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Instructor: Kathleen French

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SOC100, Spring 2013
SOC100, Fall 2010

Kathleen French: SOC100, Spring 2013

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 is interested in how everyone thinks and their perspectives on things.
Listens for responses
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.
If Anyone is going through something she is always there understanding and ready to talk.
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.
By answering any and all questions from all students.
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 .
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
Through class interactions.
Kathleen French reaches out to help with assignments and learning outside of class. French is the perfect example of a great resource.
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.
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
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.
none
How pationate she was in her subject for every class session. Kept class entertaining. Chose good videos for class. Very sweet lady.
I really like her teaching style she makes it easy to relate to.
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.
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 gives the students an opportunity to share their own opinions and experiences in order to understand the subject matter at hand
The in-class lectures and activities made the reading easier to understand and apply.
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
All materials were gone over in class and group discussions to help with understanding
She encouraged participation and questions
I especially liked that Kathleen French engaged her students' minds with real-life applications such as current events.
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.
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.
She has a super cool/ down to earth personality (:
very interesting character
Great teacher!
She keeps everyone going
Passionate about her job and what she teaches
She is a very good instructor and I really enjoyed her class.
Amazing teacher best class
n/a
Good Energy
Great teacher. Simple and straight forward teaching, but accommodates with other examples for students to other perspectives of the same subject.
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! 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.
Yes, easy to learn but lots of reading
yes!!
Very much so!
Yes, you learn a lot from this class and it is very engaging as well.
Yes. She rocks!
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
Of course, isnt it obvious why
yes, good teacher
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 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.
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?
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.
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 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.
help students out side of class.
Yes she always asked how we were and would have conversations with us. Showed she cared for us
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.
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 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's very approachable
She took time to make sure that slower students clearly understood the material before moving on.
Allows students to ask questions, is available after class for questions,and asks us how our weekend is.
She was thorough in making sure the students understood the material. She also made great exam review study guides that were extremely helpful.
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
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 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.
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.
I like how she knows her subject
She loves sociology you can tell she wants to share her knowledge
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.
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.
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
she tells jokes
The class was very lecture heavy, but she has a very fun and exciting lecturing style that I very much enjoyed.
I like how we are each able to develop our own sociological imagination with the unbiased knowledge that Mrs. French shares with us
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.
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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 is an awesome sociology professor and I would love to take another class of hers.
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 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 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 (:
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's a good teacher
Ver interesting woman.
She has a genuine passion for sociology that is contagious.
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
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 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.
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,
Yes I would she made the subject interesting
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 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.
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's a good teacher
Sure. The class was fun and I learned a lot of new information
Yes, as the class is fun and the knowledge that we study is actually retained.
Yes, she is a good teacher and she explains things clearly.
26. Other comments:
Bravo!!! Kathleen French One of the best teachers I ever had!
Thank you for making my semester enjoyable and fun. I thank you for teaching me about sociology and have more of an open mind. :)
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 :)
This was a very good class. Something I would take again!
SHE'S AWESOME!!! I just hope my future professors can be as great and passionate as her!!
Keep up the good work
I'll recommend her to my friends.
Good class.