as, can you repeat the question, do you have an extra worksheet, etc.
His knowledge
He has passion to teach.
He gets the class's attention. He always is open to questions. He really shows a passion for the subject matter.
knows geology well
He knows the subject matter, answers the questions asked clearly, concerned about students, reminds you to do your GSI so you pass.
knows what he is talking about
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Gazdar needs to make his power points useful to students learning the material. In other words, not making them 200+ slides long, having unnecessary animation slides not related to the topic, and making his lectures more clear and on topic - not drifting off topic about pakalolo or cell phone policy.
Less ambiguous questions on tests like double and triple negatives and weird questions with frivolous answers and questions that are clearly an opinion with many ways to look at the question that bring up debate.
No changes
send out a schedule for what every class will cover or an estimated date of when each subject will be covered and what is happening in those lessons
less slides :(
class is very very boring students fall asleep all the time least 4 students per class its horrible
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
No
He insists on no distractions in the classroom.
Constantly reminded students to finish their GSI presentation, explained everything clearly, emailed all resources, helpful during and out of class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No, not at all. His lectures don't make any sense, the study guides he provides are not helpful or useful to the actual exams, his powerpoints are messy and not helpful towards exams.
I would absolutely recommend him. I learned a lot and it was painless.
Yes
yes, He knows the subject well, very nice man, helpful, ICHIBAN!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
More than once, Gazdar has yelled at me in front of the class because I asked him simple questions, for example I asked him about an email he sent out to the entire class and that I couldn't open it up and if he could help me. So since my encounters with him, I am uncomfortable with asking him questions because I don't know if he'll snap at me or not. I've gone home a few times crying because I was so upset, frustrated and humiliated.
He is a very kind teacher because if I asked him something, he answered soon .
I grew to like him -- A real nice guy.
I would take his class again.
18. Other comments:
He understood about international students thinking because we were studying hard anytimes, and he hoped us .
none.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 31620 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 17 1.38 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 4 (24%) 8 (47%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.59 17 1.37 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 3 (18%) 6 (35%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 1.36 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 12 (71%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 1.3 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%)
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 17 1.27 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 6 (35%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 1.33 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 1.32 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 8 (47%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 1.36 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 12 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 1.35 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is a nice teacher and attract our interest in Geology.
He is one of the most passionate teachers I've seen at KCC. He obviously loves his subject and he is so enthusiastic about his students success.
Very passionate!!
He gave many times to understand the situation in the class. He like students.
His powerpoints are very informative. He passes around different kids of samples of what he is talking about.
He cares about students.
showed concern for students, genuinely wants us to learn
none
Professor Gazdar is great at getting the class to participate in the lecture, by getting students to try their luck with the interactive learning tool used in class. Helps to make the concepts and material clear and easily understandable with familiar analogies (think 'pizza toppings'), and does care for his students to pass the class.
Provided all the information needed. Made sure we were well prepared for the exams.
Great teacher, he bought us pizza, and taught us many things about Geology. I loved learning about the Hawaiian Islands individually, and was intrigued watching the video of the Japan Tsunami. I learned a lot of things this semester in Geology, when I had already thought I knew it all. He's a funny and entertaining professor, and his class is one of a kind. The GSI project was a great tool for the students to learn something.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I think He can make a shorter powerpoint.
He could organize the format of the class more effectively. The format seemed a little scattered and the slideshows were very long, often repetitive in material.
Perfect.
You are good!
Maybe not so many things being passed around.
none
create a curriculum, create self-made power points or lessons for teaching, create a course schedule, use a book for learning, provide study guides since his powerpoints are not related to tests at all, give us due dates and notices of when tests are
It's more of a personal gripe, but I would like to see the syllabus be posted on Laulima as well, as the paper-copy does not always come with me when I leave for school. Other than that, the class, instructor, and atmosphere are great.
He just needs to be more clear on if assignments are due or are considered extra credit or not. His tests could have less questions that are not included in the course material. Many of the questions did not appear on his slides or weren't spoken of, but overall the exams weren't too bad.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always provide help to students who need help.
He constantly encourages his students to be the best, he is very understanding about personal issues, he gives practice tests which fully prepare students for his exams. He has samples of rocks and minerals in class which are very interesting.
Offer extra credit!
He tried to give extra points to the students who miss hw. I like him!
Constantly encouraging us to do better.
did not
Professor Gazdar is willing and eager to answer questions that students may have on the lecture/course materials. Those in the regular classes may also stay for the lab class for additional learning if needed. Students are also able to visit during office hours or are able to send an email during off hours to which a reply will be sent in a quickly and timely manner. Oh, for new students, early in the year, professor Gazdar is great at accommodating those who want to learn. How many other professors would go to the length to let you in class once the semester starts and the classes are full?
Encouraged students to ask questions and provided many reminders for tests and assignments, as well as resources.
Tons of extra credit, and he always reminded us when things were due!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, his class is interesting.
Yes, it's a genuinely nice elective to take. If you want to learn more about volcanoes and a general understanding of geology, this could be a good class to take with a very positive learning environment.
Yes, so kind and caring!
I really recommend this class. He is the best.
