eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Russell Sunabe

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ART113, Spring 2014
ART123, Spring 2014
ART214, Spring 2014
ART113, Fall 2013
ART123, Fall 2013
ART214, Fall 2013
ART223, Fall 2013
ART113, Spring 2013
ART123, Spring 2013
ART214, Spring 2013

Russell Sunabe: ART113, Spring 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 113 - Introduction to Drawing Crn (Section): 34697 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 6 1.52 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
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  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very patient and knowledgable man when it comes it our artwork. I liked how he took his time to explain anything that was unclear to students.
He encouraged us and showed how to draw certain parts when we seem to not know how. When we show the work, he gave fair criticism or praised the work. He tells the students to come over when he starts to draw certain parts on which everybody has trouble on.
Very kind, helpful, good at explaining things in a simple way.
He is very encourage students. His explain about drawing technic is short, but very effect and understandable.
-helps people with their individual weaknesses -demonstrates drawing skills in ways that everyone can learn -looks at progress instead of overall skills -assigns reasonable hw with a lot of time to complete
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes. Assignments, classwork and participation was overall well rounded and I enjoyed learning a lot.
Not much...
nothing, he's an amazing teacher.
I don't think he need to change, but I would like to know more about drawing techinics.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He asks the students if they know what happened to anybody who was either late or did not show up for class. When something bad happened, he looks worried and hopes that he/she is well.
staying consistent with homework and also classwork projects. he would walk around the class and involve the students through demonstrations and lectures. I saw a vast improvement in everyone's individual work throughout the semester.
He had patience even students got lazy or made excuses
Mr. Sunabe helped us a lot by focusing on our individual weaknesses. He walked around the classroom several times during class to check up on ourn progress with what we were working. When there was something that he felt we needed help on he would personally show us and explain clearly ways to improve. He was great at helping us to see art in a a very relative way.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes
Yes, I do. I'm a international student and my listening skill is not good. He always speak slowly and clearly so I could understand easily.
Yes. Not only is he fair but he also gives fair criticism and does not have a large temper. Everybody seems to like him and he is very easy-going, making he well-liked.
yes! most definitely. he's a great teacher for beginning/intermediate students as he is patient and kind.
I would recommend to anyone who interest in drawing.
Yes because even though I have no intentions on majoring in any sort of art, I still think this class was very helpful and fun.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I like him.
thank you for being an inspiration.
Thank you for great lecture!! I learned a lot and had a great class! I hope to see you in on other class!!
He is a very kind person. I like that he seems very passionate about his art. I feel like there aren't many people who are truly passionate about what they do and Mr. Sunabe is one of the few.
18. Other comments:
N/A

Russell Sunabe: ART123, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 123 - Introduction to Painting Crn (Section): 34764 (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%) 5 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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 (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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.29 7 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%) 6 (86%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very encourage students and he make comfortable atmospher
Very passionate!
best teacher ever a really good teacher i am proud to be getting taught by a accomplished artist
Good intuition on when to step in and help, and when to stay hands-off. Helpful but not overbearing.
Encouragement while allowing self analysis.
As a teacher Russell is very experienced, knowledgeable and professional. He evaluates student's strengths and weaknesses and helps in developing skills and personal styles. Great professor with fantastic attitude, extremely inspiring!
Very calm, gets to know each of the students and knows exactly what to say to help the students notice their weaknesses and strengths. Very encouraging and kind.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I think less people, about 8 people would be better for one class.
none maybe some supplies could be supplied
Prompt grading on individual assignments (I have no idea how well I'm doing in the class, if I'm doing "A" work or "F" work, until after the class is already over...) Less time should be spent at the beginning on drawings (Intro to Drawing is a prereq...) so that more time can be spent on paintings.
None. Fun class, great professor. Would definitely recommend the class.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He helped when students need any help, he even gave us a starch bar.
Helped me when I was stuck, always gave great advice, and shared his passion for art.
he was awesome
Goes by to each of the students, making them step away from their work to help them see what is working and what could be improved.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend him, he was great teacher
Yes! His class is fun and easy and inspiring.
yes
All the painting teachers have their strengths but I think Russell's painting class has the least stressful environment from what I've seen and so I'd recommend him for that reason.
I would definitely recommend students to take Russell's class
Yes. Easygoing learning environment, the students know what is expected of them and lets them go at their own pace.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I had wonderful painting class. I had a stress when I got stuck, but You won't never push over, so I didnot hate your painting class.
I had a lot of fun learning new things from Russel
great teacher
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Russell Sunabe: ART214, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: ART 214 - Introduction to Life Drawing Crn (Section): 34816 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
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  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Good artist
He is very gentle and nice.
He's good at explaining a process that will allow you build up your skills step by step, starting with a simplified system for constructing the human form that you can then build upon to create a complete figure. Russell also finds good things to point out about student's work while still being honest with them about what they need to work on and what they can improve.
open and kind, willing to help
Easy to talk to, helpful, listens to our problem about the study area, and is creative in making homework, project, and class work so that we do not get lazy about it.
He have a great knowledge about his major, figure drawing.
He is good at what he does, and he knows how to show you what he thinking
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
N/A
I think he might be a little pushy for students who is seeking for animation industry.
may be talk bit less to have more working time. Some time, gets off track and spends talking for quite a while.
More hot babes for models
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
N/A
He try to encourage students as best as he can
Always giving out suggestions on how to improve
Comes around while the drawing is in session, and gives us advises to make our technique better.
He give advices for each students.
Always ready to listen
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes
Yes. Because he is nice person.
I would definitely recommend him to other students because he knows what he is teaching, inside and out.
Yes, highly recommended. Great instructor, great person, and helps students lead to their needed style.
Yes, I am highly recommend his class to people who have interests in art.
Yes, he's very talented
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A
Thank you very much.
Calm and makes great mood in the class.
He is a great art teacher and he is good at encourage students.
mustache
18. Other comments:
N/A
n/a

