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Instructor: Jan Prins

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KRS353, Spring 2015
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Jan Prins: KRS353, Spring 2015

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 353 - Structural Kinesiology Crn (Section): 84453 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.46 37 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 10 (27%) 20 (54%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 37 0.16 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 36 (97%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 38 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 36 (95%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 38 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 32 (84%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 38 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (16%) 31 (82%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 38 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 32 (84%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 38 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 31 (82%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (18%) 30 (79%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 38 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 2 (5%) 15 (39%) 17 (45%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Relating things to real life
The class really tests your knowledge on material, rather than guessing on a multiple choice test.
Dr. Prins' demonstrations of movement and examples in real life.
everything
Personal life experience of Professor prins and how we can apply what we learned to daily life.
Every day examples and stories/pictures to help remember content.
Everything. Prins taught clearly and efficiently
Having the quizzes and test be all fill in the blank made me understand the material rather than memorizing anatomy.
This course is well structured and content dense.
This course teaches a lot about the muscles and their functions. Bodies are amazing organisms that cease to adapt. This course is invaluable
The labs
The lab portion.
The quizzes.
The lecture was great
I liked his powerpoints and how he explained each one.
The every day application of what we learned.
I like all the examples that he gives during the class, or the fact that he demonstrates them in class. I think as a kinesiology major we are all kinesthetic learnings and visuals really help.
understanding the mechanism of the body
Everything that was taught was valuable
The power points were very helpful and I felt like I could ask Dr. Prins any questioned he would know the answer.
Learning which muscles are used in different actions and the names of the motions for each body part.
I learned a lot about the human body.
Lab times were useful and interesting stories and examples
The labs are very helpful for preparation of the exams.
Class lectures
understanding origin and insertion of specific muscles
relating the class to real life events made it interesting, I enjoyed how he showed us related pictures and videos and gave personal stories in class.
Every little bit of aspect in this course is valuable. I believe that every information is useful, in class, in and outside my major, and in life.
its the language of my major, invaluble
The lab days where we could see the actual models of the bones and muscles
Knowing how to effectively exercise the muscles of the body knowing where the muscles originate and insert we're very valuable to me.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None.
None
I think labs done in class can be more engaging.
everything was applicable in this course
None
everything is very valuable. Prins didn"t waste time teaching anything we didn't need to know
The least valuable aspect of the course was that there was not any tutoring besides office hours.
The video
None.
The lab.
The lab was okay.
everything was valuable for this course.
The muscle origins and insertions.
There were none.
In my opinion, everything within the course was valuable
I wish the weight of the test were more than the quizzes. Instead of a point system.
Sometimes he went a little too fast for me to write down all the information I needed to write down.
learning the innervations
Sometimes I felt that we went to fast.
Needs more extra credit opportunities. It's very difficult to get an A in this class even with meticulous studying.
N/A
everything was important
There were no aspects of this course that I found invaluable.
too much for so little time
N/A
All of the aspects of the course was valuable.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 6 (16%) 30 (79%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (24%) 29 (76%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (24%) 29 (76%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 6 (16%) 30 (79%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 38 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 8 (21%) 28 (74%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 37 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (24%) 27 (73%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 38 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (29%) 27 (71%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 36 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 30 (83%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 38 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 32 (84%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Possibly find a better room for lectures.
Nothing
Just have a more engaging lab, and I think the class would be great.
no suggestions
The use of a bad power point presentation on a bad power point so it may be hard to see.
Nothing, he's wonderful
Helping us prepare for his quizzes and test better than he does.
It would be nice to go through things slower but I understand there are only so many weeks in the semester
No need for improvement.
Prins could speak louder during lecture.
Slow down in lecture
Speak a little slower and clearer and maybe go over the bones and muscles in class using actual bones while presenting his powerpoint.
He cannot
I think he does a good job now. He gives you every tool you need to succeed in his class.
allow students to interact with models throughout the course instead of a few days before an exam
He could slow down on the powerpoint just a bit and maybe only add the information that we need to know and not all of the extra information.
Perhaps using the models during lecture would help with identification.
Great teacher but sometimes goes a little fast so if you are a slow learner you have to make sure you keep up.
Allow 1 or 2 make up quizzes.
More extra credit!
N/A
this course was good
He does really well. He is straight forward and clear. He is always prepared, and he is very knowledgeable. He doesn't have a monotone, so that helps a lot! He's a great man! He really cares for his students. He is tough, but fair and understanding. The lab aids with the learning greatly. He is approachable and professional.
break down the student lecture slides too much for eyes
Maybe schedule quizzes on the syllabus instead of just a week ahead
Dr. Prins teaches the course very well.
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Straight-forward & knowledgable
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable
Fair and challenging
Exciting, Motivating, Passionate
great instructor
monotone funny stories
Smart, logical and fair
Wise and kind
Mellow, Understanding, Wise
Focussed Knowledgable Understanding
Funny and well mannered.
Cool Smart Boss
Intelligent, funny
intelligent and fair
Awesome. Kind. Knowledgeable.
Intelligent, Engaging
high expectations
Intelligent, integrity
Funny, inteligent , and passionate about the subject.
interesting, knowledgeable, clear
serious but funny
Very Ergonomic individual.
Knowledgeable, interesting, needsmoreextracredit
detail oriented Organized funny
nice helpful understanding
Wise, awesome, and many more!!!
Empathetic, Wise, Humerus :)
fair, stern, knowledgeable
Very knowledgable
Wise, caring, funny
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.81 37 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 30 (81%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 38 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 8 (21%) 29 (76%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 38 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 11 (29%) 26 (68%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 38 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 9 (24%) 26 (68%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 38 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (32%) 25 (66%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
none
no suggestions
none
Prins is an excellent professor and very trusting. There were more than one instance where people would whisper during the lab section of the exams and ask friends for answers. I would expect a higher level of honesty between students to not cheat on exams. I'm not sure how he could fix, but feel he should be aware. Thank you Prins for one of my favorite KRS class so far!
Nothing
Helping prepare for a course of fill in the blank.
No need for improvement.
Ths course could be improved if there was a seperate lab class.
The course is very fast so you have to stay on top of everything. So maybe just slow it down but it's all self discipline mostly
This course can be improved by having the students form study groups and learning off of each other. Also, there is so much material for the second exam, so maybe breaking it up into 4 exams would be more beneficial.
There is a lot of material covered. Maybe cut it down a little bit.
I believe that the class is fair and it is up to the student if they want to succeed.
We could have more interactions with the models.
Pointing out the muscles/bones on the models.
I am not the best speller so having a word bank on the test would be really helpful to me. A lot of the time I had the right word but spelled it wrong and got marked down for it.
Learning muscles through massages.
I like how this class challenges me intellectually but I feel that there is so much material that needs to be absorbed per quiz/exam that more extra credit opportunities (such as student learning projects) would benefit the students grades and their outside knowledge of the course material. (:
N/A
i felt that this class is good how it is, i can't think of any changes to improve it.
All is well, but more labs would be appreciated.
it the amount of information presented is the required minimum may i suggest to make this class into two classes, amount of information is too much for one semester and requires more than 3 credit hours of time.
More lab days to prepare for the exams
The class should be held in a classroom that will allow the power points to be viewed more clearly.
30. Other comments:
none
Dr Prins knows his stuff and is an excellent conveyer of his knowledge about kinesiology. He made me think about the material for each test, and was more than fair in his grading.
Great professor learned a lot of valuable information that will help me in my future endeavors.
na
None
I really enjoyed this course even though it was a challenge.
I love Prins! I always look forward to go to his class.
I love the real life stories that Dr. Prins tells in class!
Great and interesting class but more extra credit opportunities please!
N/A
this course was tough with a lot to memorize but it was very interesting and I felt that i learned a lot
I really like the class. I just wish I had more time to put into it so that I could have done well. The course itself is interesting, but there are a lot of information covered. Therefore, great study time is essential for learning. I really wish I had more time to study, and to talk to Prof Prins. He's a great man, and I definitely want to learn more from him.
more pnumonics are wanted
I enjoyed having Dr. Prins as my professor. Teachers like him are very rare and feel honored to have him as my teacher.

Jan Prins: KRS463, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 463 - Sport Biomechanics Crn (Section): 87038 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.97 34 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 30 (88%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 33 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 33 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 34 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (15%) 29 (85%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 34 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 27 (79%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 34 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (24%) 25 (74%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 34 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (18%) 26 (76%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 34 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 27 (79%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 34 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (24%) 25 (74%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 34 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 8 (24%) 19 (56%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
powerpoints and practice sheets
learning the movements and forces of the body. Dr. Prins gives you everything you need to know for his exams no fluff like some others cough! Merritt!
It was nice that he presented examples of real life scenarios
Professor Prins is good about helping his students fully understand the material and is there to answer any questions if you don't understand a concept.
Learning how the body moves, and the most efficient way to move the body
Prins knowledge of the subject.
Dr. Prins expects a level of reciprocation of work and performance that parallels with his teaching, and that leads to an advancement of knowledge and learning. Additionally, because the tests were mostly short answer or fill in the blanks, Dr. Prins is requiring his students to think!
I enjoyed the practicality of the information that I have learned.
Applications of strength training to my field of major
I enjoyed the application of the trigonometry I learned from Pre-calc as well as physics to the sports/clinical setting. It also gave me a new way of looking at different motions from linear kinematics to moment arms.
First introduction to bio mechanics so it was interesting in terms of my major.
having some of the course materials relate to physics
biomechanics
The knowledge that Dr. Prins shares on a daily basis.
N/A
Most valuable to me was the examples of the concepts taught in relation to sports and visually seeing it in class.
Information about gym stuff like workouts and proper form.
Dr. Prins is very understanding and thorough in all of his lectures, quizzes and exams
The real world practicality and applicability of the material.
I really liked that a textbook was not necessary to still learn everything we needed to know
Everything!
the clinical applications and other applications
things that were valuable from this course was the things that i could take to the gym and apply to.
Learning the biomechanics of the body as it relates to Kinesiology
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
low volume and early morning class time
I can honestly say every class is important to attend.
None, it was all valuable to learn what this course was about
n/a
The course book, Prins way of instructing worked perfect for me.
N/A
None
everything in this class is valuable and will be able to be used in our field of study
the time.
N/A
N/A
the math stuff.
none.
N/A
Nothing!
i thought the course as a whole and it's parts was valuable
none
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 34 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (18%) 28 (82%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 34 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 30 (88%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 34 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 7 (21%) 24 (71%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 34 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 5 (15%) 27 (79%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 34 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (21%) 27 (79%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 34 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (24%) 24 (71%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 33 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (21%) 25 (76%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 34 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (24%) 25 (74%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 34 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 32 (94%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 34 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 28 (82%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
increase volume
Besides the swim team noise nothing the man is on point
I think he's doing a good job in teaching the course
Ive had professor prins before and there isnt really anything i can say that he needs to improve on. i did well in his courses.
Ensure that it is not taught early in the morning (730am) ahaha!
I enjoyed not need to purchase a book.
Give quizzes more often to lighten the load of material for each quiz and test
none
Maybe do a little more hands on labs?
talk louder; get a mic & set speakers; close the windows and doors & get a fan if its too hot
Not have class at same time as swim practice.
