eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Irvin Cohen

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FAMR230, Spring 2014
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Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Spring 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 34761 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 22 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 12 (55%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 22 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 13 (59%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 22 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 11 (50%) 9 (41%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (18%) 15 (68%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 22 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 11 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (23%) 15 (68%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 22 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 7 (32%) 11 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 22 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (18%) 15 (68%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (23%) 15 (68%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 22 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (36%) 12 (55%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is a very good teacher, understanding and very well organized.
Awesome teacher and always available. Really enjoyed his class
His knowledge in human developments helped me a lot in my life situations. He uses a lot of metaphors to help us understand.
Emails are very prompt, great at reminding students on upcoming events and about homework, which not a lot of professors do. Love the jokes that keep us entertained through a 3-hr class tperiod.
Very knowledgeable in his subject.
He knew the subject very well and he knows how to make the class interesting.
He gives feedbacks on our postings and made sure that we are on track.
He is very knowledgable.
Friendly, easy to talk to, sincerely cares about students.
Make the class enjoyable to be in, the learning environment it fun and not boring. He's good at speaking so we know exactly what he's trying to say. We dont have to keep asking him to repeat himself. He's very knowledgeable about his subject and that makes the class easier because we can ask questions and he can answer it.
He is very laid back. He tries his best to inform you of what you need to do in your assignments. Everything is in the syllabus so it was easier for me to look at his instructions all in one place. I also like how he makes it easy for us to navigate our book for our exams.
Yes. he is so generous.
Not only does he know this material, he is very helpful to students. Very fair.
He is open, encourages open talks in class and knowledgable about topic at hand.
He is very interesting. He can get the whole class involved.
He gives us study guide so we can follow it to study
nice guy, wants students to succeed.
very knowledgeable, thorough and clear on requirements.
His response time to emails is really quick so I don't ever have to worry that my questions are going unanswered.
Prof. Cohen is really knowledgeable on his FMAR lectures and human development theories , he will use friendly , easy to understand terminology during lecture to encourage us to learn and understand every experiences, he is super patient with foreign student ( like myself) and always take extra time to explain many times to review with us before chapter exams. I personally believe that he is an highly respectful and caring educator.
He gave out a lot of extra credit points and had a lot of classmate interactions which is not usual from my experience of going to college which i liked.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None. His way of teaching is good the way it is.
longer breaks :)
more class activities that will help us understand whatever topic is focused on .
Powerpoints need to be better when you present. It seems that the outline in the discussions area in Laulima is more understandable.
None.
I have not suggestions. I really liked this class.
he should do less writing in laulima because there were too much writing already.
none
No changes.
Nothing.
Nothing actually. He was a very, very good teacher.
He may want to add more in class activities.
the class time is long and the exam is confused
assignments need to be less vague. myself and other students would contact each other often because we would, a lot of times, not understand directions for his very specific assignments. syllabus and study guide was not always completely clear. however, study guide was for the most part very helpful :)
During the first class period it would be nice if you emphasize to the students that the baby talk assignment is due really soon that way they take it seriously.
I'd suggest to change the point system because i feel like just because you don't reach a certain number of points makes you pass or fail. I personally feel that that is stupid. Even if i'm passing or not but the point system shouldn't determine if a person understands or knows what he or she is learning in class. If they do all the hw assignments and get A/B on the exams but here and there get a low grade on a paper why would they get a lower grade than what they should be getting.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He answers question personal and in emails. He is very easy going and easy to get along with.
He gives us a lot of slack and allows us to get feedback before our final postings are due. Also gave us the opportunity to improve our grades
Always replied back to students within the day. If needed, cell number is given on the syllabus if something is really important.
When a student sneeze, he would hand out a tissue to the student.
He listened to what we had to say and was available to us outside of class.
Same as other teachers he emails students when there's questions or if there's something missing for students.
He cares about attendant too
yes, he cares and wants to make sure everybody knows when things are due and whats happening in class.
He emailed us to let us know changes, he gives us critiques on our assignments we post.
He tries to answer our questions as best as he can even if the questions gets repetitive sometimes. He gives in class activity points for people who actually come to class and other extra credit opportunities as well.
He gave many chance to make up the credit.
there was extra credit opportunities. incentives for coming to class and staying :)
He responded to emails promptly, even on weekends. He mentioned topics that students mentioned in emails that appeared to be common concerns for the class. He arranged e.c at times for students.
He was always willing to help students in need.
he was always available after class and by email. stated in syllabus and on the first day, that "this is a no stress class", which was very much appreciated.
He emailed students with class updates and assignment reviews quickly.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes definitely. Professor Irvin is very approaching and his assignments is not that hard. Just do your work and you will ace the course for sure :))
YES
Yes, although it is a very long class it was certainly educational
Yes, definitely. Class was enjoyable despite the 3-hr period. It made me want to read the textbook.
Yes, He is very easy and cool.
Yes because his class is very interesting.
yes, because the class is easy but a little challenging.
Yes. I would. Because he is really nice professor.
yes, I would because I feel like I can talk to him and that he is a good person. He is very helpful and lays all the assignments out on his syllabus so it is easy to know when things are due. He also keeps us students updated with email notifications.
Yes I would recommend him because he's fun, we have good class discussions.
Yes! He is an overall great teacher.
yes. he is very nice person.
Yes, already have!
Absolutely recommend! I learned so much in this class that is applicable to my life and its helped me appreciate human development more. It opened my eyes to things I learned in my life and shows me how my nephew is developing.
Yes because it was a very good class.
yes even though he has many works to do but he gave us chance to edit the posting so that we can get higher grade
yes. my only advice would be for him to give slightly clearer directions on assignments. all and all he is a good teacher.
Yes. Because of the way he does the chapter postings every week the students are forced to learn on there own from the book. His study guides are also extremely helpful when it comes to studying for the exam.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacherð???ð???
9 out of 10 rating.
He is very kind because he sometimes hand out candies because he knows students can be very tired.
He is very good at keeping his students attention by making it interesting.
He is friendly
Makes class interesting with his lectures and videos, also gets everyone to participate! Includes everyone!
Nothing else.
Keep doing the good work!
Keep on KCC lecture staff!
He is a good teacher.
he has a fun sense of humor. his class is relatively enjoyable despite that it's 3 hours long. group work helps time to pass.
18. Other comments:
Thank You Irv. Really enjoyed your class
Keep it Up!
I really liked this class.
He is so cute
I can tell he knows lots about this subject.
None.
This should be a writing intensive course.
Repeat #17. Excellent teacher! Highly recommended!

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 34840 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 11 (55%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 8 (40%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%) 8 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (45%) 11 (55%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (65%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%) 8 (40%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 10 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very good communication and prompt feedback.
Course material and assignments are organized.
He helps out the students if they are having trouble with their grades and sees what he can do about it
He is prepared and organized at all times. His major strength is the ability to design lessons with all students in mind.
He grades the weekly assignments quickly and gives feedback on why he took points off for certain assignments.
He is very knowledgeable about the subject.
He cared enough for his students. He wants them to all succeed. He is a very fair.
Knowledge
Professor Cohen was always prompt in responding to our chapter postings, and his comments were encouraging. The assignments were clear and easy to understand because he had examples available, which I found useful, especially because it's a DL course.
Communication and motivation. The course outline was precise and clear from the start. Expectations were there and I knew exactly what had to be done
Gave compliments to students after each posting
knows The SubjeCt.
Professor Cohen did really well to teach this class online and have everyone understand their duties as a student.
Very knowledgeable about FAMR subject. Cares about how the students will succeed in class.
Knowledgeable and Fair.
He replies to student's emails very quickly for any questions and/or concerns.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He could read over his emails before he sends it out because a lot of times words are misspelled.
nothing that is a concern
None
I suggest taking the time to answer a student's question instead of copying and pasting a paragraph from the syllabus or example of an assignment so the student has to search and figure out what you are trying to say the answer is. This came off as not willing to really be helpful. Also some of the test questions on every test would be different than the information provided in the textbook.
When people ask for help then it would be very nice if he could act like he wants to help. Sometimes I feel like he answers my questions like as if I am bothering him or if it was a stupid question. Bad enough some people are shame to ask for help and then when they get a response like that then they do no want to ever ask for help! Maybe be more polite
The class seemed like a very writing intensive class although it was not. I hoped the chapter assignments could be a little bit shorter and less in demand.
None his class was great.
Revise posting instructions - just one step-by-step instructions for chapters 1-15. Add "Chat" in the Laulima where students and teachers can post short messages/responses.
N/A
Have more office hour availability.
None.