Yes because he does know what he's talking about
yes, good teacher
no
Yes, I highly recommend professor Gazdar's Geology of the Hawaiian Islands (GG103) to students who are interested in Hawaii, as it's important to know how the Hawaiian islands were formed and what processes it is going through right now, and the multitude of effects brought about by the modern (current) age on the local environment. The course is fairly easy to follow, especially with the various resources-links that professor Gazdar provides on Laulima and Youtube. If you're interested in minerals and rocks, professor Gazdar also has a large collection that is regularly passed around the class during the lecture, so that you may observe and feel first-hand. A great learning aid, in my opinion.
Yes, made learning Geology an interesting experience.
Yes, Dr. G is a fun teacher, and you will learn a thing or two, if you don't mind some obvious and easy stuff too, like where are the continents, and planets, etc...
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Tnank you for your help for geology class.
He's a very kind person and he cares so much for his students, it's very refreshing to see that in a college level instructor.
Buys food for us, very kind.
Thank you for this semester. I really enjoyed your class. I will remember you!
terrible teacher
A great professor. One can easily see he is eager and enthusiastic about teaching, and is very knowledgeable about the Hawaiian Islands and about geography in general. Very cheerful and has no problems helping you if you have a question to ask.
Funny teacher who wants students to learn and excel!
Will miss Dr. G! And will try to stop by and see him again next semester!
18. Other comments:
N/A
Great!
He is nice !! Thank you Sensei!!
There were always a lot of resources, so it confused me which one I should pick to study and I could not know which one is important.
should not be teaching.
Be Ichiban! Thank you for a great semester, Professor Gazdar!

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer II 2014     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer II 2014     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer I 2014     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 35085 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He encouraged every student and gave us a lot of chances to get extra point. In addition, his power point was really interesting so it was fun to study geology.
He is very knowledgeable. He always says my students are smart and encourages us, but he is VERY smart. He believes in his students.
A professor's lesson helps my understanding by use of much PowerPoint and print. Moreover, questions and answers like a quiz show can be studied pleasantly. I have learned, while feeling geology close from a stone to the structure of an earthquake.
I told everything about this teacher in my GG101L evaluation.
I enjoyed taking his class because he is always cheerful. He explained each slideshow briefly and easy to understand.
He has a lot of knowledge and very helpful.
He encourages student participation and gives us appraisal. He gives a really good environment for learning because he has a lot of patience.
He is really nice personality and always think about his students.
Able to explain the information on his powerpoint with picture and facts about geology topics. He knows the knowledge of geology. Give extra credit opportunities.
Professor Gazdar open mind-ness as a teacher really helped me as a student. He encouraged us as students think for ourselves, and did not really enforce his own ideas on geology on us. But he set an example for being a person that has an open mind when it comes to subjects in Geology. Being truthful at times saying he does not know even as a person with a PhD how everything in geology works. I enjoyed his transparency.
He is a very great teacher. He is knows his "stuff" and the way he teaches his class makes it easy for us to understand.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I love his class!
It is very cold in a classroom.
nothing, because he is a perfect teacher!
Be a little more organized. Sometimes I had no idea what we were doing because things moved so fast.
He is wonderful!
I think the test is kinda long for some of it because there is a questions on the test.
It would be beneficial for him to clean up his power points, and only keep the power points that he needs. Because as a student he puts a lot of powerpoint slides up on Laulima, but does not go over them in class. It is kind of much, and can become confusing.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always gave us emails end encouraged us to be No.1
He sends students email and gives them some ideas of what grades they are getting.
Although we need to do a presentation, the professor adds the knowledge of advice and much attachment in advance. We can carry out by relaxing a presentation. There is exercises for a test and it greatly helps test study.
He made many PowerPoint files and sometimes it was so fanny and cute!
He keeps reminding us of our exam. He also encourages us to take the only practice exams and take advantage of extra credits being offered.
He always help students when they ask questions.
By being helpful and showing that he care about you and your grades too.
He would always be open for comments or questions from the students. He also gave us food, which helps our minds to stay focused.
He comes in class early to answer questions and stays after class to help us as needed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I do!!!! His way of teaching is fit me and he had humors so I could enjoyed in his class.
I definitely do. He is just so nice and respects his students. He is always willing to help them. Also, he provides food sometimes. It helps a lot.
Yes. Since a professor's lesson is easy to understand, of course, it is recommended to the friend who is interested in the geology of Hawaii.
YES!!! I will Strong recommend end him, because his class is very interesting and he is very sweet.
Oh yes! Learning in this class is fun and easy!
YES!
Yes because He is a very nice teacher. Very helpful and really try his best to make sure that the student can do his best and wants you to be Ichiban.
Yes, I would Professor creates a learning environment that is very enjoyable.
I would take his class. You will learn many things about our world. It is amazing. You will even learn safety skills for natural disasters.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a very kind professor. There is a peculiar accent in English. however, it can get used to be alike soon.
I wanted to learn more from Dr.Nasir Gazdar.
Thank you for teaching us well!
I am the ichiban!! lol Aeri
None
Professor Gazdar did a great job in teaching Geology 103. He used illustrations from food, which oddly enough really has helped me to remember the material in geology.
I enjoyed his jokes and how he would take us on field trips to get a hands on experience.