N/A
more examples via videos, current articles, and pictures.
Making lectures for the entire semester available for the class
Include more ways for students to practice using the equations that are given in class.
Honestly, i really enjoyed this class and don't see any way it can be improved
Have it later in the day.
I think his teaching styles are fair.
i think some interactive activities might be useful
have more practice problems to do with what were going to be tested on
One of the best classes I've taken .
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
prompt and knowledgeable
Genius,Clear,Helpful
Funny, helpful and caring
Knowledgable, Helpful, Structured.
helpful, knowledgeable, fair
Aquaman of UH Manoa.
Determined, respectful, and diligent
Knowledgeable experinced
Knowledgable, Credible
Smart Funny Fair
smart, motivated, inspirational
Strict, Knowledgable, Helpful
monotone, dark, knowledgeable
Awesome. Knowledgable. Facetious.
Intelligent, Humorous, Passionate
Motivating. Knowledgable. Mustache. (Understanding.)
Intelligent, Understanding, Passionate
Knowledgeable, fair
Learn a lot
Very knowledgeable and old school!
fair, nice, smart
knowledgable, funny, well-spoken
understanding, knowledgeable, cool
Excellent instructor, passionate, knowledgeable.
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 34 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 30 (88%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 34 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (21%) 27 (79%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 32 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (28%) 22 (69%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 34 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (21%) 26 (76%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.76 34 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 27 (79%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
by having the class start later in the day
Having the swim practice and construction but both are unvoidable
I think that the pace that Dr. Prins was going at, went well with the course and how the lessons were spread out
Maybe open more than one course for the semester. There was only one section for biomechanics this semester at 730 in the morning which is too early for me.
Include a math credit because we go over a lot of math.
Not make it so early in the morning and have more professors teaching the course with a TA for help
Course could be improved by including a few resources online or videos that students can look at home if they're having trouble since we don't use a text. Sometimes the quizzes are on a large number of slides so had a hard time differentiated what info was more important to remember for a quiz so maybe chapter quizzes or one quiz for the lectures with a lot of material.
im not to sure if anything in this course can be improved because Dr. Prins is a really knowledgable professor and he knows his materials like the back of his hand. but it i was to choose something, it would be to have a little more hands on work.
talk louder; get a mic & set speakers; close the windows and doors & get a fan if its too hot
N/A
more current research, examples and pictures.
An actual textbook for the course or reference text may be helpful.
More lab time.
I honestly can not think of any way to improve this course
Have it later in the day and different classroom.
I don't think anything should be changed.
i don't see many improvements that could be made, aside from the possibility of adding interactive activities
more live examples of things that are being reviewed in class
30. Other comments:
Best instructor at UH hands down.
Have a great and enjoyable summer Dr. Prins :)
n/a
Dr. Prins wants to teach, not just spit out knowledge and hope that his students learn something. As a graduating senior, this kind and level of teaching motivates me to stay engaged in the course material and continue to attend/be a part of class.
I enjoy this style of teaching., Critical questions of practical situation in sports or other athletic acitivites helps me re-enforce my understanding of the material.
Very good professor; really knows his stuff to the T!
this class is hard but if you put in the time and effort to learn, you'll do well. don't be afraid to ask Prins questions, he's really good about explaining things until you understand.
N/A
Dr Prince is an amazing professor and through this course I have learned a ton! I really find biomechanics interesting and may pursue a profession in it!
Dr. Prins is an excellent teacher that provides information that is very useful and applicable in the real world. He uses scientific basis to provide information that can be applied to many uses.

Jan Prins: KRS489, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 489 - Prog Dsign Strngth & Condition Crn (Section): 84466 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.98 41 0.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 40 (98%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.95 39 0.22 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 37 (95%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 41 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 38 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 41 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 4 (10%) 35 (85%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 41 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (17%) 34 (83%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 41 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (20%) 32 (78%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 41 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (17%) 34 (83%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 41 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (20%) 33 (80%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 41 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 9 (22%) 30 (73%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Everything. They way Dr. Prins executes his knowledge is awesome.
Understanding how the body works and how to teach and hot teach an individual that may be participating in physical therapy or athletic training.
Everything was very helpful.
attending classes and labs, as well as listening to lectures
Practicum
Learning for the CSCS. Also learning about applied situations with the material
The practicum hours were helpful.
Great course
The aspect that was most valuable is the course material given to us can be applied to the CSCS exam that we can take after we graduate for us to become certified Athletic Trainer
Dr. Prins immense wealth of knowledge.
Dr. Prins is very engaging and able to provide the material at the same time. Kevin is funny and is able to teach the concepts of strength of conditioning with simplicity.
I really enjoyed the lab sections of this course. Performing the exercises in class, and then going out to help out at practicum gave us hands on experience.
The labs in the gym
Everything
The lab and being able to workout with Ross was very valuable.
Putting previous KRS squired knowledge to analyzing mechanics and presentations.
Prins' lectures were always informative and could easily relate to the field and other classes/work we have done
The lab, the lecture on stress, breaking down specific exercises
Lectures that have connections and are relatable The supplemental teaching outside of class
The real world applicability and seeing what is taught in action during the labs.
working with hawaii optimal performance in the practicums
The real world scenarios and application
Body movements and how it affects the body.
Labs and learning from an actual professional in the field of strength and conditioning
All of the lectures and labs
I enjoyed learning hands on with Ross and actually getting hands on experience. I learned a lot about different exercises and how to be able to apply them when designing my own strength and conditioning programming.
periodization and program design with Kevin. Also being able to apply these principles at HOP.
Volunteering at Hawaii Optimum Performance helped me in so many ways. How to speak to people, explain to people how to do different exercise, how to apply everything I've learned, etc.
I especially liked the classes where Dr. Prins taught the course. I also enjoyed the presentation aspect and feel that it's important information for us to know. Another valuable aspect was the 10 weeks of training.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Nothing.
There were times where we reviewed other classes power points though helpful it was not really needed
I enjoyed all of it. Very informational. He does repeat some lectures and information he uses from another class but its always good to go over something again and I liked it.
None
None
Not being able to drink water in class. Haha Dr. Prins :) LOL.
It was all good.
I don't think going to HOPS once every week for 10 weeks really did anything to improve my learning. When we went it was basically just working out for an hour - we didn't learn to teach someone how to do any exercises or put together a workout program. I learned more from Kevin when he taught the lecture and labs.
Doing multiple term reports. Finding a few apparatus was very valuable, but then after a while it became hard to find items our classmates had not already found and some of the apparatus seemed basically the same concept as they presented. Also, even though I really enjoy biomechanics, repeating the exact same lectures from 463, did start to get repetitive, realizing we had already learned and memorized this for our other class.
N/a
Nothing
N/a
Practicum hours. I did not learn anything there. My group always felt like an inconvenience and like we were more in the way than anything. I'm not sure what I did but it seemed like I was instantly on Rachel's bad side.
None.
n/a
Some of the labs could've been a little better
None, they were all valuable.
nothing
nothing was least valuable.
Everything that Dr. Prins teaches & Kevin taught was so valuable
N/A
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 40 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 33 (83%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 40 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 37 (93%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 40 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 36 (90%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 40 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 34 (85%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 40 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 36 (90%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 40 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 34 (85%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 40 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 33 (83%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 40 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 7 (18%) 31 (78%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 39 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 33 (85%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 40 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (18%) 32 (80%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He already does a great job. Continue his lecture techniques.
Get a better classroom. Lecture hall.
I think he is doing a fine job. He knows his stuff and the students respect him.
Make sure Kevin knows to give a standing/stretch break after 45-50 minutes of lecture - Those seats are hard!
Not possible
He teaches it exceptionally well. His material and lectures are straight to the point.
He is the best teacher in the KRS department.
Update our grades for the term reports and presentations on Laulima. Even though he was very prompt about emailing us back, it would be nice to see everything outlined out in our Laulima gradebook.
Speak louder/clearer
N/a
n/a
don't need to, he already has improved this course to make it challenging and yet very educational for his students.
Have classes later in the day for commuters especially.
More lectures about periodization.
Dr. Prins was a lot more witty and sarcastic which made class really enjoyable this semester. Love him a lot!
N/A
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgable, Fair, Awesome
enthusiastic, encouraging, knowledgable
Intelligent. Passionate. Helpful.
Caring and friendly
Entertaining educated helpful
Fun Old School
Enthusiastic and Educated
Awesome
Honest, Knowledgeable, Straight-forward
Amazing and funny
Rigid, Genius, Funny
Knowledgeable, world-renowned, Caring
Calm funny intelligent
Prins is awesome
Clever, Humorous, Enjoyable
Enthusiastic and encourages students to do well. One of the best KRS professor!
Knowledgeable. Welcoming. Informative.
Knowledgeable
knowledgeable, hands on
Helpful and a good communicator
Very knowledgeable and old school :)
Knowledgable Funny Extremely Down to Earth Easy to talk to
Brilliant, funny, wise
Knowledgable, dedicated, helpful
informative, humerous
Sarcastic, passionate, genius!
Engaging and knowledgable
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.98 40 0.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 39 (98%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 40 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (20%) 32 (80%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 41 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (20%) 33 (80%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 40 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 34 (85%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 40 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 35 (88%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Apparently it was just recently changed, so its already improved with incorporating a lab/clinical portion and apparatus equipment research.
A better classroom. Group discussions or presentations.
This course is good as it is.
Maybe a little more focus on the actual program design aspect rather than the bio mechanics of movement.
The course is fine the way it is. Don't change what works.
Record your lectures so that we can use them to review for the exams. Or condense the powerpoint slides so that the question and answer slide does not span 3 slides.
If the practicum is still required, maybe give the students the sets of workouts that HOPs goes through so they know what they should be coaching. Instead of just throwing them in the fire, and hope that the students act with the best intent. Provide them material so they know whats coming. Just like how you gave us the dynamic warm up/ lunge matrix. Do that, but for the workouts you guys provide at HOP.
Because the title of this course is Program Design Strength and Conditioning, give us the chance to actually practice designing a program for someone based on the knowledge we learned. Give us less term reports on apparatus, finding one or two was very eye opening, but four reports for each person is a little repetitive. Lastly, for practicum maybe give us a chance to help out more or go to see other sessions, because going to the same session with the same clients and mainly just working out with them made us feel like just another regular client, instead of getting the most out of the experience in actually working in the field.
Better template of the course
N/a
Practicum hours are not necessary. Also would be helpful if we went somewhere else for hours.
More incentive to participate in lab activities.
n/a
Towards the beginning of the class, there could be more lab opportunities. Also the HOP portion could be orientated towards other professions rather than just personal trainers.
Be in another classroom due to loud noises that can be distracting. Be later in the day to encourage students that need to commute to come and learn effectively.
Have more practical lectures on periodization and the strength and conditioning principles overall. I was the most interested in the how CSCS coaches design strength programs.
N/A
I didn't really care for the days when Kevin taught the course
30. Other comments:
Dr. Prins is the best teacher I have ever had in my life! I am so grateful for the knowledge he has bestowed on us.
Great class just like the rest of his classes. Learned a lot from him. He is a valuable person to have in the KRS department. He seems to care about not just the subject but the students as well which always increases the positivity in the learning environment.
