eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Christopher Guay

Available Survey Results

BIOC141, Fall 2014
CHEM161, Fall 2014
CHEM161, Fall 2014
CHEM161L, Fall 2014
CHEM161L, Fall 2014
CHEM161, Spring 2014
CHEM161, Spring 2014
CHEM161L, Spring 2014
CHEM161L, Spring 2014
CHEM162, Spring 2014
CHEM161, Fall 2013
CHEM161, Fall 2013
CHEM161L, Fall 2013
CHEM161L, Fall 2013
CHEM161, Spring 2013
CHEM161L, Spring 2013

Christopher Guay: BIOC141, Fall 2014

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOC 141 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 62368 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Responsive, Caring, Honest
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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. Other comments:
I didn't feel like the short quizzes on Laulima added much to the course. They should not have been worth 20% of our grade. Thank you for a great semester and good luck with your future courses at WCC.

Christopher Guay: CHEM161, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 62034 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
understanding, fair, knowledgable
fun and helpful made me remember how to work out problems
knowledgeable & understanding
Patient and understanding.
Fast talker, funny.
Patient, Funny, Brilliant
Knowledgable, fair, approachable
helpful
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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
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  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
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%)
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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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%)
11. Other comments:
I really enjoyed Professor Guay's course. It was refreshing to have a professor that genuinely cares about his students understanding the material and passing the course. This is my 3rd/4th time taking a general chemistry course and his teaching methods were the most helpful to me fully comprehending the subject, as well as keeping with the material/assignments. Thank you Professor!
great teacher, would take other chemistry classes from him again
A good class that requires lots of practice.
An AMAZING professor. He take extra time out of his busy schedule just to make sure that his students are passing. It is clear that he knows his material well and overall he is just a kind person. I wish I were able to take another of his courses.
Professor Guay is one of the best teachers I've had. Chemistry is a hard subject for me and he has helped me and been available for all my extra help. Just is willingness to help alone makes him a good teacher. He breaks down difficult concepts efficiently and makes chemistry fun!
Really great class

Christopher Guay: CHEM161, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 62233 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
AWESOME!!!
He does his best to help students, he is very knowledgeable on the subject, and I think he has good personality that is important to be a teacher.
nice, knowledgeable, relatable
enthusiastic, engaging
Thorough, Clear, Knowledgable
Intelligent helpful fair
Thorough and understanding
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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
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  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for 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%)
7. 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%)
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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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%)
11. Other comments:
He is a real good teacher and knows his material, he is really helpful and a good teacher.
Although this course covers a large volume of material, the instructor tries his best to help students. His office is always packed with students, and he always works with students. He answers all the questions that students have, and he is very helpful and knowledgeable on the subject. I found many things that I can apply for things in real life from my learning in this course. Although the course is very challenging, it is very enjoyable. The coursework helps enlighten life. Thank you very much. The information on his lecture slides is nicely organized and very useful, and I liked the way students were not required to purchase the book, but have the choice to buy the book when they felt they need the book.
Loved taking the class from Guay. He is a great instructor.
Honestly, he speaks a little too fast sometimes, and I feel like it may be because the scope of the class is so large. There was way more than enough content for us to cover in one semester. We skipped a few sections so that we could stay on schedule, yet we still weren't able to finish all of the material for the class. I think the content needs to be trimmed down a bit to make sure that there's enough time to cover everything in class.
Chris was very thorough in his explanations of the subject matter. In my opinion, a little too thorough, for the most part everything made since after the first if not the second explanation, but there often was three or four explanations of the same concept. Although I wouldn't necessarily say this is bad considering how difficult chemistry can be, it was just a little annoying and I think is part of why our class fell behind. However, I found it hard to come to class when more often than not, the homework that was due for the week was a week or two ahead of the class. This meant that I had to study the material while doing the homework (which means I don't get that useful repetition homework offers) in order to finish on time. Because I had already studied it, I no longer had a reason to go in besides receive attendance. I'm just a little angry that this worked out this way because I'd prefer to learn in class and then use the homework as a means to study the material. That all being said, Chris was very good at explaining the concepts he taught, and was incredibly lenient with our class (including in regards to the homework which he's letting us turn in late because it's ahead of schedule).