18. Other comments:
None
ICHIBAN

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 34508 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
knows his material very very well!
he has passion in his teacher, a very nice guy.
always prepared
His knowledge for geology is amazing
Knowledge is the attribute that comes to mind, concern for students not only now , but he cares about the students future endeavors.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Keep teaching!
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He works to hard and should be paid more in compensation.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
tells everyone to do extra credit when their grades are falling behind.
He is a genuine guy.
communicating regularly
Availability, willingness to help
He bought us (each class) food, prior to excursions,because of the time schedule would run into dinner.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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Definitely, who doesnt want to know about rocks.
Geology is life of the land, aina. If you want to learn about how the Hawaiian Islands came to be (born) be prepared to also learn of our demise.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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Hes a great, knowledgeable, professor. Rock scientist, doctor and person. Great role model for students.
Thank You sir for share your knowledge.
18. Other comments:
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Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 34511 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 14 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Nasir Gazdar provides many accessible materials, extra credit incentives, and current events related to course topics that enhance our learning.
He knows the subject well and encourages his students to learn
He is very dedicated to his teaching, he provides the students a very good atmosphere for learning.
Dr. G is an awesome instructor. He give us what we need to learn in lab class and shows us how to complete a task given.
he showed extensive powerpoint presentations and interesting rocks and we had a fieldtrip
patient
His major strengths were everything. he knew his field very well. he showed how much he love this subject and engage with students at all time.
His passion as a teacher.
very friendly and passionate about subjects
He encourages participation, reviews study guides extensively, and his lectures are easily absorbed.
I was really impressed with Professor Gazdar's knowledge of Geology. He knows everything! And he teaches us in a very relaxed atmosphere, what in my opinion contributes significantly to motivate us to learn more and more.
Professor Gazdar really knows his stuff and he encourages his students to explore their word and to make discoveries. His lectures were fun because he made them entertaining with funny remarks or funny PPT animation.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
To cut down on slideshow information and plan beforehand what he is going to lecture upon and stick to it. Valuable class time is lost when information is disorganized or unable to find it.
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No changes, he is very good teacher.
dont rush too much
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nothing!!! he's awesome!
I wouldn't suggest any changes.
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None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Nasir reiterated important concepts to students that will be useful for tests or extra credit to boost student grades.
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He is always making sure we understand him, he responds to e-mails fast.
Yes, he gives us study guides to help us with test and he give us extra credit work as well.
providing study guides
explain subject
he did it in many ways. he always made us feel confident in ourselves.
Prof. Gazdar showed his concern throughout the entire semester. He care for students to succeed, he always encourage students to do better, and to learn not only in the class but also outside the class. He encourage students to examine the environmet around, to be aware of what is happening around, he provides with safety tips for natural hazards. Overall he is not only a great teacher but also a great person and he gives good example to all of his students.
always available outside of class
He was available for questions and concerns. He answered emails promptly.
Professor Gazdar was very much kind (sometimes tough as well, when necessary), but overall he took good care of all students showing his concerns for those who were not doing well in class (the not so committed students).
He's always available whether after/before class, or via email.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I recommend Nasir to students who are self-motivated, able to create a friendly environment for other students to collaborate or study together. There is a giant of information available for students to save on flash drives for further review even after the course completes.
YES! even though his accent is strong he is a great and awesome teacher. if you show up to class it'll be super easy!
Yes, he is the best teacher I had so far in Kapiolani Community College.
Yes, I would recommend Dr. G to other student because he is a fair instructor and as long as you do your work you will do fine in class
yes, he's a considerate professor who wants his students to succeed
yes
Def!!! he is a great professor!
I would definitely recommend Prof. Gazdar to all KCC students, who wants to kern about Hawaiian Islands. He is always prepared for the class, he gives a lot additional resources for students to learn. H provides a great class environment and a lots of positive energy so students feel comfortable in the classroom.
yes, very knowledgeable
Yes, I learned and retained information about geology that is very useful for living in Hawaii.
Yes! He is the best teacher I ever had!
yes!! i recommend him to the other students.
Yes, he's a great teacher who makes learning fun.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I would advise Nasir to watch his health carefully if he wants to continue teaching.
loved him as a teacher!
His class have a good atmosphere, he provides good learning material such as videos, presentations , samples, fieldtrips. Excellent teacher.
Dr. G is ichiban.
thank you for making rocks and minerals interesting
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overall he is a great teacher, very funny and always made us feel comfortable and confident.
Great teacher, with passion!
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18. Other comments:
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great job professor!!!! ICHIBAN!!!!!!! :)
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Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 34513 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.58 24 1.41 Freq(%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 7 (29%) 8 (33%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 24 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 5 (21%) 13 (54%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 24 1.43 Freq(%) 3 (13%) 5 (21%) 4 (17%) 5 (21%) 7 (29%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 11 (46%) 11 (46%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 24 1.38 Freq(%) 3 (13%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 7 (29%) 8 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 24 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 7 (29%) 11 (46%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 9 (38%) 10 (42%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (33%) 16 (67%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 24 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 5 (21%) 14 (58%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 9 (38%) 12 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (42%) 14 (58%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very uplifting spirit and attitude.
He knows his subject, and has a lot of material for the course.
very knowledgable in the subject
Nasir Gazdar provides many accessible materials, extra credit incentives, and current events related to course topics that enhance our learning.
everything
He definitly knows a lot about geology.
