eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Brook Gonsowski

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Brook Gonsowski: ITS328, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ITS 328 - AdvDB Programming w/VB.NET Crn (Section): 31074 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knows his topic and often gauges how well the class understands his material to know when to slow down. Is able to try different approaches to his teaching when students are getting lost, especially since this was the first semester with C#.
He is funny and knows the subject matter well.
Knowledge of the material as well as knowing what it is that companies want from programers.
His major strength is his personality, very easy going teacher and very easy to talk to.
knowledge, patient
He knew the field of programming very well. There were no time he was not able to solve the problem upon programming.
He knew how to apply concepts and was able to help us understand a new coding language
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Explain more of the logic when introducing new concepts. It helps to know what something does and why. He started to do this later on in the semester.
For this particular class, make it a 2 day a week class, because sometimes we forget to do our work over the weekend, and it goes by so quickly. A 2nd class day would at least give us the chance to ask questions as a whole, maybe it will help other students who were hesitant to ask.
more notes, explain more details about what is new to learn.
I would suggest him to take out "Group Project" from the curriculum. Not all times system of group working will work on classes where there are students that will not start to care within the group, neglecting to contact other members. Either they quit the class, thinking others will do the job, or they don't care about their grades anymore. Remaining member(s) is completely disadvantaged compared to other groups. Professor has to understand that, is completely different from doing a Group Project in real world society than doing Group Project in a class as consequence for omitting the work is not the same.
was a bit slow for me, maybe pace could have been a bit faster?
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Listens to concerns, adjusts class based on feedback received about material, tries as much as possible to encourage students to use different community resources to help each other as well as him be in contact with the class more readily.
He responded to emails in a timely manner and offered after hours time.
By being approachable as well as being available for any questions students might have.
He was available by email and google+ any time, and he encouraged class participation.
by ask student to ask questions and help each out.
I dont know.
made himself available on wednesday nights
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Knows what he teaches and how to slow down or re-approach something that has the entire class lost.
Yes, he is a great teacher with a lot of experience in the .NET environment.
Yes because He knows the material very well and makes the daunting task of learning C# a lot easier.
Yes, but take a primer on the code you are going to learn, learning a new language on the fly is hard.
yes, he is helpful.
I would recommend him to students, since he was overall decent in assignment distribution and grading system.
it was his first semester teaching
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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18. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Understanding, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, does not ask students to find/fix his mistakes like the last person who taught these courses because he wasn't sure how to do it.
He encourages group participation and interaction with other students. He tries to make the class reflect a real work environment.
Knowledge of the Material and knowledge of the field
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knowledge, patient
His major strength is the knowledge in his field.
he was able to help us transition from vb to c# pretty easily
19. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Layout the class schedule a little better
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be more logic about what to teach in the class.
Also, there were couple of times he had assigned an in-class assignment where we merely had 1 hour time limit and everybody isolated from any communication toward each other. One of the assignment was clearly not possible to finish within an hour and it was rather like a "test" than an in-class assignment. He should reconsider to ease this case.
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20. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%)
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The real world topics covered in class.
Being able to Physically code programs.
Learn the advanced basics of bracket coding, and the difference between C# and VB.
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He had decided to make our programming language for learning course as C# instead of VB and C# is way more commonly used language in reality. So this was really useful for real world.
knowledge of c#
22. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
The fact he gave us little to go on, in terms of finding out how to solve the problem. Like we had to google how to implement such functions. It's not a bad thing to learn how to be resourceful, but it was kind of difficult, because our projects weren't exactly like the code online, harder to translate or trim out the excess from online code analysis.
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Th documentation of role assignment in group project.
working in groups, should spend time more on concepts
23. Other comments:
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