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Instructor: Jerry Saviano

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ENG250, Spring 2012
ENG250, Fall 2011

Jerry Saviano: ENG250, Spring 2012

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 250 - American Literature Crn (Section): 24095 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
3.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.83 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
3.83 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.0 6 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
12. 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  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 6 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He doesn't really.
i loved the one on one meeting where we talked about our papers.
Made sure each student tried their best on the essays.
By making sure assignments were turned in on time and setting up conferences for writing assignments.He is a fare and a very understanding person. I did not understand too much about Eng Literature and I really thought it was a very difficult class, but Jerry told me not to worry too much about it and to focus on making improvements.
He is available outside of class help students and encourages students to do their best. He also gives students a chance to improve their writings.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Students were always on the edge to see if he was in a good mood or bad mood at the beginning of each class.
His insights helped me understand many readings.
He was always energetic during his lectures. Especially in a 3-hour long class.
My likes: Jerry was very knowledgeable at what he taught. He knows Eng Literature from the back of his head. Wow, He knows his stuff. Usually Eng classes are pretty boring at times but he made it very interesting and for sure i didnt fall asleep. Good Job on that. My Dislikes: He can get a little loud at times and he comes out very strong. I think its just his personality.
I like about the way he helped students on their writing. He gave us time to make corrections on our writings as well as recommended the mentor to help us.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Loved the short stories.
Interesting.
Like I said he comes out pretty strong, but as you get to know him he is a very understanding person. He also has a humorous side of him, in class you get to see that, and you just get a kick out of him. He makes the class fun as well. Bottom line, he knows his stuff and what he's talking about when it comes to eng literature.
Overall, he is a good teacher who is widely knowledgeable even though his voice is rather loud which sometimes frightens you out of wits....
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
No.
Of course. He knows his subject.
Yes, if you can handle his insults. Otherwise, dont take his classes if you can't take a joke.
Yes, I would recommend Jerry Saviano to other students. I would like them to get the experience I had with him being very knowledgable and the humerous side of him.
Yes, He is good teach even though he does not look really friendly when you first meet him. When you take his class, you'll realize his personality is better than his looking.
35. Other comments:
He pissed me off once, but I kept it in me.
Thank you for this semester. Have a nice summer! by the way, Honey baby boo boo and penguin were funny!

Jerry Saviano: ENG250, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 250 - American Literature Crn (Section): 20256 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
12. 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  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
21. The instructor treats all 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%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Jerry Saviano showed concern for students by asking question to the students to see if students understood the topics presented in each class. He also set up appointments with each student to go over writing assignments.
By allowing us to meet with him as many times as we needed to in order to better our papers and overall our writing quality.
By asking and answering questions to see if they understand what he was talking about
Meeting outside class to help on the improvement of papers.
Always available if help is needed. Very Knowledgeble.
He makes appointments to see students.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked the way in which Jerry supported his lectures with strong examples easy to understand.
I really enjoyed the way Jerry was knowledgable about world culture, it made his classes very vivid and interesting. I also really liked the way he genuinely tries to help the students succeed. I've seen a great deal of improvement in my writing from being in his class. I also really appreciated the way he showed us how to improve our papers step by step and one to one, it made it so much more meaningful that the corrections were individual.
I dislike the way he uses the time in class, sometimes going off topic on irrelevant subjects.
He made the class very interesting. Never a dull moment in his class.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Very good professor, would definitely take another of his classes, a semester well spent.
Interesting course about American Literature. Reading stories that I would probably wouldn't read.
Overall, he's a great professor. I really appreciate the time he took to meet with me to offer guidance on my paper. Appreciated his honesty.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I strongly recommend Jerry Saviano to other students because his classes are very interesting.
Yes definitely, very good professor, being in his class betters you, your writing, and world culture and views, even if we only get exposed to it at a small amount, we still get exposed to it.
Yes, if they are able to get past his personality without taking it personally.
Yes, he's a great professor
Yes! The student can learn American Literature.
35. Other comments:
I hope to pass the class with an A or B.