Russell Sunabe: ART113, Fall 2013     Back to top

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 totally knew his subject area well, and he slowly demonstrates his lesson through application.
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He tends to repeat his experiences to students all the time. That may be just a minor fault though.
best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
He not only gave them advice when they needed it, but he built relationships with the students.
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
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 would ask us if we understood and showed how to draw things again if we didn't understand.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because his knowledge and experiences has always helped students fix their problem with regards to the lesson.
YES! His class is easy going, inspirational and your drawing skills will improve a lot!
yes, you will learn a lot in his class and these are skills that will benifits you
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. He really encourages people to try their best.
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.
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.
He speaks in a calm and articulate manner. He lets students discover and develop their skills and originality on their own.
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
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.
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.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He demonstrate concern for students, he try to help us and explained with individually.
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.
He tries to memorize his students' name and asks them about other students who were absent.
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, because he is approachable and knows the content very well.
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, 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.
great professor. Can easily indicate your weaknesses and helps effectively. Also, knows how to encourage a student. A very inspirational professor.
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.
kind, gives good advice
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
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
none
No changes.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
By mentioning those, who should be worried about the grade in advance
he emails you back when you tell him you won't be coming in to class
He will always reach out, I don't I can ever recall time he left me confused.
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.
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, his class was really fun and very helpful to help me think outsie the box.
yes. friendly teacher. really knows his stuff.
I would highly recommend him for all the reasons above.
Definitely would recommend.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He creates great atmosphere for drawing.
he's just great
Most influential instructor I've ever had in college
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 knows his way around the painting techniques and he knows his history very well.
He's very approachable and always has very good critique.
:-)
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes to suggest.
No changes.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He makes sure to check up on what everyone is doing.
He will always reach out. Very caring and understanding.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because he knows what he's doing and I've learned a lot from him.
I would definitely recommend him to other students because of all the reasons listed above
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 (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  
4.13 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (86%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (71%)
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%) 6 (86%)
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%) 1 (13%) 2 (29%) 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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (75%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (29%) 5 (63%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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.
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.
Good personality and dedication
He is kind
Draws very well. Has very good fundamentals in drawing
very down to earth guy. you can also tell he loved the subject he is teaching. he has a very strong passion for it.
His demonstrations were excellent, because he has great skills.
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
None, he is doing a great job.
I think russel should spend more time teaching more techniques
to get different types of seats because those things we sit on makes my back and posterior hurt.
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.
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
Felt like there wasn't to much concern
he was very down to earth and personable. so he was easy to approach and talk to.
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.
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.
I would because of the above-mentioned strengths and because he is a very skilled artist
Yes if you get what he saying you will be able to draw very well after te semester
i would. he is a great teacher and he does in fact listen to students.
Yes, I'm international, but his explanations were clear and easy to understand.
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 .
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
he is a cool cat.
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?
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.
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
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
none.
None.
None, his class moved at a smooth pace and worked well.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He made him accessible always.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a wonderful art professor!!
Probably the most interesting professor I've ever studied under.
Overall a great teacher, had a wonderful semester with him and his class.
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 knows the matirial well, and is willing to help students.
His passion for the subject he teaches.
Russell's strengths is the use of experienced drawings in critical animation of the human figure.
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
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.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
I suggest some time and practice on the beginning structures of the human body.
try to make it more interesting
I only suggest that Russell could e-mail his students with feedback on the assignments/homeworks to save class time
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
Yes.
He showed concerns about our strengths and weakness in the level of shading and tones of the figure. Less control on charcoal pencil.
i guess
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
I would recommend students to take his class if they want to get into animation and learn about drawing the human figure professionally.
i guess
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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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.
nothing
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.