He has a lot of knowledge about geology.
Resourcefulness , knowledgeable in his field , easy to get along with,generous . Not missing a day of instruction. Seems like the school needs to invest some of the money it makes off our tuition into new learning tools for the student to be interact ,and grasp learning material.
He knows the subject and he always created a good and pleasant learning atmosphere.
He always encourage students to do good in class but not only in class also in whole class stuff. Concern students and provides a good atmosphere for learning :)
Professor Gazdar's major strengths as a teacher is that he is knowledgeable about the subject he is teaching. He is a nice and funny teacher, which makes class interesting. He is also a very generous teacher and wants his students to do well so he helps us to achieve that through tests and extra credit.
He is knowledgeable! I dont know anyone who has a clearer understanding for rocks, volcanoes, tsunamis then this amazing man!
He knows a lot about the subject and is passionate about what he is doing
-knows his subject well -explains everything clearly -cares for the student -makes the classroom a safe and fun learning environment
Prof. Grazdar strength is definitely his passion for subject and teaching. He provides a great environment for students to learn and encouraging us to learn.
Nasir Gazdar's major strength as a teacher is that he really does know his geology. He created many power points with lots of information and he also always sent them out before the next subject we would be discussing.
Very knowledgeable about this subject. He is also very caring. He is a professor that is here to help his students succeed. He always responded to emails in a timely manner no matter what time it was sent to him.
Knows a lot about his field
Very friendly and willing to help at all times.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Have a set syllabus with all assignments and due dates on it. I had to go digging through the syllabus 100+ powerpoint just to find what and when assignments were due. Also, he sends like 10+emails a day and I never know whats important so the important stuff end up getting lost.
Please make it easier to know what is and is not an assignment. Some of the assignments were kind of hidden within the files he posted, so it was hard to find them.
slow down, more structure to the lessons would help
To cut down on slideshow information and plan beforehand what he is going to lecture upon and stick to it. Valuable class time is lost when information is disorganized or unable to find it.
nothing
The course wasn't purely about the Hawaiian islands. Most of the students in class haven't taken a geology course before but we spent most of the semester on basic geology. I think that the first month or so of the semester could have covered the basics of geology. There is also way too many slides for his powerpoint.
compensation for services rendered faithfully for decades should be , remitted to this said professor.
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I'm not too sure of any changes I would suggest.
none.
No changes. I enjoyed his class a lot!
I suggest that he makes a more concise schedule of the dates and exams. I understand that there are set backs that happen and dates may change however there were many professors that have an estimation of when the exams will be and they meet their goal. This course was very all over the place and one day I went to class not even knowing there was an exam and I was incredibly unprepared. Also I have no idea how the grading system is, he does not update us on our grades ever and he confuses me about one of our major projects, giving everyone more points than he said the project was worth. Other than being confused about the assignments he knew his material.
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None
Redesign the class syllabus and make it more clear what is to be presented from the number of power points on the actual exams.
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15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was understanding if a student was unable to attend class due to illness, and was prompt in answering emails.
He always wants us to be Ichiban #1
Nasir reiterated important concepts to students that will be useful for tests or extra credit to boost student grades.
He always interacted with students.
He let us know that he is available to answer any questions we may have through e-mail or at his office.
He would always tell students that "I'm here for you if you need any help"
Compassion, honesty, profesionalisim ,punctuality , patience.
He was always ready to help us, he gave us exercises to have some extra points, he was always repeating important things in the class. We had activities outside the classroom so we could see the things he was teaching us and learn more.
Check on us how we are doing and stuff
Professor Gazdar showed concern for his students by giving us a great study guide, which was very helpful for tests. He also offered great extra credit, which really helped me. He also responded to emails quickly, which was also very helpful to me.
Hes always available and goes above and beyond
He would email you to remind to take the practice exam that he posted up on Laulima. He always reminds students to turn in things that have not. He is also understanding when it comes to doing make ups for the exams.
He is always ready to help. He provides a lot of resources so students can learn. He encouraging students to learn and be aware about the environment. He is always concern about students.
He showed his concern for students by reminding us about the project and also offers lots of extra credit.
He would always try to accommodate students that needed to makeup a test or even take a test. He gave us students all the materials that we needed so that we did not have to buy the textbook.
Answered all emails promptly, always available for help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Nope. Super unorganized. He spends so much time switching back and forth between teaching mediums. HE replays the same slide over and over again. I stopped attending actual class unless it was test today because I seriously could not learn anything.
I wouldn't to be honest. He is a very kind man, but I found his teaching style a bit difficult.
Maybe not, the class wasn't hard, but it is pretty confusing trying to keep up with him
I recommend Nasir to students who are self-motivated, able to create a friendly environment for other students to collaborate or study together. There is a giant of information available for students to save on flash drives for further review even after the course completes.
yes
No, the lectures were really boring and hard to sit through. Sometimes it was hard to understand what the professor was saying because he wouldn't finish his sentences. Also most of the questions students asked weren't actually answered, the porfessor would give an answer unrelated to the question.
yes I would and he was recommended to me by a fellow student. The cycle perpetuates it self.
Yes. I learned a lot from him, he is a good teacher.
Yes he is great professor
I would recommend Professor Gazdar to other students because he is very helpful and wants everyone to get an A.
