eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Russell Sunabe

Available Survey Results

ART113, Fall 2013
ART123, Fall 2013
ART214, Fall 2013
ART223, Fall 2013
ART113, Spring 2013
ART123, Spring 2013
ART214, Spring 2013

Russell Sunabe: ART113, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 113 - Introduction to Drawing Crn (Section): 31151 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 8 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows his material well, and is a great artist himself. He knows when to give you advice and tips on how to improve your work, however he is not too pushy. His explanations and instructions are clear. He also encouraged us to interact with other students and reflect on each others work.
very good teacher knows what his is doing and, skillful demenstrated the concepts
He gave clear instructions and answered any questions we had.
He totally knew his subject area well, and he slowly demonstrates his lesson through application.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He tends to repeat his experiences to students all the time. That may be just a minor fault though.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He not only gave them advice when they needed it, but he built relationships with the students.
For me especially, he was concerned of me not showing up to class on time for the few classes that I came to late. He even showed concern for my personal life and talked to me on how to balance work and school.
he will talk to the student personally, and concern about the student miss his class and would as them why. he is very kind and nice to all his students
He would ask us if we understood and showed how to draw things again if we didn't understand.
He assists students and tells them what to do whenever the students are in a slump upon what they should so next or how to fix their mistakes. He encourages students to think and understand what they want to do in their future or how to develop their skills more.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES! His class is easy going, inspirational and your drawing skills will improve a lot!
I would recommend him to other students if they are interested in taking art courses because he really knows the art industry, he has a lot of experience, and he's a good teacher.
yes, you will learn a lot in his class and these are skills that will benifits you
Yes. He really encourages people to try their best.
Yes, because his knowledge and experiences has always helped students fix their problem with regards to the lesson.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
His class inspired me to take advantage of my skills and possibly get a masters in Animation or fine arts.
great teachers and give good advices
18. Other comments:
I recommend him doing a a sketch along with the class to show those people who still cannot understand his explanations after the demo.

Russell Sunabe: ART123, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 123 - Introduction to Painting Crn (Section): 31163 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
we can understand very well when he teach about the painting.
He speaks in a calm and articulate manner. He lets students discover and develop their skills and originality on their own.
first of all, he has very good skills. He can fully explain what am I going wrong, and how to fix them.
Helpful and interactive with students. Knows content very well.
Knows the material. Helps beginning painters become more familiar with the aspects of painting.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing
He should demonstrate instead of just explaining the different ways in Painting to the whole, whether the students seems to need the knowledge in their artwork or not.
I wish we could have 1 free painting ! also, I want him post the grade on Laulima. He doesn't do so for whole semester.. I kinda wanted to check my grade
More critiques to encourage more participation and communication between students in class.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He demonstrate concern for students, he try to help us and explained with individually.
He tries to memorize his students' name and asks them about other students who were absent.
During class, he walks around and gives advice how can we fix our mistake, or better suggestion.
Spoke openly to students who were falling behind, telling them to come on the weekends to work on paintings.
While we were painting would come around and help us and if we had any questions he helped us.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
of course!!!!!because he is a really good teacher. for example, he tought me how to draw well and beautiful painting.
Yes, his opinions in critique always hits the mark. His vision skill is so good that he could push the students to look clearly and closely to identify the objects' color, value, or relationships.
Yes, because he is approachable and knows the content very well.
yes, he helped make painting understandable for me as a beginning painter
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a good teacher in my art class. Teaches perfectly and i like painting in he class.
18. Other comments:
I hope to see you again next semester. I really liked your class! It was great!
NA

Russell Sunabe: ART214, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 214 - Introduction to Life Drawing Crn (Section): 31167 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Great personality, makes you think for yourself, always encourages to practice.
Mr. Sunabe major strengths as a teacher is helpng a student when he/she need its. And he would help he/she on-till they get it.
Very personable teacher. He has a very strong eye for seeing certain attributes in students and he brings it out in us. No teacher I've had was able to make this enthusiastic about drawing
great professor. Can easily indicate your weaknesses and helps effectively. Also, knows how to encourage a student. A very inspirational professor.
kind, gives good advice
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
No changes.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
By mentioning those, who should be worried about the grade in advance
He will always reach out, I don't I can ever recall time he left me confused.
he emails you back when you tell him you won't be coming in to class
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Russell is a great instructor and artist. I would definitely recommend him to students.
Yes, his class was really fun and very helpful to help me think outsie the box.
I would highly recommend him for all the reasons above.
If you want to learn the fundamentals and get a lot better at your life drawing skills definitely take his course. I learnt A LOT and boosted my skills! Great open creative atmosphere. Great teacher. He was also just recently nominated for the Artists of Hawaii.
yes. friendly teacher. really knows his stuff.
Definitely would recommend.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He creates great atmosphere for drawing.
Most influential instructor I've ever had in college
he's just great
I appreciated that he encouraged his students to attend figure drawing classes that were available around the island. I wasn't aware of any of these classes outside of the ones offered at KCC and UH. Now I can go practice figure drawing over the breaks between semesters.
18. Other comments:
He has a good taste in music.