Dr. Prins, you are one of the best professors that i have ever had and i have enjoyed all of the classes i have had with you. Thank you for making the KRS program a highly enjoyable and knowledgeable field of study. This is one of my last KRS classes and I will miss you teaching me.
N/A
I genuinely enjoyed this class, as well as all my other classes that were taught by Dr Prins
I would suggest as a KRS program, it would be awesome if this class had a requirement, or the program requirement, like required to be CPR certified by the time we graduate, to be NSCS certified personal trainers by the time we finish this course. That would make the program even more of an opportunity to find a goal in this class.
As always Dr. Prins, love your class, thank you very much for a fun semester
Thanks for everything Doctor Prins. I've learned a lot from having you as a professor.
great class overall!

Jan Prins: KRS353, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 353 - Structural Kinesiology Crn (Section): 96367 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.39 32 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 12 (38%) 12 (38%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 30 (94%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 32 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (19%) 24 (75%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 32 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 28 (88%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 32 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (16%) 25 (78%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 32 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 13 (41%) 16 (50%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Organization, lots of information that will be useful in other classes
the structural physiology and side information about topics.
The knowledge related to musculoskeletal system.
It was very applicable to life.
The material and practical applications
Very fast paced, so powerpoints and verbal lecture along with study guide sheets helped
The fairness of the tests and the applicability of the material.
I think learning the muscles and everything regarding the origin, insertion, action, and innervation was the most useful.
We learn most in the lectures.
Integrating sports movements with what we learned. Mostly this was done in the text, although Dr. Prins gave us the answers to the text exercises. Some of it was discussed in lecture. I would like to see more application of the content of this class to sports and exercise done in lecture.
The content was relatable to everyday life and it was information that necessary and interesting for my major.
Dr Prins explains things very well. His teaching style is very helpful and he really wants his students to do well. I wish he taught PHYL 301/302
I think having the power points during lecture and having a whole day to do the lab helps a lot... Not to mention 5 pages of notes during the exam!
The labs were especially helpful in enabling me to visualize where the different muscles originated and inserted. It made understanding the material a lot easier.
lecture and the lab
His own insight and experience
Understanding how groups of muscles work relations to an action
Movements of every area.
Learning the actions of all the different muscles and how to apply them, also learning about different conditions and injuries
When he applied the topics to real situation because I thought the information he gave to us were very useful for our future career.
Everything in this course was valuable!
Dr. Prins is very clear and concise. His lectures are easy to follow and he is accommodating when it comes to rescheduling exams. He has been very helpful throughout the semester and it has been a pleasure learning from him.
How straightforward and to the point Dr. Prins was with all of the lectures and what he expected
Lots of information on a variety of topics.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
none
Everything learned in this course is valuable.
none
None
Everything was valuable.
The quizzes kept us somewhat accountable for keeping up with material, but did not contribute to overall learning aspect.
Zipping though Powerpoints super fast. Areas where content disagreed with the text could have been emphasized more.
none, it was all valuable.
The class was not the best learning environment. No AC, loud construction, no water allowed. Sometimes made it hard to concentrate.
n/a
no paart, it was all very valuable.
Loud environment. Couldn't hear him if you sat far away from the front.
None.
None
n/a
Nothing!
Everything in this course was valuable!
I can't think of any to be honest
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 32 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (22%) 25 (78%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 32 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 29 (91%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 32 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 28 (88%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 32 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 7 (22%) 22 (69%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 32 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 32 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 27 (84%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
nothing, keep doing what you're doing.
best course i've taken in a long time
I think he taught this class pretty well for a fast paced summer course
Go over some of the slides more slowly, give students time to take notes on them.
I think that because I took it during the summer, it was accelerated and we went through a lot. But he did an excellent job at explaining the most important points.
See 29.
The course was well taught, no improvement is needed
Allow us to drink water.
I think its good as is
Using a mic would help a lot so that students in the back of the class can hear better.
Nothing
He can go over some of the slides such as the ones with origins and insertions that weren't in the student notes a little slower inorder for the students to be able to copy the correct notes. Also make sure he lets us know the answers to some of the questions he tells us to look up on our own, incase the answers we search for on the internet are arbitrary.
Nothing!
Possibly give more examples of which muscles are being activated in relation to sport or activity.
I have no comment, I can imagine how hard this course is during the regular semester as more memorization is needed, but during the summer this course is more about being on top of your notes more than anything.
This maybe just because so much material had to be covered at one time, but jumping from the lower limbs to head anatomy was odd.
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
very knowledgeable about kinesiology and biomechanics especially
direct, knowledge, father
Funny, Understanding
Knowledgeable, fair
genius
Efficient
A Boss and straight forward, funny!
knowledgeable, fair, organized
Smart, organized
Disciplined, Passionate, Knowledgable
interesting, experienced, enthusiastic
Resourceful, Friendly, Dedicated
Knowledgeable, helpful, prepared.
knowledgeable, funny, fair
Straightforward and Reasonable
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, funny
Thoughtful, interesting,
Intelligent, Humorous, Caring
Funny. Knowledge.
Knowledgeable & wise
intelligent, knowledgable, direct
experienced intelligence funny
Very good professor
Clear, helfpul
Fun, Exciting
intelligent, well-spoken
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 32 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 26 (81%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 32 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 28 (88%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.84 32 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 26 (81%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
nothing
More stories
none
I think that the summer course is very good. It takes into consideration of how much material is being covered while giving students reasonable amount of time to study and comprehend the general points.
This course is excellent and I've learned a lot, despite the wide array of information required to learn.
As stated earlier, I'd like to see more application of the course material/content to sports exercises during lecture. Primarily this is done through the text assignments now.
No improvement needed
Different classroom.
course is fine as is
Playing games (like Jeopardy ) with the other students will help a lot in the learning process. Also, before each exam have a quick review of the lectures exam will cover.
Nothinh
Go slower over some of the material, and give more life examples and show videos in presentation. Help explain some of the models with the class.
I think this course could be improved by applying the course material to real life situation more. Also, it can be improved by giving us more materials/information on each of the muscles.
No comment
The only downside was how much material was covered each day, but that's just how summer school works.
30. Other comments:
Thanks Dr. Prins!
I enjoyed class and every thing that he teaches. He is awesome because I could understand what he is teaching. The slides were great.
none
He's a good, funny teacher. Gets straight to the point!
Thank you
Learned a lot!
Dr. Prins is very helpful if you have any questions about the subject or if you're confused about anything
Excellent class. Thank you very much Professor Prins. I learned a lot.
One of my favorite teachers I've had at UH Manoa so far. Learned a lot from this course, and Dr. Prins.
I love how Dr. Prins gives personal examples of certain situations to the muscles.
This class was good and interesting and is a good foundation for kinesiology.
Love your sense of humor and teaching, keep up the amazing work.

Jan Prins: KRS353, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 353 - Structural Kinesiology Crn (Section): 84785 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.5 33 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 14 (42%) 17 (52%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 33 0.18 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 31 (94%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 33 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 32 (97%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 33 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 31 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 33 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (24%) 24 (73%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 33 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (18%) 25 (76%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 33 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 27 (82%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 33 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (18%) 24 (73%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 33 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 6 (18%) 21 (64%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I had to really learn how to take notes and understand information. had to learn how to take the information dr prins gave us and apply to real life models and situations. 80% of the class was memorization but the hardest part was learning to apply.
The weekly quizzes truly help you to keep up with the material.
I learned how to prepare for the exam by preparing for quizzes and tests
Dr. Prins is very knowledgable on the subject.
Lab times to study the models before the exam
labs
Taking the whole semester to focus on body structures were valuable, because in comparison to physiology/anatomy, this class went at a slower pace to learn what needed to be learned. Whereas, the physio class breezed through the same information in a span on 2 weeks.
the open lab sessions
The style of teaching, making us memorize the material instead of giving us multiple choice.
Everything.
The lectures were the most helpful and the power points being available to us were cry helpful .
The course was very informative
All the information we learned. The hands on experience we got with the lab models. The quizzes were EXTREMELY helpful to keep me updated on the material. It made studying for the tests a TON easier b/c I'd already gone through 2/3 of the material
Literally everything
His awesome attitude and great willing to help students and format the material in a understandable and relatable way considering the density of the material. He is AWESOME...
Everything was valuable.
All the lectures and slides were valuable
The lectures
has to actually learn the material and apply it to different situations
a lot of anatomy i will need in future
Dr Prins knowledge, experience and short stories helped me succeed and learned a lot in his class. His lectures and powerpoints were also helpful.
The entire course!
Knowing origin and insertion for majority of the muscles in the body.
I found learning more about the anatomy aspect was very valuable. It gave me a better sense of what muscles and structures affect which movements and motions of the body.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I thought the class was very valuable but I wish the quizzes weren't as intimidating. (meaning they were often with minimal time to study, but they offered bonus points which made them fair)
Sometimes Dr. Prins goes through material very quickly...to quickly.
nonw
I don't recall anything being invaluable
N/A
n/a
..
Some of the material was difficult to memorize but overall no complaints
Nothing.
The lab days should be more organized, like an organized review session
none
Nothing
N/A
Everything was valuable.
None.
Nothing
everything was pretty important towards my major
n/a
none
Not one part of the content were least valuable because everything I know now, I thank this class for.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 33 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (27%) 24 (73%)
13. 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 33 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 31 (94%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 33 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (24%) 24 (73%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 26 (79%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 33 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (21%) 25 (76%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 33 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (15%) 8 (24%) 20 (61%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 33 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (27%) 23 (70%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 26 (79%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 33 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 27 (82%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 33 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 3 (9%) 28 (85%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He is doing a perfectly fine job.
I don't think Jan Prins needs to change anything, I loved the class, I wish maybe there were outside of class help for students (like tutoring) to help the newer students figure out how to study for the quizzes. I don't think prins treated all his students equally because if you cared about your grade and worked hard and asked for help, dr prins cared about you and wanted you to succeed as well.
maybe use tangible models in lecture?
none
I only can think of the volume of his voice, but it also helps me try to pay attention better.
n/a
more videos
I feel that he is a very great teacher and I have already recommended others to take the class from him for next semester.
He was one of the best instructors I've had. Any improvements would be overachievement.
none
I'm not sure if Dr. Prins has any control over it, but the powerpoints were very poorly done. They are extremely repetitive & are structured in a way that's hard to follow. I had to edit each powerpoint to make it easier to learn & memorize. I strongly believe that students should be allowed to at least drink their water in class. I understand about the no food, but water is essential!
Give more hints as to what will be on quizzes
The course was good as it was.
I liked how he taught the class, do not think there is much for improvements since it met my expectations.
N/A
talk a little louder
Hopefully have more lab days with the models to learn about them.
maybe use models while giving the powerpoint lectures
Dr. Prins is far beyond knowledgeable with what he teaches that it makes me more interested with the material. I like how he talks at a very "indoor voice" level that it forces us to pay close attention to his lectures. I have nothing negative to say about his teaching.
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable and fair
wise fair authority figure friendly
Intelligent. Intense. Humorous.
informative, interactive
Knowledgable and understanding
Intelligent, Experienced, Friendly
intelligent, driven, funny
prompt, knowledgeable, enthusiastic
Fair, knowledgeable and strict
Thorough Dedicated
knowledgable, involved, straight forward
awesome guy
Knowledgeable. Determined.