Reply to students just a little bit more clearly.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would email me to let me know if I missed an assignment.
He replies back to questions and emails promptly
by replying and telling them what they can improve on
He emails us when there are changes or added informations on laulima. He listens to his students. He replies asap when emailed.
He changed the due date for a couple of assignments when Laulima was down for a day or two during the week, which was helpful. He gives good feedback so you can understand why he took points off of an assignment. Also, he gave multiple extra credit opportunities.
Interact in discussions more
He graded fairly and was quick to admit if there was anything wrong with the exam. He allowed for those who are in a bad situation to take the exams. I truly appreciated it a lot.
Professor Cohen didn't hesitate to comment on our chapter postings: gave suggestions on how to better deliver the information on the topic.
Replied to concerns immediately.
Contacted the students if they had any problems. And was always ready to answer any questions.
Always replied to online posting and congratulated well done on exams.
He tells you ahead of time what you need to improve in your writing/work to get a better garade.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Very good communication with his students
Yes, because he has good study guides available for you and the weekly assignments you can choose what you want to write about (1 page). Doesn't combine entire course material into 2 exams, he breaks it up into 4 exams which is easier to study and learn. Everyone should be able to get an A in this class as long as you're not lazy and procrastinate.
yes i would
Yes I will surely recommend Professor Irvin Cohen to other students because he knows what he does and he cares for his students. His online activities are very good for students to learn.
I would not because some of the material and syllabus wasn't exactly clear about the requirements and he wasn't as helpful as I would have liked in explaining assignments and grading requirements.
Yes because his class is good and interesting. He is also very knowledgeable on the subject
yes! He makes the students be aware of their learning and helped me remember by connecting it to my own life, my community, and very specifically to Hawaii.
Yes, his class was straight forward. He provided an excellent study guide for the exams. He was also very friendly and also quick to respond to emails.
Definitely! Although this is a DL course, his responses to my postings confirmed that he is actually taking the time to go over my postings. I always look forward to receiving a comment back after each chapter, which encourages me to produce a better paper the next time.
Yes I would.
No. He does not have very good communication skills. Both emails and directions were always very vague and unprofessional. A lot of huh?'s when he would respond to emails or give directions for a specific assignment. Had a lot of errors on exams..
Yes, i would. he is very friendly and responds to emails very quickly.
Yes. Better to take him in person than online to get a better interaction relationship.
Yes, great instructor for those requiring this course.
Yes! Especially Nursing Majors because his class is easy-you just need to put time and effort to maintain an A. His class requires you to write your thoughts about the assignments. One page a week, easy!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I like how he gives you opportunities to make corrections on your assignments so that you can get full credit for it. He also gives extra credit which helps alot!
He is a great online teacher.
He is an ok teacher but some of the requirements in the syllabus aren't very clear and are hard to figure out at first.
Knowledgeable about the subject and subject is very interesting
Thank you so much for caring and being so understanding toward your students situation! It was truly appreciated!
Thank you!
I truly enjoy this course. Again, hearing from him after each postings, confirms that he is taking the time to review my work, which encourages me to do better every time. This course study is very realistic and I can relate and understand more regarding each developmental stages. This is useful to me as a parent to two young girls.
Thank you Professor
To me, it seems like he puts effort in trying to have his students pass his course with a grade of A which I cannot complain about =)
18. Other comments:
Treat people how you would want to be treated!
Thank you again, I have learned a lot in your class. I am retaking this class to bump my B into an A. And I can honestly say with the posting we had to do with the theories and inclusion of names, I actually know them and not because I memorized it, but because I was able to apply to them to my life!
Fortunate to have him as a professor!!!!! Also, encourages feed back from students; allows "make up" to better grades.
Fun writing class!

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 32092 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 9 (53%) 5 (29%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 9 (53%) 5 (29%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 6 (35%) 7 (41%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 17 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (53%) 8 (47%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is a great man full of great information. Always keeping his students attention.
His major strengths were being knowing the information in his class very well. He gave people a chance to re correct his work for a higher grade. and always responded promptly to questions and emails.
Irv is an all around great teacher. Accessible outside of the classroom and also has a sense of humor that made students want to come to class
He's very approachable and flexible. He encourages everyone to participate in discussions and relates real life experiences to the various topics.
He tries to make the material more accessible by giving examples from his own life and asking students to give their own personal examples to relate to concepts we are learning.
He made me believe what he was teaching and seemed passionate about the subjects. He was very informative and tried to get the class involved, may it be by group discussion or student input during lectures. He had his grading criteria and stuck to it.
He is very well organized. Definitely have sense of humor which makes the class fun not boring at all.
Very knowledgable about the course.
His syllabus was good and had enough information on it. His gradings was also good.
he visually showed many videos or clips on the subject, he talked about his experiences, asked about ours, and got people involved with class discussions
Encouraging student participation during class, lecturing in a non-academic fashion. This is not meant to be a negative, I think his lecture style was excellent for students who are new to human development and psychology.
He creates activities where we work in groups. Make the couple hours in there not to terribly long.
Even though class is a bit more than two hours, he tries his best to make the class energized by being funny. He knows his material well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I think he is perfect. So nice and full of personality and life.
mr. cohen needs to explain his work more clearly. i feel like i was putting everything into my work but still was not getting all the points i believed i deserved.
To not have drop box assignments.
Make the guidelines for the discussions more clear regarding the theories.
I would suggest that he stop telling sexist jokes, which are unnecessary and not funny, and educate himself regarding the distinction between gender and sexual/romantic orientation. I often found myself irritated that he seemed to conflate the two concepts.
After each class, take brief notes on what you talked about and then re-read before the next class. It may help with your repetitiveness.
Thank you for your time Dr. Cohen.
More discussions in groups.
more class activities in groups
Relate the human development theories that he emphasizes through the posting rubric to the topics discussed in class more frequently and clearly.
Keep students engaged. Most of us were dosing off.
I wish he had more office hours rather than just one day for half an hour before class starts.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He absolutely showed concern and was very patient.
he did not really show concern for students. He gave the syllabus and we were to go over it and know when things are due. and if we had questions it was our job to contact him or ask in class.
He showed compassion toward everyone and was flexible when conflict of schedule would occur.
He is friendly and always stayed after class to answer our questions and speak with us students about our performance in class if we wished.
Allowed us to correct our first test and re-submit postings. Offered extra credit for those who did student learning. Tried to get students involved in class discussion to get inputs from other people besides himself. On grading his posts he kept the student informed by explaining why he graded a certain why.
Allowed for a chance to resubmit or edit postings.
He was early for class so it allowed those who came in early to ask qustions before other students arrived.
He linked the subject of study with real life experiences, gave advises, made us think for ourselves, and gave us opportunities to get more points on assignments
He was an excellent listener when approached and gave students many opportunities to edit or improve work if they wished.
He was always helpful with students falling behind.
I got an F on one of my exams because I did not know there was a exam that day, and he asked me how come I didn't say I wasn't prepared for it, and i could of taken it another time which I did not know because I thought teachers do not let students do that. So, thats one great way. I wish I knew before though because it would of help my grade.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would absolutely recommend him.
i would because its a simple class if you can understand exactly how he wants his work completed.
Yes, I enjoyed the class and his teaching style.
To those students who don't mind a more old-school professor and those who want a course with straightforward expectations, yes.
Yes. I learned a lot from the class. You will walk away smarter. This class is also for someone who isn't the greatest test taker. His grading system is spread out between assignments, a research paper and tests. The grade is not weighed down on ones ability to take a test.
I would recommend him because he knows the subject and is very approachable.
Yes, although it was a 3 hour class it was a fun and interesting one. Also, you basically have to read the chapter before coming to class that week so it's easier to get into the topics
yesâ?¦ as long as students keep with the work and study his study guides, they will do just fine
Maybe. One strength and also the major difficulty with this class is that the postings are designed in such a way as to require you to read the whole textbook, however, the assigned textbook is awful and contains a large amount of fluff that could have been left out while still giving the student a solid understanding of the basics of human development theories and some examples of practical application. Writing the postings got to be tiresome after a while, just because it is an intense mental process. It would be nice if students could choose to do a few less postings in favor of another method of academic activity, such as short in-class presentations? I did not like the weeks when the postings were doubled as I didn't get to spend as much time with the text as I would have liked.
Yes. Hes a good teacher its just a really long class and a lot of info in one day.
Yes because he lets students bring up their grade in many ways such as editing homework, and service learning as well. His homework, and exams are not hard. It is reasonable to do the homework because at least you read what you are interested in each chapter.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great man!
hes a nice person and very knowledgable.
I felt his class is like a writing intensive class. Why don't you change your class as WI?