Christopher Guay: CHEM161L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I Crn (Section): 62194 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable & understanding
Helpful and Encouraging
prepared effective helpful
Supportive, Understanding, Clear
Clear, fair, helpful
Organized, Helpful
intelligent experienced helpful
Helpful, Passionate, Organized
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
7. The instructor is available for help 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%)
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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 stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
11. Other comments:
great teacher, would take other chemistry classes from him again
Best teacher I have had yet :) I am embarrassed by the mistakes I've made in class, but you have never let me feel bad. I enjoy learning in your classes!!!!
The lab was great. Event though my lecture came after the lab, I still felt okay about going into the lab because he explained everything before the actual procedure, and was available to everyone who had questions.
The only thing I didn't like about the class was that I had to read about the material myself before being taught it in lecture in order to perform the lab. For this reason, I often did poorly on the prelab quiz. I know it's a college course, but I would have liked to have felt better prepared every week for the lab beforehand.
Strongly recommend him to all students that ask :)

Christopher Guay: CHEM161L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I Crn (Section): 62234 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
AWESOME!
Best teacher ever.
Helpful, nice, intelligent
Approachable, Encouraging
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  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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%)
11. Other comments:
He is well organized and ready to teach, also he is well prepared for the class. I would recommend him to other students.
His lecture is a LOT of information to take in, and sometimes I had a trouble relating it to the lab, but Guay was always willing to help me understand the material better. Incredible professor, I have recommended him to several of my friends who were deciding between taking his class and a Chem class at another community college.
He is fair and accommodating. The exams we are given are well structured for a lab and are consistent with the lecture course. He places an emphasis on spending time in the lab and moves well between groups providing assistance.

Christopher Guay: CHEM161, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 60132 (0)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
3. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
4. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
5. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
7. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 10 (83%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
10. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
13. The instructor is friendly.
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%)
14. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
15. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
18. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
19. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Understanding, Knowledgeable, Friendly
knowledgeable, helpful, fair
knowledgable empathetic fair
Kind, friendly, helpful
cool, friendly
Precise, smart, and explanations.
Outstanding and very mindful to the needs of his students
Smart Respectful Friendly
21. 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  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
23. 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  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
24. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
25. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
26. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
27. 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  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
28. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
29. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
30. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 12 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
31. Other comments:
Mr. Guay was super cool, but all the problems that were assigned in mastering chemistry were not similar to questions on the exams.
I would say the best Chem professor I've ever had

Christopher Guay: CHEM161, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 60237 (0)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
3. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
4. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
5. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
10. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 16 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
14. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
15. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 16 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
18. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
19. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable, patient, understanding
nice and fair
Intelligent. Care.
The professor was very approachable and always willing to help or provide feedback.
Very friendly
Bad ass dude
Enthusiastic, Engaging,
Knowledgeable, Kind
Knowledgeable Friendly Fast Lecturer
Smart, clear
professional, organized, understanding.
21. 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  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
23. 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  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
24. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
25. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
26. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
27. 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  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
28. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
29. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
30. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
31. Other comments:
A challenging class but interesting none the less
I wish he returned our homework sooner.
Great teacher!
He is very easygoing and accessible to students.
Great teacher who is constantly engaging the students to stimulate our thinking, answers questions clearly and explains them in ways that are easily understandable.
flash drive course material is terrible.
Very good class and teacher

Christopher Guay: CHEM161L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I Crn (Section): 60134 (0)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
2. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
3. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
4. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
6. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
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%)
7. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%)
9. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
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%)
14. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
15. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Precise, explanatory, and smart
Dr. Guay makes everything in the Lab simple but yet very challenging. I would take another Chem class from this professor anytime.
sincere patient engaging
good teacher
Smart, clear
Knowledgable Engaging Funny
knowledgeable and freindly
16. 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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
17. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
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%)
18. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
19. 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  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
20. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 10 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
21. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
22. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
23. 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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
24. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
25. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
26. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%)
27. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
28. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
29. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
30. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 10 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
31. Other comments:
I've learned a great deal from this class
I enjoyed learning about the soil sampling
great lab!

Christopher Guay: CHEM161L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I Crn (Section): 60238 (0)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
2. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
3. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
4. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
6. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 13 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
7. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
8. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
9. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 13 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
11. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
12. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
15. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Understanding, Patient
Friendly Approachable available
bad ass dude
very easygoing
knowledgeable
Knowledgeable Available for help
16. 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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
17. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
18. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
19. 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  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
20. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
21. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
22. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
23. 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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
24. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
25. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
26. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
27. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
28. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
29. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
30. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
31. Other comments:
A good class, and the amount of time given is useful.
He is very helpful and forgiving.
Good course, straight forward and easy to grasp.