Intellect, prepared, experienced
Knowledgable
Funny,Smart,Informative
Knowledgeable, caring,
very knowledgeable
Remarkable, intelligent and funny
intelligent Funny knowledgeable
Genius. Funny. Cheerful.
Knowledgable and straightforward
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.81 33 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (12%) 26 (79%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 33 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (12%) 27 (82%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 33 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (24%) 22 (67%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 33 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (24%) 22 (67%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.69 33 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (21%) 21 (64%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
prepare students for what they're getting themselves into, let them know they can do it if they really try
I think we covered everything that should be covered in structural kinesiology. We covered both the skeletal and muscular part of each area of the body. Theres not much that can be improved in the course.
N/A
Nothing.
I have no comment
Making more exams so that the material is stretched out more so not so much information is on a single exam. Homework assignments to help students to learn course material.
None.
na
There should be more lab material and actual homework to help improve grades and understanding. Having homework for this class would help students accumulate their points and make sure students study outside of class. Homework that is required to be turned in
N/A He's the greatest :)
I think Dr.Prins should communicate a little bit louder because everyday we had a lecture a lot of people would need him to repeat himself because they couldn't hear him.
n/a
More quizes
A little easier
Just wish there were more days available for labs on the models to learn and study for the quizzes and exams. Also wish the classroom was a located in a better place or closed room with airconditioning because of the commercial trucks, swimming pool and outside disturbance next to L&L.
For the lab exams let us pick up the models, or touch them so we can better see if its the right or left or back or front of he model.
Maybe a little more group work, like hands on activities that can demonstrate different movement in different planes and different muscles involved.
30. Other comments:
Prins is a great teacher! He knows how to communicate with students in an extremely effective way. Can tell this isn't his first rodeo.
none
Very great insructor, I learned a lot and it helped me with other classes as well.
na
I really liked that the tests & quizzes were very straight forward. If you learned, understood, & memorized the powerpoints you will get 100% on the tests. This is very refreshing b/c a lot of my other classes, this is not the case.
GO PRINS!
The most effective teacher around...
Great course.
One of my favorite classes!
It was a good class, I hope I pass. I studied more for this than any other class, but this is going to by my lowest grade for a class
Have a great summer Dr. Prins! Hope to see and learn more from you in Bio-mechanics. Thank you for a great semester! Take care!
I loved Dr Prins! And he was such a good and fair grader I loved this class
This class made me love kinesiology even more. Thank you Dr. Prins.

Jan Prins: KRS463, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 463 - Sport Biomechanics Crn (Section): 88210 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.84 38 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 31 (82%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 38 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 37 (97%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 38 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 36 (95%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 38 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 33 (87%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (21%) 29 (76%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 38 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 7 (18%) 28 (74%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (18%) 30 (79%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 6 (16%) 30 (79%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 38 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 6 (16%) 10 (26%) 20 (53%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I will probably use everything taught in this course in my career (PT). I think this is one of the classes that should absolutely stay a part of the KRS program. The course is difficult, but not beyond reason.
Learning about different aspects that could affect an athletes performance based on their biomechanics was very interesting.
The concepts of biomechanics
Lectures are always the best part of this class. Dr. Prins is very knowledgeable but still knows how to teach in a way that is understandable and relatable. Lectures will give you insight into what will be on quizzes or exams, as well as hints about future bonus questions.
Attending lectures
I really enjoyed the connection between biomechanics and anatomy.
Powerpoints
Being able to apply what I learned in past courses to challenge me in how to apply them to this course. Also, the organization and easy way that Prins portrays the information needed to be learned.
All the stuff about muscle mechanics and understanding how the body works as multiple units to carry out certain movements
Attending classes and paying attention to lectures offers me a great learning experience and lots of new significant information about biomechanics and the human body. Also attending classes is very helpful towards quizzes.
Everything in this course is wonderfully applicable to everyday life, not just in sports. The internal force arms and the amounts of force they can endure safely endure with respect to the external force arms have been most valuable to me inside and outside of class -- especially during my workouts.
I thought the section on torque and loads on the extremities of the body was the most valuable because this will come in really handy if I pursue a career in physical therapy.
The amount and quality of material I learned in this class was most valuable to me. I learned several things that gave me a new perspective on the biomechanics of everyday activities and sports. This knowledge will be useful in my future career.
I thought the professor's hands-on, life-applicable experiences were really beneficial in letting me see how the class information was important and helped me learn it more easily.
how he gave sports related examples to apply concepts
Dr Prins makes this class. His insight on all the subjects is amazing, and he can answer any question thrown at him in a simple straight forward, yet very clear way. I think he is great.
In class lectures with Dr. Prins
Almost everything was most valuable, but learning the specifics of the physics involved with limb movement was at the top.
Clinical correlations, real life applications
Everything
He states exactly the type of answers he wants to see on the quizzes and exams so there's no confusion.
The knowledge and experiences that Dr.Prins shared with us.
I valued the breakdown of all the equations and the importance of each variable and how when using certain formulas to calculate for an unknown variable how all variables relate to one another.
loved this course. loved the professor.
Dr. Prins is awesome!!
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
We need a book. Using power point slides alone to study takes a course with material that is already difficult and makes it 10x harder. If you miss any lectures at all, you are going to be confused trying to understand the material your self. Not that Prins didn't make him self available to people outside of class to help them catch up, but seriously, this course needs a book for people that want to more thoroughly read about various covered topics.
The physics portion
N/A
I feel that the course itself is very valuable
Not having a text book
Not having clear concepts and application
Possibly some of the math that was involved in this class... You may not run into these kinds of situations in real life, only if you're doing research?
All aspects of the course were valuable.
I wouldn't say anything in this course carried no value
I think every aspect of this course was valuable because even if we end up doing something completely unrelated for our career, the things that we learned can be used in activities of daily living (eg. how to lift properly).
None
n/a
no comment
Not enough in class working out of the problems
nothing
None
Nothing
None
None.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 38 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (16%) 31 (82%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 6 (16%) 30 (79%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (18%) 30 (79%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 38 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (13%) 32 (84%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 38 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 10 (26%) 25 (66%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (26%) 28 (74%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 5 (13%) 31 (82%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Get a book. No...seriously. If not that, PLEASE record the lectures on video and make them available online after the lecture is over. At least for people that have excused absences. So many of the power point slides are just pictures, and if you miss class or can't hear what he said, you will have no idea what you're looking at. Also, fix the air conditioner or something so that we can close the windows and not have to strain to hear him over the sound of the swimming team that seems to practice as loudly as humanly possible every time we have class. I'd say I missed around 3-5% of the course material because I simply couldn't hear him over the outside noises. He doesn't mind if you stop him and ask him to repeat what he said, but for the more timid classmates, they are out of luck!
The class is a great class as is
I'm not really sure he can improve, this class is phenomenal.
He doesn't need to! :)
tried to switch up the monotone
A text book would be helpful.
The course is good the way it is.
By clearly explaining things that he wants the students to know, rather than saying that we have to look things up on our own. Sometimes, the things he has us look up are hard to find and when we ask him questions about it, he says that we should know these things, but how are we to know them if he hasn't taught it to us?
By giving ALL of the answers :)
N/A
Maybe the slides could be a bit more condensed so when reading them later it is easier for me to connect the dots between them
I thought Dr. Prins did an excelent job of teaching this course. He made 2 out of the 3 exams open book and he offers a lot of extra credit bonus points so it's really hard to fail this class.
Professor Prins does a superb job in teaching the material, I don't think his style needs improvement.
n/a
no comment
Assign more homework and in class assignments to ensure students are properly learning material
Although not having a book was fantastic on the wallet, if a book was required it would have been one I kept for life.
More information on powerpoints
Its Awesome
Its already good.
By keeping it the same.
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Intelligent. Hard but fair. Really really interesting. One of the best instructors I've had in the UH system.
Enthusiastic, welcoming, knowledgable.
Organized, thoughtful, caring
Best. Professor. Ever.
Knowledgeable, straightforward, effective
funny knowledgeableintelligent
Smart, stern, entertaining
Knowledgable, witty, down-to-earth
Caring Knowledgable Organized
Knowledgeable
Inspirational and very knowledgeable
Intelligent, organized, and prepared
Dr. Prins is an absolutely knowledgable, and enthusiastic humanitarian
knowledgeable, understanding, nice
Objective, coherent, interesting
Intellegent, entertaining, reasonable
energetic enthusiastic knowledgable
Knowledgable, helpful, happy
Sharp and calm
Smart, Diligents, Knowledgable
Passionate Teacher
educated, enthusiastic
Knowledgeable, informed
Smart,cool,nice
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable
Wise. Kind. Generous.
funny, life applicable, interesting
knowledgeable
Clear, knowledgable, and understanding
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.84 38 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 32 (84%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 5 (13%) 31 (82%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (21%) 29 (76%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 38 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 33 (87%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 38 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (24%) 28 (74%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
The tests and quizzes sometimes feel unnecessarily difficult, even if you studied 3-5hrs for them. He asks a bit to many questions that fall under the "you had to be there" category (meaning if you were not in class, you have no chance of answering it). I know this is a good way to make sure students come to class, but it almost felt excessive at times. This course basically demands 100% of your attention at all times, and 100% attendance to do really well. This is sometimes difficult for a 730am class with open windows and a swim team that seems to always be screaming at each other. Seriously...change their practice times or buy them ball-gags.
taught in a class with a/c so that the swim team doesnt bother our class with their practice.
N/A
This course was taught very well. If you study, you shouldn't have a problem with it
Adding more description to the power points would be helpful especially since there is no text book to reinforce the material.
More explaination of material
This course could be improved by adding in more to the powerpoints rather than just an overview of what things are. Or by adding more examples of the mathematics that are included (if that's what we're being tested on).
Put a small microphone on. When swim team is practicing and large trucks are going by we can't hear you. Even if we are in the second row from the front. :(
This course is taught well by Dr. Prins.
Maybe a bit of interactive hands on exercises that would enable students understand the materials in a more visual way to add a more tangible viewpoint to some of the conceptual understandings and differences between things such as radial acceleration and force for example. I think adding more lab like exercises to the class could really help gain the concepts that much better and in turn allowing us to paint a picture that would be easier to remember and apply once out of school,
I thought this course was good the way it was. Even though biomechanics is a hard class, it wasn't too overwhelming.
It would be interesting to incorporate some lab or field work to demonstrate some concepts if given ample class time. However, the course doesn't need improvement.
n/a
Maybe have some sort of work done in a weight room to allow us to apply concepts in real life setting
More homework, more in class assignments
Concepts explained thoroughly in powerpoints. More clinical correlations.
Adding in points for homework or attendance would be nice. Being graded strictly on test scores isn't fair to those who learn differently.
By not changing anything.
30. Other comments:
The more I think about it, the less this course needs a book, and the more this course actually needs Dr. Prins to video record his lectures and put them up for us to download. He has interesting stories and he explains material fairly well, so I guess a book is not necessary. But yah...something needs to be done to help augment the power point slides that are often greatly lacking in explanation. But yah. I felt out of all my courses in the KRS program, this class is in the top 5 of "most likely to use the information I learned in my career" category. Prins is awesome. The only people I know that didn't like him were people that were lazy and didn't bother showing up most of the time. He's really tough, takes no bullshit, and his exams are insanely hard, but he's at least fair and will help you as much as possible as long as you care/try.
