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Instructor: Paul Briggs

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ECON130, Fall 2012
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Paul Briggs: ECON130, Fall 2012

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 130 - Principles of Economics-Micro Crn (Section): 61071 (0)     61212 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 15 (94%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 12 (75%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 14 (88%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 12 (75%)
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  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (61%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 15 (83%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 14 (78%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 13 (81%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 1 (6%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 14 (78%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 14 (78%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (78%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 14 (88%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (81%)
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  
4.6 18 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (13%) 11 (61%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 14 (78%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he made sure we knew how to do what he was trying to explain.
He took time to understand where each student was and gave tips on how to keep up with the work and how to get good grades.
He interacts with students. he doesn't just sit there and read out of a book. He actually cares.
He is constantly answering students' questions throughout class. He seems genuinely involved with each student as he remembers each students' names. He is very understanding and is just an overall great teacher.
He shows genuine concern for his students by going out of his way to help students even after class hours and outside of office hours. He is more than willing to provide help when things aren't clear or understandable. Even with assignments and studying the material for tests. He also helps us review for tests and goes through things thoroughly.
He has students work in small groups, and uses that time to walk around and give help to students. It is always nice to get 1 on 1 time.
For those students who were having a hard time with the material, he took the time to make sure they understood it. Even if that meant taking time before/after class to help the student. He wants his students to succeed in his class.
Asks questons on the regular to make sure we all understand what is going on.
he did his best to make sure we knew what he was teaching and if we didn't he would explain and give examples.
He clearly answers students questions. or if they don't understand he will clearly explain it to them.
Hes always helping us.
Talked on an equal level with students
He doesnt leave anyone in the dark.
He encourages input and other ideas to the class discussions. I remember one student gave the wrong answer for one of our practice quiz. That student gave an explanation of why he thought that was the best answer and Paul kind of agreed with him. However, the wrong answer was way too advance for our class but told that student if it was on a test and he explained his reasons that way, that Paul would give him partial credit. If any student was not sure about a problem, he would go over it with that student or the whole class. He's very in tuned to us if we are confused.
He would help me out with anything I needed help with.
He shows concern for students by constantly making sure we are up to task with our work. Also he explains the course material quite well, making the need for extra help not often needed, although help is available.
always trying to help
He provides help and extends due dates to make sure students get their work in.
He is truely an amazing teacher. He always goes out of his way when I ask him for help and he makes she that I, as a student, am taking care of! I couldn't ask for a better teacher and will be attending his class for the next level next semester!!
very good! he made sure to keep telling us future hw, and assignments. he repeatedly tell us to go on laulima and make sure do the hw.
He answered questions very thoroughly and thoughtfully.
When he interrupts a group if they're saying something wrong to say the correct answer lol
He didn't really show concern per say, but he was definitely a great instructor for the students that showed up.
Always being open to questions and concerns.
He always offers his time and assistance whenever a student needs help. He makes sure all the students understand the material individually.
He asked us questions. He was always willing to help us.
He always helps out people who do not get the material.
okay
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
i like how he speaks really well and knows what he's talking about most of the time. he also is able to be challenged and answer those difficult questions people have.
I liked the freedom he gave us to take reading checks, quizzes, and discussion forums online.
Interactions.
He goes over each specific topic that will be on the test. He has a great course plan. He first gives the lecture on the chapter, then assigns "practice questions" which helps for the students to study for and understand the material before moving on to the next chapter. Class is enjoyable because he uses material outside of the textbook to demonstrate how economic theories are applied to real life.
He gives real life examples making the material easy to relate to and also uses a mix of methods to teach. lots of group participation and not only just straight up lecture, sometimes he has videos and has fun group activities to act out and plan situations related to what we are learning. He applys this course to real life situations.
I like how Mr. Briggs was very interactive with the class. He walked around during lectures or discussions. He gets the class involved into the discussion even the shy ones who don't say anything. He used different methods so it wasn't the same thing every chapter.
I love his class, he makes it fun and easy to learn.
good at examples
I like that he won't give you to much homework to the point where you are going to be super stressed out, its a good amount of work we get.
yeah very interesting teacher. Made course a lot more fun.
He gave many every day examples
I love his passion for this subject and his willingness to explain further when lecturing. I love how we do class activities, I know my classmates and feel very comfortable when asking questions.
His teaching is encouraging and makes you want to do good. Even though I have a very hard time using Econ jargon.
He makes the subject easier to understand and fun! I really enjoyed his class.
He provided many real life examples in his teachings.
Is very fun and can joke around with the class. He is there not only to teach, but to get student to want to learn the material. I look forward to coming to class. This is the second econ class I've taken and this is much better than my first class.
I liked the fact that he used traditional and simple styles of teaching. none of this complicated electronic teaching that in my opinion does not help. I also like the fact that he focuses more on teaching rather than making students do work for a course that they are just recently starting to learn. He focuses more on student learning rather than homework. However, his homework that was given was very easy to understand and work with.
the way he teaches with humor
I enjoyed everything.
Well economics is not very fun to learn about in general, but Paul makes class very interesting and I enjoy attending his class. His teaching method is very effective!
I didn't like the lecture notes. but that's just because i don't like powerpoints. they're boring to me. but i like the group work.
How it was enjoyable to be in, but still kept the material interesting.
He was friendly and always allowed his humor to be a part of our lectures. It was never boring.
The energy of class kept thing interesting.
He was very enthusiastic about the subject. He was interested in helping us learn.
He makes it fun and gets people involved
okay
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he speaks clear and well. he makes good use of the class time. there is never really a dull moment.
He's an understanding teacher.
Cool guy
He is a great economics teacher and has a great plan for his course over the semester.
He's pretty understanding and easy to get along with
You're a good teacher. Keep it up!
great personality.
he is a good and likable teacher which is important to stay intrested in learning.
He is reasonable about some assignments, just in case something comes up.
great teacher
Great teacher
He is a Gem.
Over all he is a very good teacher. He brought a little humor to class. I just hope I can prove how good he is by passing his class with at least a "B".
He's funny, outgoing, a great teacher, and loves all of his students(who attend class).
Great guy!
Not much other than the fact that he should continue to teach the way he does already for the next classes he has. His teaching focused method works well. I also love the fact that his tests and quizzes are all easy to understand multiple choice problems. Very easy to work with equals very easy learning.
really cool guy
I think my piont has already been made, but Paul Briggs is an amazing teacher and his teaching methods are very effective.
highly recommended. he is very enthusiastic, easy to talk to and overall a good teacher.
he's a good teacher who knows his subject well.
He has a good balance of funniness and informativeness.
You can tell he loves what he talks about in class.
Very good teacher.
Good teacher
Goodluck with japanese
okay
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes i would because he's a good teacher.
Yes, he takes time to get to know each student.
yes. He's fair
Yes!!!
Yes, he knows a lot about economics and is generally a good teacher. Just wants to see his students succeed and learn from the class.
Yes, he really seems to love his job, and it makes the class a lot more fun.
Yes, I would recommend it. Only if the other student(s) are interested in economics or looking for a challenge. The class itself isn't too hard, but the material can be confusing to understand.
I would most deffinatly recommend him because he is a great teacher.
I would recommend him to other students because he is a good teacher.
yes.
yes, great teacher
Definitely, already have.
Yes, I would recommend him. I just wish there was a night class or a later slot. Especially in Macro Economics.
Of course!
Yes, he will provide you with a substantially good amount of basic knowledge in his Economics 130 class.
Definitely
Yes, because he explains the course so well that even a student that knows nothing about economics would easily understand. None of this "no calculator" handicaps that only prove to make a student's live more difficult.
yessai
yes I would and I already have. Economics is a hard subject but Paul makes it better.
Yes, he is a very good teacher. He knows his stuff and he is very interesting.
Yes. He's a good teacher.
Yes, if they like Economics, because he's good at it and it's not so boring like maybe if another teacher taught it.
Yes, because so long as you make your classes, you'll be able to pass easily.
Definitely.
OF COURSE; He's a good teacher. He makes the class interesting, and he really knows the material.
Yes, because you will learn economics and you will have fun.
Yes because he always manages to make class fun and exciting at times.
okay
26. Other comments:
n/a
Maybe make the tests harder?
I like the power point presentation, but mostly I wish we had more chances on the RC. That would have made my comprehension for Economics a lot better for me.
Great teacher
One of my favorite teachers!
none other than Briggs is quite an excellent teacher.
NA
I'm glad I took his micro economics my first semester of college.

Paul Briggs: ECON131, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 131 - Principles of Economics-Macro Crn (Section): 61072 (0)     61073 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 16 (94%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 17 (100%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 15 (88%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
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  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 15 (88%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 14 (82%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 13 (76%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
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  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 16 (94%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 15 (88%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
By answering question and coming to class on time and prepared
I am going through some major family issues...and have been depressed....Mr. Briggs was kind enough to meet with me and assist me in making an outline to jump start me for a paper that was over a month past due....
helps us thoroughly
He always made sure that all students understood the material that was being covered before moving on. I know that whenever I had issues with the course or if something came up, he worked with me guaranteeing I would get the best grade possible.
Briggs had shown contact by consistently engaging with the students in his class. He would bring the quieter students from in the class into discussion and help them answer questions he presented them. Briggs also made it very clear which elements would be the most important for grades, and allowed his students be successful through that.
he would talk one on one with the students and answer any questions they might have had for the chapter.
He is available for helP outside of class
If it was unclear that there was an online quiz, he gave an extra day to do it.