Christopher Guay: CHEM162, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Crn (Section): 60711 (0)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
3. I learned a lot in this course.
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. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
5. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
6. The instructor gives clear explanations.
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%)
7. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
11. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
12. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
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%)
13. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
14. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
15. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
16. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
18. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
19. Talking to the instructor during office hours was helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Brilliant and great at explaining material.
Genuine, Intelligent, Funny
knowledgeable, thorough, helpful
Understanding, Helpful, Approachable
Best Professor Ever :)
the man
friendly, helpful, hardworking
genius, upbeat, loves teaching
Smart, Funny, Kool
Flexible, good teacher
21. 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  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
22. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
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%)
23. 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  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
24. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
25. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
26. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
27. 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  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
28. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
29. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
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%)
30. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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%)
31. Other comments:
Awesome teacher
Christopher Guay, who goes by Chris, is one of my favorite teachers. I was lucky enough to have him for both chem 161 and 162 and during the two semesters he has helped me with the course material outside of class, course materials from other subjects, and even some of my personal problems all on his time (usually interrupting his lunch). I would definitely recommend Chris to any of my friends who plan on taking chemistry as he was recommended to me.
I love all your analogies, you really try to help your students understand the concepts of chemistry. I also appreciated how understanding you were to each students specific needs. You go above and beyond to help your students succeed.
Chris is one of the most understanding persons I have ever met. He is very approachable, friendly, and REALLY SMART. I can tell that he enjoys teaching us, EVERY DAY! He always encourages us to ask questions and gets us to participate with our in-class examples. He has awesome powerpoints! It is very detailed, clear and organized. It is a great reference to look back on when doing homework, especially mastering chemistry. Also he is always willing to make accommodations or work around things, should a student have any problems. He really cares about us students and really wants us to understand the material. He has a great sense of humor and funny chem jokes. If I could make one suggestion, I would say that we need separate SI for each CHEM 162. It was kind of hard going to SI when Colmanares students were going over material we did not cover yet. BUT other than that class with Chris this semester was great! He should definitely be a permanent teacher here at WCC because he loves it I can tell! HE DESERVES IT!!!
from taking 161 the semester before i can see Chris getting better at teaching
CHEM 162 is much more challenging than CHEM 161, and Chris does a great job at teaching and explaining these difficult concepts while keeping students engaged and interested. I appreciate that he creates his own detailed slide presentations and has them available for download after lecture. For future classes it would be helpful to have these slides available prior to lecture. Having taken both CHEM 161 and 162 from Chris, I feel prepared for higher level chemistry courses. I would highly recommend students to take classes from Chris!
I really enjoyed the class. I encourage to continue not using the DVD or Flashdrive all that much. The Flash drive caused me so many problems and headaches in chem 161. The mastering chem was really good though!