He's a great teacher and I would recommend him to future students.
I wish there were more teachers like him.
N/a
He tells funny jokes and he's a good teacher over all.
He is a very nice man.
Hes a good teacher give plenty of personal experience and lets students share for themselves.
Nice.
18. Other comments:
He needs a raise. He is the true meaning of I'm here to teach and 100% enjoyed what he does. He is a proud man.
N/a
thank you

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 32096 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.69 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His assignments and exams were very clear. His major strengths are that he is organized, helpful, and on point with the assignments and exams.
none.
The course material he presented is very clear and very effective and very understandable and well organized.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would suggest that he lists the human development theories in the syllabus so that there's no confusion.
He needs to be more organized. It's clear that he didn't even proofread the materials he distributed to students, especially the syllabus. There were sections missing, sections repeated word-for-word, and completely irrelevant sections that he had obviously copied and pasted from somewhere. He didn't make the slightest effort to present a coherent syllabus, or he would have caught the most obvious mistakes.
He should teach the course. This was, by far, the worst online class I've ever taken. A five-point procedure of busywork that could be applied to each chapter is not instruction. Please see the syllabus. On top of the lazy approach, Cohen could not even be bothered to use complete sentences. I learned nothing from this class that I wouldn't know had I only purchased the book.
For now there is none. He is a great teacher. He provides a great atmosphere for learning.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He sent reminders about upcoming exams and gave study guides about the exams.
He did not. I have no idea what he is like, because I never participated in a lesson. "Summarize the chapter" gives me no instructional guidance. Outrageous.
As an online student, he does show concern by sending messages and comments on our chapters posting or other assignment posting for how I do the format for my posting, what I missed and don't understand.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend Professor Cohen because his class is very informative, challenging, and easy.
Absolutely not. The extreme disorganization of his syllabus and other written material made it more of a challenge to discern what the requirements were than to actually learn the material
Absolutely not. Just read the book, it's the same experience.
Yes.Because he knew the subject area and he believe in all his students. He does encourage everyone to do their best and ask for everyone participation in the subject area.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I have nothing else to say.
He is very professional, very encouraging and very understandable and nice.
18. Other comments:
I am not simply a bitter student who is doing poorly, I expect to end with an A or B, and am on the KCC dean's list. I honestly feel robbed of the interesting academic experience with which a course in human development should have provided me. I am earning an education degree, and have a natural interest in the subject. I have, until now, had an excellent experience at KCC, including the several online courses I have enrolled in.

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 35024 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.67 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
I like that he really cares about his students and that he's really helpful.
Understanding. Allowed me to make up an exam due to confusion on the due date. Understands that many of us are taking online classes because of our demanding personal and professional lives.
honestly the class was amazing. i loved it. it wasnʻt as overwhelming as most summer classes. and i learned!
Irvin Cohen's assignments are interesting and organized well. He answers e-mails promptly and gives clear answers and positive feedback. I had the impression from his his messages and postings that he cares about the students and our success in the class.
Even though it was an online class he still makes it obtainable for you to get a good grade.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None. The course material is straightforward. Good text book. Chapter responses are helpful in understanding material.
nothing honestly. the study guides were perfect. each chapter section was great to talk about. perfect timing for the classes too.
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He really cared for his students because he communicates to us with e-mails, he's understanding, and very helpful.
Encourage participation. Participated in online discussions
yes. he answered my calls my emails everything. anything i needed help with, especially being an online class itʻs hard, but this was great.
Responds to email almost right away. THAT IS HUGE IN AN ONLINE CLASS!!!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would recommend him to students because he is a great professor who really knows his subject and he communicates well with his students as well as help them out.
Yes because I had a positive experience with the course.
yes! and i have. my cousin is signing up next semester.
Yes, Most definitely!!!!!!
Yes.
yes, he's a good teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you for being a great professor.
Good job, bro.
great teaching skills.
Thank you so much for everything, Professor Cohen, you are the best of the best. Again, I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for us. You guided us through all the chapters, and help us get As.
Thanks for making this fast pace course not have me pull to much of my hair out!
18. Other comments:
thanks for the great summer!
He's a great professor. I would definitely take another class from him.

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 33806 (0)     33807 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (42%) 8 (53%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (33%) 4 (27%) 3 (25%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 12 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 10 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (58%) 9 (60%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 9 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (17%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 15 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (13%) 5 (42%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (33%) 5 (42%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 4 (33%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (42%) 4 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 11 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he know his subject area
His assignments got us to think for ourselves
Very open minded can talk about varies subjects without holding back.
He gave international students special concerns, which was great to encourage me to study.
Irvin Cohen's major strength as a teacher is that he's very knowledgeable about this subject.
He is very wise and funny.
He knew the material.
His grading is exactly what he expects, as said on his syllabus.
I appreciate that the grades were up quickly after an assignment or exam was due.
Appreciative and considerate to everyone's response and helping each and everyone of us along the way.
He is straight forward with his answers
Very prompt feedback is given after each assignment. Easy to contact. Engages students to apply content to their own lives.
As an online teacher, he was very good at informing his students about if they were doing an assignment incorrectly and promptly told us how to fix it.
I think he encouraged us to think about life in a different manner by requiring the weekly postings.
Everything was laid out in the syllabus. Very well organized and graded assignments quickly.
He responded to email promptly.
Taking the distance learning course, I think his syllabus was clear to understand and stayed true the due dates on postings.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
Actually talk about the chapter/s that you are going over about information that will be on the test. You repeat a lot of the same stories and they don't relate to the chapter.
Make tests easier to study for.
If can, I wanted this class to be 2 or 3 classes in a week, not one class.
I would suggest to have more videos.
Try not to lecture too much. Although I personally think you give wise advice, sometimes you go on and on and on.
Spend more time on lecture rather than subjects that do not relate to the material.
I would suggest that he read student's postings' thoroughly because I had some incidents when he had to change my grade because he didn't see all the required information in my posting, when it was actually in there.
The assignments that were did not necessarily reflect the exams that were giving. The grading is pretty harsh and made me feel like my writing was not good enough. When you email him or send him a private message, he also does not get back to you within the day and the emails are very vague without very much substance to work with. He also does not allow the letter grade and percentage in the Gradebook so we are left to guess what we are getting in his class until he emails you that you are failing.
None.
n/a
Possibly set up alerts when exams are due
It was difficult for me to understand what was required in each posting until Mr. Cohen sent out an email breaking it down for us as to exactly what he was looking for in each posting. He has a break down of it on the course syllabus but I think it helped to have that extra explanation of what is required and how he determines his grading criteria.
None
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he made sure the students was okay and knew what they were doing. HE was available for students outside of class
was available after class to answer questions. His lectures included information that would improve our daily lives.
Giving suggestions and ways to improve their grades and learn more.
He always shows his concerns for students by asking students if we have questions.
Irvin Cohen show concern for students by giving them a chance to improve on their grade such as extending due dates on postings.
He welcomes questions and shares his life so that we can learn from him.
Offered extra credit opportunities and allowed me to take my exam early because of a conflict.
He replied to students immediately after a concern or question.
When students werent following the discussion post format correctly he sent out a notice trying to correct us.
If we would turn in our responses early, he would leave comments or recommendations for us to do before the deadline, thus improving our final scores.
He tried to check up on me when I was turning in assignments
n/a
By emailing us,allowing extensions, and allowing mak up work/extra credit
He sent out emails at the beginning of the semester for each posting and the first exam to either guide us on how to do better to to let us know that we are doing a good job. I think he knew when we were getting the hang of things.
Emailed me telling me what I should fix on my assignments to get a better grade even though it's stated clearly in the syllabus.
I was in an accident and out of school for a little while. Professor Cohen was very fair about making up missed assignments
he kindly sent out email reminders regarding postings that weren't clear to students
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, because he is a good instructer
Yes, great teacher fun class. Not boring.
Yes i would and actually some of my friends decided to take it in next fall. The biggest reason is because of his personality and his way of teaching things. They are well organized and interesting.
Yes, I would recommend Irvin Cohen to other students.
Yes, I believe he is suitable to teach this subject.
yes
His class easy! However, I would recommend his class because he makes you learn on your own, by applying what you read in the chapters to your daily lifestyle.
Yes because his online class is simply straight forward. The work for this class is not too demandind. The assignments allow for learning without having to stress about getting them done.
No, because my personal experience with him is something I would not want anyone else to have.
Yes because he gives a well organized cirriculum that will help everyone destined to take health science courses.
Yes because he is a nice yet fair teacher
Yes. Material is easy to follow. Assignment requirements are clear and with the on-line class, you can work ahead if you need to.
