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Instructor: Benton Sen

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Benton Sen: ENG100, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 31630 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (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  
3.0 3 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
I think that Professor Sen's strength was that he provided good feedback on assignments. The feedback he gave me helped me to become a better writer and write more effectively on future assignments.
He knows what a good essay is and knows what heʻs talking about.
His major strengths is his ability to remind the students of work that is coming up in classes and therefore help the students remember the classwork. This leads to a better chance of students keeping their grades up, I believe. He also let us know our grades.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
Being more organized with class assignments.
I suggest you do the group work in the beginning, it was a way to show who we are to our peers and get to know each other (in a way) and I feel that would have been better if it was done in the beginning. Also why not do it as individual work and those whose sense of place happens to coincide can work together if they want to? Then the groups can take 5-8 minutes and individuals can take maybe 3-5? I just feel like that would have been better, my sense of place wasn't really what I presented as no one else really found my places as their sense of place and I didn't really find theirs as mine. Also, for the book, it was a very good book, but the prompts were slightly hard to do. I felt you wanted different answers when some of them were basically the same thing. I believe it was the second and third prompts for the book that I found to be quite similar when I really thought about it. If I recall correctly it had to do with beauty? Maybe change them up a bit so it can be different.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He showed concern by giving students the chance to raise their grade. He let us have the option to participate in writing an essay that could replace an essay that we scored low on.
You were able to approach him and ask him any questions that you had.
He showed concern for his students by reminding us of coming work, work that is soon to be due, and letting us work on our essays in class (when we didn't have anything else to do of course).
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Professor Sen because his course was well planned out, he graded papers in a timely fashion, he gave many opportunities to raise your grade, and he provided insight to the reading material.
I would not because the assignments are not clear, but he is a nice and kind person.
I suppose I would? I'm not really sure if he's a good professor or not compared to other professors because I don't know anyone with a different English professor at Kapiolani Community College. Though his work is pretty easy so I suppose that I would recommend him to people using that as one of the reasons.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you, I was nervous to be back in a classroom,because I havent been in one for 7 years since I am home schooled. You didn't make me feel pressured, and I felt comfortable in class.
He's nice, not really mean or overbearing. He could have taught us more vocabulary words really, but he trusted us to do our best with what we have already in our knowledge. I think that trust in the students (trusting us to do our best with what we have in our arsenal) is kind of admirable as teachers tend to lose trust in their students' skills after a while.
18. Other comments:
none
It was a good class. :D