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Instructor: Lawrence Pacanas

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AMT40E, Fall 2014
AMT46, Spring 2013

Lawrence Pacanas: AMT40E, Fall 2014

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Automotive Technology
Course: AMT 40E - Electrical/Electronics I Crn (Section): 42208 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
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 course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
to utilize resources to complete given tasks. Basic electrical troubleshooting technics to build on. Safety first.
The technology used in electrical.
Learning to diagnose electrical problems in vehicles.
The knowledge of how the electrical side of the vehicle works
The knowledge the teacher had on the subject.
The Teacher! and how how he made me feel more relaxing in the class and in the shop...always there to help me with what i needed to know and learn...always available when i needed him... how he explained to us things from in the book in his own way and made it much clearer to me and the class...Great teacher! also the animations on laulima...it helped a lot! mahalo Mr Pacanas
I found the most valuable thing about the course was not to be afraid about attacking any situation or problem I may have and not to be afraid to ask questions.
It has been a rewarding class,and Mr. Pacanas is an out standing Instructor.Will be looking forward to the next semester.
Learning more about electrical. Absolutely knew nothing about it when we first started the class.
All materials and instruction provided along with hands on training.
The way Pacanas teached us was in an understandable way for not just me but everyone.
good teachers is hard to find I enjoy natef standards really learn and if I do not understand Mr. Pacanas will stop and help what I need to learn.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
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%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Leadership, knowledge and willingness to help and answer questions.
His style of teaching and explaining the subject.
He explains the subject more clearly. He answers questions with knowledge so I can understand.
We were free to ask questions
He helps us throughly when we need help with things we cannot figure out.
Always there to help me and anyone who needed help......Great Teacher!
I found most valuable and most helpful about Lawrence Pacanas was that he was always straight forward and very reliable for information or with any question I may had .
He is a very patience,and has the magic to help a student understand what is going on.
His great and vast amount of knowledge and experience. With that, he is able to explain situations and jobs that are understandable to the students thinking ability to understand.
He helped everone in the class and not just one individual and taught everyone at their standards
The knowledge and experience that he has good pasts history on cars he had worked on thru BMW vehicles also other cars , makes it even more interesting work on other vehicles or all vehicles Such a good class that I have waited for a long time . I hope MR.Pacanas will continue to teach for he is good at this class , good job Mr. Pacanas.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None.
The class is fine the way it is.
No improvements. Enough information
No improvements need to be made.
None...he was very helpful.
For me I would not change a thing about the course
I don't think their is any thing that I would change.
n/a
What they need is working equipment and more equipment for students like computers not one working when there is three need at least six computers for 15 students also working scan tools.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
24. Other comments:
Amazing class and teacher.
Great class and teacher! i highly recommend this class to anyone interested in the automotive industry. I love this class, because it helped me understand the electronic and electricity part of the automobile......thank you very much Mr Pacanas i look forward to the next class Happy holidays Mr Pacanas!
no questions comments or complaints
I just want to express my thanks. Morgan Fergerstrom.
Thanks and see you next semester.
I am glad I have a good teacher electricity for vehicles is really complicated now so this class will help me now and in the future .At the age of 48 I really need this class and at any age anyone needs this class .

Lawrence Pacanas: AMT46, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Automotive Technology
Course: AMT 46 - Manual Drive Trains and Axles Crn (Section): 42257 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the skills i've learned.my teacher
he explained and showed us techniques to do the job
The hands on work was the most helpful and the way it was thought, it was explained clearly
Making time in the shop doing hands on work
The most important part for me was just to have the time to set aside to study the subject matter.
knowledge and experience learned
the hands on work
Learning new things
the power points
He takes time showing us the powerpoint so we know our information and so we got it down.
he was really helpful and took time to let us understand what was going on in this class
explaining the technology in the class and out in the shop how things work
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
he helps out everyone and teachs very well, well prepared
He explained everything well and Helped alot with the hands on work
Making class fun
his knowledge and his teaching meathods of the field
Pacanas is easy to approach with questions and is always willing to help
Making class fun and interesting
He is very patient and helps us understand the subject more.
his teaching styles
his knowledge about the technology and making it clear to understand when i read the chapters and do the work in the shop
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none
Nothing needs improving, Great teacher
More time in shop
A workbook specifically correlated to the textbook and vehicles in the shop with problems specific to the job sheets for the students to actually repair.
no siggestion
no suggestions needed
More customers and more interesting and fun things
ALL GOOD!
none he takes his teaching seriously but knows how to make it fun
thanks for explaining things well so i can understand
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
24. Other comments:
Great teacher I've had !
You the man PACANAS
none
had good fun this year. Aloha!!!