Yes I would, it was a good online class
Oh yes. I think that if a student is willing to learn, they will surely benefit from Mr. Cohen's class.
Absolutely. Very interesting subject and everything expected in clearly stated from the start. No unexpected assignments and a clear schedule for when everything is due.
Yes, online course doesn't have any surprises were there is a change in assignments
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he is kind and caring
nothing
I learned a lot of things in FAMR class,such as about life.
I like his advice and his humor.
Thank you for the great year Mr. C!
Thank you!
Interesting class. I have definitely seen a different aspect of life and people.
I enjoyed having you as a teacher :-)
good teacher
18. Other comments:
nothing
FAMR has been a really fun class and I enjoyed it a lot.
If it was not for my other online class (which was a great experience) I would not have wanted to take online classes anymore.
n/a
:)
none

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 31258 (0)     31266 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 5 (33%) 2 (14%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (43%) 9 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 15 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 6 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (57%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 12 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 12 (80%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 13 (87%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Although the lecture classes may be long, he keeps the students interested by various ways of teaching such as film, group discussions powerpoints, along with the lectures. The concepts that we discuss in class are utilized by Cohen explaining them in real-life situations that makes it easier to visualize and keeps us engaged and interested.
He knows a lot about the material. He keeps the class interesting with group discussions.
Lectures were very infomative and gave a clear understanding of the chapters.
-Gives students notice of assignments and due dates
very upbeat and uses current events to relate to the studies that way we as students can understand better
Professor Cohen is a very detail oriented instructor, he spent lots of time to correct students' assignments and exams.
I felt he knew the material well and made group discussions interesting.
He knows his subject really well.
He knows a lot about this subject.
One of his strengths is his experience in the career field.Brings a lot of real experiences to the material. He uses multi media and visual aides for his lectures. Extremely helpful and resourceful with the material we had to study.
He is great at being up front with what is expected for homework and exams.
The way Mr. Cohen teaches. He explains everything with the power so and it makes it easier for me to understand.
I like his positive outlook on life and that shows through his teaching.
Very organized
If you make an inquiry about a grade he gave you for one of the assignments, you can email him and he will usually respond quickly and resolve the questions/concerns that you had.
Irvin Cohen is very in interested in the success of his students. He encourages students to think outside the box and really encouraged participation.
He's very understandable and easy teacher to work with. He always responded promptly to the students requests. His classes are interesting. He makes students interacting in his classes because he reads and answer to the posts. He is very knowledgeable in the class that he teaches. He is a teacher that work along with the students to pass his classes successfully. Doesn't make things easy because he wants us to learn, but help us a lot because he wants us to complete the courses with the best score possible. Personally, this should be every teacher attitude.
The class was well organized and consistent. He always responded to my emails promptly.
States what needs to be addressed to get full credit. Is straight forward about directions and instructions.
Clearly laid out course, well organized on-line class. All material was sourced primarily from one text. He gave prompt feedback and grading.
communicative with his students.
I appreciated the opportunity to edit papers to get a higher score up until the due date. He is an experienced teacher that has clear thoughts on what his students should know at the end of the term, and they understand what they must do along the way in order to reach those goals. Very knowledgeable in his field.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Sometimes I think I know what the online postings require to get full points and other times I'm not so sure.
none
-Give all students a chance to make up work, even if they did it, and didn't do work -Make classes more interesting, they're long so make it worth the time
Love the class, perfect outline.
nothing
N/A
none.
Maybe if there were less power points and lectures it would be better,just because the class is so long. I like the group discussions though.
I wouldn't make any changes to the class.
NA
Sometimes I found that I get pretty tired in that class. Maybe more group discussions? Because when i'm in a group I get more engaged in the topic than when its just about lecturing.
None
Make your instructions for assignments like the human development rubrics less ambiguous and provide more examples.
I would suggest clarifying certain instructions like that of the rubric. Some details may have been lost in translation.
Learning Service cannot be completed by all students. It might affect students scores. If we are taking online courses is because we cannot dedicate to much time to other tasks. Would be possible another option such an online research?
The rubrics used for chapter posting still confuses me to this day. I thought I was following instructions but was never really sure exactly where I went wrong. For some reason I found him to be somewhat intimidating and hard to approach.
Revise the syllabus to correct any questionable points. Especially, with Exam 3 being only 2 chapters and Exam 4 being 5-6 chapters.
He offered some extra credit, but it was time specific, requiring attendance at specific times. I take online classes because I have a hard time making regular scheduled appointments due to work hours. I would have appreciated some extra credit opportunities that I could have done on my own time, like additional essays or research projects or the like.
To maybe be a little bit more personal. As well as more deeper instructions to his assignments, not everyone understands.
I suggest to be more clear as to what constitutes a well developed post or paper. We also got information about service learning opportunities once in the beginning of the semester, but nothing thereafter. It would of been good to be updated on the possible options and opportunities throughout the semester. Would have liked to see more feedback on student posts in order to encouraged discussion and ideas within the classroom.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Cohen gave us opportunity for extra points, especially if we came to class (since lectures are only once a week) and was readily available outside of class, through email and even through the phone.
He would regularly email students if there were any changes regarding tests, quizzes, etc.
He posted responses to postings to help you improve content.
Allows those who missed classes to make up work and tests.
very open, had given us email and phone number and talked before and after class
He spent lots of time to correct each student's exam.
He allowed for questions in class and allowed extra time for late chapter postings
He always updated his grade book on laulima so students can see what they are getting so far. He always remind students that the posting is due on certain date. He always ask students in class if they have questions. If students are failing or concern about their grade, he always try to help the students on how they can bring up their grade.
He gives you many opportunities to improve your grade. He gives you study guides to help prepare for exams. Your grades are based on the amount of work you put into class. He allows you to make up posting or retake an exams and extra credit opportunities are available.
He encouraged questions inside and outside of class and emailed us if we had scores on tests or assignments that were low.
He kept reminding us about postings and tests and he also went through the material that we dont understand so that we will be ready for a test. He lets us make up a posting when our grade isnt so well.
Offered to edit posts that were submitted early so that more points can be earned
He showed concern for students by emailing us about our chapter posting scores. If we did not meet the 20 points, he told us a few ways we could earn more points.
see section 13
Irvin Cohen encourged turning in work on time but also showed he concern because he allowed students to take a test they may have missed. He really wants his students to succeed.
He wanted us to learn how to follow rubrics in our posts and allowed students to edit so we were able to recognize and repair our mistakes.
He was understanding when I had a personal situation come up in class.
By posting on the class discussion board and/or sending out emails reiterating instructions and advise.
Being an online class I guess the only way to gauge this would be in feedback and promptness of replies to emails, which he was consistent and swift in. He also gave make up opportunities for missed assignments.
Mr. Cohen goes deeper than rigidly following a course syllabus. He sensed when students need more time to absorb the material and, within limitations, are willing to give it to them. Gave us chance to turn assignment that were not completed on time. Shows compassion that it a great trait for an effective teacher!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would definitely recommend Cohen to other students because I learned the entire textbook, in depth, through his class. Classes are also interesting, even if they are long. I really like his teaching style. Online postings also had to be up to par with the rubrics, displaying that he is a fair grader and doesn't just scan through the postings, you get what you deserve.
yes, he is a very good teacher. his class is long but he keeps it interesting with visual aids and group discussions.
Yes, I would highly recommend him as an instuctor. He helps students grasp the material through his lectures, group discussions and media which I feel helped me alot.
No, he isn't fair and his classes are very boring, therefore students won't want to attend.
yes, he made human development very fun.
yes, because he is a caring instructor.
Yes, because he is a very understanding professor that is willing to help out his students.
Yes definitely. He is very knowledgeable and funny guy. He always go over power point slides and show videos. That way we have a better understand on the life span. Also put students in group so we can discuss on the chapter in class. In case someone do not understand the textbook or have questions.
Yes
This will help me in nursing greatly. I recommend his class if you want to be able to use the information after completing the class. The information is relevant to the real word.
Yes. He's an awesome teacher. He's very clear and understandable and his assignments really make you think about your life.
Yes, he is good at presenting the material in a practical manner and thorough at explaining student questions.
Yes I would, Even though we go through each chapter so fast it wasn't a very hard class. It all depended on the students, if they did the work they'll get the grade they deserve if not then they'll still get the grade they deserve.
Yes, the class takes some time and effort to do well but he gives opportunies to better your grade.
yes, very organized class
Yes I would because his assignments have helped me think for myself. Despite his assignments being a bit challenging to earn full points, it has made me see what I need to improve on.