He helped us study and prepare for tests. He also allowed the class to use formula cards for tests which I must say was incredibly helpful!
He made up practice questions for the students to answer and went over them in class to make sure that all was understood.
No matter what, he wants all of us to succeed.
He gives us time to turn in our assignments.
He makes sure that they are okay and on track.
He always listens to them.
Paul Briggs showed concern for students by shutting our classroom door every time the Drama class would be making excessive noise every single class session. He eliminated distraction in order to keep us focused to the subject at hand.
Best teacher for econommics by far. Answeres clearly with great analogies
When I spoke to him privately about a situation of mine he is very understanding.
He helped us and taught us
He offered office hours
He helps us get the main ideas!
He makes sure everyone understands the topic being explained.
In my experience as his student for Macroeconomics, you wouldn't be able to find another instructor as good Mr. Briggs. He raised the bar of excellence, in my opinion.
extended extra credit on tests, took attendance.
By making class FUN, yet we covered what we needed to cover.
He was always willing to help answer any questions, in and out of class.
He seems genuinely interested in each students' course progress. It seems like he will spend more time on a student who is behind to make sure they understand the material.
if they need help with a question, or don't understand a theory.
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
He has us do groups to help compare homework
Very enthusiastic and tries to make it interesting by doing group discussions, games, and icebreakers...
i liked how in depth he was
I really enjoyed his class. He gets the students involved and we did a lot of hands on activities relating to the lessons we were covering at the time. He also lectured in a way that was easy to understand and could actually relate to on some level.
I liked that Briggs had videos of each of his lectures available online. This allowed me to learn at the same pace, even when not in class while I had been sick. A single lecture may not get all concepts through to students. However, when one is able to watch it over and over again, it may make a bit more sense.
I really liked the way Mr.Briggs taught this course, he really made it enjoyable. I never caught myself drifting off into space. I had a good feeling about the course since the first day! :D
It gave me good insight to the world of economics
He kept the class interesting and made learning fun.
He is very interested in Economics, so much so that he made the class fun and related it to the "real world."I really enjoyed this class.
I really like how everything is routine. Reading check, lecture, practice questions I know what to do ahead of time and I get it done.
Allows us to express ourselves in our own ways.
He's interesting and know how to connect.
He involved the students in discussions.
He made it a point to ask the class if there was anyone who did not understand before moving on to the next point...I really like that about him.
I liked doing the forum questions on Laulima
He made everything easy to understand
I like that he is very knowledgable and knows how to explain concepts to students who have never taken an ECON class before.
He is humorous he makes class fun. If he wasnt a economics teacher he could have worked theatre.
I like the fact that he uses humor when teaching the class. It creates the students to become more comfortable which makes the students interact more with the teach and each other.
Nothing to dislike, He always made it interesting.
I like how he used real examples, always brought something interesting to his lectures.
The examples used and the way he explained things made it really easy to comprehend.
Great in class activities. Overall the structure and grading was excellent. He taught the class in a way that allowed us to learn a lot and achieve a good grade, leaving each class with a lot of new knowledge.
He goes over each specific topic that will be on the test. He has a great course plan. He first gives the lecture on the chapter, then assigns "practice questions" which helps for the students to study for and understand the material before moving on to the next chapter. Class is enjoyable because he uses material outside of the textbook to demonstrate how economic theories are applied to real life.
i liked the enthusiasm and relativity of his teaching.
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
A good teacher that knows his stuff....
good teacher
He's a GREAT instructor and I would recommend his class to anyone looking to take economics.
Great teacher. Highly recommend.
Mr. Briggs is a great teacher I would most likely take him for microrconomics!
Great semester Professor Briggs
He is a great teacher and I'm excited to be taking his Econ 130 class next semester.
He was one of the best Professors/Teachers I have ever had! He teaches so well and is incredibly fair to all of his students. He also made Economics interesting.
Mr. Briggs is a very good teacher.
Great method of teaching.
He is awesome!
Paul Briggs adds entertainment to stimulate class participation. He used lots of humor and showed lots of visual aids which was very effective.
I'm going to probably going to take his Econ 130 next semster
Good teacher
He has a fun way of teaching, keeps it interesting.
He is a great teacher
Keep up the good work.
See you next semester in microeconomics!
overall just an excellent teacher in every way possible and and I'm looking forward to taking Micro with him.
He is a great economics teacher that explains the course material really well. I feel like an expert in economics now!
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes cause he's the best
of course
yes. good teacher
I would recommend him to other students because he is a great teacher who makes an other wise dull course exciting.
Haha. Look at 24's field.
YES YES YES!! i already had a couple of my friends to sign up for his class.
Yes he is a great teahcer and makes very good insight on thesis subject
Yes because he is a great teacher.
I definitely would recommend Professor Briggs to any of my friends. He is fair with grading and teaching. One will learn alot taking this class most definitely but it is not an impossible or ridiculously hard class. I would highly recommend Professor Briggs.
Yes, he knows what he's talking about.
Yes I would recommend him to other students because when it comes to one-on-one help, he sincerely tries his hardest to help his students understand the material.
Definitely.
Yes. His class is interesting.
Yes because he explains good.
yes, I have in fact recommended other students to take Economics 130 & 131 from Paul Briggs because he is the reason why I'm achieving a course grade of "A". When he teaches, I get it and I was told that understanding Economics was too difficult but not if Paul Briggs is teaching economics.
Yes very easy to understand and makes things exciting.
Yes because he teaches you what you need to know
Yes, his class in general is informative and useful for everyday life.
Yes his class is very interesting and entertaining at the same time.
Hell yeah! Students need more instructors like him, makes you hungry to learn and to expand.
Yes, I think he is a fair, honest organized teacher, that gives non overloading assignments, but enough to understand the concepts and topics.
Yes i would because the class is interesting and is not like other courses where you dread going to class. I only missed one class and that was for a serious matter, so he must be good.
Yes, as long as you attend class you will learn a lot of interesting and valuable information.
Yes!!
Yes. He is an understanding teacher who knows his subject and tries to help the student best he can.
26. Other comments:
none
good
Great semester
This class was very enjoyable for me.
Great teacher! Great guy! I really enjoyed this class!
Nope

Paul Briggs: ECON130, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 130 - Principles of Economics-Micro Crn (Section): 64020 (0)     64254 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 22 (81%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 1.21 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (70%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 1.21 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 22 (81%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 21 1.33 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 14 (54%)
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  
4.43 21 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (19%) 16 (76%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 26 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 15 (71%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 26 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (23%) 16 (76%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 14 (70%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 1.24 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 16 (80%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 1.24 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (14%) 18 (69%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 1.21 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 22 (85%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 1.21 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (73%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (23%) 16 (76%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 16 (76%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (19%) 17 (81%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 25 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (10%) 16 (76%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 17 (81%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 1.21 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 20 (77%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (4%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 18 (69%)
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  
4.48 21 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (23%) 17 (81%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 26 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (15%) 17 (81%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Professor Briggs shows his concern for students by having class arguements. For example if majority of the class forgets to do an assignment, he allows you to do it without losing points. When we recieve our test, if we give a good explanation on what problem we get wrong and how it suppose to be right we earn points to have a higher grade.
Mr. Briggs always allows time for questions or concerns, he is very caring and flexible towards the needs of his students.
he is always making sure we know the material before moving on.
Made sure all students were on the same page by answering questions clearly and prepped us well before an actual test.
Asks if we have any questions and lets us know we can see him after class.
It is evident Professor Briggs cares about the quality of education each students receives in taking his course; it is one of excellence. By coming prepared for each class and consistently checking to see if his students were on track with the material he showed concern for his students. He displayed a genuine interest not only in the subject but also each student. Professor Briggs effectively communicated all significant course content and made it easy to want to come to class.
He always explains things and makes time outside of class to help. He makes time for each and every student.
He offers time for questions and discussion about anything regarding the course.
He constantly asked if we had any questions
He always made sure everyone understood the material before he moved on.
He always makes sure that we understand the material before tests.
If we have a question he answers it.
He helps them and manages to engage as many students as he can.
Paul Briggs was excellent at making time for students who needed the extra help. I often stopped by his office unannounced, and he was happy to accommodate my questions.
Mr. Briggs made sure everyone understood the material by asking us questions before moving on to the next subject.
Making sure that every student understood concepts especially the more complex principals.
Makes sure everyone knows what's going on and when things are due.
He always made sure that we were able to get our work in on time, and also if there were ever any questions he would go to great lengths to make sure that we all understood the material.
He I a very good teacher always asks is of we get it and can we move on
Always checked for clarification with students to see if they didn't understand a concept.
He would make himself available for students if the student had any questions, he would also listen to the students if there was any thing going on with the students.
constantly looks for students to ask questions
He always tells us how we can improve and what we can work on to get a better grade.
Paul Briggs always shows concern by making sure the class is understanding his lectures. He also reviews all our tests to make sure we know what we got wrong and why it's wrong.
He made clear and precise directions for all assignments.
When most of the class didn't do some of the online quizzes or forum he would push back the deadline date a couple of days to give the students a second chance to finish it.He would also give the quizzes more than one try if most of us got a low score.
He's a very attentive teacher and makes learning exciting! He lets us know when where & how he can be reached. He also responds to emails you send him. He's a great teacher
He makes sure that we know about all due dates.
HE REALLY DOES SHOW CONCERN AND WORK WITH US TO LEARN THE ECONOMICS LANGUAGE. HE ALSO HELPS BY DISCUSSING WHAT WE CAN USE TO DO BETTER ON OUR EXAMS.
