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Instructor: Mohamad Aghili

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CE270, Fall 2010
CE271, Fall 2010

Mohamad Aghili: CE270, Fall 2010

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 31528 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
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 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.54 13 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 13 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%) 2 (15%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.54 13 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.46 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He cares for the students as people, which helped him to better connect with the students. He also hands back exams faster than any professor I've ever had. The great thing about his class is that the students always know where they stand in the class. He also encourages hard work and perseverance, which is essential to learning this material.
- the willingness to listen to students - was able to understand some flaws as his first year teaching
I have not much to say
He cared about attendance.
keep up the good work
At first unclear emails, but listened to student feedback and adjusted accordingly. Always willing to hear students out, IF we arent too far behind.
Interesting guy and seemed to posses higher incidents of humor.
knows how to get everyone involved
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Though he is understanding as a person, attendance is very important to him. So important, in fact, that the students grades will be lowered, whether the sickness is legitimate or not. This causes sick students to attend class and make other students sick also.
- didn't like the inflexibility of time. Especially on test days, should let the students start early (if he/she is ready). This inflexibility in time may be a factor in students' anxiety in taking tests
His class was a complete waste of time, i might as well just learned it myself by reading the book. Numerous times, he was unable to solve his own problems he gives us, and he had even by looking at the solution manual he was unable to figure out why. During the later part of the course, he started to just show the solution manual on the screen. He does NOT lecture on how to do the problems, just shows us the answers on the screen and makes us figure it out. Exams he lets us use the text book which is a plus for me but overall not a great tool to let the students use. He wonders why half the class has A's and 8 100%. The myth of having community college classes be easier than the corresponding university courses are unfortunately very true which is very sad to see. I feel his way of teaching, if you even considered what was mentioned above teaching, was very unsuccessful and frustrating. Next time I do plan to always take courses at a university level, even if the class sizes are larger. At least I will learn something. As for future advice to other students taking this course, i would NOT recommend taking it here at KCC.
He should make a better grading system (especially for tests)
hw was do-able, groups of team was kind of useless, lecture is good, but preferably wants the professor to give us good short cuts in doing problems. likewise also long cuts too.
Explain problems more clearly IF we dont understand them. Sometimes brushes questions off, if rushing.
Dont cram the last exam 2 weeks before the final
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15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He cares about students when they look unhappy or tired or flustered. He takes the time to ask them if they are doing okay, which I've actually never seen a professor take the time to do.
-had a lot of lectures and "coaching"
Shows no concern for students.
he took attendance
very good illustrations of the job force in the real life.
Gave us life lessons on why we learn what we're learning
not sure
always open to questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he assigns a lot of homework, but all the work is beneficial. Having a caring teacher is also something nice to experience for once.
-yes, in time i believe Mr. Aghili will become a fine professor
I would NOT recommend any students to take courses with Mohamad Aghili, please read the previous comment. I feel any students will feel cheated with there academic here at KCC.
sure
yes
Yes. good teacher
Yes and No.
yes good teacher
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
n/a
- thank you for all your coaching. it was a rather rough semester but learned a lot
keep up the good work.
Organize and follow your syllabus more
n/a
18. Other comments:
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Mohamad Aghili: CE271, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 271 - Applied Mechanics II Crn (Section): 31722 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (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  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
I think it helped that we had a small class and that we were able to spend time going through problems and asking questions. I think that it was more helpful to go through problems than to just take notes about the concepts covered.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Maybe just be more comfortable with that material so that the solutions don't necessarily come straight from the book. I felt that doing the problems would prepare me for an exam but if someone could memorize the solutions to the problems and rewrite them on an exam it didn't necessarily reflect their understanding of the material.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was available for office hours and was willing to answer students' questions during class for further clarification.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, while the course matter is difficult, I felt that the concepts were explained in a manner that made it easier to understand. We were able to go through problems and apply the concepts to know how and when to use the equations.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No survey responses were found.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.