eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Raymond Zeason

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LAW140, Spring 2011
LAW140, Spring 2010
LAW240, Fall 2009

Raymond Zeason: LAW140, Spring 2011

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Legal Education
Course: LAW 140 - Family Law Crn (Section): 33271 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
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  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
extremely intelligent and funny
his expertise as an attorney, and network. I enjoyed the guest speakers.
Humorous Challenging Organized Dynamic
He is a great teacher. his class is interesting, he brings guest to the classroom which makes the class valuable. You go to class and you learn.
He is very knowledgable and experienced about his subject. He also demonstrated that he has an empathy for his clients -- not what one often things of in a divorce lawyer, who is trying to get every penny for his client without regard for the emotionsl price.
Mr. Zeason is well versed in this subject and offers a lot of knowledge based on his professional background. He was able to keep me interested on the many topics we covered throughout the semester by the way he presented the course material, as well as brining in several guest speakers that worked in the specific areas of family law that we covered.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
assign points to assignments as well so entire grade doesnt rest on tet taking
Be a little more techy (I did not like the typed-out PDF assignments with white-out to revise years). Also, please update assignment reading pages up to current.
N/A
his false and true quizes and exams are hard and very tricky.
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15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he helped us get information right away when requested
He was very helpful for the students trying hard.
Makes himself available and is very understanding of students' issues and concerns.
yes, he shows concerned, he incentive participation, give assignments, bring guests to the class.
He gave plenty of opportunity to ask questions. If we didn't understand the answer right off, he tried again, from another direction. When we requested it, he gave an opportunity for extra credit, to compensate for some of our deficiencies.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes but i would warn them it is a more difficult class due to all points from tests
If you like family law!
Yes, dynamic professor and has a great deal of experience in family law.
yes i do, he is a good teacher, funny and challenging.
I persononally have decided I could not work in family law -- dealing with all the domestic violence/abuse/child custody/etc issues. But -- if someone had an interest in that area, then, yes, I would recommend Professor Z's class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I really enjoyed his class and the speakers he selected for us
18. Other comments:
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Raymond Zeason: LAW140, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Legal Education
Course: LAW 140 - Family Law Crn (Section): 33271 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 1 (14%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
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  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Zeason knows his subject/topic - - Family Law. Even though divorce, child custody, property division, ADR, etc., are very emotionally draining topics, Professor Zeason displayed his expertise on the matter and used his experiences to teach us about the subject. To me, this is a tough subject or branch of law to work in. Professor Zeason seems built to be in this arena. Very knowledgeable!
Professor is an attorney in the area of Family Law. His "on the job" knowledge and outside contacts added to the learning experience.
Depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of family law; Ability to deal with a diverse student population; Sense of humor; Clear delivery of information;
he is very specilized in Family Law as a real lawyer.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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We were asked to pay $10.00 for copy materials. I assume the school does not assume this expense. However, I did not feel I received that much copy. The assignment and resource material was such I needed to make hard copies at home. I utilized a considerable cost with this. If the school does not supplement the instructor for copy, then put everything on Lalima so the student can make their own copies.
Moderate student(s) who may push their own personal agendas to the point of detracting from class discussion.
nope
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15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Professor Zeason is a nice man. He will take any questions or concerns during instruction and after class.
He arranged for a Saturday class to review some important material.
He patiently listened to student(s) who pushed their own personal issues. He ran an extra class session for those who needed more review in property settlement.
I could see his efforts to give us more information about family Law every class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He has wisdom in his field of law. He knows the statutes, is familiar with his colleagues (as seen in who he brought in as guest speakers), and has seen the gamut of divorce and child custody in his day. His stories about his experiences are interesting.
Yes! If the student is interested in Family Law, then Professor is the instructor to have.
Yes, definitely. He's truly concerned about student success, not just for the grade, but so that they are able to apply the knowledge in real world experiences as paralegals.
of course, because he is very noted for teaching the famaily law, and i think he can explain very well with useful examples.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I thoroughly enjoyed his class and teaching style because he makes learning fun.
Thank you for teaching me, actually it was my first class at KCC. I think it was very helpful for me who has just started studying family Law.
18. Other comments:
Professor Zeason brought in some very seasoned professionals in their line of work. They were great speakers and knew their topics very well. Hats off to everyone and anyone who works in Family Law.

Raymond Zeason: LAW240, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Legal Education
Course: LAW 240 - Advanced Family Law Crn (Section): 32160 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
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%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
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%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His major strength is his knowledge of the field.
Mr. Zeason engages each person in his class. His knowledge of Family law helps us to understand the different concepts. His sharing of professional experiences also helps students to understand and grasp the process of family law work.
his experience and his connections that allowed him to bring in other professionals to broaden our knowledge
Mr. Zeason knows this area of law well and he has a lot of knowledge to pass on to the students.
17. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
n/a
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would call the students that were absent in class to check up on them. Let them know what went on in class.
When I could not attend a class due to an emergency, he called to explain what was covered in class and the assignment that was due the following class.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I learned a lot. He's nice and funny.
Yes! If anyone is interested, or think they may be interested in the practice of Family law, Mr. Zeason provides an excellent overview as well as practical lessons on what a family law paralegal would be expected to do.
yes, very good professor, easy to learn from
yes, his class is very intresting and you learn a lot.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Mr. Zeason's way of teaching is serious, but he throws in some "fun" into his lectures so that it doesnt get so boring.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)