Mr. Briggs always asks our class if we need any clarification and offers extra credit for those who still struggle after any difficulties. He does his best to make certain that his students pass the course.
He asks us if we understand the concepts & encourages us to participate during lecture.
Being awesome!
He would give us help outside of class if we needed.
He want us to do well in the class and is easy going when assignments are turn in late
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I enjoy everything about the class. He gives a lot of clarification to his lectures and is very helpful.
Mr. Briggs makes a difficult subject like economics interesting, and easy to understand. He take the time explain the subject in basic terms and gives examples that the students can relate to in our everyday lives.
He made it entertaining and fun for us to learn while in class.
he has a good sense of humor and clear ways for us to grasp the material.
Teaching persona is truly unique, made the material interesting and fun at the same time.
I really enjoyed his examples. It made understanding the material a lot easier.
His enthusiasm makes the course exciting and much easier to learn
Professor Briggs used all mediums of communication and teaching in this course. He proficiently used Laulima by posting course material, messages, tests, and videos. In class he not only used the traditional form of lecturing, but also used relavent powerpoints, and wrote pertinent information on the whiteboard. All objectives and rules were clearly defined and strictly adhered to. Everything was explained in a black and white manner which made it easy to follow.
Very easy to follow and you know what he expects.
I like how the tests were set up to learn gradually and not too much at one time.
He put us in to groups. That helped alot
I liked he way he taught the subject and made it interesting.
He always has a lot of energy so it keeps the students engaged which is good because I have his class at 8:00am.
He explains things clearly and he knows his course.
He is extremely straightforward with the requirements making it very clear how to do well. He is also very transparent with the grading procedures and requirements which guides students to do well on exams. He makes things comprehensive and dynamic yet easy to understand.
The schedule of assignments due can be more organized. Example, work that is due next week should be placed the week of class week
I love Paul's enthusiasm and the fact that he took the material and related it to situations in the real world, thus making the material easy to understand. I also liked the fact that Paul encouraged questions and answered them in a way that was easy to understand.
I liked The interactive games we played. The role playing when we were all either a buyer or seller. It helped with the understanding a lot. =]
I liked how my classmates and I got together in groups, and did skits to show our values and ideas.
I like that he already had the outline of the slideshow in the notebook we had to buy for the class. That made it easy to pay attention more and not always be trying to write down everything on each slide.
Made it entertaining.
He's very funny and an overall cool guy.
Hes super nice and funny even of you get a bad grade on a test he'll joke about it and inspire you to do good
I really liked how Briggs used everyday examples to explain concepts that we could relate to. I kind of didn't like how he used terms that were new to me and had a hard time to understand how it was related to the main points.
He makes the course interesting by giving us articles to read that are related to the course and to today world. This makes it easier for us students to understand what we are learning.
the amount of reading checks that made us read and understand the chapters before hand.
Briggs is a fun teacher and he makes his lectures very interesting and keeps you motivated to come to class.
I like everything about the way Paul taught this course. His schedule is on point and he gives just enough exams.
I like how he uses lifetime examples for his course.
I especially liked that he had a sense of humor that kept the class engaged and entertained while we learned something.
He's very funny and interactive! He also does a lot of activities wih us and makes sure we know what going on
He uses slide shows and we get into group work and do fun activities
IT WAS FUN TO LEARN ECONOMICS EVEN THOUGH IT WAS LIKE LEARNING ANOTHER LANGUAGE.
He relates the topics to every day life situations and includes the class in various activities to make sure that we fully understand what he is teaching us.
I like how Professor Briggs gives us another chance in our homework, by letting us complete the online assignments even though they're closed/overdue.
He is funny!
I really liked the in class group work because he let us come up with their own ideas.
His not and how he prints out all the slides he use in his power points of us... Makes studying a lot less stressfull
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
You are the man!
I am extremely happy to have had the opportunity to take several classes from Mr. Briggs. I believe that economic is not the most exciting subject, but with in class activities it allows students to move around and talk to one another and which make it 100% better then just a straight lecture, in which people would probably fall asleep. Love his style and approach to teaching this subject!
He is an energetic and out-going teacher
funny guy.
Excellent instructor and would advise others to take his course especially if they are interested in a business career.
He's an awesome teacher!
best teacher ive had so far
WCC is extremely fortunate to have attained Professor Briggs as an educator. I thoroughly enjoyed his course. He brought the oh so thrilling subject of Economics to life!! He is just an all around talented guy.
He is really funny! Makes class very interesting.
I learned a lot from his course.
He's very knowledgable in the field of economy
Awesome teacher!
Over he is a fair and understanding teacher i have no complaints.
I really enjoyed taking this class with Paul because his teaching style matched my learning style. He was fair in his grading and open to discussion about certain grading systems.
Mr. Briggs is an overall good instructor, with good humor, and makes class interesting.
He is hilarious.
Best teacher ever
Very engaging with students and made class fun.
It seemed like he would only pay attention to students that understood the content.Students that could have used more of his attention were left on their own.
he himself is an interesting man, with many ideas.
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This class was probably one of my best. I would definitely take another course from him and recommend him to other students.
He is an awesome teacher! Favorite teacher this semester
Needs more extra credit
He is a very great instructor that puts a lot of insight into economics
This was my favorite class because he's an awesome teacher
He is really easy going and makes class fun! I never skip his class
He's awesome!!!!!!
He is an awesome teacher who helps all his students succeed in his course.
His class was fun and interesting.
He is always willing to help you.
GREAT TEACHER!!!
I really liked that he provided study guides for each chapter made preparing for the test better
The way you taught microeconomics, made me very interested in pursuing economics as a degree.
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes! The class is fun, interesting, and most of all you get to interact with fellow students.
Yes!! He knows the topic and is able to explain it well. He is very engaging and he give you every opportunity to succeed.
Yes i would if you want a fun way of understanding the way of economics
Yes, he's a great teacher and knows his course material well.
Yes I would because he makes the class very interesting and entertaining.
yes. he is an excellent teacher
Yes. I would recommend Professor Briggs to other students. He makes learning easy. His class is clearly and thoroughly planned out, so especially if you have a busy schedule, you are still able to keep up with assignments on your own. Moreover,he is extremely fair and manages to make his students laugh all at the same time.
Yes definitely
Yes. I felt like I learned a lot and would encourage anyone who is interested in this subject to take this course because it would ensure knowledge wanted.
yes, it was a tough class but he made it easier
Yes, because he makes the subject interesting.
Yes. He does a great job at putting economical concepts into terms that we, students, can easily understand and relate to.
Yes, because even tho economics is not my favorite topic he makes it understandable.
Yes. He is great.
Yes. His enthusiasm of the subject is a definite why and the homework is right to the point.
I would recommend this class to others because Paul makes every student feel welcomed in his class. He also does not overload his students with homework and tasks. The balance between homework, assignments, and course load, makes it possible to get an A in this class.
Yes.
Yes, he explains everything with detail, and makes sure students understand the material.
Yes. He is entertaining and knowledgable about the subject.
Yes because he makes the class entertaining.
Yes, because he's cool. He manages to keep the class interesting even if the material would normally be boring.
Highly recommended for everyone really food explainer
Most definitely...he's a funny guy.
Yes, I would recommend Paul to other students. He is not a boring instructor.
yes, he's a very easy to understand teacher and wants you to understand the material
Yes for sure I would tell them to all take economics from him because he is a fun teacher.
YES! He is fair on grading and his students are his priority.
Yes i would because he is a good challenge
Yes I would, Economics is a very difficult subject to understand but I believe that he is a great teacher that gives you a lot of chances and make things easier to learn.
Of course!!
Yes, really fun
Absolutely! Great sense of humor and good teaching skills.
YES
Of course! He teaches well and does so in a way that everyone can understand without any confusion. He actually cares about his students and their grades in the class.
Yes I would, because he is a wonderful teacher & I learned a lot about the basics of economics.
No! Just kidding, i just wanted you to read this comment. But hes a great teacher
Yes because he explains things clearly.
Yes... He's vey fair
26. Other comments:
Thank you!! You've made part of my college journey an enjoyable one.
i had a good time in your class.
good game, well played, close game
Thanks for being a great professor!
Only thing that i have a hard time with in this course is the tests have answers so similar i tend to pick the wrong one that is off by a word or phrase and get it wrong aside from that his teaching methods are fine.
Thank you for a great course Mr. Briggs!
Only wish he didn't take attendance :)
I liked this class and I will be taking his Econ 131.
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:)
I took both macroeconomics and microeconomics with Paul Briggs and they were excellent classes.
Take his class!!!!!!!!!
Put the power points in his lecture notes on your cheat sheet card and you'll do okay in this class.
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Paul Briggs: ECON131, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 131 - Principles of Economics-Macro Crn (Section): 64021 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 10 (43%) 11 (48%)
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  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 21 (88%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 17 (71%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (22%) 17 (74%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
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  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (33%) 16 (67%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Being patient
Gives us time to do work late with the opportunity to get a good grade still. Also he asks us how we want things in the class. For example, asked when we wanted the midterm, before or after spring break.
He always seems to want the class as a whole to do better...
He answered all questions concerning his course.
He allows goes around to check everyones work! Very Helpful, And very nice
He reminds the students about up coming assignments, quizzes and papers.
He would always go over our review and even if some people were still confused we would all talk about it as a class
he answerred all our quesrions thoroughlyy
If students show up for class early and there is time, Mr. Briggs takes the time to be involved in their conversations and shows genuine interest and even relays stories and examples related to the conversation.