I think I would based on the fact that he actually responds to student inquiries about grades.
Yes, I would recommend Irvin Cohen because he is a fair and well informed teacher.
HIGHLY recommend because he'll work along with the student to succeed.
Yes, it was a good class and I learned a lot.
yes, assignments are mostly organized with little room for clarification. If so, students may email or post a question and get a timely response.
Yes I would, it was a very clear course. The grade was based on a number of different factors as opposed to some classes where your grade is from 3 big exams, you had an opportunity to improve or upkeep your grade with chapter responses on a weekly basis. I appreciate that, as it allows some peace of mind, being able to track my progress from the beginning.
Yes because I like the independency of his course but if the student needs more hands on then probably no.
Yes, He response promptly to any question. Organizes and prepares course material way in advance so you can plan and manages your time. Is committed to teaching and has a philosophy supporting student-centered learning
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
A pretty funny teacher too, which helps with the long lectures. But he definitely knows his teaching material and is organized and structured.
excellent professor
He seems very racist and is fast to stereotype students.
laughed more than any other class, but also learned the most since it was fun
Thank you for your class.
He is very helpful. Always response to my emailed when I have questions and after class. He always listen to students and very understandable.
He is reasonable and fair.
Thank you for being such an understanding and dynamic teacher!
none
One of the best teachers at KCC.
He seems fair and professional. I would like to see him encourage students to interact with him and ask questions when needed instead oof just telling us to refer to the syllabus.
Seemed like a thoughtful guy from his comments, didn't give me hard time for going on religious/political rants in all my chapter postings.
18. Other comments:
none
Keep up the good work. =)
NA
KCC should evaluate the teachers. Teachers like Irvin Cohen should be praised and should be shown as a good example for other teachers that don't show concern for the students and instead try to make them fail.
nope.

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 35138 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 8 1.58 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 8 1.49 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.6 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 1.69 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 1.69 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 8 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
-The power points were very helpful -study guides helped most when there were tests. -postings helped some what on the understanding of the material
Because this course was online, I do not know what Mr.Cohens strengths are.
Knows material very well and helps us correct our mistakes
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
-there were many postings, sometimes doing one on each chapter seemed a little repetitive, a small paper could have been an equivalent to two postings or something like that. (optional). -buying the book online is expensive as well, is there a way to have a free version? -the grading on the postings were kind of odd, if it was long and detailed it got good points, some of the shorter ones not so much, even on the long detailed ones there was a deduction of points. even though half of it was opinion based.
I would suggest that he should make the due dates more organized suchas having all posting due say every Monday. Or Mondays and wednesdays. Because right now, the due dates seem random.
No!!!
I suggest more accessibility to CSL during the summer session
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he gave a reminder to students averaging a little low to change their study strategy.
Responds to my posts and emails us if we need to make corrections
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
sure. He's approachable
No!
Yes! Learned A LOT in this course
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great professor!
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 33260 (0)     33616 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 10 (77%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 9 (69%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
I'm not too sure actually
He was able to explain his topic in good details.
Professor Cohen made learning the subject fun, and on a personal level that was enjoyable. He's witty, funny, and engaging. He makes us speak up even if we don't want to, but not in a way that's intimidating at all. Wish this guy were my life coach!
He knows a lot of his subject and effectively explains it to students, not in a lecture way, but in a way that evokes personal thought to truly understand.
His methods of utilizing our own opinions and daily experiences and applying it in terms of the lessons/points he was trying to educate us about.
overall good teacher; knew material very well; prompt in grading and returning exams
Good, fun classroom environment.
Gets the message accross
He gets me interested in the topics he talks about. And he uses clear examples to better explain his point. Excellent teacher!
Sets a good example of living a happy and healthy life. Very accessible. Answers e-mails promptly. Emphasizes current issues which tie in material from text making lessons applicable to life. Makes us write - which sucks but is good practice for us and encourages critical thinking.
Mr. Cohen's strengths as a professor were that he would offer assistance as often as he could.
One of Mr. Cohen's strengths as a teacher was that he graded assignments and exams quickly to let the students know how they did. Another strength that he had was that he encouraged his students to participate and learn the material in an easy and effective way. A third strength he had was that he was available and responded to questions students had immediately. Overall, I would say he was an excellent teacher and would definitely would recommend other students to take him as well.
I really appreciate how Prof. Cohen showed his concern for the students. After ever exam and after occasional online chapter postings, he would send emails to us giving us positive reinforcements and comments about our assignments. Even something as short as 'Well done on the exam' was enough to motivate me to continue to do by best in his course. Even though this is a course that I took online, he was very open and quick to responding to emails. I would highly recommend Prof. Cohen to anybody that needs to take a FAMR course from him in the future.
Excellent on-line course structure.
N/A
Mr. Cohen, Is a very organized instructor. He replys to emails very quickly like the same day or no later then the next day. As for the dicussion questions he even gives his thoughts, and feedback so he is involved. Very helpful, clear, and treats students fair. I definitely would recommend other to take his class. Awesome Professor!!!
Organized and knows very well about the subject. Every caring when reading our post.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I suggest maybe more watching videos instead of lectures because it seems really boring just watching power points
None
I would suggest more time studying the text.
None.
none
N/A
None
N/a
0 - nada - none.
Mr. Cohen should explain more in the syllabus about the paper at the end of the semester, it is hard to get that done; he should tell his students to do research early and show an example of the research for the paper.
The only thing to suggest would be to be more clear on your instructions for the final paper.
N/A
N/A
I understand that as an online class it is the student's responsibility to check up on assignments; however, I think that he should not assign any work during the spring break. Also, a better and clear explanation of the paper.
I can't think of any changes to this course as for me the subject matter is clear and assignments and exams are all out in advance so we know way prior to the day. Very good
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
not sure actually.
He made reminders about things that were due
He integrated some personal life issues in the class room discussions and helps you think of it in a more positive way.
He showed concern by reminding us of the material and making the appropriate responses in order to correct our errors and ensure a smooth semester. He also offered extra credit in order to allow us the opportunity to improve our grade.
responded to question on email/laulima very promptly with details answers
Helped us with our tests when we needed it.
Kept us up to date on our grades. Made sure we understood the material and applied it to daily life
He made sure we attended class by signing in.
Always answers e-mails promptly.Sends reminders via e-mail to students. Provides test study guides.Makes himself very accessible. Creates an "open door" atmosphere.
Mr. Cohen emailed in a timely manner and would offer assistance after class.
I considered dropping the course around mid semester just before the "W" cutoff date. He first suggested I see an advisor, then after my decision to continue in the course, was very accommodating in allowing me to make up some lost work.
He showed concern for students by responding to any sort of question that a student might have about something and that he graded assignments/ exams right away to give us feedback on how to improve.
same answer as #13
He does an excellent job with responding quickly to emails offering support as necessary.
N/A
He is just willing to help students and emails right away.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Not really because it's boring and you have to write an eight page paper which sucks.
Yes, because he runs his class well
Yes I would, because I learned so much about parenting and parental psychology that I am so happy I took the class.
Yes, he has a good way of explaining the material that's engaging and interesting.
yes! see reasons above
Yes.
Yes, very good teaching method
YES! Because his lectures grab your attention and he engages students. As a student in high school that would always sleep in class, I stay up and listen to his lectures.
Yes. Everyone who completes this course cannot help but get something out of this class that will carry through life.
Yes, Mr. Cohen was a really good professor, but i would have liked him to do less group work in class.
I would definitely recommend Mr. Cohen to other students because I feel as if he was a great professor. The assignments and exams that he assigned really helped me learn the material. Also, by him giving students feedback promptly helped students learn how to improve or if they were headed in the right track. Mr. Cohen definitely shows really great qualities in the type of professor that students are looking for.
Of course, I would, but maybe I would recommend them to take his FAMR in-class course, not online. That way, the students have a better chance to learn from him in person.
Yes.
N/A
I would definitely recomment Mr. Cohen to students because he is one of those great professors in which he hardly have nowadays that is worth whiled taking. The course is great and very clear with assignments, and it is very useful material and to top all that the teacher is great.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
nothing much
He's a great teacher, with wonderful knowledge on the subject. The course work moves smoothly, not to quick, not too slow, and even though the class is 3 hours, you really don't feel like it is.
N/a.
great! thanks for a great term!
N/A
Funny guy. Good sense of humor. Plays great music before class starts.
Just like to state again, that he was an excellent professor and would definitely take him again if I had the opportunity.
Thank you very much for an enriching semester.
I really like the overall structure, and his suggestions for studying for his tests is excellent.