Yes! you wont find a geology teacher anywhere else that knows as much as he does. If I have to learn about dirt, rocks, minerals I only want to learn from him.
Yes, because he is a great instructor. His class is easy to follow along and he is an approachable teacher. He knows his subject very well and provides a very safe and fun learning environment.
I will definitely recommend Prof. Gazdar to other KCC students. He provides great learning environment, positive energy so students feel comfortable in the class. He encouraging students to learn and explore the geology not only in class but also outside the classroom.
I would recommend Nasir to other students if they were willing to go with the flow and just do everything that they can possibly do, including all the extra credit he offers. If they want to learn about geology but they don't mind not knowing exactly whats going on in class then they should definitely take Nasir.
Yes, I would recommend him to students. He teaches the subject in a way that everyone can understand.
Yes because he has a little of field work experience and has been teaching for a long time
yes, awesome teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good teacher, more structure is need
I would advise Nasir to watch his health carefully if he wants to continue teaching.
Thank you for teaching us a lot of knowledge.
Thank you Dr. G for teaching this course. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Thank you sir for confirmation in the knowledge you shared with us. It set to rest the assumptions we tend to hold on to as we experience our path through life.
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Professor Gazdar has a great personality and it makes class interesting. I believe that is an important characteristic for a teacher to have to make class fun and effective.
He is a very nice guy.
He is a wonderful instructor. Very understanding.
Great proffessor with passion and positive energy!
Although his exams and projects are very unorganized and it was all very confusing he cares about his students and he knows his geology. I did learn a few things about the hawaiian islands and more about the earth than I ever thought I could.
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Smart
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18. Other comments:
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Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2014     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31823 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.58 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is very into what he teaches. You can tell he is really fascinated by the information he is teaching us. This make is really fun and easy to learn.
Nice, Friendly, helpful.
His strenths were trying to help everyone get an A on the test by telling us to study and read into the powerpoints and the papers he gives out.
He has plenty of material that he makes available.
Knows material well Entertaining to listen too.
Very knowledgable, passionate about subject.
He knows the subject and he knows it well.
Good man
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Maybe do more activities. The entire class was based on powerpoints.
The lab class is easy, it is ok for me.
None because he is trying his best to help students excel in college
Make clear what kind of work he has in mind, if it's just in-class our turn in work. It seemed to me that had only a few things that needed to be accomplished.
Have more organization. More structure to the class. I sometimes felt we were jumping around from topic to topic
Updated equipment, and maybe some more rock samples.
He's good
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was very attentive to his emails. Emailing him was the best way to contact him outside of class. And it was very easy and fast to communicate with him outside of class.
check out if every students is on the same page, prides, candies, pizzas
He pushes the students to try make it to the lab class to push harder! to learn how it works!
He didn't really, just tell those who where not paying attention to be quiet or leave.
He would always encourage students to be number one. If you did not get one hundred percent on something then you were not done and he would be there if a student needed help. I really enjoyed that push for excellence.
Helpful
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! He was the best teacher I had all semester! He made a boring class (not my cup of tea) a very fun and knowledgeable experience.
if anyone need lab class, I would recommend to them because it is easy, and Dr. G is so nice.
Yes i would because he really trys to pushes students to do everything and every Test!
Yes, he was a bit confusing but it was easy, only really need to come to class and do the very undemanding exercises.
Depends. If people like lecture, this is a good class. but if you need to be entertained constantly and need organization. This class will be a struggle.
Yes! He's awesome.
Yes, I would. He makes learning about rocks fun.
Yes for sure
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
A nice teacher
Thank you professor for being ibiban!
He is a sweet old guy.
Heʻs a really nice guy but organization would have greatly increased my ability to learn.
ICHIBAN!!!
He takes really good care of his students and makes sure everyone is keeping up with the material.
Ichiban teacher
18. Other comments:
Thank you have a great day!
He is the numero uno professor.
Ichiban teacher

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2013     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Fall 2013     Back to top

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

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 35105 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 2 (13%) 9 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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 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.
He knows a lot about this topic.
He is very smart and kind
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
speak slower and more clearly
None.
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.
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.
Like I said above he often likes to say that he's there for us as students and reassures us that he will help us if we need it.
He showed sconcern by making sure that we did things on time and stuff.
He made sure everyone was included in everything we did. No one got left out.
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. Because he is very knowledgable.
Yes! The best teacher I had a KCC
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 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.
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.
Professor Gazdar knows the material and has great knowledge of geology. He is very friendly and caring towards his students.
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. 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!
Patient and Persistent.
His passion and knowledge.
he gives a lot of opportunity for extra credit to raise your grade and provides the resources to succeed.
He really knows the subject
He always encourages student's participation. He knows a lot about this subject area.
Professor Gazdar is a great teacher who truly cares for the subject, and fir the students.
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.
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!
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
Overall the course schedule was unclear, so we could not set up my study plan well. So better put the clear schedule on syllabus.
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.
Earlier notifications or a set schedule of tests and exams so students can better prepare.
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.
Nothing really.
speak more clearly and slower.
More organization
Nothing.
He is great!
None!
Maybe just refine the powerpoints because there are a lot of repeated slides and whatnot.
He doesn't define the day of an exam. I was really confused.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He made sure that we really understood the subject and really prepared us for exams.