He answered all of my questions
Paul Briggs did many student involved activities and prepared us all for upcoming papers and tests.
When he told us our second test was going to be after spring break and we asked for it to be before spring break because it would be easier for us to remember the things we lernd for the test, he changed the test date to before spring break.
Paul was always there to help in times of need. Also, he answered all questions that were asked, and he also accommodated those who needed it.
He knows some students can be forgetful at times so he tries to make the online quizzes due like a week later and then explains them in the next class.
He explains the problems very well
When a student didn't understand a scenario he would keep trying until they understood.
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
He cared about everyone learning about economics
It was easier and more interesting than I thought it would be
The way he taught the course it was interactive and i feel like i learned a lot
His assignments were fairly graded and assigned.
He had a good sense of Humor.
I didnt like how Mr. Briggs didn't give ENOUGH extra credit.
Way he uses examples and videos it was very helpful
i like his early morming attitude and how awake he makes the class with his knowledge
Mr. Briggs is very passionate about his subject and you can tell that by how he teaches.
He is very happy about the subject he teaches and adds humor to the lectures.
I liked that he printed out the power point slides out for us, but at the same time because the information was already on them I did not know what I should have been writing down unless he wrote something down on the board.
I liked the way he Paul was so enthusiastic about teaching and made the course fun. I learned much more than just a typical lecture class.
I liked how he used different activities in class that gets all of us involved in a fun way. It makes us more motivated to learn and we understand the subject more clearly.
I like his course. Very interest Way of teaching
I love the videos he would show. He was very passionate about economics and his excitement excites us. He makes thing interesting that you want to go on and learn more about it. I find myself looking up some of the videos he shown in class to share with others and even looking out for others.
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a man of his word
He is awesome!!
Overall, one of the best teachers i had
His class was awesome.
He is a Rad teacher.
Really cool and funny teacher. I enjoy coMing to class.
He is a great teacher!! And knows his stuff
he's AWESOME!!!!!
Great teacher, I look forward to taking Econ 130!
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The class was well ran. I enjoyed the class a lot.
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Just keep teaching how hes teaching.
Nothing at all. He's an overall great teacher.
I am very thankful that he chose teaching and that he still enjoys doing it. So many teachers at any age in any grade level forgot why they took up teaching and allows the circumstances of junk way them down and then it pours out to the students. He still motivates me to dream. Mahalo Mr. Briggs!
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
No Doubt
Yes!!!
Yes, he can keep your attention
Yes I would recommend Paul Briggs to other students to take this course because it was fun.
yes, by far he is one of the best professors I have ever had
I would recommend him bcuz he's very fair with our work, engages students with activity and reminds students about work.
Absolutely
Yes, Mr. Briggs is an excellent teacher.
Yesss bcause he is AWESOOOME
Yes I would recommend him for others, he is a great teacher and explains the concepts of economics very well even when they are hard to understand.
Yes, the class is well organized and you will learn a lot In a fun way.
Yes
Of course I would. He is a great professor and you learn a lot in a fun, comfortable environmemnt.
I would because he motivates his students and is not afraid to share some interesting stories with them
Yes. I would.
OF COURSE HE IS THE BOMB!!He is a great teacher and is always finding ways to help us understand.
26. Other comments:
YAY semester is over!
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Paul Briggs: ECON130, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 130 - Principles of Economics-Micro Crn (Section): 62066 (0)     62067 (0)    
1. The textbook was useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 21 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 5 (24%) 8 (38%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 21 (78%)
3. The journal exercises were useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 21 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (12%) 5 (24%) 8 (38%)
4. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 21 (78%)
5. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
6. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
7. 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 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (33%) 15 (71%)
8. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 27 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
9. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
11. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 21 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (100%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 21 (78%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 14 (67%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 18 (86%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 27 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
18. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
19. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
20. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
21. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
22. 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  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 20 (95%)
23. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 26 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%)
24. How did the instructor show concern for students?
offered help. made subject easier to understand. really broke things down to make it easy to understand
He is available outside for class during office hours.
He made sure that everyone understood the material that was given.
Mr.Briggs would make sure he incorporated every one in the class during participation sessions as to not leave any one out.
He made sure he was available for help if we needed it and was open to helping us if there were any conflicts with the class or work.
Asks questions to make sure students understand. Gives detailed explanations of subject matter.
He answers the questions that we have and if something comes up to where we could not do something then he helps us out and he makes it so that we can reach a decision on the matter.
Mr. Briggs would ask if any one had any questions. Also he would show the class small clips from the internet to help support the topic. Which I enjoyed.
if we had any questions he was more then happy to explain
By clarifying all points mentioned and continuously keeping us updated with what's going on or what lies ahead.
He takes time to make sure everyone understands what he is teaching.
He answered quetions clearly and shows concern when we need help.
He jokes around with students. That in a way is showing that he cares about his students.
I can see that he tries his best at each class period to give the same high enery and to make hard subjects easier to understand by showing short move clips
He made sure everybody was on the same page and encouraged questions to clarify the subject matter.
If we had trouble understanding homework or questions on the exams he'd clearly explain it to us. I was never intimidated to ask a question which always makes it easier for a student to learn.
He made sure that if people had questions, they were answered to the fullest.
Mr.Briggs made sure that everyone in the class understood the material before he moved on to the next subject.
Mr. Briggs always asked us questions so that he knew we were actually learning the material. He asked if we understood the confusing concepts and was always available for questions if we needed it.
He would ask questions to see if we're paying attention!
he really made sure everyone understood the concepts being presented.
If you would bother to read the first 21 questions you would be able to figure out how he showed his concern. This question should be removed.
yes, he asks if anyone has questions and will answer them the best he can.
He offered extra help outside of class time.
By asking us if we understand the material and seeing if we have any questions that he may be able to answer.
He asked us if we wanted to do a after class group to help us better understand the test that we take. For example we would take the test then get our scores back which we went over if we still did not understand the questions that we got wrong then we ha
Making sure that if anyone asked a question, he would try to answer it for that one person which would ultimately end up helping everyone.
he always asks us if we understand, or if he needs to repeat himself for us to understand the concept more clearly
showed students there grades and explained what they could possibly do to help, or better their grade.
The instructor allows students to ask questions, no matter how silly the question might seem.
he is very kind and knows my name
By being lenient toward students who face difficult situations where personal professional issues may influence school work.
he asked if we had question and explained complex ideas over so we could understand the subject better
He was very personable. He always answered questions we had. He was available outside of class. He also offered extra credit for those who wanted to do it.
He always makes sure to ask questions if anyone isnt following along.
He is always willing to help you better understand a particular problem by explaining how he got an answer.
Paul always made sure he answered any questions we had before and after class.
After a section of the lecture was over, he would always ask if anyone had any questions.
He was able to answer questions by using examples and made sure that we understood.
If there were any questions following an assignment, he gave students oppurtunities to see him after class hours to discuss it with him.
by answering questions even if they were not exactly on the subject.
25. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
the energy that mr. briggs brought to class. every tuesday and thursday he was ready with such a good amount of energy it made class easy to get through and learn.
He makes the class interesting by using real life situations and examples.
He gave us practice test before the actual exams. This allowed us to know if we knew the material as well as we thought and it allowed us to ask questions.
I especially liked how Charismatic Mr.Briggs was, I took the 8:15 class and was amazed at how energetic he was and how much energy he brought with him every morning.
he made it interesting with his enthusiasm for the subject. you can tell he really likes his job through the way he teaches.
Lectures were usually good. Not monotone or excessively drab.
I really liked how he was very energetic and enthused about his topic.
I like the way the Mr. Briggs would call on everyone in the class to participate.
made economics fun and easy to learn
Slideshows. They make things so much easier to understand rather than a cluttered textbook.
I like how much extra credit he gives and I especially like that he does not overwhelm you with homework.
I enjoyed his humor and how he made the class enjoyable and easy to learn.
The way we cover the end of the chapter with the review is helpful to a person like me. To make sure that all the main points are covered. It also helps me to concentrate on particular topics when I have to read or take a test.
very entertaining, makes me laugh
I liked how he went in-depth with his examples since not everybody understands Economics immediately. He also had videos of current events in which what we learned applies, which helped a lot in putting things in perspective.
Well, it definitely wasn't boring for me. Even though it was an 8:15 am class, I never felt like I was going to fall asleep. The instructor made it interesting and gave real life examples to help keep us interested. I was comfortable enough to ask ques
He is a very hype teacher and he is not boring. He makes early morning classes fun.
Mr. Briggs made class fun and enjoyable to be in. he would laugh with us and make the material he was teaching relate to us in a way where it was easy to understand.
I liked that he was always so well prepared for each class. He made the class entertaining because he seemed really interested in the topic he was teaching. Each class passed by really fast because we were always learning.
I dont like to be put on the spot, however, it keeps me on my toes and involved with what we are covering.
he lightened things up with jokes and it wasnt always the same thing every class.
I liked the variety of teaching methods the instructor used. They included group discussion, Q & A, videos, and practical lecturing. It helps to keep the mind from stagnating when you use variation.
I liked how he had organized power points.
He gave you chances to do extra- credit.
I like how he gives examples based on our understanding. Examples that can relate to us.
He always had humor in this class and joking around but for some reason it was pertaining to the subject!!! :) He made it in a way so we could understand and kept it in our heads by making jokes.
I really liked how he had a great attitude and although it was a pretty much "lecture" course, it wasn't really boring.
he is very enthusiastic.
