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Instructor: Kathleen French

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SOC100, Spring 2014
SOC100, Spring 2014
SOC100, Spring 2013
SOC100, Fall 2010

Kathleen French: SOC100, Spring 2014

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SOC 100 - Survey of General Sociology Crn (Section): 60085 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
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%) 13 (87%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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%) 12 (80%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
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%) 12 (80%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
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%) 12 (80%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
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%) 13 (87%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%) 12 (80%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
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%) 12 (80%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%) 12 (80%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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%) 13 (87%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
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%) 13 (87%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
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%) 12 (80%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 12 (80%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
20. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
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%) 12 (80%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
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%) 12 (80%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She gave me great feed back and challenged me to think about the process. One great thing is that at the start of class, she asks us whats going on with us. I thought that was awesome to share and give our concerns value.
She made sure to take the time to explain the different concepts to the students.
She handed out study sheets and dedicated class time to study for exams. She also edited our papers in order for us to get the best grade possible.
Always willing to help you to make sure you can excel.
N/A
She was interested in what everyone had to say about the topics we went over in class
she allowed time for small talk in the beginning of class, asked how we were doing that day and waited for feedback.
Professor French is very intuitive, she can sense when the class may not have full comprehension a particular concept. She always took the time to explain it and even posed questions to us get us actively thinking/critical thinking.
She asked occasionally, "Are you guys doing ok?" and "So what's new? Any good or bad things to repot?" She always made time for discussion and questions.
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I loved this course and the way she would get people involved was amazing. I enjoyed the content of the films, the discussions, thought provoking questions, everything was great.There is nothing about this course I did not like other than its almost over. Favorite class bar none.
I liked the way she taught this course because it is a sociology class and having group settings and talks are a key part of the course itself.
She was very knowledgeable, which was a big help for all of us.
I liked in class discussion, but disliked some of the films.
N/A
She is funny and adds her own attitude into her teachings
i liked that she used different methods in teaching.
I loved the class discussions, there were so may perspectives on social issues, just within our class alone.
I loved that she kept an up-beat mood throughout every single class even if she wasn't feeling well. Her attitude is great and she makes class exciting.
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Ive never had a teacher quite like her.She made me challenge my own beleifs, and just about everything else in my life. I have a greater understanding of these things now and would like to thank her for this insight. She inspires me to continue in school.
She makes learning about this difficult subject very enjoyable and easy to talk about and relate to.
She is a great teacher and I'm glad I had the chance to be in her class.
Very kind and nice to talk to.
N/A
She's a good teacher and makes sure you understand what's going on in class
i enjoyed her course because she's very enthusiastic and energetic about teaching the course.
Professor French is very passionate about sociology.
Kathleen explains things clearly so that you're able to recognize concepts and understand them. Very good teacher.
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
YES!!! please see above. Their is something you can learn in every class. In this class you can learn about everything.
Yes I would recommend her to other students because she helps the students and clearly explains what is required.
Yes because she is a cool teacher and she knows what she is talking about.
I would, because I do learn in her class and I feel she could teach others well.
N/A
yes, she will help you understand material on a deeper level if you are confused
yes, she's a really fun teacher and makes the course interesting.
Absolutely.
Yes, most certainly,
Yes! She is amazing and fun! She made sociology interesting!
26. Other comments:
N/A
N/A
Thank you Professor French for teaching me and helping me to have a better appreciation of Sociology.

Kathleen French: SOC100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SOC 100 - Survey of General Sociology Crn (Section): 60151 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%) 9 (82%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 9 (82%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
20. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She was a very good teacher when it came to connecting with her students. She knew our names and made sure that we were all able to share our personal opinions and never did shoot anyone down for theirs. She also seemed to love hearing our stories and sharing her own to relate it to the lesson.
She always gives positive feedback and never makes you feel like you're wrong. Her approach is welcoming, making everyone feel like their opinions matter.
She shows concern with regards to students being on top of their work with her assignments, studying for the tests, and asking for help and feedback so that they have the highest possibility of succeeding with flying colors.
She would start off the class with any big news we heard or had any stories to tell. She would listen and we would all talk about it.
She clearly explains things well and allows time for questions, I never needed any help in this class so I never asked and I do not know if she meets with students or not to help them. I never needed help in this class.
She is very kind, interesting and approachable. Loves to ask questions to challenge thoughts and open up discussion on interesting topics.
listens to all the stories each student has
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked that she allowed other students to teach along with her. Every felt comfortable with sharing their thoughts and examples on the lesson. A few weeks in we were all comfortable with each other and learned from what everyone had to say as well as what the professor was saying.