Thank you for a great semester, Prins! I really enjoyed the class and can't wait to take subsequent courses with you.
Keep doing what you are doing Dr. Prins.
Prins is a wonderful professor and clearly has a passion for the subjects he teaches. He has taught me so many fun facts that I am sure I will carry with me and share with others for a lifetime. His class has me actually liking physics and even thinking about going further in my studies simply because my new found interest in the subject now outweighs my fear of the difficulties and math required to understand physics. I appreciate how understanding he is toward his students and grading. He really makes it 100% possible for any student to get out what they put in. He is one of the fairest teachers I've ever in that he clearly states what he expects and gives you all the tools to reach those expectations. I wish I could take this class again when not so overwhelmed with other classes so I could give my full attention to all incredibly useful and interesting topics.
I would definitely recommend taking KRS 463 with Dr. Prins. He really knows his stuff and he makes an intimidating subject like biomechanics fun to learn.
Dr. Prins is my favorite professor in the department because he is fair and consistent with his grading. He also prepares students to understand and remember the test material.

Jan Prins: KRS353, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 353 - Structural Kinesiology Crn (Section): 75363 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.62 35 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (34%) 20 (57%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.94 35 0.24 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 32 (91%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 35 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 30 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 35 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 31 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (23%) 26 (74%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 35 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (26%) 25 (71%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 35 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 28 (80%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.51 35 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 5 (14%) 24 (69%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 35 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 5 (14%) 10 (29%) 17 (49%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Open lab
I think there were enough resources such as the book and lab sessions
Every lecture was a great supplement for the future courses ahead
Learning about the muscles and skeletal structures
Learning the origins and insertions of muscles to understand better where an issue within a muscles origin would then affect its area of insertion.
I find the quizzes to be most valuable. It prepares me for the exams. I also find the lab days to be very useful as well.
They way he taught the class was really helpful and straight foreward.
We were told what was important to know for the class, and not to study things that would be covered in future courses. This made for more efficient studying.
Dr. Prins took the somewhat difficult material and made it reasonable for us students to learn.
Knowledge of muscles and movements
Jan Prins is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of this course. I feel like I learned a lot of valuable information because his knowledge is so valuable in itself.
Professor prins was very knowledgable of the course material and applied what we were learning to real life examples which helped to understand and remember the concepts. Working in the fitness field Already, I learned new information that I could apply to my work.
Ability to use the anatomical muscle information and apply it to what we do everyday in real life. Being able to know what muscles are used in certain actions. Helps with being more inclined to be physically active as well.
The content of the material and the application of the material towards my future career.
His class was super informative. His powerpoints were very detailed and helped a lot with exams. He also helped a lot with our questions and made things clear with what we should know for our future. Also added some biomechanics which allowed us to prepare for our future class.
Increasing my knowledge about the anatomy and also the physiology of the human body because they way Prins teaches this class, makes it easier for me to understand the information.
How straight to the point everything was. Dr. Prins teaches in a way that engages every individual to learn the material at a relatively good pace and isn't too demanding at all.
Dr. Prins is a able to make anatomy an interesting subject and also has helped me retain much of the knowledge that he imparted in class.
His explanations, demonstrations and powerpoints.
Everything, I will definitely take the things I learned in this class with me in future courses and in my intended career.
The visualization of the muscle structures and the learning methods
He explains exactly how things are going to be, such as what material will be covered as well as the difficulty of tests.
The power points and the labs
I liked that the classroom was open in the afternoon the day before the test to study more, and that Professor Prins had the powerpoints online so we could look at them at home.
I loved how he grouped things together, so we learned one section of the body at a time so it was easier to memorize
The quizzes that forced us to study in preparation for the exams.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
N/A
None
Everything was valuable
Power points were disorganized and making it hard to stream and organize thoughts to better comprehend the material
Nothing really
The power points were very, very helpful. However, they were somewhat poorly edited and there was always a few typos or badly scaled pictures. Nothing major though.
None
Nothing. I enjoyed all.
I feel that the material learned in this course was all valuable and will help with future krs classes.
All of the material was relevant to my field of study.
I think some of his information is not up to date and still teaching old concepts like the function of Golgi tendon organ and muscle spindles.
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Everything was a valuable aspect of this course.
printing our own quiz sheets.
None
Nothing.
N/A
Nothing
nothing...
none
The lectures were boring and material could be learned from the power points provided. It was very hard to pay attention and stay motivated during lecture because it wasn't interactive and it was extremely early in the morning.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 35 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (26%) 25 (71%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (86%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 35 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (26%) 24 (69%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 35 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (26%) 25 (71%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 28 (80%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 35 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 9 (26%) 19 (54%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 35 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 5 (14%) 27 (77%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 35 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (20%) 27 (77%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 35 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 31 (89%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (83%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
speak louder and not go through the slides so fast
no improvements
I actually don't have any suggestions regarding improvements
He should add an extra lab day to help students be more familiar with the skeletal models
He could offer more of a guideline on how to study for the chapter quizzes
I think Prof. Prins is doing a good job :)
Edit his power points to be more clear.
I found it difficult to rely solely on quiz and exam points. It would be nice to include some sort of attendance points or short homework assignments for those who aren't good test takers
He could improve by making test multiple choices
I would have liked to have an extra open lab, it was hard to come to the Wednesday extra lab and would be nice to have another time and day available to students that want to study more.
Possibly have more interactive sessions other than the lab classes. Maybe just come up with a few activities that students can do related to the lecture content, just to allow students to do hands on exercises. Speak a bit louder, sometimes was hard to hear because of all the outside activities, not entirely professors fault though because the sports team were blasting their terrible music outside.
Possibly incorporate models into his lectures, while he is talking about muscle groups he can illustrate movements at the same time by use of models that are used in the lab.
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Honestly, I have no complaints about how this course was taught. I was engaged the whole time and learned a lot.
Great job
Nothing, he's great.
Helping us to more easily memorize certain things that are difficult to remember such as origins and insertions.
Only to talk louder...i was sitting in the back a few times, i could barely hear him.
I don't really think he could improve it
Show more pictures of injuries
Make the lectures more engaging and help us with ways to memorize the material
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgable, straight-foreward
Organization Knowledgable Enthusiastic
Intelligent and fair
Attentive, knowledgable, understanding
Enthusiastic, and Humorous
Effective, encouraging, inspiring
funny, knowledgeable, fair
Fair, consistent, challenging
Calm, intelligent
Knowledgeable, experienced, helpful
Awesome, knowledgable, fair
Knowledgeable, helpful,
Intellectual, Concise, Funny
Great professor. Enjoyed this class.
intelligent, hard-working, and raconteur
- Genuine - Passionate - Knowledgable
informative, likeable and educated
Knowledgable, caring, awesome
Intelligent, helpful, tough
Intelligent, thoughtful, caring
smart, funny
Knowledgable, Direct, Fair
VERY SMART
study study study!
Educated, old-school, proper.
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 35 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (23%) 26 (74%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 28 (80%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 35 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 28 (80%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (23%) 26 (74%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 35 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (34%) 22 (63%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
One improvement that this course can benefit with is additional lab time. I feel if students had more time to work with the actual models they will obtain a better sense of what they're learning
This course could be improved by adding more time on skeletal models
This course could be improved with more hands on time working with models as demonstrations. This would help to better visualize the subject matter.
I think this course as a whole is good. Nothing really that I suggest improving
I think the course might cover a bit to much material for how much we are required to know...but only slightly.
Including points from things other than exams and quizzes such as attendance, homework, projects etc.
This could be improved by keeping the information to a minimal
More hands on learning dealing with the models would be nice.
No improvement needed
this class does not need improvement.
Possibly a better time slot than 7:30am. For a class that requires a lot of memorization, having it very early does push my limits as I am not fully able to concentrate because of grogginess. Other than that, the course itself is great as it is.
Cant think of anything
Nothing
This class could be improved by helping students memorize the tough concepts more easily. Otherwise it was very good, I learned a lot.
Give more exams, so the material is not so much to remember at one...maybe have 4 exams to lighten the load of exam 2.
there should be homework (or at least worksheets) for us to fill out each day to go over the stuff we just learnt.
I think the course to fine how it is
By making the lectures more engaging.
30. Other comments:
Is very straightforward with the material we will be tested on. Saves a lot of study time and motivates me to learn and study everything, because i know exactly what he will test on. Unlike other teachers who give a ridiculous ammount of material and refuse to tell you what we need to know, it makes it a lot easier to give up on studying and its a lot harder to learn when you cram so much useless information
I really learned a lot in the class and it was very well structured
Overall, this course was a pleasant one and hands down one of the best teachers I've had as a student at UH MANOA.
All in all this course has set a great foundation for the rest of my major's studies and I look forward to taking him in future courses.
Dr. Prins is a great teacher, and I look forward to his other classes. His sense of humor is dry, and that might put off some people or cause them to think he is picking on them, but he means nothing by it.
Challenging course. Learned a lot.
Jan Prins does an amazing job, and I am looking forward to taking his biomechanics class because of the great job he did with us in krs 353. I was excited to come to class and learn from him every single time I sat down in my seat. He deserves praise for his hard work and knowledge
Professor prins really cared about the material he was teaching and his students. His tests were challenging but provided us with all of the material that we needed to know in lectures. I learned a lot of valuable information in this course, probably more than most classes I have taken. It is refreshing to have teachers that really care and it shows in his teaching.
Hard to come by good professors at UH Manoa, but Professor Prins is a great one. He takes real pride in his subject and is understanding and respectable to his students.
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HONESTLY, THE BEST COURSE I HAVE TAKEN IN COLLEGE SO FAR. THE KNOWLEDGE I GAINED IS UNMATCHED, UNTIL I TAKE THE PROCEEDING CLASSES WITH DR. PRINS.
None
Thanks for your time, I learned so much! I definitely had to earn my grade
this course is very challenging, and Jan Prins knew everything very well. this was my second time taking this class, and he did a much better job than the teacher at a different school I had for this course.

Jan Prins: KRS463, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 463 - Sport Biomechanics Crn (Section): 78944 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.97 32 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 27 (84%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 32 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 30 (94%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 29 (91%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 32 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 29 (91%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 32 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 28 (88%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 32 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Learning the biomechanics of the body
Applying real life examples to the concepts we learned.
I think that the most valuable thing that I have learned in this class is the fundamentals of biomechanics that I can build on in future courses.
I really enjoyed how Prins put emphasis on the application of knowledge. This is the way that I learn and retain information the best!
learning about movements of the body and the forces behind them
All information is valuable
The real life applications. I really like the pictures included into the tests.
Real life examples, able to relate to the material and content.
Power points, sticking on schedule, tests and quizzes graded and returned promptly.
learning the material from this class
Entire course. No required text was a benefit.
I really liked how Dr prins goes over each lecture at a good speed and explains things when the class has questions. Also the exams arnt easy however he teaches the subject so well that you know the concept or topic well
There was no book, so we had to listen and take good notes.
the powerpoints and the worksheets
The teacher. He is an excellent instructor that has a very good grasp on the field and is able to translate his knowledge and teach us some of what he knows.