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.
Professor Gazdar would always come to class early so students could ask him questions or concerns.
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.
He ask how assignments were coming along. If you had any trouble he was always open for questions.
He always concerned about us. And he always encouraged us to ask questions.
he would remember if you missed class or labs and would remind you the consequences
He remembers everyone's name. He sends email individually to give us some feedback.
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 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.
I think the extra credit opportunities were a way to help students be successful in the class which was really helpful to everyone.
He speaks to all students. Also, all students did activities in front of students. He always supports our activities. He really help students.
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.
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.
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 he is a great encouraging teacher that only wants his students to be number one or ICHIBAN!
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. His lecture was really interesting!
he is the only teacher for the class but yeah i'd still recommend him.
Yes, I would. I learned a lot about Hawaiian Islands throughout his lecture.
Yes! He is an awesome teacher, he makes sure everyone understands, and he's a lot of fun.
Yes! He's a great, caring teacher :)
Yes. He is a very understanding and clear during lecture.
Absolutely...he is such a great teacher and person in general and his little side jokes make his class very entertaining.
Yes. Because he is very helpful of students.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I hope everything is all well for this man. He is a fair person.
hes a really nice guy, makes the class interesting and makes it easy to relate to
I like his lecture because he always try to make it fun and he also answers every question we ask.
He makes everyone laugh and feel good.
None
Nothing
18. Other comments:
N/a
He is a great professor.
None
Nothing

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?
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.
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.
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.
Doctor g know the object of the course and he was very friend and encourage all the student to do better.
He loves his students, and take care of them.
He did very well on making sure that every student in class to particpate.
Very knowledgable of his subject and helpful.
he us good at keeping the students focused in class making it more fun to learn
He is patient
He is very passionate about his subject.
well organized slides and lots of interesting videos
knows a lot
Very nice personality
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing, he did a brilliant job. I loved his class.
Nothing
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.
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.
Move a little faster.
get a better computer for his class room
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.
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 made eye contact with every student and came up to them if they looked confused or frightened to ask a question.
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"
he is always available before class and after class to talk to students and answer any questions you may have. he always wants to give an extra hand to help out students that don't understand something
He encouraged extra credit work and out of class projects
It is evident that he wants all of his students to succeed and he is always pushing his students to be number one.
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. 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.
Absolutely, he is a great example of a man who does what he loves. You can tell that he enjoys teaching and it shines through everyday during lectures.
Yes, If you want to be #1, Take his class.
Definite yes he is a great teacher
Yes, since he loves his students.
I absolutley would reccomend Dr Gazdar amongother students who want to learn about how the earth works and learn about the different rock and minerals found in Hawaii.
Yes, he makes geology fun.
yes I would because he is a great teacher
Yes, he is patient with students and really makes the subject matter interesting.
No. He is a very sweet teacher and cares for his students, but I feel like I learned very little.
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
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!
nothing
Thanks so much to give us all the know logged you have to us. mana also nui
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."
Good teacher.
nothing else he is one of the best teachers I have had at kcc
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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 8 (89%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (24%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 8 (89%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 8 (89%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 8 (89%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 14 (82%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (22%) 13 (76%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%) 16 (94%)
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.
everything. we love him
He knows the material like the back of his hand.
He knows his stuff
He is very Knowledgeable about the subject in Geology. Taking his class is great!
good teacher very good teacher good teacher
His knowledge and experience
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
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.
Mr.G know the subject area very well.
He is very informative
he likes to joke and he was walk around us and check how we follow him
He made sure that everyone was paying attention and that there were no distractions around.
Ichiban
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.
He is very knowledgeable in his area.
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.
Mr.G Has a Very Big Heart
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.
he was awesome, I love his teaching approach.
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.
Nothing
Nope
no
none, he is awesome.
to be more Ichiban
Use newer videos in his lectures. A few may be outdated.
Mr.G is perfectly fine doing what he is doing right now.
None. Dr. G is one of the sweetest teachers I ever had.
Don't jump around so much. Also it isn't fair that what's taught in class is rarely on the test.
keep up the good work
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 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.
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 check his email super fast.
He cares alot about what he teaches
he was walking around us and check what we doing and how we follow him
He showed he cared by addressing us if our grade was suffering or if we didn't turn in the assignments.
very kind and if youre not feeling well he understands and talks to you
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.
always attentive, caring, and understanding
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.
YES, if you love geology I would definitely recommend Dr. G
Yes and No because he really is a great person, very kind, and encouraging, but if you really want to learn Geology then no. It just really is a messy and not organized course, or to be more specific, lectures.
Yes, because he is a great teacher
Yes, his a great teacher
i recommend Nasir Gazdar because you won't boring during class time and you will interesting about Geology. he is really funny guy
yes, he made geology easy to learn.
Yes, Ichiban
YES! BEST.TEACHER! Ichiban #1, Mr.G.
Yes, of course. Because he makes Geology such a joy and an interesting topic.
No, it's hard to follow what is happening in this class.
I do and will continue to do so.
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
all around great teacher, he knew his topics and everything is online for us to see as well.
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.
Thank you. I will be ichiban .
Overall a kind and interesting person
Thanks for teaching me!!
he is a great teacher.