N/A
HE IS AWESOME!!! GREAT TEACHER
18. Other comments:
He is a great teacher with a wonderful course.
N/a.
n/a
N/A
Basically everything is described in the previous answers. Great professor! Should definitely keep going the way he is going.
I enjoyed this class.
N/A
Enjoyed this class

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 35206 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 8 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 7 (44%) 5 (31%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Mr. Cohen knew a lot about the course and the subject and was able to relate it to things that are happening in the world which he, in turn, wanted us to be able to do the same. He aided in trying to make sure students were kept on track with the course by sending announcements on Laulima for all the students to read.
Very encouraging and positive. Organized. Set syllabus early. Treated students like human beings by being flexible. I would like to take another class from this teacher.
Communication with students.
Professor Cohen was very prompt on the date of assignments and responding back to emails.
Mr. Cohen's strengths as a teacher was his reflections towards our postings. He was insightful and was able to express his feelings freely about the subject. He was very prompt when it came to replying to students questions and comments. I really appreciated it.
Gives feedback promptly
I personally thought Mr. Cohen did a really good job on returning assignments on time. I really appreciated the comments that were left concerning our online posts. Another thing that I appreciate was Mr. Cohen was easy to reach, and promptly returned emails.
Communicates well with students.
He was good at getting back to me when I had questions. He showed concern for the students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
Find a way to encourage more class participation. Set clear rubrics and specific expectations for assignments ahead of time including current textbook material.
none whatsoever.
Since an online class would have some barrier to communication, I would suggest using the Mailtool on Laulima. I once had an instructor that used the Mailtool to email students. Emails would appear on Laulima but also were simultaneously copied to students' UH emails . I thought this was a convenient way to get info from the instructor because everything (Resources, Powerpoints, discussion board, emails, etc.) was located at one place. As for people who aren't as comfortable with Laulima, at least their UH emails also received the same message. Sometimes when I would miss an email on one website, coming across the same message on the other website helped out a lot. I think this would help students be on the same page as the instructor, especially when it comes to assignments and deadlines. Also, I suggest that anything having a deadline be indicated on the course syllabus at the beginning of the classes.
One concern that I had was missing points on postings. It wasn't clear why I missed some points and it would have been helpful to know exactly what I did wrong in order to make future corrections.
I think Mr. Cohen was a great teacher. His lessons were helpful.
Because this was an online class I feel that I did not get any insight from Cohen on what he knew about human development. His resources were helpful but it would have been nice if we had lectures that he wrote and gave us some of his knowledge.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He showed concern by sending announcements to remind us of upcoming tasks that needed to be completed.
Instructor responded to our concerns promptly and was flexible with assignments.
Professor Cohen would immediately reply to our posts. Either it was a question or replying to our homework.
He responses to our discussions were very courteous and fair. In other words, he knew how to response to our discussions.
He always would comment on our postings and explained his thoughts about certain subjects.
He gives good feedback on where to improve on assignments
One way I thought Mr. Cohen showed concern for his students was we were able to makeup one post and exam, scheduled to our needs. This was extremely helpful because during a summer class, you're learning at such a fast pace that it is easy to become overwhelmed. That "breather" was well needed.
He did everything possible to make sure we were aware of what was due and when it was due.
He was always e mailing us and letting us know the schedule. If someone was missing an assignment e mails would go out immediatly reminding students to turn everything in on time.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would because he seemed to be well versed in the course but he is not one to take someone's hand and walk them step by step.
If you are committed to learning and thinking on the college level, then you will flourish under the guidance of this instructor. If you are not responsible for managing your time, then you will not learn as much.
I spent a lot of time on this online class. Students wanting to take this class online during the summer should be aware if working a full time job. I was working part time and still spent most of my days working on homework. I would find it hard for someone working a full time job or students with children to complete every homework and study for tests.
As this is an online course, I would recommend him to anybody without any reservations.
Yes! He is great at expressing himself. I wish more teachers would be able to expose their thoughts freely.
Yes. For the most part, he clearly explains what he expects in a posting assignment or course paper. He even included a rubric for the course paper, so I appreciated knowing what he was looking for and how he would be grading accordingly.
Overall, I would recommend Mr. Cohen to other students. Although it was individualized learning because it was an online course, it was even easier because Mr. Cohen provided excellent feedback.
Yes good online teacher
Yes I would I felt that he was a very simple teacher and for an online class it was not that difficult to keep up with assignments.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nurturing educator, demonstrates wealth of knowledge and life experience
Overall, I felt that Professor Cohen was fair and spent a lot of time communicating with each student personally.
It was pleasurable having him as a teacher.
I enjoyed his class!

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 31031 (0)     31348 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 4 (31%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 11 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (36%) 6 (46%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (45%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (8%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 6 (55%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (27%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (18%) 7 (54%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 11 (85%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 11 1.49 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (8%) 4 (36%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
good and concise instructor; encouraged group discussions and used his own personal experiences to relate to pertinent topics.
He taught us the material very well and he knew what he was talking about.
He is very friendly with the students and is willing to see what others are saying.
knowledge of subject area, good speaking skills, engages the entire class,
Very personable and animated.
he considerate of his students and he understands our opinions and points of view.
Mr. Cohen is very knowledgeable and makes the class fun. The combination of videos and PowerPoint presentations makes the material easy to learn. The group work was also helpful. In addition, Mr. Cohen always promptly responded to emails and voice mail.
Knew the material, helped when needed
I liked that he showed us videos and also helped us understand the lessons better.
I loved being in Mr. Cohen's class because he used humor in his lectures and always made me laugh and with that I would pay attention more. It wasn't just fact after fact expecting me to understand it all he actually asked for our interpertation on the information given. He is an excellent teacher.
Our class was very quiet, but he always tried to get us talking and participating with discussions.
Experience,
Had passion for the material in this course.
Irvin Cohen didnt care enough to show us any stregnths. emails went un answered.
experience
he makes you think, and thats good. hes kind of demanding, in some ways thats good too
He is very understanding and fair with his students. I have learned alot in this class.
He is obviously very knowledgeable and it shows.
He is very clear and to the point. He also give good feedback on our post and responds quickly to our questions. This is really important when taking on-line classes and I appreciate it!!
That he responed quickly to emails.
He would send emails and would update us on new assignments and what not
As a teacher I feel professor cohen was very well educated in regards to subjects studies in this course. He was helpful and encouraged train my in a productive manner and respond to assignments with full and complete thoughts.
Mr. Cohen often provided additional insight into the course material. He made the class a postive learning experience.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
Maybe to do other things other than lectures in class.
None.
provide more class/group activities on the first couple of days to provide students with a more comfortable environment so that their will be more communicating amongst everyone.
Formal group project.
maybe be able to get the whole class involved. try find an alternate way of getting everyone to speak up.
No changes.
I felt that his way of teaching is fine. He interacted with us and got us involved and I felt that he truly cared if we needed help or didnt understand something because he is always encouraging us to come talk to him if we did need help.
more group discussions =) or on the first day of school the class should introduce themselves.
I suggest that he show more concern with his inneractions with his students. when we are confused please take the time to make us understand. Remember we are trying to get where you are. SUCCESSFUL!
nothing in particular
show more interest in students if someone asks a question please be understanding because that they may not understand the materials that you provided, everyone interprets things differently.
The syllabus can be a little confusing. Perhaps using more "lamens" terms would make it easier to understand.
Im not going to sugest anything because if i fail this class im not going to take him again. I dont care to make any changes especially if there werent any done for me! I dont give a damn for the all the people going to take this class after me, they should go through what me and others have gone through this semester! I want to graduate and dont care about making things better for them just so they pass this class the first time and possibly grad before me. If they start paying for my classes then we have a deal.
Maybe have a schedule for when assignments are due due date calendar
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He told us that we could meet in his office if we had any questions for him.
If we missed as assignment or did bad on it, we would be able to correct and get partial credit back.
Allows time for any questions or concerns students might have. Takes time to explain subject. Sends emails for upcoming events related to the topic.
He kept tabs on students not doing so well.
he writes back to our postings for each chapter. he understands and writes back to us some positive feedback that will either help us out academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Mr. Cohen made himself available for all his students for questions regarding the material.
helped if needed
He showed concern by telling us to always ask him for help if we needed any help.
He encouraged us to come talk with him if we needed help, he would stop and ask if we understand what is going on while doing his powerpoints and such.
he made deadlines for certain aspects of our research paper so we wouldn't procrastinate too much. For example, we had to make sure we showed him a primary source for our topic and checked if it was a proper source to use.
Posting reminders on laulima, asking if we have any questions,
He showed zero concern.
sending messages
he was somewhat helpful, though i know from other students that he wasnt as nice.