I liked that he is very knowledgeable of the material that he has taught in class. I liked that he took the time to make powerpoints for the class to help us study for the quizzes.
All the material learned helped me for my physics class, since the class combines trig and physics. I really learn more from when Prins gives examples during class of what's being taught and gives the students a chance to ask questions and really understand the material.
They were all equally valuable.
learning about the physics of the body
HOw to apply biomechanics to everyday life
aspects of the spine and what is healthy for the back when moving was the most valuable
Learning every day examples of forces acting on the body, how the effectiveness of the body changes based on positioning and external forces as well as internal forces.
the material that was taught was understandable and clear.
Everything
Dr. Prins' power points were very helpful in this course because they were simple yet effective in teaching us complex concepts.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Equations about biomechanics weren't valuable for me because I won't use it for my future.
I don't think that there was anything that I consider invaluable. Everything we learned was new to me and I feel that it is things that I should or need to know for future classes.
I wish we had a textbook to refer to because sometimes the slides weren't enough and his explanation is so specific that I feel a textbook would be great. But the class was fine without a textbook, and that's less money for me to spend.
none
N/A
Absolutely nothing.
Professor read from slides rather than elaborate. Did not elaborate, gave brief description, let out early. Rather have him explain things more thoroughly than get out early. I'm here to learn and understand as much as I can.
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N/a
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i think everything was pertinent
nothing
None. I always learn alot from Prins's class.
N/A
nothing really was invaluable
everything is valuable
physics and calculations (because I already had learned that material)
Some of the calculations
nothing bad about this class
Nothing
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12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 31 (97%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 32 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 30 (94%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 32 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 32 (100%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 32 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 32 (100%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Being more clear in teaching the equations and the concepts. I felt that there was too much content squeezed into the semester that although I tried really hard to keep up, it was difficult.
I think something that he can improve on is having a set schedule and sticking to because there are some days I don't know what's happening.
Nothing!
doesn't need to
No need for improvement
Explain concepts more thoroughly. Give information to deepen understanding of what is written in the power points.
more bonus points
N/a
n/a
I thought everything was okay, the tests are difficult but I wouldn't expect anything less from this class
Some actual visual aids might help for some of the bio-mechanical aspects.
He has demonstrated very well that he knows the material and how to teach it to his students. I wouldn't change anything.
Nothing. I like how he doesnt have a book and uses just the powerpoints as a study guide. All the material is direct and is easily learned. He is very helpful and is always open to questions and helping students.
Not sure. He does a very good job as it is.
nothing more can be done. this class is perfect
Jan Prins teaches this course with high effectiveness as is
more group involvement
I think the way Dr. Prins taught the class was great and I wouldn't change anything about it.
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Smart. Enthusiastic.
Motivating, intelligent, passionate about what he teaches
dedicated, patient, fun
Awesome Knowledgeable enthusiastic
smart, passionate, and
Intelligent, Humorous
Motivating, dedicated, intelligent
Clear and effective
Fair, organized, prepared
knowledgeable and challenging
Tall dark handsome
Enthusiastic Passionate Knowledgeable
knowledgeable. informative.
Passionate,caring, good memory
funny and knowledgeable
helpful, friendly, knowledgable
An awesome teacher.
good, clear, helpful
Awesome and great
Passionate, enthusiastic, Knowledgeable
excellent and knowledgeable
Intelligent man
Helpful, knowledgeable
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 32 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 30 (94%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 32 0.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 31 (97%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.84 32 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 26 (81%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Course could be improved by not incorporating as much info. I felt as if some concepts were rushed
I don't think there is anything that can make the course better. I have learned a lot and I appreciate everything I've learned in this class.
Nothing, this is a great class.
i don't think tha this course needs to be improved
No need for improvement
more bonus points
Not much to improve on. Dr. Prins does a good job of explaining course material and fairly assessing student knowledge.
n/a
maybe just add assignments to the syllabus. i understand the class is based on exams and quizzes and we do have the chance to earn extra points. adding assignments could help us earn more points where we'd lose them in exams.
I think some visual aids would help. More word problems.
I wouldn't change anything about this course
Nothing in this course needs to be improved. His teaching style has always been the same and it works. I learn well through the powerpoint and examples.
Perfect the way it is.
Maybe slow down a bit during lecture. Also be a little bit more clear during lectures
more group involvement rather than all lectures
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30. Other comments:
none
Jan is an amazing teacher!
One of the best teachers in the KRS department.
I rated this professor excellent in comparison to the other professors I have had at uh and in KRS.
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I appreciate that there was no required text for this class.
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i think the class is great.
Jan Prins should be used by grad students to learn how to teach. Before the teach they should have to sit through his class and see how he teaches and learn to adapt how he teaches to their style and personalities. To many of the grad students rely on the books or power-points. Anyone can read a power-point, but to have a power-point that is yours and you can actually explain it and teach from it is a whole different way of instructing
Thank you for everything!!! :)
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Prins is the wizard of physiology

Jan Prins: KRS353, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 353 - Structural Kinesiology Crn (Section): 91757 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.36 28 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 14 (50%) 12 (43%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 28 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 25 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 28 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 20 (71%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (18%) 21 (75%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 8 (29%) 17 (61%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Dr. Prins does a great job in answering our questions while showing us examples which really help.He is easy to approach and knows a great deal on the subject.
I think that the labs were really helpful
Learning about all the clinical applications of this course.
learning what the muscles do in every part of the body. It made me realize what a complex system out bodies are
learning about all the muscles and bones in the body
The lectures and slides were definitely most helpful. Quizes also pushed you to start learning the material early before the exam.
I like that we had muscle tests. Even though it is hard it definitely helped me learn the muscles more effectively than any other class.
everything
A lot of information in regards to PT and real world application
EVERYTHING!
practice exams posted on laulima
Learning which muscles in the leg perform which movements
His knowledge
Learning about every bone & muscle in the human body.
Dr. Prins extensive knowledge of all the material covered in this course.
Dr. Prins pointed out how the info was related to our majors and our personal lives
Pretty much everything that we learned/were taught was very valuable. We are going to need to know everything for our future classes, as well as professions.
All aspects of this course were very valuable towards my major. I loved the way we learned about the muscles and bones and how we had to think critically on all of our exams .
The criteria he taught were valuable because I will need it for my career
Creating a 5 page cheat sheet
Complete memorization of the material, will be useful in my future career.
The application to everyday bodily movements.
The cheat sheets for the exams. Too much information for just a six week course.
Very informative and detailed PowerPoints that helped me to grasp all the concepts much easier than just reading the text
making up notes for the test was helpful as it was a learning process.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I believe everything in the course is related somewhat to any KRS major.
N/A
None
I thought everything was valuable
none. all of the aspects learned were valuable.
Least valuable??? I actually can't point out anything.
The part least valuable was the part about knowing the innervation, insertion and origin. I don't know how this will be helpful.
nothing
lab review sessions prior to exams
Face muscles/brain
N/A
Not enough time in the summer
Nothing. Everything was valuable.
All aspects of this course were valuable.
None
n/a
Everything was valuable since this course was packed into 6 weeks.
None
individual lab time was least valuable - should be either class lab or guided lab with worksheet to fill out that will be completed and handed in for points. individual learning of things like that is superbly hard and not worth it to the student. There is no motivation for it, not even extrinsic.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (32%) 19 (68%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 28 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 25 (89%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (29%) 20 (71%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (29%) 20 (71%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 28 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 25 (89%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 28 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (11%) 22 (79%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 23 (82%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 28 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (21%) 20 (71%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 23 (82%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (32%) 18 (64%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The lectures at times can get boring. Maybe spice it up with more jokes.
When showing examples of the body, make sure that everyone can see what is being done.
nothing.
he can't, does a good job already
he can slow down during the lectures, it seemed it was a bit to fast and slowing down would have been better.
The exams were in my opinion very challenging. Without a curve it is quite hard to get an A
I didn't like the quizzes because they were really hard and I had a hard time memorizing all the material. It was hard for me to figure out what information was going to be on the test because there was so much.
don't change anything
HARD PART IS QUIZZES
More interactive learning
None
N/A
Assigning homework to supplement the lecture
Everything went smoothly and he taught everything pretty well so as far as improvements go, I have no suggestions.
I think that Dr. Prins is doing a terrific job teaching the course. I do not believe that he needs to make any changes to the way that he teaches this course.
More interactions and labs
Already a sturdy and challenging course, maybe have more involvement with the class, but since it was a summer session it was alot of material to go through so there wasnt much time for anything fun.
Felt rushed, but it's understandable since the course is so short in the summer.
Maybe explaining the concepts in a way that's easier to grasp, such as through more real life examples
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23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable, fair, understanding
Dedicated. Motivator.
Knowledgeable,dynamic, and respectful.
Smart, Helpful, Knows what he is going to do for every class
organized and consistent
Organized, challenging, informative
informative, knowledgible, interesting
caring, wise, generous
Knowledgeable, helpful, dedicated
GREAT PROFESSOR
knowledgable, mundane
Knowledgeable, witty, approachable
Educated. Funny. old-fashioned
Organized, humorous, informative
Smart, nice, knowledgable
Fair, Informational, Great
Knowledgeable and efficient.
Knowledgeable , Personable, Enthustiastic
Knowledgable, supportive, efficient
Knowledgeable, clear, prompt
Respectable, Intelligent, Reliable
Intelligent, effective, understanding
experienced
Knowledgeable, helpful, organized
knowledgeable
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.79 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 22 (79%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 28 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 28 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 7 (25%) 19 (68%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.54 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 10 (36%) 17 (61%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Maybe using real models or a chance to visit real models can give us a better understanding of anatomy.
I feel like this class can be improved with more lab activities with lab partners. This give the students a chance to teach each other, which i feel like can greatly improve the learning of the material in this class.
I feel this course covers everything that needs to be covered. I learned more than I expected. Nothing needs to change.
Some of the pictures for the lab portion of the exams could be better quality. There could be more real life examples of how the muscles in our bodies are being used
Just slow down during the lectures. Also give us students the slideshows that you are presenting.
More opportunity to raise your grade such as writing assignments, extra credit, or other means of showing your knowledge and understanding of the course other than pure memorization. Some students do not perform best under these exam styles
Less information would be helpful for quizzes and test.
don't, change, anything
Couldn't be improved. I liked how he allowed us to use notes for exams since the content was condensed into such a short period of time.
Being that we learned all the muscles and bones in the body in 6 weeks, I think he's done a good job in organizing this class to fit the allotted time.
More time, longer classes, more homework.
I think extending the course by a couple of weeks would be a lot better. Some other courses are offered for an extended 2 weeks (I believe) and I think this course, since there's so much content to learn, would be a good one to have extended.
N/A
The class can more in depth of certain topics and less in others less related
n/a
Maybe focus on what is really important since the course was packed into 6 weeks rather than trying to cover everything and not going into much depth.
It could be improved through more explanation and real life examples so that we can grasp the concepts easily. Assigning homework and including that In the grade could keep students on track as well
tone down information of course. only go over the biggest concepts and information with an introductory course like this. more advanced courses can give more in depth information.
30. Other comments:
Overall, it is a good class
I would have like the A/C on. :D
great teacher, i learned a lot!