Ichiban
Ichiban!!!
we love you Mr.G your are Ichiban and we shall continue to keep you in our mind, hearts, and keep you in our prayer.
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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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
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.

Nasir Gazdar: GG103, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 103 - Geology of Hawaiian Islands Crn (Section): 33971 (0)     33972 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 27 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 4 (14%) 22 (76%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 29 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (14%) 17 (63%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 29 1.13 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (22%) 5 (17%) 13 (48%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 27 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 23 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 29 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 5 (17%) 17 (63%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 29 1.14 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 4 (14%) 12 (44%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 29 1.13 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 6 (21%) 14 (52%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 29 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 6 (21%) 15 (56%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 29 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 4 (15%) 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  
4.16 27 1.49 Freq(%) 3 (11%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 1 (4%) 20 (69%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 27 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 7 (26%) 20 (69%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 27 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 4 (15%) 20 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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
He's very knowledgeable, patient, and responds promptly to email. Grades tests quickly. He keeps his more inconsiderate students in line.
love his lecture class. everything he displayed in class was available online. he is very passionate about geology and our knowledge is power.
He knew about eh subject he was teaching. He knew a lot about the geology of the hawaiian islands. So, she made a lot of powerpoint notes for us to study.
He shared his experience and knowledge of the subject effectively.
His class can be entertaining, he has a great sense of humor. He knows the Hawaiian Islands well.
He knows the material very well. He gives a lot of chances.
his personality, the way he teach... a lot!
He really is a kind person and very encouraging towards everyone however he doesnt really come off as approachable or available.
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.
Very knowledgeable about this subject.
Mr. Gazdar knew the material backwards and forwards. Mr. Gazdar was also extremely helpful.
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 is funny
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
Great knowledge of the course, having sense of humor, helping everyone that needed it.
He is very knowledgeable in his area.
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.
knid and smile
He is very kind and caring for his students. Always willing to go out of the way for us.
Great Teacher and know the subject area very well.
Professor Gazdars main strength as a teacher would have to be how knowledgable he is about Hawaiian Geology. Gazdar never had to read from a book or a handout when lecturing the class. Amazingly he knows all the subject matter by heart; however, this is also one of his main weaknesses. Often Gazdar would zoom through material while he jumped too quickly from concept to concept.
He is good in his subject many experience, and he really good teacher.
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.
Shows concerns for students and very prompt with replaying to emails.
He is really funny guy and make us to focus on work
Dr. G is a great professor. He has lots of knowledge and teaches very well. He shows that he cares a lot about every student's success. I learned a lot from his class. There are not a lot of teachers on campus as kind as Dr. G.
He is such a joy to have as a teacher. He never complains if one of us doesn't understand a certain topic. He is always so patient and eager to help.
He is very informative
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.
Ichiban
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes needed.
he did a wonderful job. he was very approachable and made us love geology.
He could be a little more organized when teaching. He was kind of all over the place when he would present his powerpoints.
To make the lectures more interactive, it was easier to remember the material when we would do the game one by one rather than just listening.
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.
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.
Nothing special.
The lectures were very boring in the sense that it all seemed very repetitive and would lose students attention. I noticed students falling asleep a lot or playing on their phones or computers. Maybe do more interactive lectures to keep students on their toes.
Less use of power points Take text book off the book list. We didnt use text once.
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.
None
none good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher
none
Shorter powerpoint presentations
none
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.
Nope.
Use newer videos in his lectures. A few may be outdated.
None.
no
Maybe be a little bit more clear on instructions
Nothing.
I feel that there are many things that Professor Gazdar could do to help his students succeed. One of the main things would be the way that he structures his lessons and how the information correlates to the exams. Many students including myself agreed that a lot of the information on exams are not taught in the class at all. If Gazdar had organized his lessons properly then I feel that I would have learned more from this class.
none.
N/A
no
The only thing that I would suggest to Dr. G is to be more specific on the contents of the exams. All of the information covered in every lecture and online is too broad.
None.
Nope
where is Mrs.G
organization of the lecture.
More ichiban
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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 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 was very prompt on emails, always asked if we had questions. and always early for class and stayed after if he needed to.
He would have office hours available and if students had any questions in class he would answer then promptly.
He offered his support and availability whenever needed.
he cares us deeply
He encouraged everyone to be number one and he really is kind, positive and funny as well.
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 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
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 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.
Allowed lots of room for assignments
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
Helping students that needed help, gives advice on project outside of class, preparing everyone for tests so no one can really fail it.
Professor G is very helpful to all students. He is concerned with students well being and showed numerous instances where he provided assistance with helping students achieve the best they could at tests, presentations, and all around success with the class. He also provided students with many extra credit activities that were very beneficial. I thoroughly enjoyed learning and taking part in these opportunities and really appreciate Professor G exposing me to these events.