I especially liked how her classes were based on discussions where everyone could express their ideas. This was effective to me in that we all were able to consciously apply the concepts to every day situations, thus resulting in unconscious information retention through application.
I liked that she really knows her material, so it all naturally just comes from her, which gives her students the confidence and reassurance that she knows what she is talking about. She really utilizes her students, by encouraging and facilitating discussions between them, which allows them to learn and reinforce the material for that day, which is almost more helpful than her just giving us all of the answers; we come across them ourselves.
I liked how to gave feedback quick on the papers we wrote. It really helped me understand the material I was writing about better. There was nothing I disliked.
She makes it very interesting and she is clear and concise in the way she teaches.
She has great stories to tell of her time in the field. She is an interesting person and is very attentive to classmates opinions.
a fun, expressive teacher
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Keep up the structure of your course. It's great for people who really lets their minds explore on tangents.
She's a very constructive and organized teacher. She encourages students to do well, but at the same time she makes it very clear that it is up to the student to do the work and to ask the teacher if they ever need help.
She was a fun teacher to have this semester. Im glad I took her class.
She made it a very good class.
It would be nice if the test was broken up into 3 instead of 2. And give more helpful ways to do the 1st vignette.
Radical teacher.
I would like to say thank you for everything. I sure enjoyed what she teaches and who she is!
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes. I loved going and being in class. I felt like I learned a lot about sociology. She was a wonderful teacher to be around.
Yes, because she knows very well her subject. She can easily and clearly answer questions, and broadens your mind through new perspectives of life.
Yes. Because she's an excellent teacher who knows what she's talking about and really encourages her students to do well!
Yes I would because she was a good teacher overall and the classes are always fun.
Yes- Because she is very good at teaching the sociology material.
Yes, I learned a lot. But I think the class might be too challenging for some
Yes, she is a difficult grader though but very interesting information and input.
yes
I definitely recommend her to other students because she is a great teacher!!
26. Other comments:
I enjoyed this class. Thanks!
:)

Kathleen French: SOC100, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SOC 100 - Survey of General Sociology Crn (Section): 62090 (0)     62178 (0)     62214 (0)     62422 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (82%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 8 (80%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
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%) 7 (70%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 10 (91%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%) 11 (100%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (90%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
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%) 9 (90%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (70%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 10 (91%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 11 (100%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
20. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (18%) 7 (70%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
she would meet with me after class to help answer questions that I had
She let us turn in assignments early so she could give us pointers and advice. She responds to emails qickly. Asks us how we are doing.
Always says that she is available to help students with the course work and also offers extra credit outside of class. She likes to know how we are doing at the beginning of each class.
If Anyone is going through something she is always there understanding and ready to talk.
Listens for responses
She is interested in how everyone thinks and their perspectives on things.
She was always available, ready to answer any questions, told her students she was happy to meet with them and would answer emails ASAP and she lived up to these promises
She allows us to give our own opinions on the topics that we address during the class period. She encourages us to study and know the material not only for the class but for understanding daily interactions between people .
By coming to each group we were separated into and listening to our discussions. She asked us how we were doing and actively listened to our answers. She incorporated discussion times for current events and asked us what we thought about them.
Kathleen French reaches out to help with assignments and learning outside of class. French is the perfect example of a great resource.
By answering any and all questions from all students.
Through class interactions.
Personally speaking, whenever I needed help or an explanation, she devoted whatever time was needed to get the question answered or the topic clarified. She also made herself available every time I needed it...I really appreciated that!
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked Kathleen frenches humor
How pationate she was in her subject for every class session. Kept class entertaining. Chose good videos for class. Very sweet lady.
She teaches with confidence and is sure in what she says. However she also is lenient enough to allow discussions. In addition she likes to present students with a discussion question for each lecture.
I really like her teaching style she makes it easy to relate to.
none
I dislike how she's unlcear about the papers we have to do. One paper I got an A on and the paper after that I got a D on but I followed the same guidlines as my other paper. However, I enjoyed going to her class everyday it was always an interesting topic to go over. And she used different teaching skills.
like - There was plenty of information but she tells you what to expect on the test and what to study which is great, vignette's are hard but gives easily enough time to finish them, knew her stuff in depth could answer almost every questions and really tried hard to get the class involved in discussions dislike - nothing
She gives the students an opportunity to share their own opinions and experiences in order to understand the subject matter at hand
I love how Mrs. French engaged with the students and actually cares about us. She is a real person who is compassionate and understanding towards all her students. She knows what she is talking about and she understands students in a way that most teachers do not.