Made economics understandable and easy.
The instructor must learn to manage time better in order to avoid cramming subjects in at the last minute before an exam. However, overall, the instructor does do a good job of deciding what to include on the exam if time is of issue. If the instructor
related subject to everyday life
He is very humorous and lively. Teachers who are monotone dont communicate very well with an audience and lose their attention quick. However, Mr. Briggs manages to incorporate conversation into the learning process wich allows for students to casually pr
i like how he explained the material through power point and did practice tests with us so we know what is going on
He involved us in many different activities while in class.
I disliked the journals mostly because i just hate to write.
I liked that he kept the course interesting, up beat and used current events as examples.
I like how he made almost everything relate to our daily lives.
I liked that he was very personable and very easy to talk too.
I like that he used different ways of teaching like the chalkboard, the power point, videos, activities, journal writing, and discussions. It makes learning the material a lot easier. The only thing that I disliked was at times we would get off subjec
you can tell he loves his job the way he teaches.
26. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
great teacher hopefully i have him again
Very good teacher, fair.
Very dedicated, very passionate, extremely energetic, over all a very good teacher.
he teaches well.
Overall teaches a good class.
He's is a good teacher and I can't wait to take his 131 class next semester.
Thanks for a great semseter.
very energetic and knows his stuff
Good teacher, knows the material and explains it well.
Handles the am class situation well.
:)
He is an excellant teacher, even after class I catch myself thinking like an economist.
Nothing else.
He is very enthusiastic about his subject. Even though the students come in half-asleep at 8 in the morning, he is alert, alive, and active which is contagious.
Cool, funny guy.
He is a very good teacher and I really enjoyed taking his class.
He is a great teacher and I really enjoyed taking his class.
He has a great personality and is a really good teacher. You can tell he really cares for the well being of his students.
Very good instructor, he knows his subject very well.
He's a friendly teacher who garners respect from his students.
He made economics something to be more aware of now that the semester is coming to an end.
He really made it an interesting subject.
He is doing an awsome job. However his classes need to be set back to the morning classes because I need to take macro but I am unable to make it to his later classes.
He is a good instructor funny, funny, funny!!! Thanks to him i have learned a get lot from this class and better understand economics!
Good Job.
he is funny
Good teacher, knows alot about economics.
The instructor makes the material very interesting by relating real world topics to the subject matter.
hes cool
He is very enjoyable.
he is nice and eaxy to talk to for help
He was a very good teacher who motivated me to learn.
He was by far the best instructor ive had super funny and makes class interesting.
He is very enthusiastic about the course that he is teaching and knows his subject very well.
I would definately take another claas taught by him!
That this is an excellent economics teacher, and if you are lost just ask questions because hes happy to clarify anything that you may not understand.
He sometimes does homework questions with us so that we fully understand what we are doing.
even when he came to class with a bandage on his head he took the time out to explain what happened.
27. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes. he's a very excellent instructor
yes,Briggs is very good, and is his fair with his grading.
I would recommend him because I feel he is easy to relate to as an instructor.
Yes because he uses a variety of techniques to ensure that his students get the best out of the class.
Yes, he makes economics interesting and does a good job relating the subject to our every day lives. If any students have early classes I would recommend Mr.Briggs his class was like a cup of Joe kept me enthusiastic.
yes, he can be a little strange but it keeps you interested and you know he is on fire when he teaches this subject.
Yes, if students are not familiar with the topic then this instructor will most likely be a good choice.
I would recomed this instructor to other students.
I would recommend this instructor to other students because he is good at explaining the matter of the subject clearly.
yes, i would recommend him to all students
Yes, to those who are interested in economics.
Yes. It's a good class to have first thing in the morning because Mr. Briggs is so upbeat.
Yes. Because Mr. Briggs has and easy way of teaching and getting students to understand.
YES! He is fun and makes the class simple so everyone can learn from it in every life situation.
I would because he's an interesting teacher to listen to. He also jokes around which is a plus. But if your not a morning person good luck!
yes
Yes. He treats students fairly and respectfully and truly listens to them. He cares about their needs and each student is guaranteed a good semester if they take a class with him.
Yes. He is a nice instructor who knows his material and also keeps the class interesting while teaching us.
Definetely. You can really learn a lot from him with what's going on in the world around you. He really opened my eyes, I knew there was an economic world, but I didn't really understand the whole thing.
yes I would because his teaching methods are good and he really gets the students to understand the materials.
I absolutely recommend this teacher because he is a really good teacher. Not only was this a fun class, but I actually have the concepts embedded in my head. Usually teachers have a lackluster approach to their curriculum. Mr. Briggs is different. I love
Yes, he class is a bit intimidating, but he can answer your questions.
yes i think he is a great teacher.
yes. See the review above.
Yes, because he made this class something I wanted to learn about and not just credits that I needed.
Yes, because you come out of this class knowing so much more than you did before.
Yes, because he knows his material and he makes you understand what he is teaching to you.
Yes i would because he teaches well and it is enjoying to learn in his class.
Sure. I learn some stuff. The terms i learned i hear constantly in the world, especially as i am growing up. thats just one thing that has helped.
yes, even though econ may not seem fun he tries his best to make it worth your time
Yes, good class.
Yes, I would recommend this instructor to other students. He is able to gauge the students' level of learning abilities and is able to explain concepts accordingly.
yes
Yes, because of everything I have just mentioned earlier. Please, make this a yes or no question and delete the second part to this question.
yes, because the course is interesting and the teacher make it interesting and fun at the same time
Yes. I have nothing bad to say about him. He was an excellent teacher.
Yes i would because of all that i listed in question 24.
Of course
Yes.
Yes, he cares about the students and is very easy to talk too.
Yes I would because I don't really like Economics that much but he made it as interesting as possible.
I would recommend this course to other students because Mr. Briggs applies useful examples in class to help us understand the content he is trying to explain.
yes, because of the answers I just answered.

Paul Briggs: ECON131, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 131 - Principles of Economics-Macro Crn (Section): 62068 (0)     62069 (0)    
1. The textbook was useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 19 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 6 (32%) 6 (32%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 17 (77%)
3. The journal exercises were useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 4 (18%) 5 (26%) 9 (47%)
4. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 5 (26%) 17 (77%)
5. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
6. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 5 (26%) 11 (58%)
7. 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  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 15 (79%)
8. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
9. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
11. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 15 (68%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 15 (79%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 22 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
18. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
19. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 16 (84%)
20. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
21. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
22. 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  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 16 (84%)
23. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
24. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He asked if we had questions if something wasn't clear or not understandable
He respects all students.
Mr. Briggs made sure I really understood and retained what he was teaching.
he'd ask if we had questions before moving on. he also tried to pace us with the material he'd explain that way it wouldn't be too overwhelming. for example, he'd split the material up into two days instead of one that way we could grasp the information b
When I was sick he told me to go home and rest and it was okay if I didn't go to class that day.
The instructor allows students to ask questions, no matter how silly the question might seem.
He made sure that we understood the concepts he was teaching.
He takes the time to talk with us regarding anything and really understands about outside issues that might interrupt our attendance.
Any quetion asked was answered.
he is very good at taking the time to answer questions and showing that help is always welcome.
He'll check with students who havent been to class and offers them a time when they can talk. He also tries to make sure as many students as possible understand the concepts, thoeries and mathmatics behind the lesson.
He asks if anyone needs help or has any questions.
he made sure to ask students if there were any questions or concerns.
Talked with us a lot.
when the scantron made a mistake on two of the questions on the exam, mr. briggs gave us credit for it anyways, which boosted everyones points on the test! =)
He asks questions to students to make sure they understand, and if the students ask questions, he explains the answer clearly.
Asking questions during class, answering questions that students had very clearly, giving us (tons of) extra time to complete assignments/postponing tests if we didn't get to the material yet instead of rushing through it.
He was always available for any questions or concerns.
Always being attentive to what we have to say; broaching new, relative, and interesting topics.
He made himself available outside of class.
He always stopped to see if anyone had questions and explained the answer and asked if they understood it. This is my second semester having him and he's a great teacher.
he asked us questions to make sure that everybody understand the question
By taking an interest in what they like to do and answering any questions they might have had.
He answered a lot of my questions freely.
He stayed after class and explained many things well in classtime.
That dude is awesome
By answering questions during class and making sure that students understand the material.
professor briggs took alot of time reviewing to ensure understanding.
The instructor showed concern by always making it known that we could come in for help if needed.
he asks if we have questions and helps whenever we need it.
25. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
N/A
He make a boring subject to interesting subject.
I really liked the classroom disscusion. I like how when we would have questions about our economy, or about the lecture he would always answer and discuss the answers with the class.
i really like that we had groups for our practice tests. they really helped by explaining concepts and terms better than i had understood from before. also, we could compare answers and share how we came up with those answers. but, the journals were very
He made everything easy to understand.
disliked redearch paper liked everything else
The instructor must learn to manage time better in order to avoid cramming subjects in at the last minute before an exam. However, overall, the instructor does do a good job of deciding what to include on the exam if time is of issue. If the instructor
He makes things interesting and related the material to things that were happening today.
The thing that i liked about the instructor was that he made it easy to understand.
He really wants us to understand the topic instead of just cramming for a test. I feel that the things I have learnt will stay with me instead of just in one ear and out the other.
he related the subject to everyday life
he would really relate the material to present day examples which make the subject matter more intersting and understandable.
It's very interesting to go to class. There's so much energy that even if i was tired before going to class, I feel a lot more enegized during and after the lesson.