care in different ways and encourage
He showed it by informing us about missed exams
Mr.G check his email and reply to the students very fast
On the last day of class Professor Gazdar gave all the students the opportunity to present our final presentations in front of the class for extra credit. I sat through two hours of presentations only to be cut off and told that I couldn't present. When I asked why, Gazdar responded that I did not email him my presentation the following week. The following week I had the flu, and was unable to make it into class. I even tried to show Gazdar my doctors note, but he joked about himself being handicap saying that he was also sick too. I explained that I emailed him while I had the flu, and he didn't respond. He had nothing to say then. That day I was unable to present with a few others that he also yelled at and humiliated in front of others. Below is an email that I sent to Gazdar regarding the presentation: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello Professor, Attached is my presentation for Hawaii's beaches threatened by erosion and rising sea levels. I really wish you would have responded to my email last week while I was sick, because then I would have knew to email it to you in advance, so that I could present today. I feel that things were handled unfairly when it came down to the last few of us after we all patiently waited for everyone else. I also did not appreciate that you accused me of completing my presentation in class, and brushed off my sickness like it was a joke. On top of taking care of my mother with cancer, a recent car accident, and me getting sick I still managed to make it into class today just to be shoed away. I understand you are the professor, but personally I believe things could have been handled a lot better. Geology Power Point Presentation Hawaii's Beahces .odp 19327K Download ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Following is his response, ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nasir Gazdar 9:56 PM (12 hours ago) Bless your heart... take care. Keep up Excellence. All the Best. Aloha. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Clearly, Gazdar has little concern for the well being of his students and for their personal lives.
he emailing students and talking to them
Sending emails and staying around to answer questions.
He would ask students if they had any questions during the lecture. He would also offer extra credit to help students.
he was always come around and check our work because he wants to know how we follow him
He made sure that everyone was paying close attention to his lectures, and encouraged everyone to participate.
He is one of the sweetest teachers I ever had. He always asks us if we understand and never gets fluster if we don't.
He cares alot about what he teaches
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.
very nice and shows care by talking to them
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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, I would recommend Mr. Gazdar to other students. He's a good instructor and his course is very interesting.
yes, he was a great teacher, knew what he was teaching and made class fun.
I probably would not recommend him to other students because he was very hard to understand and his was just all over the place when he would present his powerpoints to the class. When he would come up with examples for us to understand a little better, it didn't really help; to me, it made it more confusing.
Yes, overall is was a good class and allows students to learn the material in an easy way
yes, cool class. The experience overall is enjoyable.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
YES! one of the vest teachers in kcc
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.
No. Very hard to follow what's going on.
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, absolutely i really enjoyed his class
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, 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, 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! ICHIBAN MR.G!
Absolutely. Not only was Professor G a fun teacher that I learned a lot from, he was also very helpful and communicative for me with all questions or requests I had outside class.
yes
Yes, because he is an awesome teacher that cares about our studies.
Yes, because he is the best.
I would not recommend Nasir Gazdar to other students because he was very unprofessional, and his lessons are very unorganized. I normally give the teachers the benefit of the doubt but this class was just to scattered everywhere for me.
yes, because his class is interesting
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, he is very knowledgeable about the subject and is willing to help students understand the material.
yes because he is really good and funny. he gives you so many information.
I would definitely recommend Dr. G to everyone. His class was very informative.
Yes, of course. He makes Geology an enjoyable class.
Yes
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, Ichiban
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
dr. g is one of the finest teachers at KCC.
Although he was unorganized when presenting, he would make some jokes, and it would have the class laughing.
He is a good person
He is Ichiban Numero Uno #1
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.
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.
I like his personality and his lecture very much.
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.
ICHIBAN teacher!
Professor G has been a great mentor throughout this semester. He graciously wrote numerous letters of recommendation for me that led to wonderful opportunities. For example, this summer I will be interning at the Department of Land and Natural Resources, his letters of recommendation were instrumental in me accomplishing this goal. I'm very grateful for all the support and guidance he has given to me inside and outside class.
thanks a lot
He is awesome
I will be ichiban, thanks you.
N/A
Thanks for teaching me!!
He is over all a kind and interesting person
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
Ichiban
18. Other comments:
Suggestions include, reorganizing his powerpoints and to really go one by one because he jumps around a lot during his lectures and it happens a lot through out the semester. Also, to let students know about their progress/grades because he does not really follow up when a student asks.
I did not like presentation until taking his class. However, his encouragement and help made me positive, so I became the first student to do it in class. He helped my improvement. Thank you Doctor G.
good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher good teacher ecafe is done!!!!!!!!!!! DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really enjoyed the course, thank you for making it so.
Thanks, Mr.G
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.
Ichiban

Nasir Gazdar: GG101L, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: GG 101L - Intro to Physical Geology Lab Crn (Section): 31592 (0)     31593 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 10 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (23%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 11 (79%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 13 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 5 (38%) 8 (57%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (38%) 9 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (23%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (29%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 6 (46%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 7 (54%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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 repeats concepts for student to grasp them easier
He knows the material he's teaching. He could probably teach in his sleep, that's how we'll he knows his stuff.
he is so helpful, fun and his lecture is easy to understand.
Makes the class entertaining with jokes.
Encouragement with our works and to do well with our studying.
He is very kind, caring, understanding, humorous, happy and helpful!
Enthusiasm for the topic.
He is patient
He cares about the subject.
He is very very knowlegble.
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!
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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
sometime his class is unorganized so it made me confuse
Nothing.
A better syllabis.
It would be great if we could do more hands-on or interactive activities for our lab!
none
keep assignment points consistent.
Organize lectures a little more, maybe more class discussion
I suggest that he would change his text book!
NONE
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
He went through concept thoroughly so everyone understood