Christopher Guay: CHEM161, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 64055 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
intelligent - knows a lot about chemistry, physics, math, he knows so much! caring - always willing to work with us students. if we ever had a problem with anything he would be so understanding and accommodate!
Informative. Helpful.
Accomodating, passionate and kind
Helpful, funny, informative
Knowledgeable, but unorganized.
Amazing, interesting
Helpful, friendly
funny informative
Knowledgeable Understanding Great teacher
Interactive, Approachable, Helpful!
awsome, amazing
Always helpful to students
Thorough, patient, diverse
knowledgeable, nice, humorous
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  
4.44 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (56%) 7 (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  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
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  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
11. Other comments:
To be honest, I was really nervous about taking this class with Chris only because of how tough he was from the previous semester. But I now can tell you that he has surpassed my expectations and he is one of the best teachers I ever had in my life. He clearly knows his chemistry, physics and math. The power point slides that he created for us are AMAZING! You can tell that he put so much effort into making these slides for us. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT CHRIS! Take a look at his slides its color coated, with arrows, animation. He thought of everything possible when making these slides! They are sooo detailed, which is what we students need. We need to see all the steps to see how all this chemistry stuff works. He worked really hard on each and every slide!!!! Also he is a very good lecturer, he has a great sense of humor and i love the jokes that he makes about chemistry to try and get us to understand the material. I like that he really wants us to understand. You can tell he cares about all of his students. He makes great study guides for his tests. He is very approachable and always willing to help us outside of class! I am glad I took this class with Chris, he made this class enjoyable and interesting. I enjoyed all the lectures! Keep up the good work!!! I am looking forward to CHEM 162 with you next semester!
He is a very passionate professor who wants us to do good in the class.
This course needs serious help in two ways. 1. Professor Guay is obviously knowledgeable and a decent lecturer but is very disorganized. Assignments posted late or in different places, grades not posted, homework and tests not graded and returned in a timely manner, assignments never announced, announcements that he will post information or extra credit assignments on Laulima but never doing so; these are but some of the examples. 2. The materials for this course are terrible. We have to purchase a flash drive with a computer based textbook, an on-line textbook, and a workbook that supposedly goes with the flash drive. However, the workbook is for a previous version and it does not match up with the flash drive. The flash drive itself is terrible. They have basically turned a textbook into a bad PowerPoint display. Imagine, if you will, having to sit through slide after slide being read aloud to you - I have timed it and every page takes at least 4x as long to have it read to you as it would to read it to yourself from a textbook. In other words, the same material that would take perhaps 4-5 hours per week to read and study takes 16-20 hours. More, actually, because the flash drive is technically flawed: locks up frequently, or stops working until you alt-tab back and forth a few times, is one example. Other examples are scarier, such as the incorrect formula given in one chapter (confirmed by Prof. Guay) and the infinite number of spelling and grammatical errors. The second online textbook (Mastering Chemistry - purchased only for its automated testing, I'm sure) provides exactly the same information as the flash drive; with the confusing little bonus of presenting that information differently! For example, the electromagnetic spectrum is shown in reverse of the EM spectrum shown on the flash drive. To confuse things even further, we have a 3rd version of the same materials - Professor Guay's lecture slides. Everything in this course shows a huge disrespect for students' time (and money - the materials were expensive), from the disorganization of the professor to the awful, redundant yet mismatching materials. I shared and documented problems in the materials and presented them to Professor Guay, and received an answer that he agreed but it wasn't up to him so there was nothing he could do about it. Hopefully, for the sake of future chemistry students at WCC someone is going to read this that cares and has the ability to do something about it.
He is one of those teachers who make things understandable by giving real life examples. Although they are "out there" sometimes, it works and makes class funny and interesting.
The flash drive is horrific. By far the worst part of the class. I opted to buy a suplemental textbook and only used the flash drive to retrieve homework assignments. I would hope there would be strong reconsideration about using it in the future.
Professor Guay was a great teacher. He always encouraged students to come to his office hours if they had any questions. He was always so helpful and understanding. I loved how he came up with different analogies to help the students better understand. Will definitely be taking him next semester!
Wish there were more SI times to go too.
Very thorough when explaining new concepts. Will continue to explain in detail if class hasn't grasped new info well.

Christopher Guay: CHEM161, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 64413 (0)    
1. 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%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable and understanding
intelligent, thorough
Expert. Approachable. Passionate.
Knowledgeable Accommodating A little hard to follow
Flexible, Fair
Funny, intelligent, and helpful
Approachable, accomodating, cool.
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fast-paced
Patience Helpful Understanding
Helpful, engaging, friendly
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  
4.58 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 10 (83%)
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  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
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  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. Other comments:
Dr. Guay really enjoys teaching his students. It clearly shows that he loves what he does. Would highly recommend other students to take his classes.
Guay Has done a great job this semester. The biggest help that lifted me through the semester were the neatly done power point lectures. The power points showed step by step how to do problems. I guess the only issue I had with the class was in the beginning of the semester, where the homework assignments were problems on concepts we haven't learned from the lecture yet. But as the semester progressed, the homework synced with the lectures so it was ok. Also I think the Mastering Chemistry homework was enough practice to learn the material. Please do away with the DVD/Flash Drive reading. It was a waste of money all around and we didn't need it.
I had a great semester and hope I do well on the final
He's really nice and easy to talk to. Also very flexible when problems come up.
This course covers a lot of content, so there was no time during lecture dedicated to review sessions for exams. However, comprehensive study guides were provided before each exam. The use of the Trivedi flash drive "textbook", Mastering Chemistry Assignments, online quizzes, can be overwhelming at first, but now I understand that it is to get practice on the same chemistry topics but from different points of view to better understand topics as a whole. The instructor has excellent in-class demonstrations and videos. It was extremely helpful that the instructor posted lecture notes on Laulima so that I could print them and focus on listening in lecture instead of focusing on taking notes. I plan to take the next chemistry course with this same instructor, as I feel he did a great job teaching the subject.
Chris was a really great teacher. He was engaging in the lectures and taught fairly well. His illustrations were interesting and gave me a clear picture of the course concepts. It was obvious that he knew what he was teaching about and that he enjoyed it. I especially appreciated that Chris was always willing to take time to help out students whether right after class, or in office hours. He was flexible in allowing us to finish our homework sometimes a few days after it was due and willing to go out of his way to help us. One of the only things I had difficulty in the class was the assigned reading. The DVD/Flash drive curriculum is not very clear and was confusing at times. I didn't feel like I learned much from it. Also, the MasteringChemistry course was sometimes not consistent with the lectures. For example, for the 2nd to last online assignment, we were given problems on concepts we had not learned yet (Lewis structures, electronegativity). Long story short, I came into this class loving chemistry and came out of it still loving chemistry, maybe even a bit more. Thanks Chris!