He was very organized with his power points and the handouts.
dont really care for powerpoint slides...only because its kind of boring.
He had a good sense of humor.
the powerpoint handouts was an easier way to follow the course and came in very handy for studying...
He made it interesting with his sense of humor and examples.
He is very excited about the material in this course and he makes it interesting to learn
The tests were really easy, plus you get to have a note card, I thought that was sort of a cop out for students and makes it an "easy A" course. I don't mind getting an easy A, but it really felt like I was back in high school with all the extra credit an
He made it exciting and so you wanted to learn. He made it very easy to understand and relate to my daily life.
I liked the interactive discussions during lectures-- It allowed us to ask questions from our minds and receive answers that suited our understandindgs perfectly.
I especially liked how he explained everything very thorough.
information provided was very interesting and briggs made it a fun learning atmosphere.
I admit, I didn't actually read the text book, however, I was still able to understand the material as long as a went to class and participated in activities, and took notes.
I just like how he made the subject easy for us to understand by relating it to us. Didn't dislike anything.
i like the way he uses power point to teach the class.
I enjoyed the use of real life examples to help explain difficult theories/principles
I liked the way he interacted with his students and how he would listen to our opinions.
I liked the way he taught his class.
He teaches in a fun way!
That dude is awesome
no food lol j/j
He made the subject more relatable to real life by giving examples that made it easier to understand and he is funny and makes it lighthearted. Sometimes he can veer off subject but jumps right back to teaching the course.
power point review
I liked the way the instructor taught this course. I feel like this semester we tended to get a little off track compared to previous semester.
he always has energy during class, even though it's so early in the morning. it really helps stay up during the early part of the day.
26. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Excellent Job Teaching
Thank you.
He is the bomb.
he's a great teacher! he definitely knows his subject and tries to explain complex ideas in a more understandable way that way we can all understand. i have already recommended him to my friend who would like to take economics next semester. :)
He is very interesting and makes calss fun.
The instructor makes the material very interesting by relating real world topics to the subject matter.
Overall, very good teacher.
I wish more teachers would use his teaching methods.
I had a great semester
He is very humorous which makes class interesting and very informative and knowledgable on his subject matter.
He's an incredibly fun instucter, and makes every lesson interesting in one way or another. It also maybe that what's happening to the economy now is realated to MacroEconomic ideas, theories, etc.
He makes learning about something that is not that interesting fun and interesting.
he makes class fun.
his attitude/personality is so refreshing... he's easy to relate to and comfortable to ask questions...
Overall, economics is referred to as one of the "boring sciences", but he successfully made it interesting and funny.
Obviously he's very interested in his students and their success and understanding of the subject, and he's very passionate about economics and it comes through in the teaching, but I think there are too many give-aways. Oh, and journaling was lame!! We h
He is truely one of the best teachers i have ever had and you can tell he loves teaching and that made all the difference in the world.
His energy and positive attitude brings a light to our class in the mornings. The information was all in the lecture notes.
He is a very good instructor
hes smart
I just think he's a great teacher.
he is a very caring and thoughtful teacher and he made the subject more interesting than I thought
That he was really interested in what his students thought.
He is not boring and shows a genuine interest in his students learning.
he's goofy, smart, and a really fun teacher.
That dude is awesome
awesome
He's a friendly, approachable, and good teacher.
good sense of humor
Nothing
he's the bomb.
27. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
YES!!!
I would recommend this instructor to other suedents because he is the best teacher I've aver had.
Yes. He makes things easy and fun to learn.
yes, his grading's very fair. his lectures are helpful and i appreciate the group activites also. they're a big help!
Yes, because he really knows his subject and he is a good teacher.
yes
Yes, I would recommend this instructor to other students. He is able to gauge the students' level of learning abilities and is able to explain concepts accordingly.
Yes, you learn a lot but have fun at the same time.
Yes i would recommend this instructor to other students because he teaches in a way that is easy to understand.
Yes.
Yes, i would if you enjoy economics
yes, he makes the subject of economics interesting.
Yes I would definetly recommend him. He's a great instructor, and im glad i took him this semester, I may even take one of his other classes next semester.
Yes because he knows what he is talking about and he can explain the ideas of economics well
definitely. he's a good teacher.
Yes i would,because I can actually pay attention in that class without falling asleep. He is very energetic.
defiantly... his class is easy to comprehend...
I would strongly reccomend this teacher because he knows the subject extremely well and made the class so fun. It was the only class I actually looked forward to going to, no lie.
Yes I would recommend this instructor to other students because he makes the topic easy to learn. That is why I took him for Economics 130 and 131.
Yeah, if they want an easy A class with TONS of extra credit that is also kinda fun/interesting.
Definatly. He is really good and they will learn a lot.
Absolutely. He is gifted in his knowledge for buisness and especially economics, his enthusiasm is contagious.
Yes. He explains things very well and makes sure you understand.
yes, good course
Of course because he knows his stuff and makes class fun.
yes I would recommend this teacher to other students, because he knows his subject very well and the class is interesting and fun
I would definitely recommend this teacher to other students, I came to school thinking that I wanted to major in Economics and now I know I want to. How he presents the information to the class and gives feedback was very helpful.
Yes, because he has a passion for the subject and makes it more interesting.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
Yes, You learn alot in his class and he doesn't make class boring.
Yup. That dude is awesome.
yes he knows his subject very well
Yes. Because he's very helpful and wants students to do well and understand the material.
yes, professor briggs always made it clear what is expected and made sure you understood
I would recommend this instructor to other students because to me economics is boring and he made the material interesting and easy to follow along with.
yes because he seems to do his job with a certain passion, and even thought it's early in the morning, he's wide awake which helps me stay up.

Paul Briggs: ECON130, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 130 - Principles of Economics-Micro Crn (Section): 61116 (0)     61117 (0)     61118 (0)    
1. The textbook was useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.37 19 1.61 Freq(%) 5 (26%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 6 (35%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%) 17 (81%)
3. The journal exercises were useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 17 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
4. The instructor uses class time well.
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%) 18 (86%)
5. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 14 (74%)
6. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%) 7 (41%)
7. 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  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 13 (76%)
8. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 13 (76%)
9. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
11. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 16 (76%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 14 (74%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 13 (76%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 14 (82%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
18. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
19. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
20. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 16 (84%)
21. The instructor makes the material interesting.
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%)
22. 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  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (14%) 11 (65%)
23. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 9 (53%)
24. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always makes sure that everyone is on the right page. He's always willing to answer questions.
If a student doesnt understand a topic, he will fully explain it until everyone understands then move on to the next topic.
He offered extra credit, and help with assignments.
Mr. Briggs made sure we knew and understood his teaching material. He also had us fill out a survey of his owm to critique his teaching a couple of months into the semester. I thought that was an excellent idea beacause it gave Mr. Briggs a chance to make
When the class is faced with a confusing issue, he would continue explaining the problem until everyone feels comfortable.
He is avilable for students outside of class and will always try to help students if they dont understand the subject matter.
He provides all the tools that are needed to succeed in his class.
He's a good teacher and is always willing to help.
By asking them questions to see if they understand. And asked if anyone has any questions on the subject.
HE SHOWS CONCERNS FOR STUDENTS BY ALLOWING HIS STUDENTS TO ASK QUESTIONS AND HE IN RETURN ASK QUESTIONS TO SEE IF STUDENTS REALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE JUST TAUGHT.
he constantly asks if we have questions
very understanding when it came to late assignments.
paul briggs states his concerns by asking students the were abouts in an abscent student,his concerns for students well being goes above and beyound the course or his career outline therefore i can strongly state that paul is one of the best teachers i ha
By consistently spending more time on comlex issues, to make sure that everyone shared an equal understanding.
He cares about every student in the class and he makes sure that everybody in the class understand his lecture. He also helps students with Homework and group works.
Mr. Briggs shows concern for students by making subject matter clear in a few forms making it understandable for everyone.
He would always stay after class to let us ask questions.
By offering help with the material outside of class.
He always made sure we turn in our assignments on time an actually gives us a little more time but with a small consequene of getting dropped a letter grade.
To make sure that each student knew what they were doing he made sure that everyone understood the concept of what was being taught.
He asked if we needed help with any of the material or if we understood what he lectured about.
He asks questions to make sure we understand the material. He doesn't just continue on unless he knows we all understand it thoroughly.
He often encouraged class discussion of economics-related issues.
He made sure that we all understood the material he explained. He made sure that he wasn't going through the material too fast. If he did, he asked so and highly encouraged questions.
He incouraged class discussion and questions. He was very patient and enthusiastic.
he would come to class early and help us if we didn't understand something.
By reiterating office hours and offering time above and beyond the normal if his schedule permitted.
he is available for help outside of class and students are able to reach/contact him by email. his response to my emails have been very quick.
He would ask us if we understand the particulars of topic he was lecturing about.
He makes sure that we all understand and will continue to use examples and explanations until we understand.
He was always very uplifting and friendly. Whenever our class was confused about something he never let us give up on ourselves. He kept our minds thinking the whole class period.
very understanding if a student doesn't understands the problem he will explain it throughly
Always ask class if we had any questions.
Dr. Briggs knows the students' names and appears genuinely interested in their lives.
He knew everyone's name and was aware which students attended class and did the work assigned.
by being prepared for class.
asked questions
He is willing to give any sugestions to alll students.
He answered questions and made an attempt to make sure that everyone knows the material.
By allowing a little more time for complex projects.
