eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Virendra Nayyar

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BIOL100, Fall 2012
MICR130, Fall 2011

Virendra Nayyar: BIOL100, Fall 2012

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOL 100 - Human Biology Crn (Section): 61221 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 7 (47%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable and Experienced
Scattered, grumpy, and unclear.
Informed. Funny.
knowledgeable, interesting, informative
Informative and funny.
Knowledgeable. Prompt.
Professional, organized, fair
Knowledgable
intellicual imformative funny
knowledgeable, direct, sincere.
Funny Knowledgeable
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 15 1.4 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%)
4. 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  
3.47 15 1.36 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 4 (27%) 4 (27%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.36 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 7 (47%)
10. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.33 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
11. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
12. Other comments:
His class was very routine like.
Wouldn't recommend him to anyone else.
Dr. Nayyar made biology interesting, each class I learned something new that was both useful and relevant to my every day life.
In my time here at Windward so far, out of a dozen professors, I believe Dr. Nayyar is the best professor I've had. I felt I definitely got my money out of taking this class, it was somewhat challenging, but I think this is what a college experience should be like (even though it is a community college). Sadly, there are other professors I've had/currently have that I feel quite the opposite about, so I'm glad I had the chance to take a course from Dr. Nayyar.
Overall I enjoy the whole lecture/scantron course type, its very straightforward and it doesn't use extra time explaining things. Sometimes I found myself wishing for a more interactive discussion in class. I wish he was a little clearer when he tells us what exactly to study, and he needs to slow down a bit to let the information settle, I noticed he would move on before many of the students even got a chance to comprehend and jot down some notes pertaining to the material.

Virendra Nayyar: MICR130, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 63284 (0)     63285 (0)     63286 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Fun, knowledgeable
Knowledgeable, funny, focused.
smart, funny, and wery cool
experienced, understanding
Good teacher, funny
smart, funny, good at simplifying
Experienced and knowledgeable.
Organized, prompt, and intimidating.
do not understand
stubborn unpersonable smart
informational, understanding.
Focused Precise
organized, precise.
insightful and well-prepared
smart and funny
Comically Intelligent
tells us exactly what we need to know
funny and nice
funny, simple, thorough
Boring, Hard
He's a great teacher i liked his class.
indifferent, callous
Knows the subject he is teaching like the back of his hand
Passionate, Organized, and Understanding.
Passionate about microbiology.
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.42 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (20%) 4 (44%)
4. 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  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (45%) 3 (33%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (27%) 4 (40%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (9%) 2 (20%) 4 (44%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (20%) 5 (56%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (55%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (20%) 2 (22%) 6 (55%)
11. Other comments:
fun class
this is a hard class with confusing material to learn, He does a good job of simplifying it and giving good examples, sometimes however he goes to fast and i found myself confused. it also seems like no matter how hard i studies for the tests i could not pull off anything better than a C, i felt like some of the questions are almost trick questions, or sometimes i just didn't understand what was being asked. this was my first science class in years so maybe thats why i thought it was so difficult. my main advice would be to try and slow down a little bit, i like how things are repeated, that helps because sometimes i would misunderstand the first time. since there is no review i would like it if we clarified and slowed down sometimes
I appreciated having Dr.Nayyar as a teacher and wish I took more classes from him. He does a great job at teaching the subject and helping us understand how it relates to real life and also helps us understand in detail what we need to know to succeed on the quizes and exams. I would recommend others take his class.
The quizzes and exams are worded to be more difficult than how he explained the material in class lectures. It is almost as if another instructor made them for an upper level class. I find it very frustrating and disappointing that he doesn't cover it thoroughly enough to help us succeed. And it is a challenge to understand what he is saying with his accent. Other than that, he is a bit funny, kind-hearted and understanding, well rehearsed and perhaps a bit outdated in his knowledge.
He is very helpful and nice. He is a great teacher
Nayar is very knowledgeable about the subject, but lacks teaching skills. I managed to pass this course without learning much about Microbiology, but by learning how to work his rubric and grading system. I should receive a higher grade than what he will give me, but I failed to italicize one word in a current event assignment, so Nayar gave me a zero score for the assignment. After class I inquired about my grade he told me the he didn't care about the grammar or content,just weather or not the name of the microbe was italicized. I strongly believe that his rubric and course syllabus needs some revising and cross referencing with our professors.
learned a lot. Very interesting.
good professor would take him again :)
Like his system of work. Very straight-forward and no surprises
good teacher!
Thankyou Mr. Nayyar for a great class.