Christopher Guay: CHEM161L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I Crn (Section): 64308 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 13 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable Accommodating
Helpful, Approachable, Innovative
Smart, concerned for students.
Specialist. Understanding. Professional.
Interesting, funny
Flexible, Fair
Accomodating and patient
Always willing to help
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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
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  
4.69 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
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  
4.75 13 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
11. Other comments:
Labs tended to be too simple and short. I expected more hands on time that would have provided more experience with the use of lab equipment and materials. We didn't get that.
Professor Guay was awesome. He was always so helpful and approachable in and out of class. I liked the way he came up with analogies to help us better understand chemistry. Definitely a cool guy who is passionate about his student success. Will definitely be taking him next semester if I can.
Good teacher.
Dr. Guay is always available whenever help is needed during experiments. He makes sure students understand the procedures and always puts student safety first.
He is a great professor and makes labs enjoyable. He also explains things thoroughly so I always know exactly what we're going to do and not confused.
Guay is a genuine person. He is kind and very much wants to help in any possible way. I know he had a rough first semester at WCC but in his second semester here, I have a hard time critisizing him. I can see that he is trying his best to help the students. Sometimes he was in the Math Lab and he was helping out the students that were in the MATH LAB that were working on CHEMISTRY. (Hint, hint: get a chemistry lab going ASAP)
He is very good at explaining some of the harder concepts
Great job
always gave us extra time to finish assignment. :)

Christopher Guay: CHEM161L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I Crn (Section): 64414 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable, enthusiastic
thorough, detailed, patient
Approachable, helpful, laid back
Smart, Accommodating
Understanding knowledgeable
Patient Understanding Generous
Enthusiastic, considerate, and accommodating
Smart Experienced A great teacher
knowledgeable, kind, humorous
brilliant - he knows so much about everything in life! he is a genius! understanding - whenever we had a problem or if anything came up, he never gave us a hard time, he would always accommodate or be flexible with us!!! motivated - the slides that he made for our lectures were PHENOMENAL, you can tell that he worked really hard on them so that we can understand the material! I LOVE HIS EFFORT, i dont think ive ever had a teacher that was this dedicated and motivated as Chris!!!!! :)
Helpful, thorough
helpful, informative
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  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
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  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
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  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
11. Other comments:
It would be helpful if the lab manual was put in sequential order and if all lab stations had the same supplies available.
I really enjoyed this class with Chris this semester. If he taught any other chemistry classes I would definitely take his class again. Thanks for an awesome semester!
I had a great time in the lab.
Whenever we were in lab and we asked him a question or any assistance, he always went over and beyond to try and explain to us so that we would gain a better understanding. If we ever needed help with our experience he was always willing to help us. He was a great teacher in the lab! He always checks on everyone and makes sure things are going smooth, which is what teachers are suppose to do. BUT CHRIS clearly showed that he genuinely wanted to help us and showed interest in whatever we did! HE CARES ABOUT US & WANTS US TO SUCCEED! This was my first lab and I will never forget it! I had a blast!
love him!!!