The in-class lectures and activities made the reading easier to understand and apply.
I especially liked that Kathleen French engaged her students' minds with real-life applications such as current events.
She has a unique style that has a tendency to make the class at ease and brings her own zany sense of humor to the fore.
She encouraged participation and questions
All materials were gone over in class and group discussions to help with understanding
Kathleen would constantly encourage questions and try out various methods to engage her students to participate in classroom discussions. She made herself available to read our drafts on each of the 3 papers she assigned and for as many times it was needed until the due date. Her comments/suggestions were insightful and made us really think. That's the sign of a good teacher :)
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
great teacher but second part of papers were difficult
I really enjoy the way she instructs the class.
Great teacher!
She keeps everyone going
very interesting character
She has a super cool/ down to earth personality (:
Amazing teacher best class
She is a very good instructor and I really enjoyed her class.
Great teacher. Simple and straight forward teaching, but accommodates with other examples for students to other perspectives of the same subject.
Passionate about her job and what she teaches
Good Energy
n/a
For an elective, this was a tough course and I honestly didn't think I would enjoy it. After a few classes however, Kathleen's interest and passion for thinking about the reasons why people behave the way we do, began to intrigue me. Now, when I listen to the news or hear about a social event, I cannot help but apply the perspectives she taught, when I consider the cause or the consequences. She is a very effective educator and we students of WCC are very fortunate to have someone of her caliber here to learn from.
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes I would. She is a knowledgable fun teacher
Most defenitely, super interesting class.
yes!!
Yes, you learn a lot from this class and it is very engaging as well.
Very much so!
Yes, easy to learn but lots of reading
Yes! Her classes are awesome.. just make sure you understand the study guide before hand and the paper instructions. Because many of my peers have got bad grades on their papers.
Of course, isnt it obvious why
Yes i would because it allows us as students to let our voice be heard in our own way of explaining . She also keeps us interested as a class
Yes, she is a wonderful teacher. Anyone seeking to know more about Sociology and the human lifestyle would learn a lot from her because she can mold each lesson in a way that every type of learner will understand.
I highly recommend Kathleen French because of her teaching style. Very informative by guiding students in the right direction without taking away from the learning environment.
Yes. She rocks!
yes, good teacher
Yes I would for the reason mentioned above.
26. Other comments:
:)
I really enjoyed going to her extra credit oppurtunitys! i reccomend her students should go to them if they can. You do a reflection paper (1pg) and easy points!
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Thank you, Kathleen! You ROCK!

Kathleen French: SOC100, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: SOC 100 - Survey of General Sociology Crn (Section): 60099 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
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%) 12 (80%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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%) 13 (87%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
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%) 12 (80%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
20. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
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%) 12 (80%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She was very in-tuned to what the students felt on all subjects in the course and was excited to hear the personal opinions of all the students even when their weren't any. I believe that she had a genuine care for all of the students in the class.
Yes she always asked how we were and would have conversations with us. Showed she cared for us
She always answered every question to the best of her knowledge. She was always available by email and outside of class. She helped us before our exams and answered questions anyone had to help us succeed. She always explained everything thoroughly.
She offers to help to give advice for the papers that are assigned and gives really good feed back.
She was thorough in making sure the students understood the material. She also made great exam review study guides that were extremely helpful.
Kathleen French takes every question and concern of students seriously and to heart. She even checks in with us and asks how we are all doing at the beginning of class. She has a genuine interest in seeing that each student fully understands the sociological concepts that are presented in class.
help students out side of class.
she's very approachable
She asks how we are doing every morning. She's available after class, she lingers around just in case someone wants to meet with her. She likes teaching so much that she doesn't want class to end. She wants to look at our papers to see if we're on track before submitting it.
Allows students to ask questions, is available after class for questions,and asks us how our weekend is.
She would offer us her email address and office times so we could keep in touch with her if we had any questions. She takes her work seriously and make sure that everyone is on the same page as each other and takes time to know each student of hers.
She was always letting us know she was available to help us. She also gave the whole a chance to get a better grade on their first papers. On laulima she gave us helpful study guides and overviews of each chapter we went over.
She took time to make sure that slower students clearly understood the material before moving on.
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I really like how interested she was in the material that she taught and how well she knew her information. I also liked that she expressed her opinions but in a way that was appropriate for the class.
She loves sociology you can tell she wants to share her knowledge
I loved her lectures, they were never boring, she always had interesting facts and great ways to stir up the brain. I am a vivid learner, but her lecturing style paints a good picture for you and makes it easy to learn. I learned so much from her class.