Gives out scenerios and students are picked randomly to answer questions related to the scenarios
He helps each student when it is needed.
He is available after class is i have any questions and even if i see him around campus he asks me how im doing with economics.
makes it very easy to learn. understanding for the different students situations.
when students did not understand, he made it easier to understand or he would explain it more until it was understood.
He goes through each topic thoroughly while answering individual questions
He always asks us if we have questions. He does example of all topics. He also elaborates on many main ideas.
He would answer any and all questions asked and would explain until everyone understood.
By motivating them to be in class.
25. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked his system of teaching, I always knew what to expect from him and what to expect from myself.
He is goofy and passionate about his subject so it makes it interesting and fun to learn about economics.
I liked the videos he showed.
Mr. Briggs brought alot of fun and excitement to each class. He has an excellent sense of humor.
I found most of his lectures fun and interesting. He always has something to say to spike up the students mood ( a positive one).
The instructor should a passion for the subject and for teaching the subject to others.
Professor Briggs keeps class exciting, he uses examples we can relate too.
He makes the topic interesting to learn, which makes it easier to learn as well
Only thing I hated was the classes time. :)
I like the power point and the way we are able to interact with the class, by doing class exercises.Dislike: none
THERE IS NOTHING THAT I DISLIKE ABOUT MR. BRIGGS AND THE COURSE THAT HE TAUGHT. I WONDERED WHY THIS COURSE WAS A PREREG FOR NURSING, I THOUGHT IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME AND SOMETHING THAT I WOULDN'T USE IN THE FUTURE, BUT I WAS WRONG. I LEARNED ALOT OF THI
although it was early in the morning he wasn't a boring instructor and kept the class focused
well-structured grading system
paul brings to class the relevency of economics by means that is uniquely human, in other words paul is verry inviting towards you and welcomes you as though he has known you all your life.
I liked the lecture handouts, they were ell organized and laid out. It made itmuch easier to understand. I disliked the brief journal questions; they were graded accordingly, I believe, but I wish they were a bit more comprehensive and worth more points
I really like the power point and the study guide that we bought in the bookstore. Also I like how we open conversation to discuss our opinions and group works.
i liked how we were often a part of the subject.
I liked the videos we would sometimes see relating economics to the larger world
I liked Paul as a person and I liked how he brought his own life experiences to the class.
He explains very well and also makes it fun and interestig for us to learn about Economics
He is hilarious.
I liked that he had videos an that he allowed time for small groups or discussion time with other classmates. It makes class more enjoyable rather than a straight forward lecture for the whole time. I found that the classes where I was allowed to inter
I liked the way he would make jokes and use examples from everyday life. His examples made it a lot easier to relate to what we were learning and see how it could be useful to know.
I liked having to work in groups for practice tests, for it allowed for more class discussion of the material. I disliked having to do a journal exercise on a journal-collection day.
I really liked working in groups to do our practice tests for each chapter. If we got the wrong/different answers, we'd look them up in the textbook to make sure the answers were right. Plus, my group members helped me to better understand some confusing
I liked the way he broke down complex economic theories and ideas.
He was very knowledgable and very helpful when i needed help in this class
The use of videos and group exercises to demonstrate different concepts in economics.
i liked that we were able to work in groups and discuss our work. i would have liked it if we could switch groups halfway thru the semester so that i could have gotten know more of my classmates and maybe started a study session with a few. i liked that p
That he took the time to answer any questions the class had.
He used powerpoint presentations while lecturing.
He was very clear.
I liked the way he kept the subject interesting by applying it to every day situations in our lives or at least translating it into terms that we could understand. I loved how he had us work in groups. That was not only engaging but it made the classroom
ok, i guess I enjoyed the journals and whis we had more journal entries instead of class work sheets makes it more understanding of the subject.
Textbook and lectures coordinated well with quizzes and exams.
I like the lively style of teaching, the opportunities for interactions with other student, and the instructors' enthusiasm for the subject.
The reference of economics to our everyday lives.
powerpoint and some videos are interesting
I enjoyed the facilitated class discussions and the instructor's time management.
lots of class participation
makes it fun and interesting by doing activities
He is funny.
I really liked that we had lecture notes distributed to us before the semester started, it really helped me understand the material.
I liked that he was very personable and friendly, he isn't stern like other professors.
powerpoint, the handout with the powerpoint proved useful.
I enjoy the examples he uses so that it is easier to understand the course material.
He adds humor and great examples to help us understand and relate to economics.
so organized, makes it much easier to learn...less stress on students.
I liked every way he taught the class that is why I took it for the second time,
Interaction with his students
I really liked all the examples and the extra help he offers.
I really like the many examples he gives during class. If someone doesn't understand an example, he'll give another one in a simpler form until everyone understands.
The examples he used.
26. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is very good at taking a very complex and difficult subject and making it easy to understand.
I like the notes he provided with powerpoints and questions.
Mr. Briggs based alot of class time on student participation, which is always a great idea because I as the student got to share my thoughts and feelings on different topics and also got to listen to the opions of my peers.
He LOVES economics and could tell by his bright, cheerful and knowledgeable attitude.
Great teach overall. no complaints
He deserves a raise.
idk hes ok
Overall a very good and fair instructor
HE IS A GREAT TEACHER AND I WISH MORE TEACHERS WERE LIKE HIM. HE MAKES LEARNING FUN FOR ADULTS.
he does a very good job and knows what he's talking about and is always in a good mood
easy-going, great sense of humor
He is always motivated to teach, so early in the morning. He also has a good sense of humor which made things even more enjoyable.
He is a really good teacher. He cares about students and try to help out students. He knows what is he talking about and he makes materials easier for students to understand.
Mr. Briggs is awesome can't wait for macro
He seems to really know his stuff. He also does a good job engaging the students.
JUST TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
He is good and knows his subject very well
He made economics interesting which is a hard task to do.
He seems genuinely interested in economics and tries to explain it in as simple terms as possible.
He's a very good Economics instructor. He knows Economics very well, yet explains it to us as simply as possible. He doesn't make things sound confusing.
Professor Briggs is overall outstanding teacher and should be instated as with tenure.
I would reccomend him. he is a good teacher and very fun.
Sometimes the subject matter in class could be redirected for too long, which in turn takes up valuable lecture time.
more instruction/direction for our papers would have been greatly appreciated.
He helps make economics easier to understand.
He is a good teacher and very interested in his work.
Paul Briggs is a very hilarious man who made coming to class and learning about a subject that I was initially not too fond about, an enjoyable and educational experience
great teacher
He loves his job, good class participation, interesting lectures.
Dr. Briggs makes what could be a potentially boring subject very interesting and fun. He is humorous and knowledgeable. He is able to relate concepts to current events. Great teacher!
I enjoy coming to class. His insight and interest in the subject helps bring it to life and his explanation of the subject at hand makes it easier to comprehend otherwise complex formulas and ideas.
Excellent Teacher
It would be nice if every students can pass this class.
very friendly
He is good at what he does and easy to understand.
none
He is the best economics teacher I have ever had!!!
Hes totally awesome!!!
I think that he is a good teacher, that wants students to succeed in his class. He is very helpful in and out of class.
Makes learning fun
27. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes. he really knows his subject matter very well and he presents it in a way that we as students can understand.
Most definitely! He is fun and energetic!
Yes, he is a great teacher and makes economics easy to understand.
Of course! He's an excellent teacher overall.
Yes!!! How can one get bored by watching and listening to someone with a bright and cheerful energy. It grows on a person, eventually.
Yes. Mr. Briggs is a great professor and i enjoyed taking his class very much! i look foward to taking his macroeconomics.
Yes, Professor Briggs is an excellent teacher.
Yes I would because there is no way you can't learn in his class
Sure.
Yes. Very knowledgeable about the subject matter.
I WOULD DEFINITLEY RECOMMED MR.BRIGGS TO OTHER STUDENTS AND I HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED HIM TO MY FRIEND. THINGS THAT MR.BRIGGS TEACHES IS THINGS THAT ONE WILL REMEMBER TO USE IN THE FUTURE. HE IS A GREAT TEACHER, I AM GLAD I HAD HIM FOR MY FIRST TIME BA
definately, i feel that when i did go to class i learned a lot and i never once fell asleep in class even if i was tired out of my mind
yes. easy a if u just study a couple hours before exams and have good attendence
he makes 'what most people would describe ' an abstract concept and interprits it so that it is easy to understamd .
Yes, as he teaches efficiently and effectively. He is thourough and practical, which makes a recognizably large difference.
Yes, I would recommend this instructor to other students. He is a professional teacher and he is the kind of teacher that we need at school.
i would recommend Mr. briggs to anyone who wants to understand the course.
I would recomend this instructor becuase he makes economics an interesting class and not just a requred class.
Yes, he's a good teacher, he's flexible and open to helping students.
Yes, he is very clear and precise on what he teaches he never falls off track always stay on the subject or term
yes although he is the only teacher for economics but he also make this subject interesting to learn. You just need an open mind to get through the class.
yes because he makes the class interesting and he really wants students to get an A.
Yes, because he's a good teacher and knows how to keep the class awake with his jokes.
Yes. He tries to relate the subject matter to real-life situations, even if some of it may seem kind of boring.
Yes, definitely. I believe that he grades fairly and that his assignments are very helpful with understanding key points more better.
Yes I would strongly recommend Professor Briggs to other students because of his overall joy and enthusiasm for Economics and WCC.
yes because he is not boring and he makes it easy for us to understand the concepts. He makes sure that you understand it before moving on to the next thing.