Yes (see above)
Nope. If its an online class then remind studnts that there is an exam comming up.
He encouraged students to turn in papers, posts, articles etc before hand. He offered support and feedback to our posts. He allowed a proper amount of time for all assignments to be turned in.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because he is very knowledgable and he a good teacher to learn from.
Yes. He is friendly teacher and I look forward to going to his classes
yes, He is a good professor and allows students to think for themselves.
Yes. Good style of teaching.
i would love to recommend Irvin Cohen to other future students because he is a funny guy and is really most concerned about each students life and perspectives.
Definitely! Mr. Cohen is a fun instructor and his teaching styles are interesting.
yes, everything is straight forward and if you need help he will help
Yes, I would because he's a great teacher! :)
yes i would. I felt that the class was a very laid back style but at the same time you are learning. He made it fun which is the best way to learn.
Yes. He is a very helpful and friendly teacher.He is very easy to approach and ask questions.
No. The teacher is not challenging enough
I would not recommend Irvin Cohen to other students. My reasons are that he showed zero teaching skills. He was a copy and paste instructor re-using old formats and just collecting his pay check.
Sure, class moves in a consistant pace
yes, if you are only taking his class. no, if you are taking other classes with his.
Absolutely
Yes. His course was very straight forward and I learned a lot.
Yes (see above)
Yes, Professor cohen responded to questions within a timely manner. The course has a lot of difficult termonlogy and theories, but he helped to explain any questions that were asked. He is a great professor.
Yes, the course was presented straight forward.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a good person and very nice and personable.
Nothing else.
A very awesome teacher and I wish I had him for more classes.
Thank you for a good semester.
I would like to say a lot more about Irvin Cohens lack of teaching skills. But all I have are negative feelings toward this man. This was my worst experience ever on my journey of higher learning.
nothing in particular
I enjoyed his class. I hope to be able to take another one of his classes.
18. Other comments:
No other comments.
Many times I would come to class and when I am trying to listen to what Mr. Cohen is saying all i can hear is the workers outside mowing the lawn and doing the weedwackers and it was very annoying and distracting. I didnt appreciate that at all. Here I am paying to learn and I cant hear the teacher. I understand that the grounds need to be taken care of.. but why does it have to be done during class hours. Its unfair to the students and teacher.
no comment
with the online course i was under the assumption that we had until sunday night to post our responses for the chapters but mr cohen required it by thursdays. for the other people in the course that are taking more than one class, and who work as well, im sure made it hard to read and write a good response.
Didnt know him personally because it was an online class

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Summer II 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 35206 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is very organized. I have taken several online classes, and sometimes it can be frustrating when things are not easy to figure out. The whole class was clear and not to mention he is great at emailing the students back. I had to email him several times and he was very prompt in responding to me. I am a very busy person, so when he answered so quickly I felt less stress.
He's encourages his student to think critically.
Professor Cohen is very helpful in answering questions outside of class quickly. He grades and responds to our assignment submissions promptly and addresses any concerns immediately.
I like how approachable he is, and willing to be helpful when problems or distress.
Clear objectives and quick response to questions.
He was very helpfull and always gave great feed back.
knows his material
Professor Cohen is a motivating teacher. I felt like his teaching style for this online class encouraged us to think for ourselves and demonstrate understanding about what we learned in our discussion assignments. He was always available to answer questions, and encouraged participation.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
The expectations for the paper are in the syllabus, and for the most part they are clear. But I might suggest sending out an email to all the students, going over everything, and making sure that everything is understood. This would help in knowing exactly what is expected. Other than that, I thought it was a great course. A LOT of work, but I feel like I really learned a lot.
Some of the questions on the exams are vague or just about things that do not stick in your head by reading the text and even the study guide. I'd prefer to see the main points and important factors in exams.
multiple choice answers to select from seem kind of tricky sometimes. words close in meaning. 'text' for paper was unclear. wish it said 'course text' b/c I ended up reading a whole extra book that I really didn't have time for, since I misunderstood 'text'
Clearer instructions for the final paper.
not to speak down to students, although he may know the material we are just learning
I can't think of any changes that would be beneficial.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always emailing back right away, replying to the discussions.
he followed up promptly by email. checked in with how we're doing. feedback.
He would alway respond to emails and phone calls.
n/a
Irv was always checking the site and his email and he would promptly respond. He gave us clarity and fair exams.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely. There have been times where I didn't even really know my online instructor existed because they just don't keep in contact with the students. I feel like I really got my monies worth. It was a great semester, and the teacher is great, too.
Yes, he is very approachable and very wise.
yes. I didn't want to take the course, but glad I did. Also, nice experience to have a communicative professor, and who fllows up with us and checks in.
Yes, I enjoyed the material and his instruction technique.
No, his expectations are set too high & his test questions are misleading it makes you doubt the material you studied.
Yes, because I think he is a good teacher and I learned a lot in his class in a short amt. of time. (summer class).
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I like the book he selected. So unlike a course I took with similar subject matter, but was offensively when actually studied. The book Dr. Cohen selected reflects well on him. Balanced and thoughtful. Also like the support materials he provides. It's a lot of info, but pretty well organized.
He is great !!
nothing
He knows a lot about the subject Human Development, and gave knowledgable input and helpful suggestions to all of the class via discussions in our online class. He encouraged us to think critically and absorb the info presented in the book.
18. Other comments:
I'm glad it was mandatory I took the class! I learned a lot of helpful information, both personally and for my target profession.
:)
Thanks for a great summer semester.

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 33133 (0)     33616 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (75%) 6 (46%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 2 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 5 (38%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 7 (54%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 6 (46%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (25%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (75%) 6 (46%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Cohen's strengths as a teacher is that he interacts with the students, such as asking students to gladly respond to any question or topic, rather than just talking to them and having them just listen. He's a professor who understands an individuals social life, like the subject he teaches on. If I had the choice to just sit-in the class to listen to him speak and learn about his subject again, I would love to do it. He's a great teacher/professor :)
Hes super knowledgable
made class interesting, engaged the class, set a nice learning atmosphere. was good at presenting the subject matter.
He was always answering questions very promptly. It was nice to know that I had a teacher who I knew wanted me to succeed.
He is very understanding and he seemed to understand the area very well in order to help us when we had questions.
He was very helpful when it came to asking him for help. He provided me with a lot of positive feedback, and I really appreciated it.
He gave us all the tools and materials that were provided to help us to prepare for our exams.
Excellent communcation via the internet.
He seems to know his subject matter well.
Helping us to prepare for tests
Not sure. He is good at contacting you when you need assistance but other than thay there is little to no interaction with a teacher in an online class...
His experiences in the subject.
He knows the subject area very well and is up do date with his email.
Took his course online. He's very approachable and easy to communicate with. He tries to enhance our way of thinking by asking probing and leading questions. He clearly enjoys this field of study and it shows in his communication.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No change
I feel he has it together.
A lot of times when someone would try to say their opinion when answering a question, he always says to get the answer from the book. Yes, I realize it is important to make sure we are understanding the material, but I believe that sharing our actual opinions is important as well and should receive credit for that.
To be more helping with assignments such as the paper.
Better directions for the research paper
Be more specific on what you want out of the students. if you're too broad, it leaves a lot of room for error.
None
More frequent grading and feedbacks.
Have some sort of powerpoint or slide show to educate the students of the major points in each chapter. It should also include some sort of speaking.
It was hard in the beginning with the posting because it wasn't really clear what he was looking for. Once we got the hang of it, things got a lot easier.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He either talked to us or emailed us if there was work due.
through contact by email, gave the impression that he wanted us to do well and gave us every chance to do so.
I think that on the first few tests, most of the class had a hard time and that showed in the grades. He modified the study guides and made suggestions to use the power points and other resources which did make a big difference.
He gave me encouraging words that made me feel better and helped motivate me
He would send emails informing us if we needed to do something for the class. If we didn't turn something in or we needed to re-do something he let us know and we had an opportunity to fix it.
Online classes are fairly new to me and other fellow students, but Mr. Cohen helped to clear the confusion by continuous instructions.
through announcements on laumila's home page
He sent regular emails alerting the class on things that needed to be caught up.
If we had any questions, he'd tend to them asap
Posted memos once and a while
By sending emails individually.
On top of his email at all times, replied very efficiently!
I missed an online quiz and posting due to a family emergency. Once I realized my missed assignment and quiz, I emailed him and asked him what can be done. I didn't expect full credit and even expected him to tell me there was nothing that could be done. Surprisingly, he reopened the exam and assignment for me. I am grateful for that. During other emails, he imparts little bits of wisdom to me, such as "don't worry about what you should be doing or should be going, enjoy where you are now."