Its the attitude she puts when she teaches, it makes the course fun and interesting at the same time
I like that she directly engaged the students often and frequently asked what we thought about the material or a concept. I did not like how much the papers we had to write involved creative/story writing. It was frustrating for me to write the papers because I can apply the theories and perspectives to the situations given to me very well; but, what I have a hard time with is creatively producing a story or writing a story about myself well. I did not like that my grade depended on my ability, or lack thereof, to do that when I didn't feel it was necessary in showing my understanding of the material. I DID like however, that the papers were worth only a fraction of the points that the tests were worth.
Kathleen French has mastered the presentation of this curriculum. I feel she has put great attention towards putting the course material together and also posting it on Laulima. She presents the material in a way that meets each students level understanding. I particularly liked the way she was able to call on her magnificent sense of humor towards making what might otherwise be a more technical presentation into an extremely enjoyable experience.
I like how she knows her subject
she tells jokes
I found the videos that she chose made significant examples to what the concept was all about. She encourages student participation, and always tried to make a connect from whatever angle students came from. She's very interested in her students and respects everyones ideas. She likes us working in little groups to help each other with the concepts.
I like how we are each able to develop our own sociological imagination with the unbiased knowledge that Mrs. French shares with us
I enjoyed how she didn't just lecture and included us with it. I liked how she was so engaged in the class and made us enjoy and learn the material.
She always had something planned for us. A movie, writing exercise, or other hands-on activities and I really liked that. She also had us in small groups for discussions as well. These all made the class feel more comfortable and enjoyable.
The class was very lecture heavy, but she has a very fun and exciting lecturing style that I very much enjoyed.
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She was very humorous at times which made the information easier to learn and the allowance of group work really allowed me to grasp alot of the information and get some ideas from other students as well. She often helped the class work together to pull all of our ideas together to the main explanation of the material.
She is a good teacher with passion
SHE'S AWESOME!!!! Best professor I have EVER had!!! I love her, she has so much energy in her it makes the class that much better.
Really funny...love the humor
She has a genuine passion for sociology that is contagious.
It is obvious that she is an authentic and deeply caring person in regards to both her students education and social issues in society.
she's a good teacher
She has great self-esteem, she's never rude! I like her energetic and positive attitude. She's a good example of how a sociologist views life without judging but to always use the different perspectives to understand individuals, groups, and institutions.
She is an awesome sociology professor and I would love to take another class of hers.
She is nice, caring, and fun to be around. She never tries to make us feel bad about an answer or a grade we got on a paper. She is generally helpful and nice (:
Ver interesting woman.
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I already have recommended her course to others and will keep doing so. She has a very inspiring way of teaching and interest in her subject that makes you want to keep learning Sociology.
Yes I would she made the subject interesting
YES YES YES!!! Anyone who attends WCC should take her class. She is life changing!! I have learned so much from her class, she makes everything so interesting. The movies she shows us are eye opening and her lectures are so great. I absolutely loved her class and I truly believe she is a wonderful role model and a great human being.
I would because the material is really fun to learn.
Yes, she is a good teacher and she explains things clearly.
My first intention was to take psychology 100 this semester. While at student services I found out it was full. The student advisor suggested I take Sociology 100 with Kathleen French, and informed me Ms. French was the reason she was switching to a sociology minor at UH. So it is interesting that Kathleen French was recommended to me as a teacher. I now look forward to recommending her to anyone interested in one of her classes.
Yes,
yes, she's a good teacher
Yes. She is passionate about what she teaches, she seems to live as a sociologist should. She's quick, engaging, and never a bore.
Yes, as the class is fun and the knowledge that we study is actually retained.
Yes I would. She teaches where you learn the material unconsciously. She makes class interesting and worth attending. She is different from any other lecturer and worth taking her class.
Yes I would. I would because she is a great teacher, she cares about our education, and she is always trying to help her students exceed.
Sure. The class was fun and I learned a lot of new information
26. Other comments:
You inspired me to want to keep learning Sociology and maybe even have a career related to it one day. Hope to take another class in the future with you. Your an awesome teacher :)
SHE'S AWESOME!!! I just hope my future professors can be as great and passionate as her!!
Keep up the good work
Bravo!!! Kathleen French One of the best teachers I ever had!
I'll recommend her to my friends.
Thank you for making my semester enjoyable and fun. I thank you for teaching me about sociology and have more of an open mind. :)
This was a very good class. Something I would take again!
Good class.