Yes, Overall this instructor always shows concern for the students and offers ample if not too much opportunities to excel in the class.
yeah.
Yes, he was very organized and returned assignments back quickly and was open to suggestions.
Yes, because he helps make economics easier to understand.
Yes, he explains things clearly and its easy to understand.
YES! If he can teach me economics than he can teach it to just about anyone!
yes, because I enjoyed his class and the way he taught the subject.
Yes
Absolutely. It's fun and there's not an overwhelming amount of outside work to do. Expectations for independent work are kind and doable.
Yes, He is very interactive and encourages "out of the box" answers/questions concerning economics.
Yes.
yes, if you do what he says youll get a good grade
YES!
I absolutely recoment this class for all students because instructure tries his best on teaching so student can understand the subhject.
yes, professor is very clear and friendly
YES, because I actually learned a lot from his lectures, and he isn't boring.
none
Of course I would recommend this instructor because he genuinely cares about his students and wants them to succeed.
yes, because hes a great instructor.
Yes I would recommend this teacher to other students because his class is very intresting and you can learn a lot about business.
Yes, very entertaining, makes learning fun.
I already did recommend him to a lot of other students.
Yep. His class is fairly easy, yet he still manages to teach us rather complex concepts.
Yes, he makes the subject interesting.

Paul Briggs: ECON131, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 131 - Principles of Economics-Macro Crn (Section): 61119 (0)     61120 (0)    
1. The textbook was useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.28 18 1.23 Freq(%) 7 (39%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (75%)
3. The journal exercises were useful to me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.28 18 1.23 Freq(%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 3 (19%) 5 (28%) 3 (17%)
4. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 12 (75%)
5. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
6. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
7. 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  
4.44 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 8 (44%)
8. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
9. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
11. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (78%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
18. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
19. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
20. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
21. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 9 (50%)
22. 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  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 15 (83%)
23. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
24. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he always listens to our comments, good or bad and always goes over our test in class and makes exceptions on borderline questions
He explains things until we understand. He wont leave anyone behind if he can help it.
Professor Briggs would allow for students to ask questions on difficult material and never turned down questions so that the class could fully understand all material.
He would make sure all students understand the concept before moving on to the next.
He always offers help outside or after class.
He is always available after class to talk
he allowed me to makeup work and a test that i missed because i had fallen extremely ill. he understood that we do our best to keep ourselves healthy but somethings you just cant help. if he hadnt allowed me to make up these things i would have surely f
he is fair as well as reasonable under the most extenuating circumstances.
Always hassling me to do my work! :)
Paul always takes time to answer student's questions and is very keen on facial expressions to determine whether we are following the material or whether we should move on.
He was available after class, if needed, to help with difficult concepts.
By using a sence of humor. Thats how he portrays his concern for his students.
He arrives early and stays after class for questions and help. He seems to want to be intuned with the happenings and interests of his students. Learning as well from the younger generation; values their inputs on the latest technology and fads. He's a li
answering questions, and help after class
He always answers peoples questions.
Awesome overall. Great subject and teachings. Knows what he is doing and knows his overall subject.
He gave us chances on tests to prove our points as to why we put down what answer. He allows late work and is understanding about other issues occuring in the students lives.
by doing his job well and maintaining a wide knowledge base
idunno..
He showed his concern because he was fair about the test and how many points extra he gave us if more than half the class got the same question wrong. always there to answer any type of questions... and makes sure everyone understands the concept.
He has available times to see him outside of class. he also can be contacted through e-mail.
He makes sure we know the material.
ask questions
Reviewed before exams and offered extra credit opportunities
Paul Briggs shows genuine concern for his students by individually reviewing each assignment that is turned in. Unlike most teachers who skim through turned in assignments, Paul makes a point to read through each students report to help the student prope
he asked if anyone had questions on the material and if you did he would ty to explain it more clearly and easily
Takes the time to answer individual questions
by asking for questions
helps when they are struggling or having problems
25. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
he made it as interesting as possable and is always in a good mood
He was very clear and offered us plenty of ways to try to raise our grade.
He had good time management so there was always sufficient time to do assignments.
He is very passionate about economics and it spills over into the way he teaches.
I liked how he always kept the lecture interesting and he is very good at keeping the classes attention. He also knows the subject very well which allows him to give very simple examples of complex ideas which helps us to understand a lot easier.
I liked that it was organized
he made the class interesting and fun with his comical sense of teaching and his dance moves that seemed to forever fill the class with laughter. economics is a very heavy course that often needs to be lifted once in a while to keep everyone interested an
I liked was able to present the material in a very simple, yet very enjoyable manner.
I liked the dancing and the interaction, it helped me feel less stressed and more comfortable in this environment. I am a wierdo!
Paul brings a great amount of enthusiasm with him to class each day. He knows how to liven up the classroom with his cheer and humor.
He would engage in class participation and there weren't many people who remained silent throughout the entire semester. He brought out the fun in econ.
His sence of humor and how he can use a variety of examples to explain what hes trying to teach.
He simplifies and uses examples that comes directly from his students. A lot of group discussions and exchanges of ideas to create a very comfortable environment and active participation in class.
intersting moives, and handouts
He makes the class fun and interesting
Yes the instructor made this class fun and exciting. It made me want to come to class to learn .
I loved how he had class discussions instead of boring lecture. By having discussions it helped the quieter kids in class to speak up and catch on.
he knew his subject passionately and was very facillitative toward the learning process
smart teacher, taught well, easy to understand.
everything was very enthused and kept my attention the whole class period.. great examples and fun story telling sinarios.
I liked the chance to have all the power points as handouts that way we are able to write notes next to the specific slides.
I liked how the material was all there for me.
hey was lively which made it easier to deal with subject matter
This course was not solely based on exams.
I like his powerpoints and the class discussions. Paul is very smart and up to date on current events that have to do with economics which makes the course more interesting.
power points were helpful and he did not rush through them he made sure everything was covered before he moved on to the next section
i like how thourogh he is with his teaching
26. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I hope I can get into his other econ class latter
He is very caring about his students.
He is obviously educated in Economics because he could always answer students questions or relate the material to something we knew.
I really enjoy his energy.
He is a very good teacher who knows what he is doing and who works very well with the students in all aspects. His assignments are very well explained and his lectures are always very interesting.
I liked that he typed out his responses to our research papers and that he was down to earth.
i enjoyed everything about his class and look forward to taking micro economics with him too..hopefully
He is a excellent speaker when it comes to economics, as well as a all around fun guy.
Briggy is my niggy!
His is one of the few classes that I've looked forward to attending.
Good teaching method, good energy, good clean humor. Easy to learn from
I would like to take his other econ classes. They'd proabably be really intersting.
He's open, honest, fun and has a very positive attitude everyday! Never seen him get upset always excited and ready to teach and intuiative about the whole of his class.
He is one of the best teachers at WCC
That i enjoyed his class.
He is understanding and gives students a chance to want to learn.
The videos and demonstrations got the point of the lecture through a lot better. By implementing physical features into his classes it helps students who depend on physical examples to get by.
although students take advantage of his kindness, he still fulfills his job by giving us control over the fact that cheating him is not so much the case as it is cheating ourselves
good teacher,
i enjoyed this class this semester. i feel that everything he has teached will stay with me forever and i learned alot from attending your class as well as had fun learning as well.
He is a great and friendly teacher.
Hes a good instructor.
hey knows his subject well
Overall, good teacher.
He's cool.
he's a good teacher
he is very good at his job and i plan on taking another one of his classes
27. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes, he respects his students,and is a very good teacher
Yes, he explains things very clearly and makes it easy to learn.
I would recommend this instructor to students because Mr. Briggs puts forth the effort so that all students learn the material.
Yes!! He is very good at explaining economics and enjoys what he does.
Yes I would because he is a very well rounded teacher and he always keeps the class interesting and he is just overall an outstanding teacher.
Yes
definately with his sense of humor and knowledge of the subject combined this makes for one fun and educational experience
Definately, many concepts within an Economics coourse can all but seem like a foreign language at first glance, in this class you will surely not be left behind if you have having trouble.
Yes hes a good teacher!
I would definitely recommend him to others because when you enjoy coming to a class you will undoubtedly learn more. I know I have.
hell yes...briggs is the man
Yeah! He's a funny guy and sticks to what hes lecturing about during that particular class period. Really helps the motivation factor of completing work.
Yes! He makes the subject come alive and we are able to see how it inter twines with our everyday life.
Yes, because he has a sense of humor, and he makes it easy to understand
yes because he knows his stuff.
Yes. He is funny and makes students want to come to class. He is able to teach his subject and also add a little humor by showing off some of his dancing moves which everyone enjoys
Yes, he's an exciting teacher, a funny guy, and overall a great teacher who makes economics an interesting topic to understand especially since we are soon to join the economy.
yes. because of everything i have just said. if what i said was negative then obviously i wouldnt recomend him. please delete this question, you are being redundant
yes, easily understandable.
the instructor keeps your attention knows how to throw in some humor to loosen the room and make everyone attentive to what he is preaching about. I never thought that i would like economics and you will feel the same as i do after you take this course.
yes i would becausse he is a great teacher who knows his stuff.
Yes
yes, the subject could be very boring but the teacher was able to keep it interesting
Yes, he is a good teacher.
Of course! He is very cool and makes the subject of economics appealing to everyone!
yes, he is easy to talk to and his course is interesting
Great class Real world aplicable
yes, because he knows what he's talking about and knows how to teach
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