Russell Sunabe: ART223, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 223 - Intermediate Painting Crn (Section): 31169 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He's very approachable and always has very good critique.
He knows his way around the painting techniques and he knows his history very well.
:-)
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes.
No changes to suggest.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He will always reach out. Very caring and understanding.
He makes sure to check up on what everyone is doing.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend him to other students because of all the reasons listed above
Yes because he knows what he's doing and I've learned a lot from him.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's a very mellow and relaxed person, his painting class feels relaxed and self-paced.
18. Other comments:
No other comments.

Russell Sunabe: ART113, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 113 - Introduction to Drawing Crn (Section): 33560 (0)     34236 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (29%) 6 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows the subject very well!
He always giving examples to the student and that helps a lot in drawing.
when you are in Russell class you can leaarn so much in he class and the way he teach arts.
He gave good advice with drawing techniques when I needed help.
very down to earth guy. you can also tell he loved the subject he is teaching. he has a very strong passion for it.
Draws very well. Has very good fundamentals in drawing
He encourages everyone to do their best. He constantly reminds us that everyone is different and everyone had a different starting point. He gives us demos if we need help, which in return, expands our skill set. He shows a lot of concerns if people skip out on class because they are missing important lessons and assignments. He grades fairly on attendance and assignments.
His demonstrations were excellent, because he has great skills.
Good personality and dedication
He is kind
knows area well
His skill in the field, his depersonalize experiences as an artist, and his patience and encouragement.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
More practice and teach more drawing skills.
Keep teach Arts
None
to get different types of seats because those things we sit on makes my back and posterior hurt.
I think russel should spend more time teaching more techniques
None, he is doing a great job.
I wish he wouldn't deduct points from our overall grade if we were absent, but absent for good reason. If I was deathly sick or had a family emergency, I really don't think he should deduct our grade for something we couldn't foresee.
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Student can email him any time if they have question or ask him how to finish the work better.
It like one time in class i was have hard time with one of the draw he help me out .How did is help studenrt by tell too them tell them what way to make the draw better and help them .
He'd always encourage students to come to class on time every time. He made sure everyone turned in all their assignments.
he was very down to earth and personable. so he was easy to approach and talk to.
Felt like there wasn't to much concern
Tells us office hours and talks with individuals who approach him. He doesn't beat around the bush, he tells everyone that missing assignments and missing class will hurt your grade. He doesn't care much about how detailed your art is or how poor your art is. He pays more attention to your attempts and builds from there. Meaning he takes what you give him and gives you constructive advice in order to make improvements.
By reminding them to catch up and turn in late homework for at least some credit
He talks to students
He gave us individual attention specific to our work, gave lots of demonstration, and showed us plenty off examples.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes he is like a sensei
Yes, he let student work as far as they can, then give them advice, it is a good way of teaching.
yes. Becaue you can learn about art in he class . than you can learn in other class .
Yes. As an instructor Mr.Sunabe was very understandable when teaching everyone new techniques and gave advice on how to improve when he see people struggling. Overall good class and great teacher.
i would. he is a great teacher and he does in fact listen to students.
Yes if you get what he saying you will be able to draw very well after te semester
OF COURSE, This guy knows what he is talking about. He isn't one of those mean teachers, but just because he is nice doesn't guarantee an A. You have to put in the effort for homework and class. Show up everyday and don't skip out. The more you improve and practice the better off you will be. People who skip class will fall behind in techniques.
Yes, I'm international, but his explanations were clear and easy to understand.
I would because of the above-mentioned strengths and because he is a very skilled artist
he knows what he's talking about, and demonstrates drawing well
Yes, he knows what he's talking about and when I look back on things I've drawn prior to his class and compare them to what I can draw now, my progress is evident.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I bought some of the drawing material like the sanguine and I did not have a chance to use it in class.
thank you so much for teach my arts and helpl me with so of the draw like with face and hand and feet .
he is a cool cat.
Its a shame i won't have him as a teacher next semester because i have to get required credits to get into the New Media Program. But, it was definitely a great semester and it was fun. Maybe in the near future i will attend another one of his classes. Great guy to talk to, gives great advice, is willing to guide you to your goals.
He puts on great music that gives artsy atmosphere :)
He is good
Passionate about what he does, laid back and approachable.
18. Other comments:
n/a

