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Instructor: Stephen Niles

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Stephen Niles: ART113, Spring 2011

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 113 - Introduction to Drawing Crn (Section): 33032 (0)     33270 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 6 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 4 (36%) 0 (0%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (36%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (27%) 2 (40%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (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  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Interaction with students individually.
Mr. Niles not only teaches the basic skills for drawing but he also nurtures each student's creativity through his effective feedbacks.
Everything i've listed below :o as well as he demonstrates how to do things on a chalk board with efortlessness that's admirable.
Very helpful, overall a great teacher.
His lenient approach to what "art" should be, while still encouraging the importance of form and technique.
He is very supportive and pushes his students to do projects that really test their skills.
very aware, intuitive knowledgeable
Mr. Niles is very knowledgeable of the subject he teaches, he seems very passionate about it.
Perfect Artist manner, Good heart, Gentle teaching, respect student....
He's always there to help and he try to pick my weakness to help me inprove
He really drives his students creativity and knows how to improve their drawings with his tips.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Introduce classmates in the beginning of the semester.
Install soft chairs please. LOL
Nothing.
At times, the assignments seemed to lack clarity. Perhaps the projects were a bit too complicated or maybe lacked focus. It would have helped if Stephen was clearer on what exactly he wanted us to learn from each project (learning outcomes, etc.).
I have no suggest because he is the perfect teacher I ever known.
i dont know
I suggest being a little more clear in explaining his objective for a picture but in the end, it worked.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He paces projects according to the class's pace. At two classes, he kindly brought a bottle of ink for brush experiments and he let those students, who doesn't have a ink to use it.
He checks up on thier progress and gives feedback throughout class.
He was very patient with all of the students
Personally helped every single student on every project and allowed time outside of class for students.
His general interaction with the students. It was clear that anyone could go to him for help.
He concern everything what helps his student can improve learning their drawings and Paintings. He is great teacher.
He goes student by student to see what they need
He went around to everyones art and critiqued, offered advice which showed concern.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I think that patience and acceptance are virtues that lend Mr Niles to being an excellent teacher in the Arts.
Yes because his suttle understanding towards the subject of basic drawing tones down the work, making it easier to mold for oneself.
Yes, I would recommend Mr. Niles to students, because whether the student wants to learn as a hobby or a professional developments, he or she can get equally benefit from his class.
Yes he is a great teacher.
yes, he was a good teacher
Most definitely. His class was both fun and educational.
Yes, especially if it were a higher-level class. If someone wasn't very good at art (and needed very basic concepts and skills) I'd probably still recommend him but would also recommend that the student get a basic drawing book (of the level of Drawing for Dummies) to complement the class.
yes
Yes, he is there to help you if you need it and he will be able to answer any questions you have.
Yes, because he has good artist heart and he will help you with no emotional harms to you. You don't even know you are getting better and better.... You will be happy when you proved you did good in the end.
Yes, he's pretty good, chill, not as stressful and easygoing.
I would, because he is very relaxed and a good teacher. I have learned a lot from him this semester.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I liked the level of improvements that I made in a calm and unthreatening environment. I also observed significant improvements in other students' works.
He is leinent and understanding.
He's got a pretty snazzy haircut too.
He is a beautiful person. That's why every became friend in his class in the end.
Thanks for dealing with me impatient attitute in class about drawing
He is a very good artist and seems like an interesting person, not just a teacher. I would like to have known him not as a teacher because he's been to France, been an intern for a famous artist and just seems like he has a lot of experience in the art industry.
18. Other comments:
Mr. Niles' class exceeded my expectations.
I hate the chairs in that class with a passion. So much so I won't take painting i'll take 3d comp instead. Man they're like wooden saddles and I don't think it's not good for my back. =.=
I wish I know English better... Stephen Niles is the best teacher with good ernest heart when it comes Art. He is true Artist and true art teacher. I just want to say to him "Thank you"