Great course!
loved the class. hope I get an A
His humor cracks me up & his stories are awesome.
I feel that as a student out of the four years that I have attend UH Manoa , I have learned the most from Dr. Prins. He is very knowledgeable and makes us think critically. He applies everyday situations and prepares us for other courses such as biomechanics etc. Also I feel that he is very very valuable asset to the staff here at the university.
Dr. Prins is a well known instructor in the KRS department. I have heard nothing but good things about him my entire time at UH. He is a great professor and I learned a lot in this course. I look forward to taking other classes with him.
Thank you!

Jan Prins: KRS353, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 353 - Structural Kinesiology Crn (Section): 85676 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.37 35 0.73 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 15 (43%) 17 (49%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 35 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 35 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 35 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 32 (91%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 35 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 31 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 28 (80%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 29 (83%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (83%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 27 (77%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 35 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 6 (17%) 11 (31%) 14 (40%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
the connection of muscle movements to real life situations such as sports.
the knowledge that dr. prins demonstratedin this subject.
Learning about A LOT of muscles and bones.
I liked that there is no curve. We are graded on what we know. I also like his policy on phones and food/drink in class. I find it distracting and disrespectful and I appreciate his interest in our learning experience.
The subject itself and also the lab portions, being able to identify the muscles, via their actions and origins etc.
The material itself is most valuable, and the organization of the lectures made studying and comprehending that material really easy. The quizzes were especially helpful because it made me study throughout the course and not just prior to an exam.
all aspects were valuable, especially the lab parts
Learning all the muscles
Dr. Prins... He's an amazing teacher and I wish he taught more classes. Hard class, but at least it made sense compared to must teachers who teach you one thing and test you on another...
The in class lectures.
I believe that everything that was taught in this course was valuable.
The most valuable aspects were definitely the open labs, practice exams, concise lecture slides, and helpful examples given by Dr. Prins. Even the weekly quizzes were helpful in getting the material to stick in my mind.
The information supplied to us was extremely useful and will be extremely useful in continuing my KRS education and pursuing my degree.
The lecture power points were most valuable and well explained during lecture
spending an hour each day going over material
studying for quizes and exams. spending at least an hour a day reviewing the material
Dr. Prins uses a lot of life experiences to demonstrate and explain concepts in class, and has much compassion for his field of study. He is a great teacher and you can learn valuable information, granted you go to class every day. Quizzes every other week or so keep you on your toes and help for the comprehensive test which can be a bit difficult if attempted unprepared.
The lectures
Labs and teaching of experience with certain cases can help paint a picture and better understanding of the topic.
all the material was very good. the professor made it very clear from the beginning what he expected from us. he expected you to be discipline. lectures were very interesting
Clinical correlations, real-life stories (whether heard or from experience), and pictures (some graphic) were most valuable. The DVD shown in the last class was amazing, and definitely an eye-opener.
I learned a lot of anatomy in this course that could help me to pursue my career as a physical therapist.
Great in-depth review of muscles of the body and their relations to each other as well as body movements.
having a class that focuses solely on the muscles and the skeletal system was valuable.
going to class everyday and taking notes of the lecture
The simplicity in the way that material was presented was probably one of the most valuable aspects of this course. All of the material was straight forward and we were never overloaded with too much information that we did not need to know. Each time material was presented Dr. Prins would be very clear on what we needed to know for exams and quizzes.
Learning to memorize the material was very challenging as well being able to demonstrate having learned it. This I feel is very valuable because it helps me to learn the material better and will help me more in the long run.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
none.
n/a
Being tested on spelling:(
I honestly thought everything was relevant and valuable to some degree.
none
Learning nerves
Telling us there's a quiz on Thursday when it's already Tuesday... Sometimes he would change his mind last minute about what the quiz would be on.... However, he seemed far with the quiz strength
I didn't read the text very much. I used the book for the images, but didn't read the chapters.
Everything was valuable
There really wasn't anything that did not help me in this course.
The lab was effective but only what you took out of it.
quiz every thursday
n/a
None
I thought his tone of voice to be distracting sometimes
nothing.
Some advanced biomechanical references that are to be covered in a future class confused me, but interested me at the same time.
Everything was great!
Everything taught was good knowledge for any future in healthcare related fields.
skipping over explaining parts of the powerpoint in the presentation. i would rather stay the entire class period and go over the powerpoint in greater detail. some students learn better when the professor explains it, not just by studying powerpoints and reading the book.
I did not think that any aspects of the course were least valuable. I think all aspects were important for learning the material and being successful in this course.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 27 (77%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 35 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 31 (89%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 28 (80%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 35 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 28 (80%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 31 (89%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 35 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 10 (29%) 22 (63%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 35 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 9 (26%) 22 (63%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 35 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 29 (83%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 35 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 32 (91%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 35 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 30 (86%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
everything is fine
Everything subject was covered very well.
I enjoyed his teaching style VERY much. I wouldn't change a thing....except being graded on spelling.
I really don't know. I thought it was great.
maybe have required homework assignments
Use laulima for grades
Use more class time? although I really enjoyed getting out early most of the time.
I think that the way he teaches is great and that it is very effective. He should continue teaching the way he currently does.
Potentially offer more opportunities for students to get together and study at the beginning of the quarter, it could help students figure out what exactly they need to be focusing on.
The exams are challenging which is good but often I felt to much material was covered for each exam which prevented my from bing able to retain all the information needed to succeed in each exam.
make classe easier muiltple choice
maybe half a page to one page of notes to use on exams
Keeping grades up to date
professor did good. maybe try to relate material to the different professional pathways we are trying to achieve. like for instance; relate muscles and injuries to different fields of study. muscles that are typically injured and rehabbed.
Have the class follow along in the movements-it might help them gain a better perspective on what they're learning.
Stay the same.
Speak louder. Road traffic noise and the swimming pool right outside the classroom made it difficult to hear the lectures sometimes.
explain more of the topics/concepts in the powerpoints. it may seem simple, but for some people, its confusing. If you could take the time to explain more things in the powerpoint during lecture, that could be beneficial to many students.
none
I liked the structure of this course and do not think that it needs to be improved in anyway because the material was presented very clearly and concisely.
I think it would be helpful if he maybe helped the students a little bit more on the lab part section of the course. Also clarify in more detail the specific naming of the material, such as a long sentence for an insertion of a muscle. Confusing at times on how to memorize how he wants us to write it.
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
enthusiastic knowledgable
knowledgable.
passionate and real
Efficient & Engaging
Very dedicated and knowledgeable
Smart, funny, good teacher but hard class
Knowledgeable, relatable
intelligent, friendly. helpful
Knowledgable, professional
intelligent and amazing...
strict, smart, sassy , (sexy)
Fair, Intellegent, Prepared
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Encouraging
Intellectual, Honest, Fair
smart and stern
hard, very hard, hardest teacher i ever had
hard and organized
passionate, knowledgeable, enthusiastic
Funny smart happy
very proper, original teaching style, good teacher.
Educated, disciplined, knowledgeable.
Awesome and knowledgable!
Thorough, helpful, funny
precise, fair, organized
knowledgeable and respectable
Helpful, knowledgable
Great Teacher
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.79 35 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 28 (80%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 28 (80%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 35 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (34%) 22 (63%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 35 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 30 (86%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 35 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (23%) 26 (74%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
i can think of any ways that this course could be improved
n/a
I would enjoy the neck and back muscles taught together. Slow down on the slides for those taking notes with pen and paper.
I felt like I learned the most and could demonstrate that new material the best when I associated the names and actions via pictures. More exam/quiz questions like that would be great.
There is a lot of material covered in this class, and I did pretty well on the exams. The only thing is that everything from previous sections I have already forgotten. Not that I would want to add to exam materials or quizzes, but maybe extra credit assignments could be used to make us go over old material to keep it fresh.
we should have more lab classes
Better review of the exams would allow the students to learn which parts of the lab they missed. Knowing the right answer is one thing; however with a picture attached to the question it would be more beneficial in the learning process.
Grades could be put on laulima to track progress.
More use of models during lectures
I don't believe this course can be improved.
To improve this course I think their should be some better way that students could be helped to better prepare for the exams. There is simply to much information to retain everything taught in lecture.
make it easier, expects so much
n/a
Just keeping grades up to date with students
really good course.
At the end of the semester, you should show more of the DVD. You could also upload a spreadsheet with grades/points to keep students informed at all times about their current situation (using ID #s for secrecy).
Instructor could use laulima to upload grades so that students would know where they are standing throughout the entire semester.
Maybe Dr. Prins could give students different ways of grouping muscles. Location, action, and names possibly. Every student learns differently and sometimes the way taught in class was not how I learned them best.
none
N/A
30. Other comments:
study study study
I enjoyed Mr. Prin's teaching style and humor. He is always available for questions and expects you to know your stuff. Mahalo nui loa for a great experience and knowledge:)
Great class!! Learned a lot, easy to understand material.
Difficult but rewarding class
Hahahaha, I love/hate when administering quizes, you comment about how easy a question should be and I have no idea what the answer is. Keep it up!
I was terrified of this class at first, but it has become one of my favorite and most challenging classes. If it wasn't for the attitude Dr. Prins took towards this class I probably would have hated it. It's nice to have a professor who seems to genuinely enjoy his job.
I have never enjoyed a professor more than Dr. Jan Prins. Working with him in and out of the classroom has been a pleasure and i regret that i will not have any other courses with him. He explains the material very clearly and gives opportunities for you to improve yourself in and out of the class.
great class, I learned a lot and was definitely challenged
make class easier hardest class i ever had in my life
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Great professor!
Wonderful class! I was challenged, learned a lot, and had fun. Dr. Prins is a great instructor.
i appreciate your approach and teaching attitude. your inclusion of stories, tidbits of experience allowed for connections with the material, and made concepts easier to understand and remember. I enjoyed having you as a teacher. I feel that your class was fair, your exams were fair, and that you were fair as a teacher. this is not said about many teachers.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this course and Dr. Prins' way of teaching. Everything was very concise and it was all memorization, so your success in this class is all based on how much you repeatedly test yourself and put in the time to memorize the material.
Great teacher, great class. Challenging but worth it. Really learned the material well.

Jan Prins: KRS463, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 463 - Sport Biomechanics Crn (Section): 85689 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.8 36 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 28 (78%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 36 0.17 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 35 (97%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 36 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 35 (97%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 36 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 34 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 36 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 36 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 4 (11%) 29 (81%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 30 (83%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (17%) 28 (78%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 36 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 10 (28%) 20 (56%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
applications to sport and health care
I believe the knowledge of knowing how your body works when just doing simple tasks were important. I also enjoyed how he relates the material to scenarios that are commonly known.
The applications within various sports of the material helped to understand it better and kept it interesting.
Its straightforward
The experience of Dr. Prins and his knowledge. He shows a lot of knowledge and is able to teach the material very effectively.
Doctor Prins' explanations of many topics out of the book provided information in much further detail than his slides or sometimes even the book provided.
Practical application of physics to body movements.
lecture notes - PowerPoint
The power points were very insightful
I really liked how Dr. Prins allowed us to talk to him after we take our quiz to argue our points on our quiz. It really allowed us to test how much we knew about the material. I also liked how he provided us with a lot of extra credit opportunities.