Russell Sunabe: ART123, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 123 - Introduction to Painting Crn (Section): 33573 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.57 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.57 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very experienced, and very approachable.
Knows his subject area very well, very caring, and just very personable.
He cares, and shows intrest in students works. He help by spending his time to point out weakness and strengths of a work.
good
He is very down to earth and personal and easy to talk to. I had no wall to approach him to question anything. He is also genuine and kind. I am very grateful that he was understanding and still kind despite being unable to attend class for 3 weeks in February for personal reasons. His passion for art is very inspiring and encouraging. I was very much encouraged and inspired to study more of art by listening to his lecture/talking. He teaches us not only to pursue art but also important life lessons.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none.
None.
None, his class moved at a smooth pace and worked well.
Style of teaching can be framed more. Instead of being flexible and go on the flow, it can have more structure: more fixed lecture time, use of video or other media to explain techniques more clearly or show examples of painting, etc. But his personal teaching and advice is very good. He gives attention to each student individually one at a time, teaching this way is also good. Syllabus needs to be revised. It is helpful to tell approximate material costs so that students can expect how much expenses needed. I was actually shocked at how expensive materials were, didn't know much about it. Class schedule could be added, too.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
speaks with every student individually according to their skill level.
He first would take the time to know each students strengths and weaknesses and work with that.
He would spend the time to explain how to fix a problem, by demonstrating and giving examples. He also encourages students to work hard. Which is very supportive.
He made him accessible always.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is very easy going and an excellent artist.
I would definitely recommend him to other students for the reasons stated above.
Yes, a student can learn how paint in a step by step process. I believe any student can enjoy his class, and find interest in oil painting.
I would recommend him to people who are like him - down to earth, kind, and encouraging. They will get along with him very much. However, I would probably not recommend to those who are more motivated or task-oriented. They might want more challenges or assignments to do, more strictness, as they want to push themselves more.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Probably the most interesting professor I've ever studied under.
Overall a great teacher, had a wonderful semester with him and his class.
He is a wonderful art professor!!
18. Other comments:
Most of his clothes I'm pretty sure he's had for at least 20 years, but he's and artist which makes it okay.

Russell Sunabe: ART214, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 214 - Introduction to Life Drawing Crn (Section): 33578 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he compliments the students drawing or tell them what they are doing wrong and he would also change places with the student and draw a little in there place instructing us how to do this or that
His passion for the subject he teaches.
Russell's strengths is the use of experienced drawings in critical animation of the human figure.
Russell is an amazing artist and his teaching style is relaxed which helps students not be pressured into rushing things
russel has a vast knowledge of the figure as well as successful techniques that he has combined into a stepped approach for building well executed figure studies.
He knows the matirial well, and is willing to help students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
try to make it more interesting
I suggest some time and practice on the beginning structures of the human body.
I only suggest that Russell could e-mail his students with feedback on the assignments/homeworks to save class time
The process seemed slow, it was about 6 weeks into the semester till we finally got a model, I think we should have a model much more early in the semester. It was a little disappointing when some models didn't show up. I felt the class room was crowded, and Russell wouldn't get around the whole class to help more students.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
i guess
Yes.
He showed concerns about our strengths and weakness in the level of shading and tones of the figure. Less control on charcoal pencil.
He would bring in aricles or show sketches that would help the students. He like to provide good examples for us to look by. And is always willing to help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
i guess
I would recommend students to take his class if they want to get into animation and learn about drawing the human figure professionally.
yes, without a doubt. anyone, from extreme beginner to experienced laymen, will benefit tremendously from taking russel's classes. sharpen your charcoal and get ready to draw, because it's not an easy road, but well worth the effort.
Yes, he is a good teacher and knows his material well. The way he tought us about the construct lines were very helpfull. He worked around everyones level of drawing, but pushed people to become better. His was a great class and I'm sure people will enjoy and learn from it.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
nothing
Please be clear on the classwork on how many figures are we drawing and be loud and clear on the homework so that we don't go through a confusion about the number of drawing we need to finish.
russel has an innate ability to identify each students level of skill and guide them individually toward self achievement and eventually success.
18. Other comments:
none
thank you russel. from the beginning of the semester till now, i have seen much improvement in my technique as well as how i look at the world around us. if it is possible i would like to take another class from you. again, thank you.