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! Cohen is a teacher who knows his subjects and understands students along with interacting with them.
Yes because hes a good teacher. He knows his stuff.
Yes,Made class fun
I think that for the most part I would not. The book was good, but i didn't feel like he was better than other teachers.
Yes, if you're more disciplined
I would recommend him, because he really does care for his students and wants to see them succeed. He is easy to get a hold of when you need help with an assignment and other things.
Yes I would because he seems to be very knowledgeable about the subject.
yes, he is a very good online teacher
I wouldnt recommend taking him for an online course because the expectations were not always clear.
yes because he is a fair instructor
I don't see why not. But truly don't know him as a teacher.
Yes, especially those who want to take online class.
Yes. He is clearly passionate about his field and it comes through in the way that he tries to help his students understand and navigate the course. He really tries to help you succeed and gives you every tool to do so. If a student fails, they really did something horrible.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Hes funny and he looks like Einstein.
liked his class
He's very kind and puts up a lot of resources. which is also helpful.
none
Thank you for the online lecture.
18. Other comments:
have a good summer
A class such as this is difficult to "grade". There is limited interaction n what can seem like unfairness in a class based of words on a discussion board...

Irvin Cohen: FAMR230, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Social Science
Course: FAMR 230 - Human Development Crn (Section): 31028 (0)     31312 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 13 1.29 Freq(%) 7 (54%) 2 (15%) 1 (10%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 5 (50%)
4. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
5. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (20%) 7 (54%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Cohen is a great instructor he explains everything thoroughly. He helps students when they need help. He practices different styles of teaching, he incorporates lectures, videos, power-point presentations, and group work. He is a great professor!
i loved the corrections because i leaned a lot from that.
Mr. Cohen is very knowledgable in his subject of teaching. I really like his way of teaching. He allows students to make corrections and improvements on papers as he believes its all apart of the learning experience.
He's fair in his grading methods, as well as assignments.
He's very informational with the way he teaches so it keeps this exciting and makes you want to know more about the subject. Mr. Cohen also was very reasonable and helpful when it came to grading and trying to improve in his class. He was realistic towards the behaviors of students (ie: latework, time frames, extra credit, raising test scores). He actually teaches and cares about whether we learn the course rather than jamming our brains full of information that he's supposed to teach us because its his "job."
He made the class fun and easy to learn in. he also was very good about letting us get things in at a time that suits us.
Leading the students to the answers without directly telling them the answers.
As a teacher Professor Cohen was very flexible and positive. His study guides were very helpful and everything on the test was straight from the book which was good because you didn't have to guess what was going to be on the test.
Some major strengths of this instructor was that he was fully knowledgeble of the topic he was speaking/teaching. And that he was fairly easy to ask questions and get along with. his grading scale is unique and i believe that all teachers should have the same grading scale as him.
Irvin made class light and open for discussion.
Found humor is some things.
The instructor seems well-prepared and knows the material.
I like Irv Cohen. Not only is he committed to teaching the course material, he is committed to producing a better, more responsible citizen.
Prof Irv was very understanding and flexible to allow us to redeem ourselves when we do poorly on papers or exams.
Explains the materials in different ways to assist our learning.
Very clear and caring.
He wasnt strict.
He's friendly to his students.
He is a great teacher; always prepared, friendly, outgoing, easy to understand and helpful. Overall, this is one of my favorite teachers I ever had (and I really mean this).
17. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.77 13 1.17 Freq(%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%) 1 (8%) 1 (10%) 1 (8%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
I'd say that the lecture outlines should be altered to a more structured form, that helps students in a more effective way.
i wouldnt suggest any changes.
Nothing. Everything was prime.
I would suggest that he not be so lenient and stick to the syllabus- it seemed early on we strayed from it. I would also encourage him to be more creative with his lectures. I fell asleep during some and decided it was just better not to come to class.
I would change the way the class is presented, that lecture would be more student interaction instead of just listening base teaching.
n/a
I do not believe he should be teaching any longer! He failed to explain what he expected from us and therefore could change his mind whenever he felt like it for any assignment. Most of his videos were inappropriate, mainly referring to sexual acts. He actually stated that "all religious followers should seek psychiatric help". Inappropriate!
The study guides don't encourage actual learning and get very confusing. A different form would better encourage information retaining.
No changes.
None, great professor!!
Maybe less papers to write.
none
Make class a bit more entertaining. Put humor, be creative in assignments and make it fun to learn so that others would want to learn.
Watching the videos were interesting. It would be nice to watch more videos.
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would let us know if we were falling behind.
he was always helpful. devoted his time after class every time.
As stated above, Mr. cohen allowed us to make corrections and improvements. He also would go over lessons that we didnt understand. Mr. Cohen was very thorough in his teachings.
Was leniant and understanding towards late work, not that it was encouraged, but it made it easier to show up to class empty handed without feeling embarrassed because I didn't feel like I shouldn't be there and be apart of the class if I missed a deadline. He also gave us many opportunities to raise our grades and understand the material to the fullest extent so there was no "gloom and doom" feeling if you happened to bomb a quiz. He humanized himself so we could feel open to asking questions or showing concern towards a bad grade, etc.
He always answers questions if we have any and he gives good advice on assignments.
He had a very outgoing attitude and was very approachable.
He showed his concern by showing that he cared for our grades, and that he wanted us to be knowledgable and learn something on the topic we were learning. instead of just making us rememorize a bunch of random facts that most instructors tend to do.
Irvin always told us what needed to be done and if anyone needed help or questions to ask. He answered emails promptly and made assignments fair.
He didn't! He asked questions during class, but he never received answers because no one knew what he was talking about.
Offered multiple ways to gain or regain credit, very flexible in turn-in dates.
This is a stupid question. He made himself available to every student at their convenience; he is the most self-less instructor I have ever had...so how did he show concern? Well, he did bring tissues to class.
He was quick to reply to email.
By having us do extra credit work for those who did poorly on exams or just needed the points.
stayed after class for any questions students had.
He gave us good chances at correcting our own tests to add extra points.
He would go to the quiet students and interact with them.
I do not really understand this question.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would suggest this instructor to students because he incorporates different ways of teaching rather than just lectures and taking notes.
Yes, I would definately recommend Mr. Cohen to other students as I had a great first experience with college being in his class.
Yes I would recommend this instructor because he made class interesting and learning easy since you could relate and discuss openly on the subject.
i would because he was a fun teacher and i learned a lot from him. i am sure others would as well.
Yes, Good Learning Environment, Concerned Teacher, and Easy to Learn From.
Yes, if you want an easy grade.
Yes because hes fair with his grades and all students and to top it off, he cares for knowledge instead of pure memorizing.
Yes, Irvin has a sense of humor and always tries to get us to discuss topics in class, relating it to real life and the material we were covering
ABSOLUTELY NOT! I learned absolutely nothing in the class, felt like I was wasting my time attending, but his only rule he held us to was the attendance, so you have to suffer through it.
Yes. If you do the work it's an easy class.
Yes because he really prepares you for exams.
Yes I would recommend this instructor because he is available to help the students who need help. He also gives us extra credit opportunities. Although there is work involve as long as you study and do the homework you will be able to get a good or at least a decent grade.
Yes, Irv is a very good teacher.
Depending on that students. If students are more of independent learners, this teacher would be good. But those that know you need to be pushed, and want classes that are fair and fun, maybe not so much.
Yes. Because he is a nice instructor.
I recommend this teacher to everyone. He was always very respectful and open minded toward different opinions and points of view. In addition, he was also very friendly, easy to talk too and extremely helpful with the questions.
21. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
22. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's a very good instructor.
A added bonus was Mr. Cohen would email the whole class all lectures and study guides prior to class.
i loved the way his tests were set up. it made it easy to learn what we needed to learn.
I had a great time this semester and hope I will be able to have you agian as my Professor
he did a great job this semester and I wish he was teaching next semester.
Needs to know what he's talking about before he tries to teach it - Sodium does not cause high blood pressure. Sexual references such as the old woman on the video who was taught how to please her man does NOT need to be demonstrated in class, asking the class if we know what "tossing a salad" means, again INAPPROPRIATE! I learned absolutely nothing from the class and would advise anyone against taking this course with this professor!
Overall, he's a great teacher.
He tries very hard to be a good instructor. He wants his students to learn the material and does not believe in punishing them if they do not understand it.
More videos would be good :)
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I was positively impressed by this teacher.His lectures were not just helpful for the class that I was taking, but for my future as well.