The connection made between physics and anatomy.
Just learning the concepts of biomechanics that relate to our everyday lives was interesting.
learning about gait
Quizes and exams
notes for exams
easy to understand
Dr. Prins has knowledge in this field rather than basic course knowledge.
incorporation of real life examples makes the material easier to understand
The PowerPoint slides were very informative. The practice problems posted online were also really helpful. Extra credit is always positive.
Dr. Prins was able to explain concepts very well.
Learning the biomechanics to help athletes perform better
Prins teaching methods were fabulous & helpful to understand book material.
directly related to what i want to do in life used what i learned earlier in the program
I really appreciate how prepared for class Dr. Prins is. He is experienced and knows so much information about his field. His presentation of lectures are very smooth and gives us time to ask questions. After exams, we would go over them as a class and after class he gives us time to come and receive more points if students felt they were marked wrongly.
All were valuable because they tied into real life situations
all the concepts that we learned in this class were all valuable, Dr Prins made sure that everything that we learned was tied into the concept of biomechaics
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
none
No information is least valuable.
Homework for extra points would be nice
None
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Everything taught in class was valuable information. I can't think of anything that was any less valuable.
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One thing that I didn't care for was the quizzes. The reason for that is because the way the questions were written for me were very confusing. I would study so hard for the quizzes, but the questions would throw me off.
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All aspects were valuable ; so none.
none
Explanations of things are not in detail and lectures are hard to gain concepts of content. I think he is a very knowledgable person and very highly respected but it seems people are easily intimidated by Dr. Prins. However I do respect him for who he is.
nothing
some of the math
The amount of information for one semester was kind of overwhelming
Nothing.
The quiz questions were always pretty vague. It was hard to know exactl what he wanted
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Nothing bad to say!
none
there were very few concepts that were least valuable. if anything some of the lectures could be considered least valuable if one were to not go into the field of biomechanics
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 4 (11%) 29 (81%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 36 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 36 (100%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 28 (78%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 36 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 34 (94%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 36 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 33 (92%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 36 0.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 35 (97%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 36 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 32 (89%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
some working on the slides can be confusing if not approached with Prins's same point of view.
He can improve this class by offering more opportunities for students to earn points. Higher extra credit points allow students to push themselves and work harder into passing the class.
provide more homework
The course is fine the way it is.
N/A
Speak louder. The road traffic and swimming pool right outside the classroom made it difficult to hear the lectures at times.
by having quizzes
I think that he could not make it so much of just a lecture class. There were times where the class got boring because he just lectured straight from the slides.
Can't think of anything that I would have to improve
none
Break down into detail of the concepts listed in the lecture and explain exactly what it is that he wants us to learn and how to prepare for the test.
he is doing well
Maybe more lab days
He's doing well!
Make the quiz questions more concrete and leave less room for confusion on what kind of answer he wants
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Nothing to say!!!
maybe simplify some of the concepts that we were studying. sometimes there can be an overload of information given and can be confusing to some of the students
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
kind, strict, organized
genius, smart
Knowledgeable, Organized, Prepared
Passionate Insightful
smart strict
Great instructor!
Educated, experienced
Great teacher!
Thorough, helpful, funny.
n/a
Knowledgable, understanding
Knowledgable, fair, cool
Funny, Engaging, Experienced
Strict, well-knowledged
fair and intelligent
Hard
knowledgeable
real good teacher
intelligent and thorough
knowledgable, stern
Knowledgeable, approachable, funny
fun, knowledgeable, helpful
Funny, Intelligent, and Clear.
great teacher
Enthusiastic, Knowledgable, Compassionate
funny. prepared. professional.
-enthusiastic - knowledgable
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 36 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
25. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 36 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 30 (83%)
26. The exams gave students an opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (81%)
27. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 36 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (89%)
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 36 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (28%) 25 (69%)
29. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
rewording of some slides for easier comprehension.
This course can be improved by splitting up the information. Too much too learn in a short amount of time is overwhelming.
More homework for extra points
The course is fine the way it is taught now.
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I thought the class was ran very efficiently and wouldn't change anything about it.
everything in the course is good
Maybe not be so early in the morning. There were times were there were hardly anyone in class. It is just very difficult for students to get up so early for a class, considering that they have other classes to worry about as well.
I'm not too sure. He seems to have this course down. Seasoned teacher
The course is already pretty good so I can't really think of anything.
none
stated above
nothing
although the course was pretty rigorous, maybe more practical demonstration or labs can be added. The time of the class kind of affected one's performance on an exam. Overall, I think Dr. Prince is a great professor.
none
I thought it was fine
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30. Other comments:
I really enjoyed Biomechanics!
No other comment
Really enjoyed this class.
Challenging course! Very interesting though and Dr. Prins makes it fun. Brush up on those math skills and look at those physics notes that are collecting dust cause you'll need them to take this course!
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Loved the class
I would recommend this course to someone who wants to take a biomechanics class.
The exams came straight from the material taught in class; so as long as students have good attendance and are engaged, they will do ok.
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One of the most useful courses I have ever taken. It's physics, yes, but physics that exercise science people can use!
Great professor!
I like that every so often he tells us how many more points we are able to get from the quizzes and exams that are left to take. He tells us we can come up to him and ask how we're doing in class, how many more points we need to pass etc. If you feel you were marked wrongly on a quiz, he would explain to you why it was wrong, but if he sees why you were confused, he makes you explain why you wrote the answer and if it satisfies Dr. Prins question and he deems you have knowledge in the subject, he would give you credit. He treated all students fairly, showed absolutely no favoritism, and gave us all an equal opportunity to earn points.

Jan Prins: KRS353, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Kinesiology & Rehab Science
Course: KRS 353 - Structural Kinesiology Crn (Section): 75863 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.64 36 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (42%) 20 (56%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 36 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 36 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 36 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 33 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (22%) 27 (75%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 36 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 10 (28%) 24 (67%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (22%) 27 (75%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 36 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 8 (22%) 25 (69%)
9. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 36 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (17%) 7 (19%) 21 (58%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The most valuable aspects of this course were the side stories that made the material easier to relate to. The examples whether they were experienced by the professor or another person made the topics covered interesting and fun to learn.
learning the required information for future classes.
All of it since it all pertains to my major.
Memorization techniques and learning good study habits.
The lab time.
Lab portion of exam
PowerPoints
professors ability to convoy his knowledge and the course material to the students
Labs before exams
He was very in depth and very knowledgeable which helped me and other students stay motivated and learn the material, and all of this information all of us can use later.
The knowledge of the course in general was very valuable and it all can be applied to everyday situations.
Explanation of lecture slides and letting us know exactly what he expected from the class.
I thought going through each muscle and its components one by one helped out a lot. Study guides were also very helpful as well.
Professor Prins demonstrated his knowledge and made it relatable through personal stories to make the story stick. I felt that was the most valuable, as it can be difficult to remember such bulky information but through personal stories, memorization was not as difficult.
lectures were very helpful as well as the power points
Dr Prins teaching methods allowed me to learn at my best capability. all the material covered was easily learnable and the curriculum was challenging as well
Power points and Lab sections were helpful for studying
This course is JAM PACKED with information but all useful and needed for a kinesiology major
this class is the base of knowledge needed for KRS and Dr. Prins presents the information in a mannor that is effect to learning the material.
I felt that the overall material was very important because we learned about the different muscles, bones, and their functions which is a very helpful because this is a good preparation for me since I want to become a physical therapist someday.
every aspect of the course was valuable, enjoyable anatomy/structural kinesiology class.
Everything
Everything
Professor Prins teaching style made it very easy to understand which helped a lot to remember what I was thought.
Learning about movements of the muscles, taking quizzes that applied to our learning skills and having open labs to look at the models and apply our knowledge.
The lab really helped when it came to studying for the exams. It was nice to see the models that would be used for the test.
learning about the muscles of the body
Knowing what was expected of us was valuable. He was clear on what we needed to study we had all the tools and having the book helped. If you studied his lectures and the book you definitely would do well
muscle groups
The teacher telling us exactly what he wanted us to say about muscle origin and insertions
Everything!
Understanding how course concepts would relate to real life situations.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None everything I learned was valuable
none
The timed quizzes
None
Labs
N/A
Nothing
I felt that there were no aspects that were not valuable
None
There weren't any parts of the class that wasn't important. Everything taught to us was something that would be useful in our future careers.
N/A
some of the aspects of the material covered wasnt really necessary for this class, just information that we might use later but not a guarantee
none
n/a
I think that every aspect of the course was valuable and they were all important.
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Nothing.
None. I learned alot from the course in itself.
n/a
Not being able to look at the ppt before hand because it wasn't up
Great, challenging course.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 28 (78%)
13. 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 36 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 34 (94%)
14. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 36 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 7 (19%) 27 (75%)
15. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 36 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 7 (19%) 26 (72%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 36 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (28%) 26 (72%)
17. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 36 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 5 (14%) 25 (69%)
18. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 36 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (19%) 28 (78%)
19. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 28 (78%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 36 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 5 (14%) 29 (81%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 36 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 30 (83%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
go through slides slower to allow the students to absorb the information presented
I think he does an excellent job teaching the course, I just wish he didnt count spelling.
Go slower through harder lectures.
none
Nothing
Don't assign the book since most of the slides are on the exam and the book doesn't say the same things sometimes.
he does a great job
N/A
I can't think of anything he can improve on, he is a great professor and is always prepared and always thinks of his students first.
overall I feel that Jan Prins has been doing an excellent job in teaching this course. He is a great teacher.
None
I would suggest that for at least some of the muscles, it would've helped if during the lecture he could use the models to show where they are exactly.
I think he is very well set and prepared for the course. I don't think nothing can/should be changed to make it better since it is already pretty organized and set.
nothing really, his material is well prepared for every class period. he has thorough knowledge of the topic and does an excellent job teaching the course
Keep doing what you are doing.
He is a little hard to understand sometimes and talks a little fast
n/a
I think that overall Dr. Prins was a very good professor. The only problem that I had was that there were times when he would talk a little too fast or he would sound monotone which made it difficult to understand him.
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Nothing
N/A
Nothing... he is awesome already.
Continue doing what he is doing.
Maybe give out homework assignments that would count towards our final grade to help boost it up.
n/a
make sure the ppt are up ahead of time
Spread out the amount of material over the semester. Nice to have a shorter final, but second midterm had an extreme amount of material
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
memorable interesting knowledgeable
Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable, Fair
Patient, approachable
Knowledgeable, direct, and confident
Knowledge
Very direct, to the point
Informative. knowledgeable
Thoughtful, Knowledgeable, and Kind
Knowledgeable, respectful and enthusiastic
Friendly, helpful, encouraging
Organized, knowledgeable, subtly funny
Funny Motivator
enthusiastic, knowledgable, user friendly
Sincere, Caring, Honest
knowledgable
knowledgable
knowledgeable, passionate, understanding
knows his stuff fair grader pimp
Intelligent , organized , nice
Knowledgeable and fair.
Clear, Organized, and Intelligent.
helpful, knowledgable, friendly
Intelligent, helpful, and motivator
fair, clear, enthusiastic
Enthusiastic, stern, knowledgeable
knowledgeable and helpful
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, poised
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good