Christopher Guay: CHEM161, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 62151 (0)     62310 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 12 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
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intellectual Lenient
He wants students to understand concepts.
A must-have teacher
encouraging, patient, understanding
earnest, kind, intelligent
Knowledgeable, Understandable, Interested.
in-depth smart
Well prepared
Smart, Helpful, Understanding
knowledgeable, clear, concise
helpful, smart
Professional, intelligent, and helpful.
good lecturer, makes plenty of time for questions and help, reasonable hwk and test are prepared well
caring for student success
knowledgeable, thorough, helpful.
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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  
3.73 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 4 (36%) 5 (42%)
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  
3.91 11 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (33%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 4 (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  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (33%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (42%) 6 (55%)
11. Other comments:
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C.G. provides materials and explanations or concepts that help to remember the material.
Generally a pretty good teacher. My only complaint is he will occasionally go a little too in-depth than necessary on some parts of the curriculum, which is why we are behind.
I would have liked to get labs back before the lab exam or needing to write another formal report, but the grading is fair. Knowing our grades before the final would also be nice so we can prioritize studying between subjects. That said, Guay is a good teacher who cares about his students and is able explain subject matter as clearly.
I think Dr. Guay is a good instructor but it almost seemed like he was teaching this class by someone else's "rules" and schedule. His lecture slides were very helpful and well presented, and provided a good study tool, as did his study guides for the tests. One thing I really disliked about this class was the required DVD. It was a pain to use, was expensive, and I ended up looking everything up online instead of dealing with it. A textbook would have been way more helpful and useful.
Really good analogies and power points. maybe some in class worksheets would help even better
The assigned DVD was problematic for some students and was not very helpful in understanding the course material (also seems to utilize the latest technology of the 90's). Using "Mastering Chemistry" online was very helpful in helping review course material and apply it to problems.
I never did get the mastering chemistry dvd to work on the computer. What a waste of time and money. It made the lecture and the lab very difficult.
Very helpful when I had questions. He was pretty reasonable about grading and extra credit.
Mr. Guay needs to update grades and return graded assignments more frequently.
I really enjoyed this class but I was stressed through it the whole time. it was a difficult course but hopefully I got through it.
The only problem I had with the course this year was the text. My first time having an online text and I admit, I could not stand it. If I wanted a course online, I would take one, online... Other then the text and homework being online the course was amazing! I advise anyone who takes Chemistry that Dr. Guay is extremely knowledgable and professional instructor who makes the course fun.
I would suggest teaching students formulas especially for stoichiometry from what I heard thats when most of the students dropped, formula's make it easy
Some of the content we would do during lecture time would conflict with what was on the test. The tests would seem much harder and on a whole different level compared to what we would be studying. Towards the end of the semester he began to teach more slowly and clearer to help us learn the chapters which was helpful, but the tests still seemed very difficult. Overall, he's a very smart person and teaches his subject effectively I think he should just lower his expectations for the tests and put things in so that he recognizes that the students can do the formulas, instead of the students trying to figure out all the trick questions being thrown at us.
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Christopher Guay: CHEM161L, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry Lab I Crn (Section): 62153 (0)     62311 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgable, clear, concise
Professional, intelligent, and helpful.
caring for student success great instructor
nice, tries very hard, smart
creative, Knowledgable, Exciting
Motivated, precise, knowledgable
Prompt Knowledgable
Knowledgable, scientific
A must-have teacher
helpful knows his subject fun class
enjoyable lab, good practical experiments for class, A+
Smart, Informative.
Knowledgeable, Understandable, Interested
He likes to share fun examples of chemistry.
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  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 3 (30%) 3 (25%)
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  
3.8 10 1.62 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 4 (33%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 10 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (58%)
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  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (50%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (58%) 7 (70%)
11. Other comments:
Mr. Guay needs to update grades and return graded assignments more promptly.
The lab was fun, but for one credit, its a hell of a lot of work.
I like Dr. Guay personally, but was frustrated with how long it took to have work returned to us for review (ie we did not have our completed and graded labs back in time to use them to study for our tests that covered them). Other than that, he's a kind and fair teacher.
Dr. Guay was instrumental in developing my chemistry knowledge. The CD ROM was helpful but professor Guay's lecture notes/lectures were pivotal in understanding the material. I may be old school but I would rather have a text book to read other than listen to a CD or read off the computer. Professor Guay also helped me out with that request by directing me to the library where hard copies of the text book are available. Thanks Professor Guay.
I had a few problems with this lab. I didn't like that we didn't go in order (from lab 1 - lab 13) because we ended up doing some things in the lab without any background information on them. This made some pre-labs / post- labs a lot harder than they needed to be.
the labs jumped around at points meaning we were doing labs that we had never learned and were expected to do pre-labs before the lecture when we are taught what it all means.
Professor Guay took a very long time to return graded homework assignments and found it extremely unfair that he did not have give us an opportunity to learn from our mistakes or improve upon our grades. Also, the lab book was our only course material so there was no resource to study for the exams since he did not return the assignments.
Lab workbook was provided by the department and in my opinion it was poorly written.
easy to ask questions, always willing to help out and answer questions